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Southwest-Style Gifts at Bischoff’s Shades of the West

Our guests love to take home souvenirs for friends and family, and one of my favorite places to send them is Bischoff’s Shades of the West in Old Town Scottsdale. Scottsdale’s first general store and post office were built on this site in 1897, before it was even a city. Anselm Bischoff founded Bischoff’s as a fine arts and crafts store in 1971; his grandfather was a collector and trader on the Indian reservation in Chinle, Arizona. The store is filled with Southwestern-flavored items, kitchenware, gourmet …

Chef Wiley’s Favorite Arizona Restaurants

Executive Chef Charles Wiley of ZuZu is known for being passionate about great ingredients and classic food preparation. Get the inside scoop on his favorite restaurants in the Valley:

What’s your favorite Asian restaurant?
Sushi-Ko
. They’ve got amazing hamachi and salmon skin rolls, and they’re one of the only places in town that serves ama-ebi. Their mirugi is so tender. Dai-San will just warm it a bit and serve it with a yellow miso sauce. They also have the freshest, sweetest uni.

Hike the Apache Wash Trailhead

I recently moved to beautiful Anthem, Arizona and heard about the new Apache Wash Trailhead off of Interstate 17 and Cave Creek Road. I decided to drive through the area instead of on the freeway. If you are traveling north to Sedona or the Grand Canyon, you can take this drive and enjoy the scenery. Exit the 101 Freeway going west at Cave Creek Road and then turn left on Sonoran Desert Drive and follow it 10 miles through the preserve. The road changes …