Galeto Brazilian Steakhouse: Carving a Tableside Experience

by RaeAnne Marsh

The brightly colored painting of a South American urban landscape of houses and rooftops — even more striking within the décor of dark woods and black slate tile floor — welcomes guests to the unique culinary experience created by Galeto founders to celebrate and share their cultural traditions. The bar area includes a peaceful brick-walled patio, but the main attraction is … [More]

In the Wake of Guy Fieri

by RaeAnne Marsh

“As seen on TV” is a phrase that often goes with a “wink, wink” and less than positive expectations. Not so with restaurants showcased on "Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives," where the attraction is not just the celebrity of having been on TV, but is, first, the food that got them there. Here are three in Metro Phoenix that rated a visit from traveling gourmand Guy … [More]

OBON: Sushi and Serenity

by Mike Hunter

Dozens of gilt-colored cat figurines wave a choreographed greeting to patrons at OBON Sushi + Bar + Ramen, which recently added another Scottsdale location in McCormick Ranch. The décor otherwise is the epitome of simplicity, geometric lines from the table arrangement to chairs, along with chromatic neutrality of dark grey tiles and light woods, creating a sense of calm. … [More]

Vintage Atmosphere

by Mike Hunter

Food is only one part of the dining experience. The restaurant’s atmosphere enhances the menu. Here are three In Business Magazine favorites. BOBBY-Q Nationally recognized by barbecue aficionados, Bobby-Q offers a vintage countrified setting featuring reclaimed woodwork and antique gas lamp. The ribs are the star attraction here, slow cooked over almond and mesquite wood … [More]

Taco Guild – Where Past Is Present

by RaeAnne Marsh

The wonderful thing about the adaptive reuse project that produced the Taco Guild is, it left much more intact than just the structure. The building’s previous lives as a Methodist Church — institutionalized in the cornerstone dated 1893 (before Arizona was even a state) and another from its renewal in 1955 after a few decades of disuse following a fire in 1911 — are … [More]