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up close “I was blessed that the president nominated me for rear admiral, one star, before I retired. I became the first Filipino in American history, male or female, to become a Navy Admiral. I think that was my greatest achievement,” says Mariano of her nomination by President Bill Clinton. President Clinton also wrote the foreword to Mariano’s 2010 book, The White House Doctor: My Patients Were Presidents—A Memoir. Much of her time in the White House was spent side-by-side with the presidents and their families. Now, she brings her many years of one-of-a-kind experience and expertise to a new medical “family”—those who she serves through her concierge medical practice at the Center for Executive Medicine (www.drcmariano.com). “When I retired from the Navy and left the White House, I was recruited by the Mayo Clinic here in Scottsdale to see patients in the Executive Health Program, and I was with them for four and a half years. It’s a wonderful institution,” Mariano says. During that time, she discovered that many of her patients wanted her exclusively as their own full-time doctor, but under the program at Mayo, she was unable to fulfill that request. “A group of them got together and said, ‘Listen, if you leave, we will put together some money to join your practice. If you move up north by the Desert Mountain area and form a practice, we’ll come and we’ll bring our friends,’” she explains. Mariano left Mayo on good terms and hired her medic from the White House, James “Jim” McLeod, who is now the vice president and clinical administrator for the Center for Executive Medicine. McLeod’s highest position held in medicine was senior independent duty technician in the White House Medical

Unit during the Clinton Administration. His stellar performance during his first tour at the White House earned him a second set of orders as director of training for the White House Medical Unit during President George W. Bush’s final four years in office. “He left the White House and came and joined me as our office manager. We started off with 80 patients, and we now have over 300,” explains Mariano. “My motto for care is, ‘We treat every patient as though he or she was the President of the United States.’ “Something in my practice is what I call ‘The STAR Principle,’” Mariano continues. “I was very blessed to retire with a one star as a rear admiral. Many of my patients are stars in that sense—they’re very successful. But if you take the letters of the word ‘star,’ they stand for what I believe in for a practice. S stands for service, T

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stands for Trust, A is for Access because they have 24-7 email and cell phone access to me. But R is the most important, and that’s Relationship.” When patients come to the Center for Executive Medicine, Mariano treats them like old friends. She enjoys spending time listening to her clients and getting to know them. “I’m not a psychiatrist. I’m a board certified internist. But I do life coaching. It isn’t all about the labs and the physical necessarily,” she says. She talks to her patients about what’s going on in their lives, and she provides some mentoring and coaching, too. “It’s sort of being somebody to share their troubles with and guiding them along the path of life.” For individuals or families interested in becoming patients of the Center for Executive Medicine, there is an annual membership fee for the service, per patient, per year, and although Mariano operates from her office, she is available to travel out-of-state and overseas. “The only time you cannot talk to me directly is if I’m with a patient, and then calls get forwarded to my office,” notes the doctor. In that case, McLeod will get that call. The office is located in a beautifully appointed private office space. “It looks like an extension of the West Wing,” says Mariano. “As soon as they come into the reception room, we stand up and we’re waiting for them. I always tell them, ‘The appointment starts when you get here.’ It’s all about time with the patient and they’re not rushed.” Concierge medicine is highly interactive and Mariano embraces the experiences with her patients. “It’s the reason we went into medicine,” Mariano finishes. “It’s about treating patients and making a difference.”

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Scottsdale s' Top Hair Colorist. . . Rodney Gentry With the bustle and glamour of another Oscars ceremony just behind us, the styles and trends sported on the red carpet are spreading across the U.S., observes Rodney Gentry, Scottsdale’s top hair colorist. “It’s not just the clothing that is important as stars work their way along the red carpet these days,” he says. “Hairstyles at the Oscars are influential across the country, and this year is no exception. Whether it was worn up or down, or short or long, hair was sleek and shiny. Messy, tousled locks are a thing of the past. In 2015, it is all about smooth sophistication.” As the best hair colorist in Scottsdale, Gentry is often tasked by his clients with reproducing a certain look—and the Oscars is a key event for setting the styles that will be popular over the following months. Color-wise, 2015 was all about blonde hair, with plentiful highlights creating a sunkissed effect, even after dark. Gentry’s color expertise perfectly positions him for helping the men and women of Scottsdale to achieve the style of the stars. His approach ensures that each client’s face and complexion are complemented by the color choices that they make. And prior to the color treatment, a personalized consultation takes place, where the hair’s condition, history and other factors are considered. In addition to his specialist color skills, Gentry also ensures that his clients benefit from the latest products, blending scientific advances with natural ingredients. The Goldwell Kerasilk Smoothing Treatment is a prime example. The intensely nourishing process tames even the wildest of locks into smooth submission, allowing Gentry’s clients to achieve fantastically desirable tresses that would be just perfect for the red carpet.

“It’s all about finding the right look for each person,” he concludes. “Hair coloring is definitely not a one-size-fits-all style of profession. It requires artistic flair and passion. The Oscars hairstyles might only just be beginning to flow from the red carpet to other areas of the U.S., but women (and men) across the country are now looking to their own locks to see how they can keep their tresses on-trend.” And Rodney Gentry is certainly helping them to do just that

Bringing star-studded glamour to his clients in Scottsdale is something about which top hair colorist Rodney Gentry feels extremely passionate. “A good color can make an individual feel on top of the world, while treatments like the Kerasilk Smoothing Treatment can bring a touch of glamour to even the dullest and most damaged hair. But part of specialist coloring is ensuring that clients look good for more than just one night. It is about giving them a style that makes them look and feel like a million bucks, but that they can easily maintain once back home.” To this end, Gentry is able to recommend personalized combinations of products for each client, with an emphasis on rich conditioning treatments for maintaining softness, along with volumizing mousses and sprays for fine hair and color-fast shampoos and conditioners to lock in color and ensure that hair looks better for longer.

Rodney Gentry can be contacted on 480-639-2000, or at www.rodneygentry.com. Visit him at 10201 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 28, Scottsdale AZ 85258.

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LEGACY OF HOPE

The Pearce Family Foundation: A true angel BY JENNIFER HUTCHISON

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hen fifth generation Phoenician, longtime Scottsdale resident, and Pearce Family Foundation Founder Meghan Pearce was a little girl, she recalls spending time at the company that had been started by her great grandfather. That company was later passed down through the family. She remembers volunteering there, as well as other places, as she grew up, and realized she enjoyed giving back. So in 2013, Pearce launched the Pearce Family Foundation (www.pearcefamilyfoundation.com), a non-profit organization that gives back through its main initiative, Angels Around Us of Arizona. The grant program helps families that have a child suffering a chronic or life-threatening illness. “If a child has a strong and stable environment, it helps with recovery,” Pearce explains. Currently, the group is working hard to meet the growing needs in the community. “We have helped about 10 families since last April,” she reports. “We have already awarded $13,000 in grants.” Pearce explains that the funds, which have been used to pay bills, buy groceries, and even make car repairs, will hopefully ease the burdens of daily life. “We hope to give parents more time to spend with their children,” she says. Fundraising efforts are ongoing, and include the upcoming Runway of Hope fashion show that will be held on May 8.

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What have you learned about yourself since creating the foundation? Since starting the Pearce Family Foundation I have learned that you are the only person who can stand up for yourself and your dreams. I have found a drive inside me that I did not know existed before. What has been your biggest challenge that you have overcome? One of the biggest challenges I have had to overcome was believing in myself and having others believe in my dream of the Pearce Family Foundation. What is one thing you believe should be taught in school, that isn’t? Our school system is lacking a course on how to transition from being in a school environment to applying for jobs, and how to go about doing that. SO SCOTTSDALE! |

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Making a difference one day at a time BY GABBY RICHMAN

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iving back has always been an important part of Stephanie Koplan’s life, so when her father was diagnosed with leukemia in 2013, the natural thing for her to do was to get even more involved—and she did. So much so, in fact, that in addition to being a business sales consultant for Staples Corporate and a freelance makeup artist, Koplan was just nominated as Woman of the Year for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The foundation that funds blood, pancreatic and breast cancer is close to her heart, and she hopes to spread awareness to show that everyone can make a difference. She expresses that it is always important to know what it’s like on the other side, and that the community as a whole is more powerful together than one individual, which is why it is important to be involved. In her free time, Koplan enjoys spending time with her family and going to the batting cages.

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TAKING YOUR BUSINESS TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Mobile app development in Scottsdale, Arizona


BUILDING APPS CAN BE INTIMIDATING But it doesn’t have to be. CodeRed-I provides a sense of trust and simplicity. by Rita Templeton

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hen sharp business sense meets tech savviness, remarkable things happen. Through state-of-the-art technologies, companies are revolutionized. Revitalized. Streamlined. Made more efficient. Commerce thrives; customers multiply. It’s amazing what something as seemingly small as an app can do – but great potential lies within its scope of possibility. And that’s precisely what Tina Machado and Jerry Schwalbach, principals of Rarity Investments, wanted to share with the world when they founded CodeRed-I: a company that provides exciting new opportunities for growth and revenue via cutting-edge mobile applications. With nearly a century of combined business experience between them, Jerry and Tina are a dynamic duo with impressive credentials. Jerry provides his financial and legal expertise to an illustrious list of well-known corporations, acting in numerous capacities and building respected partnerships; Tina’s extensive background in operations, strategic acquisitions, brand creation and representation has clients seeking her proficiency from as far away as Japan. Together, Tina and Jerry envisioned blending conventional business sense with the technology industry to provide an increased bottom line profitability. Thus, CodeRed-I was born. Tina and Jerry took their time in bringing together the CodeRed-I team, meticulously selecting only the brightest talent with solid educations and industry experience. By choosing solely the “best-of-the-best” developers, designers, and animators they could guarantee an unparalleled product for

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their clients – and a service that would set itself apart. Officially unveiled almost one year ago, CodeRed-I has quickly established a presence throughout the area, and has become renowned for not only its premium-quality work, but a strong sense of integrity and community altruism as well. CodeRed-I’s research and development team takes great ideas and expertly nurtures them into fruition through a comprehensive development process. Your business is closely analyzed to determine crucial information such as target demographic, potential markets, and previously unrecognized opportunities for monetization. Additionally, CodeRed-I researches competitors to give you an edge. They work tirelessly to make an app into what it’s meant to be: not merely an extension of a website, like so many, but a valuable tool for your clients that will enhance their experience – and consequently, your professional reputation (and bottom line!). Whether it’s a gaming or social app for entertainment, or one that improves efficiency and conveys information, CodeRed-I is your go-to source. The CodeRed-I team prides itself


What you can expect is a product that will strengthen and upgrade your business in ways you may not have dreamed of.

on its forward-thinking strategies, and providing new and unique ways to give your company a competitive advantage. These apps greatly streamline processes for both your customers and yourself. CodeRed-I ensures that the app makes sense for your business, taking into account your specific needs and the services you provide; keeping your brand strong and consistent throughout. Sound, glitch-free coding and analytics-based improvements guarantee that your mobile app or game is as smooth, user-friendly, and functional as it is aesthetically appealing.

As President of CodeRed-I, Tina has made it her personal mission to make sure each person walks through the door feeling welcomed and leaves feeling educated, empowered, and inspired. She understands that it can seem like an overwhelming process, and strives to provide a sense of trust and simplicity for CodeRed-I clients. “There’s no reason for anyone to be intimidated,” she says. “We make it absolutely clear what you can expect from us.” And what you can expect is a product that will strengthen and upgrade your

business in ways you may not have dreamed: something not only clean and beautiful, but revolutionary. You will be supported each step of the way by a team built on pure talent, backed by decades of experience and an intimate understanding of business and marketing. You’ll be amazed at what technology can do to bring your company – and your customers – invaluable benefits. To learn more about how CodeRed-I provides smart, strategic solutions, please visit us at www.codered-i.com, or call today at 480-378-3681.

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UNPARALLELED MOBILE APPLICATIONS:

TAILORED TO ENTERTAIN, EDUCATE, CONNECT, EXPLORE AND UNITE

With the possibilities of app function only limited by your imagination, not all apps fit into just one category. Specializing in business-tobusiness solution apps across a multitude of industries from medical and social usability, education and gaming; CodeRed-I’s creative technologists and agents of change, manifest your idea and share it with the world.

LIFESTYLE / SOCIAL NETWORK

UTILITY / PRODUCTIVITY / FINANCE

SOCIAL NETWORK

Gabi – We can all agree that social media has changed the way we interact with one another on a global scale. Social apps are fun and interactive, becoming the norm of our culture. Set to release in Fall 2015, Gabi promises to be a game changer.

RECEIPT CUBE

Receipt Cube – Utility apps make day-to-day living so much easier. They bring simplicity to your everyday needs by assisting you in quick, convenient ways all with the swipe of your finger.

REFERENCE / PRODUCT CATALOG

REFERENCE

Cool Clubs – Reference apps allow companies with sizable databases to provide their data to the public in a beautiful, easyto-use interface, which allows their followers to compare and contrast the data in a meaningful and purposeful way.

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ENTERTAINMENT / GAMES

GAMES

Plakosaurus Jess – In the app world nothing is more fun and economically beneficial than games. Our office creates games that mix ​uniquely innovative visuals, with pleasantly addicting sound and they make for a great esca​p​e.

INFLUENCER

8 to Glory – Giving those with social influence, such as athletes, politicians, or celebrities, an app as a platform provides the ability to expose and expand their brands. An influencer app, whether it be in a game format or business app, provides the opportunity for our high-profile clients to leverage their celebrity status in a fun, creative way. For example, set to release August 2015, is five-time Pro Bowler and defensive end for the Chicago Bears, Jared Allen’s 8 to Glory.

EDUCATIONAL

TEACHING TOOL

Apraxia Picture Sound Cards – Educational apps allow teachers, therapists, and parents to engage in an interactive, exciting, and fun manner. Education, in general, has plateaued and we offer a platform to elevate it. For example, Apraxia by FDH Kids, allows therapists and parents to engage and collaborate for the benefit of the child.

ENTERPRISE / BUSINESS SOLUTIONS

ENTERPRISE

Kitchell – Enterprise apps are developed for our clients’ operational needs and serve several industries. They support the business and the consumer as well, creating bottom line efficiency and instant, impeccable service for that client’s customers.

BUSINESS SOLUTION

MyDentist – A business solution app means staying ahead of the curve​. A​ nalytical data allows for in-depth analysis of how your customers are interacting inside the app, making client relations much more e​ffe​ctive.

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MEDICAL / HEALTH

EYEMD

We live in an age of dramatic progress,​and medical apps provide a proven platform that medicine and today’s newest mobile technology can coexist and improve upon one another. EyeMD is a light reachable way to motivate potential patients to get their eyes checked.

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ASK TINA:

Everything you need to know about app development There is often a lot of jargon thrown around our industry, which in turn can be overwhelming and confusing to the most important person, the end customer or client. Here are a few frequently asked questions that will shed some light on mobile applications and educate you on the process.

