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: Dena Roche

By Dena Roche

A day tasting in wine country evokes images of endless vineyards, wide-open spaces and a bucolic countryside. But imagine having the wine country experience in the heart of a city.  That’s what you’ll find in downtown Scottsdale, a new hotbed for wine tasting rooms. Now Arizona probably isn’t your first thought for a wine vacation – maybe you didn’t even know the state had a fast-growing wine culture. But in the last two years, the region has become an oenophile’s paradise. Having lived here for 18 years, I remember the infancy of Arizona wine. It wasn’t pretty. For years, I shied away