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Countdown: Best Places to Eat

Every January, the Celebration of Fine Art convenes 100 acclaimed and emerging artists for the most beloved art show of the Southwest. While a number of the artists are from Arizona, there are 20 other states represented. Over the years, these visiting and local artists have gotten dining out in Scottsdale down to a science.

No matter the category you’re craving, when you’re visiting the Valley, Celebration of Fine Art artists are happy to provide recommendations on the restaurants they frequent most:

Best Patio:

Isabella’s Kitchen, hands down. The food and service are great, but the comfortable outdoor atmosphere and views are tops. Extra soothing at sunset to unwind and connect with friends around a fire. Love!” – Stephanie Revennaugh

Best Healthy Option:

True Food because I can always count on finding something unusual and tasty there. Plus it’s in the beautiful Scottsdale Quarter!” -Kathleen Hope

Best Happy Hour:

Olive and Ivy, the flavors are varied and always good.” -Trevor Swanson

Best Date Night:

“For over-the-top service and New York-style dining, nothing tops the Capital Grille for special occasions. My husband and I both are from back East and like feeling we are back in NYC by the water.” -Emily Randolph

Best Mexican Food:

The Mission, because it is independently owned, the food is amazing, and it is right downtown near the theater and other fun places.” -Julia Chacon

Jalapeño Inferno because they have great margaritas.” -Myron Whitaker

Salt & Lime. I love all the creative taco options they offer (like 10 or 12 variations) and they can be ordered on corn, flour or lettuce wraps. Plus they have the BEST sangria!” -Kim Ballard

Blue Adobe Grille. I have great memories there with friends.”  -Shelli Kahl

Do you have a favorite restaurant in the Valley? Please share in the comments below!


  1. Ann Morrow December 7, 2017

    Best Lunch
    It has to be said that the Celebration Cafe is amazing. Right on site you can mingle with other art lovers and artists while enjoying the great salads, soups and sandwiches all made to order. My personal favorite is the Celebration Salad!

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Dec 7th, 2017
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