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MARCH 2018

Spring Fitness A healthy outlook on our lives


Don’t miss out on deals, events, and everything in your vicinity

Original ChopShop Focus on fresh

Home Sweet Biltmore Finally, a few new


Art amid irresistible ambience





ArtWalk Out and About Master the art of the casual walk. ALSO

33 What Happens at ArtWalk Stays at ArtWalk 33 And Fun for All PAGE 8




Straight from the Cask

Like New: The Car Wash Evolves


33 Shops & services listings in our vicinity PAGE 13 REAL ESTATE | MARCH 2018

We’re keeping it clean in the vicinity.

Seeking a Biltmore Address


Yes, there are new homes in Phoenix’s urban core

Hosed and Wiped

Orange Theory Fitness





Original ChopShop: Focus on Fresh


Spring Fitness

As we spring into the next few months, we realize how much the great outdoors can mean to us after this mild winter. Getting fit is a way to shape up for those exciting adventures.

OCS keeps it simple with greens, grains and proteins.

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33 Greens, Grains and Proteins Temptations PAGE 14

On the Cover: Camelback Village Racquet & Health Club




Here is a smattering of local bars, from neighborhood holes-in-the-wall to second-story nightclubs


Nothin’ Like Relaxing on The Porch


33 Dining & Nightlife listings in our vicinity


33 Art in Residence!


33 Gadzooks!


March Diversions


Spotlighting events right here in our vicinity


Wine Bar on the Hill ALSO

33 A Whole Different Kinda Meat Market 33 Hot Yoga Will Radi8 You 33 As Spring Grows




33 Arizona Renaissance Festival and Artisan Marketplace

Cirque du Soleil Crystal™ Thurs. – Sun., March 8 – 11 Talking Stick Resort Arena


Movies in the Bark: ‘101

24 Dalmatians’

Fri., March 30 Biltmore Fashion Park

EVERYTHING Welcome to your vicinity TO DO IN YOUR



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Enjoy Our Garden Patio

Parties of 10-50

3717 E. Indian School Rd. • 602-954-1700 •

Nothin’ Like Relaxing on The Porch Neighborhood fun can be had by all at this latest eatery in the heart of Arcadia. The Porch is all about food and fun (and drinks) in a festive and uplifting atmosphere. This gastropub is more upscale than you may think. The indoor-outdoor setting is perfect for enjoying great food like the French Dip Burger with horseradish crema. This is the type of place where pairing a burger with wine works — or pair with your favorite local beer. Starters, bowls, tacos — its all there to accompany your favorite pastime, from playing cornhole to cheering on your favorite professional team.

THE PORCH  017 E. Indian School Rd., 4 Phoenix (602) 583-7938

Art in Residence

Scottsdale Public Art presents an exhibition of 2-D and 3-D artworks by three local artists from the Scottsdale Creates Residency program at the Scottsdale Livery: David Emmit Adams, Ron Carlos and Christopher Jagmin. The exhibition titled Interactions through Art: Scottsdale Artistsin-Residence will be on view at the Gallery @ The Library through March 30, 2018. Livery space provides local artists the opportunity to develop their art practice outside of their normal routines and location. In addition to focusing on their studio art practices, artists-in-residence engage the public in the creative process through open studio hours, artist talks and artmaking workshops.

GALLERY @ THE LIBRARY, SCOTTSDALE CIVIC CENTER 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale Monday – Thursday: 9:00a–8:00p; Friday – Saturday: 10:00a–6:00p; Sunday: 1:00p–5:00p


That’s right — Arcadia has its very own Gadzooks Enchiladas & Soup. If you do not know this hot spot from Arizona native Aaron Pool, which originally opened at 7th Street and Osborne — it’s an in-line-style-order joint that is just what it says: enchiladas and soups to your liking. Choose from many options to watch them make and bake your enchilada to order. Add this or that to make it exactly what you want each time. Enchiladas and soups are made with the best quality ingredients, and fast and efficient service makes Arcadia the perfect host to this fun, fresh and fantastic concept. Located at the canal at 40th Street and Camelback.

Publisher Rick McCartney Editorial Director RaeAnne Marsh Senior Art Director Benjamin Little Contributing Writers Mike Hunter • Mike Saucier




Business Development Parker Shipe • Cami Shore Production Manager Allie Schimmel

GADZOOKS ENCHILADAS & SOUP 4031 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix (602) 279.5080

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Wine Bar on the Hill

A best-kept secret in the Vicinity is the intimate Jamie’s Wine Bar at the Wrigley Mansion. The charming atmosphere and impeccable service enhance the incredible location at the famed Wrigley Mansion. With city views and a Wine Spectator Award-winning wine list with more than 800 bythe-bottle offerings and additional 25 by-the-glass options, Jamie’s Wine Bar gives guests an elegant destination-withina-destination that’s as ideal for a first date as it is for small parties and special events.

