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Good Eats at Scramble

Scramble is a great breakfast and lunch joint on Scottsdale Road just north of Lincoln. They pride themselves on using the freshest ingredients they can find from local farmers and suppliers. You can enjoy breakfast and lunch all day, from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. every day of the week. Both menus have a variety of vegan and gluten-free options.

For breakfast, they offer all …

Free Trolley Tour of Downtown Scottsdale

Looking to explore Downtown Scottsdale or learn something new about the city? Enjoy a free LocalMotion Trolley Tour guided by yours truly, on the second Saturday of each month. The historic Old Adobe Mission is where the tour begins. Enjoy a private docent talk and tour of this historic structure before boarding the trolley. Built in 1933 by volunteer parishioners, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Old Adobe Mission served as a symbol of community togetherness, pride and hard work. Restoration of the mission began in 2005 and the building is …

Take a Road Trip to Globe

Looking for a unique day trip? Explore the historic town of Globe, less than two hours from Downtown Scottsdale. Located at the foot of the Pinal Mountains in east-central Arizona, it was founded as a mining town in 1876. There is a lot to explore as you driving along US 60. Be sure to stop at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum, a stunning 323-acre botanical garden that was founded in the 1920s by a mining magnate. You will also pass the small towns of Superior, Miami and Claypool. The scenery is beautiful as …

Craft 64 Pizza in Downtown Scottsdale

The new Craft 64 in Downtown Scottsdale boasts a former Pizzeria Bianco chef, Horacio “Lachos” Hernandez, who spent 17 years working with pizza master Chris Bianco! Chef Hernandez is putting his own spin on pizza. Almost all of their ingredients are locally sourced. Produce is seasonal and fresh from McClendon’s Select Farm, and their 35 beers and most of their wines are from Arizona.

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MERCI French Cafe & Patisserie

Last week, a friend took me to lunch at a little café tucked away in a strip mall on the northeast corner of Indian School & Miller Road, near Downtown Scottsdale. MERCI French Cafe & Patisserie occupies the space where Scratch, another French restaurant, was a few years ago. It turns out that the new owners and chef are the same ones who ran Scratch, and I think the food is better than ever! The vichyssoise (cold potato and leek soup) is amazing and perfect for a warm Arizona summer afternoon. Their …