Sunday, August 18, 2013

AZIGG Grow Globally PHX 2013 October 7th

Grow Globally PHX 2013
"All of Metro Phoenix's Global Resources, All in One Place, All at One Time"
Who's Who and What's What of Global Business
5th Annual Grow Globally Phoenix Fair

Grow Globally
Monday, October 7, 2013
3:00pm – 5:00pm

SkySong 1475 N Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale, Convergence Auditorium
$30 in advance ($40 @ the door)
Exhibitor tables are available.
Includes international walking dinner and beverages. Free parking.

Who should attend: Arizona business leaders looking to export and grow globally. This is your annual best chance to connect to the global business community. Growing globally truly is 'the road less traveled'. Come with us on the journey!

Grow Globally Phoenix Fair is a signature event for AZIGG. Pictures from previous events are shown here for 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012

Welcome internationalists!
Questions? Contact Yvonne @ 480-595-5000 (

Exhibitors and Sponsors
Asia Arizona Business Council
Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Arizona Commerce Authority
Arizona Consular Corps
Arizona Council for International Visitors (AZCIV)
Arizona District Export Council (ADEC)
Arizona International Growth Group (AZIGG)
Arizona State University and ASU SkySong
Arizona Technology Council
Canada Arizona Business Council
Chinese Chamber of Commerce
City of Scottsdale
Galbut & Galbut PC
Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC)
Juras Law Firm
Korean Chamber of Commerce of Arizona
Lamson Consulting
Mesa Community College Study Abroad Program
Mojo Video Marketing
Organization of Women in Trade - Phoenix (OWIT-Phoenix)
PCFR International State of the State
Phoenix Business Journal
Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations (PCFR)
Phoenix Sister Cities
RUSTEC - Russian Science Technology & Education Consortia
Scottsdale Sister Cities
Small Business Administration (SBA)
The Great Canadian Picnic
Thunderbird Executive Education
Thunderbird Online
US Commercial Service
US Export Assistance Centers (USEAC)
Valley of the Sun Clean Cities Coalition
Vistage International
Welcome to America Project
World Trade Forum January (2014)

Friday, August 16, 2013

Best Phoenix International Restaurants 2013

International food is part of the global scene of Phoenix. Here are the top international restaurants in Phoenix. Send in your input to

Best International Restaurants in Arizona

Afghan: Flaming Kebob (Mesa and Tempe), Kyber Halal (Phoenix)

Bosnian: Caffe Sarajevo (Phoenix)

Brazilian: Fogo de Chao (Scottsdale)

British/Irish: Codfather (Phoenix), Cornish Pasty Company (Tempe and Mesa), George and Dragon (Phoenix), Rula Bula (Tempe), Skeptical Chymist (Scottsdale)

Cambodian: Reathrey Sekong (Phoenix)

Caribbean: Chino Bandido (Phoenix and Chandler), Havana Cafe (Phoenix), Millie's Cafe Puerto Rican Cuisine (Mesa)

Chinese: China Chile* (Phoenix), China King (Chandler), China Magic Noodle House (Chandler), Chou's Kitchen (Chandler), George and Son (Scottsdale), Great Wall Hong Kong Cuisine (Phoenix), Szechuan Palace* (Phoenix)

Dutch: Rokerij (Phoenix)

Ecuadorian: Mi Comida Restaurante Latino (Phoenix)

El Salvadorian: Restaurant Salvadoreno (Mesa)

Ethiopian: Cafe Lalibela (Tempe), Gojo Ethiopian (Phoenix)

Filipino: Hey Joe! (food truck), Halo-Halo (Phoenix)

French: Amuse Bouche Bistro (Surprise), Au Petit Four (Scottsdale), Coup des Tartes (Phoenix), La Petite France (Scottsdale), Sophie's (Phoenix), Vincent's on Camelback (Phoenix), Vincent Market Bistro (Phoenix)

German: Brat Haus (Scottsdale), Europa Pastry Cafe (Phoenix), German Sausage Company (Phoenix), Haus Murphy's (Glendale), Zur Kate (Mesa)

Greek: Greekfest* (Phoenix) - see picture above of chef Tony Makridis

Indian: Al Hamra* (Scottsdale), Indian Delhi Palace (Phoenix), Jewel of the Crown (Scottsdale), Maharaja Palace (Glendale), Tandoori Times (Glendale and Scottsdale), The Dhaba (Tempe), Udupi Cafe (Scottsdale)

