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Free Trolley Tour of Downtown Scottsdale

Looking to explore Downtown Scottsdale or learn something new about the city? Enjoy a free LocalMotion Trolley Tour guided by yours truly, on the second Saturday of each month. The historic Old Adobe Mission is where the tour begins. Enjoy a private docent talk and tour of this historic structure before boarding the trolley. Built in 1933 by volunteer parishioners, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Old Adobe Mission served as a symbol of community togetherness, pride and hard work. Restoration of the mission began in 2005 and the building is …

Sticky Buns and Views at El Chorro

I was driving by El Chorro on Lincoln Drive in Paradise Valley and got a craving for their delicious sticky buns. First, I will give you some history behind this iconic restaurant, and then we can talk about food.

El Chorro

El Chorro was developed by John C. Lincoln as the Judson School for Girls in 1934, and was converted to a restaurant and lodge in 1937. It was only open …

Modern European Fare at Sonata’s

Sonata’s Restaurant is the one of the new gems on the Scottsdale restaurant scene. Tucked away just west of Scottsdale Road on Gold Dust, it features modern European cuisine served in a chic and contemporary atmosphere. Hundreds of wooden log ends line an entire wall, while bold pops of color meld with the black leather chairs and wood plank floors, creating a warm, inviting ambiance.

Sonata's

The Colony on 7th Street

The Colony is a cool dining and shopping destination in north-central Phoenix, on 7th Street north of Missouri. This relatively new spot has some amazing restaurants to choose from, a couple of local boutiques and even a speakeasy.

The Colony

I sampled all three restaurants and enjoyed all of them. The Herb Box has opened a third location here. They are well known for their healthy, seasonal …

Scottsdazzle Holiday Events & Cheer

Downtown Scottsdale is the perfect place to celebrate the cheer this holiday season. Scottsdazzle is the City of Scottsdale’s month-long holiday celebration, kicking off with a tree-lighting ceremony on Friday, November 25 at Soleri Plaza. Enjoy hot cocoa, sweets, and live music. Mayor Jim Lane will be on hand to light the tree, imported from Italy and boasting over one million customizable lights.

Scottsdazzle