Culinary pilgrims are spoiled in Scottsdale. We can journey to eateries boasting fare by James Beard Award-winning chefs and embark on food experiences marked by creativity and daring. The latest adventure in our city’s gastronomy scene is the opening of Obon Sushi + Bar + Ramen at The Grove, a new shopping and dining destination at McCormick Ranch. The indoor-outdoor space invites diners to view the action in the expo kitchen; take in the lush landscape on the patio; and indulge in a Japanese-Korean menu of ramen, sushi and shared plates. Standouts include yuzu yellowtail crudo ($15) graced with crispy ginger and sweet pork belly steamed buns (three for $14). 7300 N. Via Paseo Del Sur, Ste. 102, Scottsdale, 623.295.2002
Revenge of the Nerd Lucks cocktail topped with Nerds candy.