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: Lauren Saria

By Lauren Saria

The songs and stories may tell you to head west for a taste of the cowboy lifestyle, but when you’re coming from Scottsdale, the direction to go is north. Just 40 minutes north of downtown Scottsdale, you’ll find the town of Cave Creek, a cozy community filled with honky-tonk bars, Western shops and one of the best kept-secrets in Southwestern barbecue. Headed by chef and owner Bryan Dooley, the award-winning Bryan’s Black Mountain BBQ is a Cave Creek gem, where slow-smoked meats benefit from the skills of a professionally trained chef. To dig into one of the best pulled pork sandwiches this

Chef Josh Hebert didn’t set out to open one of the best ramen shops in Scottsdale. But when you love something, you want to share it, which why this self-proclaimed gaijin, or foreigner, became one of the Valley’s best ambassador’s for Japanese ramen. “It kind of became the runaway hit,” Hebert says of his ramen. “It was the proverbial snowball rolling downhill.” And it’s true—or at least that’s the short version of the story of how Hebert ended up closing POSH, his fine dining restaurant in downtown Scottsdale, and focusing all his energy on Hot Noodles Cold Sake, a fast-casual ramen shop