Best of Our Valley 2023 Winners: THE LIST

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It’s time to celebrate! We proudly present the AZ Foothills Best of Our Valley 2023 contest winners. Winners will be mentioned in the 2023 annual Best of Our Valley issue of Arizona Foothills Magazine, a tell-all guide to the best people, places and things in the Valley, as chosen by its residents.

Winners, if you are not contacted by AZFoothills please reach out to us at for information about your magazine mention and the annual Best of Our Valley winners event later in 2023. Download your 2023 Winners logo here. Official plaques can be ordered here.

Arts & Entertainment

Best Acting StudioSean Dillingham Acting Studio
Best Annual Charity EventALS Bite Nite
Best Annual Fashion EventBrophy College Prep Fashion Show Luncheon
Best Annual GalaNight at the Museum Gala, Phoenix Children’s Museum
Best Annual Valley EventALS Bite Nite
Best Children’s TheatreScottsdale Desert Stages Theatre
Best Civic OrganizationTIE: The Phoenix Thunderbirds, Scottsdale League for the Arts
Best Concert VenueThe Van Buren
Best Local Art StudioGallery Andrea
Best Local Band/MusicianSteve Ayotte
Best MuseumChildren’s Museum of Phoenix
Best Special Event VenueHeritage at Sportsman’s Park
Best TheatrePhoenix Theatre
Best Record StoreZia
Best Dance StudioTap’d Out
Best Local ArtistRaquel Antoinette, Art by Raquel Antoinette
Best Annual Valley Music EventDecadence AZ
Best Local Filmmaker/VideographerGood Vibe Media
Best ComedianEric Bernal

Companies & Professionals

Best Advertising / Digital Agency: BoutiquePrism Global Marketing Solutions
Best Advertising / Digital Agency: LargeAnderson Advertising
Best Alterations/Dry Cleaning/LaundryPrestige Cleaners
Best AuctioneerLetitia Frye, Letitia Frye LLC
Best Auto DetailingJacksons Car Wash
Best Auto Glass ServicesAgave Auto Glass
Best Banking Law FirmTiffany & Bosco, P.A.
Best Bankruptcy Law FirmLerner & Rowe Law Group
Best Car WashJacksons Car Wash
Best Carpet CleaningEnerGreen Carpet Cleaning
Best CEOJohn Hartsell, DIZPOT
Best Commercial CleanersTITAN Commercial Cleaning Services, LLC
Best Commercial Litigation Law FirmSnell & Wilmer
Best Corporate Law FirmJennings, Strouss & Salmon
Best Criminal Defense Law Firm or LawyerLerner & Rowe Law Group
Best Divorce AttorneyRobbie Hendricks, State 48 Law Firm
Best Dog TrainingPaddock’s Paws Pet Care & Training
Best Eco-Friendly CompanyAmerican Solar & Roofing
Best Electrician CompanyAZ Tech Electric Services LLC
Best Estate Planning & Trust Administration Law FirmMazza Law Center
Best Event Design & DecorationsXO Sweets AZ
Best Family LawHernandez Family Law
Best FloristThe Wildflower AZ
Best Graphic DesignSplinter Creative
Best HVAC CompanyReeis Air Conditioning
Best Intellectual Property Law FirmJaburg & Wilk PC
Best Investment FirmMiller Capital
Best Large Law Firm (23 +)Jaburg Wilk
Best Luxury Travel Advisory FirmJRNY Travel
Best Mediation LawState 48 Law Firm
Best Merger/Acquisition LawWeiss Brown
Best Moving CompanyDaniels Moving and Storage
Best Personal Injury Law FirmLerner & Rowe Injury Attorneys
Best Pet ResortJet Pet Resort
Best Photographer- CommercialDan Raustadt, Bigger Picture Images
Best Photographer- EventsLori Krenzen, Lori Krenzen Photography
Best Photographer- Family & PortraitsKaitlin Woods Photography
Best Photographer- Fashion & BeautyCheyanne Franke
Best Photographer- Real Estate & InteriorsDan Raustadt, Bigger Picture Images
Best PlumberGeorge Brazil
Best Private Jet CompanySawyer Aviation
Best Public Relations or Marketing Firm: BoutiqueMack Media Relations
Best Public Relations or Marketing Firm: LargeAnderson Advertising & Public Relations
Best Real Estate Agency/BrokerageChristie’s International Real Estate
Best Real Estate Law FirmTIE: Rose Law Group, Tiffany & Bosco PA, & Udall Shumway & Lyons
Best Real Estate TeamPrivate Client Group
Best RoofingTIE: Brown Roofing, KY-KO Roofing
Best Small Law Firm (22 or Less)State 48 Law Firm
Best Tattoo Artist / StudioKevin Bradley Jr., Sea of Ink Tattoo Studio
Favorite RealtorJustin Caputo – Real Estate Broker
Most Philanthropic CompanyLerner & Rowe Gives Back


