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Now that we’re on the topic of meditative states, lets talk massage. My monthly massage is something I really look forward to. On the day of I am in a blissful state, daydreaming of the soft music, calming smells and amazing rubdown I will be receiving. Nothing beats it. If you suffer from neck pain, shoulder pain – really, really, any type of muscle pain – I encourage you to make your way to Massage Envy Spa. No matter where you live in the Valley, chances are there is a location close to you. I spent some time chatting with Dee Dee Morley of Massage Envy Spa Ahwatukee about the different types of massage and for whom they are most beneficial. Check it out and schedule time for relaxation today. This month’s food feature led me to an amazing new seafood restaurant in Gilbert, High Tide Seafood Bar and Grill. This place is seriously impressive. With boutique seafood flown in fresh daily, of course a fish lover like myself would go nuts. Enjoy a craft beer, special house wine or cocktail at their U-bar, while you watch your oysters steamed to perfection in the steam pots lining the bar--how cool! Our remaining pages are filled with local community excitement like a personal look into the journey of Jordan Wessel (this year’s Miss Arizona), our eight-hour getaway to Mill Avenue District, and a look into the history of sushi and the East Valley’s very own sushi culture. We had fun with this one, and we hope you do too. Don’t forget your April Fool’s prank…

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So, Wessel, who has a 17-year-old sister and 29-year-old brother, grew up with not a notion in her head about ever competing in a pageant— let alone the Miss Arizona Pageant. How did she get from there to here? It was a long and painful journey. Although Wessel was a competitive dancer from ages six to 16, she says her family was never really that “into” fitness or nutrition. It didn’t become a topic of chief concern for her until she became very ill her senior year of high school. One morning she woke up and it was as though she was a completely different person. “I had a searing headache, severe stomach pains--I couldn’t function,” she remembers. As Wessel tells the story you can see the wonder in her eyes—almost like she can’t believe she’s really here. A myriad of doctors failed to diagnose her. “It was a nightmare, and I finally kind of let it sit just hoping it would go away.” That’s when she began Googling. “I just started Googling night and day and I didn’t stop. I took myself off of gluten and dairy and began to feel a little bit better.”

She felt well enough to finish out her high school year in Colorado and move to Tempe to start school at ASU, but she still wasn’t herself. She says it was a struggle just to get out of bed in the morning. And then there was the dorm food… “They would say something was gluten-free or dairy-free, but it wasn’t. I had to be really careful. I lived off of Chex cereal and dry salad for two months,” she says. Wessel’s parents followed her to Phoenix and eventually took her to the Mayo Clinic, where she was diagnosed with three different stomach ailments. “They just threw a bunch of pills at me and said, ‘This is what your life is going to be like—deal with it.’” But she kept up her rabid Googling, began working part-time at a health food store, and eventually met a man there who had battled cancer and lived with Crohn’s Disease. “And you would never know it,” she says. They trained together and worked further on her diet. It was a major mental change for her. “I was like, I’ll show you,” she says. “I am not going to live on pills for the rest of my life.

I am not going to feel this way.” And that’s when she set a goal to compete in a fitness competition and become a model. It wasn’t long after that when a sorority sister suggested she enter the Miss Arizona Pageant. By now, her headaches were gone and her stomach was better. “I felt like I could take on the world,” she shares. Wessel always had the support of her close-knit family. “My sister and mom are my best friends in the world.” And Wessel says the hard training she put in really showed her what she was made of. “I became very focused—I love to be pushed outside of my comfort zone now. I was told ‘no’ for so long when I was sick, that now, it’s like, I’m going to do whatever I want.” Hence, the pageant. “I thought, what do I have to lose? I looked at it as an opportunity to grow, and I gained a lot more out of it than I ever expected. For one, I learned there is no stereotypical pageant girl.” “But I am thankful for my mom for sort of sheltering me and showing me that beauty comes from the inside,” she continues. “I never had to obsess about how I looked on the outside because of how I was raised. And as far as the pageant was concerned, I thought, they’re either going to love me or they’re not. It’s that simple.” She concludes, “It’s easy to get caught up on being outwardly beautiful once you are in the pageant system. If you don’t have thick skin and a good head on your shoulders, society and criticism will eat you alive.”

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The international autism community is the focus of a unique event taking place on April 2nd. “Light It Up Blue” is a global initiative that ushers in April, which is Autism Awareness Month. In honor of the special day, hotels, sports venues, museums, bridges, concert halls, landmarks, retail stores and countless homes and communities “Light It Up Blue”, and the event helps to “shine a light” on the health issue that affects so many around the world. Some of the buildings that are “going blue” include the Sydney Opera House in Australia, The Torch in Qatar, St. Sava Temple in Serbia, The Empire State Building in New York, Ada Bridge in Serbia, and Burj Al Arab in Dubai. World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD) is celebrated each April 2nd, was adopted by the United Nations in 2007, and is only one of three health issues to be recognized by the United Nations with its own special day. Autism is a global health challenge and WAAD activities work to increase and develop worldwide knowledge about the crisis. Some of the corporate partners for the event include everyone from Toys-R-Us and Build-A-Bear Workshop to Home Depot and MTV. Autism Speaks is the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization. It is dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. FOR MORE INFORMATION:

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on gimmicks or quick fixes. There is no such thing as overnight success when it comes to weight loss or body fat transformation. If it took several years or months to stack on unwanted pounds or excess body fat, then be aware and acknowledge it is going to take some time to shed those same pounds. But again, in this circumstance, I encourage you to take it one day a time. Focus on making the next great decision regarding your fitness goals. Start first with your healthy breakfast. Eat it. Enjoy it. And then think about your choice for a healthy snack or lunch. Taking each meal one at a time will help keep you focused on a day full of healthy choices. Day by day, mini successes add up to a healthy lifestyle change. Set your long-term goal, but more importantly, focus on achieving each of your short-term goals. These mini-steps and accomplishments add up quickly, and before you know it, your body and mind will be transformed. So, no matter what your goal is, stay focused on the next GREAT decision that will take you closer to your goal. Some days you might move inches and some days you might make leaps and bounds, but as long as you are pointed in the direction you want to go, you will continue to make progress, and you will continue to battle through the confusion.

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At Funktional Fitness we understand the importance of making great decisions and nutrition is one of the main components of fitness we focus on. In order to help our members with these decisions, we’ve established a Nutrition Support System. This system does the thinking and planning for you to help guide you toward your goals, one decision at a time. Find out more here: funkfitness.com/ programs/nutrition-support.