DO I NEED A MOBILE APPLICATION? A) The statistics speak for themselves • • •

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According to Nielsen Ratings, consumers spent 89% of their time on media through mobile apps and only 11% through mobile web. According to an IDC research study, 79 percent of Americans between the ages of 18-44 check their smartphones within 15 minutes of waking up each morning. According to Flurry, apps command 86% of the average U.S. consumer’s time, or 2 hrs and 19 min per day, while mobile web usage has continued to decline to an average of 14% or roughly 22 minutes per day. The average user checks their phone 1,500 times each week. They use their phones for three hours and 16 minutes each day, adding up to almost an entire day each week.

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN A WEB APP AND A NATIVE APP? A) If you have to stretch your screen to view it, it’s not a native app. Put simply, native apps are separately developed platforms that are distributed and downloaded from stores such as iTunes and Google Play and they give you more company/brand interaction instantly with the push of one button. Web apps are merely mobile versions of their original desktop form and open in a browser.

WHAT DOES IT COST TO DEVELOP A NATIVE APP? A) They can range from $10,000 to $250,000. That’s why it’s imperative you go to a company who can guide you through the process and make it work for your budget.

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WHAT IS THE PROCESS? A) In short, we analyze your business within the industry, provide a competitive analysis, integrate your customer’s needs, and present a preliminary concept to assure that everyone’s on the same page. After implementing any changes, we take your concept, develop it and execute a full market launch. Depending on the stage of your project, should you come in with a full-fledged concept or an idea that needs to be vetted, our involvement can range to suit your needs.

WHY DO I NEED AN APP? A) Today small businesses have the power to obtain information on their organization like never before. Apps give you detailed backend analytics regarding your customers, clients and employees, while also providing higher interaction rates. In other words, apps help you run your organization more efficiently so you know where you’re heading.

in the market. Therefore, we take it upon ourselves to include our customers in our marketing initiatives. In essence, our extensive marketing efforts and campaigns champion our customers.

IF YOU BUILD MY APP, DO I OWN IT? A) Absolutely. We develop it for you, so it’s yours.

DO YOU HELP MAINTAIN MY APP? A) We can if you like. That’s part of having a long-term relationship. While there’s a cost involved, as with managing anything, it’s about ensuring that your app constantly provides value, runs your business and improves your bottom line.

ARE YOU HIRING? A) I have a tight, exclusive team that I’m proud of and I’m always looking for amazing talent to join our team. However, it takes a special person to become a part of CodeRed-I.

WHY ARE YOU DIFFERENT? A) Our clients are our partners. It’s not enough to develop apps for them at the highest premium quality, but they also have to do well

NATIVE VS. WEB

Discover the benefits of a native application FEATURES YOU WANT IN AN APP

NATIVE APPS

WEB APPS

Push notifications and real-time alerts Native multitouch interactions; including double tap, swipe, zoom and shake Greater control of the user interface and experience (not limited to web browser) Usability of app offline (limited to saved content) Access to device specific instruments including GPS, camera & microphone Secure offline storage of private data

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ourdan Schaye has been working at To Be Continued… A Consignment Boutique for almost a year, so naturally fashion is one of her passions. As the assistant manager, her duties include many of the day-to-day tasks such as working with the consigners and customers. You can typically find Schaye sporting a dress or leather pants, with either a leather jacket or blazer. Most of her clothes are black, and she enjoys dressing up for both work and in her free time. She finds many of her favorite pieces at To Be Continued… A Consignment Boutique, and has an eye for accessories. Some of her favorite brands are Hermès, Chanel, Céline and Valentino. She also loves Elizabeth and James, and Alice + Olivia. In her free time, Schaye enjoys hanging out with her boyfriend and dogs, hiking, playing tennis, and horseback riding. She has been involved in equestrian since she was young, and is a national competitor. What are a few of your favorite hiking trails? Pinnacle Peak, Echo Canyon and Tom’s Thumb. What is one of your favorite accessories? My favorite item is my Hermès Collier de Chien Crocodile Cuff. What do you love about shopping consignment? What I love about consignment shopping is that I get GORGEOUS designer pieces for a fraction of the price. My wardrobe is seriously growing!!

JOURDAN SCHAYE

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cottsdale Quarter is a retail mecca. The open-air center offers 370,000 square feet of specialty shops, restaurants, and entertainment options. It harmoniously combines a city vibe with the serenity of the desert, which makes it one of the premier shopping destinations in the Valley. Of course, such a hip and elegant destination requires a hip and elegantly dressed leader. Richard Hunt, Scottsdale Quarter’s general manager, is the perfect guy for the job. As a former Macy’s retailer, Hunt has always been immersed in the fashion industry. “I’ve always felt that you need to dress the part, and fashion is something that has always been at the forefront of my mind,” he says. As the representative of a fashionforward center, Hunt’s style is approachable yet professional, and classic yet fun. “My everyday style is very classic— button-up shirts, sometimes with a French cuff, and slacks. I always need a reliable, yet stylish pair of dress shoes, and lately, I’ve been incorporating patterned socks. I’m not afraid of color—my magenta gingham dress shirt is a staple in my wardrobe.” Scottsdale is home to beautiful landscapes, beautiful faces, and beautiful garments. Working in such a fashionable city at such a popular shopping center does not intimate Hunt; rather, it excites him. “I’m a very confident person overall and being in a fashionable place just amplifies that,” he says.

CONFIDENCE IS KEY

Scottsdale Quarter’s Richard Hunt dresses classically and confidently BY ELIZABETH LIBERATORE PHOTO BY CARL SCHULTZ

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What is one item in your wardrobe that you can’t live without? Comfortable athletic shoes—I switch between my Nike Frees and ASICS Scouts. Where do you draw your fashion inspiration from? I don’t have a fashion icon per se, but when my marketing director once showed me a picture of Tim Gunn, I realized I had the exact same outfit already in my closet, down to the pocket square. What do you enjoy doing in your spare time? Relaxing with my wife and our furry children—we have a second home in Prescott that is our respite all year. We also are both avid hockey fans and get to games whenever we can! #GoBlueJackets

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PHOENIX SUNS CHARITIES’ JUMP BALL at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess BY MICHELLE GLICKSMAN

1. Brigitte Dayton, dress by a Canadian designer.

7. Kathy Colace, Kate Spade dress. 8. Tyler Butler, BCBG dress and handbag.

2. Karla Bravo, BCBG dress. 3. Jamie Anderson, dress from a boutique in Los Angeles, Yves Saint Laurent handbag.

9. Sumer Meyer, Guess dress. 10. Kristin Boston, Calvin Klein dress, Guess handbag.

4. Jacqueline Nerguizian, Michael Costello dress, Louis Vuitton handbag.

11. Michelle Woodfield, Alice + Olivia dress, Chanel handbag.

5. Joyce Logigins, White House l Black Market dress..

12. Randee Waters, Hervé Léger dress, Louis Vuitton handbag.

6. Melissa Groen, bebe dress.

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ART FROM THE HEART ART AUCTION at Neiman Marcus BY MICHELLE GLICKSMAN

1. Andrea Merican, Calvin Klein dress.

8. Paula Friedlund, Calvin Klein dress.

2. Elisa Bell, Liz Claiborne dress.

9. Lisa Olson, dress from Bunky Boutique.

3. Fran Mallace, Ralph Lauren dress.

10. Marion Donaldson, Max Studio dress.

4. Cathy Blanford, We the People dress.

11. Cyndi Coon, Ming Wang dress.

5. Liz Hernandez, Joseph Ribkoff dress.

12. Stacy Karis—Michael Karis outfit, Nine West handbag.

6. Liz Shabaker, Ava & Aiden dress.

13. Rene Rainey Sullivan, Marciano dress, Prada handbag.

7. Peach Veatch, Kenneth Cole dress.

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n 1996, Arizona State Football fans were flying high. The team was the best it had ever been, and all eyes were on New Year’s Day of 1997 and the Rose Bowl. Sadly, the game didn’t turn out how ASU fans were hoping (see sidebar), but it’s time to settle the score. This time, though, instead of football, it’s time for some rugby. For ASU Rugby player Ryan Spiwak, it’s a chance to represent his school playing his newfound favorite sport. “I first started playing rugby my freshman year of college at ASU,” says Spiwak. “I played many sports from a very young age, including soccer and basketball, but chose to focus mainly on football, which I began playing at 9-yearsold. I had chances to play football for various universities, but decided not to play and instead explored different college opportunities. After receiving an academic scholarship to ASU, I decided to travel to the desert to become a Sun Devil.” That decision lead him to being a starter with ASU’s Rugby team, which is gearing up for the second local Rugby Bowl, an event that introduced thousands of fans to the sport last year. While there are many sites online that give full details on how Rugby is played (we liked this one: http://www.sportsgrid.com/rugby/ the-beginners-guide-to-watching-rugbyunion/), the best way to figure out the game is to watch or even play it, as Spiwak can confirm. “Although I was an experienced athlete, the transition from football to rugby was interesting,” he explains. “I had to learn new rules and adapt to a completely new sport that I had never played before. After playing multiple positions in football, from linebacker to running back, I felt right at home playing outside centre for the ASU Rugby team. Aside from the playing the game itself, my favorite aspect of rugby is the camaraderie you form with your fellow teammates, as well as with those you face on the pitch. I am very honored to be a part of the fastest-growing sport in America, and feel privileged to represent the Arizona State Rugby Football Club in the upcoming event.”

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AIMING TO WIN Spiwak learned from his teammates and his coach Gary Lane, who played for the team when he attended ASU. After moving to Arizona from London with his parents, Lane joined the rugby team, and held every position in the club during his five years on the team, from treasurer to captain. While some college football coaches pull in seven-figure incomes, Lane has been running the program at ASU for 13 years as a volunteer. Like Spiwak, he is excited for the event. “I am so excited about so much,” says Lane. “First, our new venue [Scottsdale Stadium]. Being in the heart of Downtown Scottsdale is a fantastic place for an event. It is a beautiful stadium and has so many seating options that it can accommodate everyone at all different price levels. Second, I am excited for the ASU team. We have had a grueling year playing the country’s best collegiate programs (including BYU, the reigning Collegiate Champions) and we have seen our team get better and better. We are looking to end our season on a good note. Last, we are excited to be playing Ohio State, a great Midwest school, with a great tradition in sports. We want revenge for the 1997 National Championship loss, right?”

RU G BY — Y E S , I T ’ S A S P O RT F O R YO U For anyone unfamiliar with the sport or thinking this event isn’t for them, Lane has some words of encouragement. “They should attend because it is a fantastic event, with non-stop action,” he says. “You won’t want to miss the hardnosed tackling and the electric running of the players. It is going to be a battle royale. The action just doesn’t stop for 80 minutes.”

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS Co-founder of the event, Jason Rose, is also excited about it, but not just for the rugby. This year, there are additions to broaden the appeal to a wider audience, and he also echoes Lane’s enthusiasm for the new venue.

A H E A R T B R E A K I N G D A Y Ohio State fans remember Jan. 1, 1997 as day of victory and school pride, while Arizona State fans remember the day as one of the most heartbreaking. On that day, one of the most dramatic finishes to a college football bowl game unfolded on the gridiron at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. The undefeated Arizona State Sun Devils football team, coming off an 11-0 season and ranked #2 in the AP College Poll, entered the game brimming with confidence. Led by senior quarterback and Heisman Award finalist Jake “The Snake” Plummer, they sought the university’s first football national championship. The season’s results justified the team’s expectations for the 1997 Rose Bowl. On its way to an undefeated season, they had even held the 1996 College Football National Champion Nebraska Cornhuskers scoreless in a 19-0 victory. OSU also had high expectations. The team had finished the season with a 10-1 record, and was ranked #4 in the AP Poll. OSU Football Head Coach John Cooper was also no stranger to the Sun Devil athletics program. Cooper had led the Sun Devils from 1985 to 1987. And, the Buckeyes quarterback Joe Germaine was a Mesa native who had even spent one year at Scottsdale Community College. The game was a back-and-forth affair. As time wound down in the fourth quarter, Plummer scrambled for an 11-yard touchdown run to put the Sun Devils in the lead with 1:40 left in the game. After starting at their own 35-yard line, Germaine led OSU to one of the most unforgettable gamewinning drives in college football history. With 19 seconds left, Germaine threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver David Boston. Ultimately, the Buckeyes triumphed over ASU, 20-17.–Jennifer Parks 

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“The move into the spring training home of the World Series Champion San Francisco Giants is pretty exciting,” he says. “It will be the first rugby match ever held in the stadium, and it sets up perfectly for the event. We’re offering some very creative ticketing options to get in on all the action, too. From families to partiers, there’s something for everyone, especially pre- and post-event, with all the great restaurants and bars near the stadium. “We’re also thrilled about some events within the main event of rugby,” continues Rose. “This includes an innovative fashion show between the matches by Phoenix Fashion Week, as well as the world’s best arm wrestler—the Muhammad Ali of his sport—taking on people who want to challenge him. Whether it’s playing one-on-one vs. Michael Jordan or hitting against Randy Johnson, it’s not often fans get to take on the best in a sport. We also saw how people—especially women—reacted to the rugby players last year. So we decided to make the event sexier this year. That started with a great new title sponsor, the addition of a fashion show, and a venue most everyone has had a great time in at one time or another.”

THE GAMES The additions are sure to make for a fun event, but lets not forget the main reason to attend: the games themselves. “The event has great athletic integrity,” says Rose. “ASU is one of the top rugby programs in the country.  We thought it would be intriguing to match them up against a great team in Ohio State from the Big 10, especially since that school won the college football championship this year. Having another local team in Grand Canyon University play a school like USC will be great, too. Look, anyone who has enjoyed Scottsdale Stadium for spring training is going to love it for The Mercedes Benz of Scottsdale Rugby Bowl: Beauty & The Beast.”  The Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale Rugby Bowl will take place on Sat., April 18. For tickets, tables and sponsorships, visit www.therugbybowl.com.

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POWER PERFORMERS 6 up-and-coming performers to watch BY MICHELLE GLICKSMAN

PHOTO BY COLE KIBURZ OF KACHINE COLLECTIVE

These six performers are on the way up—in a big way. All are based here locally, and we’re pretty confident that they’ll be household names nationwide—or more—pretty quickly. Catch a performance in town while you can!

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JARED KOLESAR, 25 Singer/songwriter

Performs with his group, Jared & The Mill (he’s pictured here, third from right, with the group). Currently on a nationwide tour through early May. Upcoming Arizona date: April 18, at the Chipotle Cultivate Festival at WestWorld. What drew you to singing? That’s hard to say—I don’t consider myself as much of a singer as a songwriter. I loved writing and creating songs. Performing them vocally was kind of secondary until I got serious about wanting to pursue music. I always enjoyed singing along with Disney movies when I was a tyke though—that was probably the stem of it.   Your favorite genres to sing are: Folk music is a lot of fun because of how

heavily it relies on expression rather than vocal talent. But it’s hard to resist a good rock tune. I also love singing along with Miss Norah Jones in the car. I’ve been pretty heavy on her tunes lately. Your inspirations behind your music: It’s cliché to say, but my life is my main source of inspiration. I gather emotions and feelings and experiences as I follow my course through life. These things I know better than anybody else because they’re mine, after all, so I express them. However, I do from time to time write about things I witness.   Accomplishments you’re most proud of so far: I think everything I do in this crazy life I live is worth being proud of. I think I’m most proud of getting together a group of gentlemen for a band and seeing them develop into best friends. It’s been incredibly inspiring and humbling to have the opportunity to share this career with them.  

