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Kimber Lanning of Local First Arizona Shares Her Favorite Spots in the Valley

We sat down with Kimber Lanning to find out about her favorite local places around town. She’s the founder and executive director of Local First Arizonaand also owns Stinkweeds and Modified Arts. We’re a proud member of Local First, a non-profit that supports local businesses to help build vibrant communities.

Kimber Lanning

What is your favorite coffee shop?
My big secret is …

A Vintage Valentine’s Day

Hotel Valley Ho has been a hideaway since 1956 (Robert Wagner and Natalie Wood even got married here in ’57). Celebrate this Valentine’s Day with a candlelit dinner at ZuZu, spa packages, and more.

Dinner at ZuZu
Order off the regular menu or choose from specials like Tempura Shrimp & Lobster, Pan Seared Halibut, and a Dessert Trio for Two. We’re also featuring a few deals on cocktails and Champagne. Make your reservation online or at 480.421.7997 (dinner …

Enjoy Wines from the Renowned Hahn Winery at our February Chef’s Table

On Monday, February 3, make plans at ZuZu for an evening of food and wine featuring Hahn Winery of Monterey County, California. For Paul Clifton, winemaking started with the yearning to make a career change from firefighting. One day, he discovered winemaking equipment in his grandparents’ basement that they used during prohibition, and meticulously brought it back to working order. He now crafts the amazing wines at Hahn, and will be our guest of honor for the evening. His extensive experience and expertise with cool-climate-grape varieties …

Enjoy Wines from the Iconic Napa Cellars at our January Monday Night Chef’s Table

Our Monday Night Chef’s Table on January 13 will feature the iconic Napa Cellars. The winery was founded on 5 1/2 acres of prime Oakville soil in 1968 — the same year that Napa Valley was declared the country’s first agricultural preserve — and became famous for luscious chardonnays and authentic Napa reds. We hope you’ll join us for this celebration of food and wine, with conversation from the chef and special guest!

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Become a “Localist” and Enjoy Exclusive Events & Deals from Local Businesses

We’re a proud member of Local First Arizona, a non-profit organization that supports local businesses to help build vibrant communities. They just started a really cool program where you can become aLocalistand get access to exclusive events plus enjoy discounts and freebies from beloved local businesses.

Special Localist experiences include person styling sessions at Frances boutique, VIP access to the Devoured Culinary Festival, and an exclusive concert and happy hour hosted by Stinkweeds. To become …