Best Arizona Lake EscapeCanyon Lake
Best Arizona Ski ResortSunrise Park Resort
Best Luxury Sedona Vacation RentalsI Love Sedona
Best Mexico ResortTIE: Esperanza, an Auberge Resort; Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Golf & Spa Resort; Banyan Tree Mayakoba; Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita; W Punta de Mita
Best Northern Arizona AdventureFlagstaff Extreme Adventure Course
Best Northern Arizona WineryTIE: Passion Cellars Jerome, Pillsbury Wine Country
Best Sedona Resort or HotelThe Strawberry Inn
Best Sedona SpaMii amo
Best Southern Arizona AdventureArizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Best Southern Arizona Annual EventPima County Fair
Best Southern Arizona WineryThe Village Of Elgin Winery
Best Tucson Resort or HotelArizona Inn
Best Tucson SpaSpa at Canyon Ranch

Food & Restaurants

Best Asian CuisineKoibito Poke
Best Baked Goods or SweetsBada Bling Cupcakes
Best BarbecueJoe’s Real BBQ
Best BreakfastEggstasy
Best BrunchT. Cook’s
Best BurgerBluBurger Grille
Best CateringFabulous Food
Best Chicago Deep Dish PizzaLou Malnati’s Pizzeria
Best Comfort FoodRusconi’s American Kitchen
Best Culinary EventArizona Taco Festival
Best Cup of CoffeeBlack Rock Coffee Bar
Best Date SpotCala Scottsdale
Best Dining with a ViewOrange Sky, Talking Stick
Best Dining with Live MusicNook
Best DoughnutBoSa Donuts
Best Farmers MarketUptown Farmers Market
Best Food PhotographyDebby Wolvos
Best Frozen TreatChurn
Best Gluten-Free MenuEAT by Stacey Weber
Best Health Food or Vegetarian FoodKoibito Poke
Best Health Food StoreSprouts
Best ItalianStreets of New York Pizza
Best Juice BarKaleidoscope Juice
Best Mexican FoodDilla Libre Gourmet Quesadillas & Cantina
Best New RestaurantJT Prime
Best Outdoor DiningGertrude’s at Desert Botanical Garden
Best Pet-Friendly RestaurantO.H.S.O. Eatery + nanoBrewery
Best PizzaGrimaldi’s Pizzeria
Best Place to Watch the Big GameCold Beers & Cheeseburgers
Best Poke BowlKoibito Poke
Best Private Dining RoomTIE: Dominick’s Steakhouse, The Coop at Culinary Dropout at Farmer Arts District
Best Resort RestaurantKai, Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass
Best Restaurant GroupSquare One Concepts – Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers, Bourbon & Bones, Wasted Grain, and more
Best Restaurant InteriorCALA Scottsdale
Best SeafoodKoibito Poke
Best SteakhouseBourbon & Bones
Best SushiBuck & Rider
Best TacoDilla Libre Gourmet Quesadillas & Cantina
Best Tea SpotDrink Me! Tea Room
Best Valley Food TruckMorning Kick Food Truck
Favorite Local Food Blog or WebsiteWrite on Rubee

Health & Self

Best Alternative MedicineLifeScape Premier
Best BarbershopV’s Barbershop
Best Barre StudioCA Yoga Barre
Best Blow Dry BarDrybar
Best Board-Certified Plastic SurgeonDr. Aldo Guerra, Guerra Plastic Surgery Center
Best Body ContouringNoelle Cesario, LME, CLT, LifeScape Premier
Best BotoxDermaCrush Medical Aesthetics
Best CBDNature’s Bloom CBD
Best ChiropractorDr. Matt Tanneberg DC, CSCS at Body Check Chiropractic & Sports Rehabilitation
Best Cosmetic DentistDr. Scott Harris, Harris Dental
Best Dental HygienistKatie Jamison
Best Dentist or Dental TeamDr. Sara Vizcarra
Best DermatologistDr. Adriana Holy
Best DispensaryThe Flower Shop
Best Eyelash ExtensionsLets Lash
Best FacialThe Tox
Best Family DoctorLeila King Peterson, MD
Best Fertility DoctorDr John Couvaras MD, FACOG
Best Fillers or Filler InjectorAllison Woodworth, RN, MSN, FNP-C, Moderne Medical
Best GymBODI
Best Hair StylistCindy Wade of Millenium Day Spa and Salon
Best Hospital GroupHonorHealth
Best IV DripHydrate IV Bar
Best Laser Hair RemovalNoelle Cesario, LME, CLT, LifeScape Premier
Best MassageMovement Restoration
Best Medical Marijuana ClinicHana Dispensaries
Best MicrobladingBella Browzz by Shauna
Best New Gym/Fitness StudioOHM Fitness
Best OB/GYNDr. Russel Bartels – Vitality MDs
Best OrthodontistAffiliated Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics (Dr. Bruce Goldstein, Dr. Michael Feinberg and Dr. Tal Masserman)
Best Physical TherapistIgnite Physical Therapy
Best Pilates StudioFirm Body Pilates
Best Psychiatrist/PsychologistBrook Choulet, MD
Best Resort SpaAji Spa
Best SalonMadison Avenue Salon and Day Spa
Best SpaMD Skin Lounge
Best Spin ClassMadison Improvement Club
Best Spray TanThe Bronzed Bungalow
Best TrainerJenna Homsey, GoFigure Personal Training
Best VeterinarianDr. Jason Kanarish – Phoenix Moutain Animal Hospital
Best WaxingOlga Brow Studio
Best Yoga StudioCA Yoga Barre

