Thanks to a number of local food bloggers and culinary aficionados, some of Arizona’s best hidden gems are finally getting their moment in the sun. For a more authentic glimpse of Arizona’s ever-evolving food scene, here are some of the most fabulous foodies and influencers to follow.
Author: Kyley Warren
One of the latest—and arguably most decadent—developments at the Mercado at Scottsdale Ranch, comes in the form of an elevated, family-friendly restaurant called Gabriella’s Contemporary American Cuisine.
Former WNBA Champion Bridget Pettis has translated her passion and talents into another impactful space—this time, in the form of her Phoenix-based nonprofit, Project Roots AZ.
Developing and managing quality Italian restaurants quite literally runs in the Maggiore family. And now, Melissa Maggiore, daughter of the late and great Chef Tomaso Maggiore, is continuing her father’s legacy of family-oriented food through The Italian Daughter Cucina + Cocktails—an elevated Italian dining space in North Scottsdale.
Everbowl—the healthy, superfood-based restaurant that specializes in ready-to-eat protein and acai bowls—is now bringing the tastes of Southern California to the Valley with its latest CityScape location.
Childhood dreams of having cereal for any and every meal are brought to life at Cerealphoria—Glendale’s most vibrant and unique cereal bar that boasts a colorful menu composed of sweet, cereal-centric treats like milkshakes, sundaes and even parfaits!
Between working full-time jobs, tending to our family and friends and designating time for self-care, it can be tricky finding enough time in the day to still be able to deliver well-balanced meals too. Fortunately, for many Arizonans, the state boasts a number of high-profile and critically-acclaimed private chefs who can deliver the decadence and allure of a restaurant-quality meal, all within the comforts of their home. Here are a few of the best private chefs in Arizona.
With the overload of information that exists in our digitally-driven world, it can be especially difficult blocking out external noises and tuning into our own thoughts. But Rev. Cheryl Sosnowski, B.Msc, MMT—a certified sound healer and the owner of Tempe’s Create Space Studio—is using sound to actually help people refocus their mindset and discover a vibrational-based balance.
Over a decade ago, Amy Ross opened the first Drybar location in the Valley. Today, the beauty bar still encourages its consumers to do what most women feel they can’t—take time to indulge in themselves.
Thanks to two Valley-based business women and their own beauty line known as Mood Botanics, the skincare industry might soon see a much needed makeover.