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Handcrafted soaps from Purely Sumptuous will give you a reason to clean up your act. Commercial soaps are often full of chemicals. But Purely Sumptuous soaps are natural, use essential oils and appeal to both adults and children who want quality soap without all the chemicals. “Many soaps use tallow as one of their ingredients, which is an animal fat, but that’s so old-fashioned and many people don’t want to use animal products,” owner Shelly Licence explains. She has honed her soap making skills and is happy to provide a homemade and high-quality soap that utilizes a natural base including coconut, palm, shea butter, avocado, sweet almond and jojoba oils. Soaps feature essential oils with scents like lavender, lemongrass, clary sage, rose, citrus and sandalwood. Pamper the skin you’re in and have fun, too. A variety of bath soaps, hand and novelty soaps and even children’s soaps that have whimsical scents and a fun surprise inside round out the unique assortment of quality bars from Purely Sumptuous. The natural soaps are also a luxurious gift for just about any occasion. For unique selections, they offer watermelon or red apple Lego block soap, yummy smelling vanilla petite soaps, and children’s soaps with puzzle erasers or Silly Bandz embedded inside. “I can make custom soaps, too, depending on what someone wants their soap to do,” Licence notes. “I can create custom bars in a variety of scents that can be moisturizing or exfoliating without the use of harsh chemicals.” FOR MORE INFORMATION:

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DANCE LIKE THE GODS APOLLO’S BALLROOM BY LINDSEY RODRIAN

Apollo’s Ballroom began as a fitness center offering services like personal training, boxing and MMA. In 2013, a family friend possessing years of ballroom experience approached owners Dr. and Mrs. Jean LeTarte. Jean had a passion for arts of any kind and went with the concept, to which she explains, “There is nothing more beautiful than the combination of a healthy and fit body as it is in motion on the ballroom floor.” Harrison Powers, Managing Consultant, explains, “Now Apollo’s Ballroom will not only offer ‘partnership’ dance lessons but has the facilities in place for those seeking a more athletic approach than the typical ballroom studio. We offer certified professional trainers on both sides of the business.” Apollo’s Ballroom trainers bring Jean’s concept of a ‘fitness minded ballroom studio” to life. The owners and managers excitedly showcase the expertise and character of each member of the studio. Matt Maguire is not only an amazing personal trainer, but also an avid ballroom instructor and dancer. Harrison explains, “His methodology, patience, and desire to impart his knowledge on to each of his students are only few of his skills.” Jody Murphy, an expert in social and competitive dancing has the expertise to get any student to his or her goals! Now that Apollo’s Ballroom has been transformed into a fully functioning dance studio, an array of classes are offered, including private lessons, group classes and practice parties. “The private lessons are the staple component in learning to dance in an effective and time saving manner,” Harrison says. He adds, “Group classes offer an opportunity for our students to learn patterns and styling in a group atmosphere. Practice parties are paramount for a student’s development as a social dancer. Whether the student is just wanting to learn a few steps to get by or wanting to really hone 30

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their partnership dance skills, practice is very important, and our controlled environment is recommended before going out socially in an uncontrolled environment.” Apollo’s offers an Introductory special consisting of four sessions for $40. 
This includes three 30-minute private lessons and one 45-minute group class or practice party. Harrison also mentions “full” 45-minute private lessons, as well as Beginners Specials. “Our students enjoy a “new student discount” on this program. From there, each program is as different as the student. No two programs are the same. Different individuals learn only the dances they choose, not a preset or preconceived idea that we may have for them.” So, couples, if you are looking for a new adventure to experience together, consider dance! Enhance your first wedding reception, get that much-needed cardio workout, tone your muscles and build your confidence. Couples dance provides many benefits like increased body communication between partners and an opportunity to bond and learn together in a fun, creative environment. And, “All of this happens while onlookers gaze at the dancers’ abilities to make all of this look effortless and relaxed,” Harrison smiles. BRING YOUR DANCING SHOES TO: APOLLO’S BALLROOM 3002 N Arizona Ave Ste 10 & 1, Chandler (480) 786-3435 apollosballroom.com


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MASSAGE ENVY SPA MASSAGE BREAKDOWN:

Massage sessions are available in 60, 90, or 120-minute intervals. DEEP TISSUE Deep tissue massage uses elbows, forearms, and fingers to work through deep layers of muscle tissue, tendons, and fascia (the layer protecting muscles, bones, and joints). Deep pressure is applied to release and smooth out restrictions and toxins built up in muscle fibers, therefore relieving pain and discomfort. Best For: Clients with chronic pain, limited mobility, and repetitive strains. SWEDISH MASSAGE Swedish massage uses slow, smooth, rhythmic strokes with light to medium pressure. The movement toward the direction of the heart lowers blood pressure and improves circulation necessary to flush out toxins (lactic acid) that cause swelling and pain. Best For: Clients looking to relax.

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One of the many benefits of massage is to enhance mind and body communication. Today, it is often difficult to disconnect from jobs and responsibilities when technology allows us to be accessible at any moment. But, as one of the oldest healing arts, massage offers an escape from everyday life with moments of pure relaxation. Dee Dee Morley, Licensed Massage Therapist and Regional Therapist Trainer at Massage Envy Spa Ahwatukee, credits the release of endorphins as one of the most significant elements of relaxation. She also notes the extreme impact massage has on muscles, saying, “Tight muscles are from lack of oxygen when tension reduces blood circulation. Massage brings the oxygen back to the muscle, reducing tensions.” Deep, quick and circular movements cause layers to rub against east other, increasing

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SPORTS MASSAGE Sports massage is a form of Swedish massage that incorporates stretching throughout with quicker movements and uses focused work on specific areas. The quicker motions increase circulation with improved blood flow, the stretching provides increased flexibility by opening up synovial fluid in joints, and the focused work with moderate pressure alleviates pain. Best For: Athletes, before, during, and after exercising, but it is no longer just for athletes! Anyone looking to increase circulation and mobility is recommended to try a sports massage.

blood flow and the breaking up of scar tissue, while massaging around the joints and surrounding muscle increases the flow of synovial fluid (the fluid between joints), therefore improving range of motion. Another interesting point Morley mentions is the influence massage has on pain waves that travel from the spinal cord to the brain. When rubbed, other waves are sent along the same path, clogging the path as to block pain signals to the brain, therefore eliminating pain.

HOT STONE THERAPY Hot stone therapy is a 90-minute session using hot stones rather than arms and hands. The heat of the stone allows the therapist to go into the deeper muscle layers without discomfort to the client. Best For: People who need deep work but perhaps can’t take the deep pressure--also great for relaxation.

Morley also notes, “Massage promotes growth of new mitochondria (energy center) in muscle cells and increases levels of neurotransmitters that help reduce anxiety.”

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SUMMER SKIN

THE K LOUNGE TALKS LASER HAIR REMOVAL BY LINDSEY RODRIAN

Summer is on its way. It’s hot, you’re sweaty and you are daydreaming of lounging by the pool with your husband. You oil his once bear-like back with ease, and without an ounce of hesitation, you fearlessly remove your cover-up, baring silky smooth legs and a bikini line to match.

The number of treatments varies based on the treatment area. Berkbigler notes it usually takes six to eight treatments for areas above the waist and eight to ten treatments for below the waist. These treatments are spread between four to six weeks, dependent upon your personal hair cycle and other considerations.

Some may think this vision can only be obtained in an alternate universe, but Kimberlee Berkbigler, owner and operator of The K Lounge, promises otherwise. Berkbigler’s extensive medical background proved the perfect foundation as she pursued her training in lasers, microneedling and chemical peels before opening her Gilbert location in June 2013.

While receiving treatments, it is important that you do not wax, pluck or apply chemical depilatories to the treated areas. “But you can shave!” she adds. During treatment, you should protect the area with an SPF of at least 30, and keep it covered when exposed to natural sun or tanning booths. Sun protection should continue for one to two months following the treatment. Berkbigler also asks her clients to avoid steamy showers and workouts for 48 hours following a laser hair treatment.

