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American TapHouse rolls out new happy hour

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American TapHouse, a high-energy, family-oriented restaurant, is rolling out a brand new happy hour that offers delicious award-winning food at a price everyone can smile about. Open since November of 2013, the Gilbert restaurant is a great dining spot in the East Valley with plenty to offer. Seven days a week at American TapHouse you… Read More →

EVO gives traditional Italian food a modern twist

March 20, 2014 by in Date Night | Eat | Featured

Here’s the thing about me and Italian restaurants: I don’t usually patronize them. It’s not because I don’t like Italian food. I live on Italian food. Leftover lasagna is a staple breakfast food for me after a morning workout. But I don’t eat at Italian restaurants because nothing usually compares with the deliciousness created by… Read More →

42 Saint to Open on High Street End of March


Portland-based real estate private equity firm ScanlanKemperBard Companies (SKB) and Wayzata Investment Partners (Wayzata), announced that 42 Saint, a local men’s and women’s boutique, will be relocating to its development on High Street this month from its current location at Kierland Commons. 42 Saint will be opening in a 2,000 SF space on the north… Read More →

Things to Do This Week


Spring has arrived, the colleges let out for spring break, and you’re trying to find something fun to do. Here are some events that are sure to bring a spring to your step this weekend. Don’t forget to share photos of you enjoying these events with the hashtag #SL5 and follow us @scottsdaleliving on Instagram!… Read More →

La Bocca Opens North Phoenix Location

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La Bocca Urban Pizzeria & Wine Bar added another location last month to north Phoenix, where the restaurant offers a smaller, more intimate experience than its Mill Avenue location in Tempe. Julian Wright of Fork & Dagger, a bar and restaurant development company, opened the north Phoenix location to tap into a market that is… Read More →

5 Unique Features at Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row

February 14, 2014 by in Eat | Play

Sure, Arizona is probably one of the top five states in the U.S. for good ol’ country bars. We still have our cowboys, Prescott, Wickenburg, Williams…the list could continue. But while we adore jukeboxes, cheap beer and Kentucky bourbon, patrons can have just a little more if they pause after a day of Old Towne… Read More →

Memorable Flavors and Excellent Hospitality at Ditka’s Restaurant

February 14, 2014 by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine

If you haven’t already heard, the all-new Vee Quiva Hotel & Casino in the West Valley is home to the first Ditka’s Restaurant in the Western United States. I was fortunate enough to experience the top-notch service and mouthwatering cuisine at this one-of-a-kind eatery. Although not normally a casino-frequenter, Ditka’s won me over. Our waiter,… Read More →

Food truck festival offers taste sensations

September 23, 2013 by in Eat | Events

The Church of the Beatitudes is hosting its first Food Truck Roundup on Saturday, September 28 from 4 p.m.-8 p.m. at Church of the Beatitudes United Church of Christ, 555 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix. Some of the trucks being featured include: * LuLu’s Homemade Italian Ice. * Luncha Libre Street Gourmet, specializing in Arizona inspired… Read More →

Updates on the Hottest Spots in Scottsdale

August 21, 2013 by in Eat | Play | Stay

75 Never Looked So Good Next time it’s your birthday, invite the world famous Dale Chihuly to come. That’s exactly what the Desert Botanical Garden is doing to commemorate its 75th anniversary. Credited with revolutionizing the Studio Glass movement and elevating the perception of the glass medium from the realm of craft to fine art, Chihuly has… Read More →

Free Limited Edition Maple Bacon Cupcakes at Sprinkles

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August 20, 2013 by in Eat

Bacon. Need we say more? Sprinkles has announced their newest creation—Maple Bacon cupcakes. Harnessing bacon’s unique umami taste, Sprinkles serves up their first savory cupcake. Thick, smoky bacon is baked to a crisp and woven into their Madagascar Bourbon vanilla cake. Topped with rich, buttery maple cream cheese frosting, you will be convinced that everything tastes… Read More →

Celebrate National Filet Mignon Day Today!

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August 13, 2013 by in Eat | Events

Today is National Filet Mignon Day! According to Executive Chef Admir Alibasic from Ben & Jack’s Steakhouse in Scottsdale, filet mignon is a very delicate prime cut of beef. It originates from the tenderloin of a cow and is best cooked by grilling or broiling. Since the filet mignon is low in marbling (intramuscular fat),… Read More →

Win American Music Awards Prizes With "Share Happiness" at Mellow Mushroom

August 12, 2013 by in Eat | Events

This summer, Coca-Cola® is partnering with Live Nation® and American Music Awards® for a ‘Share Happiness’ promotion occurring exclusively at Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers. Two lucky guests will win a VIP experience to the 2013 American Music Awards® in Los Angeles, and over 6,000 instant win prizes are available throughout the promotion including Live Nation®… Read More →

The Greene House Embraces Southern California Flavors at Summer Wine Dinner

August 12, 2013 by in Eat | Events

For the final installment of The Greene House’s summer wine dinner series at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 21, executive chef Raymond Suto promises a fabulous, Southern California-inspired meal accompanied by excellent wines and good company. The first dinner in the series showcased traditional American farm-to-table cuisine while the second dinner featured California cooking with… Read More →

“ArtWalk” the Dog!

