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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 …

Wink24 at Biltmore Fashion Park

Have you been to the new Wink24 at Biltmore Fashion Park? It’s an eclectic space with a lovely patio. Owner and chef Fernanda Borlettie serves up wood-fired pizza, paninis, salads and charcuterie.

Wink24

We sampled a tasting menu showcasing some of their specialty items such as Roasted Barbabietole, Spicy Meatballs and Zucchine Fritte…all delicious. I also loved the Roasted Parsnip and Pecorino Salad with crisp bacon and green apples.

Global Fare at Sel in Downtown Scottsdale

Sel is a wonderful new restaurant in Downtown Scottsdale, serving up food that is “global, simple, and delivers a punch”. From the moment you walk in, you know that you are in store for something special. They feature artisan cocktails, a fine wine list and a prix-fixe menu that changes weekly. You can also order a la carte.

Sel

Among the dishes we sampled were the Squash Blossom …

Postino Highland Now Open

When we heard Upward Projects was opening a new Postino just down the street, we had to check it out. The newest restaurant and wine bar is at Scottsdale and Highland. It’s in a wonderful, mid-century modern building by Frank Henry, formerly a Valley National Bank branch. Postino Highland has a beautiful 18-seat bar and lots of seating inside along with a spacious patio featuring original water fountains.

Postino