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elcome to our man issue! Here, we’re featuring all things, well, manly. We’re talking unique dude food (page 116), must-haves for your man cave (page 92), and custom barreling of bourbon and whiskey (page 70). Not to mention the ultimate in luxury cologne (page 93) and extravagance on wheels, whether you’re a biker (page 103) or love a head-turning auto (page 101). On this month’s cover is Scottsdale’s own Kevin Streelman, a PGA Tour golfer currently playing through his ninth consecutive year on the tour (page 44). Streelman gives us a look into his life on the links and off of them too – he’s also a musician and father of two. And speaking of fathers, as a tribute to the great men in our community, our feature spotlights seven dads doing it all (page 48), meaning these men are not only fathers, but they are also committed to their careers and making a difference in the community. We also got to know three visionary men: Nathan Day, who created a product – the LugBug – to help make parents’ lives easier (page 32), and Will and Robert Brunner, the brotherly duo behind a fashion-forward golf apparel line, Devereux Proper Threads (page 27). It’s hard to believe it’s already time for temperatures to start warming up (and that’s putting it lightly). So, what’s a Valley dweller to do other than escape? Stay put on a staycation, that’s what! We sought out five beautiful Valley resorts that will keep you feeling cool and ohso-content with special summer rates, spectacular pools and seasonal happenings (page 81). With that, here’s to the start of summer, staying cool, soaking up Scottsdale, and most importantly, to all the fathers and men for who you are (Dad, that includes you!).

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t’s been said golf is 10 percent skill and 90 percent mental. But for many, a large part of golf is about style. For Scottsdale brothers Will and Robert Brunner, the loud colors and clashing patterns that are traditionally regarded as the garb of the game didn’t quite resonate with fashionminded men.

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up close “Golf apparel was very loud in design and did not fit my personality,” says Robert, a self-described multi-degree who graduated from the Fashion Institute of Design Merchandising in Los Angeles. “I felt like a phony … We love to golf, but also love to look good and be stylish.” Will, a father of three girls who regularly seeks “a break from the glitter and tea parties” on the course, echoes his brother’s sentiments. “Golf is a sport we love and just as equally we love fashion. Men’s fashion really started to evolve over the last few years but it never really embraced golf.” Through their frustration and distaste of tried-and-true argyles, the Brunners recognized their opportunity. Together, they founded Devereux Proper Threads, a golf apparel line that was more refined and easier to transition off the course. Robert serves as creative director while Will is the director of operations. “Our brand is designed to give men a one-stop shop for apparel whether you are golfing, eating at your favorite restaurant or just kicking it at a local bar,” Robert says. “At Devereux, we design with an eye on the arts and trends and produce an aesthetic that men can relate to if they are in search of a comfortable, easy-to-wear brand.” Armed with their passion for golf and knack for style – an interest instilled in them by their fashionista grandmother, in which Devereux’s name pays homage to – they had another advantage of living in their target market: Scottsdale. “I realized there was a void in the market for proper apparel that I could wear out to the bar after a day on the course,” says Robert, a frequenter of Old Town Scottsdale’s famous nightlife. “The lifestyle of Scottsdale is what inspires the culture of our brand and pieces. Scottsdale is definitely a trendsetter city, with a lot of opportunity for more artistic and boutique brands.” Will adds, “Devereux easily transcends from the course to any other daily activity whether that is going to a nice dinner, heading back to the office or just hanging out at a resort.” The Devereux collections include

all the golf wardrobe essentials: shirts, sweaters, shorts, pants and hats. With price points starting at $75 for shirts and $145 for sweaters, Robert describes the line as “more elevated and proper” than other popular brands and promises undeniable quality. With slim fits, classic statement pieces and on-trend colors, the Brunner brothers have developed a sophisticated look that will seamlessly take the modern golfer from the office to the course to the post-game happy hour. “We value ourselves as different because we are very in touch with current menswear and incorporate unique designs to our proper golf line,” Will says. Thanks to the quality, value and originality of the collections, Devereux is quickly becoming a go-to brand for styleconscious athletes. “Sports Illustrated Golf” included Devereux on their “Favorite Things” gift guide, and the response across menswear blogs and at trade shows has been more than esteemed. Perhaps their biggest “break” came earlier this year when Devereux officially signed golfer Danny Lee as a brand ambassador. Lee is well-known as a rising star and called “one of the top golfers to watch” in 2016. He was the youngest player at the time to win the U.S. Amateur Championship in 2008, won the Greenbrier Classic in 2015 and finished fourth in this year’s Waste Management Phoenix Open. Lee has also been called the PGA Selfie King. While the accolade may


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not impress veterans of the game, the Brunners know social media is an invaluable tool to gain exposure and connect with new customers who share the brand’s values. Using the hashtag #ProperThreads, Lee is helping to bring Devereux to the forefront of news feeds. Their marketing techniques aren’t the only thing the duo is keeping fresh. They promise to deliver an ever-evolving collection that stays a step ahead of the trends. “We like to keep things current and that is what Devereux offers,” Will says. “We believe that Devereux will become a staple in a man’s wardrobe. Our pieces encompass many aspects of a man’s daily life, and we want Devereux to become his go-to brand for all of it.” A large part of Devereux’s mission is not only to become the standard for menswear, but to also become a reliable lifestyle guide and source of inspiration. Their company blog, Proper Threads, focuses not only on fashion trends, but provides how-to-wear tips, course recommendations and even cocktail recipes and relationship advice. “We hope for the Devereux brand to become a resource for all the guys out there that seek more out of their wardrobe,” Robert says. “We’d like to be a part of educating men in this way.” The Brunners admit their biggest hurdle has been opening the minds (and closets) of those stuck in their old habits. “Look at Tiger in 1999, and this is how golfers are still dressing today. Times have changed, and some golfers are still stuck in this era,” Will says. “It is amazing how properly fitting clothes really changes how a man looks. The challenge was, and still is, getting this message across.”  Even if they can’t teach old dogs new tricks, Devereux’s vision is above par for the course in the golf industry. With an estimated 3 million new players expected to pick up clubs in the next five years, the large majority are younger men who are more invested in fashion than ever before. And thanks to Devereux, they will be looking as good (and probably better) than their swings. For more information and to shop, visit www.dvrxgolf.com.

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A Connoisseur of Color Rodney Gentry, stylist and color expert at Sachi Studios

Rodney Gentry is one of those people whose Midwestern charm and enthusiasm can’t help but rub off on you. And in his line of work, that’s certainly a plus. Gentry is possibly the Valley’s most adored hair stylist. His clients (some of them might better be described as fans) will happily travel across state lines in order to have him handle their tresses. Many of them simply trust nobody else with their hair. Having operated his own salon in Chicago before relocating to Scottsdale, Gentry brings big city expertise to the Valley, which he combines with his own unique passion for styling and coloring at Sachi Studios. Each client enjoys a truly personalized service. Gentry considers the condition and history of the hair before recommending a treatment program, style and (if desired) color. His focus is on nurturing hair back to full health at the same time as providing stunning styles and fabulous colors. “It’s my goal to make each client feel truly beautiful – and to leave them with a style that they can easily recreate themselves every day,” he says. Part of this comes down to the right products. Gentry only uses the very best brands available, not skimping when it comes to choosing those products that will bring about dramatic improvements in the hair’s condition. This applies to everything, from daily

Hair Color Expert Rodney Gentry and Hair Cutting Expert Olimpia Nandin

shampoos to the color treatments that he uses, which are enzyme-based rather than peroxide-based. This means they enhance the condition of the hair as well as give it a wonderfully vibrant color. Color is Gentry’s true passion. From full hair makeovers to the subtlest of highlights or lowlights, he works with his clients to select the colors that are right for their skin tone, the shape of their face and even their preferred color of clothing. “Every single person is unique in their coloring, which is why personalized consultation is so important,” he explains. “You really have to care about each and every client in order to bring out the best in their hair. There’s no one size fits all when it comes to beautiful hair!” Gentry also believes that it is important to stay abreast of trends. From the Oscars to the latest catwalk shows, he’s up to speed with seasonal styles and colors in order to enable each of his clients to achieve a touch of Hollywood glamour. From super straight blonde locks to superbly highlighted plaits with the tiniest of accessories woven in, Gentry is available to provide advice and guidance on how those in the Valley can look their very best this summer, both color-wise and style-wise. If you haven’t yet checked out Sachi Studios then you’re not giving your hair the love it deserves!

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Kyle Mason makes every pour count BY ALISON BAILIN BATZ



o say that Kyle Mason has been busy this past year would be an understatement. On the personal side, he got engaged and welcomed a new baby daughter into the world. On the professional side, Mason won last summer’s “Bar Brawl” series at the Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa’s famed jade bar, and he then took over as general manager of La Bocca Urban Kitchen + Wine Bar on High Street in the fall. Then, this past February, Mason joined fellow jade bar alumni Micah Olson, Jason Asher, Clint Spotleson, Jillian Vose and Tyson Buhler for a reunion during Arizona Cocktail Week and induction to the venue’s coveted Hall of Fame. “Back in college, I pitched for the University of New Mexico,” Mason says. “If you told me back then that I would be ‘getting my number retired’ for highballs over baseballs, I wouldn’t have believed you.” With his move to La Bocca, he plans to bring the same spirit of innovation – both with the team they’ve assembled in-house and with the now-evolving menu – he enjoyed for so many years to the Mediterranean-inspired restaurant. “We’re building one helluva dream team,” Mason says.


Tell us about this Dream Team. Our parent company not only brought me on, but also superstar sommelier Ty Crandall, United States Bartenders’ Guild (USBG) Spirits Professional JT Tillman, resident “beer geek” Nick Nitz and USBG bartender Tony Pharias. We are like kids in a candy store together. How did you get your start? Believe it or not, I got my start at Outback Steakhouse in high school. Of course, there was the Sanctuary, Hotel Valley Ho and Montelucia too, but those came after a lot of hard work at the “Home of the Bloomin’ Onion.” What cocktail won you Bar Brawl? I made a series of drinks over the course of the competition all based on various ingredients thrown at us “Iron Chef” style. One was “Can’t Drive 55” in honor of rock icon Sammy Hagar, made with his own brand of Hawaiian-inspired rum, which is called Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum, as well as gin, Chartreuse liqueur, fresh pineapple juice and mint. SO SCOTTSDALE! |

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Nathan Day’s LugBug takes a load off parents’ shoulders BY STEPHANIE LOUGH



cottsdale real estate developer and father of three, Nathan Day, added “inventor” to his resume out of necessity – and injury. “I dislocated my shoulder while lugging around my daughter’s car seat,” Day says. “After much research, I was shocked to discover there was nothing on the market to make baby carriers easier to hold.” The solution: Day designed his own sturdy, easy-to-use handle that attaches to any baby carrier and reduces the strain on parents’ shoulders and arms. Aptly named the LugBug (www.lugbug.com), his product hit the market last fall and created a buzz in the baby product industry. “I would love to see LugBug solve common problems for parents and make their lives easier.” Day has more family products in the works, continuing to find inspiration from his own children – Lola (6), Thalia (4) and Lucía Rose (6 months) – as they enter different stages of their lives. As the CEO of Cypress Development Group, Day also enjoys having something his children can truly be a part of and appreciate. “My girls love getting their hands in the mix at the assembly warehouse. They look at LugBug and think of all the babies, not ROI, profit margins, POS or logistics. And it makes me think ‘wow that is a lot of babies!’”


What were the biggest challenges faced when creating the LugBug? Manufacturing timelines and finding the right manufacturing partner. My idea started with a sketch, which evolved into making LugBug a reality with molds, testing, patents and now manufacturing. It took about two years to get to the final, consumer-ready design. How do you find balance with work, fatherhood and now being an inventor? The balance is how well you can function on the least amount of sleep. With newborns you’re used to getting no sleep, so when you have a toddler, a newborn, a real estate company and a side invention, you get used to even less sleep! What advice do you have for other busy fathers? Let your kids be a part of what you are doing. SO SCOTTSDALE! |

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ust a little inspiration is all it took for Valley entrepreneur and father Chris Ronzio to change the tune of his style. “I used to do the layered double polo look, and then my wife taught me that brown and black don’t go together,” Ronzio says. “My style has definitely developed and evolved over time.” A trip to Florence, Italy, last year during fashion week helped Ronzio care more about how he dressed. “Dressing well is a confidence builder, and confidence makes a lot of difference in business.” Versatility also plays a key role for Ronzio. From home to office and everything in-between, Ronzio aims to be prepared for any setting he may encounter. “My go-to outfit for work is dark jeans, a polo shirt and a blazer paired with wingtips for winter and penny loafers for the summer,” Ronzio says. On the weekends, you’ll likely catch this businessman a bit more relaxed, sporting a Lululemon T-shirt and maybe Sperry Top-Sider shoes instead of his Cole Haan footwear. Ronzio’s other favorite designers and stores include J. Crew, Ted Baker, Hugo Boss and ZARA. One thing Ronzio won’t leave the house without? His watch. “My wife gave me a Daniel Wellington watch the day after my son was born, and I’ve barely taken it off. It’s simple and goes with everything.”


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If you could live during any decade because of its fashion, what would it be? I’d say the future. Specifically, the 2110s. One hundred years ago they hardly had synthetic fibers, so I’d love to see what happens in the next 100! Where might one find you and your family hanging out around town? I have a toddler who dresses nicer than I do most days, so you’d probably find us at some shopping area (with a splash pad nearby!). How has being a dad changed your style? I wouldn’t say that being a dad has changed my style. Now I just need to plan out what I’m going to wear before I go to bed, or get up a little bit earlier. And I tend to change more now because yogurt, chalk and applesauce don’t go well with any outfit.


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hen it comes to fashion, Tamara Bickley takes more than clothing into account. As a certified professional makeup artist, what she dons on her face is equally important – you could even say her style begins with her face. “My style is artistic, classy and upto-date, but not too trendy,” says Bickley, who specializes in makeup for weddings, TV and film and modeling, just to name a few. Bickley notes that color is important, but when she is in a professional environment, she predominately dresses in black. No matter the color or occasion, though, Bickley’s style shines through. “To make up for the lack of color, I choose interesting textures, accents and fabric cutouts, then I add a piece of statement jewelry.” For Bickley, every day is an opportunity to dress to impress – even if you catch her in a pair of jeans, she’ll glam it up with a dressy top and high heels. Understandably, Bickley is judged quite a bit for her makeup and overall look since that is her profession, and she knows first impressions certainly count. “I’m compelled to wear perfect, tasteful makeup at all times. I do it all, including false lashes, and it is nice to be asked, ‘Can you do my eyes just like yours?’” In other words, this cosmetic queen is never 100 percent dressed without makeup completing her look.


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What are the hot colors for makeup this summer? Think tropical, such as bright shades of blue, coral and pink, particularly for the eyes. Dewy, fresh skin that is not overly contoured is also on point. What are some of your favorite styles? I’m a big fan of the edgy, rocker-chic look. A leather jacket with some studs or zippers, a chunky belt, skinny jeans and sexy heels all call to me. When enjoying a night out, what are some of your favorite spots to go? A night out for me means dining out, and the restaurant has to have a cool vibe and decent music. As a Chicago native, I also seek out good food, and some of my favorite spots are Windsor, Culinary Dropout, The Henry and Roka Akor.


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or most people, golfing is a luxury, a way to unwind and perhaps even an escape from day-to-day stressors. For Scottsdale resident Kevin Streelman, it is much more than that. It is his way of life. Currently playing through his ninth consecutive year on the PGA Tour and his 15th year as a professional golf player, Streelman says playing the game of golf is what he was meant to do. “While most of my friends headed off for careers on Wall Street, I ventured to South Dakota to start a mini tour called the Dakotas Tour.” This move was right after Streelman’s graduation from Duke University in the spring of 2001. Streelman says he went on to do whatever it took to make sure he got to play just about anywhere along the way, driving in his mother’s 1996 Nissan Altima for six years across the country and logging more than 350,000 miles just to play the game of golf. After three wins on this and other mini tours in 2007, Kevin earned his PGA Tour card. An exciting rookie year on the PGA Tour, with four top-10 finishes and a 35th place finish in the FedEx Cup, paved the way for Kevin’s win of the 2009 Kodak Challenge in his sophomore year. He continued to improve his standing on tour during the next three years with 14 top-10 finishes and a 25th place finish in the FedEx Cup in 2010.

