Arizona Local Food Reviews

GUIDE TO THE VALLEY | Best Places To Eat, Stay and Visit in Phoenix, AZ

December 2, 2019

Every single day, Anthony and I get messages from people visiting the Valley, wondering where they should stay, what they should do, where they should eat… Well, this one is for YOU! All of our favorite places, our picks from each restaurant, where we love to stay, and more!

WHERE TO EAT

HASH KITCHEN

Anthony’s pick: “Carne Asada Torta Sandwich… oh my god, yes.”

Bethanie’s pick: “Cannoli Donuts to start, Avocado Toast Hash Style & Hash Potatoes for an entree. Can’t go to Hash Kitchen without getting the potatoes.”

MORNING KICK

Bethanie and Anthony’s pick: “Totchos. With beef chorizo or applewood smoked bacon. THE BEST.”

POSTINO EAST

Anthony’s pick: “Nine Iron Panini.”

Bethanie’s pick: “Bruschetta board with Salami & Pesto (and whatever other flavors I feel like that day… but ALWAYS the Salami & Pesto).”

PICAZZO’S

Anthony’s pick: “Tucsan Chicken Breast.”

Bethanie’s pick: “Bianca Pasta.”

 

JOE’S FARM GRILL

Anthony’s pick: “Stuffed Lamb Burger.”

Bethanie’s pick: “Farm Burger.”

DULCE CHURRO CAFE

Anthony’s pick: “Churro Bites with Fruity Pebbles & Icing.”

Bethanie’s pick: “El Grande Churro with Chocolate Dip.”

THE VIG

Bethanie’s pick: “Steak Salad.”

GOOD & PROPER AT HOTEL ADELINE

Anthony’s pick: “Turkey Breast French Dip.”

Bethanie’s pick: “Five Cheese Hand Tossed Pizza.”

DIEGO POPS

Anthony’s pick: “Sonoran Hot Dog.”

Bethanie’s pick: “Brussel Sprout Nachos.”

ZERO DEGREES

Anthony’s pick: “Mangonada + XXTRA Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Cheese Fries.”

LIBERTY MARKET

Anthony’s pick: “Smothered Breakfast Burrito with Chorizo.”

Bethanie’s pick: “You can’t go wrong with anything on the menu, but don’t skip the Liberty Potatoes.”

JOE’S REAL BBQ

Anthony’s pick: “Big Bad Wolf Sandwich.”

Bethanie’s pick: “BBQ Sandwich with Pulled Pork and Mac ‘n Cheese. A lot of Mac ‘n Cheese.”

WHERE TO STAY

FAIRMONT SCOTTSDALE PRINCESS RESORT

Kid friendly. Beautiful events over the holidays and summer. Tons of different pools and things to do for the whole family.

THE ANDAZ RESORT

Kid friendly. Private bungalows. Right on the mountain with stunning views. Highly recommend their spa.

HOTEL ADELINE

Incredible food. Gorgeous rooms and pool. Not super kid-friendly.

HYATT REGENCY SCOTTSDALE RESORT & SPA AT GAINEY RANCH

Kid friendly. So many gorgeous places to swim. Incredible food and ambiance. Highly recommend a spa day there, too!

WHAT TO DO

PHOENIX ZOO

A must-do if you’re in Phoenix. Our kids’ favorite place ever.

DESERT BOTANICAL GARDEN

Located right next to the Phoenix Zoo, the Desert Botanical Garden is a stunning display of the desert’s most beautiful plants and scenes. Catch it during the holidays for a beautiful light display, too!

ODYSEA AQUARIUM

OdySea is such a fun place to take the family and learn about the world’s sea life and oceans.

 SALONS + SPAS

FREE SPIRIT GLAM

If you’re in the Phoenix Valley and need your hair done, you have to book with Teresa at Free Spirit Glam. She is the only person I trust with my hair! I highly recommend going to her if you’re looking for someone to do your extensions, too! Check out my latest transformation HERE.

THE BEAUTY BOSS, RN

If you’re looking for a medical spa, Denise is your girl. She does my botox, filler, and facials and she is the BEST in the biz. I mean, look at that cheek filler transformation above! My absolute favorite facial she does is the dermalinfusion.

PALO VERDE SPA & APOTHECARY

Located at The Andaz Resort, the Palo Verde Spa is the perfect place to relax for the day and get a massage.

SPA AVANIA

Located at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale, Spa Avania is the perfect place to spend your birthday or girl’s day. Mineral pools, relaxation rooms, spas, massages, food service… you can’t go wrong.

CITRUS MASSAGE

If you’re in the East Valley and need a massage, Citrus is the best. We love how warm and welcome they are, the simplicity of the rooms, and the beautiful aromas they choose for their spa.

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