JAMIE’S WINE BAR at the WRIGLEY MANSION 2501 E. Telawa Trail, Phoenix (602) 955-4079

A Whole Different Kinda Meat Market

The recently opened Arcadia Meat Market is a specialty butcher shop led by a Master Butcher. Specializing in allnatural meats from the finest family-run farms and ranches across Arizona and beyond, it offers only pasture-raised, grass-fed beef and lamb; pasture-raised pork; free-range, organic chicken; and more. Working exclusively with ranchers and farmers who care about our planet and the animals they raise, it is bringing trust and transparency back to the food you feed your family. Most importantly, the butchers pride themselves on customer service, and gladly hand-cut any order just the way you want it.

ARCADIA MEAT MARKET 3950 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix (602) 595-4310

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Hot Yoga Will Radi8 You

A new local yoga hub is Radi8 Hot Yoga. Its state-of-theart studio will get you up to 108 degrees as you work your limbs and become a part of the great environment that the owners have created for the Arcadia neighborhood. Each instructor is dedicated to his and her craft, and all are part of this fun and qualified community of instructors. Class schedules have the businesspeople of Arcadia in mind, and each class offers a unique experience. Parties and events are offered as well in this “hot” spot that includes different amenities, gifts and more. The onsite shop has all that the yogi inside of you could need for class and some great boutique-y gift items and clothing.

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As Spring Grows

The botanist in you will love a trip this time of year to Berridge Nurseries. Offering plants from indigenous shrubbery to indoor exotic, this landmark is worth a weekend morning visit or an afternoon stroll through the acres of options. From poolside pottery to indoor décor, this quaint hideaway is home to thousands of gifts and plants. Seasonal events, how-to-plant growing classes and education on local landscapes and expertise always abounds.

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Reformed Pilates

CAMELBACK VILLAGE RACQUET & HEALTH CLUB Full-service health club includes ball courts, weightlifting, cardio and classes. There are two restaurants and a bar that encourage healthy living. Membership is required. 4444 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix (602) 840-6412 • CURRENT MEDITATION The Valley’s first meditation studio that specializes in “meditation for the modern world,” Current Meditation solely provides meditation classes and is focused on mindfulness for today’s modern world. 4325 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix (602) 522-2000 • JUBY TRUE Store offers cold-pressed juices, smoothies and boosters built on the belief that good nutrition should always taste amazing. Staff create new pathways to health by making delicious, fresh, quick and easy options 3912 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix (480) 240-1277 •

Spring Fitness

KALEIDOSCOPE JUICE Quality ingredients are behind these 100-percent organic, deeply nourishing juices and cleanses. This quaint, locally owned spot is all about informing and pleasing the customer, and includes a menu of foods and juices.

A healthy outlook on our lives BY MIKE HUNTER

As we spring into the next few months, we realize how much the great outdoors can mean to us after this mild winter. Getting fit is a way to shape up for those exciting adventures. Our vicinity is home to many businesses that pride themselves on making us healthy through diet, activities and fundamental, all-around good living. Instead of focusing narrowly on losing weight, as was the norm in years past, exposing some of the great ways to eat healthy is a definite trend in business through companies like Juby True, a juice bar of sorts that offers juices and foods that let you do everything from cleansing to simply enjoying a sweet beverage with good nutrition in mind. Along those same lines is Kaleidoscope Juice, located at the Optima Sonoran Village and in Old Town Scottsdale on First Avenue. Kaleidoscope is all about energy through great ingredients and quality foods and juices, including green juices, which it promotes as providing a virtually immediate health

True Food Kitchen

7119 E. 1st Ave., Scottsdale • (480) 949-2601 6835 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale (480) 840-7540 3802 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix (602) 626-7307 • NÉKTER JUICE BAR Juice bars offer handcrafted juices, smoothies and acai bowls that are natural, clean and always filled with the most energizing and nutrient-rich ingredients. For healthy on-the-go, try one of the cold-pressed juices or take a “6-bottle vacation” with a Nékter Cleanse. 2045 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix (480) 771-5181 Nékter Juice Bar

boost. Nékter Juice Bar, a locally based chain of juice spots, is a great source of education about cleansing your body of toxins through blends of fruits and vegetables. Nékter boasts that each of its juice servings contains up to three pounds of fresh produce and the natural ingredients are of the highest quality. According to respected research, the more organic and natural the foods we consume, the better we are health-wise. Eating should be all about nutrients and, of course, flavor. The flagship True Food Kitchen in Biltmore Fashion Park is a fantastic eatery where your health is top of mind. Sourced ingredients and special blends to expose flavor and nutrients is what this Andrew Weil, M.D.-inspired menu is all about. Weil, who originally partnered with prolific restaurateur Sam Fox to found this concept, is known as the foremost “guru” on holistic health and influenced Fox in the menu creations that range from organic drinks to desserts. The menu of anti-inflammatory foods served at True Food isn’t meant to deprive a healthy body of great flavors; it’s meant to take popular trends in cuisine and pair them with healthy living — a real advantage to living in the vicinity.