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Kevin recorded his first PGA Tour victory in 2013 at the Tampa Bay Championship, followed by a second win in 2014 at the Travelers Championship. Kevin closed his final round of the Travelers Championship with seven consecutive birdies, which set a record for the most consecutive birdies made to win a tournament. Today, he’s ranked 111th on the Career PGA Tour Money List with an official world golf ranking of 123rd and a ranking of 66th in the FedEx Cup. Streelman loves the game of golf but also understands, like any sport, it isn’t without its challenges. “It is amazing how one day the swing can feel so natural and easy, and the next day it seems so foreign,” Streelman says. “This holds true even for the top golfers in the world.” However, the upredictable nature of the game doesn’t stop Streelman from hitting the links nearly every day. The strategic play and the difficultness behind the game of golf is what keeps him coming back, otherwise Streelman says he wouldn’t have anything new to work toward. “We never truly achieve our potential in the game, which can be frustrating, but I sure do love working to get better at it each and every day.” Streelman says that the greatest part of playing professional golf is having the opportunity to compete on the course with the chance to win when he is on the PGA Tour. “Being able to go head-to-head with your competitors as you battle on the greatest golfing stage in the world, with everything on the line, is the reason I play the game,” Streelman says. He also doesn’t mind collecting the winnings, trophies and jackets, but at the end of the day, it is the memories of the competition that Streelman says he cherishes the most.

BEYOND THE COURSE Aside from the actual game, one of the most challenging things about playing every day is the balance between Streelman’s life on the course and his life off the course. Streelman is the father of two, his daughter Sophie and the recent

addition of his son Rhett, so as you can imagine, he is constantly going between the roles of a dad and golfer. “The life we live is that of a traveling circus,” Streelman says. “It is amazing how a nine-pound individual like our new son can add 50 pounds of travel accessories and luggage to the mix.” Streelman and his wife Courtney can’t help but laugh at the comical aspect of it all, however, he says he wouldn’t have it any other way. “Sure, there are some sleepless nights and tough plane rides, but having Courtney, Sophie and Rhett with me is extremely important. I truly wouldn’t want it any other way.” You may wonder if Streelman plans to share his love of the golf game with his children as they grow. In one word, his answer is, absolutely. “I really hope my children have an interest in learning the game of golf,” he says. “It would truly be a joy to teach them the various aspects of the game.” However, Streelman is realistic and understands they simply may not enjoy the same things he does as they grow and is willing to let them find their own passions and course in life. “I’d never force anything on my children, but if they do find themselves interested in golf, I’d certainly be available to help them learn the game.” For this pro, golf isn’t the only sport he enjoys; he is a self-proclaimed sports nut. “Being from Chicago and growing up in the Michael Jordan era, the Bulls, Blackhawks and Cubs are my favorites,” he says. As a boy, Streelman grew up going to Wrigley Field with his dad and watching his team play ball. As for this season, he is looking forward to things with a little gleam in his eye. “I know it’s early in the season, but the Cubbies are sure looking unstoppable.” He is also a big college sports fan, following the Duke Blue Devils and Alabama football, plus his wife was a competitive swimmer at Arizona State University. Streelman admits he also cheers on two hometown teams, the Arizona Cardinals and the Coyotes. Beyond sports, Streelman is actually quite musically inclined. The golfing star

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has been playing guitar since his senior year in high school. “I grew up in a very musical family and after trying piano, drums, trombone and choir, I thought guitar was by far the coolest option,” he says. He also thought playing guitar might give him an edge in another part of his life – with the ladies, naturally. However, while the guitar really didn’t help him much in that aspect, he still plays today when the opportunity strikes. “I absolutely love getting away and playing some guitar. It is a great reprieve from the game of golf and very relaxing for me.” Streelman jokingly adds that, in golf terms, he is about an 8 handicap on guitar. In addition to the golf and guitar, he is also the co-chair of an event in Raleigh, North Carolina, each fall called Tenth Avenue North Classic, which is a celebrity golf tournament, concert and VIP dinner that raises funds for ministries. “I am passionate about music and have become close friends with a number of bands and performing artists,” he says. A few years ago, Streelman and Tenth Avenue North, a music group, teamed up to combine their passions for golf and music in order to create a charitable event to help support all the ministries in which they believe. This year the event, coming up Aug. 15, is heading into its fourth year. As for life back home here in Scottsdale, Streelman and his family are simply in love with this city. “I fell in love with Scottsdale the first time I drove into this desert oasis with incredible weather and year-round golf,” Streelman says. That was back in 2002 when he had $20 to his name and simply a dream of becoming a great golfer. Streelman loved everything about the Valley, from its great restaurants to the people and, of course, the golf. “Scottsdale, Arizona, was the location of my own American dream. I came here with nothing, and the city and the game of golf blessed me with more than I could have ever dreamed. We love Scottsdale and plan to be proud residents for the rest of our lives.”


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Seven men committed to their careers, the community and, most importantly, their kids

A father is a role model, provider and caretaker who imparts wisdom and knowledge. He’s often the hero in a child’s world, able to fix and do things with strength and purpose like nobody else. Beyond being present as Dad, his role may also span the likes of executive and entrepreneur or coach and community advocate. Or, perhaps, a little bit of all of the above. Here, we introduce seven men who are truly dads doing it all, making a difference at work, in the community and at home.


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OCCUPATION: President and owner, Cactus Flower Florists CHILDREN: Landon Tate (3) and Cayden John (6)

What do you do during the day? My day starts with waking our sleeping kiddos (or being woken up by them with kisses), making breakfast and lunches for school, and dropping off one of our boys at school. After that, the business defines the direction of my work day. With five retail stores, three companies and 100 employees, there is never a shortage of things to be done. There are different “hats” that I need to wear throughout the day – manager, flower buyer, IT guy, accounting, HR and driver – each one is rewarding in its own way. My day ends with a T-ball game or practice then dinner as a family and my favorite part: story time. Repeat the next day. How did you choose your career? My career chose me at the tender age of four. In 1972, my mother started Cactus Flower Florists when she opened North Scottsdale’s first flower shop. I quite literally grew up in the flower business and did everything from watering plants and helping customers to donning holiday costumes for deliveries. Eventually, I became a delivery driver in high school and managed one of our Tempe shops while I was at ASU. My parents always encouraged me to try working in another industry, but I kept finding ways to nurture the flower business. Today, I have the pleasure and the honor of working alongside my mom, dad and sister in our blooming family business. Which philanthropic organizations are you involved in? The flower business lends itself to engaging the

community and supporting local charities. I have served as a member and in leadership roles for the Scottsdale Active 20-30 Club, EC70, Entrepreneur’s Organization, Scottsdale Leadership and, most recently, the Scottsdale Charros. Why are these organizations important to you? Having the opportunity to be in an organization of like-minded business people gives me the chance to share business ideas and challenges and create lifelong friendships all while giving back to my Scottsdale community where I was born and raised. What is the most challenging part about being a dad? Do you know that feeling when you get a flashback of your youth and some of the situations that you found yourself in? With two boys, I JUNE 2016 |

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can already see a couple steps ahead of them and need to make the decision to either step in or step back. Most often, I choose to step back and let them learn firsthand because I believe that every experience helps build the foundation of who you are in the future. What is the most rewarding part about being a dad? Watching two small humans slowly develop into great young men. I couldn’t be more proud of my two boys. What has fatherhood taught you? Family first. My boys and my wife are the center of my universe. Fatherhood has taught me to be a better man. Not perfect, but they are cool with that. Describe being a dad in three words. Laughter, love, family.


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DR. STEVEN HANSEN OCCUPATION: President and CEO, Arizona Humane Society (AHS) CHILDREN: Graham (17) and Allison (20)

What do you do during the day? I get to experience first-hand the day-to-day lifesaving work that our passionate staff and volunteers commit themselves to each and every day of the year. I interact with staff, donors, board members, volunteers and partners to discuss current AHS programs and processes in an effort to plan future strategic initiatives, funding needs and plans designed to sustain AHS for another 60 years while also continuing to transform Maricopa County into one of the best places to be a pet. How did you choose your career? I always had a strong interest in the health and welfare of animals and distinctly remember visiting my local animal shelter as a kid in order to retrieve my Brittany Spaniel, Brandy, who had gone missing. This interest drove my academic path and led to a career in animal welfare. What is your favorite part about your career? I love working with animals and people and making a difference in both of their lives. One thing that really drew me to AHS is the organization’s belief that people are also really important. There’s always someone on the other side. The human-animal bond and that relationship between the pet and person is what it’s all about. This is critical for our organization as we strive to offer resources to pet owners in need so they can keep their pets in their homes despite any hardships they may be facing. Which philanthropic organizations are you involved in? I am passionate about and spend my time and

energy on the AHS as well as the Morris Animal Foundation, American College of Animal Welfare and Maricopa County’s Alliance for Companion Animals. These organizations are also committed to bettering the lives of animals and people. How do you balance work, community involvement and being a dad? For me, the key to balance is not to separate work and personal life but instead to incorporate them together. I see daily life as a stream that doesn’t separate but instead works in concert. This allows me to be flexible with both family and work life. What is the most challenging part about being a dad? The most challenging part about being a parent is trying to prepare your children for the SO SCOTTSDALE! |

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opportunities and challenges that life presents while allowing them to make their own decisions. What advice do you have for future fathers? Enjoy every phase of your kids’ lives because they change so quickly. What has fatherhood taught you? Be patient, have faith and ask questions. Describe being a dad in three words. Exhausting, exhilarating, priceless. What is your family motto or saying? Attitude is everything. What values do you want to instill in your children? Aim very high and pursue your dreams with determination and hard work. Make sure you have fun along the way.

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OCCUPATION: Fire captain/paramedic, City of Scottsdale Fire Department; owner, Brian Joseph Enterprises CHILDREN: Brandon (7), Carson (stepson, 9) and Hannah (stepdaughter, 11)

What do you do during the day? I am on shift for 10 days per month, working 48-hour shifts. On the days I’m not working, I spend time with my family (fiancee, son and future stepchildren), exercise and run my consulting business, where I serve as a medical insurance appeals writer for air ambulance flights. The end of the day usually finishes with helping my son with homework and making sure the needs of my family are being met. How did you choose your career? I believe my career chose me. I started college at Northern Arizona University with the intent on being an attorney or teacher, but I began taking some life support classes and fell in love with it. Shortly after, I started as a volunteer firefighter. That led to working as a firefighter/paramedic for Rural-Metro Fire Department in Scottsdale, and ultimately led me to where I am now. During my off-duty time, I was given the opportunity to use my knowledge of emergency paramedicine to author air ambulance appeals. This prompted me to launch Brian Joseph Enterprises. What is your favorite part about your career? Each day is different, challenging and teaches me new things. When someone calls 911, my crew and I have the opportunity to bring some type of order to their moment of chaos, regardless of the type of emergency. What is one of your fondest memories with your children? When my son met my now fiancee and her two kids. This was something that she

and I stressed about, but when they met they seemed as if they had been lifelong friends. Watching that relationship develop has been amazing and reinforces the importance of family, problem-solving and compromise. What is the most rewarding part about being a dad? Getting to teach my kids things about the world and watching them learn. Getting to participate in their lives is by far the most rewarding part about being a dad. What advice do you have for future fathers? Remember that you’re not perfect and that no matter what you’re doing, your children are watching and learning from you. Be honest with yourself; know what you’re capable of and what you are not. Surround yourself with JUNE 2016 |

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people who help fill in the gaps when it comes to parenting. The old adage “it takes a village” is so very true. Describe being a dad in three words. Unpredictable, rewarding and honorable. What is your family motto or saying? No family mottos or saying, but we do have a secret handshake. I’d teach it to you, but that would defeat the purpose of it being a secret. What values do you want to instill in your children? To be accountable, compassionate, understanding, dependable, dedicated and honorable. That it’s okay to make mistakes, and it’s okay to have failed attempts at things. I believe that we learn best from the mistakes that we have made.


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OCCUPATION: Management consultant; founder, Kids Activity Market CHILDREN: Emma (13)

What do you do during the day? As an entrepreneur and consultant, I work on a variety of projects every day ranging from strategic planning, leadership coaching and technology initiatives, and lately, a new nonprofit Kids Activity Market (KAM), which I launched earlier this year. Which philanthropic organizations are you involved in? Over the years I have played an active role in Shoebox Ministry, Habitat for Humanity and Junior Achievement. My current philanthropic passion is KAM, where we help match parents to activity providers, keeping kids busy outside of school. Can you tell us about KAM? KAM’s mission is to engage children in activities that build personal connections and human collaboration using nonelectronic mediums such as sports, crafts and leadership activities. We align families with activities that best fit their children’s extracurricular needs. Our nonprofit coordinates with activity providers to give scholarships to kids whose families otherwise could not afford these activities. How do you balance work, community involvement and being a dad? Family is the highest value in my life so I find myself constantly making choices based on what is most in alignment with my family. Although we are a small family of two, as a full-time single dad I have been fortunate to surround myself with others who also share my passion for parenting and understand that it does take a community to raise a happy, healthy, successful daughter.

What is one of your fondest memories with your child? One of my fondest memories is the summer after Emma’s fourth grade school year when we went to New York City for almost six weeks with my mother. The three of us had the opportunity to explore museums, walk the city, take trains to the Jersey Shore, Washington D.C. and many other historical stops. The memories and education were great for us all. What is the most rewarding part about being a dad? The most rewarding part about being a dad is that I am her real-life superhero. She looks up to me and relies on me and my wisdom, insight and experience to keep her safe and secure, happy and healthy, laughing and learning. Every day I have the opportunity SO SCOTTSDALE! |

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to listen and learn from her as it is her innocence and quest for knowledge and understanding that teaches me. What advice do you have for future fathers? Don’t miss a single day. Take this opportunity to make a difference in their lives. Being a father is easy, however making a difference takes time, dedication and the willingness to be vulnerable. I have made a lot of mistakes over the last 14 years, but I keep showing up, day after day, and it does work out exactly like it is supposed to. What has fatherhood taught you? More than anything, fatherhood has taught me to listen first and think before I speak. Describe being a dad in three words. Love, love and more love.

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JONATHAN LANE OCCUPATION: Owner and director of hoppiness, O.H.S.O. Eatery + Brewery + Distillery CHILDREN: Owen Henry (10)

What do you do during the day? Depending on the day, I am running a restaurant, delivering beer or spirits, or doing paperwork. You name it, I’ve probably done it at one time or another, whether it is building, developing, maintaining or operating a restaurant, brewery or distillery. How did you choose your career? It chose me. I was raised for a period by a single mom and spent a lot of time at a local pub after school doing homework, eating, cleaning, etc. I also love people and I am social, so it was better than any of the desk jobs I ever had. What is your favorite part about your career? The community and people I meet and become involved with. Which philanthropic organizations are you involved in? We work a lot with rescues and pet organizations, which are helping bring a wonderful animal to a healthy state and hopefully bringing a family, a child or an individual a comforting friend that helps them through life. We also help out the local middle school, and these were the years that I feel helped shape my full understanding of community. How do you balance work, community involvement and being a dad? It hasn’t been easy; my son slept at O.H.S.O. a lot as a little one. He ate there, he did his homework there – he practically lived there during our first 1 1/2 years of business. We work hard and we play hard. We have missed many things over the years, but I’ve only missed one of his baseball games ever; it’s his

favorite sport. I also try to create quality time no matter what we are doing, whether it is driving to school, playing a board game or taking the dogs for a walk. What are your favorite activities to do with your child? We love going to Arizona Diamondbacks games or playing a board game. We get to talk, and he tells me about his day or things that went on or the new friend he met, and so on. What is the most challenging part about being a dad? Every day the challenge changes, and it’s important to understand that your child is looking up to you and will slowly become you in a different way, so it’s about helping him become the best little you that you can. What is the most rewarding part about being a dad? Watching him JUNE 2016 |

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become his own little man. What advice do you have for future fathers? Be patient, enjoy the little things and be thankful for all those that help shape him or her. What has fatherhood taught you? That it takes more than just me to raise a good little guy. Thank you to all the teachers, women and men who have and are helping my child grow. Describe being a dad in three words. Fun, fun, fun. What is your family motto or saying? Edgar A. Guest’s poem, “It Couldn’t Be Done.” What values do you want to instill in your child? To be involved in his community, to be happy and to enjoy every moment on this planet.


