Aaron May’s Praying Monk in Scottsdale Plays Out Like a Punk Rock Show
If a restaurateur could be likened to a music genre, then chef Aaron May is punk rock.
The well-known Valley chef and restaurateur does what he wants, the way he wants to, and with zero apologies.
And his newest venture, Praying Monk, in Old Town Scottsdale, plays out like a punk rock show. The scene is a mash-up of industrial and dimly lit DIY. The ever-changing menu of modern American food, like a set list, offers May the ability to add and subtract whenever and however he likes. Some songs (or dishes) are fist-pumpers, while others aren’t nearly as good — and have you heading for the bar. That’s a good thing at Praying Monk, since an extensive selection of beer is one of the things it does best. READ MORE