Zak's Chocolate Archives

Whether you’re smitten with Valentine’s Day or think it’s a corporate conspiracy, we’d wager you could benefit from a little chocolate in your life. Order some for yourself or share the love with friends, family or your paramour – or all of the above. Chocolate for everyone, we say!    Skip the chains and support an indie chocolatier this year. Here are some of our favorites.  Zak’s Chocolate Longtime loves Jim and Maureen Elitzak make “bean-to-bar” chocolate in their North Scottsdale shop. In addition to their regular retinue of chocolate bars (including vegan...

Each month, we of the PHOENIX Magazine creative team ask ourselves a different question about our favorite dining and drinking experiences in the Valley. Our picks are usually hidden in the back of the magazine among our Dining Guide restaurant listings. Not any more. Our picks are going digital! Feel free to follow us on social media (at least, those of us who tweet) and be sure to tag us (@PhoenixMagazine on Twitter and @PHXMagazine on Instagram) on pics of your favorite picks.

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