Each year, the Arizona Restaurant Association hosts the Foodist Awards to celebrate the culinary minds that make Arizona one of the best foodie destinations in the country. Hand Cut Burgers & Chophouse had a lot to celebrate as they took home the award for Emerging Restaurant of the Year at the 2017 Awards. Owned and operated by Riot Hospitality Group, Hand Cut makes its home on Scottsdale Waterfront and offers grass-finished burgers, responsibly sourced cuts, and an innovative craft cocktail menu. In fact, the restaurant’s cocktail program was also nominated for the Premier Cocktail Program award. Riot Hospitality Group received nominations for Restaurant Manager of the Year, Top Mixologist, and Best Cocktail. Hand Cut Burgers & Chophouse will celebrate their one year anniversary later this month.