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OCCUPATION: Partner, Gordon & Rees CHILDREN: Triplets Danielle, Miles and August (8 months)

What do you do during the day? My days currently consist of copious amounts of baby formula, spit up and poopy diapers. Our house looks like a scene from “Raising Arizona.” In our abundant spare time, my wife Molly and I try to practice a little law. How did you choose your career? I took a class in college called “Intro to American Law.” During the first lecture on the first day of class, the professor held up the front page of the local newspaper (for the youngsters out there, a “newspaper” is how we used to keep up with what’s happening in the world) and pointed out that every story featured there was either directly, or one-step indirectly, related to the law. I was fascinated by that concept, and I decided right then that law school was my next step. Which philanthropic organizations are you involved in? I am in the Thunderbirds and I sit on the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation Board. In both capacities, I have participated in giving out the money that we have raised to numerous deserving, hardworking organizations that are making tremendous contributions to all segments of our community. I am humbled to have that opportunity. How do you balance work, community involvement and being a dad? I don’t have it balanced yet, but I’m working on it! How has it been thus far being a new dad – and to triplets? It has been the most incredible experience of my life. Watching my wife transform into a

maternal super-heroine and watching the babies’ personalities start to develop has been absolutely amazing. What did you do to prepare for fatherhood? I think I subconsciously watched my own late father and father-inlaw, as well as the many other wonderful fathers that I am blessed to know among my family and friends, and I’ve tried to emulate them. If I can be half the dad that they have been, I will be in good shape. What is one of your fondest memories you have so far with your children? The delivery room, without question. With three babies on the way, it felt like there were 100 people in there! What is the most challenging part about being a dad? Worrying about being good enough to not mess them up! SO SCOTTSDALE! |

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What is the most rewarding part about being a dad? Watching them grow and thrive. What has fatherhood taught you? That my wife is a super human. Describe being a dad in three words. Love, love and love. What is your family motto or saying? Invictus (that’s for you, Chief!). What values do you want to instill in your children? I want them to be considerate of other people’s circumstances, I want them to engage in all aspects of their community, even when it’s not comfortable, and I want them to be fearless in going after their goals. Do you have any traditions you are passing on to your children? Love, faith and family.

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OCCUPATION: Assistant program director/ afternoon on-air personality, 94.5 KOOL-FM CHILDREN: Sofia (12) and Mia (17)

What do you do during the day? I get to play radio! I am on the air from 3-7 p.m. on 94.5 KOOL-FM. Before my shift, I am also the assistant program director, so I help with a lot of day-to-day items like copywriting and assisting the promotions department with generating ideas for the station that may grow ratings or revenue. How did you choose your career? There were two things that I had an incredible passion for as a kid: sports and music. I went to the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse to be a physical education teacher, and that turned into mass communications and radio. What is your favorite part about your career? There are many things, such as being able to walk into the studio each day and play music – much less the music I love and grew up listening to! Also, venturing out in the public and meeting our listeners and talking with them is amazing. There is a certain sense of completion when I get to shake hands with the listeners. I also love the community work we do as a station. Which philanthropic organizations are you involved in? I am getting involved in the Special Olympics Arizona. This charity is particularly special to me as my sister is handicapped. I have also worked with the Foundation for Blind Children and the Purple Society, which is a local organization for pediatric cancer. How do you balance work, community involvement and being a dad? Work is not a Monday to Friday, 9-5 job. I work six days a week, sometimes seven,

and the hours are long. I love my job. From being on the air to participating in various charity events or hosting fundraisers with the support of my family is priceless. I try to instill my daughters with the value of hard work and giving back to others. They have never questioned a fundraiser or why they are involved. They know how important it is to give back and I am very lucky to have kids with such giving spirits. What is the most challenging part about being a dad? I am the only male in the house. My biggest challenge is not being shut out because it is conversation for the “ladies” of the house. So, maybe staying relevant is a challenge. What is the most rewarding part about being a dad? Watching my children grow up. Seeing how smart JUNE 2016 |

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and beautiful they are and how they are going to give back in the things they do. My wife has been a major part of that. We have been a great team. It’s been tough at times, but we are blessed to have such wonderful children. What has fatherhood taught you? Patience. Humility. Pride. Drive. Describe being a dad in three words. Role model (wait, is that two words already?), love and awesome! Do you have any traditions you are passing on to your children? Besides an annual trip to Disneyland, we participate in Pat’s Run every year. I believe having balance is key. We’re blessed to be able to take amazing trips, but we’re equally as blessed to be able to give back.


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Cool Cookin’

Chill out during the Cool Dining series, taking place in LON’s at the Hermosa Inn’s private underground wine cellar. Kicking off June 6 and running through Sept. 5, this experience is, quite literally, a cool one, allowing guests to find reprieve from summer temperatures in the 57-degree subterranean cellar. Executive Chef Jeremy Pacheco will offer a special tasting menu along with a wine pairing option. Dinner, $65; wine pairing, additional $35. www.LONs.com.

Post Up at Postino

The newest addition to Upward Projects’ Postino family is near downtown Scottsdale and has already created quite the buzz among the brand’s loyal bruschetta following. Housed inside a restored, mid-century modern bank, the Postino Highland location is considered Upwards Projects’ most architecturally significant project yet, reinventing many of the bank’s original features. In true Postino fashion, there’s an entire wall lined with vintage matchbooks, and, of course, plenty of bottles and boards to be had. 4821 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 602.428.4444; www.postinowinecafe.com.

Gastronomy in the Garden

What do you get when you combine dinner and the desert? The Chef’s Choice Summer Dinner Series at Gertrude’s! Nestled within the Desert Botanical Garden, Gertrude’s will host this series June 17 (and again July 22 and Aug. 19), which will encompass a five-course dinner, including wine pairings, crafted by Executive Chef Matthew Taylor. $125. Reservations are required; call 480.719.8600.


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Winemaker Dinners at Arizona Biltmore

3 Doors Down June 10, 8 p.m. Talking Stick Resort is about to rock harder than ever before. Celebrated ’90s rock band 3 Doors Down is bringing their biggest hits and new tunes to the resort’s coolest spot: The Pool. Be there to hear crowd favorites like “Kryptonite” and “Here Without You” along with songs from their new album, “Us and the Night.” More than 20 years after their debut, this is a concert that begs to be checked off your bucket list! $45-$100. www.talkingstickresort.com.

June 2, 6:30 p.m. Wright’s at The Biltmore completes its 26th season of Winemaker Dinners this month, featuring Cambium Cabernet Sauvignon from Sequoia Grove. This four-course dinner series is designed around wines from notable California winemakers. Winemakers will be in attendance to discuss the ins and outs of their vintages, followed by after-dinner drinks and cigars. $120. www.arizonabiltmore.com.

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Women of Scottsdale Annual Business Luncheon

June 14-19, showtimes vary “Newsies,” the Tony Award-winning musical from Disney, makes its way to the Valley’s beautiful ASU Gammage stage. Based on true events, “Newsies” tells the captivating story of a band of underdogs who become unlikely heroes when they stand up to the most powerful men in New York. The play’s message of staying true to who you are will have audience members exiting the theater feeling inspired and confident. $30-$150. www.asugammage.com.

June 17, 11:00 a.m. Women of Scottsdale invites Valley businesswomen to network and spotlight their companies to others. Taking place at the Scottsdale Marriott at McDowell Mountains, Women of Scottsdale members and nonmembers will showcase materials that best highlight their professions. Share what you do with your business-savvy peers here! $100 for displays, $35 for lunch. www.womenofscottsdale.org.

Monthly Mashup at Talavera

BAG IT! Wine & Dine

June 19, 5:30-9:30 p.m. The Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North’s Monthly Mashup dinner series invites an acclaimed Valley chef to step out of his or her kitchen and into the kitchen of Chef Mel Mecinas at Talavera. This month, Chef Mecinas will be joined by Chef Kelly Fletcher of El Chorro for the final mashup dinner of the series. The evening will feature a four-course tasting menu with highlights from each chef’s creative culinary concept. $95. www.talaverarestaurant.com.


June 26, 5:30 p.m. The Camby Hotel will host Phoenix’s first-ever BAG IT! Wine & Dine. If you’re an avid fan of game shows, this event is for you. Cocktail hour kick-starts the evening where guests can browse the silent auction and spin the Wheel of Wonder for a chance to win a prize. Afterwards, a dinner will feature three wine-paired courses. Proceeds from this soiree benefit BAG IT!, which assists more than 3,000 newly diagnosed cancer patients and their families in Maricopa County each year. $150. www.bagit4u.org.



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the Scottsdale Arts District. Follow the ArtWalk path, stroll through art galleries and grab a bit to eat with the medley of restaurants nearby. Cool off the night with some ice cream and take a free trolley and/or horsedrawn carriage ride throughout Old Town. 7-9 p.m. Free. www.scottsdalegalleries.com. MOON OVER BUFFALO June 3-July 24, Desert Stages Theatre George and Charlotte Hay, traveling actors, are performing at a theater in Buffalo when George receives a very important phone call. Famous film director, Frank Capra, needs two stars to replace actors in his current film and he is interested in George and Charlotte! As the couple prepares to have Capra watch their show everything begins to fall apart. Will they get their shot at Hollywood? Find out as the talents of Scottsdale’s Desert Stages Theatre unfold this story before your eyes. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $22-$25. www.desertstages.org.

SCOTTSDALE OLD TOWN FARMERS MARKET Through June 11, Old Town Scottsdale Right in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale sits a lively market that features local growers and specialty food producers every Saturday until mid-June. You’ll find a wide variety of organic and pesticide-free produce and a plethora of seasonal specialties such as flowers, free-range beef and eggs, and local cheeses. What’s a farmers’ market without a wide selection of fresh artisan breads? Well, they have those, too! Get your goodies at Old Town Farmers’ Market and support our local growers and producers. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. www.arizonafarmersmarkets.com. SHREK THE MUSICAL, JR. Through June 26, Desert Stages Theatre That surly, yet lovable, green ogre comes to life at Desert Stages Theatre with “Shrek the Musical, Jr.” Based on the Oscar-winning film and fantastic Broadway musical, “Shrek the Musical, Jr.” follows the story of everyone’s favorite ogre as he leads a cast of fairytale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance. “Shrek the Musical, Jr.” is an irreverently fun show with a powerful message for the whole family. Show times vary. $15. www.desertstages.org. ARTWALK June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Scottsdale Arts District Check out what Valley artists are creating every Thursday evening as you stroll through


Music in the Garden Spring Concert Series June 3, 10, 17, 24, Desert Botanical Garden Say so long to spring, as it draws to a close, with Desert Botanical Garden as they conclude the Garden Spring Concert Series this month. The series includes some of the best musical performers that the Valley has to offer. See favorites from years past and bands making their debut on the Ullman Terrace stage. June 3: Run Boy Run; June 10: A Touch of Class; June 17: Turning Point; June 24: Sistahs Too. 7-9 p.m. $25. www.dbg.org.


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MICHAEL MCDONALD June 7, Celebrity Theatre Without hesitation, when “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” plays, you know that voice is the one-and-only Michael McDonald. McDonald’s music career spans more than 40 years. He joined The Doobie Brothers in 1976 and remained an integral member until 1982, after which he released the first of eight solo albums. During his career, he has collaborated with a number of other artists, including Van Halen, Patti LaBelle, Aretha Franklin and the likes. Do not miss out as one of the music industry’s most acclaimed musicians take a Valley stage. 7:30 p.m. $50-$90. www.celebritytheatre.com. SUMMER SPLASH TUESDAYS June 7-July 28, Desert Ridge Marketplace “Schools out for the summer!” That’s right, Alice Cooper, it is! What better way to start the summer than by swan diving right into it? Desert Ridge Summer Splash Tuesdays is a great way for kids to escape the summer heat with fun prizes, games and activities near the shopping center’s popular splash pad. Children can make their summer memorable by meeting their favorite characters ranging from Captain America, Batman and Superman to fairy princesses such as Elsa, Anna, Belle and Ariel. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. www.shopdesertridge.com. JARED LOGAN June 9-11, Stand Up Scottsdale Need a good laugh? Check out Jared Logan live at Stand Up Scottsdale this month. You may have seen him on his own Comedy Central stand-up special, or as a cast member on VH1’s “Best Week Ever.” He’s also been featured on TBS’s “The Pete Holmes Show,” Comedy Central’s “John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show” and “The Meltdown.” 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. $10-$15. www.standupscottsdale.com.

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SCOTTSDALE CINEMATHEQUE June 10-19, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Scottsdale Cinematheque showcases new independent, foreign and art films that are not screened at other Valley theaters. New films are introduced each month, with multiple screenings on selected weekends, all with reserved seating. This month’s film is “The Dying of the Light.” For 120 years, they brought the light to the screen, and now their light is dying – largely unchanged for more than a century, the projection of photochemical film faces an uncertain future in the digital age. The Cinematheque series also includes occasional guest appearances and live video discussions with filmmakers. Grab the popcorn and get comfortable at this screening! $7. Showtimes vary. www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org. MIGHTY MUD MANIA June 11, Chaparral Park It’s time to get down and dirty with Mother Nature. Mighty Mud Mania offers various obstacles courses where getting a little dirt on your clothes is an understatement. “The Original Mud Obstacle Course” for seven to 12-year-olds features a mud pit where kids have to jump and crawl through it, followed by ropes to swing and slides to go down. The extreme course is for older participants and includes similar features. And for those who prefer to maintain their cleanliness, Mighty Mud Mania offers non-muddy activities as well. 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $10. www.scottsdaleaz.gov/mighty-mud-mania.

Arizona Rattlers June 11 and 17, Talking Stick Resort The Arizona Cardinals may be in their off season, but that doesn’t mean your football-watching days have to wait until September. The Valley’s professional arena football team, the Arizona Rattlers, will fulfill your football craving. Founded in 1992 as an expansion team, the Rattlers are the third oldest active franchise in the Arena Football League. Since their establishment, they have won 10 division titles and have played in nine ArenaBowl Championship games. Cheer them on as they play against the Portland Steel on June 11 and the Philadelphia Soul on June 17. $10$132. 6 p.m. www.azrattlers.com.

ARIZONA BRIDAL SHOW June 12, Phoenix Convention Center Don’t miss this bridal show displaying the latest in wedding trends. Here, you can plan your dream honeymoon, sample awardwinning cakes, preview Arizona’s top wedding venues, book your photographer and videographer, plus audition DJs and bands. There will be a wedding dress giveaway each hour


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and $100,000 in coupons and prizes given away. So, will you say yes to this event? 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $12 per day attendance. www.arizonabridalshow.com. JOE JACKSON Jun 16, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts The music of English singer-songwriter Joe Jackson encompasses new wave, pop, jazz and classical influences. He traveled the world to record “Fast Forward,” his first collection of original songs in seven years. This intimate concert will feature new songs from “Fast Forward” as well as classics from Jackson’s most celebrated albums, “Look Sharp” and “Night and Day.” 8 p.m. $45-$85. www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org. NEW SUMMER SHORTS June 16-26, Theatre Artists Studio Theatre Artists Studio’s mission is to “create extraordinary theater in a collaborative environment that engages audiences, educates our community and explores the capacity for creative expression in each and every individual.” Join them as they engage audiences with “New Summer Shorts,” a festival of plays penned by studio playwrights. Some plays are comical and some dramatic, while others are completely absurd. Collectively, they add up to 90 minutes of unique theater you won’t experience anywhere else. Showtimes and ticket prices vary. www.thestudiophx.org. ETIQUETTE SUMMER CAMP June 22-24, St. Bernard of Clairvaux Church (Scottsdale) Would you like your child to gain a few helpful and fun-filled lessons in manners and proper etiquette this summer? Certified etiquette instructor, SueAnn Brown, owner of It’s All About Etiquette, will offer a Summer Etiquette Camp that children will love. They will learn dining skills, how to set a table, proper introductions, how to write thank-you notes, proper eye contact, shaking hands, phone etiquette and more. This wildly popular Summer Etiquette Camp encourages face-to-face relationships, kindness, sharing, friendships and respect for others. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. $125. www.itsallaboutetiquette.com. KENNY ROGERS: THE GAMBLER’S LAST DEAL June 26, Comerica Theatre For nearly six decades, Kenny Rogers has endeared music lovers around the globe with his heartfelt songs and performances, distinctive voice, gift for storytelling and universal appeal. The Country Music Hall of Fame member and pop superstar performs from his extensive catalog that includes 24 No. 1 hits including “The Gambler,” “Lucille,” “Coward of the County,” “Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love To Town,” “Lady,” “Islands in the Stream,” and “She Believes in Me.” The Gambler’s Last Deal Tour is Rogers’ reflective look back on his musical journey. Join him! 7:30 p.m. $48$85. www.comericatheatre.com.

