Compiled by Michelle Talsma Everson
Photos Courtesy of Featured Restaurants

Local foodies rejoice – Scottsdale is home to three new delicious eateries. Read on for all of the tasty news bites.

Famiglia Modern Italian Trattoria Now Open
A modern Italian restaurant just opened its doors. Famiglia Modern Italian Trattoria is located at 17025 N. Scottsdale Road, Ste. 140, in the space once occupied by Uncorked Wine Lounge & Eatery. The restaurant is the newest offering by proprietor and sommelier Broc Chavez and Executive Chef Richard Rangel. “We are intent on changing minds about the Italian dining experience with modernized recipes of true Italian cuisine in a casual fine dining atmosphere,” Broc says. Brought together by their love of Italian food and wine, Broc and Richard, both born and raised in Arizona, created the restaurant, “As the modern day expression of their ‘Famiglia’ – that perfect marriage between food, wine and family,” Broc shares. On the restaurant’s Facebook page (@famigliascottsdale), patrons can follow along for ongoing deals and details on top dishes. Some exclusive dishes include: Halibut Saltimbocca, Spaghetti Amatriciana, Tagliatelle Bolognese Ragu, Chicken Milanesa, and more. In addition to Italian favorites, the restaurant showcases an extensive wine list. To learn more, visit

The Buzz Eatery & Treats Now Open in Kierland Commons
Scottsdale is abuzz with excitement for the brand new concept, The Buzz Eatery & Treats, now open in Kierland Commons at 15215 North Kierland Boulevard, Suite 190, across from Anthropologie. The inviting open and airy atmosphere beckons guests to come in and stay awhile or grab a quick bite. This new concept — in partnership with Tableside Partners — boasts a welcoming all-day environment for shoppers, residents, neighbors and visitors to enjoy a cup of coffee, a glass of wine, or a refreshing cocktail along with a brand new deliciously curated menu that’s truly worth the buzz. Menu choices include breakfast and all day selections, sandwiches and sides, and even adult popsicles! The restaurant soft opened in late spring and is now officially open for business. For more, visit

British Entrepreneurs Bring A Taste of the U.K. to North Scottsdale
A group of British entrepreneurs have brought a taste of home to North Scottsdale after purchasing and transforming a well-established pub. Sukhi Ghuman, CEO and Group Chairman of the Octavian group of companies, has made his name in the worlds of facilities management and healthcare over the years. But now he, along with three other British business associates, is turning his hand to the hospitality industry after snapping up the Skeptical Chymist. Sukhi and the team of Kevin Johnston, Suky Khangura and Manjinder Singh have transformed the Irish bar into a traditional British pub. The new name of the pub is The Union Jack and it is located at 15689 N. Hayden Road, Ste. L125. “We are bringing some authentic British comfort food for the people of Scottsdale to sample at The Union Jack,” Sukhi says. “That means bangers and mash, a full English breakfast and beans on toast – all great favorites back home. We are open all day and will continue to welcome sports fans to the pub.” The Skeptical Chymist had been home to the Arizona chapter of the Seattle Seahawks Booster Club, and Sukhi says they’ll be made to feel more than welcome at The Union Jack. “My main passion is soccer – I’m a huge Everton fan – and The Union Jack includes a Premier League lounge where live games will be streamed alongside U.S. sports – it should make for a fantastic atmosphere!” The Union Jack just opened late last month. To learn more, find the pub on Facebook @ theunionjackbar.