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Decades of Decadence in Support of the Arts Each year, thousands flock to the all about,” stated McMahon. events of the Scottsdale Culinary Among the organizations that Festival. This year marks the event’s receive funding are Musical 36th anniversary and features more Instrument Museum, the opera, than 100 restaurants and dozens of the ballet and many other art-based renowned chefs between programs. April 8 and April 13. The Great Arizona It serves as the primary Picnic is April 12-13 at fundraiser for Scottsdale Scottsdale Civic Center League for the Arts, and features a huge which supports artists, variety of food and art programs and arts spirits vendors offering education. Since 2002, tastings of their unique the league has given items via individual food more than $3.8 million to tickets, which can be the arts across the Valley. Cathy Bua (shown here in purchased at the event. This year’s festival is a vintage photo) has been (General admission is shaping up to be another taking part in the Scottsdale $10 and tasting tickets epic year, according to Culinary Festival since its are $1 each, with food inception. officials. being priced individually “We have a couple things we’re doing by vendor.) differently,” said Jerry McMahon, One vendor who has been with the Scottsdale League for the Arts board event since the beginning is Cathy president. Bua, known around the Valley as the “We’re opening up Tuesday night owner of Cathy’s Rum Cake Caterers. (April 8) with an event at The Bua no longer has a retail presence but Casablanca Lounge and it’s going to continues to participate in the festival. be a sensational evening with close up, “This year, I’m going to be working sleight-of-hand by an artist working with the Sogno Toscano Olive Oil. with us and we’re going to make it I’ve designed a black tie optional.” lemon cake that On Thursday, April 10, there will be I’m going to be a “mystery dinner.” doing with their “It’s going to be a surprise,” olive oil and it’s McMahon said. “It’s going to be a very special. tremendously new experience and I’m doing some we’re calling it An Artist’s Palate and forms of herb will have very limited seating of 36 cakes, like people.” lemon basil. It’s The Chocolate and Wine Experience very fun, fresh is set for Wednesday, April 9, at the and new.” Musical Instrument Museum in Bua is excited to participate in the Phoenix. A day later are the Burger Scottsdale Culinary Festival again this Battle, Bubbles and Bliss and Artists’ year. “You meet so many beautiful Palate, and Friday, April 11, features people, you’re involved with all these Eat, Drink and Be Pretty. (Weekday wonderful new chefs and you’re events are at different locations, around people who really understand check website for details and ticketing and enjoy food. They share your information.) passion.” “Our net proceeds are dedicated For additional information, tickets to grants throughout the Valley and and the full schedule, including the Maricopa County for arts and arts Great Arizona Picnic entertainment education and that’s what we’re really lineup, visit www.scottsdalefest.org. classifieds

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Movement Always Influenced Pilobolus Member Kriston By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Growing up attending dance and slumber parties thrown by her older sister, Jordan Kriston had no idea that the intimacy and creativity of these events would inspire her future profession. The Phoenix native is part of the renowned Connecticut-based dance troupe called Pilobolus. Known for its witty, gravity-defying acts of balance and contortion, the group performs two shows on Friday, March 28, and Saturday, March 29, at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. For tickets, visit www. scottsdaleperformingarts.org/events/ Pilobolus. “I have an older sister who was really into dance,” said Kriston of sister, Micah, who’s a dance teacher at McClintock High School. “I picked up dance when I was in high school and I got a little more serious about it right before I graduated. “My sister would teach me cheers. She would teach me dances. She’s 12

years older than me. She would throw slumber parties for me and we would have dance parties. She was a huge influence on my life. Dance includes a lot of creativity and a lot of physicality. It seemed like a combination of all of the things I was interested in.” After earning a bachelor of fine arts in dance performance from Arizona State University in 2006, she moved to Brooklyn, N.Y., to pursue a career in dance. During her time in New York, she worked with H.T. Chen, Dian Dong, Douglas Dunn and Karl Anderson. After auditioning twice, Kriston started a full-time position with Pilobolus Dance Theatre in August 2010. “The biggest challenge of being in this group, in particular, is we all work so closely, so we really end up like being family,” said the Camelback High School graduate. “Because we have so many different personalities, you have to be understanding and patient. All of

Pilobolus will perform its version of “All is Not Lost” during its shows on Friday, March 28, and Saturday, March 29, at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. The troupe collaborated on a video for the song by the tune’s creators OK Go! Photo by Nadirah Zakariya

us work a lot on our communication skills with each other because it’s something we have to do verbally and physically all the time. We’re so different that sometimes it can be difficult. “It’s also one of the best things that I’ve ever been able to learn. When we’re working and we don’t understand each other, it’s not like you can just leave a conversation. We’re forced in our work to deal with conflict as it comes up. You learn a lot about yourself. You learn a lot about what you do under stress and what your strengths are.”