A healthy life includes a great amount of activity. Hiking, working out, taking walks — it is all activity and it is all good for the mind, body and spirit. At Orangetheory Fitness, the CrossFit fitness centers, it is all about scheduled results and getting in shape and better health by following instruction. Along with the coach’s expertise and a well-run customer-centric

4340 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix (602) 753-1505 6137 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale (623) 500-6222 • ORANGETHEORY FITNESS The fitness center’s 60-minute workout is designed to push you into the Orange Zone. This creates “excess post-exercise oxygen consumption,” or EPOC. It’s what burns calories after your workout and gives you noticeable, lasting results. 1928 E. Highland Ave., Phoenix (602) 277-5400 3923 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix (602) 955-1798 7620 E. Indian School Rd., Scottsdale (480) 405-2683 10800 N. Tatum Blvd., Phoenix (602) 493-2002 7001 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale (480) 405-2737 • REFORMED PILATES Pilates, cycling, boxing and more make up the classes at this urban studio that will shake up what you are already doing to get fit or get you into shape. 4290 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix (602) 466-2819 •

Kaleidoscope Juice

TRUE FOOD KITCHEN This contemporary, healthy hot spot with a wide selection of vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options offers something for everyone. 2502 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix (602) 774-3488 •



Camelback Village Racquet & Health Club

organization, the benefits are apparent in the hour-long classes. Led by a single coach, participants are guided through an intense workout that includes cardio, weights and various exercises meant to energize and tone. Getting in shape is truly as easy as simply showing up on a regular basis (well, and doing the workouts). At the Camelback Village Racquet and Health Club, located on Camelback Road at 44th Street, the focus on leading a healthy lifestyle is evident upon your arrival. A virtual country club minus the golf course, this all-inclusive club includes everything from tennis and racquetball to basketball and weightlifting. It has some

of the top local instructors and offers numerous classes to find a better you. Yoga, Pilates, spin and stretching are just some of the offerings, and each is offered at a pace that will surely get you in to try the class. Maybe it’ll stick, and by this time next year you’ll be in great shape. One of the healthiest ways to get started or to keep going is to work on yourself with a personal trainer or at a small boutique fitness establishment here in the vicinity that will certainly work your body but also focus on your spirit. Reformed Pilates is a studio that fuses Pilates and cycling for a great low-impact, high-intensity, strength training. The

soothing Pilates class includes elements of balance, flexibility and core strength — truly bringing mind, body and spirit together. The elevated heart rate achieved during each session is considered to be the best way to get results. And certainly not to be overlooked is the role of mind and spirit in the health equation. While many fitness facilities recognize this and offer meditation as part of their programming, Current Meditation pioneered its concept in Arcadia with meditation as its sole focus. Current Meditation specializes in mental fitness and guided meditation practice, combining scientifically backed meditation curriculum with a cutting-edge environment that provides a place for people to focus on the practice of mental fitness as a part of their regular routine.

Vital Is the Vitamin Healthy living includes what you eat, how well you exercise and how balanced you are mentally. Many look to the local vitamin shop to help them with products and advice on staying healthy and ensuring they get all the right nutrients and health options for living a long life. Here are our vicinity’s best picks. ARNIE’S HEALTH FOODS 5138 E. Thomas Rd., Phoenix (602) 840-0540 GNC 4539 E. Thomas Rd., Phoenix (602) 808-0567 1645 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix (602) 728-0258 7014 E. Camelback Rd. (Scottsdale Fashion Square), Scottsdale (480) 423-0071 HI-HEALTH 4730 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix (602) 840-4575 2103 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix (602) 957-0412 THE VITAMIN SHOPPE 1935 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix (602) 277-0660


Whether it’s day one of your fitness journey, or you’re an athlete burning to be better than ever, the workout is tailored to you.



Camelback Colonnade 20th St. & Highland Ave. 602.277.5400

McCormick Ranch Scottsdale & Indian Bend Roads 480.405.2737

Old Town Scottsdale Miller & Indian School Roads 480.405.2683

*First-time visitors and local residents only. Certain restrictions apply. $28 minimum value. At participating studios only.

