Gillette’s vibrant food scene is delivering more character, hospitality and variety than ever before. From hand-cut Wagyu beef aged in-house, basted in a savory red wine butter sauce and grilled to perfection, to mouth-watering, Texas-sized sammies made-to-order and low-carb, gluten-free Keto cupcakes: There’s never been a better (or more interesting) time to dine in the 82717.

It’s not just about the food either. It’s about the people — local restaurateurs, chefs, bartenders and waitstaff – as well as the passion they’re literally bringing to the table, and the intimate stories behind their ambitions, hilarious missteps and hard-earned successes. 

There’s lots to snack on. From candid conversations with Executive Chef Jeremiah Zimmerman in the kitchen at The Railyard to a behind-the-scenes peek into the hottest new sweet stop pop-up churning out the city’s first fat-burning baked goodies, we’ve been busy sinking our teeth into Gillette’s most delicious offerings and hope they resonate with piquancy.

First, pull up a chair and take a bite out of “Barbeque Heaven,” a flavorful profile of Dickey’s Barbeque Pit’s stacked sandwiches. Next, we introduce you to Executive Chef-owner “Chuy” Jimenez, whose soulful renditions of traditional Tapatíos meals at Fiesta Tequila Mexican Restaurant pop with color, acid, and heat. (In other words — if you’re not already eating at Chuy’s, start now.)

We’re taking you straight to the source of the city’s best steaks and cupcakes.


Yelp, eat your heart out.

Bon Appetite,

Stephanie L. Scarclif
Editorial Director  |  @OCmaven 



Providing her stamp of approval
for The Railyard’s hand-cut




BTS @weatherbyinc for
a first look at the MARK V®


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