SMoCA Mix

SMoCA Mix: Fashionably Avant-Garde

SMoCA, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, is hosting the 4th annual SMoCA Mix: Fashionably Avant-Garde, on Saturday, May 7. The event will showcase avant-garde fashions from local and international designers, with proceeds benefiting the museum.

Los-Angeles based fashion house For the Stars will present featured designers Rocky Gathercole, known for his provocative designs who will showcase a custom dress Katy Perry wore for her Super Bowl XLIX halftime show performance in Arizona along with 20 garments designed exclusively for SMoCA Mix inspired by the architecture of …

Fourtillfour

Fourtillfour Coffee + White House Collective

Fourtillfour Coffee is a delightful new coffee shop in Downtown Scottsdale.  Owner Nico Samaras has a fondness for Porsche, which shows in the garage door, artwork, and tool chest / condiment bar.

Fourtillfour

Fourtillfour serves up delicious cold brew, growlers, and a tasty Cinnamon Sugar Toast with Irish butter and cinnamon sugar on Noble bread. They feature Four Barrel coffee, made in San Francisco.

Fourtillfour

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Modern American Fare at Cowboy Ciao

One of my favorite restaurants in Downtown Scottsdale is Cowboy Ciao, beloved by locals and visitors since 1997. They serve up delicious, modern American cuisine with Southwestern flavors and global influences, in an eclectic atmosphere.

Ciao Interior 2

For appetizers, the Pork Barbacoa is slow cooked and so tender, and the Buffalo Carpaccio is rolled in a red chile and cumin dry rub, seared and served with mizuna dressed in orange oil pickled shallots, smoky aioli and brioche points. So yummy! No …

Original Staff

A Hotel With History

How much do you know about the history of Hotel Valley Ho? It has been a Downtown Scottsdale landmark since it opened on December 20, 1956. Husband and wife Robert and Evelyn Foehl developed and managed the resort, living on site in a private apartment with a courtyard garden.

Original Staff

Architect Edward L. Varney was commissioned to design the hotel. He was extremely forward thinking, sub-structuring the main building to support a seven-story tower at a …

Burger Battle

Battle of the Burgers

Join the Valley’s best chefs and restaurants in a Scottsdale Culinary Festival cookoff as they compete for the title of Best Burgers in the Valley. The Burger Battle is happening right here at Hotel Valley Ho on Thursday, March 24 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Burger Battle

Taste all the burgers and vote for your favorite. A panel of chefs and culinary experts will also give out the Judge’s Choice Award. Be sure to stop by the ZuZu booth …