Paradise Valley Shea & Tatum Boulevards 602.493.2002




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Like New: The Car Wash Evolves We’re keeping it clean in the vicinity BY MIKE HUNTER

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7044 East Main Street Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480.949.6296 | Tues--u 5:30 pm- 9:00 pm; Fri-Sat 5:30 pm -10:00 pm

The days of washing your own car seem to be gone in world where a clean, shiny vehicle is a must — and all the more valued in a dusty, dry domain like the Valley. Driving in and getting “the works” or a “VIP” carwash is as easy as knowing where to go. It’s all “location, location, location” in our vicinity, with simple solutions from the quick “express” wash to the full “detail.” Water waste, long lines and taking hours to complete a wash are things of the past. Today, car wash companies are all about satisfying the customer and getting it done fast. It’s a quality wash job (with the exception of a few wet spots here and there), and a wax and other options can be added on as well. Taking just a little longer but providing a higher level of service, the Lindstrom Family Auto Wash on Indian School Road has been hand-washing and -drying cars for decades. The quality products used and the attention to detail ensure a first-class experience (as carwashes go) and a spotless outcome. With gleaming tires and even a fresh scent, your car is good to go for another week at least. Many services, including hand-detailing, are offered. Jacksons Car Wash purchased Danny’s Family Car Wash, the local trailblazer and longtime leader in luxe one-stop car care, in August 2014. Jacksons is a convenience store business in five states that continues to create a sense of luxury in the most unlikely of places — this time, a car wash. It offers oil changes and other car care services. So many new and competitive ways to wash the car — Quick N Clean, located in Old Town Scottsdale, has a monthly fee program and a rewards program that can entice pulling in each week to keep your vehicle dust-free. Many of the local car washes know that customers are coming in frequently, and each offers various discounts and loyalty programs to keep the dirty clean. Drive in or go online to check on each of their programs and stay clean as you drive through our vicinity and beyond. Through cost-effective technologies, this car cleaner has been awarded for their concept of keeping it simple and low cost.

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Jacksons Car Wash The company invested millions in renovating the sublime waiting areas, upgrading the wash and service equipment to be state-of-the-art, and building an inventory of the highestquality car-care products on the market. 1954 E. Highland Ave., Phoenix (602) 277-8877

Lindstrom Family Auto Wash

Quick N Clean Car Wash

The business uses the finest professional Maguire® products to make your vehicle sparkle like brand new. And its free email newsletters keep customers in-the-know.

The company’s vision is to offer a high-end, first-class car wash and services at an affordable price by using state-of-the-art technology to reduce cost.

 003 E. Indian School Rd., 3 Phoenix (602) 957-8402

7501 E. Indian School Rd., Scottsdale (480) 444-8060





Art Classes Outing the inner artist

ArtWalk Out and About

THE BRUSH BAR Painting instruction for adults, plus beer and wine bar 4165 N. Craftsman Ct., Scottsdale (480) 947-8700

Mastering the art of the casual walk

Photos by Ty James Largo, Awe Collective


To misquote a Dionne Warwick song: Do you know the way to Marshall Way? Well, if you don’t, and you enjoy viewing art amid irresistible ambience while strolling with drink in hand in friendly weather, then you might want to set your GPS to what has been called (by “Art Walk News” website) “The Mother of All Artwalks.” And, because it’s so popular, it could even be called “The Mother of All People-Watching” events in Scottsdale. Actually, because it’s a 40-year-old tradition, the year-round event is called “America’s Original ArtWalk,” and art lovers have been strolling every Thursday evening from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in galleries along Main Street and Marshall Way in downtown Scottsdale. Galleries open their doors, and music from local performers fills the casual air along with smells of food from local restaurants along the way.

The eclectic stew on the street reflects the mix inside the galleries, which can feature anything from Southwest landscapes to Russian Impressionism. Local and tourist ArtWalk strollers may bump into a new show opening, an artist demonstration or an offer of a

new food sampling. ArtWalk-ing can be part of a date night that includes dining at one of several restaurants or capping off the night at a downtown bar with a drink. A horse-drawn carriage ride awaits in case you want to go in style, and the Scottsdale Trolley operates in the area.

What Happens at ArtWalk Stays at ArtWalk GET TO KNOW THEM: At receptions, openings and demonstrations, artists get to show off their work and discuss what went into creating them. Works range from Western traditional to cutting-edge contemporary. TAKE A LOAD OFF: Horse-drawn carriage rides and trolley rides await those too weary to stand or wanting to explore beautiful downtown Scottsdale. Some ArtWalkers even trolley bar-hop after taking in some art. EAT AND STROLL: Art and strolling can give you an appetite. Luckily, food samples from local restaurants abound and some of the galleries provide drinks, cheeses, crackers and chocolates (for free).

SCOTTSDALE ARTISTS’ SCHOOL Art classes for all, from beginner to professional, in historic building in downtown Scottsdale 3720 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale (480) 990-1422 SHEMER ART CENTER & MUSEUM Art classes, lectures, workshops, exhibits and events 5005 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix (602) 262-4727

WHISKEY THURSDAYS Every Thursday from 5 to 7pm.

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MARCH 2018

March Diversions

Parada del Sol Rodeo

Highlighted events right here in our vicinity Cirque du Soleil Crystal™

Thurs. – Sun., March 8 – 11 Thurs. – Sat.: 7:00p – 9:00p; Sun.: 2:00p – 9:00p The 65th Annual Rodeo Scottsdale is back for its 65th year and features action-packed performances as well as a Pro Bull Riding Show. Thursday through Saturday after the rodeo, enjoy live music and dancing with acts that include Luke Kaufman and Kianna Martinez.

