Central Dining

Peach Tree Café

About 40 years ago, Ralph and Kay Nye opened a little café in Lake Montezuma, a wide spot on the road off Interstate 17 south of Sedona. Cricket’s…
Northern Dining

Teatro Italian Food & Wine

It’s not often that we feature two destinations from the same town in this section of the magazine, but this month, Bright Side Bookshop (see Local…
Central Dining

Belfry Brewery

The Verde Baptist Church served the Cottonwood community from 1928 until the early 1960s, when the church changed locations and a Pontiac dealership…
Southern Dining

Chef Alisah’s Restaurant

When people say they’re “living the dream,” they usually mean it ironically, but not Ahmet and Halida Alisah, the husband-and-wife team behind Chef…
Central Dining


Since it opened in 2015, Mariposa has consistently been lauded as one of Sedona’s — and Arizona’s — most romantic restaurants. And the accolades come…
Central Dining

Hassayampa Smokehouse BBQ

At Wickenburg’s Hassayampa Smoke­house BBQ, there’s a hierarchy of flavor superiority. At the top is the king of all barbecue cuts: brisket. 
Central Dining


In 2020, Lawrence Smith and Aseret Arroyo took their grill, their tortilla press and a 10-by-10-foot tent to farmers markets all across the Valley of…
Central Dining

Colados Coffee & Crepes

The Reina family first tried crepes on their trip to Paris in 2013. At the time, they had no intention of making or selling crepes themselves. But…