Fabulous Arizona

Whether the mother figure in your life is a prime-rib-and-mashed-potatoes type or someone who craves bubbly and benedicts, here’s where to celebrate–and savor–Mother’s Day in Phoenix and beyond.

Rudri Patel

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, and Valley restaurants are celebrating and commemorating moms with special meals and drinks. Whether your mom prefers digging into some wings at a fast-casual spot or getting dressed up for a fancy dinner, these 10 metro Phoenix restaurants have something for everyone.


PHOENIX magazine’s 3rd annual Dish Fest unleashed an expanded feature in 2024: the chef demonstration!

Throughout the food festival — held on Sunday, March 17 at The Clayton House in Scottsdale — five of the best chefs in the Valley took turns showing off their culinary skills and food knowledge on a Wolf, SubZero, Cove outdoor cooking stage set up by Ferguson Showroom.

Nikki Buchanan and Chris Malloy

Where to go now for plate-sized fry bread, uni-oyster shooters, filet mignon-stuffed tortelloni, and fancy Indian chaat.

Although the metro Phoenix food scene naturally took a hit during the pandemic, it has been coming roaring back in recent years, offering more and better choices for memorable dining in just about every category.

Nikki Buchanan

The Valley’s hottest restaurants of the moment, offering everything from spicy aguachile to udon carbonara

Once known for its steakhouses and mainstream Mexican food, the metro Phoenix restaurant scene has positively exploded in the past five years. These days, there are not only more restaurants but better ones, expressing the city’s range and sophistication.

Georgann Yara

According to a survey by market research company Drive Research, 52% percent of consumers expect to spend around $192 on Valentine’s Day this year. And it’s a good bet that the majority of those dollars are earmarked for a romantic dinner.

Sara Crocker

This weekend only, the modern Indian restaurant in Chandler will serve fresh takes on traditional recipes served during the five-day festival. For Karan Mittal, Diwali is a reminder of the importance of family, and wherever he is in the world, food keeps him connected to those he holds close. “Diwali’s all about cooking for loved ones,” says Mittal, the head chef of Feringhee Modern Indian Cuisine. “It is one of those festivals no matter where you are, you are with your family.”

Ashok Selvam

Smyth is now Chicago’s second three-Michelin-starred restaurant while Indienne becomes the city’s only Michelin-starred Indian restaurant. For years, Michelin inspectors have made chefs John and Karen Urie Shields wait. Their daring tasting menu restaurant — Smyth — sat on the precipice of greatness with two Michelin Stars, one star short of perfection.


Blessed is a word that Chef Vijay Kumar of Semma, a two-year-old South Indian restaurant in New York’s West Village, uses a lot. He admits to being deeply thankful for his hardworking, dedicated team, the appreciation he receives from his patrons and now, most recently, a Michelin Star, which the restaurant has retained from last year.

Nikki Buchanan

The restaurant scene in the area has grown and evolved considerably in the last decade, but metro Phoenix once known for its steak houses and mainstream Mexican restaurants  has positively exploded in the past five years, ironically, even more so in the past two.


When thinking about Phoenix area restaurants, certain categories come to mind. There are the classics such as Carolina’s and Duck and Decanter. There are chef-driven spots with big names like Pizzeria Bianco and Barrio Cafe.


More than 600 people flocked to 2023 Dish Fest on Sunday, March 5 at Clayton House in Scottsdale to sample bites from the Valley’s best local restaurants and food trucks…

Ken Sain

Managing Editor

Owner Madhavi Reddy believes Feringhee Modern Indian Cuisine in Chandler will introduce patrons to the broad range of India’s cuisines.

Nikki Buchanan & Craig Outhier

Author, Phoenix
A high-toned Indian charmer in Chandler. A Sonoran playboy in Mesa. Separated-at-birth siblings from the Thai countryside….

Melissa Larsen

Author, Fabulous Arizona
Boasting beautifully innovative dishes and vibrant cocktails, Feringhee Modern Indian Cuisine brings a reimagined Indian dining experience to Chandler….

Nikki Buchanan

Author, PHOENIX magazine
If you like Indian food, you will absolutely love Feringhee, a charming Chandler restaurant putting a modern spin on an ancient cuisine…

Robrt Pela

Author, OpenTable
Despite triple-digit temperatures, summer is anything but slow in Phoenix. And the folks behind these six new dining and drinking….

Srianthi Perera

Author, The Mesa Tribune
Feringhee Modern Indian Cuisine has just opened its doors to reveal rich aromas, flavors and tastes near the Chandler Fashion Center.

Tirion Morris

Phoenix New Times Food Editor

Indian food just got a fine-dining makeover in Chandler, at Feringhee Modern Indian Cuisine…

Brandon Brown

Reporter, Phoenix Business Journal

The recently opened Feringhee Modern Indian Cuisine is using local meat and produce, Indian spices and two world-renowned chefs in an attempt to offer a whole new type of Indian food…

Bahar Anooshahr

Arizona Republic

Feringhee Modern Indian Cuisine, a new fine dining, woman-owned restaurant, is opening in Chandler on June 23…

Robrt Pela

Author, OpenTable
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