Fab Foodie: AZ Food Guy
With over 47,000 followers on Instagram alone, AZ Food Guy—masterminded by Scottsdale resident Kay Tea—has garnered a reputation for being one of the state’s most dedicated (and effortlessly cool) food photographers and brands.
Best hidden food gem in Arizona: Pho Thuan Thanh is a hidden gem. The pho is great. It’s literally hidden and sandwiched between Long Wongs and Domino’s.
Advice for someone looking to build a meaningful digital following: My best advice would be to put in the work and push out a lot of content. Doesn’t matter if you’re tired or scoring high enough on the metrics. The only metric is the amount of content you can generate per day.
A Valley-based chef or restaurateur who inspires you and why: Naughty Tacos’ chef is pretty inspiring. He built things from the ground up and knows his stuff about influencers and the social media game of putting out content. And that’s why he is huge right now.
What would you like to see more of in the Arizona food scene: I would like to see more creative themed experiences in the food scene. We could use more secret speakeasy bars, corgi (or any pets) cafes, etc. Places with an environment that is really unique.
For more information, visit www.azfoodguy.com.