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August 7, 2013 by in Eat | Events

In conjunction with the Food Truck Caravan, We Are Marshall Way wants you to bring your pooches down for an “ArtWalk” the Dog from 7 – 9 p.m. Thursday nights in August on Marshall Way and 5th Avenue in Scottsdale. Enjoy Marshall Way’s art, architecture, events and stores alongside pet-friendly attractions including dog treats, pet… Read More →

Z'Tejas Announces Sunday Night Chef Dinner

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August 7, 2013 by in Eat | Events

  Every Sunday, during the month of August, Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill will be featuring a chef dinner straight from the creative mind of Executive Chef Brian Feirstein. The special menu is only available at Z’Tejas’ Bethany location off of Bethany Home Road and 16th Street and will start at 3 p.m. on Sundays. For $14.95 guests can choose… Read More →

Shula’s Steak House Earns Wine Spectator’s 2013 Award of Excellence

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August 6, 2013 by in Eat

For the second consecutive year, Shula’s Steak House located inside Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino has been honored by Wine Spectator Magazine with their Award of Excellence.  The 2013 Restaurant Wine List Award winners span all 50 states and 76 other countries and territories, along with 11 cruise ships. This year, 2,870 restaurants earned… Read More →

Celebrate National Peach Month With Cocktails

August 6, 2013 by in Eat

What’s sweeter than a juicy peach? How about some deliciously peachy drinks from some local Valley restaurants to celebrate National Peach Month this August! Salut Kitchen Bar knows how to celebrate national peach month. Their Peach Fuzz Fizz is a sweet and refreshing drink that features High West Peach Vodka, Orange Juice, Tart Cherry Liqueur and Sprite. It… Read More →

Sno-Cones with a Spike

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August 5, 2013 by in Eat

Adults can play too this summer! The Scottsdale Resort & Conference Center is serving up snow cones for the kids and slushies for those over 21 poolside this summer. Especially cool at the resort’s adult-only pool complex, Seclusions, the Slushies come in four flavors: Three Berry: Ciroq Red Berry Vodka, Blackberry Syrup, Strawberry Puree $7… Read More →

Summer Cocktails at Salut Kitchen Bar

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August 5, 2013 by in Eat | Play

Salut Kitchen Bar has perfected summer cocktails. The Peach Fuzz Fizz is a sweet and refreshing drink that features High West Peach Vodka, made with the ripest handpicked peaches. It costs $12 on their drink menu and only $6 during happy hour, which is daily from 3 – 6:30 p.m. Below is the recipe for the delicious drink.… Read More →

Bite Into “Shark Week” with Specials at Sandbar Mexican Grill

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August 5, 2013 by in Eat | Events

Shark Week is swimming around the corner and bringing with it over 25 years of fandom to over 70 countries around the world. This year, Shark Week fans have another “jaw-some” reason to celebrate with Shark Tacos, specially priced Shark Beers and Shark Bite Shots at each of the Valley’s three Sandbar Mexican Grill locations. Anytime between Sunday, August 4 and… Read More →

Organ Stop Pizza Hosts Luncheon for 100 Club of Arizona

August 1, 2013 by in Eat | Events | Uncategorized

When safety officials in Arizona make the ultimate sacrifice, the 100 Club of Arizona is there to help their families pick up the pieces by providing support when they need it most. In honor of the 100 Club of Arizona, Organ Stop Pizza will host an appreciation luncheon from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. on… Read More →

Food Truck Caravan Announces August Schedule

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July 31, 2013 by in Eat | Events

The Food Truck Caravan, which is held every Saturday night from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. on the NW corner of 5th Ave. and Goldwater in Scottsdale, has announced its August schedule of events and Caravan Concert Series, produced by Rock-it Productions. Saturday, August 3: “Opposites Attract” featuring music by Van & Melanie who play Valley favorites. The trucks… Read More →

Salt River Fields Presents 4th Annual Arizona Taco Festival

July 25, 2013 by in Eat | Events

The 4th Annual Arizona Taco Festival, dubbed by USA Today as one of the “Top 10 Fall Fests to Feast At,” returns to Salt River Fields for another year of fiesta fun with more than 50 teams competing for $10,000 in prizes. Arizona Taco Festival from will be from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sat. and Sun., Oct. 19and 20. The… Read More →

Sushi Roku Unveils Chef-Crafted Gluten-Free Menu

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July 24, 2013 by in Eat

Built around staples such as raw fish, rice, seaweed and other non-wheat ingredients, sushi and other traditional Japanese fare seems like the perfect fit for a gluten-free diet. However, possessing a long history with gluten-free diners, Chef Shin Toyoda of Sushi Roku knew this protein could be found in all sorts of unsuspecting places. This… Read More →