The K Lounge offers a variety of treatments for summer-ready and anytimebeautiful skin. Treatments include laser hair removal (LHR), microneedling (collagen induction therapy), photofacial, chemical peels, and injectables including Botox, Juvaderm and the newly added Voluma. In addition to these treatments, the pros at The K Lounge can remove brown spots, sun damage, broken capillaries, acne scars, stretch marks, signs of rosacea and, of course, hair! Any area of the body possessing dark brown or black coarse hair can be treated with Berkbigler’s secret weapon… her Starluxx 500. This laser, she explains, possesses the technology to provide numerous treatment modalities based on the particular handpiece attachment. So what does this little laser feel like? She describes it as a “quick little rubber band snap.” According to Berkbigler, the old saying “Pain is Beauty and Beauty is Pain” does not apply here. She finds that many clients postpone their treatments due to fears of a painful process but are soon surprised by the speedy recovery time and complete lack of resonating pain. Recovery time is minimal and consists mostly of redness or bumps lasting only a few hours.

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When you decide to make your hair-free, poolside dream a reality, schedule a personal consultation to answer all of your questions and concerns. After all, knowledge is power, and Berkbigler is a huge advocate of appropriate education and information, “I educate my clients in a relaxing, yet fun environment on the ‘How’s & Why’s’ of LHR and try to dispel any myths or falsehoods they may have heard. I realize that there are a lot of mistruths about LHR and am happy to answer any questions regarding their queries or fears.” Make an appointment today to welcome summer with silky-smooth spontaneity, a boost in self-esteem and an overall love of your body! Mention this article to receive 25% off your first treatment or 10% off of your Laser Hair Removal package! BOOK LHR TODAY AT: The K Lounge: Laser & Medical Aesthetics (Located at the Salon Boutique) 1401 E. Williamsfield Rd., Suite  24, Gilbert (480) 677-9414 facebook.com/theklounge


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BY LINDSEY RODRIAN

HOURS ON

MILL AVENUE You’ve done it again! We are impressed, we’re proud, and we hope you feel empowered. You have a day all to yourself…eight hours… What will you do? Where will you go? If you are in the mood for a massage, a good read, a sweet treat and a strong drink, we’re suggesting (after much research and observation) you head over to the Mill Avenue District for all that and more.

CAFÉ BOA 398 S MILL AVE.

In 1994, Café Boa opened the double doors of their original European bistro. The interior décor produces a contemporary, romantic vibe, while the food continues to be some of the best in the East Valley. The menu is seasonally inspired, all natural and organic, and the wine list will surely please. Visit Café Boa for happy hour seven days a week from 4-7 p.m. (480) 968-9112, cafeboa.com

THE BIG BANG DUELING PIANOS BAR 501 S MILL AVE. #101

The Big Bang produces nights to remember. Enjoy an amazing performance of dueling pianos, laughs and everyone’s favorite sing along songs. The truly talented performers keep the crowd pumped, take requests and pull a few people on stage. Top 40 covers and classic tunes entertain any age group, and reservations are available for large parties. You’ve got to check this place out! (480) 5575595, thebigbangbar.com

LOTIONS AND POTIONS 420 S MILL AVE. #105.

Lotions and Potions is one of the original fragrance shops. Since 1969, this Tempe location offers wonderfully fragrant healthy body care. Stop in to learn about the therapeutic possibilities of essential oils, which are 100 percent pure extracts from flowers, herbs and spices. Also, be sure to stock up on yummy bean pod candles, thyme and more. (480) 968-4652, lotionsandpotions.com

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SPARKY’S OLD TOWN CREAMERY 510 S MILL AVE.

There’s a reason why Sparky’s ice cream is so delicious… it’s churned right here in Arizona. The batches include 15 percent butterfat and fresh cream from neighborhood dairy farms. Their sorbet, yogurt, malts and shakes are equally scrumptious. And the cookie sandwiches, and the Hawaiian shaved ice, and the smoothies, and the coffee drinks and… (480) 921-6228, sparkyscreamery.com


OLD TOWN BOOKS AT TEMPE HARDWARE BUILDING 518 S MILL AVE.

This little bookstore is quite unique. It smells like the world’s best garage sale, or your grandmother’s heirloom chest. The owners are so sweet and willingly to scale the seemingly endless rows, stacks and isles of books in hopes of finding you the perfect one. Classic finds include first edition Dr. Seuss books, timeless classics and obscure specialty books. (480) 968-9881

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Finally, time for a proper pampering! Stop by Mood Swings Salon and Spa for your beauty needs from head to toe. This spot offers everything: massages, airbrush tanning, manicures, pedicures, facials, resurfacing treatments, and the list goes on and on. The trendy, ever-changing environment is influenced by local art displays and housed in a century-old historic building. And, as an official AVEDA salon, Mood Swings uses the environmentally conscious line, also available for purchase. (480) 968-0268, moodswingssalon.com E 5TH ST

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PITAYA

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Pitaya first opened in 1990 in Bloomington, Ind. Today, the Tempe boutique is packed full of the hottest styles, with weekly updates. Prices are great, offering cute crop tops starting under $20. Pitaya is also home to the perfect sundress for every summer occasion and tables full of cute accessories. (480) 5579422, pitaya.com

C.A.S.A. PATIO CAFÉ AND LOUNGE 15 E 6TH ST.

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C.A.S.A possesses every lovely characteristic of a café and lounge. The café covers breakfast, lunch and one hell of a brunch; while the lounge offers dinner plates like the Fidel and a Ceviche Burger. With 30 beers on tap, this spot is also a great meet-up or hang out, and if you’re hungry, they serve a late-night menu until 3:30 a.m. The dog-friendly patio is perfect for a “Sunday Funday” with your pup. Enjoy! (480) 557-8226, casa-sunba.com VALLEY LIFESTYLES MAGAZINE | APRIL 2014

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Sushi culture dates back to fourth century BC, originating in Southeast Asia. It was discovered that the salted fish placed in cooked rice results in the first steps of a fermentation process. Centuries later, the Japanese served the first complete sushi dish, calling it Nare-zushi or “aged sushi.” The popularity of this dish skyrocketed as Buddhism swept the world, gaining popularity because of the religion’s vegetarian restrictions. Sushi evolved over centuries and decades, as creators presented the favorites of today like Raw-nare zushi, Nigiri and specialty rolls. Today, this aspect of Japanese culture is among American favorites. Los Angeles was the first city in America to embrace the Sushi. By the 1970’s everyone was buzzing about this delicious food….the chop sticks, the Saki, the uniqueness of Sashimi and the feeling one gets when finding themselves pushing personal taste limits. We all know how it goes… you start off with the classic California Roll, and you’re hooked. You get a little more adventurous next time, (only because you’re friends squawk, “California Roll?! Does that even count as sushi?”) So, maybe next time the shrimp tempura or the tuna? You take baby steps until you’re munching on fish eggs and thick cuts of salmon sashimi while using your chopsticks like a pro. VALLEY LIFESTYLES MAGAZINE | APRIL 2014

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FOUR COMMON STYLES OF SUSHI: First, Maki-style. This style of sushi is the actual roll. Maki calls all newbie sushi lovers to embrace the culture and expand their taste buds. The sushi ingredients are rolled into rice or seaweed paper and usually drizzled with a tasty sauce and cut into bit size pieces. Maki-style sushi leaves lots of room for creativity, resulting in custom-made, creative bites!

