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.
Shea Neill is the director of Marketing and Business Development of Morning Squeeze, where she got her start in college as a server and bartender. The breakfast and lunch restaurant has locations in Old Town Scottsdale and Downtown Tempe, with Downtown Phoenix coming soon.
A Phoenix native and Arizona State University graduate, Jenn Newman is also a celebrated realtor with The Brokery. She prides herself on delivering exceptional service, building quality relationships and offering guidance and counseling to her clients.
Lena Zimmerman is the director of Phoenix’s Delete Tattoo Removal & Medical Salon, which opened in 2010 and incorporates the latest in state-of-the-art laser technology and a trained team of certified experts. At Delete, Zimmerman’s goal is to help clients feel great in their own skin while erasing the past.
Melissa McIntire is the owner and founder of The Lola and McFadden’s in Glendale and co-owner of Downtown Phoenix’s newest dining concept, The Ainsworth. “Hip, chic and Instagrammable décor, food and drinks are just a few of the staples of our brands.”
Dr. Joseph Berardi, of North Scottsdale-based Berardi Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery, specializes in cosmetic, plastic and reconstructive surgery. A leader in his field, Dr. Berardi is a board-certified plastic surgeon, is a member of the ASPS, ASAPS, on the executive committee for the Arizona Society of Plastic Surgeons and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
On June 20, we honor the giver of the best piggyback rides, the top pancake flipper in the house and simply the coolest dude ever: Dad. In honor of Father’s Day, meet five Valley dads and learn their advice for new papas, their greatest joys and challenges, and how they plan to spend their big day.
Dr. Tiffany Avery is the clinical director of Modern Acupuncture, which seeks to remove all of the barriers that prevent people from seeking acupuncture for their healthcare routine. Dr. Avery counts the U.S. Air Force as her first job and is an avid outdoorswoman.
Katie Mollica is the co-owner of Anato-Me, a strength and conditioning gym in Arcadia. Mollica says it is “a space where people come to challenge themselves physically, learn how to perform exercises that drive results, nourish their bodies and become fundamentally stronger than they were before.”
Juliana Blazuk is the founder and owner of HUSTLE House, a new virtual on-demand fitness and wellness studio offering online workouts and wellness classes from Arizona instructors. Blazuk, who is also a certified yoga instructor, moved to Arizona in 2019 with plans to open an indoor running studio, eventually pivoting to a virtual studio.