Italian: Andreoli Italian Grocer* (Scottsdale), Alexi's Grill (Phoenix), Avanti's (Phoenix), Cibo (Phoenix), Crudo (Italian), Giuseppe's on 28th (Phoenix), Marcellino Ristorante (Phoenix), Noca (Scottsdale), Pasta Brioni (Scottsdale), Pizzeria Bianco* (Phoenix), 'Pomo (Scotttsdale), Postino Arcadia and Central (Phoenix), Sassi (Scottsdale), Tomaso's (Phoenix and Chandler), Tutti Santi (Scottsdale, Gilbert and Glendale)

Japanese: Dozo (Scottsdale), Hana Japanese Eatery (Phoenix), Hiro Sushi (Scottsdale), Nobuo at Teeter House* (Phoenix), Roka Akor* (Scottsdale), ShinBay (Scottsdale), Shimogamo* (Chandler), Sushi Ken (Chandler), Toyama (Scottsdale), Yasu Sushi Bistro (Phoenix)

Korean: Cafe Ga Hyang (Glendale), Chodang Tofu and BBQ (Chandler), Takamatsu* (Chandler)

Kosher: Segal's Oasis Grill (Phoenix)

Mexican: Barrio Cafe* (Phoenix), Carolina's Mexican Food (Phoenix), Comedor Guadalajara (Phoenix), El Guero Canelo (Tucson), Elote Cafe* (Sedona), Javelina Inferno (Scottsdale), La Tolteca Mexican Foods (Phoenix), Los Dos Molinos (Mesa and more), Los Reyes de la Torta* (Phoenix), Mariscos Playa Hermosa (Phoenix), Mi Nidito* (Tucson), Spotted Donkey Cantina* (Scottsdale)

Middle Eastern: Al-Hana at Baiz Market* (Phoenix), Pars Persian Cuisine (Phoenix), Persian Garden Cafe (Phoenix), Persian Room (Scottsdale)

Pakistani: Curry Corner (Tempe)

Peruvian: Mi Comida Restaurante Latino (Scottsdale)

Polish: Polish Goodies (Phoenix)

Russian/Uzbek: Bon Appetit (Phoenix), Golden Valley (Phoenix), Restaurant Samarkand* (Phoenix)

Somali: Juba Restaurant (Phoenix)

Spanish: Tapas Papa Fritas (Scottsdale)

Swedish: Beaver Choice* (Tempe)

Thai: Malee's on Main* (Scottsdale), Swaddee Thai Cuisine (Scottsdale and Chandler), Thai Lahna (Phoenix), Thai Spices (Mesa), Wild Thaiger* (Phoenix)

Vietnamese: Cyclo Vietnamese Cuisine (Chandler), Davang (Phoenix), Fresh Mint (Scottsdale), Khai Hoan (Tempe), Noodles Ranch (Scottsdale), Tea Lite Cafe (Scottsdale)

There are also many world-class resorts with great restaurants inside - some of which are international and all of which cater to international visitors.

Best Arizona Resort Dining

Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa (Phoenix)
Camelback Inn (Scottsdale)
Enchantment Resort (Sedona)
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort and Spa (Scottsdale)
Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North (Scottsdale)
Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch (Scottsdale)
Intercontinental Montelucia Resort and Spa (Paradise Valley)
L'Auberge de Sedona (Sedona)
Loews Ventana Canyon Resort (Tucson)
Ritz-Carlton Phoenix (Phoenix)
Royal Palms Resort and Spa (Phoenix)
Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa (Paradise Valley)
Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort (Chandler)
Talking Stick Resort and Casino (Scottsdale)
The Boulders a Waldorf Astoria Resort (Carefree)
The Hermosa Inn (Phoenix)
The Phoenician Resort (Scottsdale)
The Westin Kierland Resort and Spa (Scottsdale)
The Westin LaPaloma Resort and Spa (Tucson)
Westward Look Resort (Tucson) 

Other Top Restaurants in Arizona

Arcadia Farms Cafe (Scottsdale)
Binkley's Restaurant (Cave Creek)
Cafe Roka (Bisbee)
Donavon's Steak & Chop House (Phoenix)
Durant's (Phoenix)
Eddie's House (Scottsdale)
Eddie V's Prime Seafood (Scottsdale)
FnB (Scottsdale)
Joe's Farm Grill (Gilbert)
Joe's Real BBQ (Gilbert)
Kai at Wild Horse Pass (Chandler)
Lo-Lo's Chicken and Waffles (Phoenix and Scottsdale)
Mastro's Ocean Club (Phoenix)
Richardson's Cuisine of New Mexico (Phoenix)
Roaring Fork (Scottsdale)
Tarbell's (Phoenix)
The Farmhouse (Gilbert)
Quiessence, The Farm at South Mountain (Phoenix)