Places to Eat

‘Familiar But Not Predictable’: The Craftsman brings new flavors to Scottsdale

By Kristine Cannon North Scottsdale recently welcomed a new neighborhood restaurant called The Craftsman Cocktails and Kitchen—where cocktails and craftsmanship come first, literally. Specializing in hand-crafted...

A Taste of Asia: West Mesa cluster offers a gastronomic tour of the continent

By Sarah Nguyen In West Mesa, the Asian District, a 2-mile stretch of over 70 Asian-themed and Asian American-owned businesses, proudly stands. Having the highest number...

A Helping Hand: Chronic Tacos matching donations to PV food bank

By Connor Dziawura A dollar goes a long way. More specifically, $1 equals 10 meals. Considering that figure and in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Chronic Tacos...

On the Downlow: Hush Public House is no longer the Valley’s best-kept secret

By Annika Tomlin After leaving the Marine Corps, Dom Ruggiero went to the now-defunct Scottsdale Le Cordon Bleu and has been cooking since then. “I was...

A Rare Find: The Mick prides itself on friendly banter, modern French cuisine

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Partners in The Mick Brasserie, John Krause and Brent Menke feel blessed and lucky to have found success after opening August 5—at...

Power in Numbers: Carefree Restaurant Week celebrates its dedicated following

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Jo Gemmill believes there’s power in numbers. Collectively, Carefree’s restarants and coffeehouses—including her English Rose Tea Room—will make their mark with the third...

‘Best Time of the Year’: Arizona Restaurant Week offers takeout options this fall

By Elsa Hortareas Arizona Restaurant Week is returning this fall, armed with to-go options for those uncomfortable with the dine-in experience due to the COVID-19...

Open for Business: Stratta Kitchen caters to the takeout set

By Kristine Cannon After a four-month delay, James Beard Award-winning chef Alex Stratta’s new Mediterranean restaurant finally opened its doors in August. Located in McCormick Ranch...

Raising Awareness: Desert Donuts to host Parkinson’s fundraiser

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Desert Donuts and the Parkinson’s Foundation have come together to raise funds and awareness for Parkinson’s disease (PD) leading up to the...