Author Archives: Johna Hege

About Johna Hege

After spending eight years working in the food and beverage industry up and down the east coast, Johna relocated to Arizona five years ago. She now sits behind a desk writing all day, but is still a chef at heart. When she is not writing about food, she is cooking or chasing her three year old trying to convince him to eat.

Floyd's Kitchen: Come For The Atmosphere, Happy Hour

Floyd's Kitchen, Photos: Johna Hege
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When it comes to date night or an evening out with the girls, I love to find new locations that offer a unique atmosphere. I am even willing to sacrifice menu options if I feel like I have discovered a diamond in the rough. For a recent night out with my sister, I decided to… Read More →

Seasons 52: A Classy Biltmore Dining Experience

Seasons 52
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It’s not breaking news that I love food. I love to cook food, I love to read about food, I love to watch shows about food — I even write about food! However, when I hear the creak of the bathing suit drawer come open, I don’t love food. For this particular review, I went… Read More →

TK's Urban Tavern: Fantastic Food In A Trendy, Sophisticated Atmosphere

TK's Urban Tavern
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I have to admit that when it comes to Kierland Commons, Scottsdale Quarter and CityNorth, I have a hard time keeping up with what is new and where it is located within the three similar destinations. A friend of mine recommended TK’s Urban Tavern located in Scottsdale Quarter, and I was looking forward to checking… Read More →

Blanco Tacos + Tequila: Great Patio, Service And Margaritas

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Trendy décor, hip staff and good food — the usual check list for a Fox Restaurant Concepts have all been met at Blanco Tacos + Tequila. If you desire a great patio, good service and some creative margaritas, Blanco will satisfy your craving. Located at the Borgata in Scottsdale, Blanco offers a truly unique array… Read More →

Steak And The Game At Wolfley’s Neighborhood Grill

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By now it no secret that I am a food junkie, but let it be known that I am a sports junkie as well—  and I am excited that the Phoenix Suns are in full swing! I’m not going to start any arguments regarding their record or skill this season because regardless of how they… Read More →

Bobby’s Restaurant And Jazz Lounge: A Happy Hour Hot Spot

Bobby's Restaurant
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It’s always a challenge to stay motivated at work the week after the holidays. The cure: mid-week happy hour! To help me through my hump-day blues, I joined a friend at Bobby’s Restaurant and Jazz Lounge at Kierland Commons for a drink and a few appetizers. At first thought, the perception of Bobby’s would be… Read More →

Olive and Ivy Restaurant: A Comfortable And Sophisticated Eatery

Olivy and Ivy dining review
by in Columnist Spotlight | Dining

Local foodies know that if you want to visit a trendy, happening spot, you usually can’t go wrong with a Fox Restaurant location. Monday, being the stressful day that it is, put me in the mood for a good lunch in a great atmosphere. I decided to join my colleagues for lunch at Olive and… Read More →