CHOPSTICKS: Chopsticks are an equally important part of sushi culture. Noticeably, chopsticks come in many different forms. The forms reflect the area from which they were born. In Japan, the chopstick was originally used only for religious ceremonies. Eventually, chopsticks made their way into common uses and evolved. A new member of the sushi world can feel a bit nervous with first use. No one wants to be handed to ‘kiddie version’ but don’t brush it off, they are a useful tool! Make sure to use the first chopstick with your middle finger and thumb. Now, onto the chopstick in control, this one is in control of all the movement: grip it with your index finger and thumb for ultimate control. Take a few minutes of practice opening and closing the stick and then go grab some sushi!

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Second is Nigiri, this means means grasped or squeezed. So, this type of sushi includes molded rice with a perfectly fitted piece of fish. Nigiri is often held together with a piece of seaweed and is considered the “finger food� of sushi.

Next comes Sashimi, a true sushi-lovers delight. Sashimi is slices of sushi-grade fish, served alone or with a side of rice. Seafood lovers travel distances for quality sashimi, because there is nothing like it! The most common sashimi includes tuna and salmon.

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OTAKU 2430 S Gilbert Rd #5, Chandler Otaku’s cool atmosphere and creative dishes make for a great location. Chef Ben Le, a sushi chef of over 10 years, enjoys using a fusion meth ology when creating his rolls. Otaku welcomes their chefs creativity with rolls using fruit and having fun with different tastes, oils and sauces. Chef Bens Hot and Messy Roll is a variation of the Spicy Tuna Roll, wrapped in soy paper and tempura fried. It’s then topped with bay scallops, crab mix, massago, avocado, crunchies and spicy mayo and eel sauce. Yum. (480) 821-3908, otakusushi.com

Lastly, we have Chirashi. This style is like a fusion between sashimi and just plain sushi. You can recognize Chirashi by the thick slices of sushi-grade fish topping a bowl of vinegared sushi rice.

SAKE: What’s sushi culture without Sake? For starters, sake is a staple in Japanese culture. The alcoholic beverage, made from fermented rice was often offered to the Gods as a holy tribute in the dawn of Japanese civilization. The “rice wine” quickly made its way into outlets aside from religious ceremony, as noted through ancient text, telling of singing, dancing and sake. The production of sake is pretty interesting, and slightly complex. The rice used specifically for sake is called shuzo kotekimai, the grain is larger and stronger than rice typically eaten by the Japanese. Water plays a huge part in sake production, from the washing of the rice to the dilution of the final product. The Japenese were so set on perfecting their sacred drink, that they opened a sake-brewing research institute in the 20th century. 42

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THE SUSHI ROOM 2475 W Queen Creek Rd, Chandler This sushi joint is bursting with flavor and personality, in both their menu options and establishment. The relaxing outdoor seating offering L couches and a great vibe is paired with equally cool indoor décor. The restaurants unique personality is a perfect compliment to the specialty sushi rolls. Chef Blaze explains, “Maki is a great way to pack in hot, cold, sweet and spicy.” He has created many original rolls on The Sushi Room’s menu. Check out the Poppin Roll for many great tastes fused together! (480) 821-9000, sushiroomaz.com

SHIMOGAMO 2051 W Warner Rd #14, Chandler A hidden gem in Chandler, Shimogamo opened in 2003 and has become a local favorite. The restaurant serves not only sushi, but a variety of authentic yet unique Japanese Izakaya style dishes. As Owner and Executive Chef, Sanae Otomo says, Shimogamo delivers the culinary fusion that respects authenticity. Chef Zack Rodenburg, a sushi chef of eight years, also loves the creativity Maki or rolled sushi allows. His creation, the Zen Roll is an amazing combination of Spicy Yellowtail, Shishito Peppers, Yamagobo, topped w/ White Fish, Scalllions, and Jarapeño Sauce. Head over to Shimogamo and taste his creation yourself! (480) 899-7191, shimogamoaz.com

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Whether you are remodeling a kitchen or updating your backyard, Tanner Materials Tile & Stone provides their customers with quality products, including natural stone, carpet, travertine pavers, granite, marble, kitchen cabinets, wood flooring, mosaics and floor medallions. For over 20 years, the family-owned and operated Tanner Materials Tile & Stone has provided quality licensed, bonded and insured services to their customers. “We have so much, and we do a little bit of everything,” says co-owner Al Fallas. While the weather is still decent, now is a great time to consider a remodel of your front or backyard with the use of elegant pavers. Pavers are cooler than concrete and give any yard space a more appealing look. “We welcome people to our showroom, and we have 3,000 tile samples they can go through for ideas,” notes Fallas about the showrooms at all three of their locations. But, sometimes the best testament to the quality and workmanship of Tanner Materials is to see it installed. “A lot of our business is definitely word of mouth. We’ll work on one neighbor’s house and then the others wind up signing on too,” he adds. “We offer free estimates, and we come out and give them some good ideas on what they can do to their house, whether it’s just for one room or an entire home remodel,” he offers. If a client chooses to visit the showroom or takes advantage of a free in-home estimate, Tanner Materials creates just about any look to perfectly fit your lifestyle. The housing market in the Valley is beginning to rebound, so people are starting to put money back into their home projects. Tanner is particularly skilled with creating dynamic and beautiful kitchens, from flooring and cabinetry to gorgeous granite countertops.

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Porcelain tiles that look like wood are an emerging trend that provides the beauty of wood with the durability of tile. Service and integrity continues to drive the extensive word-of-mouth referrals that fuel Tanner’s customer base. With a company like Tanner in charge of your job, the results will be nothing short of stunning. FOR MORE INFORMATION: TANNER MATERIALS TILE & STONE 800 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler Additional locations in Phoenix and Tucson (480) 814-9838 tannertileandstone.com


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Right now, landscaping is all about beautiful rock in Arizona. From boulders, rip rap, pavers and distinctive flagstone to top soil, garden walls, golf course materials and sports turf, Pioneer Landscaping has a huge selection of landscaping products to help you create the yard of your dreams. You could say that Pioneer Landscaping Materials will “rock your world.” The resurgence in home construction has brought about new needs in landscaping, especially for those who have been waiting for the housing market to rebound or for homeowners who bought a few years ago and are ready to install a new yard or upgrade an existing year. Completing or upgrading a yard adds curb appeal and value to the home. Through Pioneer Landscaping, there are product choices for just about any budget. 52

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“Pavers are hands down the number one thing that people are using for their patios, and they’re very versatile,” says Pioneer’s Director of Marketing, Kevin Guzior. Pavers come in several different styles and sizes, allowing for a wide variety of patterns and looks. In most instances, pavers are not as costly as concrete. “We have a product called the Madera Series paver, and it’s a unique paver that comes in a three-piece set. They’re very large and have an embossed top. People love them.” Allan block walls and garden walls are also very popular right now. Both pavers and walls can lend a unique charm to backyard living spaces and around pools. Quality artificial turf is gaining popularity amongst homeowners who want less yard maintenance but the look of grass. Some companies offer a five or eight

year warranty on artificial turf. Pioneer provides a 10year warranty. Homeowners are welcome to visit any of the Pioneer Landscaping Materials locations and peruse the selections of materials, inspect them for color, or to maybe even get some new ideas. The public is also invited to bring their own landscapers by to compare the various rock types and colors. Each Pioneer location has a gorgeous display to discover. “We have a ton of do-it-yourself customers and we carry hundreds of quality products,” states Guzior. FOR MORE INFORMATION: PIONEER LANDSCAPING MATERIALS 5 East Valley locations Same day or next day delivery in most instances (480) 926-8200 pioneersand.com