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CUISINE FOR A CAUSE S Bite Nite returns in support of ALS

If You Go… What: Bite Nite When: June 11, 6-10 p.m. Where: Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, 6902 E. Greenway Pkwy., Scottsdale Tickets: $150 per person or $1,500 per table, which includes 10 tickets. Purchase online by June 9. Information: www.bitenite.org


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ince 2008, Bite Nite has brought philanthropic foodies together to raise funding and awareness for the ALS Association Arizona Chapter while showcasing some of the Valley’s hottest chefs and restaurants. The ALS Association Arizona Chapter will host this eighth annual Bite Nite to help raise money and awareness for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), a progressive neurodegenerative disease that attacks nerve cells and pathways in the brain and spinal cord. The ALS Association is the only national nonprofit devoted to the fight against ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, and this event is one way you can help. Held at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, Bite Nite will offer attendees live entertainment, refreshments and food. On the food front, guests will be able to taste fare from local restaurants such as North Italia, Toro Latin Restaurant & Rum Bar and The Capital Grille and then vote for their favorite. The winning eatery will take home the Best Bite of the Night award. Guests can also partake in live and silent auctions and purchase mystery boxes, which are filled with the likes of restaurant gift cards, jewelry or sports game tickets. Grab yours quickly as they usually sell out by 8 p.m.! Established in 1991, the ALS Association Arizona Chapter provides free local programs that enable patients and families to manage ALS, which has no known cause, cure or effective treatment, with dignity and hope. Money raised from Bite Nite will go toward patient and family services, community outreach and research. For more information about Bite Nite and the ALS Association Arizona Chapter, visit www.bitenite.org and www.alsaz.org.

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hroughout the past 15 years, the National Father’s Day Council has honored hundreds of fathers across the country through their Father of the Year Awards. This month, three devoted, hardworking and extraordinary Valley fathers will be presented with this honor. The award recognizes men who have made family a priority while balancing their careers and community involvement, and ultimately, it furthers the Father’s Day Council’s goal of generating awareness of the importance of fatherhood while also benefitting the American Diabetes Association.

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This year’s honorees, who will join more than 50 Phoenix-area Father of the Year alumni, will be recognized for their commitment to their children and the values of fatherhood. These role model fathers are: Andrew Garcia, executive vice president of sales at Dogswell; Glenn Hamer, CEO and president of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry; and Dr. Jason Kolber, co-director of Living Inline. The Father of the Year Awards, which includes a reception and dinner, will take place at the Arizona Biltmore. Hats off to you, fathers!

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out “Beyond seeing the entire distilling process, we had the chance to walk through the steps of how they actually make their barrels, including the intricate toasting and storage process,” McLaughlin says, noting that there was also a lot of tasting to find a flavor profile to fit their needs. The resulting product, which debuted at Bourbon Steak this spring, has been so popular that they are even using it to season their hand-rolled cigars and in a newly created menu of high-end craft cocktails. www.scottsdaleprincess.com.

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Three places creating a stir with privately bottled spirits BY ALISON BAILIN BATZ


ith more than 70 major hotels and resorts in the greater Scottsdale area, many of them boasting award-winning restaurants, bars and lounges that cater to the chic neighborhood clientele just as often as they do to overnight guests, how does one set itself apart? “By giving our guests an experience – or series of experiences – that they can’t get anywhere else,” says Andrew McLaughlin, general manager of Bourbon Steak at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. “But if you would have told us 10 years

As an early adopter of the custom barrel concept, Proof first partnered with Buffalo Trace two years ago on a private bottling of their bourbon. “After a couple years with Buffalo Trace, we wanted to offer our return guests and locals a little change in taste. Enter a custom barrel of Russell’s Reserve Bourbon,” says Shaun Adams, the resort’s sommelier. “This bourbon offers more spice and less caramel than the Buffalo Trace, while still being smooth and oaky.” www.fourseasons.com/scottsdale. ago that we would find an experience like that at the bottom of a barrel, we might have thought you were nuts.” Alas, that sentiment rings true. Today, several of the Valley’s hottest resorts are sending their teams on cross-country adventures seeking high-end spirits, often aged in barrels like wine, to bring back for their exclusive use. Here’s a look at three resorts leading the trend.

Bourbon Steak at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess “When we heard that Tom Bulleit, who famously resurrected his great, great, great grandfather’s recipes in 1987, might be open to working on an exclusive barrel partnership, our resort beverage manager Matt Doerr and I immediately flew to Louisville, Kentucky, home of Bulleit’s Stitzel-Weller Distillery,” McLaughlin says. Their mission: Become the first venue in the country to have a private bottling of the Bulleit 10-Year Bourbon. SO SCOTTSDALE! |

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Westin Kierland Resort & Spa “There is only one place to get Tequila – Mexico,” says Matt Allen, beverage specialist at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa. “So across the border we went to Jalisco, where they make Casa Herradura, the only all-natural tequila in the world.” Distilled not once, but twice, to preserve only the best of the alcohol, the tequila is aged, much like the bourbon, in new oak barrels for taste, color and smoothness. In 2015, Allen’s team selected its own barrel of Casa Herradura Double Barrel Reposado once it was tasted, approved and authenticated by the master distiller. “We can’t decide how guests prefer it – in one of our craft cocktails, our margaritas or on its own with a lime,” Allen says. “It’s going too fast. We are due for another trip down south soon!” www.kierlandresort.com.

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HIGH COUNTRY HAPPENINGS Three cool reasons to escape the Valley’s summer heat

while adrenaline junkies can get their fix by watching a stunt show of extreme sports (think backflips on BMX bikes). There’s also a family friendly section with games like horseshoe, Jenga, cornhole and bocce. Venture out on Friday evening to enjoy a wine dinner, with six wineries and six chefs plus an after-hours Western party, and if you want to make a weekend out of it, there is tent and RV camping onsite. www.tiltedearthfestival.com.


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urviving summertime in Scottsdale just got a lot easier thanks to three oneof-a-kind events taking place throughout June in Arizona’s high country.

Illuminate Film Festival, June 1-5 If you’re interested in a festival that speaks to your mind, body and soul, then the Illuminate Film festival is your ticket to cinematic enlightenment. This four-day fest two hours north in Sedona focuses on “conscious cinema.” It features a variety of films and workshops that enlighten the public on health, healing, spirituality, nature, meditation and creative expression, seeking to showcase films that empower others to live kinder, wiser, more enlightened lives. Audiences are able to become fully engaged in the films, as many of the movies are followed by a Q&A panel with the filmmakers,

performers and directors. Not only will you leave refreshed from the cooler temps, but also from the films themselves. www.illuminatefilmfestival.com.

Tilted Earth Festival, June 16-18 The Tilted Earth Festival is heading into its third year in Cottonwood, about two hours north of Scottsdale, where it will unite music lovers, foodies and outdoor enthusiasts in one place. With 13 northern Arizona wineries, two craft breweries and food trucks galore, this event won’t let your taste buds down! Art lovers can view artwork and merchandise from local artists and listen to live music,


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Located at an altitude of 7,000 feet, the Flagstaff Blues & Brews festival is, quite literally, a cool festival just 2 ½ hours from Scottsdale. The event celebrates soulful blues music and tasty brews, all while supporting youth arts programs throughout northern Arizona. Four years ago, this event was founded by a mother-anddaughter team who wanted to showcase rhythm and blues while giving back to the community, so they partnered with Restore Arts, a Phoenix-based nonprofit that strives to keep the arts alive in public schools. Tune into musicians ranging from local bands to artists from the Arizona Blues Hall of Fame and National Blues Hall of Fame, as well as Grammy Awardwinning artists and Blues Music Awardwinning artists. And, of course, festivalgoers can sip suds from local breweries that pair perfectly with the selection of food vendors. www.flagstaffblues.com.

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FRED TIEKEN Young at heart and coloring the art world BY NICOLE ROYSE


red Tieken is an accomplished artist whose work is expressionistic in style, highlighting personal subjects and experiences through irony and wit. Taking cues from street art, Tieken’s work creates an explosion of color using subjects subtly abstracted and brought to life with a bold color palette and heavy outlining of figures and words. When asked about his work Tieken states that “painting is like baring his soul


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to the world.” This level of emotional commitment comes across vividly in his work. Reminiscent of Basquiat, his paintings are mesmerizing, offering striking imagery filled with great emotion and an intimacy that’s truly refreshing and genuine. “I create colorful paintings that are often peppered with shrewd observations, wry social commentary and smart symbolism,” Tieken says. Tieken began his career as a musician, and then transitioned into a successful graphic design career, ultimately turning to painting after retirement. Painting has been liberating for Tieken, allowing him the freedom to paint whatever he wants, which is a departure from the constraints of his prior graphic design career. Since beginning his painting career, he has quickly garnered a stellar reputation as an artist and has been managed by his wife Gail. Tieken splits his time between studios in Paradise Valley and Venice, California, regularly exhibiting throughout the local area and Los Angeles. He’s exhibited his artwork in both solo and group exhibitions around the nation, including Arizona, California, Miami and New York City, showing in a variety of esteemed venues such as Aqua Art Miami, LA Art Show, Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, Bergamot Station, Agora Gallery, ARTELPHX, The Monorchid and the Herberger Theater Center. His artwork has garnered numerous awards in addition to being featured in numerous publications. Recently, Tieken built a stunning, mid-century modern gallery and studio in Paradise Valley – dubbed Tieken Studio and Gallery AZ – which will showcase his artwork in addition to other national and international artists. Currently, Tieken is in the midst of planning the fall season for his gallery as well as a busy summer season exhibiting his work in Phoenix and Los Angeles. To learn more about artist Fred Tieken, visit www.fredtieken.com.

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cuisine Old Town Scottsdale’s Counter Intuitive is known for its rotating theme and menu that garner inspiration from a person, place or era (think Havana nights or Bourbon Street). We chatted with Garrison Whiting, executive chef and recent Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame “Best Upcoming Chef” nominee, and got the dish on the latest theme. DID YOU ALWAYS KNOW YOU WANTED TO BECOME A CHEF? Pretty much. When I was four years old, my mom opened Kitchen Classics, which was located on 44th Street and Thomas Road until 2009. It focused on kitchenware, but it also regularly welcomed local and touring chefs for cooking classes and workshops. In between sweeping floors and stocking shelves, I learned from some of the best in the business. By 19, I had more than a decade of experience. EXPLAIN THE CONCEPT BEHIND COUNTER INTUITIVE. Last year, our team at Cowboy Ciao, where I’ve worked as a chef for six years, had the opportunity to adapt the space next door. Rather than focus on food with wine as we did at Cowboy Ciao and Kazimierz World Wine Bar, we decided to focus on food with cocktails – and kitsch. The theme of Counter Intuitive changes every few months, as does the menu. We launched with a New Orleans Estate Sale theme in 2015, complete with a backstory of a fictitious Southern gentleman who passed away. The cocktail and food menus, as you can imagine, followed the theme and focused on Southern specialties.

CHEF CONVERSATIONS In the kitchen with Garrison Whiting of Counter Intuitive BY ALISON BAILIN BATZ PHOTO BY MARK MORGAN

TELL US ABOUT THE CURRENT THEME. The theme is Agua Caliente Racetrack: Opening Day 1929, which opened in the border town of Tijuana in 1929 and cost $2.5 million. Being on the border, yet offering such a high-end attraction as horseracing, the venue had an interesting mix of wealthy Americans coming to gamble and resident Mexicans who operated the space. Our menu reflects that – a mix of dishes that would be served to the American gamblers as well as Mexican comfort foods. WHAT ARE SOME HIGHLIGHTS ON THE CURRENT MENU? Shrimp was in high demand then, so we created a play on shrimp cocktail to appease our fictitious wealthy American clientele. We plate it in antique goblets and offer a side of tequila, which guests can pour into their goblet, creating the best Blood Maria ever. In honor of our fictitious Mexican patrons and workers, we have a breakfast burrito. While it doesn’t sound fancy, we make our own in-house chorizo, and it uses my secret mole recipe. Counter Intuitive, 7133 E. Stetson Drive, Scottsdale; drink@counterintuitiveaz.com.


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Nellie Cashman’s reimagines the historic Claret Snap BY ALISON BAILIN BATZ PHOTO COURTESY OF WESTIN KIERLAND



rom Wyatt Earp to Billy the Kid, the Old West is littered with colorful male characters. But one notable female is Nellie Cashman. “Nicknamed the ‘The Angel of the Mining Camp,’ Nellie was a nurse, boarding house owner and even restaurateur in Arizona in the 1880s,” says Matt Allen, beverage specialist at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa. “Nellie Cashman’s pays homage to her and Arizona’s Old West.” The food is an elevated version of Old West favorites, including an impressive selection of prime cuts of beef from select ranches across Arizona. “For the cocktail menu, we took actual recipes popular in the late 1800s and reinterpreted them for a 21st-century audience,” Allen says. “Enter the Claret Snap.” According to Allen, whiskey- and bourbon-based cocktails really took hold of the American palate in the 1880s, thanks to the whiskey sour. The Claret Snap ($12) is a variation of this cocktail using a surprisingly popular ingredient from the Old West – red wine! “Claret is actually a blanket term used in the Old West for any type of red wine,” Allen says. “A float of red wine was often used to make whiskey sours, ironically, a little less sour.” Allen’s Claret Snap stays mostly true to the original recipe, which uses a whiskey, fresh lemon, homemade simple syrup and a red wine float on top. He does, however, substitute the generic whiskey with Copper City Bourbon from AZ Distilling Company to give it a little more Arizona flavor, quite literally. Nellie Cashman’s, 6902 E. Greenway Pkwy., Scottsdale; 480.624.1202; www.kierlandresort.com.


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Supercool Beat the heat at five resorts It’s that time of year. Temperatures are hot, hot, hot – and only getting hotter. Luckily, there are a plethora of resorts (and their respective pools) to keep us cool. While many locals opt to escape to cooler climes during the summer, sometimes you simply can’t be gone for, oh, the next five months. With that we say, if you’re in town, you’re in luck! Five area resorts have spectacular specials and pools aplenty to help keep you and your crew way cool. BY CHELSEA YOUNG

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With Camelback Mountain as its backdrop, The Phoenician offers 250 acres of relaxation, indulgence and luxury. At the heart of it all is The Phoenician’s Pool Complex, which encompasses seven sparkling pools – including the massive, 112,000-gallon, hand-laid Mother-of-Pearl Pool – with chilled-out digs perfect for the family or if you’re flying sans kiddos. Through Aug. 31, summer rates start at $169 per night. 6000 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale; 480.941.8200; www.thephoenician.com.

Summer Specials AquaMermaid School Learn to glide through the resort’s pools with the grace of a mermaid (or merman) with the help of a colorful tail and fin. This 60-minute program is available for adults as well, providing an alternative core workout (it’s bikini season, after all!). Open to ages seven and older. $70 per person. Available every FridaySunday through Sept. 5. Reservations required; call 480.423.2572. iPad Scavenger Huts Solve puzzles and brush up on your local history with an interactive scavenger hunt that leads you to track down iconic locations throughout The Phoenician. A complimentary iPad is available through the resort concierge.

