Best Resort Restaurant
Deseo, The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa-2011 Winner
From divine ceviche to always-delicious muddled cocktails to the famous chocolate cigar dessert, the Latin-influenced deseo at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa is all about spice, seduction and, most importantly, scrumptiousness. www.kierlandresort.com.
Best Comfort Food
Eddie’s House-2011 Winner
Eddie Matney, who was also named Most Influential in Valley Food, makes Scottsdale a more delicious place to be thanks to his down-home eats at Eddie’s House in Old Town. Diners adore the chef’s famed What’s in This Steak? entree. www.eddiematneys.com.
Best Business Lunch Spot
Bistro 24, The Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix-2011 Winner
The Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix’s bistro 24 dishes up American Regional cuisine in a casual, yet elegant, atmosphere. Those meeting with clients or co-workers enjoy the restaurant’s privacy as well as the delectable bistro-inspired fare. www.ritzcarlton.com/phoenix.
Best Date Spot
The Mission-2011 Winner
Lovebirds like to linger over modern Latin fare and top-notch margaritas at Old Town’s The Mission. The dimly lit interior, quaint patio and unique dessert offerings make it even more swoon-worthy. www.themissionaz.com.
Best Culinary Event
Scottsdale Culinary Festival-2011 Winner
Whether you’re craving a casual outing with pals—with beer in hand—at the Great Arizona Picnic or a multi-course meal at the Friends of James Beard dinner, Scottsdale Culinary Festival offers a plethora of dining and partying experiences to Valley foodies. www.scottsdaleculinaryfestival.org.