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Grab a Bite (and a Margarita) at Joyride Taco House

We love Upward Projects, the folks behind Postino, Windsor, Churn, Federal Pizza, and the new Joyride Taco House. These five spots are all right next to each other in Midtown Phoenix, with some other locations around the Valley as well. Upward Projects takes mid-century-modern buildings and adapts them into unique restaurant spaces.

Joyride Taco House

Joyride has a cool vibe and a …

Kimber Lanning of Local First Arizona Shares Her Favorite Spots in the Valley

We sat down with Kimber Lanning to find out about her favorite local places around town. She’s the founder and executive director of Local First Arizonaand also owns Stinkweeds and Modified Arts. We’re a proud member of Local First, a non-profit that supports local businesses to help build vibrant communities.

Kimber Lanning

What is your favorite coffee shop?
My big secret is …

Enjoy a Chuck Wagon Cookout Under the Stars

Last night was a lovely evening under a clear and starlit sky in the desert of North Scottsdale. It was hard to believe we were only minutes from high-end resorts and restaurants! We were surrounded on all sides by beautiful mountains — the McDowell Mountains, Weaver’s Needle, and Four Peaks.

Brett’s Desert Adventures showed us the ultimate cowboy experience. We were greeted at the ranch by Brett Barker, who had green chili quesadillas and beverages waiting for us. He then set to work …

Visit Touchstone Gallery during ArtWalk

Last Thursday, I took a stroll in the Scottsdale Arts District, viewing fabulous galleries and tasting delicious food during the weekly ArtWalk event. I ventured into a lovely place called Touchstone Gallery on Marshall Way. It had not just art but also great jewelry, home décor, and unbelievable minerals and fossils. You can see beautiful amethyst geodes, exquisitely preserved woolly mammoth tusks, and petrified wood.

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