For the Kids The family friendly Surge Splash Pad features falling buckets of water, misting turtles and lady bugs, and water cannons. Add to the thrill factor (adults, too!) with the 165-foot waterslide. The nearby Surge Bar offers kid-friendly items, spanning kid cocktails (try the Lava Flow: strawberry and pina colada “surging” together), beach blanket hummus equipped with pitas and veggies, and sweet treats like Italian ice.

For the Adults Even with the buzz of kid activity, there are plenty of places for poolside solitude. On the food front, Surge Bar has a menu of refreshing tropical cocktails and food selections such as Baja fish tacos or a burger on a housemade Brioche bun. Stay extra-cool in a private cabana with your own dedicated server and plenty of convenient amenities:

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$40 | 3-course menu at J&G Steakhouse $30 | Afternoon Tea (Monday - Friday) $20 | 2-course menu at Relish Burger Bistro

*Subject to availability. Cannot be combined with any other discounts or offers. Some restrictions may apply. Basic room rate does not include $29 resort charge imposed per room per night, and state/local taxes. Must be 18 or older to enter contest. Social media posts must use the hashtag #PhoenicianSplash. Rates valid May 27 - August 31, 2016.


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Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North Retreat to an outdoor oasis among stunning desert terrain and unparalleled views of Pinnacle Peak at the Four Seasons Resort. The three pools (an adult, a children’s and a main pool) are thoughtfully surrounded by foliage, cabanas and trellises – with misters, too – that work in harmony to keep you cool. At one end of the main pool is a children’s swimming area, giving kids a place to splish and splash. At the opposite end, an adult whirlpool feels a world away, providing a place for a soothing soak. Through Sept. 1, special pricing for locals starts at $179 per night. 10600 E. Crescent Moon Drive, Scottsdale; 480.515.5700; www.fourseasons.com/scottsdale.

Family Fun Mom and Dad, you can rest assured that the Four Seasons will allow you to get some R & R. Relax at the pool while the troops head off to the “Kids For All Seasons” program, a children’s camp that features a variety of daily interactive programming such as a pingpong table, Lego table, board games, movies and crafts, as well as the opportunity to swim. After the sun goes down, the Four Seasons offers Dive-In movies for the entire family every Saturday night, accompanied by a themed buffet. On Thursday nights, soak up the scenic views – and

learn something too – with stargazing led by a professional astronomer.

Cabanas + Enhancements Standard poolside cabanas are available on a complimentary first-come, firstserved basis, but for the ultimate in poolside luxury, park yourself at one of two upgraded cabanas (reservations needed). With this, you’ll enjoy the likes of a handcrafted Arizona Mai Tai upon arrival, private bar stocked with water, soft drinks and iced teas, an afternoon snack and cocktail, a 40-inch flat-screen TV and iPad, a Four Seasons sun kit and entertainment such as board games and magazines. Perhaps you’re celebrating a new baby, an anniversary or you simply want to pamper yourself. Further upgrade a luxury cabana with these themed additions: Baby-moon ($130): includes an incabana head/neck/shoulder massage, a mocktail and a take-home baby gift. Romance ($165): enjoy sparkling Gruet, chocolate-covered strawberries, rose petals and an in-cabana spa treatment. Spa ($170): includes a custom incabana massage, a dry manicure or pedicure and a trio of healthy juice shooters. As if that wasn’t enough, you can also opt to personalize your own luxury experience by choosing from a selection of offerings (prices vary).


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Weekends of Wellness Head to the Barre On June 18, July 16 and Aug. 20, spend a “Day at the Barre,” where you can enjoy an energizing barre class in the resort’s Movement Studio, a reinvigorating 25-minute spa service, access to the pool for the day and a complimentary specialty cocktail, all for $129. Open to non-resort guests, too. Global Wellness Day From June 11 to 12, the resort will celebrate Global Wellness Day with wellnessoriented spa, fitness and food offerings for locals and resort guests alike. The program will kick-off each day with two outdoor yoga classes: one for adults and one tailored toward families with children ages four to 10, starting at $20 for adults and $10 for children. Every Yogi will also receive a healthy smoothie as part of the experience. Resort guests during this event will have health-focused amenities available, including superfood-inspired dishes at Talavera, fresh-pressed juices and healthy poolside treats.

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what will yours be?

create your summer memories with us Intriguing characters, an enviable setting, and a plot that’s, well, entirely up to you. Is it a romantic comedy, action-adventure, or fun for the whole family? Maybe it’s all three, or something entirely different. Whatever it may be, it’s all yours. It’s time for your summer story to start at Four Seasons.


$179 per night*

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• Luxuriously appointed casitas • Complimentary treats served poolside • World-class cuisine, from casual to upscale dining • Amazing setting with incredible sunset views • Complimentary Kids For All Seasons program • Summer events and activities for all ages • Summer spa happy hour and seasonal treatments

FOR RESERVATIONS CALL 480.513.5039 or visit fourseasons.com/scottsdale *Rates start at $179 per night Sunday through Thursday; weekend rates vary during season. Based on availability, exclusive of taxes. Cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion. Other restrictions may apply. Valid through 09-01-2016.

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The Pools

Become a Member Feeling like you want to call The Saguaro’s pool home for the summer, or maybe for an entire year? Join the hotel’s Swim & Spa Membership Club to get access to both pools and the Jacuzzi (perfect for the cooler months), plus the fitness center. You’ll also get one hotel stay per year, 20 percent off spa treatments, 20 percent off food and beverage, and discounts on Scottsdale tours and hikes – score! Six months, $200; year-long membership, $300.

Hip and happening, The Saguaro’s two pools are the place to see and been seen in downtown Scottsdale this summer. Originally built in the 1960s, The Saguaro features retro-chic decor in bold colors inside and out. Eye-popping hues of hot pink, bright orange and cheery yellow surround the pool on walls, in cabanas and among the lounge seating and umbrellas. The staycation offer, available through Sept. 5, starts at $79 per night and includes 20 percent off food and beverage during your stay. 4000 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale; 480.308.1100; www.thesaguaro.com.


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The resort’s Calma pool is – you guessed it – a calmer, more relaxed pool. This is the place for those who feel like kicking back with a good book or letting the gentle flow from the pool’s waterfall lure to you sleep. Over at the aptly named Picante pool, things heat up indeed. This livelier lagoon features a Top 40 radio station broadcast on select Saturdays from 12 to 6 p.m. ($25 for non-hotel guests), while on other select Saturdays, DJ Sean Derek gets the poolside party going with fun music (free to non-hotel guests). Throughout both pool areas there are more than 70 lounge chairs and a total of eight daybeds, both available on a firstcome, first-served basis. Four cabanas are available to rent at the Picante pool.

Eat + Drink On Saturdays and Sundays, nosh on down-home cooking with barbecue-style food offerings at the pool. And in true weekend form, a Bloody Mary bar from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. both days sets each drink up with habanero- and cucumber-infused vodka as the base, then the rest is up to you! Fixings include blue cheese-stuffed olives, garlic-stuffed Kalamata olives, pepperoncini, bacon and Tapatio hot sauce for a spicy kick. A 16-ounce glass is $15.

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Locals Rate



Weekend Pool Events Summer Spa Specials Summer Getaway Packages

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A Staycation for Foodies If you plan your trips around meals, then The Uptown Dine Around Escape package may be just for you. With this, not only do you get perks like an elegant, mountain view king room, two cocktails to enjoy poolside and complimentary valet parking, but you’ll also get dinner for two at select restaurants in the Biltmore area. Choose from The Gladly, The Capital Grille, Seasons 52, Christopher’s Restaurant & Crush Lounge or The Camby’s own eatery, Artizen. Rates start at $229 per night, or make it a double and stay two nights with The Double Take Escape, which includes all the same offerings for $299.

The 24-hour rooftop pool at one of the Valley’s newest properties, The Camby Hotel in the Biltmore, will be the hotspot for urbanites to chill this summer – complete with an expansive sundeck, lounge chairs and cabanas. The Rooftop Pool & Bar serves up frosty tropical beverages to lounge away the day. Or, if you’re the more active type, start up a game of poolside pingpong. Guests can dine on a scrumptious selection of burgers, tacos and sandwiches from a special rooftop menu. When the sun goes down, the entertainment continues with colorful, changing pool lights and films playing on the SkyWall starting at dusk on Saturday and Sunday nights, beginning June 10. Summer rates start at $159 per night. 2401 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix; 602.468.0700; www.thecamby.com.

Summertime Sounds Music lovers will especially enjoy the audio events taking place at this boutique hotel. Artizen, a restaurant featuring seasonal, upscale American cuisine – with a touch of the Southwest – will also dish out Artizen Live every Thursday and Friday from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. On Saturdays, get your music fix both indoors and out. At the pool, a DJ keeps the party rockin’ from 3 to 6 p.m. starting June 10. The sounds continue on Saturday evenings starting at 8 p.m. at The Bees Knees, a classic cocktail bar buzzing with masterfully created concoctions. A special series called Unplugged,


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which will highlight local up-and-coming talent, sets the perfect backdrop for noshing on artisan appetizers and libations such as the Mexican Disappearing Mango, an agave cocktail with Arette blanco tequila, Ancho Reyes ancho chile liqueur, lime and mango.

Camby Cabanas A Camby Cabana rental ($59) includes: two plush lounge chairs, unlimited infused iced water, skewers of seasonal fresh fruit, two cocktails of your choice, cooling misters and cool towels. And depending on the occasion, there are a few ways you can enhance your cabana experience: For $20, rekindle your love with the Revelry Romance package. You’ll get a plate of chocolate-covered berries and a split of Champagne or wine. If you’re with your gal pals, for $30 turn your cabana into a Girls Cabana, with a basket of magazines to catch up on the latest trends, lunch for two from the Rooftop Pool & Bar menu – with options including a hummus, cucumber, tomato, and pita tray with fresh veggies – and four signature pool cocktails. Harness your inner Zen by adding $45 to your cabana rental to get a 30-minute in-cabana spa treatment. Or, for $65, opt for the Poolside Pamper, which includes a foot and leg massage followed by an invigorating foot scrub, an Artizen fresh juice of the day, a locally grown fresh vegetable and dip tray, and cooling, deliciously scented towels.

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When every captivating moment is filled with quirky elegance and serious fun, you’ve arrived at The Camby, in the vibrant Biltmore Entertainment District. So, go ahead and stare. We understand that when irreverence meets sophistication, double takes ensue. Welcome to the refined revelry of summer, curated.

Uptown Dine Around Escape Or, make it a double (two-night stay, that is) with a...

Double Take Escape


Travel + Leisure

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JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa The playground of pools at the 316acre JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa is like a water wonderland for everyone, especially the kids. With five pools – including a lazy river and an adults-only spa pool – plus two hot tubs, an 89-foot waterslide and a kids splash pad, there’s no shortage of H2O fun. Add to that the family focused activities and summer specials, and you may want to stay at your staycation longer than planned. Summer rates start at $159 per night. 5350 E. Marriott Drive, Phoenix; 480.293.5000; www.jwdesertridge.com.

Kidding Around This resort definitely keeps kiddos top of mind. On Fridays, young ones can become their own top chef with a pizza-making challenge, followed by roasting s’mores and gettin’ groovy at a Wii dance party. Every Saturday, enjoy poolside music paired with lots of water fun: a lazy river rubber duck race, water balloon toss and “Water Wars,” an interactive poolside game show. Cap off your Saturday night with a dive-in movie complete with nachos and a quesadilla bar.

On Sundays, kids can create picture frames as well as master the art of decorating cakes and cookies with a pastry chef.

Come to Life Packages Come to life (yes, really!) with two summer specials: the Come to Life Golf Package and Come to Life Spa Package, both offered through Sept. 15 with rates starting at $179 per night. While both packages grant you a $50 daily resort credit, waived resort fee and complimentary meals for kids under 12, the golf package includes unlimited golf for four golfers staying in the same room, 20 percent off spa treatments and access to the Family Escape Center, an activity area with tech fun and games galore. If the spa is more of your scene, the spa package gives you the ultimate gift in relaxation – one 50-minute spa treatment per day. That’s right, for each day of your staycation, you can be rubbed, scrubbed and pampered. You’ll also get discounts in retail shops and on additional spa services. After all, there’s nothing like the greens or a bit of spa time rejuvenation to soothe the soul.


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Fun Facts The resort has some pretty interesting tidbits regarding behind-the-scenes operations. Boost your know-how here: Gluten-free? No problem! The horticulture team harvests mesquite pods from the property’s mesquite trees and they’re ground into gluten-free mesquite flour to use in dishes such as the pancakes at Stonegrill. The resort harvests its own bees, which produce honey that is utilized throughout the restaurants in various recipes. There’s always a queen bee, right? Well, the resort has three: Honey Bee Bee, Beeyonce and Beeatrice. A 21,000-square-foot organic Chef’s Garden features approximately 10 varieties of vegetables per season and 10 different types of herbs – all used in the restaurant and banquet kitchens. You can even tour this popular garden and sample what’s currently growing while learning something, too! Revive Spa has a signature line of products that utilizes herbs from the Chef’s Garden, including lavender, rosemary, sweet marjoram, mint, sage, thyme and hyssop. Once the herbs are grown and picked, they are sent to Sedona where Body Bliss creates the spa’s products. Try the healing Turquoise Blue Sage Body Ritual ($235).

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The real beauty of this moment is having the time to lose yourself in it. Your best summer yet awaits you at JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa. Come to life and explore 316 acres of fun with five sparkling pools, lazy river and water slide, championship golf, award-winning spa, five restaurants, unlimited recreation and resort activities for every member of the family.

Come to Life Golf Package: rates starting at $179 plus a $50 resort credit, unlimited golf and free kids meals. Come to Life Spa Package: rates starting at $239 plus a $50 resort credit, one Swedish massage and free kids meals. Visit www.SummerAtJWDesertRidge.com.

Valid seven days a week through 9/15/16 based on availability. Packages are for up to two adults and three children (15 years and under) per guest room. Free golf offer is available from 3:00 pm on the day of arrival and after 11:00 am each day after.Complimentary meals for children 12 years of age and under are from the kid’s menu in Meritage and stonegrill.Credit may be applied toward Marriott managed outlets only. Limited number of rooms are available for this promotion. Tax is additional. Offer does not apply to groups of 10 or more rooms. Offer cannot be combined with any other promotions. Blackout dates may apply. Advance reservations required. Other restrictions apply. Rates are per room, per night and based on availability at the time of reservations. ©2016 Marriott International.

