There’s no shortage of amazing food in the Valley, especially in Scottsdale.
Today, the Arizona Restaurant Association (ARA) honored locations around the state, including several in Scottsdale, as winners of 2023 Foodist Awards. Each was selected via public nominations and votes.
The 2023 winners are:
STANDOUT SIGNATURE DISH: Tomahawk Steak, Bacanora
BEST DISH IN A SUPPORTING ROLE: Yam Mamuang Boran (Green mango and shrimp salad), Lom Wong
MOST DELECTABLE DESSERT: Strawberry Marzipan Shortcake, Sel*
FAVORITE LOCAL CRAFT BEER: The Joy Bus, Four Peaks Brewing Co.
MOST CREATIVE HANDCRAFTED COCKTAIL PROGRAM: Tie between Century Grand and Wren & Wolf
BRUNCH WITH A PUNCH: Hash Kitchen*
TOP ARIZONA BREWERY, WINERY, OR DISTILLERY EXPERIENCE: Cider Corps
EXCEPTIONAL CULINARY EXPERIENCE: Christopher’s at the Wrigley Mansion
OUTSTANDING BAR/NIGHTLIFE EXPERIENCE: AZ88*
PHENOMENAL FAST CASUAL CONCEPT: Taco Chiwas
OUTSTANDING HOSPITALITY GROUP: Barter & Shake
BEST WORLD FLAVORS: Glai Baan
UNIQUELY ARIZONA: Terra Farm + Manor
EMERGING RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR: First & Last
TEAM MEMBER OF THE YEAR: Aaron Suder, Liberty Station*
MANAGER OF THE YEAR: Joey Carzo, Outback Steakhouse*
TOP MIXOLOGIST | BARTENDER: Kyla Hein, Whining Pig
TOP CHEF: Rochelle Daniel, Atria
* Denotes Scottsdale
The Foodist Awards Food Pioneer Award—a lifetime achievement award that honors a lifetime of outstanding culinary excellence that continues to educate, inspire, entertain and foster a deeper understanding of the culinary culture in Arizona—was awarded to Mark Tarbell.