A Fashionable Address

Located on the west side of Scottsdale Road between Lincoln Drive and Indian Bend Road sits the expanse of land that, when completed, will house one of the most desirable destinations in the Valley: The Palmeraie.

Now Serving: Famous 48

Famous 48 may have 36 televisions, but it’s not a sports bar.


The VIG is an upscale neighborhood restaurant that appeals to all with happy hour, lawn games, large patios, brunch and an eclectic menu. The historic feel and architectural elements, housed in an all-encompassing atmosphere, is as intentional as it comes. Founders Tucker Woodbury and Jim Riley have built this dream with purpose and were inspired by its neighborhood at 40th…

Meritage: An Urban Tavern Offers a Fresh Take on Healthy Fare

The JW Marriott Desert Ridge values “togetherness” with the intent of cultivating and fostering a sincere sense of belonging, and Meritage embraces that tenfold with its communal tables, comfortable patios, lawn games and outdoor fire pits. The ambiance is warm and welcoming and appeals to families, couples, golfers, local residents and of course, resort guests. Look closer, though—the ingredients in…

Omni Montelucia’s Chef’s Secret Garden Dinner Series Provides the Perfect Backdrop for Arizona Locals

The Omni Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Montelucia is an exclusive oasis inspired by the exotic flair of Morocco and Andalusia in Southern Spain. Nestled at the base of Camelback Mountain in Paradise Valley, the resort boasts 293 spacious guest rooms, including 38 luxury suites and two presidential suites, along with award-winning culinary experiences. Amongst these is the Chef's Secret Garden…

Hearth ’61 Is the Place to Be for New Year’s Eve

The perfect meal coupled with ambiance and celebration is why Hearth ’61 is the place to be for New Year’s Eve and throughout the holiday season.

Pet-Friendly Restaurants

 Article Kathleen Blair | Photography David Apeji  Chelsea’s Kitchen  A roadhouse on the canal, Chelsea’s Kitchen is a neighborhood favorite offering meals prepared with fresh ingredients. Smoked barbecue entrees have been recently added to the menu, so you’ll want to be sure to sample some of these new mouth-watering items on your next visit. Pets are welcome, with water service on the large,…

Relax & Light Up

 Article Kathleen Blair | Photography David Apeji  Cigar smoking is recognized as a way to relax, and one of the finest smoking lounges in the Valley is Churchill’s Fine Cigars located off Camelback Road and 44th Street. Noted as the largest cigar store in Arizona, Churchill’s offers a wide selection of the finest cigars that include many limited and hard…

Stop and Sip … and Have a Bite

If you haven’t been to Sip Coffee and Beer Garage on the corner of 36th Street and Indian School, you are in for an enjoyable experience. Formerly an auto oil and lube shop, Sip has been creatively transformed into a popular neighborhood hangout. The relaxing atmosphere has a great selection of specialty coffees, an inviting menu, locally crafted beers, handcrafted…

Crown Jewel

Not simply your typical resort restaurant, dining at T. Cook’s at The Royal Palms Resort and Spa is an entire Mediterranean-inspired evening experience of its own. The journey begins as you step through the outdoor entranceway, past a brilliant courtyard with a cascading fountain, and find yourself at the iconic T. Cook’s.

RA Talent

RA Sushi has been a big part of Scottsdale’s restaurant scene for approximately 20 years, after it first debuted in Downtown Scottsdale. Nicholas Mailliard, one of the original owners, helped introduced sushi to Scottsdale, and now, nine states and 27 locations later, RA has proven sushi isn’t just a passing trend but a lasting staple.

Serving Up Goodness

In 1992, brothers Dane and Travis Boersma got an espresso machine and started experimenting with different coffee drinks. They sold their mochas and lattes from a pushcart in their town of Grants Pass, Oregon. The brothers, who grew up on a dairy farm, took their passion for espresso and created a coffee company called Dutch Bros. Coffee. Today, there are…

Inside Scoop

Helen Yung and Jan Wichayanuparp were both international investment bankers when they met in 2001 while in New York for a company training program. It was there that they realized they had a mutual passion, food. Soon, making reservations at different restaurants to try new cuisine became a favorite hobby of theirs.

A True Master

Steakhouses are a dime a dozen in the Phoenix metro area, but Mastro’s manages to stand out. The upscale setting, VIP clients and impressive food are just some of the reasons diners have flocked to Mastro’s for years. If you need proof, just ask Executive Chef George Harrison. After stints in catering and at hotel restaurants, he’s been with Mastro’s…

Brunch It Up!

