Settled within the heart of Phoenix is 36 Below—a modern speakeasy that seamlessly blends the mysterious aesthetic of an underground martini bar with that of a more ethereal, above-ground space. Complete with mushroom cocktails, earthy decor tones and a hypnotizing checkered floor, the hangout feels less like a bar and more like a portal into the adult world of Alice in Wonderland.
Restaurant of the Week
Reinventing breakfast and lunch staples, Teaspoon is a chic eatery with a globally inspired menu in Tucson. The joint, owned by a sister duo, offers tastes inspired by their home kitchen and Tucson’s local flare.
Since opening its doors in 2013, EVO has brought the experiences and tastes of Italy to Old Town Scottsdale. With delicacies like the lobster gnocchi to casual bites like the EVO burger, EVO is the perfect place to meet with friends or enjoy a romantic evening for two.
An innovative, American-style eatery, The Herb Box in Scottsdale offers a full-service dining experience highlighting fresh ingredients, regional cuisine and twists on traditional dishes. The spot is vegetarian- and gluten-friendly and gives guests the opportunity to customize any meal to accommodate their preferences.
Why do cocktails taste better when sipped from a cool rooftop? At Phoenix’s Don Woods’ Say When, which is perched atop Rise Uptown, revelers can sip classic and creative cocktails and enjoy elevated bar bites, all while taking in 270-degree panoramas.
After having its grand opening only this past June, Scottsdale’s newest modern tavern, Campo Italian Bistro & Bar, has taken the city’s fine-dining experience by storm and is offering guests from scratch, authentic Italian eats.
Downtown Phoenix’s Angel’s Trumpet Ale House is one of those spots that could rely on its beer list and prime location. Good thing for diners, after tasting the goods that come out of the from-scratch kitchen (right down to the ranch dressing!), Angel’s Trumpet Ale House is an over-achiever.
Located at the new We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort in Fort McDowell, Ember is a destination dining experience with specialty prime meats and seafood sourced from around the world. Each dish is prepared over a wood-fired grill and is created by legendary chef De Cuisine Richard E. Pelz.
Locally owned Picazzo’s Healthy Italian Kitchen is a household name in Arizona, recently opening its sixth local outpost, this time in Gilbert. Not only do families feel good about eating at Picazzo’s thanks to its focus on nutrient-packed, clean foods, but the restaurant is also committed to serving those with a vast array of dietary needs.
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.