Home & Design

Best Architect/Architecture FirmCosan Studio
Best Architectural LightingHinkley’s
Best Arizona-Based Homebuilding CompanyForté Homes
Best Condo DevelopmentTIE: The Plaza Lofts at Kierland, Envy Residences Scottsdale
Best Custom Wine CellarsHeritage Vine Custom Wine Cellars
Best Flooring CompanyTIE: Virginia Hardwood Co. of AZ, Tabarka Studio
Best Furniture/Home StoreBuffalo Collection
Best Home AccessoriesBuffalo Collection
Best Home AutomationWipliance
Best Home OrganizerO.C.D
Best Home PaintersCrash of Rhinos Painting
Best Home SecurityWipliance
Best Home TheaterWipliance
Best Interior Designer/FirmMackenzie Collier Interiors
Best LandscapingBerghoff Design Group
Best Luxury Management CompanyMark Taylor
Best Luxury RentalsOptima Sonoran Village
Best Master-Planned Community/DevelopmentSilverleaf
Best NurseryWhitfill Nursery
Best Pool CompanyVenetian Outdoors


Best Academic Tutoring ServicePimentel Academic Services
Best Birthday Party SpotRachels Young At Art Studio
Best Children’s HospitalPhoenix Children’s Hospital
Best Day CampRachels Young At Art Studio
Best Holiday Experience for ChildrenNorth Pole Experience
Best Kid-Friendly HotelGreat Wolf Lodge
Best Kid’s Clothing StoreCheeky Chic Baby Boutique
Best Kid’s EntertainmentChildren’s Museum of Phoenix
Best Kid’s RestaurantGrimaldi’s Pizzeria
Best Nanny AgencyThe Nanny Concierge
Best Pediatric Dentist OfficeAffiliated Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics (Dr. Julie Anfinson, Dr. Tim Wilson, Dr. Danielle Goldstein, Dr. Abraham Itty)
Best PediatricianDr. Kristin Struble, Camelback Pediatrics
Best Private High SchoolNotre Dame Preparatory High School
Best Private or Charter SchoolTIE: All Saints, Scottsdale Christian Academy
Best Water ParkGreat Wolf Lodge


Best Anchor/TeamJaime Cerreta, 3 TV
Best Local Radio Personality/TeamJohnjay & Rich, 104.7 KISS
Best News Station3TV
Best Radio Station550 KFYI
Favorite Local Morning ShowABC15 Mornings, ABC15
Favorite Meteorologist or Weather PersonalityMegan Thompson, ABC 15
Favorite SportscasterMark McClune, CBS 5
Most Fashionable News AnchorYetta Gibson, CBS 5

Nightlife & Cocktails

Best Arizona BreweryThunder Canyon Brewery
Best Bar for Fun & GamesThe Hot Chick
Best Bloody MaryHash Kitchen
Best Comedy ClubTempe Improv
Best Country Music BarDierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row
Best Craft CocktailsBourbon & Bones
Best Dance FloorWasted Grain
Best Day Drinking SpotCold Beers & Cheeseburgers
Best Dive BarTIE: Coach House, Dilly Dally, Old Town Tavern, The Rusty Spur, TT Roadhouse
Best Happy HourDiego Pops
Best Karaoke NightThe Grapevine
Best Local DJDJ Elite
Best LoungeKazimierz Wine & Whiskey Bar
Best MargaritaModern Margarita
Best NightclubWasted Grain
Best Nightlife PhotographerJacob Tyler Dunn
Best Place to Spend a 21st BirthdayWasted Grain
Best PubTIE: George & Dragon, Thirsty Lion
Best Rooftop BarSecond Story Liquor Bar
Best SaloonTIE: Dirty Dogg Saloon, Handlebar J
Best Wine BarPostino Winecafe


