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Your Home Base for Spring Training

Spring training is back in the Valley! We always look forward to the return of the Cactus League and all the fans it brings to sunny Scottsdale. Hotel Valley Ho is less than a mile from Scottsdale Stadium, the venue for the San Francisco Giants. Also within a short drive is the Phoenix Municipal Stadium, Salt River Fields, Tempe Diablo Stadium, and Cubs Park.

See a Show at Rockbar in Scottsdale

Looking for a cool spot to see local and national bands? Rockbar in Downtown Scottsdale is a great venue that has shows throughout the week, including rock, country, acoustic, and more.

Rockbar

Rockbar is open every day, so you can stop in for a drink even if there isn’t a show. They have a huge rooftop patio with a bar and pool table. On the weekends …

A Taste of Sonoma County

Chef Wiley likes to let ingredients speak for themselves; he calls it the “lost art of un-embellishment”. The art of simplicity can also be applied to wine. Mark Lyon, the winemaker for both Sebastiani and Chalk Hill Sonoma Coast Wines, will be joining us for A Taste of Sonoma County on March 10. He and his father bought a 122-acre vineyard in Alexander Valley back in 1980, and Mark’s hands-on management of the vineyard has allowed him to develop a tremendous knowledge of wine, particularly Bordeaux varietals. …

The Mystery of the “Superstition Ho” Hotel

Many people are familiar with the Westward Ho, built in 1928 and formerly the sister hotel of the Valley Ho. But have you heard of the Superstition Ho? Associated Federal Hotels decided to build a third “Ho” hotel in the Valley, and selected a location in Apache Junction.

Superstition Ho

The spot was chosen for its proximity to the Apache Trail, Lost Dutchman Mine, …

Grab a Bite (and a Margarita) at Joyride Taco House

We love Upward Projects, the folks behind Postino, Windsor, Churn, Federal Pizza, and the new Joyride Taco House. These five spots are all right next to each other in Midtown Phoenix, with some other locations around the Valley as well. Upward Projects takes mid-century-modern buildings and adapts them into unique restaurant spaces.

Joyride Taco House

Joyride has a cool vibe and a …