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Explore the Scene in Downtown Scottsdale

We love Downtown Scottsdale and all there is to do. Whether you’re staying at the hotel or driving to Scottsdale from another part of the Valley, this is one of the most walkable, entertaining parts of town.

Scottsdale Old Town Farmers' Market

The area is known for its amazing restaurants and fun weekly events like the Food Truck Caravan, Old Town Farmers Market, and ArtWalk. You can hear …

The New Bink’s Scottsdale from Chef Kevin Binkley

I had a wonderful dining experience at Kevin and Amy Binkley’s newest restaurant, Bink’s Scottdale. We stopped by during happy hour, which is 2:30 to 6:00 every day! Chef Kevin Binkley has been called a “food pioneer” and has been nominated for the James Beard Award Best Chef of the Southwest every year since 2005. He supports local farmers and only uses vegetables that are in season.

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Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour Opens in Downtown Phoenix

The eagerly awaited Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour has finally opened in Downtown Phoenix! A long-time dream of owner/principal bartender Ross Simon, the bar is inside the historic Luhrs Building, built in 1924 as Phoenix’s first high-rise.

Bitter & Twisted

Ross is one of the co-founders of Arizona Cocktail Week. He hails from Scotland and has worked in several of London’s top bars. Thankfully he decided to bring his talents to Arizona. Bitter …

Authentic Mexican Fare at Barrio Queen

We love the food at Barrio Queen in Downtown Scottsdale, a take on classic Mexican street fare. This is chef/owner Silvana Salcido Esparza’s second restaurant; she opened the acclaimed Barrio Cafe in Phoenix in 2002.

Barrio Queen

The menu includes tacos, burritos, enchiladas, tortas, and more. Mixing and matching tacos is a great way to try different flavors (there are eighteen of them). The Suadero Azteca is …