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How has music and this group changed or affected you? Music is something that helps people sort things out in their mind. And playing music and writing songs has helped me better establish my perception of myself, including my self-worth. Playing music with these lads has pointed my bearings in a fairly unexpected direction, but I couldn’t be happier about the purpose it’s brought to my life. In 10 years, you hope to be: Eating peanut butter.   When you aren’t performing, you’re usually: Reading–Hemingway most likely. Although, I’ve found that playing pool is a wonderful way to get to know people lately, so I’ve been inviting a lot of acquaintances and friends to play pool in my free time, which there isn’t much of that. I work three day jobs when I’m not on tour. Find more information, music, and show dates at www.jaredandthemill.com.

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ROBERT ERLICHMAN, 26

Metropolitan Opera tenor Neil Rosenshein. The training is ongoing, and so are the challenges.

What drew you to music? From a very young age, I was exposed to music of all types. My parents introduced me to country, classical, jazz, and everything in-between, while my four older brothers kept me educated on the more modern genres.

Accomplishments you’re most proud of so far? Performing my first leading tenor role in an opera at age 21 was a proud moment for me. You aren’t an opera singer until you sing in an actual opera, and for the first time I was able to prove to myself that I could do it. I was now a real tenor.

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How have you trained? I was an aspiring soccer player until the age of 17, when I started taking voice lessons with a great local teacher, Stephen Crawford. I later moved to New York City to attend the Manhattan School of Music and to study with my current teacher and mentor, former

Your favorite song(s) to sing: The great thing about this art is that there is such a vast repertoire from different composers over the last 400 years. My favorites are too many to name and too hard to rank!

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In 10 years, you hope to be: My goal is that a decade from now I will have the opportunity to sing for audiences in major opera houses across the country and the world. That would be my dream. If you could sing with any person in the world, it would be: My father! He is a wonderful singer. We would spend hours in the evenings after school, singing to backing tracks together. We still spontaneously burst into song from time to time when hanging out together! When you aren’t singing, you’re usually… Playing soccer, watching boxing, and eating BBQ. Find more information, and upcoming show dates, at www.roberterlichmantenor.com.

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CHERR A. M. MONROE (PERFORMING AS GYRL KYNG), 34 Comedian

Upcoming performances: April 22 at Stand Up Live and April 29 at the Tempe Improv. What drew you to comedy? My love of being able to make people laugh drew me to comedy. Laughter is a powerfully positive addiction, and I want to infect the world with it! Where do you perform? I perform at bars, clubs, and other venues all over the Valley including Stand Up Live, Tempe Improv, Stand Up Scottsdale, and CrackUps. Accomplishments you are most proud of so far? Playing my first out-of-state show in Las Vegas, performing at Stand Up Live, and doing an interview with WBMC Radio are my most proud accomplishments. Things that inspire your comedy routine? My friends, family, job, and daily life occurrences all add color to my comedy. Life is comedy, and therefore, is the greatest topic to draw material from. Are any topics ever off-limits? I don’t think any topics are really ever offlimits but, for the time being, I choose to stay away from politics and religion. In 10 years, where do you hope to be? I hope to be traveling the world on tour, working on film and TV projects, as well as charity and fundraiser events. I would also love to do a USO tour! When you’re not performing, you’re usually... When I’m not performing I’m usually at the gym, writing, going out to support other comedians’ shows, or working on material with Brandonn BHouse.

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Find more information, and upcoming show dates, on the Gyrl Kyng Facebook page.

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GISELE BETHEA, 16

Pre-professional ballet dancer Accepted an offer to join the prestigious American Ballet Theater Studio Company in New York in Sept. 2015. Upcoming performances: In May at the Mesa Arts Center. Information and tickets at www. masterballetacademy.com. Prior to May she is working on two special pieces choreographed specifically for Phoenix Ballet (the ballet company associated with Master Ballet Academy) by renowned choreographers that will be performed at the Mesa Arts Center and then also in Poland in May. What drew you to ballet? The artistic quality of movement and the beauty of ballet drew me to the discipline. When I am on stage I want to bring the happiness that comes with the art to the audience. Accomplishments you’re most proud of so far: Training for and winning a gold medal at the USA IBC (International Ballet Competition) in Jackson, Miss. in June 2014. It was wonderful to meet so many exceptional dancers from all over the world. Accepting an offer to join the American Ballet Theater Studio Company in New York. Being a spokesperson for Grishko World, a world-renowned pointe shoe and dance wear manufacturer in Moscow. Any favorite role/show to perform? The peasant girl Giselle from the ballet Giselle. I have only performed variations from the ballet, but I love it because I love the character, and I have her name! How much time do you spend training each week? Thirty to 35 hours a week, about six hours a day. [Ed. note: She attends the online school Arizona Connections Academy to allow for her training and performance schedule.] In 10 years, you hope to be: I would love to be touring and performing with a major ballet company as a principal dancer. When you aren’t performing, you’re usually: Training! But if I’m not at ballet, I like to do outdoor activities with my family like wakeboarding at the lake or riding in my dad’s sand rail at the dunes. We are a little crazy, but oh so FUN! Find her on Facebook as Gisele Bethea and also on Instagram at giselebethea.

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SEAN MULLANEY, 25 Singer/actor

In addition to performing as a solo artist, is currently also performing with The Instant Classics through June, when he leaves for a West Coast tour. You sing and act. Any preference or are they intertwined? I definitely prefer to sing because I actually know how to do that and have more confidence with it. I love to act, but I kind of make it up as I go and don’t take it so seriously, which has oddly only helped me as it turns out. What drew you to performing? I started to take singing lessons in high school because I had this genius idea that if I could sing, I would for sure get all the girls. It didn’t pay off for me then, but I did find my fiancée while doing musical theatre later, so mission accomplished! Your favorite genres to sing are: Rock mostly, but I love a song full of heartfelt emotion. If it’s something that I can get behind emotionally, I know I will love it—and usually that will translate to the audience loving it. Do you write your own songs? If so, what inspires them? I co-write all my songs with a brilliant musician named Billy Cioffi. I like to think I bring the clay and he sculpts it into a piece of art. I love writing about what I care about, and that’s bettering the world by raising awareness of important societal issues with a rocking beat. Accomplishments you’re most proud of so far: I’m hopefully in the process of that answer with my current album, but I’ve also found true love at a young age, and that is a very rare feat in my opinion. In 10 years, you hope to be: Touring the world spreading uplifting messages of hope and eternal optimism through my music to massive crowds by day, and living with my beautiful family on a large plot of land where we can have everything we need by the power of our own hands by night.

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When you aren’t performing, you’re usually: I enjoy living my life in the present and learning about life through experiences in the world, or playing Xbox. Find more information, and upcoming show dates, on his Sean Mullaney page on Facebook. His website, www.seanmullaneymusic.com, will be debuting shortly.

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RACHEL REDLEAF, 18

many acting workshops in Phoenix and Los Angeles. Mostly I train by doing theater and by auditioning for roles in L.A.

Currently performing in Avenue Q at the Mesa Arts Center, April 10-26.

Your favorite show/character to perform has been: Lefou in Beauty and the Beast.

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What drew you to acting? I saw my first Broadway show, The Lion King, when I was 3 and loved it. Soon after I went to a smaller, more intimate production at Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre. I pleaded with my mom to audition for Wizard of Oz. We waited with 400 other kids to audition, and I got the part of a munchkin, ozian and cat. After one show I was hooked, and I never looked back. How do you train? Weekly voice and dance lessons. I do

If you could act alongside any one person, who would that be? Jim Carrey or the late Robin Williams. Accomplishments you’re most proud of so far: Singing and dancing in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade for three years. Participating in community and professional theatre all over the Valley for the past 14 years with amazing fellow actors, directors and crew. Winning Artist of the Year 2014 from National

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Youth Arts. Securing an agent and manager in Los Angeles, as well as Arizona. In 10 years, you hope to be: A bi-costal working actor in theatre and film. My dream is to be on Broadway. Any mentors? Some of my mentors in Arizona have been Laurie and the late Gerry Cullity of Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre, Maureen Watson of Greasepaint Youtheatre, and my voice teacher Stephanie Bianchi, as well as countless directors. When you aren’t acting, you’re usually: Acting... singing in the shower, hanging out with friends. Find more information at www.rachelredleaf.com.

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CIGAR TASTING EVENT! Please join us on the patio of the PV Design Center for a relaxing and enjoyable evening with Ambassador Fine Cigars.

THURSDAY, APRIL 23RD 6:00PM – 8:00PM ENTERTAINMENT • LIGHT FOOD • CIGAR TASTING 5203 East Lincoln Drive | Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 | 602.955.1881 RSVP to: marybeth@mbmarketingandpr.com

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Fashion Forward

Nordstrom recently debuted its Nordstrom + Piece & Co. collection, a capsule group of apparel and accessories created with eight brands—Alice + Olivia, Current/Elliott, DVF, Joie, Rebecca Minkoff, Theory, The Honest Company, and Tory Burch. Piece & Co. works to provide sustainable employment opportunities to female artisans, and has created thousands of jobs for women in more than 30 countries by connecting their craft (think ikat, tie-dye, batik) with brands. Each brand worked closely with the company to source handmade materials and fabrics from artisans around the world—from Vietnam, Mexico, India, and Zambia, to name a few—and through this project alone were able to create more than 5,000 jobs. Items range from $59.95 to $495. Pictured here is a Piece & Co. and Diane von Furstenberg Judette Dress in blue, $398. Nordstrom at Scottsdale Fashion Square or www.nordstrom.com.

Primp and Blow Adds Two New Locations

Get Iconic

Get ready to suit up in style. In honor of its 30th anniversary this year, Everything But Water had 30 of its biggest designers re-create 30 of the most iconic moments in swim history, exclusively for the company. Think a modern reinterpretation of suits such as Bo Derek’s in Ten by designer/model Alessandra Ambrosio; an update on the red one-piece worn by Farrah Fawcett in her iconic 1970s poster by BECCA; and a take on the suit Ursula Andress wore in Dr. No by SHAN. Everything But Water at Kierland Commons or Scottsdale Fashion Square, or www.everythingbutwater.com.

Need a blow out, makeup or hair extensions, as well as some pampering? Now it’s even easier—Primp and Blow recently opened two new locations, bringing the company’s total to five here in the Valley. One of the new locations is across from Blue Martini at High Street, while the other is at Tatum and Shea boulevards, behind Trader Joe’s and across from the new O.H.S.O. Brewery. “We’re so excited for these new locations,” says Melodi Harmon, who founded Primp and Blow and co-owns it with her daughter, Cynthia Harmon-Dawson. The company is currently franchising nationwide. www.primpandblow.com.

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Distrito Dog Days: In honor of National Pet Day, dine with your pooch on the patio at Distrito at The Saguaro hotel on April 11 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Your dog can enjoy a special pet menu, and wines from Chateau La Paws will be available (for you, of course!). www.thesaguaro.com.

Monthly Mashup at Talavera: Talavera at the Four Seasons Resort at Troon North is mixing it up with this new series. Each month, one local chef will join Executive Chef Mel Mecinas for a night of culinary fun. On April 19, it’s Executive Chef Gio Osso of Virtù Honest Craft. www.talaverarestaurant.com.

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Old Town Whisky: Iron Chef Garces’ upscale lounge inside The Saguaro hotel is back by popular demand for a limited time—only Fri. and Sat. nights, from 5-10 p.m., now through May 30. Guitarist Randy Ranes will perform nightly. www.thesaguaro.com.

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Arizona Breakfast Weekend: Happening April 30-May 5. Enjoy special dishes at breakfast and brunch spots Valleywide for either $6, $12 or $25 price points. www. arizonabreakfastweekend.com. (photo by Grace Stufkosky)

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Plastic Surgery Without the Pain (It’s like having your cake and eating it too!)

Before & After

When it comes to plastic surgery, NOW you can have your cake and eat it too! You no longer have to worry that amazing surgical results must come along with the painful, prolonged post surgical recoveries that untill recently were the norm for most breast surgeries, tummy tucks and face lifts. Today Double Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Andrew Wolin, M.D. is a pioneer in new, surgical techniques using “Extended Local anesthesia” a technique that provides long (and we mean long) acting anesthesia allowing patients to have plastic surgery “in office” without the need for general anesthetic. Extended Local anesthesia can provide patients up to 72 hours of painless post surgical recovery.

Breast • Body • Fat Transfer • Face Lift • Awake Procedures • In Office • Outpatient Procedures

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2nd Annual Junior League of Phoenix White Party

2015 Make-A-Wish Arizona Wish Ball

April 11, 6 p.m. Held at SkySong, at this Junior League of Phoenix event you’ll enjoy an evening of dancing, cocktails, and food samples from local restaurants. There will also be a silent auction. Proceeds will benefit the League’s community programs and leadership development training events. $50. www.jlp.org.

April 11, 6 p.m. The theme of this year’s Wish Ball, which benefits Make-A-Wish Arizona, is Studio 540, in honor of the more than 540 children in Arizona who are diagnosed with a lifethreatening medical condition that would make them eligible for a wish. The ball, which will be held at The Phoenician, includes a program, silent and live auction, dinner, and entertainment. $500. www.arizona.wish.org.

60th Anniversary Celebration Dinner

Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale Rugby Bowl: Beauty & The Beast

April 16, 5:30 p.m. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona celebrates its 60th birthday at this event, which will be held at the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn & Spa. The event will include a dinner, program, award recognitions, and mystery boxes. Larry Fitzgerald will be honored with the Common Good Award. 5:30 p.m. $250. www.bbbsaz.org.

100th Annual Charity Ball April 18, 6 p.m. Held at the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa, this black-tie Board of Visitors event begins with a cocktail reception and dinner, as well as the presentation of this year’s flower girls. $1,200 per couple. www.boardofvisitors.org.

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34th Annual Duet Cabaret April 26, 1:30 p.m. Get ready for some amazing music, as jazz legends Dennis Rowland and Diana Lee, along with other special guests, entertain guests at this event at the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia. Blaise Lantana of KJZZ will serve as Mistress of Ceremonies at this event that will also include a luncheon, silent and live auction, and dancing. $125. www.duetaz.org.

Voices and Vistas April 18, 6 p.m. This event provides a true feast of the senses. Composer and Frank Lloyd Wright architect David E. Dodge hosts this event at Taliesin West, where guests will enjoy a dinner prepared by Chef Vichai Karmakhan, while the amazing voices of the Phoenix Boys Choir provide the entertainment—and of course, this is all set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Sonoran desert. $200. www.phoenixboyschoir.org.

SMoCA MiX: Street Art Moves Inside May 2, 6 p.m. At this benefit for the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, the museum’s spaces will receive a makeover, with its galleries being transformed into dynamic outdoor street scenes, complete with vibrant murals, energetic music, performances, and more. There will be plenty of street fare and libations, as well. Expect the unexpected. $200. www.smoca.org.