WestWorld of Scottsdale 16601 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale

Fri., March 9 • 8:00p – 10:30p

Roars & Pours

Thurs., March 1 • 5:30p – 8:30p Guests 21 and older can sip and stroll select Zoo trails while enjoying craft brews, wine and food. Plus, animal encounters, yard games, live music, entertainment and more!

Phoenix Zoo 455 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix (602) 273-1341 •

McDowell Mountain Music Festival

Fri. – Sun., March 2 – 4 • 3:00p – 11:00p M3F (McDowell Mountain Music Festival) is a 100-percent nonprofit, three-day music festival established in 2004. In a commitment to giving back, M3F has adopted a 3 C’s belief: community, culture and charity. Featuring, Nick Murphy (Chet Faker), Big Gigantic, Griz, Father John Misty, The Revivalists, Cut Copy, O.A.R. and more local and national acts.

Margaret T. Hance Park 1200 N. 1st St., Phoenix •

Yamato Delivers Thundering Japanese Drum Show Sat., March 3 • 2:00p & 8:00p

An explosive spectacle presented by a dozen young, energetic drummers, all trained in the traditional Japanese art of taiko. Based in the Japanese village of Asuka, where ancient palaces once stood, the members of Yamato train their bodies and rehearse their performances on traditional wadaiko drums, blending ancient and modern taiko drumming techniques to create a mesmerizing, rhythmic sound.

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts 7380 E. 2nd St., Scottsdale (480) 499-8587

Cirque du Soleil Crystal™ Thurs. – Sun., March 8 – 11 Various times

For the first time, Cirque du Soleil® pushes the boundaries of performance, redefining the artistic possibilities of ice. Watch as world-class ice skaters and acrobats claim their frozen playground with speed and grace, challenging the laws of gravity with daring acrobatics.

Talking Stick Resort Arena 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix (602) 379-7800

Marmalade Skies: Music of the Beatles Thurs., March 8 7:00p – 9:00p

Veg Out at Old Town Farmers Market Sat., March 3 • 8:00a – 1:00p

Enjoy a wonderful selection of fresh vegetables, fruits, organic produce and socializing. Drop by and experience the simpler things that make a city a community. First St. and Brown Ave. (SW corner), Scottsdale (480) 312-3111 •

With the motto, “No boots, no suits; the magic’s in the music,” this sevenpiece band of seasoned, professional musicians considers their musical tribute a labor of love. They welcome Garden audiences to take a trip with them down Penny Lane for a night of music and memories. Restricted to ages 21 and up. Guests must be prepared to show proper identification.

Desert Botanical Garden 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix (480) 941-1225

Parsons Dance, an internationally celebrated dance troupe that creates and performs contemporary American dance of extraordinary artistry, is known for its energized, athletic ensemble work and collaborations with iconic artists across all disciplines.

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts 7380 E. 2nd St., Scottsdale (480) 499-8587

Scottsdale Arts Festival ‘18

Fri. – Sun., March 9 – 11 • 10:00a – 6:00p Long recognized as one of the top art fairs in America, the event features 170 jury-selected artists from throughout the United States and Canada, continuous live music and entertainment on two stages, gourmet food trucks and vendors, creative activities for kids at the Community Art Studio family area, free admission to Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and more.

Scottsdale Civic Center Park 3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale (480) 874-4607 •

Zoo Move & Groove Fitness Festival Sat., March 10 • 9:00a – 1:00p

Activities, such as Zoo Ninja Warrior and Kids Karate, are geared toward kids and families. This generaladmission event, immediately following the Zoo Move & Groove 5K, will host an array of vendors and feature diverse forms of exercise for guests of all ages to experience and enjoy .

Phoenix Zoo 455 N. Galvin Pkwy. Phoenix (602) 273-1341 •

Desert Night Cinema

Thurs., March 15 • 6:30p – 9:30p Roll-out your picnic blanket and enjoy silver screen hits under the desert night sky. Before the movie starts, watch live entertainment and participate in fun movie-related activities. Purchase a bite to eat and a yummy drink while you sit back and watch your favorite stars in an unbeatable outdoor Garden setting.

Desert Botanical Garden 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix (480) 941-1225 •

Goodguys 9th Spring Nationals Fri. – Sun., March 16 – 18 Fri. – Sat.: 8:00a – 5:00p; Sun.: 8:00a – 3:00p

This is a huge automotive festival now welcoming more than 2,500 hot rods, customs, classics, street rods, muscle cars and trick trucks through 1987. In addition to the giant car show, this event features a huge vendor midway with commercial exhibits and a tractor trailer midway, the Goodguys AutoCross Shootout presented by Prestone, musical entertainment on Saturday and Sunday, a kids zone and more. Awards ceremony will be held on Sunday afternoon.