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Mark your territory with these macho items


(Clockwise from top) Electronic dartboard cabinet, Arachnid, $499.99 at Dick’s Sporting Goods, 480.240.4409. LED marquee bar sign, $69.95 at Pier 1 Imports, 480.922.3987. Bar tool set, Marquis by Waterford, $89 at Nordstrom, 480.946.4111. Leather bergere chair, Old Hickory Tannery, $3,899 at www.horchow.com. Wood bar cabinet, Java, $799.95 at Pier 1 Imports. SO SCOTTSDALE! |

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For the highly sophisticated man, let us introduce an equally sophisticated scent. Clive Christian’s No. 1 Perfume Spray for Men is recognized by the “Guinness Book of World Records” as the world’s most expensive perfume, crafted from the finest natural ingredients and essential oils. Housed within a luxurious painted gold bottle, the Oriental-inspired fragrance reveals notes of bergamot, cardamom, ylang-ylang, cedarwood, sandalwood and vanilla, lending a warm amber scent. This extraordinary essence welcomes you to the pinnacle of excellence in the art of fragrance. $865 at Neiman Marcus, 480.990.2100. JUNE 2016 |

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Plunge-worthy products for a day at the pool


(Clockwise from top left ) Camouflage tote bag, $35-$45 at www.llbean.com. Slide sandal, Gucci, $175 at Nordstrom, www.nordstrom.com. Orange swim trunks, $39 at www.jackthreads.com. Short-sleeve rash guard, $39.99 each at www.swimzip.com. Matte gunmetal sunglasses, Prada, $399 at Optics of Scottsdale, 480.991.0509. Scala sun hat, Dorfman Pacific, $45 at At-Ease, 480.947.3800. SO SCOTTSDALE! |

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Arizona’s original Cadillac dealer, now with Buick and GMC

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(Clockwise from top left) Brown woven slip-on, M. Gemi, $228 at www.mgemi.com. Black-and-navy check backpack, Burberry, $1,495 at Saks Fifth Avenue, 602.955.8000. Tegra-Lite Max medium expandable suitcase, Tumi, $895 at Nordstrom, 480.946.4111. Blue passport wallet, $150 at www.shinola.com. Crocodile double-zip toiletry bag, Santiago Gonzalez, $1,775 at Neiman Marcus, 480.990.2100. SoundLink on-ear headphones, $249.95 at www.bose.com. SO SCOTTSDALE! |

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“I truly enjoy creating positive changes for my patients� Joseph Berardi, M.D. Board Certified Plastic Surgeon


Also referred to as blepharoplasty, eyelid surgery truly transforms an aging look to an instead much more rested and youthful appearance. The eye area is one of the first areas to show the signs of aging and because of the excess eyelid skin, we tend to look tired, angry or sad. Since the eye area is so central to our facial expressions, surgery to rejuvenate the eyelids can have a tremendous impact on the overall appearance of the face. The down time from surgery is limited with minimal discomfort.



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ELEVATED ESSENTIALS Everyday products for the discerning man



ach man has his own daily routine, using products that he considers vital to keep himself looking and feeling wellgroomed. But, just because these staples are used every day doesn’t mean they need to be average. It’s all about the experience and embracing life’s small pleasures, so men, take those basics and upgrade them to a luxurious replacement. Here are five worthy rivals for your collection.

Kiehl’s “Close-Shavers” Squadron Ultimate Brushless Shave Cream, White Eagle Want a smooth and clean shave? Grab your razor and never look back using Kiehl’s white eagle cream. Minimize the cuts, dryness and shave time – and maximize your skin’s overall appearance. Containing menthol and camphor, this rich formula creates an enjoyable and “cool” shave experience while giving you an extremely close shave. $16-$24 at Neiman Marcus, 480.990.2100. Clarisonic Alpha Fit Men’s Cleaning System It’s time to throw those washcloths out and reward your skin with a healthier practice. Though the Clarisonic may be small, it is extremely powerful and works wonders on your face, neck and hands. With two available speed settings, it cleans and revitalizes the skin, removing impurities, sebum and surface-level pigmentation. Use this product prior to your shave and notice the impressive improvements. New skin, new you! $189 at Saks Fifth Avenue, 602.955.8000. Revision Skincare Brightening Facial Wash Bright and radiant skin paves the way for a bright and radiant life. Dab a nickel-size amount of this face wash onto your Clarisonic and your skin will instantly feel lighter, brighter and tighter. It illuminates the skin with radiantboosting vitamin C and extracts of licorice and lily while cleansing with Alpha and Beta Hydroxy Acids, working its magic on your skin without stripping it of its natural moisture content. Say farewell to premature signs of aging with the antioxidant protection you’ll receive! $30 at MD Skin Lounge, 480.878.5213. Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25 The name says it all – intense is right. Allow your lips to experience the therapy that Jack Black balm has to offer. With shea butter and avocado oil as the main ingredients, it softens and hydrates any chapped or irritated lips. Unlike most balms, this formula is long-lasting and ultra-healing without leaving behind that greasy or sticky residue. $7.50 at Nordstrom, 480.946.4111. Lush Cosmetics Dirty Springwash Shower Gel Feel as though you’re taking a refreshing dip in a mountain spring, and soak up cooling, tingly spearmint and menthol crystals with this shower gel. Glycerin and sea salt aide in softening hair and skin, and with its minty and somewhat citrusy scent, one could describe this shower gel as a little pick-me-up. If you’re trying to stay cool during the summer heat, lather on this cult classic and take on the day. $9.95-30.95 at Lush Cosmetics, 480.946.5874.


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



Being a blue eyed blond I was worried that my eyebrows would look overdone 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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haute property


all in love with panoramic mountain vistas from every room in this stunning four-bedroom, five-bathroom Scottsdale Mountain custom home that features elegant, Old World finishes. A private paver drive leads to the 4,415-square-foot home’s dramatic front entry, with custom iron doors that open to formal living and dining spaces showcasing unsurpassed mountain views. To the left, additional living areas include a spacious family room with an oversized fireplace, a


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luxuriously appointed chef’s kitchen and a wet bar with custom cabinetry. Three beautifully sized guest suites, a hallway desk with storage and an expansive laundry room complete this wing. The split master suite feels like a sanctuary, with gorgeous desert views and an elegantly appointed bath with brand-new tile flooring detail, a walk-in shower, a soaking tub and two large closets. Just off the master suite is a cozy library/den, complete with French doors and a powder room. Outside, enjoy southerly views of the mountains and city lights, all highlighted by the dramatic flow of the infinity pool, spa and water feature, plus a cozy fire pit. A custom outdoor fireplace seating area and built-in barbecue add to the ambiance of this impressive backyard living space. The location is merely steps from Scottsdale Mountain’s community tennis courts and minutes from highly acclaimed Scottsdale schools, including the district’s only International Baccalaureate high school: Desert Mountain High School. 12955 E. Desert Trail, Scottsdale, AZ 85259. Listed for $1,425,000 with Sally Cashman, Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty, 602.339.2680 or sally.cashman@russlyon.com.

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vital stats: 2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG


Price: $119,900-$217,900 Price as tested: $221,675 Seating: 4 Engine: 6.0-L, bi-turbo V-12

An SUV with extreme luxury

Horsepower: 621 hp Fuel economy: 11/13 mpg city/highway (G65 model) Fab features: The awe of exclusivity Superpower-like off-road capabilities Chrome-tipped side pipes



t’s a military vehicle in most of the world, used by the United States Marine Corps. In the civilian market, it’s hugely popular with professional athletes, cardiothoracic surgeons (oddly) and bad guys in action movies – a vehicle known for its luxury feel and rugged appeal. Does it really have its own star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame? The G-Class, otherwise known as the Geländewagen (German for “off-road vehicle”), has been built in Graz, Austria, largely unchanged since 1979. Each handmade G-Wagen takes 10 days to build and only 54 are produced each day. The entry-level G550 starts at $119,900 and the AMG G65 trim cashes out at an incredible $217,900, landing in Bentley territory. While only a few

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thousand are sold in the U.S. each year, even at those prices, they fly out of dealerships, with a waiting list to get one. I recently spent time behind the wheel of three G-Wagen models in and around Moab, Utah. Even with the tarted up, demilitarized version, the military ergonomics are thinly disguised: a huge step up into the cabin, comfortable but erect seating position, and minimal legroom both front and back. Each iteration was finished in exquisite red Nappa diamond quilted designo leather, anthracite poplar wood and carbon fiber, and equipped with all the latest technology. The base G-Wagen is powered by a new, twin-turbocharged, 416-horsepower, 4.0-liter V-8 engine, matched to a sevenspeed automatic transmission. Power was more than adequate with sweet melodic exhaust notes. I spent most of my time in the 621-horsepower, 6.0-liter, bi-turbo V-12 model that included dual chrome-tipped side pipes, outrageous 21-inch twin fivespoke alloy wheels, matte-finish silver paint and a chrome-polished brush bar up front. But colossal horsepower and huge tires do nothing for the G’s primitive driving and handling dynamics. The steering response is imprecise, causing the vehicle to wander almost aimlessly on the highway. The brakes are disappointing, the vehicle’s high center of gravity contributes to excessive body roll, and there is little in the way of confident handling. If those deficiencies aren’t enough of a buzzkill, the G65, even with its massive horsepower, was not fast. I felt little performance difference between it and the V-8, and actually preferred the sound of the smaller engine. Still, none of these issues, the mpg rating, nor the price will deter celebrities and the like from lining up to get one. Why? Because it just screams style and status. And, of course, one has a reputation to uphold. Automotive writer Jim Prueter is a spokesperson for AAA. You can catch him on several local TV stations and can reach him at jmprueter@yahoo.com.


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ilwaukee and nearby Kenosha offer great escapes from the Arizona heat during the summer months with abundant food finds, festivals galore, world-class museums and true Americana – all about a 3 1/2 hour flight from Phoenix.

Milwaukee’s Historic Downtown Milwaukee is a metropolitan city on the western shore of Lake Michigan. One of the best ways to explore is with a stroll along the two-mile long RiverWalk. This 20-block area along the Milwaukee River connects downtown with the Historic Third Ward, the city’s arts and fashion district. As you wander, you can peruse a variety of public art in the RiverSculpture! outdoor art gallery. There are 20 art sculptures on display, including the Bronze Fonz (a la “Happy Days”) on the southeast corner of Wells Street and the RiverWalk.


Luxury Stay at The Pfister Hotel A visit to Milwaukee is only complete with a stay at the iconic AAA Four Diamond Pfister Hotel, which houses the largest collection of Victorian paintings of any hotel in the world. At the Pfister, you can feel the 19thcentury elegance of the hotel, which was built in 1893, but enjoy modern amenities. Be sure to head up to Blu on the hotel’s 23rd floor, where you can savor a classic cocktail as you watch the sun set over the city’s skyline.

Historic Third Ward Just south of downtown is the Historic Third Ward, a six square block area filled with art galleries, theaters, boutiques and specialty stores. The area’s remodeled warehouses showcase 19th-century Americana. Be sure to visit the Milwaukee Public Market – this hub of activity is reminiscent of the great European food markets. You’ll find local Wisconsin products, including cheeses, creams and candies. For other eats and drinks, sample more than 30 craft beers on tap at Cafe Benelux & Market; pick up cheese from local dairies at West Allis Cheese &

Day Trip to Kenosha Sausage Shoppe; or sip a glass of wine, with more than 30 available by the glass, at Thief Wine Shop & Bar.

Museums Galore Whether you prefer the two-wheeled art of a classic Harley-Davidson motorcycle or the serenity of an American landscape oil painting, you’ll find it in Milwaukee. SO SCOTTSDALE! |

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The Milwaukee Art Museum houses more than 30,000 works of art. The museum’s Quadracci Pavilion, which opened in 2001, features signature wings that form a moveable sunscreen with a 217-foot wingspan. The Harley-Davidson Museum is an iconic Milwaukee attraction, and even those who might not be “hog” fans will find it intriguing. The collection illustrates the American story, with displays on the role Harley-Davidson has played in everything from war and politics to movies and music.


Kenosha sits less than an hour south of Milwaukee. A highlight each July is Taste of Wisconsin (July 29-31 this year). This free foodie feast, along on the lakeshore, features live music, a kids zone, more than 40 food vendors and four beverage gardens. Learn more visiting about Milwaukee and Kenosha at www.visitmilwaukee.com and www.visitkenosha.com.

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Pedego Electric Bikes’ newest model adds luxury to adventure


hether you’re a biking pro or novice, an electric bike is a fun and easy way to explore. Plus, as Valley temps heat up and northern Arizona’s mountains beckon, it’s the perfect accessory to a road trip. Old Town Scottsdale’s Pedego Electric Bikes offers a variety of twowheeled toys. Their newest model, the Trail Tracker IV, is Pedego’s answer to creating a stylish, fat-tire bike designed to weather all of Arizona’s terrain, including sand in the desert, gravel along bike paths and even snow up north during the winter. Priced upwards of $3,000, the Trail Tracker IV Pedego Electric Bike is perfect for those looking for a more luxurious approach to adventure. The Trail Tracker IV has four-inch fat tires to help riders easily navigate uneven ground, resulting in a smooth ride. As with all Pedego e-bikes, this model has the same functionalities of a traditional bicycle; riders can simply choose to “pedal or not” by using the batterycharged PedalSense Technology or

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frame with an integrated, 48-volt, 11-amp hour battery that can be charged on or off the bike, allowing for a more controlled and relaxed ride. This bike’s state-of-theart geared motor provides 500 watts of acceleration and hill-climbing strength for full control. The Trail Tracker IV also has top-of-the-line SRAM disc brakes for maximum stopping power. The bike is available in matte black with black, red, lime green or blue rims. Pedego offers scheduled maintenance for one year after purchase and can ship all models anywhere in the United States. So, regardless of where your father – or anyone, for that matter – lives, you can give the ultimate gift in electric biking. And speaking of fathers, Pedego is offering a Father’s Day special Sunday, June 19. All dads get one free rental hour on a Pedego Comfort Cruiser model. Happy trails! Pedego Electric Bikes, 6945 E. 5th Ave., Scottsdale; 480.994.4447; www.pedegoscottsdale.com.


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notMYkid invited guests for a night under the stars at Desert Foothills for a cowboy chic soiree, aptly named Boots-n-Bling, complete with s’mores by the campfire, hay wagon rides, cocktails, appetizers, dinner, a silent auction, games and dancing. Proceeds from this year’s event went directly toward funding notMYkid’s programs.


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Stars in Service Gala BY MIACHELLE DEPIANO

Jim and Ann Griffith

This gala was one of the largest gatherings of living Medal of Honor recipients. An honor march featured the Congressional Medal of Honor recipients spanning from World War II to present day and celebrated the culmination of founder Joe Foss’ centennial year as well as the 15th anniversary of the Joe Foss Institute. Funds raised benefitted the Joe Foss Institute and the Civics Education Initiative.

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PANDA Fashion Show and Luncheon BY BEN ARNOLD

The 17th annual “Children Helping Children” Fashion Show and Luncheon took place at The Phoenician. The event was chaired by Sandy Hobbs, Kristi Spiekerman and Lara Polachek, and proceeds helped fund the PANDA Personalized Pediatric Medicine Project and endowment. Jennifer Karas and Katrina Schaefer

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Harrison Lockhart and Jennifer Jepson

Fiesta Bowl Rugby & Balloon Classic BY DAVID APEJI

Presented by Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale, this rugby match took place between Arizona State University and Mexico. It also included an evening glow with giant hot air balloons, including the Arizona debut of two “Star Wars” balloons.

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Nicole Roberts, Theresa Kleinlein and Jen Storey

Tina Majerle and Steffani Meyers

Mother’s Grace Brunch BY BEN ARNOLD

Moms from around the Valley enjoyed an elegant brunch at Paradise Valley Country Club to honor mothers and benefit the Mother’s Grace Foundation. The Champagne brunch featured shopping and inspirational guest speakers commemorating mothers.

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SMoCA Mix: Fashionably Avant-Garde BY BEN ARNOLD

This fabulous, fashion-focused fundraiser at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art featured runway shows, art and iconic couture. Guests were invited to wear avant-garde themed attire in colors of gold, silver, black, white and red. Funds raised supported SMoCA’s mission.

