The Ridge Review

The Student News Site of Mountain Ridge High School | Glendale, Arizona

The Student News Site of Mountain Ridge High School | Glendale, Arizona

The Ridge Review

The Student News Site of Mountain Ridge High School | Glendale, Arizona

The Ridge Review


These Are What We Deem to be The Best Places in “The Valley of the Sun” to Get a Bite to Eat

Isabella’s Kitchen

Isabella’s Kitchen

Bella Montoya, Journalist February 21, 2023

In North Scottsdale, located on the Grayhawk Golf Course, Isabella’s Kitchen resides as a restaurant with colorful blends of flavor and cultures. With an interesting blend of Mexican, Italian, and American food, there is comfort food for everyone! Their...

Flower Child

Flower Child

Bella Montoya, Journalist December 15, 2022

Near the bustling area of Desert Ridge, there the cutest restaurant rests: Flower Child! It’s a great restaurant for those who want a well-balanced nutritious meal, while also enjoying a very chill atmosphere. With well priced menu items, Flower Child...

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Taco Guild

Isabella Montoya, Journalist April 8, 2022

If you’re tired of mundane, stereotypical restaurants, and want to find a place that really elevates the dining experience, then worry not. Tucked away in central Phoenix, The Taco Guild rests as a museum-type restaurant, full of incredible foods, drinks,...

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Caminero’s Mexican Food

Remi McKim, Journalist January 7, 2022

There are many Mexican restaurants in Arizona, as the state borders Mexico. However, if you are looking for a relatively cheap Mexican restaurant without having to sacrifice your taste buds, the perfect place is on Deer Valley road in Peoria, Arizona--...

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Well Coffee Co.

Bella Matthey, Contributing Writer January 7, 2022

There aren't an abundance of coffee shops in the Peoria area, which makes Well Coffee Co even more special. They are located on the side of Copper Hills Church, and they are a bit hidden so keep an eye out or you might miss them. While their slightly...

Trip Advisor featuring On the Border - Mexican Grill & Cantina

On the Border

Makayla Bast, Journalist December 6, 2021

At On the Border, its name holds true as you really can’t tell which side of the border you sit on. In every bite, you get a taste of Mexico. Stepping across the border will be one of your best ones yet as you get the chance to have your tastebuds savor...

The State 48 Rock House Restaurant Logo

State 48 Rock House

Isabella Montoya, Social Media Manager November 20, 2020

Rock and Roll never dies at this upbeat brewery!   The State 48 brewery is every rockers paradise! Even though it’s a brewery, for those of you who are not 21, you still have many delicious meals and drinks on the menu to enjoy. There is live...

The Top Shelf Restaurant on Deer Valley and 83rd

Top Shelf

Alexa McClain, Journalist November 16, 2020

Top shelf is most definitely at the top of the list for high quality Mexican restaurants.   There are many restaurants here in Arizona with Mexican food given that we live on the border of Mexico, but Top Shelf offers something more… authenticity....

A Look Into the Cafe

Cabin Coffee Café!

Molly Bomar, Journalist November 5, 2020

Need a caffeine pick-me-up before school? Feeling a little snacky after the last bell? The Cabin Coffee Café has a wintery, log-cabin-in-the-mountains feel, with board games, a fireplace, and a friendly staff to distract you from the Arizona sun pounding...

Poke Maki

Poke Maki

Stop by this new, delicious restaurant!
Emma Padelford December 5, 2019

Three months ago, a local business opened up on 59th Avenue and Bell Road. Serving up sushi, ramen, poke bowls, and other delicious and fresh foods, Poke Maki currently stands at a 4.6 star rating. The business is managed and owned by Willy Tanzil, John...

MacAlpine’s Diner & Soda Fountain

MacAlpine’s Diner & Soda Fountain

Kelsey Nahodil November 9, 2018

MacAlpine’s is a family owned diner that is located on 2303 N. 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85006 with friendly workers and a vintage feel to the walls. MacAlpine’s is a great place to take your little kids. You might spend a little too much when your kids...

Zoes Kitchen

Zoe’s Kitchen

Kate Ourada, Editor April 17, 2018

Zoe’s Kitchen is a fresh and trendy Mediterranean restaurant that is new on the scene in Glendale. I had the pleasure of visiting the restaurant this weekend and was not disappointed.   The Vibe: Zoe’s Kitchen is crisp and colorful,...