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Local Bites at the Food Truck Caravan

Have you heard about the new Food Truck Caravan? Every Saturday evening from 7:30 to 11:30, check out a caravan of food trucks in Downtown Scottsdale.

Stop by 5th Avenue and Goldwater Blvd. to try a variety of cuisines from eight food trucks, including dessert. It is a family- and dog-friendly event with seating at communal tables and misters to keep you cool, plus music from local artists.

It is so much fun tasting the different foods served by trucks …

Stop in at Karsen’s Grill

Have you ever walked into a bar for the first time and felt like you’d walked into your favorite local place? That’s the feeling I get at Karsen’s Grill in Old Town Scottsdale. I’ve gone there by myself just to have a beer after a workout, and I’ve never felt like I was there alone!

It’s also a great place to meet up with friends or make new ones. John and Ray, the fabulous owners of Karsen’s, have told …

Explore the Valley with Detours

I spent Sunday letting someone else do the driving! I treated myself to a City Highlights Half-Day Tour with Detours. A custom van picked me up for a guided tour of the sites and history of Scottsdale and Downtown Phoenix.

I really enjoyed walking around the Wesley Bolin Plaza by the old Capitol building, with its 29 memorials and monuments. The ones that touched me the most were the 9-11 Memorial and the anchor of the USS Arizona. I …

Frozen Delights at Cool Gelato Italiano

Letizia de Lucia and Alberto Della Casa learned the art of gelato from Italian masters and opened Cool Gelato Italiano on Valentine’s Day, 2012. My daughter said that Cool had the best iced coffee drink she ever had, so their gelato must be good. We strolled down Main Street to the Scottsdale Mall to experience real Italian gelato.

Gelato Flavors

It was like a scene out of “When Harry Met …