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Sunday A’Fair is Back in Action

The weather is beautiful and Sunday A’Fair at Scottsdale Civic Center Mall is back! Presented by Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, the series has become a staple since it began more than 30 years ago, transforming the park into a space that picnickers, music lovers and art aficionados alike can enjoy.

Sunday A'Fair

Hear music from some of the top local artists, and check-out the pop-up arts market and …

ZuZu’s Bloody Mary + Mimosa Bar

“Sip, Sip, Hooray!” is a thought that crosses the minds of those who are able to indulge with “the hair of the dog” after a night out.  While there’s nothing quite like a big cheeseburger to battle the effects of a dreaded hangover, it’s certainly hard to pass up an entire (DIY) bar dedicated to Ketel One bloody marys and refreshing mimosas.

Gone are …

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, …

Cask-Aged Spirits & More at VOM FASS

Have you heard of this lovely new store that opened at the Scottsdale Waterfront a few months ago? VOM FASS offers exclusive cask-aged vinegars, oils, wines, and exquisite spirits direct from the cask. “Vom fass” means “from the cask” in German. These products come directly from the producers in casks, and you can taste before you buy.

Vom Fass

Stop by for a wonderful tasting experience. They …

Aunt Chilada’s Mexican Restaurant

Recently I had a chance to revisit an old Valley favorite, the original Aunt Chilada’s Mexican restaurant. It was built on the foundation of the only general store that served the laborers at the Rico Mercury Mine over 100 years ago. The men, dreamy-eyed and intoxicated from inhaling the mercury vapors were said to be returning from the “Dreamy Draw”. After the repeal of prohibition, the land’s owners were granted the first liquor license in Arizona.

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