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April 18, Gates open at 9:30 a.m. The Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale Rugby Bowl: Beauty & The Beast will be held at Scottsdale Stadium. In addition to various rugby matches, there will also be a fashion show, and a World Arm Wrestling League qualifier. $10 in advance; $15 at the door. www.therugbybowl.com.

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ARTBRIDGE THURSDAYS Thursdays, Scottsdale Waterfront ArtBridge takes over the Scottsdale Waterfront every Thurs. through the end of this month. Interesting people gather, live music fills the Phoenix air, and a medley of art exhibits line the streets. ArtBridge is a harmonious marriage between the sophisticated urban setting of Scottsdale and the unique and quirky ambiance that is the festival. Attendees can explore more than 30 artist booths, shop the downtown boutiques, and dine at any one of the great local restaurants. 5-10 p.m. Free; items available for purchase. www.artisanmarketsaz.com. SOUTHBRIDGE SUNDAYS Sundays, Scottsdale Waterfront Jumpstart your week with SouthBridge’s SunDays (which should really be called FunDays.) Every Sun. this month more than 60 of Arizona’s most talented artisans set up markets along the canal at the Scottsdale Waterfront. The markets vary from artisan foods to fine arts, crafts to entertainment, and much more. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free; items available for purchase. www.artisanmarketsaz.com. LEELEE ROBERT AND FRIENDS— COWGIRL JAZZ April 1, ASU Kerr Cultural Center LeeLee Robert and friends blend the sophisticated sounds of jazz and blues music with the stories and lyrics of the West. Join LeeLee for this musical journey with Stan Sorenson on guitar, Ted Sistrunk on upright bass, Ron Rutowski on fiddle, and LeeLee’s twin sister and the powerful vocalist, Lyndsy Robert. 7:30 p.m. $38-$43. www.asukerr.com. AZ WINE & DINE April 2, Scottsdale Quarter The Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association presents the 2015 AZ Wine & Dine, a highenergy and upscale celebration of food and wine. The Valley’s culinary stars will gather at the hip and serene setting of Scottsdale Quarter, where each will offer at least two different varietals that are beautifully paired with delectable dishes, providing a perfect opportunity to discover new flavors and new favorites. Come hungry. 5-8 p.m. $55-$75. www.azwineanddine.com. JO DEE MESSINA April 2, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Fiercely independent, outspoken and driven, country artist Jo Dee Messina debuted in 1996 with the hit single “Heads Carolina, Tails California.” She has since charted nine No. 1 singles and 16 Top 40 singles. With its title, ME, chosen by fans, Messina’s new 2014 album marks her most personal one to date as she wrote or co-wrote many of its songs. 7:30 p.m. $19-$149. www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org.

ARIANA GRANDE PERFORMS LIVE April 6, US Airways Center We first fell in love with her on Nickelodeon’s television series, Victorious, in 2009. Audiences found more of a reason to adore this pop sensation when she released her debut album, Yours Truly, in 2013. Grande has received national acclaim for her powerful vocals, with critics comparing her wide range to Mariah Carey. She will perform fan favorites like “The Way,” “Problem” and “Break Free.” 7:30 p.m. $36-$79. www.usairwayscenter.com.

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Judy Collins April 16, 18, Musical Instrument Museum Folk music doesn’t produce stars bigger than Judy Collins. For nearly 50 years, she has been performing and recording folk, pop and art music. Here’s your chance to see her perform live. 7:30 p.m. each day. $62.50–$72.50. www.mim.org.

THE PROGRESS PROJECT April 3-4, Tempe Center for the Arts Movement Source, an innovative, non-­profit contemporary dance company, presents a multimedia showcase, The Progress Project. The performance includes modern dance works, as well as documentary clips by Stephen Perry that explore the nature of personal progress through the lives of individual company members. Attendees will experience powerful choreography that dives deep into what propels us as humans, both on a personal level and on a global scale. Movement meets music—that

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PATTERN PLAY: THE CONTEMPORARY DESIGNS OF JACQUELINE GROAG April 11, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art Join textile collectors Kirk Brown and Jill Wiltse for a talk on Czech-born textile designer Jacqueline Groag, whose playful and modern textiles uplifted the spirits of Great Britain in the postwar era. The collectors will start with an illustrated talk of their extensive collection of mid-century modern textiles, with a focus on Groag’s creative designs. Next, guests will visit the gallery to view the textiles, laminates and other decorative surfaces featured in the exhibition. 3 p.m. $5. www.smoca.org. THE 5TH ANNUAL DOWNTOWN MUSIC STROLL April 11, Downtown Phoenix Phoenix Symphony Young Professionals presents the 5th Annual Downtown Music Stroll. Stroll to fabulous restaurants in Downtown Phoenix and enjoy live music, delicious culinary concoctions, and refreshing beverages. The funds raised benefit The Phoenix Symphony’s Education and Community Engagement programs. 2 p.m. $30. www.phoenixsymphony.org. THE SLEEPING BEAUTY April 11-12, Dorrance Theatre Ballet Arizona Studio Company presents the enchanting tale full of fairies and fantasies, The Sleeping Beauty. The School of Ballet Arizona’s abridged version of the ballet will feature the entire fanciful story, allowing you the opportunity to catch a glimpse of the next generation of ballet dancers. Sat. at 7:30 p.m.; Sun. at 5:30 p.m. $25. www.balletaz.org. I HAVE A VOICE GALA April 17, Windgate Ranch Gigi’s Playhouse is throwing a fun, social party with raffles, a silent and live auction, and food and drinks to celebrate its new community center. One Drop reggae band will perform, and all proceeds will go to its free family programs. 6:30-10:30 p.m. $60. www.gigisplayhouse.org/phoenix.

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do 4 GIRLS 4 April 17, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Four dynamic, award-winning musical stars from Broadway, film, TV and recordings come together for an evening of song, dance, laughter and memories. Christine Andreas (“Eliza Doolittle” in My Fair Lady’s 20th-anniversary production), Randy Graff (Tony Award winner, A City of Angels), Andrea McArdle (Broadway’s original of Annie) and Faith Prince (Tony Award winner, Guys and Dolls) perform the biggest hits from their extraordinary careers. 4 Girls 4 is a fabulously flirty, funny frolic featuring four famous females. Now, that is what we call girl power. 8 p.m. $35-$69. www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org. ARIZONA SPORTS FAN EXPO April 18, WestWorld North Hall Are you a football fan? Or perhaps hockey is your cup of tea? Whatever sport strikes your fancy, the Arizona Sports Fan Expo has you covered. Guests can interact with all six of the major professional sports teams under one roof, and shop at hundreds of exhibits that will offer sports-related products. So, batter up FORE one touchdown of a sports event. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. $8 ($5 for parking). www.azsportsfanexpo.com. CHARLES PHOENIX: ARIZONALAND April 18, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art Your Arizona pride will swell when Ambassador of Americana, Charles Phoenix, takes you on a time travel “field trip” to explore classic and kitschy local landmarks throughout the Valley. With his gracious sense of humor, unbridled enthusiasm, and keen eye for oddball detail, Phoenix reveals the very best of his found slides of Arizona in the ’50s and ’60s. Think mid-century tourist traps, roadside attractions, cultural wonders, and much more all in glorious Kodachrome color. 5:30 p.m. $25. www.smoca.org. PATRICK PETERSON FOX SPORTS 910 CELEBRITY GOLF CHALLENGE April 21, Topgolf Scottsdale at Riverwalk Join Arizona Cardinals’ Pro Bowl Cornerback Patrick Peterson and his teammates as they trade in their jerseys and helmets for clubs and tees to become celebrity golfers for an afternoon at Topgolf Scottsdale at Riverwalk. Attendees will enjoy an afternoon of pointscoring golf games and upscale bar food and drinks hosted by Debbie Gaby’s Charities and Fox Sports 910 Phoenix Radio to benefit the Patrick Peterson Foundation for Success, a foundation that provides low-income and inner city youth with opportunities and resources to reach their full potential. 2-5 p.m. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m. Single reservations begin at $500. www.patrickpeterson.org. DAILEY & VINCENT April 24, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts One of the top bluegrass acts in America, Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent have established themselves as fresh voices in the genre with their fantastically powerful vocal blends,

La Santa Cecilia April 29 Latin Grammy-nominated La Santa Cecilia is a Los Angeles–based band that encompasses the America-as-a-melting-pot point of view. The group expertly melds PanAmerican rhythms such as cumbia, ranchera, bossa nova, rumba, bolero, tango and jazz in its creative hybrid of Latin culture, rock and world music. 7 p.m.
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four award-winning studio albums, and heavy touring schedule. 7:30 p.m. $19-$149. www. scottsdaleperformingarts.org. EXPERIENCE MIM April 25, 26 Musical Instrument Museum On April 24, 2010, MIM opened its doors to the world as the first and largest global musical instrument museum. For the past five years, the museum has been engaging audiences with its extensive collection, dynamic programs, and exceptional musical performances. MIM invites the community to celebrate this milestone with a week of festivities featuring some of its favorite performers and activities. The celebration will culminate with an “Experience MIM” weekend on April 25–26, in the style of the museum’s most popular program series. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tickets included with paid museum admission. www.mim.org. LISA LOEB April 25, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Lisa Loeb performs this month in the Valley of the Sun. Loeb has successfully parlayed her talents into a multi-dimensional career encompassing

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music, film and television, and her fans include both kids and adults. Known for her wit, wacky humor and creativity, Loeb always performs a family-friendly concert. 7:30 p.m. $19-$149. www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org. DUO HYBRIDS: OLD AND NEW, WOOD AND METAL April 27, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Wood and metal meet to create one beautifully orchestrated evening. The concert series showcases Arizona State University Herberger Institute School of Music students Elizabeth Buck and Magda Schwerzmann. Buck and Schwerzmann perform enchanting music from various centuries. From historical wooden instruments to ethnic flutes, from piccolos to bass flutes, from the oldest music to contemporary idioms, this international duo showcases the finest of cultural and musical exchange, bringing a fresh look at hybrid art forms. 7:30 p.m. $10. www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org. JOE BONAMASSA April 30, Comerica Theatre Joe Bonamassa is an American blues rock musician, singer and songwriter. Bonamassa opened for B.B. King when he was only 12-years-old. In the last 13 years, Bonamassa has put out 15 solo albums through his independent record label, J&R Adventures. 8 p.m. $82-$128. www.comericatheatre.com. 6TH ANNUAL ARIZONA BBQ FESTIVAL May 2, Salt River Fields What better way to start the summer than with a good ole’ barbecue? The 6th Annual BBQ Festival is a honky tonk shindig that features hilarious redneck games like toilet seat horseshoes, bobbing for pigs’ feet, a daisy duke beauty pageant, and much more. After a day spent playing games, guests can also enjoy over 25 top pit master dishes including pulled pork, ribs, brisket, chicken, and all the extra fixins to keep your stomach happy. Get your grub on, Arizona! Noon-10 p.m. General admission, $12; VIP, $60. www.azbbqfestival.com.

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et ready to eat, drink and be merry, because it’s time once again for the Scottsdale Culinary Festival, a week-long festival of all things culinary. This year once again promises a delicious lineup.

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Tues., April 7: OPENING NIGHT: CULINARY COUNTDOWN Kick off the festival with this new event, which is a fashionable New Year’s Evethemed party that will feature craft cocktails and a celebratory toast. 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Degree 270, Talking Stick Resort. $40.

WHAT: 2015 Scottsdale Culinary Festival WHEN: April 7-12 WHERE: Various locales, check website for latest updated events TICKETS: Vary by event INFORMATION: www.scottsdalefest.org

Wed., April 8: CHOCOLATE & WINE Who doesn’t love fine wine and chocolates? Here’s your chance to savor two of life’s sweetest indulgences. 7-10 p.m. at the Music Instrument Museum. $55.

Fri., April 10: EAT DRINK & BE PRETTY This signature event includes bites from more than 25 of the Valley’s top restaurants, as well as wine tastings, hosted cocktails and craft beers. There will also be a fashion show and live music. 7-11 p.m. at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. $75. Sat. and Sun., April 11, 12: GREAT ARIZONA PICNIC (also VIP Experience, Blue Moon Southwest Festival of Beers, Epicurean Expo, Campari Spirit Deck, and SKYY Bar) The Great Arizona Picnic includes more than 50 restaurants offering samples while you picnic on the grounds of the Scottsdale Civic Center Mall. There will also be cooking demonstrations, vodka-inspired drinks at the SKYY Bar, tequila creations at the Tequila Experience, a Francis Ford Coppola Winery area, a Southwest Festival of Beers with more than 200 types of beers, the Campari Spirit Deck, the Epicurean Expo, and three stages of bands playing music. Noon to 9 p.m. on Sat.; noon-6 p.m. on Sun. Ticket prices vary. Sun., April 12: 27TH ANNUAL WINE COUNTRY BRUNCH Dress up in your favorite Kentucky Derbyinspired fashions, sip mimosas and wines, and enjoy this brunch and silent auction. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa. $60.

Thurs., April 9: BURGER BATTLE It’s one of the most popular and ultimate Valley cooking contests—the Burger Battle, where some of the Valley’s best chefs and restaurants compete for the title of 2015 Best Burgers in the Valley. As a guest, you can taste all of the burgers and then vote for your favorite, as well! 6:30-930 p.m. Location is TBD. $60.

Sun., April 12: BEST OF THE FEST End your culinary week with the festival’s grand finale, where eight restaurants join together to create a unique, five-course, wine-paired dinner that will be prepared tableside. 6:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa. $175.

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Thurs., April 9: BUBBLES & BLISS A sparkling champagne and caviar soiree, you can pop a bottle of bubbly as you enjoy the setting of the W Scottsdale’s rooftop pool. The Bliss Spa Squad will also be on hand with spa samples. 7-10 p.m. at W Scottsdale. $40.

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Mexican gray wolves that are living at the center, along with other animals such as bears, mountain lions and leopards. In fact, you’ll be mingling just mere feet from the wolves’ enclosures. Following the tours will be a silent auction and sit-down dinner, as well as a presentation by Don Barry, senior vice president of conservation programs for Defenders of Wildlife.

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ne of the planet’s most endangered mammals is the Mexican gray wolf. At last count, there were fewer than 90 of them left in the wild in the entire world—with about half of those living in Arizona. At this event, which is limited to just 100 guests, attendees will have the unique opportunity to experience the mystique of the majestic animal. The dinner will be held at the Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center (guests can either drive directly there themselves or take the private bus that will pick up and drop off at the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia). Upon arrival and during the cocktail hour, they will have the opportunity to take guided tours of the Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center and see the resident

If You Go…

WHAT: Dinner with Wolves WHEN: April 19, 4 p.m. bus departure WHERE: Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center (bus departs from the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia) TICKETS: $250 INFORMATION: www.dinnerwithwolves.com

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“Defenders of Wildlife is thrilled to be working with Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center and dedicated conservationist Ann Siner [founder and CEO of My Sister’s Closet, the title sponsor of the event] to raise awareness and support for the plight of Mexican gray wolves,” he says. “Last year we raised more than $22,000 to help raise awareness about the Mexican gray wolf, and this year, we hope to double that and continue raising awareness so people understand how terribly close this animal is to extinction,” says Siner. “We have a chance to save this wolf right here in Arizona, but it’s going to take education and everyone pitching in to save these endangered wolves.”

