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The New Bink’s Scottsdale from Chef Kevin Binkley

I had a wonderful dining experience at Kevin and Amy Binkley’s newest restaurant, Bink’s Scottdale. We stopped by during happy hour, which is 2:30 to 6:00 every day! Chef Kevin Binkley has been called a “food pioneer” and has been nominated for the James Beard Award Best Chef of the Southwest every year since 2005. He supports local farmers and only uses vegetables that are in season.

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Vintage by Misty in Downtown Scottsdale

If you like retro threads, add Vintage by Misty in Downtown Scottsdale to your list. This vintage clothing shop has a wide range of items from the 1960s and 70s, including apparel, sunglasses, jewelry, bags, and cropped silk kimonos.

Vintage by Misty

The store opened in October 2013, but before that owner Misty Guerriero had a location in Downtown Scottsdale, which later moved to Midtown Phoenix.

Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour Opens in Downtown Phoenix

The eagerly awaited Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour has finally opened in Downtown Phoenix! A long-time dream of owner/principal bartender Ross Simon, the bar is inside the historic Luhrs Building, built in 1924 as Phoenix’s first high-rise.

Bitter & Twisted

Ross is one of the co-founders of Arizona Cocktail Week. He hails from Scotland and has worked in several of London’s top bars. Thankfully he decided to bring his talents to Arizona. Bitter …

Hollywood Costume at the Phoenix Art Museum

Going to the museum just got a lot more interesting! “Hollywood Costume is a spectacular temporary exhibition at the Phoenix Art Museum. As you enter, a large screen plays scenes from cinema’s past and present. “Backstage” is where the show really begins! You are gently led through a series of “acts”, wonderfully enhanced by digital technology. The first act describes how the designers start the process …

Authentic Mexican Fare at Barrio Queen

We love the food at Barrio Queen in Downtown Scottsdale, a take on classic Mexican street fare. This is chef/owner Silvana Salcido Esparza’s second restaurant; she opened the acclaimed Barrio Cafe in Phoenix in 2002.

Barrio Queen

The menu includes tacos, burritos, enchiladas, tortas, and more. Mixing and matching tacos is a great way to try different flavors (there are eighteen of them). The Suadero Azteca is …