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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 …

New Downtown Scottsdale Wine Trail

Love wine? Check out the brand-new Scottsdale Wine Trail in Downtown Scottsdale. Five tasting rooms have partnered to offer a fantastic wine-tasting experience showcasing the best of Arizona. Explore wines from LDV Winery, Carlson Creek, Aridus Wine Company, Su Vino Winery and Salvatore Vineyards. All of the tasting rooms are within easy walking distance.

Scottsdale Wine Trail

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Pedal Haus Brewery

This delightful new spot sits on Mill Avenue in the heart of downtown Tempe.  Founded by ASU grad Julian Wright, Pedal Haus Brewery boasts a great selection of European-inspired beers and food. Two certified cicerones (the counterpart to the sommelier) can assist you with finding the perfect match.

Pedal Haus

Huge brewing vats are a part of the industrial décor and enhance the vibe as you munch on Maine …