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BY DON AND ANN JACKSON


Santa Barbara has long been known as The American Riviera, and for good reasons. In our eyes, no other U.S city delivers such a dramatic seaside setting reminding us so much of the European Riviera and especially Spain’s Mediterranean coast. The spectacular mountain and ocean landscapes are awe inspiring, and the ever-present Spanish influences provide visitors a setting unparalleled in this country. This is one of those rare cities where most folks who live there are ecstatic to call it home, and many of us who visit wish we could move there. City envy prevails! So what else is there about Santa Barbara that has turned us and other vacationers into lifelong devotees? Well, read on! WHAT TO DO: Any city with such a fantastic harbor, pristine beaches and extraordinary seashore lends itself to all the water sports and activities you might expect. Sailing, kayaking, surfing, ocean swims, standup paddle surfing, deep sea fishing and any type of boating await. The Discovery Channel proclaimed that the Santa Barbara channel is some of the best year-round whale watching sites on the planet, and on our recent trip, we saw plenty of grey

whales cavorting on their way north. www.condorexpress.com Beach walks and biking or strolls along the picturesque Cabrillo Boulevard pathways are always pleasant. Hiking trails in the nearby mountains can be physically exhilarating and provide unparalleled views of the city, coastline and offshore islands. Wine lovers should head for the Urban Wine Trail, where a number of local wineries have tasting rooms within a few blocks of each other and near the beachfront. www.urbanwinetrailsb. com Our personal favorite: Santa Barbara Winery. www. sbwinery.com WHAT TO SEE: One of the first places visitors should go is the county courthouse’s tower for wonderful vistas of the city. There isn’t a courthouse anywhere in California that compares to this imposing Spanish-Moorish architectural gem. And be sure to take an complimentary tour of the building itself, and then drive by during evening hours to view the magnificent night-lit splendor. www.santabarbaracourthouse.org Must-visits include: Mission Santa Barbara with its distinctive twin bell towers- the universally proclaimed Queen of California Missions has been

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SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA

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beautifully maintained; Santa Barbara Zoo- large enough to display some magnificent animal enclosures but small enough to explore in a day or less, especially with young children; Botanic Garden- 78 acres of native California fauna that invites exploration. Other recommended options, depending on interest, include: the highly regarded Museum of Art downtown and the Maritime Museum at the harbor; enticing yesteryear tours of Casa del Herrero and Lotusland, two notable estates and gardens in the upscale Montecito residential enclave (also noted for many celebrity estates); family friendly Ty Warner Sea Center on Stearn’s Wharf; and historic El Presidio State Park downtown. WHERE TO STAY: The Eagle Inn, within a block of the beach is a hidden jewel. This small tastefully decorated boutique property, with 31 rooms, exudes a sense of welcome and joie de vivre. Accommodations are superb, especially the rooms located to the rear of the property. www.theeagleinn.com If you prefer a bed and breakfast, look no further than The Cheshire Cat. We’ve stayed there a couple of times over the years and are always delighted with 58

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our decision. Alice in Wonderland aficionados will enjoy all the memorabilia and room names like Tweedle Dum. www.cheshirecat. com For those readers who want to stay at one of the finest resorts on the West Coast for a special occasion getaway, Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara is a perfect choice. This grand dame, owned by Ty Warner of Beanie Baby fame, has always been one of our favorite premier resorts. If your pocketbook can handle the pricey rates, go for it! www.fourseasons.com/santabarbara On a tight budget? If so, we’d recommend the Cabrillo Inn on East Beach offering the lowest local rates we could find. Although the rooms are modest, the complimentary breakfasts were unbelievably first rate. A great value with ocean views! www.cabrillo-inn.com WHERE TO DINE: The culinary scene in Santa Barbara has many mouth- watering choices to satisfy anyone’s price range or ethnic preferences. Here


are a few to whet your appetite. Any meal at the Biltmore or the famous celebrity club across the road, the Coral Casino, should be on your list. Bouchon, an intimate cafe serving wine country cuisine is one of the most critically acclaimed restaurants in town and certainly worth a reservation. www.bouchonsantabarbara.com Downey’s, another critic favorite, has been providing memorable dinners and impeccable service for over 20 years. www.downeyssb.com And don’t miss having breakfast at the original Sambo’s, a waterfront landmark for over 50 years and still serving delectable pancakes and complimentary chocolate chip and blueberry muffins. www.sambosrestaurant. com We also enjoyed dinners at Blue Agave, a local favorite for nightlife and serving what we’d call global fusion cuisine, and Endless Summer Café-Bar, a funky surfer hangout at the harbor. Other foodie faves deserving readers’ consideration: Pierre LaFond Bistro/Wine Bar; Brasil Arts Cafe; Louie’s California Bistro; Anderson’s Bakery; Pascucci’s; Blue Tavern; The Lark; Lucky Penny; Shop Café; and Sama Sama Kitchen.

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Santa Barbara’s sheer beauty, abundant history and myriad of activities and attractions should enhance every moment of your stay. And, of course, it’s always a dream destination for relaxation. For more information on everything Santa Barbara including many options on lodging, dining, nightlife, shopping, spas, activities, golf, wine tasting and events, go to their Visit Santa Barbara easy-to-navigate website: www.SantaBarbaraCa.com.

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High Tide, a recently opened seafood restaurant in Gilbert, has a good shot at being one of the East Valley’s hottest restaurants. Great seafood is hard to come by, but have a sit-down with High Tide’s Executive Chef Eric Emlet, and you’ll be convinced why the quality of the seafood and the methodology behind the cooking makes his restaurant the best around. The fish, for example, is flown in daily from the finest purveyor on the West Coast—Santa Monica Seafood. “They go above and beyond even the highest standards,” says Chef Emlet. Some of the items on the menu are considered boutique. The salmon is sushi-grade and comes from a tiny purveyor called Skuna Bay off the west coast of Vancouver Island. “It’s this tiny place where the fishermen live right on the shoreline. It’s their craft,” he notes.

