Phoenix is at the nexus of one of the fastest-growing counties in America. As the city has changed, the restaurant scene has evolved too, driven largely by homegrown restaurants expanding to new locations and treating diners to new concepts.
Once a land of citrus and steaks, the metro area has become an engaging home to a diverse range of cuisines. In the sprawling desert city and its surrounding towns, notable recent openings have landed all over the gastronomic map. Most notably, Phoenix has seen the rise of Valentine, a restaurant using Arizona ingredients in novel ways, and the rebooting of