Enjoy Wines from the Renowned Hahn Winery at our February Chef’s Table

On Monday, February 3, make plans at ZuZu for an evening of food and wine featuring Hahn Winery of Monterey County, California. For Paul Clifton, winemaking started with the yearning to make a career change from firefighting. One day, he discovered winemaking equipment in his grandparents’ basement that they used during prohibition, and meticulously brought it back to working order. He now crafts the amazing wines at Hahn, and will be our guest of honor for the evening. His extensive experience and expertise with cool-climate-grape varieties …

Enjoy a Chuck Wagon Cookout Under the Stars

Last night was a lovely evening under a clear and starlit sky in the desert of North Scottsdale. It was hard to believe we were only minutes from high-end resorts and restaurants! We were surrounded on all sides by beautiful mountains — the McDowell Mountains, Weaver’s Needle, and Four Peaks.

Brett’s Desert Adventures showed us the ultimate cowboy experience. We were greeted at the ranch by Brett Barker, who had green chili quesadillas and beverages waiting for us. He then set to work …

Visit Touchstone Gallery during ArtWalk

Last Thursday, I took a stroll in the Scottsdale Arts District, viewing fabulous galleries and tasting delicious food during the weekly ArtWalk event. I ventured into a lovely place called Touchstone Gallery on Marshall Way. It had not just art but also great jewelry, home décor, and unbelievable minerals and fossils. You can see beautiful amethyst geodes, exquisitely preserved woolly mammoth tusks, and petrified wood.

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Scottsdale’s Historic Old Town

When you hear “Scottsdale”, you may think of fabulous golf courses, outstanding restaurants, and gorgeous hotels. Many people — whether they are locals or visitors — do not realize that the Old Town area in Downtown Scottsdale still has many historic buildings, just a short walk from the hotel. If you stop by the Visitor Center and ask the lovely concierges, they will give you an information packet that guides you to these historic spots. Below you can see some of the early town buildings …