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Modern American Fare at Cowboy Ciao

One of my favorite restaurants in Downtown Scottsdale is Cowboy Ciao, beloved by locals and visitors since 1997. They serve up delicious, modern American cuisine with Southwestern flavors and global influences, in an eclectic atmosphere.

Ciao Interior 2

For appetizers, the Pork Barbacoa is slow cooked and so tender, and the Buffalo Carpaccio is rolled in a red chile and cumin dry rub, seared and served with mizuna dressed in orange …

Battle of the Burgers

Join the Valley’s best chefs and restaurants in a Scottsdale Culinary Festival cookoff as they compete for the title of Best Burgers in the Valley. The Burger Battle is happening right here at Hotel Valley Ho on Thursday, March 24 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Burger Battle

Taste all the burgers and vote for your favorite. A panel of chefs and culinary experts will also give out the Judge’s …

Snooze, an A.M. Eatery

I just love breakfast, so I was excited to hear about a new restaurant at Kierland Commons. Snooze is a cheery place with lots of windows and outdoor seating, open for breakfast and lunch. The menu is full of interesting dishes including pancake and benedict flights.

Snooze

I ordered my normal bacon and eggs, but they also sent over a surprise Pineapple Upside Down Pancake. It was delicious, with caramelized pineapple chunks, vanilla crème …

Fresh Seafood at The Salt Cellar

Since 1971, locals and tourists alike have been winding down the same antique staircase that transports them from the desert world above to a cozy cavern below. Welcome to The Salt Cellar in south Scottsdale, a  Valley icon for over 40 years.

Salt Cellar

We were delighted to sample the amazing seafood, which is flown in fresh from Hawaii, Alaska, the Gulf of Mexico, Boston, and even New Zealand. We loved …

Spirited Sipping at Arizona Cocktail Week

Get ready for the 5th Annual Arizona Cocktail Week, happening February 13-21 and suited to bartenders and keen cocktail enthusiasts alike. There’s a full lineup of delicious events, many of them happening right here at the hotel.

Cocktail Carnival

The Cocktail Carnival on Saturday, February 13 is the fun kick-off event happening poolside, with creative cocktails, boozy treats, performers, and some “secret …