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Sierra Bonita blends southwest cuisine and culture together


You know a restaurant is pure Arizona when former Gov. Rose Mofford eats dinner there nearly every day for eight years after in opens. And while the 93-year-old Arizona icon doesn’t make the daily trek to Sierra Bonita Grill and Catering anymore, she still has the North Central Phoenix restaurant deliver her favorites on a… Read More →

Cook off challenge let teens show culinary chops Natalia Klenova
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This past weekend the Scottsdale Culinary Festival introduced a new experience, the Teen Cook Off: Challenge to the Chef’s. Valley teens were invited to participate and were judged on their cooking skills by local chefs. The competition was held on Saturday April 16th. The teams of teens compteted “Iron Chef style” according to the Culinary… Read More →

Downtown Phoenix to get beer garden


The Park is a street food bar and craft beer garden that is set to debut summer 2016 in Downtown Phoenix’s Collier Center. The Park is a hub to a rotating food truck and chef line-up, indoor brew garden with a well-curated list of hyperlocal hops, and live music venue. Covering 11,000 square feet of brick-and-mortar… Read More →

Tempe-­based Ncounter plans expansion


Founders and former Kahala Corp. executives Kevin and Kathryn Blackwell are bringing their proven restaurant expansion experience to Arizona as their new venture, Pacific Restaurant Partners, acquired the Ncounter concept with plans to add new locations. CKS Securities served as the exclusive financial advisor to Ncounter. Since 2012, Ncounter has been an instant favorite among the… Read More →

Diamondbacks plan new menu items for Chase Field

2012 Employee Appreciation Dinner
by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine | Play

In keeping up with the ongoing trend of ludicrous, yet delicious food at Baseball parks, the Arizona Diamondbacks and Levy Restaurants have expanded the menu at Chase Field in 2016, including a new Cheeseburger Dog and additional Vegan options for all fans to enjoy. New to the menu in 2016: Cheeseburger Dog Made from char-grilled… Read More →

AZPBS launches show on psychology of eating Jennifer Huls

Arizona PBS investigates the biology, genetics, social and learned behaviors behind why people experience foods and eating differently, with the premiere of the new Arizona PBS original series, “Eating Psychology with Betty,” Tuesday, March 22, at 11:30 p.m. The series delves into the reasons why eating is a special sensory experience for everyone. Scientific studies… Read More →

Second Shake Shack location coming to Phoenix

Shake Shack

The second Arizona Shake Shack is set to open on Wednesday, March 9th at 11 a.m. in Phoenix’s iconic Uptown Plaza at the corner of Camelback Road and Central Avenue. The Plaza is a redevelopment of a shopping center from the 1950s, on one of Phoenix’s more popular corners. Shake Shack started in New York, and serves 100 percent… Read More →

Crab & Mermaid Fish Shop opens March 19


Square One Concepts continues to expand this spring with the opening of its newest concept Crab & Mermaid Fish Shop, Sat., March 19, delivering a casual seafood dining experience to hundreds of thousands of residents and visitors in Old Town Scottsdale. Square One Concepts also has a new chef, Isaac Carter, perhaps best known for his 12 years… Read More →

Bar Louie expands with Westgate location

Bar Louie
by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine | Play

Bar Louie plans to open its second Valley location at Westgate Entertainment District this spring with a 8,703 square-foot restaurant and outdoor lounge. This is one of several major openings at Westgate over the past few months including Dave & Buster’s and Salt Tacos y Tequila. It also marks the 21st retail lease secured by owner… Read More →

All American Modern Sports Grill comes to Scottsdale

All American Modern Sports Grill
by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine

Scottsdale has a new eatery, the All American Modern Sports Grill recently opened on Market Street at DC Ranch in North Scottsdale. The grill provides a modern twist on a traditional sports bar, featuring 50 large screen TVs, architecture by Swaback Partners and a Bourbon Bar with more than 60 varieties of bourbon, scotch and… Read More →

The Boulders names new executive chef

The Boulders Resort & Spa
by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine

The Boulders Resort & Spa hired a new executive chef to oversee the resort’s dining outlets, which includes The Palo Verde restaurant, the Bakery Cafe, The Grill Kitchen and Bar, the Spotted Donkey Cantina, the Spa Café as well as catering operations. Brian Archibald joins the Boulders Resort from The Graduate a boutique hotel in… Read More →

Sam Fox opens first Flower Child location in Scottsdale

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Flower Child, Sam Fox’s healthy fast-casual restaurant opened its first Scottsdale location yesterday, Tuesday, May 5, at Shea Boulevard & 90th Street. The latest locale will serve farm-to-table fare that’s healthy and served in a happy, fast-casual kitchen. Situated in a bright 3,572-square-foot space and 1,223-square-foot patio, surrounded by windows on every side with sunshine beaming in,… Read More →

New Recovery Sundays at Hotel Valley Ho

The OH Pool Bar + Cabanas at the Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale.

Sunday is your day to relax and recover from the week. Treat yourself with delicious food and drinks, live music, spa treatments, and poolside fun at Hotel Valley Ho.   ZuZu serves brunch inside and on the shaded patio from 6:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., with the Bloody Mary + Mimosa Bar open from 9:00… Read More →

Thirsty Lion announces opening in Scottsdale

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Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill is excited to announce the opening of its second Arizona location at Scottsdale Fashion Square, following the success of their first valley location that opened in the Valley, at Tempe Marketplace, in 2011. The gastropub will open its doors to the public on Tuesday, February 17th and will feature 8,500 square feet… Read More →