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The Cuisine And Atmosphere At Orange Sky At Talking Stick Resort Make For A Perfect Pairing

Orange Sky At Talking Stick Resort - AZ Business Magazine Sept/Oct 2010
by in AZ Business Magazine | Dining

Orange Sky at the Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale serves up class from the time you enter the restaurant, all the way to the dessert course. Guests board an elevator and are whisked to the 15th floor, where city and mountain views greet diners. The hostess escorted us down a long corridor, past private rooms… Read More →

Great Cuisine Helps Lure People To Downtown Phoenix After Dark

Downtown Phoenix After Dark - AZ Business Magazine June 2010

It’s amazing how quickly things can change. As recently as five years ago, Downtown Phoenix was practically deserted in the evenings. It was a place people came to during the day to work, but left as soon as 5 p.m. hit. Now, Downtown Phoenix has finally become a destination for concerts, sporting events and a… Read More →

Old favorite Steamers has new owners and some new tricks

It’s always fun to visit a new restaurant, but every once in a while it’s just as entertaining to revisit an old favorite — especially one that’s just received a revitalizing jolt in the arm. So is the case with Steamers. A long-time occupant of the upper level of the Biltmore Fashion Park, Steamers is… Read More →

BLT Steak Offers Fine Food In A Classy, Yet Casual Setting

BLT — Oh, there’s bacon, lettuce and tomato alright, but not in the way you would expect. BLT Steak actually stands for Bistro Laurent Tourondel, named after its famous chef and the master behind the magic of this great dining experience. As part of the BLT Restaurant Group, the Scottsdale location is one of many… Read More →

Avalon Enchants With Its Decor And Impressive Cuisine

Avalon enchants with its decor and impressive cuisine

Avalon’s dining room has chic, minimalist décor and a neutral color palette. Photos: Avalon Restaurant-Scottsdale AZ With its modern twist on an ancient legend, Avalon can be found on an unassuming stretch of McDowell Road. The Scottsdale restaurant has an almost whimsical presence and enchanting appeal that is first noted by the serene and placid… Read More →

The Parlor Turns An Old Beauty Salon Into A Pizza Paradise

Pizza Parlor
by in AZ Business Magazine | Dining

There are no hair dryers, manicure stands or various grooming products to be found at The Parlor, a new gourmet pizzeria in Phoenix, but the ghost of them remains. The Parlor now occupies the long-time site of the Salon de Venus on 20th Street and Camelback Road. The co-owner of The Parlor, Nello’s Pizza scion… Read More →

Geisha A Go Go Serves Up A Japanese View Of The West

giesha a go go sushi

When life-sized posters of iconic rock stars line the bar — in this case, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison and Sid Vicious — you know you’re in for a wild ride. A colorful hallway filled with neon-lit, arcade-style games marks the entryway. The dark wood walls and stone-like floors, along with a large boulder directly in… Read More →

J&G Steakhouse Makes The Former Mary Elaine’s Location Its Own

Prime Bone In Ribeye

Over the past two years, the dining scene at the Valley’s top resorts has undergone an extreme makeover. The most high profile of those makeovers took place at The Phoenician, where that staid first lady of dining for 20 years, Mary Elaine’s, was shuttered last year. Now occupying the spot where Mary Elaine’s once stood… Read More →

Sushi Roku Blends Trendy With Traditional For A New Dining Experience

sushi platter

At the heart of the new W Scottsdale, Sushi Roku is taking the dining world by storm. With various locations in the Los Angeles area, as well as one in Las Vegas, this contemporary twist on Japanese cuisine has arrived to make its mark on Arizona territory. The architecture and decor are a sleek combination… Read More →

Fogo de Chão Brings The Taste Of Southern Brazil To Scottsdale

Fogo de Chao Tableside Gauchos
by in AZ Business Magazine | Dining

Let’s get one thing straight at the outset: If you don’t eat meat for whatever reason, Fogo de Chão, Scottsdale’s newest eatery, is simply not for you. Sure it has a nice salad bar (more on that later), but Fogo de Chão is a steakhouse — end of story. Well not quite. Fogo de Chão… Read More →

Estate House Provides An Evening Fit For The Upper Crust

The multilevel Estate House offers elegant and cozy dining.

With the sounds of trickling water and candlelight dancing across the tables, the Estate House in Scottsdale is as inviting as your own home. The multilevel restaurant includes a lounge, as well as indoor and outdoor dining, facing the beautiful Waterfront area of the Arizona Canal. Plants climb up the elegant columns, unique chandeliers exude… Read More →

Chef Eddie Matney Returns With Eddie’s House

Chef Eddie Matney Returns With Eddie's House, 2008

The Valley’s original celebrity chef, Eddie Matney, would like to invite you to his house for dinner. Well, it’s not his actual house, but at Eddie’s House, Matney’s newest Valley restaurant, it’s like eating home cooking as only this chef can make it. It’s been a couple of years since Matney had an eatery in… Read More →

Kona Grill Opens Third Location In The Valley

Kona Grill opening new location

By Noelle Coyle and Janet Perez Despite the sluggish economy, restaurants continue to open or expand in the Valley, and Arizona native Kona Grill is no exception. Originally founded in Scottsdale in 1998, the restaurant has expanded throughout the United States, with locations in Missouri, Nevada, Indiana, Colorado, Connecticut, Michigan, Louisiana, Illinois, Nebraska, Texas and… Read More →