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...
In celebration of the third-annual Italian Festival, Italian Association of Arizona co-founder, Chef Marcellino Verzino, pairs a festive feast at his beloved Scottsdale restaurant.
This year, Sima and Chef Marcellino Verzino are celebrating 13 years of Marcellino Ristorante, five-plus of those in Old Town Scottsdale at Southbridge. Their original location opened in Central Phoenix in 2003. Chef Marcellino was born on the family farm in the Campania region of Italy and was raised in the small town of Reino, about 30 kilometers from Benevento. He was successfully running his bar/bistro in the historic center of Rome when...
Fine-dining destinations where the bubbly and foie gras grows. Cool casual spots, for kicking back with top-notch pizza and beer. Super-hip fusion restaurants with one-of-a-kind eats. Take a look at 50 of our favorite Valley restaurants.
Story by: Melissa Laresen
Original Photography by: Brad Reed, shot at Steak 44
Styling by: Risa Kostis and Milee Karre
Hair and Make Up By: Laura...
By Mellisa Larsen
Photography by Cori Roberts
Like cupcakes before them, the Valley is, well, nuts about doughnuts. Spots have sprouted throughout the Valley within the last year, all producing innovative and, most importantly, mouthwatering favors. Many are thinking outside the box—or ring—as some of the newest local doughnut makers are churning out varieties like chocolate-rose-pistachio and spicy Thai coconut that are making sweet teeth swoon. Read on to get to know a few of our...
“Farm to table” is all the rage these days. For example, here in the foothills we have Quiessence, and the JW Marriott spa has decided to cash in on the trend as well.