WestWorld of Scottsdale 16601 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale, AZ (925) 838-9876 •

Scottsdale Shamrock Crawl Sat., March 17 • 10:00a – 2:00p

Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day! Come decked out in green and celebrate the right way with other funloving people in Old Town. 4209 N. Craftsman Ct., Scottsdale

VegOut! Scottsdale Vegan Beer & Food Festival Sat. – Sun., March 17 – 18 10:00a – 5:00p

VegOut! Scottsdale Beer & Food Festival is a Foodie event celebrating the Vegan Lifestyle and an educational experience for those who want to discover more about the many benefits of vegan fare and how great it tastes.

Scottsdale Waterfront 7135 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale (520) 261-6982 • Get the Vicinity Mobile App now at

*All events are subject to change

Parsons Dance




Pot of Gold Music Festival

Enmei (Long Life)

Italian Festival of Arizona

The 2018 installment of Pot of Gold will be headlined by Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band, Rebelution and Russ. The slate of performers also includes Sturgill Simpson, Dirty Heads, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, The Infamous Stringdusters, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Big Head Todd & The Monsters, Midnight North, G. Love & Special Sauce, TAUK, Con Brio and more.

Enmei (Long Life) is more than just a dance performance; it’s a cross-cultural artistic project designed to challenge notions of the aging female body and to celebrate the endurance of the human spirit. Six dancers from Japan and the United States — ranging in age from 45 to 73 — will explore what it means and what it takes to age as a woman in the field of contemporary dance.

The event opens a window on Italian culture, past and present, through music, arts, food, drinks and more.

Sat. – Sun., March 17 – 18 Noon – 12:00a

Rawhide Western Town 5700 W. North Loop Rd., Chandler (480) 502-5600 •

Burger Battle *All events are subject to change

Fri., March 23 • 7:00p – 9:30p The competition will heat up once again as more than a dozen of the Valley’s best chefs and restaurants compete head to head for the title of Best Burger in the Valley. Spectating burger fanatics taste as many burgers as they can in order to cast a vote for the burger with the best bite to receive the People’s Choice Award.

Fri., March 23 8:00p – 9:30p

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts – Virginia G. Piper Theater 7380 E. 2nd St., Scottsdale (480) 499-8587

Scottsdale Waterfront 7135 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale (602) 276-2499 •

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Sat. – Sun., March 24 – 25 11:00a – 5:00p

Scottsdale Civic Center Mall 3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale

Movies in the Bark: ‘101 Dalmatians’ Fri., March 30 7:00p – 10:00p

Canine Classics Under the Stars is presented every Friday in March. The films will be shown in the Center Lawn on the south side of Saks Fifth Avenue.

Biltmore Fashion Park 2502 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix

Poncho Sanchez Fires up His Congas for Some Latin Jazz Sat., March 31 8:00p – 10:00p

Poncho Sanchez, a Texas-born conguero, calls Latin jazz “the world’s greatest music,” a sub-genre he attributes to the New York City meeting of conga drummer Chano Pozo and trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie in the 1940s.

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts 7380 E. 2nd St., Scottsdale (480) 499-8587

Arizona Renaissance Festival and Artisan Marketplace Sat. and Sun., ongoing through April 1 10:00a – 6:00p

This unique outdoor event combines entertainment and wares reminiscent of what may have been found in a 16th-century European village market celebrating the arrival of the King and Queen to their shire. Walk through the gates to be transported back in time. Weekends only, rain or shine. 12601 E. Highway 60, Gold Canyon (520) 463-2600




MARCH 2018


Black, Starr & Frost

Magnolia Boutique

Pottery Barn

Founded in 1810, Black, Starr and Frost is America’s First Jeweler offering historically significant jewelry designs.

Store offers the latest trends, affordable dresses, tops, boho clothing — and always free U.S. shipping on any size order.

This upscale furniture chain also sells bed and bath items, tableware, lighting and other home goods.

3140 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix (602) 529-1810 •

Brighton Jewelers Chain retailer carrying the brand’s signature jewelry, accessories, leather handbags and more. 4320 N. Miller Rd., Scottsdale (480) 994-9467 •

Straight from the Cask

A retail store that is all about the finer things in life is always going to attract a great clientele, and VOM FASS is no exception. In the shops at the Scottsdale Waterfront, this gem is home to fine spirits, spices, gifts, wine and so much more. Each month, this location hosts a number of events to taste and enjoy some of the finer offerings. Also, on any given day, stop by and taste any number of spirits, olive oils and even wines to know what to buy for that next great dinner party or to enjoy as a true connoisseur. VOM FASS 7135 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale (480) 699-1099

Cornelis Hollander Designs Inc. Modern, house-designed diamond rings, earrings, pendants and more, plus pieces with colored gemstones. 4151 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale (480) 423-5000 •

Crate and Barrel Based in Northbrook, Illinois, specializing in housewares, furniture, and home accessories. 7014 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale (480) 945-1500 •

The French Bee Store for upscale silk floral designs, plus a selection of candles and home décor. 3150 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix (602) 954-2024 • Get the

3938 E. Campbell Ave., Phoenix (602) 955-6244

Salvatore Ferragamo

Nespresso Boutique

High-end retailer selling the brand’s Italian footwear, bags, accessories and more for men and women.

