Arizona Foothills Magazine president and publisher, Michael Dee, dishes on a few of his local faves.
The Henry A top spot to see and be seen in the Valley, The Henry in Phoenix offers up delectable breakfast, lunch and dinner menus, in addition to popular weekend brunch and an amazing grab-and-go coffee shop (get The Wildflower for a sweet start to the day). foxrc.com.
Steak 44 A romantic respite for date night, the ultra-sexy Steak 44 in Phoenix is a dinner-only establishment with a menu of fresh seafood, prime steaks and nearly 20 side dishes to round out your meal. steak44.com.
Spiga With a menu inspired by Italy and the Iberian Peninsula, Spiga in North Scottsdale dishes out glorious pastas (the tortiglioni portobello is an absolute must), pizzas, seafood and meat dishes in a comfortable, handsome dining room—or on the beautiful, linger-a-while patio. spigaaz.com.
CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar Nearly 3,000 bottles of wine (including the restaurant’s own Cuvée) and a new menu with crowd-favorite pan-seared barramundi greet guests of CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar at the lovely Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain resort in Marana. ritzcarlton.com/dovemountain.