Best Juicy Steak and Old Favorite
Since 1947 (when it was a favorite of local cattlemen, bankers and politicians), “Arizona’s Original Steakhouse” has been providing diners with only the finest corn-fed beef. In addition to a delicious menu featuring A-plus wild-boar-and-venison sausages, diners saddle up at The Stockyards for a sense of Arizona history. The restaurant does have a place on the City of Phoenix Historic Register, after all. 602.273.7378, www.stockyardssteakhouse.com.
Eddie V’s Prime Seafood
After 10 years at DC Ranch, Eddie V’s Prime Seafood is now serving its fresh under-the-sea specialties at Scottsdale Quarter. In addition to right-off-the-dock deliciousness is Eddie V’s cool atmosphere and nightly live music. www.eddiev.com.
Best Frozen Treat: Gelato
Gelato Dolce Vita
After attending gelato courses and working at gelaterias in Italy, Gelato Dolce Vita’s husband-and-wife team is now scooping up an ever-changing rotation of flavors in their Mesa and Gilbert shops. www.gelatodolcevita.com.
Best Frozen Treat: Ice Cream or Custard
Chaparral Homemade Ice Cream
For more than 30 years, Chaparral Homemade Ice Cream has been treating Arizonans to lip-smacking scoops in flavors like banana nut, peanut butter fudge, sweet cream and more, including sugar-free selections. www.chaparral-icecream.com.