International chain selling its own line of coffee, espresso makers and accessories for home brewing.

7014 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale (480) 947-2178

7014 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale (800) 562-1465

Steve Madden Chain retailer featuring a variety of fashion-forward footwear and accessories for men and women.

Oh My Dog! Boutique & Spa Store for fashionable dog collars, clothes, toys and beds, plus grooming services and organic treats. 7137 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale (480) 874-1200

7014 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale (480) 429-1930

Thaku’s Mens Wear Men’s clothing shop since 1969 offering a wide selection of styles in big, tall and short sizes.

Papyrus Upscale chain for stationery and greeting cards, also offering gifts and personalized invitations. 7014 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale (480) 429-9758

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2402 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix (602) 957-2297

4320 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale (480) 947-7070

Zoolikins Eco-friendly baby goods, from diapers and carriers to feeding, body and bath supplies to toys and books. 7118 E. 5th Ave., Scottsdale (480) 551-4910


The Village Advantage Looking for the best group fitness classes in the Valley? Become a Village member, where you can experience Barre, Zumba and

Boot Camp Classes

as well as yoga, Pilates, indoor cycling, tennis, and swimming.

Multiple studios with experienced instructors all under one roof. Camelback Village Racquet & Health Club 4444 East Camelback Road Phoenix, AZ 85018

Call 602.840.6412

to ask about a complimentary visit.





Berridge Nurseries Two Biltmore Estates

Seeking a Biltmore Address

Yes, there are new homes in Phoenix’s urban core BY RAEANNE MARSH

The Biltmore area has maintained its allure since the luxury hotel opened in 1929 and continues to be a highly desirable area for people to move into. Some new developments here in the heart of Phoenix have been opening up that opportunity to additional population.


Two Biltmore Estates Two Biltmore Estates is the first new community at the Biltmore in more than a decade — and may well be the last on available real estate. Built on a spit of land that juts into the Biltmore’s Adobe Gold Course, the gated condo community makes the most of that position in offering golf course views from every residence. Of the original four models, only the threebedroom Wrigley still has units available. In addition to the onsite clubhouse with a fitness Two Biltmore Estates center, barbecue area, heated lap pool and a community center with a fully equipped kitchen, the community offers residents preferred access to the amenities of the famed hotel.

CONTOUR on Campbell

CONTOUR on Campbell The area also boasts what KJZZ identified as one of the hottest intersections in the Valley (24th Street and Camelback Road), where, just a couple of blocks south, new condo project CONTOUR on Campbell recently launched its first model home — part of the project’s first-floor Garden Collection homes that feature an expansive private patio of approximately 600 square feet. Patios are a very unique feature for new-build condos in Phoenix, providing owners space that can be designed as CONTOUR on Campbell an urban garden or an outdoor kitchen and dining area as well as offering plenty of seating around a fire pit or water feature. Among the one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans, the developer is also introducing 20 homes that include a bonus den that is suitable for a home theater, an office, a formal dining room or art studio, and can be upgraded to include sliding doors. •


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MARCH 2018

Original ChopShop: Focus on Fresh Keeping it simple with greens, grains and proteins BY RAEANNE MARSH

The focus here is on healthy eating. The Original ChopShop is built on a simple concept, executed simply, and summed up succinctly in the restaurant’s tagline, “Just Feel Good Food.” Fresh, whole ingredients go into the scratchmade menu, from “between bread” (sandwiches) to protein shakes to the name-sake “chops” (salads). “We bring in a ton of produce,” says co-owner Kyle Frederick. Protein bowls are a core focus of the menu, providing guests with three key essentials: greens, grains and proteins. The most popular is the Teriyaki Chicken Bowl, with a pleasantly light touch on the

The Moroccan Turkey sandwich stuffs a flavorful mix of avocado, roasted red pepper, red grapes, cucumber and house greens — tossed with a yogurt sauce and red wine vinaigrette — with slices of turkey between two slices of crusty 12-grain ciabatta. The sandwich-sliced turkey’s fresh, buttery taste is attributable to the minimal use of sodium.

Additional signature menu items include the Acai Bowl, which is also a super-fruit, topped with shredded coconut, bananas, strawberries and agave nectar; the Danish salad, which includes Danish bleu cheese, smoked almonds and red wine vinaigrette; the Cheat Day Wrap, served with bacon, egg, avocado and ham or turkey; the Power Green and the Daily Detox fresh juices; and the Muscle Malt and the Jacked Up PB + J protein shakes. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner in an ambience that is unique to each location, Original ChopShop has an orderat-the-counter style of self-serve (or, even faster, online ordering) combined with the best of friendly service when the order is brought to your table.

