GALLERY AT A GLANCE
The Scottsdale Arts District has a new addition; last month, curator and arts writer Nicole Royse opened Royse Contemporary, which showcases bi-monthly rotating exhibitions, offers consulting services, and participates in the weekly Thursday Scottsdale Art Walk. Upcoming exhibitions will include Alexandra Bowers and Cherie Buck-Hutchison (Oct. 5-15) and Raffael Navarro’s Sound of Color (Oct. 19-Nov. 3). www.roysecontemporary.com.
BY CHELSEA YOUNG
AN APP FOR YOUR APPETITE
A new Phoenix-based mobile app has made it possible to have your favorite cuisine – prepared by a chef using locally grown ingredients – right in the comfort of your home with a farm-totable food app, bites. Created by local food enthusiast Roza Ferdowsmakan, bites connects the community to culinary talents who set their price, availability, and the type of cuisine they cook. The free app is now available to download at www.bites.mobi.
Starting Oct. 2, Salty Sow will open for lunch Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Signature menu items offered will include duck fat fries in addition to new lunch items like a crispy hot chicken sandwich, tacos and grilled salmon. Additionally, Sunday brunch will return from its summer hiatus on Oct. 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Expect to dig into indulgences such as rosemary honey-dipped fried chicken and waffles and banana chocolate chip French toast. www.saltysow.com.
PHOTO COURTESY OF HOTEL VALLEY HO
JUST BRUNCH IT
Recently, Sonata’s Restaurant unveiled a new fall brunch menu featuring a variety of American classics with a touch of the eatery’s signature Old World flavors. The updated menu still has favorites like housemade pastrami and hash and a selection of savory crepes, but will now also include an array of inventive omelets, eggs Benedict and Champagne French toast with strawberry compote. Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. www.sonatasrestaurant.com.
So Scottsdale! October '17
The Hotel Valley Ho recently unveiled renovations of all rooms and suites in The Tower, the property’s luxe hotel within a hotel. Staying true to the hotel’s midcentury modern style, new elements include lighting, decor, flooring, millwork, and accents of rich fabrics with bold jewel tones. Each room and suite in The Tower boasts floor-to-ceiling glass with views to boot, and Tower suites are complete with full kitchens, walk-in closets, and washer/dryers. Discover more at www.hotelvalleyho.com.