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On the evening of the Larry Fitzgerald Charity Golf Classic, which benefitted the Larry Fitzgerald First Down Fund, the football star held a pairings party at Dominick’s Steakhouse. Attendees enjoyed cocktails and appetizers at the event, which kicked off the tournament for golf participants and sponsors. Matt and Bridgette Anastasi

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Ryan House’s 8th Annual Community Breakfast BY BEN ARNOLD

This event brought together more than 1,200 businesses and philanthropic leaders at the Arizona Biltmore to learn about the services Ryan House gives to Arizona’s most medically fragile children and their families. The fundraiser, held over breakfast, provided financial support to continue these muchneeded services. Rachel Wasserstrom and Dustin Baker

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HONEY DO Put Crown Royal’s newest limited-edition flavor on your list BY ALISON BAILIN BATZ


ver the past several years, Crown Royal Blended Canadian Whisky has taken great pride in developing new and innovative flavor profiles for the marketplace. Most recently, these include: Crown XO, Crown Monarch 75th Anniversary Blend, Crown Maple, Crown Regal Apple and Crown Northern Harvest Rye. In fact, “Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2016” just crowned the Harvest Rye as the “World Whisky of the Year for 2016.” On the heels of these successes, the award-winning whisky formally launched a new, limited-edition offering in May: Crown Royal Honey. “Crown Royal Honey, which is only available through the summer months for now, is an extraordinary blend of 50 of the finest whiskies, each of which has been hand-selected by the Crown master blender, and combined with the sweet taste of honey,” says Diageo Master of Whisky Tom Turner. “The result is a vibrantly delicious combination with a

TRADITIONAL DRINKS Crown Royal Honey Lemonade 1.5 ounces Crown Royal Honey 3 ounces fresh-squeezed lemonade Crown Royal Honey Iced Tea 1.5 ounces Crown Royal Honey 3 ounces iced tea Crown Royal HoneyCran 1.5 ounces Crown Royal Honey 4 ounces unsweetened cranberry juice

CLASSIC COCKTAILS Northern Honey Old Fashioned 1 ounce Crown Royal Honey ¾ ounce Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye 2 dashes bitters ½ teaspoon simple syrup Lemon twist

distinctly rich taste.” On the nose, it gives off an oaky aroma with slight brown spice notes. On the palate, it is easy to detect the real clover honey blended within. The mouthfeel is at first a bit tingly, but then finishes quite smooth. SO SCOTTSDALE! |

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“As is with all their whiskies, every drop of Crown Royal Honey is developed in the small town of Gimli in Manitoba, Canada from resilient natural ingredients. After all, negative 30-degree weather can be the norm here for weeks on end, and temperature swings 50 or more degrees overnight can be commonplace certain times of the year,” Turner says. “The hearty ingredients are carefully combined with very smooth water, which is naturally filtered through the limestone beneath Lake Winnipeg, and then matured in barrels over a series of years. The result is America’s top-selling whisky.” Currently available at Fry’s Food & Drug Stores, Total Wine & More, Walmart, CVS and BevMo!, Turner recommends sampling Crown Royal Honey on the rocks and also experimenting with it in several traditional drinks and classic summer cocktails at home or by the pool.


Crown Royal Honey Smash 1 ½ ounces Crown Royal Honey ½ ounce simple syrup ½ lemon, quartered 5 mint sprigs Crown Royal Honey Ginger 1 ½ ounces Crown Royal Honey 3 ½ ounces ginger beer ½ ounce lemon juice

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Inspired by the decadence of Las Vegas resorts blended with local flair, the wow factor at Tanzy Restaurant is undeniable. As a result, developing a menu to match its first impression is a tall order, but it’s one Chef Scott Anderson welcomes. Case in point: His perfectly marbled, 16-ounce rib-eye ($39). Cooked on a mesquite-burning grill and served with a made-from-scratch bearnaise sauce, crispy fingerling potatoes and sauteed broccolini, it’s a meal crafted for a king – something that is quite fitting, given the entry to the restaurant is an actual two-story castle door. 15257 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.483.3255; www.tanzyrestaurant.com/scottsdale. JUNE 2016 |

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ou know what they say – the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. So, in honor of Father’s Day and the men in our lives, we scoured Scottsdale for some of the best in “dude food.” In other words, food that’s flavorful, rich, filling and oh-socomforting. Men, your meals await!

BEVVY There aren’t many meat eaters who don’t enjoy a good burger, and a burger topped with bacon is even better. But, what if you mixed said bacon in with the ground beef? This is exactly what Bevvy does with their 60/40 Burger and it is glorious. They create a patty comprised of 60 percent Angus beef and 40 percent Applewood smoked bacon piled high with cheddar cheese, more bacon (yes, more!), avocado, fried onion strings and a creamy chipotle aioli. Opt to add a fried egg to your burger for a satisfying indulgence. You’ll find this burger has so much layer and depth with the two bacon components. Carnivorous eaters will be quite content! 4420 N. Saddlebag Trail, Scottsdale; 480.525.9300; www.bevvyaz.com.  


Bootleggers is all about the meat! From their beefy sandwiches to their generous portions of smoked meat entrees, you’ll discover an infusion of rich flavors lightly laced with an unmistakable smoky flavor whether you opt for smoked prime rib, pulled pork or their highly popular brisket. But, alas, the bacon here is also a standout with the Bacon Board. This starter sets you up with five different types of exceptional bacon alongside sweet onion jam, red pepper jam, whole grain mustard and gherkins (otherwise known as pickles). Each variety of bacon is varied in texture and flavor, resulting in any bacon lover’s dream! 7217 E. 1st St., Scottsdale; 480.404.9984; www.bootleggersaz.com.

DEFALCO’S ITALIAN DELI & GROCERY Almost nothing beats a hearty Italian sandwich, and when it comes to sandwiches at DeFalco’s, the Italian Sausage with Peppers & Onions reigns culinary king. Served on your choice of seven kinds of bread (such as focaccia or a crispy baguette), this hefty sandwich features Italian sausage topped with a mountain of peppers and onions along with homemade tomato sauce. The sauce, which has been in the DeFalco family for years, is made with love and some serious depth of flavor. The Italian sausage is also homemade; they have been making it based off of family recipes dating back almost 100 years. So dig in and get a little messy – it’s going to be worth it! 2334 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.990.8660; www.defalcosdeli.com.

FATE BREWING COMPANY Is there a better example of dude food than pizza and beer? Get the best of both worlds at Fate Brewing Company. Their small-batch brews and wood-fired pies go perfectly together, and one of the best bets for a unique pizza here is the Still Jalapeno Biznaz. The pizza is layered with olive oil, tomato sauce, mozzarella, bacon, fresh jalapeno and a cracked egg. Keeping the jalapeno fresh instead of sauteed adds a crisp texture to each baconfilled bite, while the delicate yolk softens the heat just slightly. Add in a flight of brews and you’re well on your way to a memorable, manly meal. 7337 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale; 480.994.1275; www.fatebrewing.com.  


Wood-fired cooking imparts a unique flavor to food and affords an experience reminiscent of a cookout – but with a bit more pizazz. Roaring Fork uses this method and you’ll find that their dishes all have a little something extra. Case in point,

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the Roaring Fork “Big Ass” Burger is aptly named, as it’s huge in both size and flavor. The massive, meaty burger is topped with smoked pepper bacon and poblano pepper along with the standard accoutrements of cheddar cheese, onion, pickles, lettuce and tomato. The slight spice of the bacon along with the poblano pepper gives an extra kick to this updated traditional burger. 4800 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.947.0795; www.roaringfork.com.

TOMMY BAHAMA RESTAURANT & BAR Sliders are great pub fare, but what if you’re looking for a something a little different? Tommy Bahama focuses on island-inspired fare, and the kitchen’s creativity is evident with the Seared Scallop Sliders. This appetizer, which comes with a duo of sliders, begins with a chipotle aioli, an island slaw, basil and Roma tomatoes, all underneath a perfectly seared scallop. The scallops impart a slight sweetness to the otherwise savory sliders, while a side of crispy onions creates a great contrast in texture. 15205 N. Kierland Blvd., Scottsdale; 480.505.3668; www.tommybahama.com.

THIRSTY LION GASTROPUB & GRILL Bread, meat and cheese combos make most men happy. The trick is to get the perfect ratio of these three components to make a stellar sandwich. The Thirsty Lion makes an epic Roasted Pork Cubano that does just that. The rich flavors of the tender roasted pork shoulder are combined with smoked ham, Swiss cheese, bread and butter pickles, jalapenos and Dijon mustard, all placed on Parmesan-crusted ciabatta. The heat from the pulled pork slowly melts that tart Swiss cheese, and all of the other components create a symphony of flavors worthy of any sandwich aficionado. 7014 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale; 480.284.7292; www.thirstyliongastropub.com.


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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 the editor-in-chief at chelsea@ richmanmediagroup.com.


AZ 88 AZ 88 has long been known as a place to see and be seen and is a great option to get a bite before visiting either of the neighboring museums. The food is consistently excellent and they have some of the best burgers in the area. The burger is elevated with the generous ground sirloin patty and the Burger Las Brisas is a spicy twist on the all American classic with melted Monterey jack cheese, avocado, jalapenos and a touch of salsa. 7353 E. Scottsdale Mall, Scottsdale; 480.994.5576; www.az88.com; $$ BOURBON JACKS BAR & GRILL If you’re looking for a little down-home entertainment with your dinner, Bourbon Jacks is ready and waiting for you. With frequent live musical acts along with a menu that features Southern classics with a twist and a bar that boasts 140 bourbons and whiskeys on tap, what’s not to love here? The whiskey jack burger is a definite must try, complete with full and complementary flavors. 7000 E. Mayo Blvd., Scottsdale; 480.473.0716; www.bourbonjacksaz.com; $$ BREAKFAST CLUB Busy searching for where the cool kids catch the most important meal of the day? More than likely they are hanging out at the Breakfast Club. This dining spot exists in an effort to evolve your typical eggs and toast into a chic experience with all the casual coolness of a coffee house and the environmental integrity of choosing only local and organic ingredients. They are busy all morning providing clever spins on French toast, Benedicts and biscuits and gravy to ensure that every patron leaves full, happy and ready to face the day! 4400 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.222.2582; www.breakfastclub.us; $$

DONA KAY CAFÉ This Scottsdale café is offering up fast and friendly service to its patrons for breakfast and lunch daily. Head in early to try their Southernstyle biscuits and gravy or later in the day for a Caesar Chavez chicken wrap. In addition to serving up comforting plates from their restaurant location, they also do catering. 9015 E. Via Linda, Scottsdale; 480.664.3093; www. donadelivers.com; $$ EL DORADO BAR & GRILL Catch a game, live music and great deals on food and beverage at this welcoming establishment. Mondays feature $5 burgers all day while Fridays indicate an all-you-can-eat fish fry. The menu spans bar favorites such as wings, sliders, burgers and hearty sandwiches, while the bar pours out chilled beer, cool cocktails and wine. 8708 E. McDowell Road, Scottsdale; 480.945.2606; www.eldorado-bargrill.com; $ EMILY’S CAFÉ Emily’s Café is serving up food from the heart day after day. Come in and feel like you’re right at home at your favorite aunt or grandmother’s house. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner most days and while all their menu items look absolutely delectable, the true stand out is their Sunday Brunch. Pomegranate mimosas, eggs Benedict, crispy fried potatoes – there is no greater comfort meal. 8700 E. Pinnacle Peak Road, Scottsdale; 480.513.2000; $$ 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’re in the mood for, they have you covered, from the classic burger to the very spicy El Diablo along with the La Bandita vegetarian black bean and corn patty. There are other burger protein options, like lamb, chicken, bison and even ahi tuna. Their Kennebec fries are a delight, with or without the truffle aïoli, and you definitely do not want to miss out on one of their shakes. 11055 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.348.2337; www.hopdoddy.com; $$ METROPOLIS Set amidst the Camelview Optima Condos you’ll find a garden courtyard that will make you forget that you are in the heart of Scottsdale. Metropolis offers up an array of intoxicating cocktails and comforting entrees, like the kolkata chicken curry, which is a delightful nod to an exciting Indian dish. A definite treat here is dining on the patio. You’ll find yourself surrounded by delicate vines cascading over railings, lovely fountains and inviting and cushy couches; the perfect backdrop for a lazy weekend nosh. 7137 E. Rancho Vista Drive, Scottsdale; 480.621.6339; www. metropolisaz.com; $$ ORIGINAL CHOP SHOP Healthy, fresh and delicious food for people on the go is what the Original ChopShop Co. offers up daily. Whether you’re looking for a smoothie, pressed juices or a complete and satisfying meal, you’re covered. Their protein plate is so filling that you’ll almost forget how good it is for you. 7158 E. 5th Ave., Scottsdale; 480.794.1536; www.chopshopco.com; $$ SO SCOTTSDALE! |

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ARI SUSHI Ari Sushi offers a variety of Japanese dishes that will please the tastes of everyone in your party. Using only the freshest ingredients available and an artful touch, your dishes will arrive with beautiful presentation and will taste as good as they look. Besides excellent dinner options, they also offer up to three rolls for $13 at lunchtime. 29605 N. Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek; 480.585.9709; $$ ASIAN ISLAND Asian Island offers quick and tasty Hawaiian and Chinese cuisine for a great price. The menu boasts all the traditional items you crave, like orange chicken, crab puffs and lo mein, but you’ll also find unexpected treats like Hawaii fried rice curry which features an abundance of shrimp and fresh island flavors. The portions are generous and the service is quick whether you dine in or opt for delivery. 14870 N. Northsight Blvd., Scottsdale; 480.483.3323; www.scottsdaleasianisland.com; $ BEI Looking for a wide variety of Asian dishes? Bei is serving up sushi, Japanese, Korean BBQ, ramen, rice bowls and much more. They offer a wide variety of sushi rolls at reasonable prices as well as generous sashimi combinations. One menu highlight is the Bei bulgogi entree; a generous serving of marinated ribeye that is seasoned perfectly and has bright and full flavors. Stop by for happy hour and sushi roll prices that are hard to beat. 2200 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.471.6609; www.beisushi.com; $$ FOOSIA Love Asian food but find that there are dishes that you wish had a little more of this or a little less of that? Foosia is a fast-casual concept that allows diners to create their own masterpiece with their choice of any of 25 ingredients. Their housemade sauces add a little excitement to your noodle or rice bowl. Combine crispy tofu, wok-glazed veggies and the foo foo mangolime sauce with your choice of toppings and you have an exciting, fresh and fun option for dinner. 13610 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.389.1520; www.foosiafresh.com; $ JADE PALACE Dine here and feel as though you are among family. The three brothers that own and operate Jade Palace were raised just outside of Canton, China, and have brought their rich and diverse culinary traditions with them to share with their patrons. You will find the wait staff highly educated and quick to assist with any questions you have as well as to help you craft your entire meal. 9160 E. Shea Blvd., N. Scottsdale; 480.391.0607; www.chinesefoodscottsdale.com; $$ KONA GRILL Have a craving for some sushi, but your dining companions aren’t as keen of nigiri as you are? Kona Grill offers up 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 non-sushi menu. The chef’s plates from the sushi menu are an outstanding way to immerse yourself in some new and uncharted

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BAD WATER BREWING Here, you’ll find a well-intended balance of beer offerings, spanning draft, bottle and growler options. Pair a brew with one of the taproom’s boards – which each feature an eclectic mix of meats and cheeses. 4216 N. Brown Ave., Scottsdale; 480.659.9225; www. badwaterbrewing.com; $$ FATE BREWING COMPANY Fate Brewing created smaller brew batches, which means that while you will always see your favorites in rotation, there are also many opportunities to try some of their seasonal and experimental brews that are often exclusive to the brewery. Their menu also features a variety of wood-fired pizzas. 7337 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale; 480.994.1274; www.fatebrewing. com; $$ FOUR PEAKS GRILL & TAP With an intense commitment to creating exceptional beer to be shared with the local community, Four Peaks has been creating loyal fans that grow in numbers with each new year. They offer eight beers that you can find all year long (as well as in your local grocery), as well as some exciting seasonal offerings. To keep things simple, all menu items feature suggestions for the perfect pairings. 15745 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale; 480.991.1795; www. fourpeaks.com; $$ O.H.S.O. EATERY + DISTILLERY While O.H.S.O. is busy creating their own craft brews, they’re also cooking up a diverse and expansive menu. Whether you pair your food with their brews or any of the other craft brews they have on tap, you’re sure to enjoy your time at the brewery. The Brewer’s Plate is a great place to start, offering up artisan cheese, meats, popcorns, nuts and fruit, letting you nosh a little of everything. 15681 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale; 480.948.3159; www.ohsodistillery.com; $$ PAPAGO BREWING Tucked away in a nondescript strip mall, Papago Brewing has been brewing up some 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 the crust each day. Now, that’s some tasty experimentation! 7107 E. McDowell Road, Scottsdale; 480.425.7439; www.papagobrewing.com; $$