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Swimming in glacier-fed waters, these fish live in pens that are 98.5 percent water and only 1.5 percent fish, so the salmon have plenty of room to swim around and build up healthy muscle. All this makes for a mild, buttery, fresh and tender fish. And the salmon reaches Chef Emlet within 48 hours of being harvested. It’s an exclusive piece of fish. Then there are the boutique oysters. Chef Emlet’s eyes twinkle a little when he talks about the oysters. “You’ve got your Blue Points and other oysters you can find just about anywhere, but I like to feature the oysters with nuanced flavor,” he explains. The Grassy Bar oyster is one such specimen. They are raised carefully by a family-run operation out of Morro Bay, Calif. They are rich, very plump and briny. Then there is the Hama Hama of Hood Canal, Wash. These are thick-shelled, beach grown, slow-growing oysters with a mild, fruity aftertaste and great salinity. These delights and other menu items are steam pot cooked. It’s a high pressure

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method where the food item is cooked by the steam, but doesn’t actually come in contact with it. The cooking process takes three to four minutes and seals in flavor. And each entrée is cooked in a separate pot. Other menu items include cioppino, mussels, king crab, cod, shrimp and calamari to name a few. Chef Emlet is enthusiastic about all facets of the operation. The restaurant has an open quality and the steam pots sit behind a U-shaped bar, so if you wish, you can enjoy a cocktail and watch your gorgeous seafood being prepared. High Tide has a full bar with a premium well, a varied wine list and eight craft beers on tap. Not only is Chef Emlet passionate about the quality of his product, he comes to High Tide with a strong resume. He did a seven-year stint as Executive Chef at Superstition Mountain Golf and Country Club, and that’s where he met High Tide owner, Chris Glass. Both a saltwater and freshwater fisherman since his youth, Chef Emlet was drawn from the shores of Lake Michigan to the Pacific Coast to pursue his dream of being a chef. His skills were honed over eight years as manager and executive chef at two restaurants in San

Diego’s Mission Beach neighborhood. He furthered his expertise at Scottsdale’s Culinary Institute Le Cordon Bleu, graduating with Alpha Beta Kappa honors. He sees High Tide as an opportunity to bring diners the essence of seafood with a twist. Though the quality ingredients stand on their own, crowd pleasers like “The King”--king crab legs, scallops, salmon, citrus scented mushrooms and roasted tomato served in a light saffron cream sauce, and “Tide Roast”--brandy, lobster, citrus broth simmered with tomato cream and choice of seafood have already created a buzz. He shares, “One diner came up to Chris the other day and actually gave him a hug and said, ‘Thank you for opening a restaurant like this; we’re so lucky to have you.’” Indeed. High Tide is open for lunch and dinner, and they have happy hour specials: $2 off appetizers, $3.50 craft beers and specials on house wines. TO VISIT: High Tide Seafood Bar & Grill 2540 S. Val Vista Drive, Gilbert (480) 821-9950 hightideseafoodbar.com


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STRAWBERRIES BY LINDSEY RODRIAN

   Nothing says spring like fresh, ripe strawberries. Although the fruit is available year- round, the most popular berry in the world hits its peak between April and July. The heart-shaped fruit, hailing from Rome, boasts many nutritional benefits like healthy-heart and blood pressure support. Packed full of vitamins, fiber and healthy cholesterol, the little berry is a powerful source of antioxidants and a healthy fix for anyone with a 64

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sweet tooth. Strawberries are extremely perishable, so examine the fruit for a firm and plump texture with shiny, deep red color and attached cap. This berry does not continue to ripen after picked, so avoid any with white-green color spots. When considering shelf life, studies show that strawberries begin to lose nutrients like vitamin C and polyphenol antioxidants after two days of storage. Keeping the fruit in a cold, humid spot

will aid in the prevention of nutrition loss. Luckily, California strawberries are grown year-round and can easily be found fresh at local grocery stores. The fragrantly sweet and vibrant strawberry can add color and taste to any meal. Include the raw berry in a salad for a sweet taste and luscious red aesthetics. Or, include in a desert for a yummy digestive aid full of enzymes.


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CANTINA LAREDO - AT SANTAN VILLAGE. Serving modern Mexican food in a sophisticated, vibrant atmosphere. The Mexico City style menu includes grilled fish, chicken and steaks complimented by signature sauces such as chipotle-wine with portobello mushrooms or sauteéd artichoke hearts and roasted red bell peppers. Enjoy the award-winning signature margarita, the Casa Rita, made from fresh lime juice and the finest tequila. Serving lunch, dinner, drinks, Sunday brunch. Full service catering and private event dining available. 2150 East Williams Field Rd., Gilbert (480) 782-6777, Cantinalaredo.com Sun-Thurs: 11am-10pm Fri & Sat: 11am-11pm

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SOCAL FISH TACO COMPANY – IN DOWNTOWN GILBERT. The coastal California-inspired food café has given Gilbert’s Heritage District surf vibe. From the East Valley family which established Mesa’s Seafood Market three decades ago, SoCal Fish Taco Company is a beachcomber’s take on today’s gastropub, serving premium microbrews and quick, zesty, affordable food in unfussy under-roof and under-the-stars patio settings. Fish tacos, wraps, fresh salads, crab cakes, large shrimp, raw oysters and chowder in a bread bowl: This is food you buy on the beach or from taco stands near the beach in El Segundo, Marina del Rey, Manhattan Beach and Coronado Island. This is food that brings thoughts of the waves, billowing blue sky and feet-in-the-sand summer memories. 219. N. Gilbert Road, Gilbert (480) 80-SOCAL (76225), socalfishtacos.com Mon-Sat: 11am-9pm, Closed Sundays

This gem of a wine bar in Ahwatukee is quite impressive. Zoya Vora-Shah, My Wine Cellar Wine Bar and Bistro owner, totally hit the nail on the head with this quaint bistro. Their menu is mostly seasonal, boasting the freshest, local ingredients. Not to mention, everything is made from scratch by Chef Sarah Baer. The unique, small kitchen and contemporary, cozy vibe create the perfect ambiance, while the extensive drink menu makes for a memorable evening. Enjoy homemade entrees like Pasta Primavera, Steak au Poivre and Salmon Cakes. Delicious flatbreads are also available--gluten-free for those on restricted diets. My Wine Cellar offers a variety of options on their drink menu, even a build-your-own wine flight! In addition, they offer sparkling, white and red wine, sake, and draft and bottled beers and cider from all over the world. Join the wine club for monthly handpicked wines by their sommelier! And don’t miss out on upcoming beer dinners with different craft brews that are perfectly complimented by unique food pairings. Don’t forget happy hour featuring a wide selection of wines by the glass starting at $5, large craft beers for $5, and awesome discounts on the small bites menu. FOR MORE INFORMATION:

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At Wok Box, our goal is to create the freshest Asian food using quality and nutritious ingredients, while making meals convenient and affordable. Our menu offers a variety of flavors from all over Asia with Noodle and Rice Boxes, Small Bites, Naan-Wiches, Soup and more. Wok Box even caters to vegetarian, vegan or wheat free diets and has over 50 locations in North America, including Gilbert, Arizona. Catering and feasts are also available for larger groups. Whether you dine in or take out, enjoy a fresh alternative to traditional fast food at Wok Box! It’s more fun in a box! 2224 E. Williams Field Rd., Gilbert (480) 999-3299, www.wokbox.net


Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant is the ideal place for your next dining occasion. Fresh, handcrafted beer and innovative cuisine served in an upscale yet casual atmosphere – that’s what the Gordon Biersch experience is all about! With a broad variety of items featuring inspired flavors, our menu has something for everyone. Our commitment to produce only the highest-quality products is also evident in the beer that we serve. All of our handcrafted German lagers are brewed according to guidelines dating back 500 years. Gordon Biersch is the place where friends and families go for great food, fresh beer and good times!   Gordon Biersch San Tan 2218 E. Williams Field Rd., Ste. 101 Gilbert, (480) 722-0883 gordonbiersch.com facebook.com/GBSanTan