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Monument near Camp Verde. These dwellings were built and originally used by the Sinagua people, which was a preColumbian culture much like the Hohokam Indians. These “castles” aren’t actually castles, but really more like prehistoric apartment living. Montezuma Castle National Park is open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, except for Christmas. www.nps.gov/moca. Always wanted to see petrified wood? Head to Petrified Forest National Park. This landmark is located east of Holbrook, along Interstate 40. The Petrified Forest was declared a national monument back in 1906, and a national park in 1962. Nearly 600,000 people visit every year to hike, backpack, and sightsee. The park is open every day except Christmas, and times vary depending on the season. www.nps.gov/pefo. SO SCOTTSDALE! |

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The dinosaurs may be long gone, but the signs of their existence are still with us. If you head out towards the Four Corners on Route 160, you will see signs for Dinosaur Tracks near Tuba City. The tracks have been viewed by thousands of tourists, as well as verified by paleontologists from Northern Arizona University. Tourists will find hundreds of the three-toed tracks that belong to the dilophosaurus, and which are forever preserved in the desert floor. If you head into Tuba City you can find a guide to the tracks, as well as other ruins in the area. Perhaps aerospace is more your thing. If so, head on down south to the Pima Air and Space Museum. Great for visitors of every age, the Air and Space Museum is a great location to learn about the history of flight and aircraft. The museum is open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily (last admission is at 4 p.m.) every day except for Thanksgiving and Christmas. www.pimaair.org. Action! If you are hoping to take in a movie, or at least some film history, check out Old Tucson. You’ll step back in time at this Old West town, which has been made famous as the location of more than 300 movies and TV shows. Not only is Old Tucson great for film and entertainment buffs, but also those looking to relive the Western experience. There are daily history presentations and tours. Open 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. through the end of April. Hours will change in May. www.oldtucson.com.

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A WHIMSICAL AND FANCIFUL PARTY The Mad Hauter is set to wow BY MICHELLE GLICKSMAN

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exy, edgy, fun, whimsical, intriguing— those will be the hallmarks of the inaugural Mad Hauter celebration, set for April 25 on High Street. With this event, High Street turns up the heat and their block parties to another level of sophistication meets sexy. An event that is unlike any High Street has done in the past, they are raising the bar with a classy, top-notch, and definitely don’t-miss evening that will feature a fantastic sound and light show, a DJ, and an incredible fashion show. And best of all, proceeds from the Mad Hauter will benefit Phoenix Children’s Hospital. At this block party you can catch the Cheshire Cat Walk haute couture fashion show, which will showcase fashions from Fashion by Robert Black, and hats and wearable art from Cyndie Verity (Love something? Select hats and outfits will be available for purchase at the event!). There will also be a VIP “Tea Party,” The Caterpillars Hookah Lounge, hat-making stations (sponsored by Pinspiration), photo booths, a DJ music light show, and more. From the green turf croquet “fields” to the clocks everywhere that will be stuck at 6 p.m., to the large decks of cards, hedges and other fun details, you will be transported to another world. And of course, the event will feature food and drink, as well. Restaurants and bars will be selling items from vendor booths themed as the story (with servers dressed as the rabbit or decks of cards!), and there will also be food trucks. Dress to impress at this event, as FORD/Robert Black Agency will be on hand conducting a model search!

If You Go…

WHAT: Mad Hauter WHEN: Sat., April 25 WHERE: High Street, 5415 E. High St., Phoenix TICKETS: $30 per person (includes two specialty cocktails); VIP also available INFORMATION: www.highstreetaz.com

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Exciting new venues opening on High Street Stores, restaurants, and of course, entertainment options (it is an entertainment destination, after all!) continue to open quickly on High Street, so we checked in with the center to find out what’s new and happening. Here’s the scoop.

Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill Promising an old-fashioned good time, this casual, come-as-youare restaurant and bar offers Southern American food with favorites such as its BBQ St. Louis Style Ribs and Whiskey Bottle New York Steak on the menu. Of course, there’s more than just good food here. You can grab a seat at the bar—which is shaped like a giant guitar!—and enjoy everything from beer and wine to specialty cocktails. There is also live country music, country dancing, and dancing Whiskey girls. And yes, Toby Keith fans, the restaurant’s name is a nod to Keith’s hit single from 2003. 5310 E. High St., St. 103, Phoenix; www.countrybarphoenix.com.

marble counter tops and dark wood stations, though the services offered—and service itself—is top-notch and as modern as can be, offering an old-fashioned experience in a sophisticated new manner. The barbershop offers top-quality cuts, straight razor shaves, cutting-edge products, and shoe shines for the modern man and his family. 5450 E. High St., Ste. 103; 602.441.4607; www. barbershopjack.com.

Barbershop Jack

Sandwhich shop Firehouse subs (5450 E. High St., Ste. 107) is another new locale that will be part of High Street’s lineup, joining Pinspiration, M3V and Sprouts Express, which also recently enjoyed successful openings. And with other fun destination announcements on the horizon, High Street is quickly being established as one of the hottest areas in town.

When you’re ready for a little grooming, this new full-service, upscale barbershop for men is the place to be. The décor offers a throwback to the 1950s with its chairs,

For the latest information on grand openings, tenant announcements and special events, visit www.highstreetaz.com.

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CHEF CONVERSATIONS In the kitchen with Chef Jeremy McMillan of Bourbon Steak BY MICHELLE GLICKSMAN PHOTO BY CARL SCHULTZ

YOU RECENTLY JOINED THE RESTAURANT AS A CHEF. WHAT INTRIGUED YOU ABOUT IT? I had been waiting on a great opportunity to come home and this was the one! I had a truly amazing time cooking in Napa and New York, met and worked for some incredible chefs, and spent time traveling and learning more about the food cultures of Argentina and Spain. Even with all those great things— travels and food—home is home. WHAT SETS BOURBON STEAK APART FROM OTHER STEAK LOCALES? The Princess and the format. The evolution of the Princess from when I was young to now is mind-blowing… it’s a truly amazing place and it isn’t stopping where it’s at. Also, Chef [Michael] Mina and the incredible team at the Mina Group offer up an innovative approach from the norm on a steakhouse. We have all the traditional menu offerings, along with a tasting menu of locally-sourced products, specialty side dishes, a robust wine list, fine dining service, and a modern setting, which makes for a diverse and memorable experience.    WHEN DID YOU KNOW YOU WANTED TO BE A CHEF? The first time I walked into a kitchen. It was 12 or 13 years ago, and the first time I peeled a potato as a job, I was hooked. Crazy and hooked.   ANY TIP TO COOKING STEAK THAT YOU CAN SHARE? We use a very specific technique of slowpoaching our steaks in clarified butter to allow the fats to melt and the meat to tenderize without over-cooking or using a plastic bag. Really, the flavor is in the wood and the salt. Buy a great piece of meat, cover it in salt (literally) and cook it over charcoal or a wood fire. There is nothing better in the world.   IF YOU WEREN’T A CHEF, YOU’D PROBABLY BE… A farmer. They work harder than any group of people I have ever known. They keep us happy and healthy—and they should be the stars of the food world. Without great produce and people who treat their soil like their children, my job is meaningless. Bourbon Steak is located at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, 7575 E. Princess Drive, Scottsdale; 480.585.4848, ext. 7374; www.scottsdaleprincess.com.

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THE CALABRIAN COLLINS

A great option for a hot day BY MICHELLE GLICKSMAN

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he Cove Trattoria recently unveiled its new spring cocktail menu, which included this Calabrian Collins, a twist on a traditional Collins drink. “A traditional Collins can be made from gin or vodka, but using tequila adds spice and smokiness to the cocktail,” explains Daryl Monica, the owner of the restaurant. The Cove Trattoria is a contemporary family-owned and operated Italian Trattoria, so it’s no surprise that they also put an Italian spin on the drink. “People like this cocktail because we add blood orange soda to it and that gives it a nice Italian flare,” Monica explains. In fact, the Calabrian Collins ($9.50) is created with Azuñia Tequila, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, blood orange soda, and Peychaud’s Bitters. The restaurant offers a diverse menu, with everything from hand-tossed pizzas to traditional Italian entrées to steak and pork loin. As for what to order along with this drink? “This cocktail can be paired with our Walnut and Pear Salad or our Garlic Verde Shrimp appetizer. It is a great refreshing cocktail that is perfect for the Arizona spring and summer months,” Monica says. 7001 N. Scottsdale Road, Ste. 184, Scottsdale; 480.951.8273; www.thecovescottsdale.com.

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Your party. My food. Your memories. ENJOY YOUR NEXT OCCASION. LEAVE THE COOKING TO US!

Birthday’s • Baby Shower’s • Anniversaries • Intimate Wedding Receptions Rehearsal Dinners • Graduation Parties • Dinner Parties • Women’s Events Brunch • Corporate Functions • Appetizer & Cocktail Parties Receptions • Men’s Corporate Events • Funeral Receptions

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VASE IT

Spring buds are blooming. Showcase them in these vases—they make the perfect accessory BY MICHELLE GLICKSMAN | PHOTOS BY BRIAN R. SMITH | ITEMS COORDINATED BY SAMANTHA LAPID

(Clockwise from top) “Devies vase 12” in gold, Etro, $406 at Saks Fifth Avenue, 602.955.8000.

Blue vase with dot pattern West Elm, $30 at West Elm, 480.948.1950.

“Pebble twist” bud vase designed by Steve Cozzolino, nambé, $50 at nambé, 480.483.0664. SO SCOTTSDALE! |

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“Elis Street” rose bowl in blush pink, Kate Spade, $75 at Dillard’s, 480.949.5869.

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Handpainted geometric pattern in black and white, West Elm, $24 at West Elm.

“Bloomsbury Park” vase in pink, Kate Spade, $74.99 at Dillard’s.

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BY MICHELLE GLICKSMAN

These clutches are truly works of art. Created by internationally collected artist Heather Offord, each is made using pigments such as gold dust, diamond dust, and embedded diamonds and precious stones. In fact, it took Offord years to master her layered technique. Original versions are available at www.heatherofford.com and range in price from $1,500 to $15,000. Print versions are available for just $138 at Nordstrom, 480.946.4111. Fun fact: Actress Meta Golding recently carried an original at the premiere of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay. APRIL 2015 |

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STRAPPED FOR FUN Gladiator sandals are once again a wardrobe staple this season

BY MICHELLE GLICKSMAN | PHOTOS BY BRIAN R. SMITH | ITEMS COORDINATED BY SAMANTHA LAPID

Olive studded gladiator sandals, Balenciaga, ask for price at TBC… A Consignment Boutique, 480.699.2700.

Multicolor studded gladiator sandals, Valentino, $1,095 at Saks Fifth Avenue, 602.955.8000. SO SCOTTSDALE! |

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“Lo-Anja” gladiator sandals in cookies n cream/russet, Louise et Cie, $129 at Dillard’s, 480.949.5869.

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FORE GOLF!

Perfect golf weather needs the perfect outfit. Men, we’ve got you’ve covered BY MICHELLE GLICKSMAN | PHOTOS BY BRIAN R. SMITH | ITEMS COORDINATED BY SAMANTHA LAPID

(Clockwise from top) Gray belt, Nike Golf, $50. Dri-Fit gray plaid shorts, Nike Golf Tour Performance, $80. Plum golf shirt, Travis Matthew, $70. Golf glove in pearl, Titleist, $19.99. “Approach S6” golf watch, offers course views, pin shot assistance, touch screen, and more, Garmin, $399.99. “D.N.A.” golf shoe, FootJoy, $189.99. Supersoft golf balls, Callaway, 12 for $21.99. All at PGA TOUR Superstore, 480.214.4350. SO SCOTTSDALE! |

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CHIC RESALE Dress to impress!… For less.

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We now pay cash or instant credit for your items!

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FRESHEN YOUR LOOK

The perfect ways to de-puff, rejuvenate and add shine BY MICHELLE GLICKSMAN PHOTOS BY BRIAN R. SMITH ITEMS COORDINATED BY SAMANTHA LAPID

(From left) Cucumber De-Tox De-Puffing Eye-Cubes, Peter Thomas Roth, $50 at Sephora at Scottsdale Quarter, 480.607.6638. Hydrating Radiance Facial Treatment Mask, Skin Laundry, $48 at Skin Laundry at Scottsdale Quarter, 480.300.7217. Sparkling Soda Shine Mist, drybar, $28 at drybar at Scottsdale Quarter, 480.607.5064. Sparkling Soda Shine Mist travel size, drybar, $13 at drybar at Scottsdale Quarter. Kérastase Le soin-gommage rénovateur rinse-out pre-shampoo, L’Oréal, $46 at Dolce Salon & Spa at Scottsdale Quarter, 480.722.0500. Runway Revamp 3-step nail care (nail prep toner, Murala cutical oil, nail illuminator), Ciaté, $35 at Sephora at Scottsdale Quarter.

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1st Scottsdale

for the beautiful smile

D E N TA L

trust the experts you’ve always wanted

Dr. Sroujieh :: Dental Implant Surgery Expert Over the past 15 years, Dr. Sroujieh has had extensive training in the placement and restoration of dental implants, becoming an expert in full mouth reconstruction using his expertise in dental implantology. He attended the Dyna Center in Holland as well as Baylor University in Texas for advanced implant training. Dr. Sroujieh is a Associate Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry as well as being a member of the American Dental Association, He continually attends advanced seminars and prides himself on providing his patients the highest quality care.

Dr. Nejad :: Cosmetic and General Dentistry Expert Dr. Nejad has been in the dental field for 12 years, changing the lives of many people with her excellence in cosmetic dentistry. She started as a dental hygienist and then began attending dental school at Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health. Dr. Nejad is very involved in the Arizona dental community and organizes fundraising events in support of the under served population’s dental needs. She is a proud member of the Women For ATSU (A.T. Still University). Dentistry is her passion and she is dedicated to providing the best care to her patients by staying up to date with the latest in dental technology. She respects her patients time and values their trust by treating each patient with honesty and gentleness.

Providing the finest quality care in a relaxed and caring environment. We are a full service dental office located in beautiful Scottsdale on Hayden Road just south of Shea. Our dentists have been providing great dental care in the Phoenix area for many years and pride themselves on quality as well as service. We use the latest in dental technology combined with good old fashioned care and concern. We use all digital x-rays and can show you what we see with intraoral cameras. Our staff is warm and caring and will always take the time to see that you understand your needs and treatments as well as any insurance benefits you may have.

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PREEN GREEN

Beauty and grooming finds served with a side of eco-consciousness

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ay homage to Mother Earth this month by splurging on beauty and grooming goods with a greener demeanor. eShave Shave Cream, White Tea. Made from skin-soothing glycerin and coconut oil, this rich blend of botanicals delivers a luxurious, therapeutic shave. Antibacterial tarragon boosts blood circulation, lemon and orange peel extract tightens pores, and star anise helps prevent ingrown hairs. Free of sulfates, parabens, synthetic colors, and animal-derived ingredients. $24 at www.eshave.com.

