Tea Time in the Valley

While the tradition of afternoon tea originated in England in the 1800s, it has become popular across the U.S., including in the Valley.  Jo Gemmill, who is from England, opened the English Rose Tea Room in Carefree in 2002. “I wanted to provide a beautiful space in the desert for a good cup of tea and homemade food,” […]

A Cultural Dining Adventure

Kai at Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass is a dining experience unlike any other, as evidenced by its impressive accolades, including being the only AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Five Star restaurant in the state. Two things that set Kai apart are the exceptional guest experience and the focus on indigenous and local ingredients. […]

A Family Legacy

Restaurants and hospitality run through the veins of the Keeler family, who own and operate three Valley restaurants. “My father, Paul Keeler, owned and ran restaurants in the Boston area, where my brother and I started working at a young age, washing dishes and bussing tables,” said Matt Keeler. In 2003, the Keelers opened a […]

Tasty Bites and Creative Cocktails at The Womack

The Womack opened in 2016 in uptown Phoenix as an homage to the Chez Nous Cocktail Lounge, a Phoenix staple for more than 40 years that was originally owned and operated by Andy and Maureen Womack. The Womack aims to recreate the intimate and nostalgic lounge atmosphere of Chez Nous.  “The Womack strives to pay […]

New in Town: Earth Meets Art at Tía Carmen

In April, celebrity chef Angelo Sosa, known for his appearances on “Top Chef,” opened Tía Carmen at JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in North Phoenix. ”Tía Carmen is named after my aunt, who instilled in me a passion and love for cooking, teaching me the impact and the power that food can have […]

A Delicious Palette at the Phoenix Art Museum

Located at the Phoenix Art Museum, Palette offers a full menu and bar focused on local and seasonal ingredients. “Palette has a relaxed environment, as well as a beautiful patio in the Phoenix Art Museum’s sculpture garden,” said Carrie Deleston, the restaurant’s manager. “It is the perfect spot when our Arizona weather is best to […]

Kitchen Doors: Cala in Scottsdale, Spinato’s Pizzeria & a Sugar Explosion

New in Town – Cala Brings Mediterranean Vibe to Scottsdale Celebrity chef Beau MacMillan and culinary talent Peter McQuaid open a new hot spot When one of Arizona’s most notable chefs opens a new restaurant, there is a lot of excitement. Chef Beau MacMillan, who has been at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain for more than two […]

Kitchen Doors: Common Ground Culinary, T. Cook’s and Brunch About Town

In the neighborhood Common Ground Culinary restaurants offer friendly service and comforting food Common Ground Culinary, one of the Valley’s most prolific restaurant groups, opened Neighborly Public House in uptown Phoenix in November 2021. Founded in 2011, Common Ground Culinary has nine concepts throughout Phoenix and Scottsdale, including Grassroots, Twisted Grove, Wally’s, The Collins, The […]

Kitchen Doors: Taste America, Organ Stop Pizza and The Farish House

Taste America Returns to the Valley          The James Beard Foundation event showcases local culinary talent Known for its prestigious awards, educational and advocacy programs and celebration of great food for more than 30 years, the James Beard Foundation has shifted its focus and mission as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

Kitchen Doors: Health and Flavor Come Together, Happy Lunar New Year and More

Health and Flavor Come Together Sapiens Paleo Kitchen offers nutritious, delicious options Sapiens Paleo Kitchen opened in North Scottsdale in 2019 to provide food that is not only nutritious but tastes good. The paleo diet highlights fresh, whole, unprocessed foods and eliminates grains, legumes, sugar and most sources of dairy to promote optimal digestion and health. […]