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Good Eats at Scramble

Scramble is a great breakfast and lunch joint on Scottsdale Road just north of Lincoln. They pride themselves on using the freshest ingredients they can find from local farmers and suppliers. You can enjoy breakfast and lunch all day, from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. every day of the week. Both menus have a variety of vegan and gluten-free options.

For breakfast, they offer all …

Marcellino Ristorante

Looking for a special place to celebrate an anniversary or birthday? Marcellino Ristorante in Downtown Scottsdale is a wonderful Italian restaurant run by Marcellino Verzino and his wife Sima. Marcellino started his career in Rome, where he met Sima, and they later opened restaurants in New York before moving to Scottsdale. He has won numerous awards for his creative cooking and Sima showcases her musical talents on select Thursday nights, singing R&B and jazz. You also can hear local artists on Saturdays.

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Modern Italian at Fat Ox

Named after Italy’s famed buo grasso cattle and the Piedmont festival where the champion Fat Ox is chosen, Chef Matt Carter’s newest offering is a blend of sleek urban design and cattle country rustic. At Fat Ox on Scottsdale Road near Lincoln, he serves up a modern take on regional Italian classics, with over a dozen pastas made fresh in house daily.

 

The modern interior is a …

Be “In the Know” at AZ/88

Tucked away in Old Town Scottsdale, AZ/88 is a great local spot that features classic cocktails and upscale bar eats. With sleek furniture and floor-to-ceiling windows surrounding the building, AZ/88 seems like a modern art museum cafe. Rotating art exhibitions are displayed throughout the restaurant; there’s always something new and unusual to see.

AZ/88

 

Starting with cocktails, this local bar specializes in martinis – a …

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 …