Under the canopy of an endless Scottsdale sky lies one of the most dynamic and burgeoning dining scenes in the Southwest. The city’s culinary influence can be felt—and tasted—throughout the region, thanks to its vibrant mix of flavors and experiences. From regionally-focused cuisine made with local, farm-fresh ingredients; to food trucks dishing out globally-inspired street fare; to luxurious resort restaurants helmed by the world’s top chefs and sommeliers, Scottsdale is the dining destination of your dreams.


Author: Angela Muniz

By Angela Muniz

Greg McClelland stands in the middle of the Goldwater Brewing Co. taproom with a pint in hand. He is beaming. The bar is filling with groups sharing after work drinks. Behind him a row of stainless steel fermenters catch the evening light. A happy din of conversation is in the air. “Do I look like a proud papa?” he asks. McClelland has wanted to open a brewery since 1989, and what might seem like a dream long deferred is more like the beers lagering in the cellar beneath his feet. Both taking time and the right mix of ingredients to turn into

To visit Italy is to discover that food is connected to community at nearly every turn, from the bustle of the morning cafés where neighbors say a quick ciao as they take their espresso, to the traditional restaurants where slow food isn’t a movement but just the way things are done, to the cozy, family-run trattorias and the pop-in markets of the alimentary, or grocer’s shops. Keep this in mind when you visit Andreoli’s Italian Grocery. Once you step through the door, you leave the backdrop of the McDowell Mountains and the Scottsdale desert behind. The unpretentious space can be disorienting to