Best EntrepreneurMackenzie Collier, Mackenzie Collier Interiors
Best Marketing ProfessionalAshley Richards, E Squared Marketing
Best MatchmakerRoseann Higgins, SPIES (Single Professional Introductions for the Especially Selective)
Best PRRobyn Patterson, Mack Media Relations
Most Fashionable Valley ManTIE: Javier Soto, Austin Sibbio
Most Fashionable Valley WomanJulie Xander
Most Influential in Valley BusinessMonica Villalobos, President & CEO Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Most Influential in Valley EducationTIE: Michael Crow, President of Arizona State University; Sister Joan Fitzgerald, BVM, Sister Joanie Nuckols, BVM and Sister Lynn Winsor, BVM – Xavier College Preparatory
Most Influential in Valley FoodChef Beau MacMillan, Cala and Food Network Personality
Most Influential in Valley NonprofitKevin Rowe, Lerner and Rowe Gives Back
Most Influential in Valley PoliticsKate Gallego, Mayor of Phoenix
Most Influential in Valley TourismDebbie Johnson, Director of Arizona Office of Tourism
Most Influential PhilanthropistDr. Stacie J. Stephenson


Best Antique, Vintage or Resale/Consignment BoutiqueVintage by Misty
Best Cosmetics and SkincareHerbal Dynamics Beauty
Best EyewearTatum Eyecare
Best Gift ShopFrances
Best Handbags and AccessoriesTIE: Michael Kors, Tory Burch
Best Local BoutiqueDot + Dash Mobile Boutique
Best Local Fashion DesignerJulliana Garten, J.Garten
Best Local Jewelry StoreJacqueline Dadanian, JN Jewels
Best Local Watch SelectionCoffin & Trout Fine Jewelers
Best Outlets or Discount Shopping CenterThe Outlets at Anthem
Best Pet ShopDesert Dog Treat Bar
Best Pop-Up Shopping MarketPhoenix Flea
Best Shopping CenterScottsdale Quarter

Social Media

Best Fashion Feed on InstagramMcKenna Wesley, @thebubblyblonde
Best Fitness InstagramSarah Whipple, @sarah.j.whipple
Best Food Feed on InstagramMarci Symington, @texaztaste
Best Home/Design InstagramJames Judge, @thehousejudge
Best Makeup Feed on InstagramNicole Tanneberg, @nicoletanneberg
Best Pet InstagramCoco, @cocothemaltesedog
Best PodcastJose & Brittany Acevedo, Finding Arizona Podcast
Best Social Media MarketingE Squared Marketing
Best Travel/Adventure InstagramTom Forbes, @tomforbes
Best YouTube ChannelNicole Tanneberg
Cutest Kids InstagramCheeky Chic Baby Boutique, @cheekychicbb
Most Motivational InstagramThe Emerald AZ, @theemeraldaz

Stay & Play

Best CasinoTalking Stick Resort
Best Downtown Phoenix HotelThe Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel
Best Lobby BarHotel Valley Ho
Best Luxury Vacation RentalI Love Scottsdale
Best Movie TheatreHarkins
Best ResortThe Senna House
Best Troon Golf CourseThe Westin Kierland Golf Club
Best Valley Adventure ExperienceHot Air Expeditions
Most Relaxing Resort PoolSheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass


Best Bridal ShowArizona Online Wedding Show
Best Engagement Ring StoreRobbins Brothers The Engagement Ring Store
Best Menswear ShopCelebrity Tux and Tails
Best Music EntertainmentElite Mobile Entertainment
Best Rehearsal Dinner RestaurantThe Vig
Best Wedding Bar ServicesPrickly Pear Bear Co
Best Wedding Cakes & DessertsSue Jacobs Cakes
Best Wedding Catering CompanyKiss the Chef Catering
Best Wedding Dress ShopLaurie’s Bridal
Best Wedding FloristThe Wildflower AZ
Best Wedding Group ActivityArizona Party Bike
Best Wedding Hair & MakeupBabydoll Weddings
Best Wedding Invitation DesignThe Paper Place
Best Wedding PhotographerElyse Hall Photography
Best Wedding PlannerYour Jubilee
Best Wedding RentalsNative Events
Best Wedding VenueTercero by Aldea Weddings
Best Wedding VideographerLove Story Films
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