GREENS, GRAINS AND PROTEINS TEMPTATIONS POWER GREEN Kale, cucumber, celery, apple, ginger, parsley, lemon. 16oz $5.75 32oz $11

AVOCADO TOAST One egg over easy, smashed avocado, red pepper flakes, tomato, 12-grain ciabatta. $5

DANISH ORIGINAL CHOPSHOP 7158 E. 5th Ave., Scottsdale (480) 794-1536 Coming in June: 44th St./Campbell, Phoenix

House greens, arugula, smoked almond, Danish bleu, pear, apple, black currant, date, red wine vinaigrette. $8

GRINDER Ham, turkey, soppresata, provolone, mayo, tomato, house greens, onion, banana pepper, red wine vinaigrette. $9

teriyaki, which can be served with superfood forbidden rice, brown rice or sweet potato hash.

J&G Steakhouse Scottsdale // The Phoenician 6000 East Camelback Road. Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480.214.8000 // // @jgsteakhousescottsdale

Photos couretesy of Original Chop Shop







Chestnut Fine Foods and Provisions

Farm and Craft Scottsdale

Market and contemporary café serving coffee along with local, seasonal breakfast and lunch fare.

Cool bistro serving organic, glutenfree and other conscientious eats in stylish digs with a patio.

4350 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix (602) 708-7679

4302 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale (480) 568-8980

2398 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix (602) 687-7456

7011 E. Indian School Rd., Scottsdale (480) 990-3433

Giuseppe’s on 28th

The Porch

MercBar Phoenix

An upscale yet relaxed gastropub in the heart of Arcadia, featuring comfortable food and atmosphere.

Doughbird Wood-fired pizzas and free-range rotisserie chicken in a lively space with a spacious bar and patio. 4385 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix (602) 345-9161

Essence Bakery Café Local café chain serving breakfast, sandwiches, pot pies, macarons and more in a relaxed atmosphere. 3830 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix (602) 296-4958

Family-owned outfit turning out classic Italian fare in a compact, no-frills space in a strip mall. 2824 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix (602) 381-1237

Hand Cut Chophouse Steaks and burgers made from grass-fed beef, plus craft beer and cocktails, offered in trendy surrounds. 7135 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale (480) 494-2008

MOD Pizza

Delivers a balance of casual yet sophisticated dining wrapped in a tavern-theme in Old Town Scottsdale.

Patrons can individualize an authentic, fresh, handmade product, made super fast by a team that cares.  

4218 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale (480) 758-4994 •

4280 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix (602) 314-8379

Famous 48

Over Easy

Coach House

Local chain serving omelets, pancakes and other breakfast and lunch classics in cheery, retro surrounds.

Dating back to 1959, this revered destination offers drink specials and more in an open-air setup.

Swanky, romantic destination for cocktails and light snacks served to a dressed-up crowd. 2525 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix (602) 508-9449 

BArcadia ARCADIA TAVERN 4801 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix (602) 840-3950 • CHELSEA’S KITCHEN 5040 N. 40th St., Phoenix (602) 957-2555 • JT’S BAR & GRILL 4829 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix (602) 952-7046 • THE LITTLE WOODY 4228 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix (602) 955-0339 •

Second Story

O.H.S.O EATERY + NANOBREWERY 4900 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix (602) 955-0358 •

High-end steakhouse featuring gourmet filets, seafood and classic entrées in an elegant, modern venue.

This sleek, elegant eatery specializes in creative New American entrées and craft cocktails.  4166 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale

5101 N. 44th St., Phoenix (602) 271-4400 •

(480) 945-5555



This relaxed pub provides an eclectic mix of comfort food, from burgers to Cuban sandwiches.

Hip, subterranean cocktail bar serving Tiki-style drinks in space inspired by an old-world ship.

4017 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix (602) 583-7938

Steak 44

5029 N. 44th St., Phoenix (602) 954-2040

3620 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix (602) 753-6504

POSTINO ARCADIA 3939 E. Campbell Ave., Phoenix (602) 852-3939 THE PORCH 4017 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix (602) 583-7938 • TACOS TEQUILA WHISKEY 3950 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix (602) 603-9411 • THE VIG ARCADIA 4041 N. 40th St., Phoenix (602) 553-7227 •


Enjoy our original Seafood Paella Valenciana for a limited time only through the fall season! Sustainably sourced and deliciously prepared. Serving Lunch | Happy Hour | Dinner Brunch Arriving 2018! 4218 N Scottsdale Rd | Scottsdale, AZ | 85251 | 480.758.4994

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March 2018 issue of Vicinity Magazine  
March 2018 issue of Vicinity Magazine