Blog by Tomi (Tomyal Emptage)

Taco Guild

July 25th, 2014
                                 Taco Guild

Set in a rustic Methodist Church, in central Phoenix, Taco Guild lends a relaxing beautiful atmosphere with high wood ceilings, old world murals and incandescent stained glass windows.  

Aromatic street tacos and burritos are served with sides that won’t disappoint.  The portions are large and a few street tacos can easily be shared.

The fa ...

Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill

May 28th, 2014
GarbanzoGarbanzo Mediterranean Grill

If you know me you are more than likely aware that I avoid fast food as much as possible.  Since I am a Realtor driving around in my car for long periods of time.  I don’t have the luxury of dragging food along with me because; the hot Arizona temperatures will almost boil water, melt protein bars, shrivels apples and turn bananas brown within and hour.  I can ...

Modern Grove, A Must Eat

May 23rd, 2014


               Neighborhood eatery & Market

We love this great industrial style market with it's large rollup doors at the bar, great beers on tap, large menu selection and baked goods. The Classic Tuna is YUMMY and is big enough to share!


I do think the bathrooms are a bit confusing.  The bathrooms are shared which is fine, but if you wait in li ...

Otro Cafe

May 13th, 2013
Otro Cafe

If you know me at all you must know that I am Foodie.  My partner Jeremy and I find pleasure in hunting down little fun and yummy places to eat in the valley.  


Otro Cafe might just be my new favorite restaurant.  Here you will be pleasantly surprised with a large open kitchen and a minimalist dining room.  There is also a small relaxing patio out front.  


They do have a ...

Tommy V's Urban Kitchen & Bar

February 4th, 2013
If you know me you know I love good food!  Tommy V's

Tommy V's has a wonderful relaxing atmosphere, a large bar in the middle of the dinning rooms. Yes, two dining areas.  Which lends to plenty of dining space for large parties.  I like the one closest
the bar because, that is where the
three piece jazz band plays. 
Live music huge bonus for this restaurant.  

The menu is very well appointed with versitl ...

Distrito Modern Mexican

August 27th, 2012


Distrito Skulls

Distrito Modern Mexican
is restaurant located in old town Scottsdale inside The Saguaro hotel.  This restaurant has easy-going atmosphere with a colorful funky Mexican decor. It offers large comfortable booths that you won't feel squished in and patio dinning for those cooler nights.  Distrito's website describes the food as,  "diverse street food of Mexico City".  If the food is this ...

Tuck Shop

August 23rd, 2012

The Tuck Shop

Tuck Shop
is a yummy local eatery. It's one of my favorites.  
A small and cozy spot with soft lighting and a contemporary intereior.  The menu is small in size but big in flavor.  I stopped eating meat months ago, but before I did I ordered the Stuffed Medjool Dates which have chaorizo in them and they are amazing.  I also suggest the Catfish Cakes for those of you who don't do meat, but are ...