Schmidt’s Natural Deodorant, Bergamot + Lime. Shea butter, baking soda, arrowroot powder and cocoa seed butter team up in this luxurious yet healthconscious odor eliminator. Essential oils of bergamot and lime give this natural deodorant an energizing citrus scent, while adding both disinfectant and skinhealing benefits. All natural, vegan, and Cruelty-Free Certified by the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics. $9 at www.schmidtsdeodorant.com. EarthBody Sacred Skincare, Move Body Oil. An amalgamation of pure ginger root, peppercorn and cinnamon naturally warms achy muscles, while arnica and eucalyptus relieve tension. Handcrafted by healers, this oil is great as a postworkout treatment. Vegan, cruelty-free, and void of preservatives, parabens, gluten and synthetic ingredients. $23 at www.earthbodyskincare.com.

Fountain, The Super Green Molecule. A concentrated beauty supplement, this daily dose of molecular goodness contains alfalfa chlorophyll, kelp, and skinbeautifying hyaluronic acid matrix. Mix one teaspoon into a beverage of your choice for a surge of internal tissue hydration and more than 40 minerals, 16 amino acids and 11 vitamins. A vegan-friendly source of pure food-grade hyaluronic acid that is free of artificial colors and flavors. $27.99 at www.beautybar.com.

ilike Organic Skin Care, Spinach & Horsetail Exfoliator. A renewing surge of vitamins for face and body, this treatment purges impurities while brightening and purifying skin. Horsetail and pure peppermint oil help balance sebum production to combat acne, while bioflavonoids rev up the skin’s ability to absorb renewing vitamin C. Made from organically grown and handpicked herbs, fruits and vegetables. $48 at www.skin1.com.

100% Pure Seaweed Detox Bath. An invigorating blend of organic ginger root, seaweed, dandelion, eucalyptus, tea tree and rosemary, these French kelp crystals stimulate circulation and encourage lymphatic drainage. Cruelty-free and void of toxic ingredients, the products are packaged with post-consumer recycled plastic, glass, soda cans, and paper, and printed with biodegradable nontoxic vegetable ink. $25 at www.100percentpure.com.

Our resident spa and beauty maven Lisa Kasanicky is founder of AZSpaGirls.com and author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Girlfriend Getaways.

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Permanent makeup perfect for every age! 20’s, 30’s, 40’s

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Being a blue eyed blond I was worried that my eyebrows would look done but Rachell has been custom blending her own colors for each person for over twenty years so I trusted her to get the right shade and shape. I love the arch she gave me! It was like getting an instant lift! I get so many compliments on how my eyeliner enhances my lash line and makes my blue eyes just pop! But it still looks super natural! —Tina Clemmons President/Owner De Novo Scan, Clinical Thermography

I am a breast cancer survivor and my Doctor trusts her patients to Rachell for the final phase of Breasthetics (3-d nipple tattoo and areola restoration) after breast cancer. My tatas are gorgeous thanks to Rachell! After that I totally trusted her to do my eyeliner, which I loved, so then I even did my Eyebrows and Lips! —Ellen Elson Realtor/Luxury Private Listings

I was most impressed with Rachell’s conservative approach to permanent makeup, she really stresses you can always add more and that made me comfortable. She is such a color genius and so experienced. I love that now I can just get up and go. —Dawn Billings Heartlink Founder, Creator of Primary Colors Personality Test

For over 20 years Rachell Hall has eased the makeup woes of an international clientele with her exclusive perfected signature procedures. Be beautiful at breakfast and still look fresh at four! Work out or go out your permanent make up will be perfect! Save time with any procedure. Always natural, always pretty, always perfect. Don't you deserve wash and wear beauty? • Powder soft eyebrows create the illusion of fullness, frame your eyes with the perfect arch, and of course save all that time in the morning! • Smokey eyeliner, never smears, enhances your lash line and eliminates daily tugging at delicate eye tissue • Custom contoured lips- naturally full and blushed lips with contour and colors blended just for you! • Restores lip fullness without the "duck lip effect" and eliminates lipstick bleeding into fine lines • Breasthetics, 3-d nipple areola restoration post mastectomy

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"My motto is Classic Beauty, nothing trendy. Nobody wants to look like they had their makeup tattooed on! That’s why all my signature treatments are designed to look soft and natural. Remember you can always add more! My clients never wake up Wednesday morning with Saturday night makeup! Classy, classic and conservative is my specialty look.

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Spotlight:

A SILVERLEAF ESTATE BY MICHELLE GLICKSMAN

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ncredible views, the finest materials and attention to detail, top-of-the-line amenities—this home has it all. Set on 1.68 acres in Silverleaf’s Upper Canyon, this five-bedroom, six-bathroom, 9,175-squarefoot estate’s interior includes all ensuite bedrooms, double walk-in closets in the master bedroom, a wine cellar, a gourmet kitchen, a second level loft/flex space, a full bar, and more. Details throughout the home include hand-laid stone work, timber-beamed ceilings, wood plank flooring, custom ironworks and lighting, and retractable walls of glass. Outdoors you’ll find incredible, expansive views; extensive patios; a negative edge pool and spa; a fire pit; and a built-in cooking area. The property also includes a guest house. 10945 E. Whistling Wind Way 1910, Scottsdale, AZ 85255. Listed at $6,395,000 with Lisa Wadey with Lisa Wadey Elite Group of Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty, 480.229.3455.

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Cool Deck Restorations

BY FUTURA Since 1988

Cool Deck just completed, Paradise Valley

Ugly old Cool Deck? Clean, repaired, and restored to look like new again.

We take your existing Cool Deck surface that may have unsightly stains, cracks, or missing areas due to a variety of circumstances and perform our exclusive restoration service which will transform your pool/patio decking to new like condition and protect it from future damage. Futura’s high performance restoration coating system provides a clean protective color shield, for a long lasting, time tested restoration service that restores, enhances and maintains cool decking areas like new.

Call us now for a free consultation

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vital stats: Base Price: $59,590 Price as Tested: $61,985 Seating: 4 Engine: 6.2-liter Supercharged HEMI V8 Horsepower: 707

2015 DODGE CHALLENGER HELLCAT An insanely freak-you-out fast car

Fuel Economy: 13 City–22 Highway Fab Features: Asphalt-eating, fire-guzzling beast Sinister good looks Obsessively addictive to drive

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here’s a sinister group of engineers at Chrysler Group. The SRT division has built the most powerful and fastest production V-8 vehicle in the world. I’m talking about the bigger codpiece, the hyperventilating 707-horsepower supercharged Challenger Hellcat—an insanely freak-you-out fast car. The 6.2-liter HEMI engine specializes in sprawling, grunting torque. On the road, the Hellcat’s power comes on in intense, linear gusts that rip across the tachometer, slamming through the eight-speed automatic transmission gears to triple digits in mere seconds. The standing ¼-mile takes just 11.2 seconds at 125 miles per hour on stock Pirelli street tires. A six-speed manual shifter is also available. SO SCOTTSDALE! |

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I drove the Hellcat in both city and highway scenarios, as well as on a private racetrack. And while I had no intention of reaching the top speed of 204 mph, I did manage 155 mph on the straightaway. Using a wide-open throttle, the 18.5-gallon fuel tank will be sucked dry in just 13 minutes. Dodge also says the big supercharger moves so much air that it can pull all the air from a high-ceiling 8x10-foot office cubicle in a minute flat. While the government rates fuel economy at 13 mpg city/22 highway, be ready to pony up for gas. The best I achieved was just over 10 mpg. If burnouts are your thing, the Hellcat will light your Pirellis with a soundtrack akin to fighting pterodactyl. Keep in mind replacement tires are about $505 each. You’ll probably drive the Hellcat in a more civil manner, and it’s definitely well suited to cruise the streets in comfort without notice—unless, of course, it’s Sublime Green Pearl. If you can resist putting pedal-to-the-metal at every stoplight, it exhibits surprisingly good manners. The interior has been redone for 2015 and is noticeably improved in both materials and build quality. Outside, it is visually aggressive with the big front splitter, scooped flat-black aluminum hood, massive black wheels, and huge brakes. Obviously, all this goodness isn’t inexpensive, but for a muscle car that can reach 204 mph and comes with a five-year, 100,000-mile factory warranty, $60,000 is a bargain that doesn’t come along often. As for me, this is exactly the kind of car I want. I savor the foolishness it would bring to my otherwise sensible life. If anybody needs me, check Tent City… I don’t look good in pink. Automotive writer Jim Prueter is a spokesperson for AAA, and his auto reviews and travel stories appear nationally in print and online. You can catch him on several local TV stations, and can reach him at jmprueter@yahoo.com.

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Handmade Belts in Scottsdale

Largest Selection of Belts and Buckles!

We have hundreds of items already designed to perfection for you to choose from, or you can pick the skin, pick the buckle and see your idea come to life right before your eyes.

480.421.2166 7236 East 1st. Avenue Scottsdale, AZ 85251 www.AmericanLeatherAZ.com

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STUNNING PIECES MAKE A BOLD, FASHIONABLE, ARTISTIC STATEMENT

DRESS: Zebra satin dress, Celine, $759.95 at To Be Continued… A Consignment Boutique, 480.699.2700.

PHOTOS BY CARL SCHULTZ HAIR BY ALEXANDRIA EASTBURN AND JOEY LABRIOLA OF SACHI SALON, WWW.SACHISALON.COM. MAKEUP BY PATRYCJA KORZENIAK, WWW.PATRYCJAKORZENIAK.COM STYLING BY STACEY RICHMAN MODELS FROM FORD/RBA AGENCY

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JACKET: Brown fringe jacket, $345.95. DRESS: Long-sleeved, multicolored midi dress, Basso Brooke, $275.95. SHOES: Brown wedges, Louis Vuitton, $225.95. All at To Be Continued‌ A Consignment Boutique, 480.699.2700. APRIL 2015 |

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NECKLACE: Black beaded necklace, $379.95. DRESS: Black and tan beaded gown, Reem Acra, $1,595.95. HANDBAG: Lace and leather bag, Valentino, $1,195.95. All at To Be Continued‌ A Consignment Boutique, 480.699.2700.

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EARRINGS: Vintage earrings, $55.95. TOP: Pink sleeveless top with bead and feather details, Oscar de la Renta, $245.95. SKIRT: Silver sequin skirt, BCBG, $125.95. BRACELETS: Bangle bracelets, Chanel, $795.95. SHOES: Mesh and crystal champagne heels, Valentino, $499.95. HANDBAG: Pink and black Swarovski handbag, Judith Leiber, $725.95. STOLE: Fox stole, Garlands, $745. All at To Be Continued‌ A Consignment Boutique, 480.699.2700.

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SCARF: Multicolor scarf, Emilio Pucci, $165.95. SUNGLASSES: Champagne sunglasses, Gucci, $125. JUMPSUIT: Vintage beaded lavender jumpsuit with tunic, Chanel, $2,995. BRACELET: Multicolor vintage bracelet, Bulter Wilson, $125. HANDBAG: Lavender and green crystal evening bag, Moo Roo, $395.95. SHOES: Crystal heels, Tabitha Simmons, $495.95. All at To Be Continued‌ A Consignment Boutique, 480.699.2700.

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JACKET: Leather jacket with stud details, Phillip Plein, $2,499.95. SKIRT: Gray metallic skirt, $125.95. BOOTIES: Gray and black sparkle booties, Chanel, $1,195.95. All at To Be Continued‌ A Consignment Boutique, 480.699.2700.

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HAT: Straw hat with flowers, Hattitude, $55.95. SWEATER: Cable knit maxi sweater, Chanel, $1,895. TOP: Cream silk blouse, Michael Kors, $99.95. PANTS: Denim bellbottom pants, Chanel, $222.95. SHOES: Cork wedges, Oscar de la Renta, $429.95. HANDBAG: Signature print crossbody bag, Louis Vuitton, $325.95. All at To Be Continued‌ A Consignment Boutique, 480.699.2700.

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DRESS: Red leather laser-cut dress, Runway Valentino, $5,995.95. HANDBAG: Silver snake clutch, Lambertson Truex, $425.95. Both at To Be Continued‌ A Consignment Boutique, 480.699.2700.

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This event, part of the 4th Annual Arizona Cocktail Week, was held at Bitter & Twisted, and pitted three neighboring states—including Arizona—against one another in a bartending competition.

Kristen Schaefer and Andrew Pollard

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Chanelle Sinclair and Gabe Williams

Caitlin Cunningham and Renee Edwards

Lauren Klein, Lindsey Casey and Emily Chelgren

Brittany Wangsness and Tyler Levey

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2014 Woman of the Year Celebration

This Women of Scottsdale event honored the 2014 Woman of the Year, Dr. Cie Scott. Guests enjoyed a luncheon and presentation.

Ciara Hale and Ashlee Miller

Elizabeth Muncal and Nancy McCutcheon

Latoya Beverly and Linda Kammeyer

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Attendees at this event were treated to a concert by Whiskey’s Quicker. The event was hosted by Four Peaks Brewery at The Rockbar. It benefited Gigi’s Playhouse.

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Guests enjoyed an evening of art, wine and food. Well known members of the community were invited to create one-ofa-kind paintings for this event, which was held at the Allstate Appliance Showroom. The art was auctioned off to raise money for Gabriel’s Angels. Brittany Foster and Aimee Domingue

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12th Annual Hero Awards

A premier gala for the animal welfare community, this event was held at the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia. Celebrating animal and human heroes alike, the evening raised money for approximately 3,500 spay and neuter surgeries locally.

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This Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale signature event, which was held at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort, recognized the Youth of the Year finalists. There was also a dinner, live entertainment, and live and silent auctions.

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Melissa Zartman and Michael Gallaugher

Inspire on Earll Launch

Deco Communities held a sneak peek at its newest condominium community, Inspire on Earll. Set in South Scottsdale, the project includes 97 contemporary-style homes. At the event, guests enjoyed food, drinks, live music, yard games, and more.

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This Valley of the Sun Active 20-30 semi-formal event featured casino-style games, live entertainment, food, and dancing. Held at SouthBridge at Scottsdale Waterfront, the evening benefited the programs served by the Valley Kids Foundation. Catherine Spear and Beatrice Soto

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This tempting food is part of the new menu at Sushi Roku, located at the W Scottsdale. The restaurant recently rolled out the new menu, with offerings that include everything from garlicky Grilled Octopus and hearty Braised Short Rib, to spicy-crisp King Crab Lettuce Cups and Hakata Ramen. You’ll find the menu divided into three sections (Garden, Sea and Farm) with options for everyone—whether you love sushi, seafood or meat options. 7277 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale; 480.970.2121; www.sushiroku.com. APRIL 2015 |

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BRUNCH: TWICE AS GOOD AS LUNCH 5 great local spots where you can get your brunch on BY TARYN JEFFRIES

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fter a long week, and perhaps a little revelry to celebrate the end of the workweek, be kind to yourself and sleep in. Roll out of bed as late as you can get away with, make yourself presentable, and then venture out into the world for the best meal invented: Brunch. Brunch first became popular in the U.S. in the 1930s as a way to replace the early Sunday supper, and has quickly evolved into something that friends and family look forward to all week. Brunch is relaxed, cheerful, and incredibly social. So gather your friends together and pick any one of these great locations and plan your next brunch.

