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What Valley Baristas Are Drinking This Fall


Snuggling up with a big crochet blanket and a warm cuppa (near a fireplace, if you’re lucky enough to have one)—this is what fall is all about. Autumn is a vibrant season full of good vibes, allspice, nutmeg, and the inviting scent of a fresh brew of coffee drifting through the room on a chilly morning. We chatted with baristas from four local coffee shops around the Valley to get their take...


Q&A with Celebrity Chef Scott Conant


The azcentral Food & Wine Experience is a feast for the senses for Valley food connoisseurs. From Nov. 4-6, this culinary spectacle will feature 60 restaurants and counting, grand tastings, various dining experiences and famous chefs, including the highly anticipated celebrity chef and restaurateur Scott Conant. “Chopped” star and owner of such restaurants as Impero Caffè and Scarpetta, Conant will put on an hour-long cooking demonstration on Sunday, Nov. 6. Guests can also take part in a “Soiree with Scott,”


Q & A: Italian Cooking School, Cook in Sicily


An idyllic escape from the constant rush of today's world, Cook in Sicily is a cooking school tucked away in the gorgeous rolling hills of Sicily. Here, you can learn the secrets of cooking traditional Sicilian cuisine, while fully embracing the relaxed Sicilian lifestyle full of breathtaking views, incredible food, tasty wine, swims at dusk and much more. Cook in Sicily takes you far beyond the food to the culture of Sicily and what makes this the perfect place to refresh your body, soul and mind. This Q&A with Cook in Sicily co-founder Tawney Hughes takes a deeper look at all Cook in Sicily has to offer.



Chef Chat: Get to Know Chef Alex Stratta of Prado


With more than 30 years of experience in the kitchen, Chef Alex Stratta (you may know him from his most recent posts as executive chef of ALEX and Stratta at Wynn Resorts in Las Vegas) has been named the new chef de cuisine at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia's Prado restaurant. Read on to learn about the Valley's newest addition to its culinary scene.

How does it feel being back in the Valley of the Sun? I’m very happy to be back. I loved my past 18 years in Las Vegas, but I always considered Scottsdale home. It’ll be a great place to raise my 8-year-old twins, Marco and...


Easter Bunnies, Eggs and Diamonds

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by Kelly Potts

Celebrate Easter with pastels, eggs and Diamonds this year! With more than 70 AAA Four and Five Diamond properties scattered across the state, you have plenty of options to get a Diamond-worthy Easter brunch this weekend. In honor of the egg-cellent holiday, AAA Travel experts have pulled together a sampling of four egg-stravagant Easter feasts:

Fairmount Scottsdale Princess: Join AAA Five Diamond Fairmont Scottsdale Princess from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Easter Sunday for a brunch to remember. Brunch will be served...

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