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Shimmy Over to Shake Shack

We love a good burger so we had to check out the new Shake Shack at Scottsdale Fashion Square. Shake Shack started as a hot dog cart in Manhattan, and after ever-increasing lines it evolved into a collection of restaurants around the globe.

Shake Shack

They use all-natural Angus beef, ground fresh and served on a potato bun. Choose from classic burgers or specialties like a …

Fourtillfour Coffee + White House Collective

Fourtillfour Coffee is a delightful new coffee shop in Downtown Scottsdale.  Owner Nico Samaras has a fondness for Porsche, which shows in the garage door, artwork, and tool chest / condiment bar.

Fourtillfour

Fourtillfour serves up delicious cold brew, growlers, and a tasty Cinnamon Sugar Toast with Irish butter and cinnamon sugar on Noble bread. They feature Four Barrel coffee, made in San Francisco.

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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 …

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 …