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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 …

Super Chunk Sweets & Treats

We love this little sweets shop in Downtown Scottsdale. Super Chunk has been around less than a year but has made a name for itself thanks to its small-batch treats that are entirely made from scratch. Their motto is “Eat Local Candy”.

Super Chunk

Country Velador, executive pastry chef at Cowboy Ciao, runs this shop with her husband Sergio. Country started making her Chocolate Bacon …

Dates & Shakes at Sphinx Date Co.

Sphinx Date Co. has been in the Valley since 1951. This wonderful shop sells not only dates but a variety of Arizona-grown goodies, just south of Downtown Scottsdale. You’ll find salsas, prickly pear cactus jelly candy and other sweets, pistachios, pecans, beer, wines, honey, and more.

Sphinx Date Co.

Sphinx Date Co. gets their Medjool dates from family farms in Yuma. Their seasonal Black Sphinx …

Charming Cafe Monarch

Many of you have probably driven past Café Monarch and never realized it was there. It is one of Downtown Scottsdale’s hidden gems! The building was one of Scottsdale’s first hotels and has been reinvented into a charming restaurant. With the twinkle lights and cozy patios, you’d have a difficult time remembering that you are in an urban neighborhood. They offer a four-course, pre-fixe menu that changes weekly and is the definition of the art of good eating, and their food is …