Tc’s Pub & Grub Want to feel special and welcomed by familiar faces? TC’s Pub and Grub offers all the comfort of the local community with the excitement of family-fun and entertainment all week long. Where else can you find indoor and outdoor seating, patio games and happy hour specials seven days a week? Come in and experience all the fun and flavorful, from scratch entrees, daily soup specials and classic pub food TC’s Pub and Grub has to offer. Sun 11am-10pm • Mon-Wed 11am-11pm Thurs 11am-12am • Fri & Sat 11am-2am 7205 S Power Rd, Suite A104 Queen Creek, (480) 988-0313 tcs-pub-and-grub.com

PARADISE BAKERY - AT SANTAN VILLAGE. Is all that shopping making you hungry? Stop by Paradise Bakery & Cafe at San Tan Village shopping center for a wide variety of menu selections including delicious cookies and baked goods, breakfast items, soups, salads and sandwiches. All of our menu items are prepared daily with only the finest ingredients available, just as you would at home. We are a “hands-on” bakery and cafe concept, which is what sets us apart and keeps our loyal customers coming back, again and again. We look forward to seeing you at Paradise Bakery & Cafe at San Tan Village! 2156 E. Williams Field Rd., Gilbert (480) 889-7080, paradisebakery.com Mon-Fri 6am-9pm; Sat 7am-9pm; Sun 7am-8pm Breakfast: Mon-Fri 6-10am; Sat & Sun 7-11am | Free Wi-Fi

High Tide Seafood Bar and Grill understands that great seafood is hard to come by, but Chef Eric Emlet makes it his mission to serve only the best. The fish is flown in daily from the finest purveyor on the West Coast—Santa Monica Seafood. Some of the items on the menu are considered boutique. The salmon is sushi-grade and comes from a tiny purveyor called Skuna Bay off the west coast of Vancouver Island. And don’t forget the oysters! The restaurant has an open quality and the steam pots sit behind a U-shaped bar, so if you wish, you can enjoy a cocktail and watch your gorgeous seafood being prepared. High Tide has a full bar with a premium well, a varied wine list and eight craft beers on tap. High Tide Seafood Bar and Grill 2540 S. Val Vista Drive, Gilbert (480) 821-9950 hightideseafoodbar.com Sun-Thurs 11am-9pm Friday and Saturday 11am-10pm

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Zappone’s is an authentic Italian Bistro nestled in the neighborhood of Gilbert. Chef/ Owner Sal makes fresh Ravioli and Manicotti from scratch daily. Italian Crusty Bread is baked fresh daily. Try the Funghi Pizza, with Crimini Mushrooms, mozzarella, caramelized onions, and truffle oil. Join us for Happy Hour Monday-Saturday 3-6pm for Bruschetta, cocktails, wine, and much more starting at $4. Once a month we offer Demo Cooking class on Saturday for $30. Live Entertainment each Fri 7-close Buy a $50 Gift Certificate - get a $10 bonus Holiday Catering Available Open Mon-Sat 11-9pm, Sunday closed 1652 N. Higley Rd, Ste 103 Gilbert, (480) 218-2338 NW Corner of Higley and Baseline

H&H CITY PIZZA developed when two chefs were united by their wild ideas, love for unexpected flavors, and overall passion for food. The company was started to provide a different approach to pizza. Using local produce, importing the best tomatoes from Italy, and hand stretching every dough to order, ensures the best quality every time. The pizza is wood fired at 800 degrees using Arizona pecan for a taste that is world-class. The name comes from close-to-home values, the H’s represent the owner’s wives names. H&H CITY PIZZA offers a fast casual, family friendly restaurant for all to enjoy. Southwest corner of Arizona and Ocotillo 4040 S. Arizona Ave. #17, Chandler (480) 659-8170, www.hhcitypizza.com

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Seafood Market & Restaurant is a family owned establishment which opened in 1991 in Mesa. It is not only a restaurant but a fresh seafood market too, just as the name suggests. Fish & shellfish selections are delivered daily and are always fresh, never thawed. And we only buy the BEST! With an extensive mouth-watering menu to include King Salmon, Scallops, Crab, Lobster & Orange Roughy, there is also delicious chicken, juicy steaks & pasta for guests to enjoy. Seafood Market has won several recognition awards including being honored with a 4 out of 4 star rating. 3406 E. Baseline Rd., Mesa (Val Vista Rd.) (480) 633-1580 seafoodmarketrestaurant.com

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This family owned and operated business was born in honor of their passion for extra virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegars. As owners Diana and Michael Serafine explain, “Passion and quality- this is what 4 Buona Vita stands for!” The 100% extra virgin olive oil is even produced by small olive oil farms in the United States. Diana and Michael Serafine state the many health benefits of their products, which include polyphenols and antioxidant properties that help prevent certain types of cancer, reduce high blood pressure and lower cholesterol levels. Enhance your cooking with an array of balsamic vinegars including, Aged 18-Year White Balsamic, Barrel Aged Balsamic, and Raspberry, Strawberry or Stout Fig Balsamic. Available extra virgin olive oils include: Arbequina, Crispy Bacon, Crushed Meyer Lemon, Flaming Jalapeno, Key Lime and Garlic in the Raw, just to name a few! Don’t miss out on 4 Buona Vita’s flavor of the month corporate gift basket options and gift cards.

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Our satisfying and tasty menu features the freshest produce, all natural and hormone-free meats, made-from-scratch baked goods and oh so much more. Plus, The Spot supports local people. The nearby school sports team, community charities… We love our little nook in the Gilbert neighborhood. Homey touches like speedy deliveries to keep us connected to you, our friends and neighbors here in Gilbert. When you want a fresh and friendly lunch, dinner or delivery from your favorite local hangout, just hit The Spot! NE Corner of Higley & Ray Road 1493 S Higley Rd., Suite 102 Gilbert, (480) 279-5553 TheSpotAZ.com

taku This family (and date night!) friendly, locally owned sushi and Asian fusion restaurant is conveniently located just south of the 202 San Tan  on Gilbert Road in the Watermark Center.  Valley diners will love the way Otaku’s staff combine an obsession for the freshest fish and weekly specialty items with a fanatical belief that guests should be welcomed and made to feel welcome. For guests that don’t enjoy sushi, they have a full selection of hot food from a variety of cuisines including Chinese, Thai, Korean and Japanese. Stop in today and discover your local Asian destination. 2430 S. Gilbert Rd. Ste. 5, Chandler, (480) 821-3908  otakusushi.com   facebook.com/otakusushi


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NOW ENROLLING FOR JANUARY 2014 Introducing the Olive Mill’s NEW breakfast menu. The Olive Mill is now open at 8am daily for breakfast. Already famous for their made-from-scratch lunch menu featuring the Food Network’s acclaimed Kalamata sandwich, breakfast includes signature benedicts [shown here] as well as the “Olive Farmer’s Breakfast” and Vanilla Bean Waffles. New offerings include the “Angry Swine” omelette featuring sausage from The Pork Shop, Ricotta and Vanilla Pancakes, Challah French Toast finished with honey Mascarpone cheese, Nutella, and flambe banana, and “Beast and eggs” fried top sirloin steak with two eggs any style. 25062 South Meridian Rd Queen Creek, (480) 888-9290 queencreekolivemill.com 

