Scottsdale is home to more than 600 restaurants, making this upscale desert city one of the country's top foodie destinations. No matter what type of cuisine you're craving, the city boasts an impressive roster of restaurants, eateries, gastropubs, and cafes specializing in regional and global specialties. Acclaimed chefs, culinary invention, bold Southwestern flavors and some of the best al fresco dining in the country come together in Scottsdale for a truly unique and exceptional dining scene. The city is also home to a campus of the world renowned Le Cordon Bleu culinary arts program, which means Scottsdale is blessed with a steady supply of young, energetic chefs ready to leave their mark on the local restaurant scene.
Patricia Escarcega has lived in the Arizona desert since she was a teenager. She works as a writer and editor in Phoenix with her four dogs and two cats.
She received her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Arizona and is working on a novel about growing up in the 1990s.