Fine Dining, Refined

Eddie Merlot’s in North Scottsdale is introducing exciting changes to its menu. Bill Humphries, the founder of Eddie Merlot’s, is preparing his 13 restaurants for changes that he believes will transform dining. “People are looking to be entertained not just to eat great food," he says. “Our restaurants will be adding 32 new or revised recipes to keep the restaurants…

Smokin’ Good!

If you haven’t already discovered the new restaurant in North Scottsdale, it’s easy to find. All you have to do is follow the tantalizing aroma of premium meats being smoked as they cook for hours at the Liberty Station - American Tavern and Smokehouse. Located on the southwest corner of North Scottsdale Road and the Carefree Highway, this is the…

Bodega 13

In just five months, Bodega 13 has become the “go-to” destination for creative cuisine, tasteful decor and fun experiences. Newlyweds Larry and Emily Foppe brought their love of travel and delicious food to Scottsdale, opening a new restaurant that takes diners on a gastronomical journey around the world. Just browsing the menu will make one feel like they’re reading a…

Raising The Brunch Bar

Owner and Executive Chef Joey Maggiore has taken brunch dining from a weekend pleasure to one that can be enjoyed seven days a week. He and his wife, Cristina, have recently opened their second The Hash Kitchen Creative Breakfast & Bar in North Scottsdale, which serves unique-style breakfasts, brunches and lunches. The extensive menu, delicious food, cheerful ambiance and generous…

The Italians Are Coming

That’s right, Tomaso Maggiore is coming to North Scottsdale and opening his new restaurant, Tomaso’s II…. When in Rome, on the northeast corner of Pinnacle Peak and Scottsdale Road. If you’ve lived in the Valley awhile, you’ve undoubtedly heard of this legendary chef and restaurateur who brought authentic Italian cuisine to the desert.

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 got pretty good at it and decided to sell their drinks from a pushcart in their town of Grants Pass, Oregon. The brothers, who grew up on a dairy farm, then decided to take their passion for espresso and create a…

Saluti!

Stepping into Tutti Santi by Nina is like being transported to Italy; you will enjoy delicious food, fine wine and warm, authentic Italian hospitality. For the past 16 years, owner Leonardo Zacchino has brought the magic of Italy to Scottsdale for his guests to experience, if only for a couple of hours. It’s evident that Zacchino loves what he does,…

La 
Dolce 
Vita

Two international investment bankers, Helen Yung and Jan Wichayanuparp, met by chance in New York City while training with the same company. Seven years later, they started an artisan ice cream business that is now recognized as one of the top ten in the country by USA Today.

I’ll Have Another Merlot

That’s Eddie Merlot’s, a new steak and seafood restaurant that opened earlier this year on the corner of Scottsdale Road and Pinnacle Peak. This well-known establishment takes fine dining to another level with its unprecedented cuisine, superb service and wonderful ambiance.

All The Right Ingredients

CopperWynd Resort and Club’s recently remodeled restaurant brings just the right ambiance to enhance its exceptional property. Flourish made its début this past December, and has captured the essence of its name ever since, gaining recognition for creating healthy, fresh, superlative cuisine. General Manager, Charles Floyd, couldn’t be more perfect for his position. His charming personality instantly welcomes everyone that…

Taste of Ireland

Tucked away on the southwest corner of Frank Lloyd Wright and the 101 is a quaint Irish restaurant and pub that serves authentic Irish food and craft beer seven days a week. I fell in love with the décor and atmosphere as soon as I entered the restaurant. Decorated with an Old World ambiance to reflect the pubs found in…

Sensational Smoothies

Daniel Boone is a true entrepreneur. A native Arizonan, he started his career manufacturing artificial silk plants. After seven years, he switched gears and began importing pewter products from Mexico, a business he started out of his garage. Eventually, he and Dominique Neff-Boone grew the business, moved it into a larger space and created a successful pewter home furnishing establishment.…

Bountiful Gatherings

Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort has all the right ingredients to transform its beautiful grounds into a magnificent winter wonderland complete with a polar express train, ice skating rink, 45-foot high Christmas tree and 2.8 million lights for their guests and the community to enjoy. Also consider celebrating Christmas Day there, choosing from a selection of delicious holiday cuisine at one…

Autumn Ingredients

Beau MacMillan, executive chef of elements restaurant at the Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort, loves the different seasons and unique ingredients that they bring. Autumn is his favorite, having grown up in Plymouth, Massachusetts — home of the original Thanksgiving. His hard work, dedication and creativity throughout the past 30 years have contributed to his current signature dishes, which use…

Two Thumbs Up

Marking their third year of serving award-winning brisket sandwiches and barbecued pulled pork, The Thumb, formerly called Tom’s Thumb Fresh Market, has carved out another niche, serving some of the finest breakfasts in town.

Simple Works

What two fast-casual restaurants serve breakfast and lunch at two popular retail locations across from one another, consistently serve quality food seven days a week and are run by the same owner? Give up? They’re Chloe’s Corner at Kierland and C3 Kitchen at Scottsdale Quarter.

The Collins Touch

When it comes to opening new restaurants and creating delicious meals to satisfy the tastes and lifestyle of the neighborhood, Chris Collins definitely has the touch and talent. As a fourth generation restaurateur, Chef Chris has proven it’s in the blood.

A New “Kabob” On The Strip

If you like grilled kabobs and Middle Eastern cooking, you are in for a real treat. Four months ago, Chef/Owner Aref Alina, along with his wife Zhaleh, daughters Emma and Nadia and brother Armen, opened a casual Persian restaurant that is not to be missed. Yes, AZ Kabob House has already created a buzz for their healthy, authentic Persian cuisine.

Hopdoddy Burger Bar

Relatively new to the Scottsdale burger scene, Hopdoddy Burger Bar has definitely shown they know what it takes to make a great burger. They’re the proud recipients of the 2014 and 2015 Best Burger award given at the Scottsdale Culinary Burger Battle. The executive management partners know a lot about what is needed to create a successful restaurant, thanks to legendary…

Flower Child

Sam Fox certainly has a knack for developing new restaurant concepts that the community will welcome. He’s done it again adding Flower Child to the list of 15 different restaurants under the Fox Restaurant Concepts umbrella.