The Colony

The Colony on 7th Street

The Colony is a cool dining and shopping destination in north-central Phoenix, on 7th Street north of Missouri. This relatively new spot has some amazing restaurants to choose from, a couple of local boutiques and even a speakeasy.

The Colony

I sampled all three restaurants and enjoyed all of them. The Herb Box has opened a third location here. They are well known for their healthy, seasonal and vegetable-based dishes like Korean Fried Cauliflower as well as …

Scottsdazzle

Scottsdazzle Holiday Events & Cheer

Downtown Scottsdale is the perfect place to celebrate the cheer this holiday season. Scottsdazzle is the City of Scottsdale’s month-long holiday celebration, kicking off with a tree-lighting ceremony on Friday, November 25 at Soleri Plaza. Enjoy hot cocoa, sweets, and live music. Mayor Jim Lane will be on hand to light the tree, imported from Italy and boasting over one million customizable lights.

Scottsdazzle

Enjoy an array of festive events throughout the season. Read more

Carlson Creek

New Downtown Scottsdale Wine Trail

Love wine? Check out the brand-new Scottsdale Wine Trail in Downtown Scottsdale. Five tasting rooms have partnered to offer a fantastic wine-tasting experience showcasing the best of Arizona. Explore wines from LDV Winery, Carlson Creek, Aridus Wine Company, Su Vino Winery and Salvatore Vineyards. All of the tasting rooms are within easy walking distance.

Scottsdale Wine Trail

Starting in January, you can enjoy “Wine Around Wednesdays” on …

Pedal Haus

Pedal Haus Brewery

This delightful new spot sits on Mill Avenue in the heart of downtown Tempe.  Founded by ASU grad Julian Wright, Pedal Haus Brewery boasts a great selection of European-inspired beers and food. Two certified cicerones (the counterpart to the sommelier) can assist you with finding the perfect match.

Pedal Haus

Huge brewing vats are a part of the industrial décor and enhance the vibe as you munch on Maine lobster rolls, smoked chicken wings with white Alabama BBQ sauce, …

Wink 24

Wink24 at Biltmore Fashion Park

Have you been to the new Wink24 at Biltmore Fashion Park? It’s an eclectic space with a lovely patio. Owner and chef Fernanda Borlettie serves up wood-fired pizza, paninis, salads and charcuterie.

Wink24

We sampled a tasting menu showcasing some of their specialty items such as Roasted Barbabietole, Spicy Meatballs and Zucchine Fritte…all delicious. I also loved the Roasted Parsnip and Pecorino Salad with crisp bacon and green apples.

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