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Cheech & Chong APRIL 12

Enjoy a night of laughs at Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino with Cheech & Chong. Successful beyond their wildest dreams, the iconic comedy duo defined an era with their hilariously irreverent, satirical, counterculture, no-holds-barred comedy routines. Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong’s phenomenal success began on the standup comedy circuit, which led to nine hit comedy albums and eight hit films, breaking box office records, shattering comedy album sales, garnering multiple Grammy nominations and mesmerizing fans for more than a decade. Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino, 5040 Wild Horse Pass Blvd, Chandler, (520) 796-7777, wingilariver.com/ wild-horse-pass

Spring Movies in the Park

Phoenix Pride Celebration

Grab the whole family and head to Biltmore Fashion Park for classic movies under the stars. Enjoy films like The Wizard of Oz, Something’s Gotta Give, The Sting, Singin’ in the Rain, Live & Let Die and more. Free admission! Biltmore Fashion Park, 2502 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, (602) 955-8400, shopbiltmore.com

For over 30 years, Phoenix Pride has been organizing marches, rallies, parades, entertainment, and educational events to celebrate the Phoenix LGBTQ community. The Phoenix Pride festival features over 150 entertainment performances on 5 stages. Headliners for 2013 were Australian pop-rock sensation, The Veronicas, and breakthrough duo, Karmin. The festival brings a variety of food vendors, as well as an Arts Expo, KidsSpace, Sway Events VIP Experience, and Karamba’s Dance Pavilion. Combined with participation from government officials, services, private corporations and celebrities, the Phoenix Pride Festival continues to raise positive awareness about the metro-Phoenix LGBTQ community. Steele Indian School Park, 300 E. Indian School Rd, Phoenix, phoenixpride.org

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Disney On Ice: 100 Years of Magic APRIL 10–12

Join the celebration as 65 of Disney’s unforgettable characters from 18 beloved stories come to life as Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic! The one-and- only Mickey Mouse, the irresistible Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Donald Duck, Jiminy Cricket, Pinocchio and many Disney princesses will captivate you. Be thrilled by exciting moments from The Lion King; Mulan; Disney/Pixars Finding Nemo; The Incredibles, and Toy Story films in a skating spectacular filled with magical Disney moments you’ll remember forever. US Airways Center, 201 E Jefferson St, Phoenix, (602) 3792000, usairwayscenter.com

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Diana Krall APRIL 8

Singer and pianist, Diana Krall, is one of the most popular and best-selling jazz artists of her generation, and the Grammy Award-winning performer has dazzled Mesa Arts Center audiences with her elegant renditions of pop and jazz standards. This one-night-only performance is part of an international tour in support of her most recent album, Glad Rag Doll, an exhilarating and adventurous collection of tunes she calls simply “a song and dance record.” Mesa Arts Center, 1 E Main St, Mesa, (480) 644-6500, mesaartscenter.com


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Pat’s Run APRIL 26

Pat’s Run is named for, and held in memory of, Pat Tillman. Pat attended Arizona State University and was a professional football player with the Arizona Cardinals. After 9/11, he decided to enlist in the army, foregoing his multi-year, multi-million dollar football contract to serve his country. On April 22, 2004, while serving in Afghanistan, he was killed in the line of duty. He was 27 years old. Pat’s Run is an annual running/walking event commemorating his ultimate sacrifice. Proceeds benefit the foundation established after his death. Sun Devil Stadium, 500 E Veterans Way, Tempe, pattillmanfoundation.org

Chandler Art Walk APRIL 18

This event provides a fun family atmosphere where you can browse the many different types of art available from talented artists. It’s a monthly community event featuring local artists and musicians, and is a great opportunity to visit all of the unique establishments in downtown Chandler. Historic Downtown Chandler, downtownchandler.org

Earth Day Phoenix APRIL 22

Come celebrate the 44th anniversary of Earth Day! Join Keep Phoenix Beautiful in downtown Phoenix on Tuesday, April 22nd from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the adopted park, Cesar Chavez Plaza, directly across from City Hall. You’ll learn about recycling and sustainability, take home useful giveaways, and share your enthusiasm with thousands of environmentally minded attendees! Cesar Chavez Plaza, 201 West Washington Street, Phoenix

Gavin DeGraw APRIL 30

Lana Del Rey APRIL 15

Elizabeth Grant remade herself into the femme fatale pop character Lana Del Rey. The name was inspired by both the late actress Lana Turner and former Ford Del Rey automobiles and was more fitting for her music’s atmospheric and cinematic tone, full of sweeping orchestral and retro-sounding, 60s-tinged pop. Her songs flood the radio and her performance is enchanting- don’t miss it! Comerica Theatre, 400 W Washington St, Phoenix, (602) 379-2800, comericatheatre.com

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Gavin Shane DeGraw is an American musician and singer-songwriter. He is known for his songs “Chariot”, “Follow Through”, “I Don’t Want to Be” (which is the theme song for the television drama series One Tree Hill), “In Love with a Girl”, “Not Over You”, “Soldier”, “Sweeter”, and “Best I Ever Had”. He has sold over a million records in the United States, and is sure to bring the house down during his Parachute Tour at the Celebrity Theatre. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N 32nd St, Phoenix, (602) 267-1600, celebritytheatre.com


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FINAL THOUGHTS

RECYCLING: Doing My Part BY KELLY POLLARD

   I’m going to attempt to write a column this month that doesn’t have the word ‘wine’ in it. I’m noticing this has become an alarming trend in previous columns for this magazine, and I don’t want readers to think that all I do is sit around in my pajamas chugging Sauvignon Blanc while watching Bachelor reruns. The problem is, my boss asked me to write about recycling. What’s the first thing to pop into my head like the thunking sound of a cork? When I think of recycling, the shaming sound of shattering bottles tumbling into the recycling truck on pickup day comes to mind.    The official definition of recycling is to treat or process used or waste material to make it suitable for reuse. I grew up in a generation feeling ashamed for wasting trees by using too much paper. As an aspiring writer back then, I wasted many trees. Now that my sons are in school, I’m hip to the concept of a school recycling program where tireless volunteers collect and sort used juice pouches and chip bags for cash, and cafeteria workers give almost daily lectures to the students on which bins they should throw their milk cartons and plastic sandwich bags into. They’re raising our future generation of recyclers who have learned to reprimand their parents for using plastic baggies to hold their sandwiches, rather than the more ecofriendly, reusable bags.    Don’t even get me started on plastic bag bans in grocery stores and how I’ve now mastered the art of forgetting my reusable bags in my garage. I’m not bagging on the recycling industry. I’m actually married into it. My husband has been a maintenance manager at a garbage company for years now. The monstrous machine that sorts the recycling of thousands of customers is a frequent caller on our Saturday nights when it inexplicably breaks down and he has to drop everything to get it running again. I know what my piles of recycling look like when I’ve entertained people over a long weekend. Imagine that multiplied by thousands of consumers.   I do know how to recycle clothing. A friend delivers clothes that her son has outgrown every few months, where I turn around and hand off the ones my sons have outgrown to another friend. I’ve shopped thrift stores since before Macklemore made them hip. I attend ‘naked lady’ parties where I can shop other gals’ clothing and offload outfits I’m just not into anymore. In case you were wondering, these parties involve wine. Speaking of wine and recycling: have you heard that some forward-thinking wineries and wine bars will offer repeat customers the option of refilling growlers with wine? Now I can stock up on vino and be kind to Mother Earth, while avoiding the clanging, crashing shame of a case of empty wine bottles dropping into the recycling truck every Tuesday morning. Anything to do my part. 74

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