The Best In Food & Restaurants: 2014


Calling all foodies! Whether your tastebuds prefer mexican, italian, asian, or everything under the culinary sun Arizona is home to some amazing restaurants and chefs. Here are readers top picks for food in the Valley.

These are the winners of Best of Our Valley 2014. The winner each category this year will be featured in the March 2014 issue, a tell-all guide to the best people and places in the Valley of the Sun, as chosen by its residents. The winners with the most total votes will be featured on the cover, but you will have to wait until March to find out who they are!

As a special thanks to the winners and those who helped them attain their “Best Of” status, a celebratory bash will be held in spring 2014. Stay tuned for details on the fabulous fete!

All those who won this year can download their 2014 Winners logos here


Best Asian Cuisine & Cocktails – Nobuo at Teeter House

Best Baked Goods or Sweets – Classic Cakes & Confections

Best Barbecue – Hammered Hog

Best Breakfast – Scramble

Best Burger – Rehab Burger Therapy

Best Business Lunch Spot – Bistro 24, The Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix

Best Comfort Food – Beckett’s Table

Best Culinary Event: Fall – Arizona Honey Festival

Best Culinary Event: Spring – Scottsdale Culinary Festival

Best Cup of Coffee – Lux Coffeebar

Best Cup of Coffee: Large Chain – TIE between Dunkin’ Donuts & Starbucks

Best Date Spot – The House at Secret Garden

Best Department Store Dining – Cafe Nordstrom at Nordstrom

Best Farmers Market – SuperFarm Market in Mesa

Best Frozen Treat – Udder Delights

Best Gluten-Free Menu – Sushi Roku

Best Grocery Store – AJ’s Fine Food

Best Health Food / Specialty Store – Luci’s Healthy Marketplace

Best Health Food or Vegetarian Food – Luci’s Healthy Marketplace

Best Hot Dogs – The Mission

Best Italian – Tutti Santi

Best Lunch Spot – Fun – The Farm at South Moutain

Best Mexican Food – Two Hippies Beach House

Best New Restaurant – Ben & Jack’s Steakhouse

Best Outdoor Dining – Quiessence at The Farm at South Mountain

Best Place to Watch the Big Game – Half Moon Sports Grill

Best Private Dining Room – Table XII, Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa

Best Resort Restaurant – Deseo, Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

Best Seafood – Bluewater Grill

Best Slice – Venezia’s Pizzeria

Best Spa Cuisine – Waldorf Astroia Spa Cafe, The Boulders

Best Steakhouse – The Capital Grille

Best Sunday Brunch – The Mission

Best Sushi – Blue Wasabi Sushi & Martini Bar

Best Tea Spot – The Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix

Best Teppanyaki – Sapporo

Best Valley Food Truck – Super Farm Super Truck

Best View – The Hyatt, Downtown Phoenix- Compass Arizona Grill

Favorite Local Food Blog or Website – Phoenix Bites

Most Amazing Restaurant Interior – Searsucker

Old Favorite – Geordie’s Restaurant & Lounge

Spiciest Dining – Tadoori Times

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