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Top-Notch Cocktails at Bar Crudo

Bar Crudo is one of the best places to grab a drink in Arcadia. In fact, it was named “Best Cocktail Bar” as a Critic’s Pick by The Arizona Republic. This spot opened two years ago and serves up a lengthy menu of craft cocktails featuring fresh ingredients, house-made syrups, and house-infused spirits.

Bar Crudo

Mixologist and co-owner Micah Olson was the sommelier at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort. …

Second Story Liquor Bar

Second Story Liquor Bar is a relative newcomer to Downtown Scottsdale that is hidden in plain sight, situated atop Gelato Spot on the corner of Scottsdale Road and 3rd Ave. It bills itself as a “world-class restaurant driven by passion and storytelling”, and I have to agree.

Second Story Liquor Bar
I went for dinner with a friend and we started by experiencing a couple of the bartender’s …

Organic Juices + Coffee at Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope Juice is a wonderful spot in Downtown Scottsdale that offers 100% organic smoothies, cold-pressed juices, and coffee. They also have shops in North Scottsdale and at CityScape in Downtown Phoenix.

Kaleidoscope Juice

An array of juice offerings includes Dusti Beet (beet, spinach, celery, green apple, lemon, ginger), Gold (green apple, lemon, ginger, cayenne), and Electro-Light (coconut water, lemon + lime, Manuka honey, Himalayan pink salt, …

Weekend in Bisbee

I spent a few days in a quirky town in Southern Arizona called Bisbee. It has an interesting history, founded as a copper, gold and silver mining town by Judge DeWitt Bisbee, a financial backer of the Copper Queen Mine.

View From Copper Queen Hotel

Phelps Dodge Mining Company built the historic Copper Queen Hotel in 1898 to accommodate the dignitaries and investors visiting the mine. It was …