Located in the Town & Country shopping center, Snooze was originally started by brothers Adam and Joe Schiegel in Denver, Colorado. A stylish diner with an extensive, upscale menu that is sure to please the entire family. Their mantra, “It only takes a moment to make a difference,” is evident in the extra effort they take to make your visit…

Divine Dining

The Camby, which officially opened its doors in December of 2015, is the Biltmore’s latest resident. The first and only member of Marriott’s Autograph Collection— a group of boutique hotels—in Arizona, The Camby is Phoenix’s answer to a modern, refined hotel. It’s not much of a surprise, then, that the hotel’s restaurants feature a blend of old and new, with…

Fresh Catch

Driving through the Biltmore area, one is sure to notice the modern-looking green building popping out of a sea of Southwestern-style structures on Camelback Road. This is the home of LGO Hospitality’s latest restaurant concept, Buck &Rider, an ocean-centric eatery and oyster bar serving up the freshest of seafood from its ingredient-driven menu of classic favorites and new creations.

Flavor Express

When Christine Paciora was only 12, she was already in charge of cooking dinners for her family of six. She made Italian one night and Mexican another, a stark contrast to the dumplings and sauerkraut her mom usually made. “I just fell in love with spices,” Paciora says, gazing at her Spice It Up food truck parked just outside of…

Hard to Believe It’s Healthy

I always find it fascinating when I hear the stories behind how businesses and products got their start. Jewels Bakery and Café has one of those stories. The seed for the business was unknowingly planted in 2009, when Julie Moreno’s nine-year-old daughter, Sophia, was diagnosed with Celiac disease. Moreno, a wife, mother of six children and first grade teacher, soon…

Savoring the Moment

No matter your age, there’s always something magical about the holiday season. It’s a time of sentimental reflection and a time to create new memories. This year, add to your holiday memories by celebrating at the beautifully decorated Phoenician Resort.

A Bountiful Thanksgiving

Executive Chef Beau MacMillan, from elements at the Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort, grew up in Plymouth, Massachusetts, the home of the first Thanksgiving. So, it’s not surprising that his favorite season is autumn and his favorite holiday is Thanksgiving. He loves the comfort foods, sauces and spices that the season brings. Chef Beau incorporates fresh, local ingredients to enhance…

Where the Sun Always Shines

Arizona’s sunny blue skies always seem to shine a little brighter on SunUp Brewery Company, located on Camelback just west of Seventh Street. There, you’ll find a variety of handcrafted beers and cask ales, as SunUp is not only a neighborhood favorite, but a respected name among beer connoisseurs. It’s a small, friendly place that brings in a great lunch…

A Market Affair

Chef and owner of The Market by Jennifer’s, Jennifer Russo, was originally from New Jersey before making her home in the Valley. Her father is Italian, and as a child she would always watch her grandmother cook with fascination and eager interest. So, at the age of 16, she began her culinary career doing prep work for a local catering…

More Than a Restaurant

If you’ve lived in the Valley for a while, you’ve undoubtedly heard of or experienced the wonderful cuisine at Postino WineCafe. This legendary restaurant (the name means "post office" in Italian) made its home in the old Arcadia Post Office 14 years ago, and continues to be a neighborhood favorite.

Where Sashimi
and Italian Collide

As soon as I pulled my car 
 around and saw the charming entrance, I knew I was in for a delightful experience. Crudo is tucked away in the Gaslight Square Plaza on 36th Street and Indian School Road. The setting adds to the charm of this establishment, which is recognized as being one of Phoenix’s finest.

Salty Sow

A wonderful concept in dining brings comfort food with a gourmet twist to the Valley. Chef and partner, Harold Marmulstein, along with Guy and Larry Restaurants LLC, have put together this winning combination. Chef Harold has a great deal to offer. He has been around food all his life starting at his father’s wholesale and retail bakery in upstate New…

Flower Child

Another Restaurant for Fox Restaurant Concepts Author Kathleen Blair | Photography Provided DETAILS: Flower Child 5013 N 44th Street Phoenix, Arizona 85018 602.429.6222 Flower Child 10460 N. 90th Street Scottsdale, Arizona 85258 480.240.4400 IAmAFlowerChild.com  Sam Fox certainly has a knack for developing new restaurant concepts that the community will welcome. He’s done it again adding … Continued