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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 …

Cornish Pasty Co. in Downtown Scottsdale

Have you heard of Cornish Pasty Co.? Cornwall native Dean Thomas opened his first spot in Tempe in 2005, and recently opened a location just one block from the hotel. A pasty (pronounced “pass-tee”), is a traditional food from Cornwall, England that dates to the 13th century. Tin miners would bring them to work to eat on their break. One end was savory, containing meat and vegetables, while the other end was sweet. Today, pasties are savory throughout.

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Luxurious Goods at The Linen Tree

Have you been to the shops at Hilton Village lately? I stopped by and what stood out was a beautiful store called The Linen Tree. They sell luxurious items for bedrooms and bathrooms, along with chic home décor. You’ll see high-end brands such as Pratesi linens and Bernardaud china.

The Linen Tree

When you walk into the store, you can smell their lovely fragrances. They sell …