Happy Hour Hot Spots

The Valley has happy hour options to fit every taste. Here are a few.  High-end happy hour: Opened in 2020, The Americano in North Scottsdale offers an upscale happy hour Tuesday through Sunday from 5–7 p.m. in the bar and lounge. Happy hour beverages include $10 specialty cocktails such as the Drunken Wifey made with […]

Key to the Good Life: Destination: Strawberry, AZ

Over Easter weekend, the Missus and I loaded up the family truckster and set out on our first vacation in quite some time. We’d been invited to explore one of the rare remaining hidden gems in Arizona — the Pine-Strawberry area on the Mogollon Rim. This is an area that is just starting to emerge […]

Dog Haus Opens Tempe Location

Dog Haus, known for its gourmet all-beef hot dogs and handcrafted sausages with fun and unique toppings served on Hawaiian rolls, is opening its fifth Arizona location at the Watermark in Tempe on Feb. 20. “We couldn’t be more excited to bring Dog Haus’ one-of-a-kind creations to Tempe,” said franchisee Jeron Boemer. “Our incredible team […]

Support Local Restaurants with Devour at Home

For more than 10 years, Devour Phoenix has been one of Arizona’s most popular and celebrated culinary festivals. The Local First Arizona signature event showcases dishes from the state’s most renowned restaurants and most talented chefs. Devour is adapting to provide a delicious and safe experience by offering Devour at Home Feb. 27-28. You can […]

Kitchen Doors: Let’s Eat!

For Your Valentine: Honeymoon Sweets Honeymoon Sweets opened in 1996 and is celebrating 25 years of business in 2021. The popular Tempe bakery is owned by husband-and-wife bakers Tim and Joan O’Connor, who met at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y. After working on the East Coast, they moved to Arizona, raised […]

New in Town: Chantico

Chantico is a new restaurant in central Phoenix from the owners of Ocotillo and Starlite BBQ, offering upscale Mexican food and craft cocktails. The menu, which includes several gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options, ranges from traditional Mexican favorites like guacamole, tacos and quesadillas to more unique offerings such as crispy duck leg with mole, sweet potato […]

Perfect Patios: The Farm at South Mountain

The Farm at South Mountain is a tranquil oasis in the middle of the city with sprawling grounds, towering trees and three restaurants, each with its own unique cuisine and lush outdoor space, providing a true farm-to-table experience. All three of The Farm’s restaurants feature seasonal produce and herbs from the onsite Soil and Seed […]