BOTTLED BLONDE PIZZA & BEER GARDEN In the heart of Old Town Scottsdale’s entertainment district, Bottled Blonde melds great food and nightlife and features a contemporary Italian menu as well as a relaxing beer garden, creating an environment for having a great night while getting to know your dining neighbors. You’ll find a varied menu of pizza, pasta, sandwiches and salads. Give the burrata a try to start, served with marinated tomato along with an unexpected salsa verde on grilled focaccia. The Forager Pizza is an earthy combination of roasted mushrooms, potato gouda

and rosemary. 7340 E. Indian Plaza, Scottsdale; 480.970.1112; www.bottledblondeaz.com; $$ EVO EVO is a shining star in Old Town, and with their stellar culinary team, this hot spot is sure to be spoken of fondly for a long time to come. The vibe here is upbeat and the menu is tight and concise. The pastas are all handmade daily and with the freshest ingredients. You can’t miss with the beef heart sandwich (no joke) and you will never forgive yourself if you leave without trying the chef’s focaccia. 4175 N. Goldwater Blvd., Scottsdale; 480.265.9814; www.evoscottsdale.com; $$ 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 entrees, they offer everything. There are also cheese- and salumitasting plates not to be missed. 8977 N. Scott sdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.998.1366; www. pomopizzeria.com; $-$$ IL CAPO PIZZERIA Need a bite to eat before or after catching a movie at the nearby theater? Il Capo offers a wide variety of Italian favorites, from woodfired pizzas to handmade pastas and stromboli to decadent pastas. Their duck prosciutto pizza features house-cured duck prosciutto, sliced figs, goat cheese and a rich fig butter. The restaurant’s bar also features bubbl’inos, a prosecco cocktail infused with fresh fruit. 7366 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale; 480.951.0077; www. ilcapoaz.com; $$ NICK’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT For more than 15 years, Nick’s has been creating happy diners with their homemade pasta, pizza and seafood dishes. One local favorite is their veal Marsala. The tender meat isn’t overpowered with a heavy tart sauce, but instead, a light wine-based sauce allows the depth of flavor to complement the veal. Pasta options are seemingly endless, and they also have an extensive gluten-free menu, creating the perfect local spot to share a meal with the whole family. Nick’s on Frank Lloyd Wright, 13910 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., Scottsdale; 480.314.9445; Nick’s at Pinnacle Peak, 23417 N. Pima Road, 480.515.0096; Scottsdale; Nick’s at Tatum and Shea, 10810 N. Tatum Blvd., Phoenix; 602.953.1110; www. nicks-italian.com; $$ POMO PIZZERIA NAPOLETANA This is the only local restaurant to offer a truly authentic Neapolitan pizza. In fact, the pizza is certified by the V.P.N. (Verace Pizza Napoletana) and the A.P.N. (Associazione Pizzaiuoli Napoletani) from Italy. In addition to authentic Italian pizzas – which are all homemade, of course – Pomo offers salads, soups, pastas and paninis. 8977 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.998.1366; www.pomopizzeria. com; $$ ROSATI’S AUTHENTIC CHICAGO PIZZA Since 1964, Rosati’s has been crafting authentic Chicago-style pizza from recipes passed down through the Rosati family. The pies are served up in four styles of Chicago pizza – traditional thin crust, their unique douSO SCOTTSDALE! |

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ble dough, Chicago deep dish and authentic stuffed – with dough that’s made fresh daily. 7570 E. 6th Ave., Scottsdale; 480.999.5400; www.rosatispizza.com; $$ VITO’S PIZZA AND ITALIAN RISTORANTE Vito’s has successfully blended northern and southern Italian styles of cooking while using the freshest ingredients so much so that you’ll feel like you’re in your Nona’s dining room. Generous servings of chicken cannelloni, seafood lasagna and rigatoni alla Vito’s are just some of the customer favorites as well as their specialty thin crust pizzas, hearty sandwiches and refreshing salads. 10999 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., Scottsdale; 480.664.8260; www. vitospizza.com; $$


PARS PERSIAN CUISINE If you are looking for authentic Persian food you can’t do any better than Pars Persian Cuisine. Their chicken sultani is tender and juicy from their secret marinade. They have a vegetarian dolmeh entrée that could make you forget all about meat! Make sure to take a little food home so that you have room for their Persian ice cream sandwiches. 11144 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., Scottsdale; 480.551.3222; www. parspersiancuisine.com; $$ VIRTÙ HONEST CRAFT Located in a charming bed and breakfast, The Bespoke Inn, is the charming and homey Virtù. The menu features contemporary cuisine inspired by Chef Gio Osso’s Mediterranean roots. The menu is thoughtfully crafted and plays up exciting flavor combinations. In the event that the food isn’t enough on its own, the staff mixologists are constantly coming up with new drinks featuring artisan spirits. 3701 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale; 480.946.3477; www. virtuscottsdale.com; $$$ ZOE’S KITCHEN Whether you’re looking for a quick, health-minded lunch, a filling and guilt-free dinner or are wanting to pick up something you can feel good about bringing home for dinner, Zoe’s Kitchen has all you need. The Mediterranean-inspired dishes are made fresh daily and with your health in mind. 7135 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale; 480.947.3288; ww.zoeskitchen.com; $


5TH & WINE The name alone may trick you into thinking that only charcuterie is available with your wine selections, but you would be really missing out if you passed this little spot by simply because of the name. The majority of the menu items have an Italian influence and obviously all pair well with their available wines. If you’re not sure which glass to choose for your meal, the staff here are well-versed and eager to help you pick the perfect pairing. 7051 E. 5th Ave., Scottsdale; 480.699.8001; www.5thandwine.com; $$ BINK’S KITCHEN + BAR Bink’s Scottsdale is one of the newest of four restaurants created by Chef Kevin Binkley and his wife Amy. Open every day for lunch, happy hour and dinner as well as a sought after Sunday brunch, you’ll find dishes crafted by one of the best local chefs using the best available local ingredients. 6107 N. Scottsdale

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guide Road, Scottsdale; 480.664.9238; www.binkleysrestaurantgroup.com; $$$ CENTRO LOUNGE The Montelucia is host to one of the most beautiful and relaxing resort pools and I can already imagine lounging by the pool and enjoying a light salad or flatbread delivered to a cushy cabana. The menu consists of classic dishes and signature libations. Try their blackened fish tacos or the Centro burger sliders with an apple or champagne mojito. Relax in a gorgeous setting with the crisp. Fresh flavors of Centro Lounge. 4949 E. Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley; www.montelucia.com/ centro-lounge; $$ EDDIE’S HOUSE Eddie Matney is hands down one of the most colorful chefs in the Valley. On any given night you can catch him working in the open kitchen or chatting up patrons. All the menu items will be a hit, but your best bet is to go with the nightly specials as more often than not, Chef Eddie has come up with it on the fly. Great food with a side of humor is always on the menu. 7042 E. Indian School Road, Scottsdale; 480.946.1622; www.eddieshouseaz.com; $$$ FNB Chef Charleen Badman is making veggie lovers out of all who walk through the doors of FnB. Ask anyone who has ever had her braised leeks and watch the glimmer show up in their eyes as they describe the dish. Each menu item is expertly crafted to allow for the flavors to shine. This spot has received a plethora of recognition and awards – head over and find out why (just make sure to call ahead for a table!). 7125 E. 5th Ave., Scottsdale; 480.284.4777; www.fnbrestaurant.com; $$$ TAPHOUSE KITCHEN The recently opened TapHouse Kitchen is gaining a loyal following very quickly. Whether this has anything to do with the shrimp mac ’n’ cheese appetizer or not remains to be seen. The TapHouse signature burger is a palatepleasing party waiting to happen: manchego cheese, applewood smoked bacon, caramelized shallots and roasted garlic aioli on a challah bun. For those who aren’t sure what to pair your meal, there are suggested beer or wine pairings noted on the menu next to every item. 6137 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.656.0012; www.taphousekitchen.com; $$ THE HERB BOX The Herb Box is an ever-evolving restaurant due in large part to the culinary vision of Chef Becky J. Windels, who finds inspiration from local farmers’ markets. Looking for unique breakfast offerings? How about a Brussels sprout hash and manchego cheese omelet? If you’re looking for sweet comfort, opt in for the red velvet pancakes. Whatever you’re in the mood for, you’ll find a version you would never have thought of here. 20707 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale; 480.289.6180; www.theherbbox. com; $$


AHI MAHI FISH GRILL Ahi Mahi is all about providing diners healthy and flavorful choices. The concept is simple: select your protein, the perfect flavor and the most complementary sides for your din-

ner. You’ll find eight fish options, four sauce flavorings and nine different sides, making for plenty of options. Try the grilled mahi-mahi with their heady Java sauce and two of your favorite sides for a quick, flavorful and healthy meal. 2805 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.219.9310; www.ahimahifishgrill.com; $$ COCONUT’S FISH CAFE Coconut’s is an upscale fast-casual serving up fresh, flavorful seafood favorites with playful beach-themed decor. Most dishes allow for you to choose the way the fish is prepared, whether it’s blackened, Asian or with a Southwestern flair. Their fish tacos are legendary and the seafood chowder is rich, creamy and loaded with ono, mahi-mahi and clams. 16640 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.275.6690; www.coconutsfishcafe.com; $$ EDDIE V’S PRIME SEAFOOD Feast on extremely fresh seafood in a sophisticated environment with an upbeat live jazz band. The menu provides a wide variety of seafood dishes as well as steak offerings. The Scottish Salmon is a light, fresh option and might counteract the decadent indulgence of the can’t-pass-up truffled macaroni and cheese. 15323 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.730.4800; www.eddiev.com; $$$   HULA’S MODERN TIKI Hula’s Modern Tiki offers up a classic American dining experience with a twist. You’ll find burgers and chicken dishes, but venture out of your routine and try their spicy Thai fish cakes, which are spicy, fresh and definitely unpredictable. Their butterfish (along with the other fish options) can be prepared six different ways, but the wasabi cream sauce with the blackened wasabi fish special really plays off of and enhances the light and delicate flavors of the fish. 7213 E. 1st Ave., Scottsdale; 480.970.4852; www.hulasmoderntiki.com; $$


BLT STEAK BLT Steak strives to meld the steakhouse experience with the ambiance and feel of a bistro. What you get from that combination is a feast for the eyes as well as your belly. The aesthetics of the restaurant are intoxicating all by themselves, from the rich woods and their extensive wine selection on display. Add in the decadent menu offerings and you’ll easily be in love with this place. The prime porterhouse for two is a perfect introduction to the menu. Make sure to add a bit of veggies to your dinner with the broccoli mac and cheese. 5402 E. Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale; 480.905.7979; www. bltscottsdale.com; $$$$ DOMINICK’S STEAKHOUSE You’ll certainly expect Dominick’s to be an upscale steakhouse with an outstanding menu selection, but there is so much more to this restaurant. For lack of a better adjective, this restaurant is sexy. There is an opulence to the decor; leather and cashmere on the walls, a rooftop pool and the most gorgeous floor you’ve ever seen. The prime steak and chop options are phenomenal, huge and masterfully prepared. If you’re looking to impress, this spot should be at the top of your list. 15169 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.272.7271; www.dominicksteakhouse.com; $$$$ JUNE 2016 |

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J & G STEAKHOUSE When making reservations be sure to ask for a seat by the window and prepare to be wowed by the amazing views of the city. Couple the amazing views with the sophisticated selection of classic dishes of premium meats and fresh seafood crafted by Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, and you have a foolproof setting for a special occasion – all at this steakhouse at The Phoenician. 6000 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale; 480.214.8000; www.jgsteakhousescottsdale.com; $$$ MASTRO’S CITY HALL STEAKHOUSE Mastro’s has certainly become synonymous with class and the ultimate in extravagant dining. Whether you come to dine for an anniversary, birthday or perhaps even a proposal, you’ll have an experience to remember for a lifetime. The lulling sounds of the piano bar and the romantic lighting create the ultimate backdrop for an exquisite dinner. 6991 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale; 480.941.4700; www.mastrosrestaurants.com; $$$$ THE CAPITAL GRILLE Regarded mainly as a special occasion destination, The Capital Grille can fulfill a variety of dining needs. The atmosphere provides an opulent and posh feel, ensuring that you’ll feel like a king or queen as you dine on a Delmonico steak in the dining room or nosh on mini-tenderloin sandwiches at the bar. 1689 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.348.1700; www.thecapitalgrille.com, $$$


B&R WINE – FOOD Unwind with wine, craft beer and a menu of shareable bites at this charming neighborhood bistro. Menu selections range from a deli board to pizza and bruschetta. Stop in for a stellar happy hour everyday from 3 to 6 p.m. (any glass of wine is $6!). Closed Monday. 7366 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale; 480.483.5396; www.brwinefood.com; $$ KAZIMIERZ WORLD WINE BAR Kazimierz is an off-shoot of Cowboy Ciao and a perfect complement to the restaurant. The wine bar has become a hidden gem standing on its own as a rich and sexy lounge. The menu consists of small bites to pair with your choice of wine, ranging from an array of charcuterie options to artisan cheeses and flatbreads. If for some reason you can’t find the wine you desire, among their more than 275 selections, they will be happy to order it for you. 7137 E. Stetson Drive, Scottsdale; 480.946.3004; $$ SORSO WINE ROOM Whether you’re in need of an approachable everyday wine or something truly remarkable for a special celebration, you’ll find all that your inner sommelier’s heart desires at Sorso. The wines are actually on-tap, allowing guests to taste their way through different regions and vintages by allowing for a full glass or just a taste. In addition to the 32 on-tap , they offer more than 100 wines from all over the world by glass or bottle. The short and sweet menu is full of items handpicked to pair with your chosen glass of vino. 15323 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.951.4344; www.sorsowineroom.com; $$


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hen pressed to describe Social Tap American Eatery, which recently opened in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale, its co-founder Steve McDonald has a pretty vivid answer. “Social Tap is the love child of AZ88 and the Vig – part laid-back neighborhood hangout, part consistently killer dining and drinking destination and part cool cocktail bar,” says McDonald, a 20-year veteran of the local food and beverage industry. “Basically, we tried to create a place where we’d enjoy hanging out.”

little extra space to eventually expand,” McDonald says. “This location checks all the boxes and then some.” Boasting a shaded, 2,000-squarefoot-patio with a state-of-the-art reverse osmosis misting system able to withstand the hottest of Arizona days, Social Tap is now open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. and on weekends from 9 a.m. to 2 a.m., with breakfast and brunch offerings. Happy hour is offered weekdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and features food, cocktails, beer and wine, all starting at $4.

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Though always planned for the Valley – and specifically the Old Town area – McDonald and his partners would open the first Social Tap in Ventura, California, in 2013 and a second location in San Diego in 2015 before being able to zero in on the right Scottsdale space earlier this year. “We wanted an expansive patio and big kitchen, indoor/outdoor bar and a

“Our kitchen put its twist on American and Mexican comfort foods by making everything from scratch each day and using only fresh ingredients,” McDonald says. Among the most popular menu items are: Filet Mignon Truffle Tacos ($11), two filet tacos topped with mushrooms, poblano cheese sauce, fried shallots and black SO SCOTTSDALE! |

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truffle salt and served with chips and salsa; Cali-Mari ($12), fried calamari sauteed with chorizo, peppers and a sweet chili sauce and served with a Sriracha aioli; and a Free Range Chicken Burger ($13.75), chimichurri and white wine-marinated chicken breast with tomato, melted pepper jack cheese, smoked applewood bacon, jalapeno aioli and avocado. “We also partnered with Golden Road Brewing out of Los Angeles to help us develop our own signature Social Tap Blonde, IPA and stout beers, respectively, to accompany a wide variety of craft brews we offer from local and international breweries,” says McDonald, noting beer tasting flights are also available.

As a Cocktail Bar In addition to beers and ciders, as well as wine by the glass and bottle, Social Tap has also developed a signature cocktail menu featuring nine different margaritas, including both elderflower and pomegranate options, and three different versions of mules – a traditional Moscow Mule, a Maui Mule using pineapple flavors and even an Irish Mule with, of course, Irish whiskey. Insider tip: Ask the server for the frozen drink of the day, which changes regularly and is perfect for the long, hot summer ahead. Social Tap, 4312 N. Brown Ave., Scottsdale; 602.432.6719; www.socialtapscottsdale.com.

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