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The House Brasserie 6936 E. Main St., Scottsdale 480.634.1600; www.themissionaz.com

Old Town Scottsdale is rife with art and creativity, so it makes sense that the two meet on every plate at The House Brasserie. The House is, well, just that—a house re-envisioned, hearkening back to a simpler time when everyone wasn’t always in such a hurry. Pick a comfortable spot on the garden-like patio and enjoy the quiet and peace that the environment evokes. Any brunch spot can bring you a Bloody Mary and an omelet station, but brunch has evolved and the dishes on The House Brasserie’s brunch menu are definitely a step up from that long line of chafing dishes. Sure, they have scrambled eggs on the menu, but these are not your mom’s scrambled eggs (no offense to your mom). These eggs join together mascarpone, ricotta, prosciutto, asparagus, black pepper and Parmesan all in one delightful dish that will forever change the way you look at eggs. Looking for a little sweetness? Don’t miss out on the Dutch Pancake, a delightfully light cake that provides a vehicle to meld together the complex flavors of Pink Lady Apples, Wilcox Cider, maple, lemon and huckleberry crème fraiche. There is also a wide variety of salads and sandwiches to choose from. Bruch is served from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sat. and Sun.

Lon’s at the Hermosa Inn 5532 N. Palo Cristi Road, Paradise Valley 602.955.7878; www.hermosainn.com/lons

Lon’s at the Hermosa Inn is known as almost a love story to the history of Arizona. Originally the home of famed artist Alonzo “Lon” Megargee, who kept building on the property. It evolved from his home to an art studio, and then to a working ranch open to guests from around the world. The property in its present form still features Lon’s art peppered throughout the resort as a tribute to the man who started it all. While certain aspects of the resort have changed to match the times, one thing that remains pure is the focus on the Southwest—and that plays well into the flavors in the dishes that Chef Ducas creates at Lon’s. The one-acre organic garden certainly helps to ensure that all of the dishes include the freshest of ingredients. Meals like their Crab Cake Benedict will wildly exceed your expectations. To start, try the Crab Cakes. The sweet crab flavor comes through, and the tomato jam, fresh micro cilantro salad, and saffron citrus aioli create a contrast of sweet, tart and crisp flavors. And, when you break into that airy poached egg allowing the velvety yolk to come through, well, there’s no better dish to start the day with. Plus, they have Monkey Bread. Brunch is available from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sat. and Sun.

Bink’s Scottsdale 6107 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale 480.664.9238; www.binksscottsdale.com

Chef Kevin Binkley is changing the landscape of dining in the Valley with a total of four restaurants… for now. Those at Bink’s

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focus on the bounty of the area when they create contemporary dishes that are sophisticated and artistic. While the brunch menu here may not be extensive, the items offered are masterfully crafted and will be as much a work of art on a plate as they are an explosion of flavor. One dish not to miss is the Eggs Benedict. I realize a Benedict is typical brunch fodder, but when you incorporate Applewood smoked pork belly, you’ll find a dish that has been infused with love and peppered with happiness. You’ll want to have this dish for every meal. Every single one. Brunch is available from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on Sun.

The Herb Box 7134 E. Stetson Drive, Scottsdale, or 20707 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale 480.289.6160 or 480.289.6180; www.theherbbox.com

I think that the most important thing that one should know about The Herb Box is that Martha Stewart ate brunch here and actually asked Chef Becky Windels about the preparation of one of her dishes, the Kale Pakora. The Kale Pakora is a delightful little fried pocket comprised of kale, sweet onion and corn, and is served with a serrano glaze and vegan yellow pepper aioli. It’s been said a few places that she might know a thing or two about great food and presentation. Another great brunch option is the Baby Kale, Brie & Green Apple Omelet. You know that Brie and apple make a prefect pair, but who knew that adding in some healthy kale, coffee-molasses glazed bacon, and a side of wheat toast could taste so good? The result is a protein- and vitamin-packed breakfast that will help get you through the last of those weekend chores you need to get to. Brunch is available from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sun.

Virtù Honest Craft 3701 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale 480.946.3477; www.virtuscottsdale.com

Virtù Honest Craft is a deceptive little spot. Tucked away from all of the noise and hubbub that can sometimes be synonymous with Old Town Scottsdale, you’ll quickly feel like you’re miles away. The restaurant is the ground floor of the Bespoke Inn, a quaint hotel that is big on charm. Chef Gio Osso and Virtù have received a lot of notoriety from a variety of nationwide publications stating what we already knew—that this is a can’t-miss spot when in Scottsdale. There are no gimmicks or bells and whistles here, and they aren’t needed. The food stands on its own and much like a photo, is worth a thousand words. The presentation of the dishes is often breathtaking. The brunch menu here changes with the availability of fresh ingredients, but you’ll always find crepes on the menu. The Classic Crepe, created with ham and gruyere, is in perfect proportion to its huge flavor. The slight saltiness of the ham combined with the creamy cheese provides great mouthfeel. The Burrata with spicy poached eggs is a great way to wake up your taste buds with the kick of the eggs, and the creaminess of the burrata in contrast with the texture of the peperonata and potato hash. Brunch here is available daily from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

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Three if by Desert

Restaurant: Clever Koi Creator: Joshua James Drink: The Honey Trap Local Ingredient: The whiskey-based cocktail features local honey from McClendon Farms. Cost: $10

No. 23

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Restaurant: Kelly’s at SouthBridge Creator: Kelli Casey Drink: Revelry Local Ingredient: The vodka-based cocktail features both locally grown mint and basil. Cost: $10

The Honey Trap

Restaurant: Bar Crudo Creator: Micah Olson Drink: Violet Femmes Local Ingredient: The gin-based cocktail features both Arizona Distilling Company brand gin and locally grown cucumber. Cost: $12

Violet Femmes

Restaurant: Windsor Creator: Matt Farrow Drink: No. 23 Local Ingredient: The rum-based cocktail features both locally grown apples from Willcox, Ariz., and locally grown garnish. Cost: $10

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ore and more, smart restaurants in the Valley are turning to locally grown products–and using the ingredients beyond just dinner menus. “For us, creating both food and drink menus spotlighting local products is two-fold,” says Brian Leeds of Proof, An American Canteen at the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North. “It allows us the chance to offer our guests the opportunity to experience Arizona using all five of their senses, and it also gives us a chance to not only support, but brag about the amazing farmers,

distillers and winemakers in our own backyard.” In addition, according to Leeds, since the items do not travel long distances, chemicals are not needed to preserve them, which means the consumer gets the freshest, most natural end product. There is no better time than spring to sip and savor from a myriad of cocktail options featuring local produce, and even locally developed spirits from right here in the Valley. Here are some of our favorites.

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Restaurant: Proof, An American Canteen Creator: Brian Leeds Drink: Breakfast at Tiffany’s Local Ingredient: The vodka and sparkling wine-based cocktail not only features local vodka from Arroyo Vodka, but strawberries from Maya’s Farm in the Valley. Cost: $14 Restaurant: Pink Pony Creator: Shawn Gabor Drink: Three if by Desert Local Ingredient: The gin-based cocktail features both citrus and ginger from McClendon Farms, as well as local gin by the Arizona Distillery Company. Cost: $11 Restaurant: Counter Intuitive Creators: Micah Olson and Jason Asher Drink: Decanter’s Delights Local Ingredient: The rye and Mezcalbased cocktail features locally made “Mi Casa” bitters from AZ Bitters Lab. Cost: $12

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DINING GUIDE BY TARYN JEFFRIES KEY $ $10 or less $$ Up to $30 $$$ Up to $60 $$$$ Over $60

Approximate price a meal for one person, with drink, tax + tip.

NOTE: Restaurants are randomly selected from a rotating master list. While the information about each restaurant is routinely checked, changes can occur. Please confirm all information, and we solicit your help in correcting any errors found in this guide. If you wish to have your restaurant considered for inclusion in this directory or have any corrections for this list, please email michelle@soscottsdale.com.

AMERICAN

C3 KITCHEN Whether you live or work in the area or find yourself famished while shopping at Scottsdale Quarter, C3 Kitchen offers an approachable menu in a relaxed and modern space. Their C3 Chop salad has an interesting combination of flavors and textures, and is the perfect size to revive your energy and get you back on your feet. 15147 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.998.2880; www.c3kitchen.com; $ DOWNSIDE RISK BAR & GRILL Boston had Cheers and Scottsdale has the Downside Risk Bar & Grill. The mahogany bar, brick walls, and oak floors provide a rich and welcoming environment with a familiar vibe. You’ll find familiar favorites on the menu, like wings, chips & salsa, and nachos. You might, however, be surprised by the sushi options available, from playful rolls to sashimi to nigiri. Stop in after a hard day at the office or on the greens. 8989 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.245.6513; www.downside-risk.com; $$ EMILY’S CAFÉ Emily’s Café serves up food from the heart day after day. Come in and feel like you’re right at home at your favorite aunt or grandmother’s house. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner most days, and while all their menu items look absolutely delectable, the true standout is their Sunday Brunch. Pomegranate Mimosas, Eggs Benedict, perfectly crispy fried potatoes; there is no greater comfort meal. This family-run restaurant knows the key to great customer service and healthy, whole foods. 8700 E. Pinnacle Peak Road, Scottsdale; 480.513.2000; $$

HOPDODDY BURGER BAR A burger place even your vegetarian friends will fall in love with? It’s true, Hopdoddy is making friends of all kinds these days with their wide variety of burger choices. No matter what you are in the mood for, they have you covered, from the classic burger, to the very spicy El Diablo, to the La Bandita vegetarian black bean corn patty. There are also other burger protein options, like lamb, chicken, bison and even Ahi tuna. Their Kennebec fries are a delight, with or without the truffle aioli, and you definitely do not want to miss out on one of their shakes. I hear the Red Velvet Cake will give you the sweetest of dreams. 11055 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.348.2337; www.hopdoddy.com; $$ ORIGINAL CHOPSHOP CO. Healthy, fresh and delicious food for people on the go, that’s what the Original ChopShop Co. is offering up daily. Whether you are looking for a smoothie, pressed juices, or a complete and satisfying meal, you’re covered. Their Protein Plate is so filling that you will almost forget that it is so good for you. 7158 E. 5th Ave., Scottsdale; 480.794.1536; www.chopshopco.com; $$ TOM’S THUMB FRESH MARKET An artisan market, car wash, wine bar and bbq joint all in one place? Tom’s Thumb Fresh Market is a one-stop-shop for all the things you didn’t know you needed. Enjoy their Brisket Sandwich or a half rack of St. Louis Ribs, get your car washed and detailed, and pick up a unique gift all at this eclectic and charming spot. 9393 E. Bell Road, Scottsdale; 480.513.8186; www.tomsthumbfreshmarket.com; $$ VILLAGE TAVERN Offering up comfort food at its best, Village Tavern has an extensive menu with something for everyone, and provides an environment as cozy as their dishes. From burgers, pizzas and salads to steaks and fish tacos, you’ll have a hard time picking a favorite. Opt for their Grilled Meatloaf for a new spin on an old favorite. 8787 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.951.6445; www.villagetavern.com; $$

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KONA GRILL Have a craving for some sushi, but your dining companions aren’t as keen of nigiri as you are? Kona Grill offers a variety of options for all tastes. Flatbread pizzas, intriguing seafood dishes (cooked, of course), as well as some substantial slider options round out their nonsushi menu. The Chef’s Plates from the sushi menu are an outstanding way to immerse yourself in some new and uncharted territory. 7014 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale; 480.429.1100; www.konagrill.com; $$ LING & LOUIE’S ASIAN BAR AND GRILL What happens when a native of Shanghai and an all-American guy from Ohio fall in love and create a restaurant? Ling & Louie’s happens. This provides an edgy and affordable experience that will please a variety of diners. The energetic atmosphere and the easily navigated menu guarantee that no dinner here will be boring. 9397 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale; 480.767.5464; www.scottsdale.lingandlouies.com; $$ APRIL 2015 |

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guide SAPPORO Whether you are looking for eclectic sushi offerings or a little entertainment teppanyakistyle, Sapporo is always a great choice. The menu offerings are a fusion of classic and contemporary Asian specialties. Their signature sushi rolls are creative and fresh, and you’ll find the teppanyaki offerings are fit for an emperor and come with free entertainment. 14344 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.607.1114; www.sapporoscottsdale.com; $$ SOI 4 BANGKOK EATERY An upscale setting is the perfect backdrop for a dynamic and diverse menu that is homage to Thai culinary traditions. Expect to revel in the intoxicating aromas wafting from the kitchen to your table, where your dishes arrive with vivid presentation and oftentimes with complex layers of flavor. The Miang Kum is the perfect starter, pairing sweet and savory and providing a great introduction to your dining journey. 8787 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.778.1999; www.soifour.com; $$$ THAI BASIL Offering up fresh and bold flavors, Thai Basil succeeds in providing great authentic Thai food in Scottsdale. You’ll find attentive service and a relaxed atmosphere. All the entrées can be tailored to your tastes in terms of spice levels. Their Sweet Nut Curry is rich and flavorful, with an unexpected mix of sweet and heat. 7605 E. Pinnacle Peak Road, Scottsdale; 480.513.7471; www.thaibasilaz.com; $$

BREAKFAST

BUTTER’S PANCAKES & CAFÉ With all of the breakfast dishes that you expect to see like fluffy pancakes, moist omelets and crispy French toast, Butter’s delights the pickiest of eaters. For the diners looking for something a little different, the restaurant also has creative dishes like the Mexicana Omelet, Irish Benny, and the Eggs Verde. 8390 E. Via de Ventura, Scottsdale; 480.629.4333; www.butterscafe.com; $$ MOJO MORNING JOINT Whether you are looking for a refreshing meal before or after you hit the links, Mojo Morning Joint is healthy, fresh and filling. Breakfast starts at 6:30 a.m., and they keep serving until 2 p.m. Their Hitchhiker is a quick breakfast sandwich presented on an English muffin dressed with herb mayo and includes scrambled eggs, tomato, and your choice of breakfast protein. You can also imbibe on any of their vodka- or rum-infused smoothies. 8620 E. Thompson Peak Pkwy., Scottsdale; www.grayhawkgolf. com/dining/the-morning-joint; $$ MORNING SQUEEZE Out for a morning walk with Fido and find yourself famished? Head over to Morning Squeeze, where you can both find something to your liking. Pick a nice spot on the patio and have Fido pick from their Dog Menu, and you’ll have your own menu options to choose from (humans only please). Breakfast is also available during lunch hours, so you never have to miss out! 4233 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.945.4669; $$ SOUL CAFÉ Whether you are looking for a simple egg and protein breakfast, some spicy chilaquiles, or

some lighter fare like a Fitness Frittata, Soul Café serves fresh and straightforward dishes that will feed your soul. Looking for something a little more risqué? Their Bacon Blue pancakes are a delicious combination of bacon and blueberries with a side of eggs. And everything is better with bacon. 7615 E. Pinnacle Peak Road, Scottsdale; 480.515.6254; www.soulcafescottsdale.com; $$

