Best in Food & Restaurants: 2016

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Home to some of the most incredible restaurants and chefs in the country, Arizona is a diner’s dream.  Here are AZFoothills.com readers top picks for current Valley cuisine.

These are the winners of Best of Our Valley 2016. Winners will be featured in the April 2016 issue of Arizona Foothills Magazine, 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 April 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 May 2016. Stay tuned for details on the fabulous fete!

All those who won this year can download their 2016 Winners logos here

THE WINNERS LIST: FOOD & RESTAURANTS

Best Acai BowlKaleidoscope Juice

Best Asian Cuisine – Blue Wasabi Sushi & Martini Bar

Best Baked Goods or Sweets – Classic Cakes & Confections

Best Barbecue – Hammered Hog

Best Breakfast – Corner Bakery Café

Best Burger – RnR

Best Business Lunch Spot –The Gladly

AFM FAV: Best Business Lunch SpotThe Henry

Best Comfort Food: TIEChelsea’s Kitchen / Lo Lo’s Chicken & Waffles

Best Culinary Event: Scottsdale Culinary Festival

Best Cup of Coffee – Luci’s Healthy Marketplace

Best Cupcake– Classic Cakes & Confections

Best Date Spot – Talavera, Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North

AFM FAV: Best Date SpotElements at Sanctuary Resort

Best Dining With Live Music: TIE 5th and Wine / EVO

Best Doughnut- Fractured Prune

Best Farmers Market – The Farm at South Mountain

Best Fondue – The Melting Pot

Best Food Photography – Debby Wolvos

Best Frozen TreatGelato Dolce Vita

Best Gluten-Free MenuVenezia’s Pizzeria

AFM FAV: Best Gluten-Free Menu Flower Child

Best Grocery StoreAJ’s Fine Food

AFM FAV: Best Grocery StoreSprouts Farmers Market

Best Health Food or Vegetarian FoodLuci’s Healthy Marketplace

Best Health Food StoreLuci’s Healthy Marketplace

Best Hot DogsTed’s Hot Dogs

AFM FAV: Best Hot DogsPortillo’s

Best ItalianMarcellino’s Ristorante

Best Juice BarKaleidoscope Juice

Best Locally Owned Drive-ThruThe Stand

Best Lunch Spot – FunVenezia’s Pizzeria

AFM FAV: Best Lunch Spot – FunThe Montauk

Best MacaronParis Rendez-Vous

Best Mexican FoodBarrio Queen

AFM FAV: Best Mexican FoodJalapeño Inferno

Best New RestaurantThe Upton

Best Outdoor DiningTalavera, Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North

AFM FAV: Best Outdoor DiningSassi

Best Pet-Friendly RestaurantRandy’s Restaurant

Best Place to Watch the Big GameHalf Moon Windy City Sports Grill

AFM FAV: Best Place to Watch the Big GameWasted Grain

Best Private Dining RoomChristopher’s Restaurant/Crush Lounge

Best Resort RestaurantKai at Sheraton Wild Horse Pass

AFM FAV: Best Resort Restaurant T Cook’s at Royal Palms

Best Restaurant to Get the Most Bang for Your BuckOregano’s

Best SeafoodOcean Prime

Best Sky Harbor Airport Dining – Press Coffee Food & Wine

AFM FAV: Best Sky Harbor Airport DiningBlanco’s Tacos & Tequila

Best SliceSpinato’s

AFM FAV: Best SlicePomo Pizzeria

Best Spa CuisineJoya Terrace, Joya Spa at Montelucia

Best SteakhouseShula’s Steakhouse

AFM FAV: Best SteakhouseSteak 44

Best Sunday BrunchThe Gladly

AFM FAV: Best Sunday BrunchEl Chorro

Best SushiBlue Wasabi Sushi & Martini Bar

Best TacoBarrio Queen

Best Tea SpotThe Phoenician

AFM Fave: Best Tea SpotTea & Toast

Best TeppanyakiSapporo

Best Valley Food TruckSaffron JAK

AFM FAV: Best Valley Food TruckWaffle Love

Best ViewDifferent Pointe of View, Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs

Favorite Local Food Blog or WebsiteWrite on Rubee

Most Amazing Restaurant InteriorQuiessence at The Farm at South Mountain

AFM FAV: Most Amazing Restaurant InteriorJ&G Steakhouse

Old FavoriteDurant’s

Spiciest DiningLos Dos Molinos

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