BREWERIES

FATE BREWING COMPANY Fate Brewing created smaller brew batches, which means that while you will always see your favorites in rotation, there are also many opportunities to try some of their seasonal and experimental brews that are often exclusive to the brewery. Their menu features a variety of wood-fired pizzas like the Roasted Garlic. 7337 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale; 480.994.1274; www.fatebrewing.com; $$ FOUR PEAKS GRILL & TAP With an intense commitment to creating exceptional beer to be shared with the local community, Four Peaks has been enjoying a loyal fan base that grows in numbers with each new year. The brewery offers eight beers that you can find all year long (as well as in your local grocery), in addition to some exciting seasonal offerings. To keep things simple, all menu items feature suggestions for the perfect pairings. 15745 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale; 480.991.1795; www.fourpeaks. com; $$ O.H.S.O. EATERY + DISTILLERY While O.H.S.O. is busy creating its own craft brews, they are also cooking up a diverse and expansive menu. Whether you pair it with their brews or any of the other craft brews they have on tap, you’re sure to enjoy your time at the brewery. The Brewer’s Plate is a great place to start, with its selection of artisan cheeses, meats, popcorns, nuts and fruit, among other items, which gives you the opportunity to nosh on a little of everything. 15681 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale; 480.948.3159; www.ohsodistillery.com; $$ PAPAGO BREWING Tucked away in a nondescript strip mall, Papago Brewing has been brewing up local craft beer—and you may have never known. They boast 30 beers on tap, and once one is empty a different one will take its place, giving patrons the opportunity to try out a variety of brews. Their hand-stretched pizzas feature a different beer in the creation of their crust each day. That’s some tasty experimentation. 7107 E. McDowell Road, Scottsdale; 480.425.7439; www.papagobrewing.com; $$

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AL HAMRA Enjoy a fine dining Indian eatery that serves up complex flavors in your neighborhood. With nine savory naan options, crispy samosas, and a seemingly endless list of curries, Al Hamra is dedicating to giving diners an assortment of choices. You can opt to dine inside or on their patio, and the helpful staff will assist you through the menu and the heat ratings. 8900 E. Pinnacle Peak Road, Scottsdale; 480.538.9200; www.alhamrascottsdale.com; $$ SO SCOTTSDALE! |

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FORNO FABBRI 1949 This Italian bakery has been using the same craft cooking method and family recipes since 1949—and there’s a reason why. Stop in for breakfast, lunch or dinner, and we guarantee you won’t be disappointed. From breakfast dishes to pizza to paninis to entrées, they offer everything. There are also cheese tasting plates, salumi tasting plates, and more. 8977 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.907.520;  www.pomopizzeria.com; $-$$ LA BOCCA WINE BAR & URBAN KITCHEN This relaxed yet sophisticated wine bar offers 100-plus hand-selected wines, draught and bottled beers, a full bar, house-made lemoncelleo, sangria, and more. The food options include small plates, salads, bruschetta planks, a variety of house-made pastas, and pizzas, all made from locally sourced ingredients. 5415 E. High St., Ste. 127, Phoenix; 480.840.1799; www.laboccanorth.com; $$ POMO PIZZERIA NAPOLETANA This is the only restaurant locally to offer a truly authentic Neapolitan Pizza. In fact, the pizza is certified by the V.P.N. Verace Pizza Napoletana and the A.P.N. Associazione Pizzaiuoli Napoletani from Italy. In addition to authentic Italian pizzas—which are all homemade, of course—Pomo offers salads, soups, pastas and paninis. 8977 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.998.1366; www.pomopizzeria.com; $ THE SIDE DOOR CORNER STORE The Side Door Corner Store presents an uncomplicated menu that will please any of your diners as easily as your wallet. You are guaranteed great food, prices and service. Choose from a variety of specialties, like their Dumplings de ’Grande, grilled wings, and pizzas with a Brooklyn-style crust. With nothing on the menu over $16, they make dinner an easy choice. 3370 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale; 480.947.4484; www.thesidedooraz.com; $$ VITO’S PIZZA AND ITALIAN RISTORANTE Vito’s has successfully blended Northern and Southern Italian styles of cooking while using the freshest ingredients, so much so that you will feel like you’re in your Nona’s dining room. Generous servings of Chicken Cannelloni, Seafood Lasagna and Rigatoni alla Vito’s are just some of the customer favorites, as well as their specialty thin crust pizzas, hearty sandwiches and refreshing salads. 10999 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., Scottsdale; 480.664.8260; www.vitospizza.com; $$ VIVO! RISTORANTE If you have been a fan of Tomaso’s but were looking for a Scottsdale location, you are in luck with Vivo! Ristorante. Tomaso Maggiore, who boasts a number of Valley restaurants, has created another authentic Italian restaurant that pays homage to his travels throughout Italy. The menu is focused more on lighter dishes, as well as a market in which you can take home goods imported from Italy. The star of this spot might just be the mozzarella bar, which features items like an array of mozzarella (of course), as well as cured meats and vegetables. If you are looking for a spot that will fill you up without feeling as if you need to be rolled out to your car, take a trip to Vivo! 6560 N. Scottsdale Road, 480.699.9081; www.vivoaz.com; $$

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guide MEDITERRANEAN

NAYA MEDITERRANEAN This Mediterranean spot brings an elevated elegance to what may seem to some as casual fare. The menu is a melding of Middle Eastern- and Italian-style options. Entrées are large enough for sharing and are priced very well for the size. You can’t go wrong with any of the traditional appetizers, and the Jenne’s Penne might just change the way you look at chicken. 8877 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.355.6600; www.nayaaz.com; $$

MEXICAN

BARRIO QUEEN With all of the eclectic dining options in Old Town, Barrio Queen is a great option for Mexican, and the décor and feel of the restaurant makes it a shining star in the area. With top-notch tacos on the menu like the Cochinita Pibil, Nopalitos Cactus y Huevo and Al Pastor, paired with the daily specials and intoxicating drink menu, you’ll find yourself wanting to settle in and stay awhile. 7114 E. Stetson Drive, Scottsdale; 480.656.4197; www.barrioqueen.com; $$ THE BLIND PIG | HOBE MEATS This clever little spot is home to a café, butcher shop and bar. Pop in and order some specialty cuts of meat and enjoy some impeccable dishes while you wait. The Short Rib Tacos are perfectly tender and hold just the right amount of spice, and the House Rice is an interesting combination of sweet, salty and spicy. 3370 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale; 480.994.1055;  www.blindpigaz.com; $$  FOGON–A MEXICAN EATERY Fogon, translated, means cooking with charcoal, and that is what this restaurant wants to ensure that its guests enjoy. There are custom grill stations located throughout the dining room so that meals can be cooked right in from of diners. The detail to culture translates through the food, as well as in the décor, with hand painted murals and oven fired Talavera tiles imported from just outside of Mexico City. Their fresh-made Guacamole Fresco is light and full of flavor, and pairs naturally with their Fajitas a la Parilla. 7001 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.284.4527; $$

MODERN AMERICAN

CAFÉ MONARCH To describe Café Monarch in one word, one would have to lean towards “perfection.” The location and backdrop are gorgeous, especially the courtyard. The soft lighting creates a romantic ambiance, and if that weren’t enough, the food is phenomenal. The menu changes weekly, and each dish arrives before you in the perfect portion size. The four-course dinner is predetermined, and you will have your choice of three entrée options. 6934 E. 1st Ave., Scottsdale; 480.970.7682; www.cafemonarch. com; $$$ THE HERB BOX The Herb Box is an ever-evolving restaurant due in large part to the culinary vision of Chef Becky J. Windels. She finds inspiration from local farmers’ market offerings, as well as the challenge of product limitations. Looking for unique breakfast offerings? How about a Brussel

Sprout Hash and Manchego Omelet? If you’re looking for sweet comfort, opt for the Red Velvet pancakes. Whatever you’re in the mood for, you’ll find a version you never would have thought of here. 20707 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale; 480.289.6180; www.theherbbox.com; $$ THE HOUSE BRASSERIE If you’ve had the occasion to visit The Mission or Zinc Bistro, the other local dining concepts by Chef Matt Carter, you’ll certainly have expectations of your experience at The House Brasserie. The vintage atmosphere will take you back to a bygone era while the food will keep you thankful that you are in the here and now to experience it. The Smoked Burrata starter is an absolute must. Venture into the entrée selections and treat yourself to the delightfully sinful Seared Diver Scallops, all the while inhaling the aroma of vintage elegance, modern comforts and the warmth of great service. 6936 E. Main St., Scottsdale; 480.634.1600; www.thehousebrasserie.com; $$$ RANCHO PINOT GRILL The exclusive use of seasonal and locally grown products has created an uncomplicated and satisfying menu that consistently receives rave reviews. While you may be familiar with dishes like their Ricotta Gnocchi or Braised Pork Shoulder, you may not be prepared for the extra side of “wow” that seems to accompany every dish. 6208 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.367.8030; www. ranchopinot.com; $$$ UNION BARRELHOUSE Noted as Scottsdale’s first nano-brewery, Union Barrelhouse has taken over the area as a place to always find a great craft beer, as well as some delightful bites. The menu features modernized pub classics like their gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, such as the BLC, a combination of smoked mozzarella, bourbon bacon and a peppercorn aioli. The beers on tap are on a daily rotation, so there is always something new to look forward to. 3636 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.946.7258; www.unionbarrelhouse.com; $$

STEAKHOUSE

FOGO DE CHÃO BRAZILIAN STEAKHOUSE Fogo de Chão is a carnivore’s sweet, sweet dream. Yes, they have a salad bar and it is amazing and vegetables are important—just pace yourself. When you ready for the meat, you’ll turn your table sign to green—and then bring on the gauchos! The gauchos will present 16 cuts of fire-roasted meats served tableside. If you need a break, turn your sign to red and take a breather until you’re ready for round two. 6300 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.609.8866; www.fogo.com; $$$ MASTRO’S CITY HALL STEAKHOUSE Mastro’s has certainly become synonymous with class, and the ultimate in dining. Whether you come for an anniversary, birthday, or perhaps even a proposal, you are assured that you and your dinner mates will have an experience that you will remember for a lifetime. From the lulling sounds of the piano bar to the romantic red lighting, this makes the ultimate backdrop for the exquisite dinner you are assured to have. The many APRIL 2015 |

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options of steaks available gives you plenty of possibilities for countless meals that are crafted to perfection. 6991 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale; 480.941.4700; www. mastrosrestaurants.com; $$$$ MICHAEL DOMINICK’S LINCOLN AVENUE PRIME STEAKHOUSE You’ll certainly expect Dominick’s to be an upscale steak house with an outstanding menu selection, but there is so much more to this place. For lack of a better adjective, this restaurant is sexy. There is an opulence in the décor; leather and cashmere on the walls, a rooftop pool, and the most gorgeous floor you’ve ever seen. The prime steak and chop options are phenomenal, huge, and masterfully prepared. If you’re looking to impress, this spot should be on the top of your list. 15169 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.272.7271; www.dominicksteakhouse.com; $$$$ MORTON’S THE STEAKHOUSE Guests have long known that Morton’s is a fantastic place to celebrate a special occasion. Diners who call ahead to let the staff know of their occasion will arrive to congratulations greetings, as well as decorated table. It bears mentioning that Morton’s also features an eclectic and enticing Bar Bites menu, encouraging you to pop in after a long day at work and enjoy selections from their Mini Crab Cake BLTs and Tuna Tacos to Petite Filet Mignon Sandwiches, among many others. Keep them in mind for those special occasions, but know that Morton’s is there for you every day. 15233 N. Kierland Blvd., Scottsdale; 480.951.4440; www.mortons.com/ scottsdale; $$$$ PINNACLE PEAK PATIO Having been in situated in the Valley since 1957, Pinnacle Peak Patio knows a thing or two about the Wild West and the appetites of hard-working cowboys. The dinner entrées are heavy on sizeable steaks, the biggest of which is the 32-ounce porterhouse named the “Cowboy.” If the size alone conjures up the image of a huge steak on a plate you can barely see, you would be spot-on. This massive steak is grilled over real mesquite wood and comes with a salad, cowboy beans, and whole wheat bread and butter. And, if you can clean your plate, you’ll win the admiration and respect of all those at your table. 10426 E. Jomax Road, Scottsdale; 480.585.1599; www. pppatio.com; $$ ROARING FORK Wood fired grilling is such a basic concept, one that when done correctly delivers perfectly cooked dishes with deep and complex flavors. Roaring Fork expertly combines the rugged history of cooking food over a simple wood fire with the creativity and whimsy of the chef that leads to sophisticatedly simple dishes. The Roaring Fork “Big Ass” Burger is an amazing creation; the meat—wood fired, of course—is incredibly juicy and is topped with poblano pepper, cheddar, smoked pepper bacon, and all the usual burger accouterments. Pair the burger with the Green Chili Mac & Cheese and you have a joyous spice fest. It’s perfect for a gloomy day… or any day really. 4800 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.947.0795; www.roaringfork.com; $$

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t is obvious, at least to restaurant owner German Osio, that culinary and dietary trends are changing today. “People are more cautious about what they are eating. I’ve noticed a drastic shift in my existing restaurants where people are ordering healthier and cleaner options, and ultimately we decided to come up with this quick eating concept,” he explains. And like that, Kale & Clover was born. The restaurant, which is open seven days a week, does not have any microwaves, no butter, and no processed foods—and everything served to patrons is made in-house. This includes all of the coldpressed juices, smoothies, nut milks, and more. They even make their own syrups for the coffee program to ensure that there are no additives. The restaurant also features locally sourced beer and wine. “It was extremely important to me to design a menu that would attract everyone,” says Osio. “There are vegetarian options, vegan options, and options for the meat-eaters. You can add components and variety to any dish, and we

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Kale & Clover, German Osio’s newest restaurant concept, serves up healthy options BY GRETCHEN PAHIA PHOTO BY DUSTIN REVELLA

hope that people with any size appetite will enjoy them all.” Kale & Clover is also looking to help the next generation learn about clean and healthy eating with its Kids Menu and upcoming lunchbox program. These include well-balanced and nutritional lunch options that parents and families can come in and pick up for their kids to take to school. “We want to make it fun for kids, while also ensuring it tastes good and is healthy,” proclaims Osio. “We make sure kids will have options we hope they will

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enjoy such as fruits, almond butter and jelly, turkey paninis, and cold-pressed juices.” Parents need not to worry about the sugary options in soda either, as the restaurant doesn’t even make that an option—they only offer sparkling water with fruit. Osio says his love for food and love of a great meal began at an early age. “The passion of restaurants has been with me for as long as I can remember. I don’t think I’ve ever wanted to do anything else. For me, cooking is a hobby, it’s my career, it’s my passion. I really enjoy cooking and creating concepts. I have known since I was young that I wanted to be in the hospitality business. It’s all I’ve ever known,” he says. Kale & Clover is open from 7 a.m.-9 p.m. daily, and Osio is making plans to expand this concept across the Valley. Right now, this North Scottsdale location is the only one; however, Osio hopes to open four more locations in the Valley this year. 20511 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale; 480.568.8707; www.kaleandclover.com.

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