At the shows, which include nudity and adult themes, theater goers can expect “variety” as well as “lots of theater and lots of athleticism.” Included in its repertory is its version of “All is Not Lost,” a collaboration it did with the pop band OK Go! (For the video, visit www.youtube.com/ watch?v=ur-y7oOto14) “That was such a fun process,” she said. “They’re really cool guys. I was surprised to see that they were game to jump into leotards with us. They were in unitards just like we were for the music video. Being in Pilobolus has been an amazing experience.”

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By Meghan McCoy A 45-year-old organization is working to promote friendship by offering day and night activities for residents of Scottsdale and the surrounding area. “I think it has certainly made me feel more a part of the Valley of the Sun,” said Nancy Schmidt, a club member and past president. “I love Carefree, but being a part of Newcomers keeps me coming down to the Valley, which I think is important.” President Terry Bachenheimer said the club began as the Welcome Wagon Club in 1968. It separated from that group and changed its name to Newcomers Club of Scottsdale in 1999. However, residency in Scottsdale is not a requirement to join the club, nor is it necessary that members are new to the area. The club is open to all residents (and part-time residents) of the greater Phoenix metropolitan area. “I found it (to be) a lifeline for me,” Bachenheimer said about when she moved to the Valley five years ago. “There are so many activities. I can be busy every single day.” The club’s 400 members, who participate in the many daily, weekly and monthly activities, pay $25 a year to join. There are additional fees for certain activities. “Every little group is self-sustaining, but nothing is terribly expensive,” Bachenheimer explained. A monthly newsletter lets members know what is on the docket.

“Once a month we have a happy hour, usually at a restaurant,” Bachenheimer said. “New and prospective members can join us.” In addition, she said they also have a lot of nighttime eat, drink and be merry groups for individuals. They include Daytime Gourmet, Nibbles ‘n’ Nosh, Retro Cocktail Party, Saturday Night Live, The Supper Club, Vitamin F (friendship) for Fun and a wine-tasting group. The Dirty Double Dozen meets once a month and has two dozen wine glasses that are used at its monthly functions. A Simply Gourmet group also meets once a month. Bachenheimer said a hostess plans a menu for the night and everyone shares the expense and participates by making a dish. Other offshoots include two book clubs—nonfiction and fiction—as well as a mystery book club for individuals to join monthly. Newcomers Club of Scottsdale also has a film club that meets the third Tuesday of the month to discuss a movie that was chosen during the previous month’s gathering. There are groups for those who enjoy playing games, specific groups for men and a few groups for travelers, as well as a new hiking group. For more information or to join the club, visit its website at www. newcomersclubofscottsdale.com, send an email to membership@ newcomersclubofscottsdale.com or call (480) 990-1976.

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By Lynette Carrington Scottsdale residents likely remember The Doll House and Toy Store from its previous locations that have graced the city since 1977. Most recently, it’s relocated to a bigger space with much more fun to offer young children and their parents. In its new location, the store will be known as Toys and Playtime Oasis. The grand opening celebration is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26. Sari and Sam Powazek have owned the charming business since its inception. “We’re still The Doll House and Toy Store even though we’re not putting that on our sign, but we are adding Playtime Oasis, an indoor play space for toddlers and young children 5 and under,” Sari Powazek said. In the late 1970s, the store was born. “We had adopted our son and my husband had resigned,” Powazek said. “He was a CFO of a big medical group and we didn’t want to stay in

Las Vegas. We came here and saw there was a need. We were primarily doll houses and miniatures, dolls and collectible plush.” Sam enjoyed working at the store so much he decided to stay with it instead of going back to the corporate world. “In the store, we have a lot of Thomas the Train, arts and crafts, games, puzzles, books, Calico Critters, Breyer Horses (we’re the largest dealer in Arizona), remote control cars and magnetic toys,” Powazek said. “A lot of what we have is developmental and creative. We don’t do electronics.” Step in the door and you’ll encounter a game of hopscotch on the floor. “The play area is one huge room,” she said. “We have a chalkboard area, a magnetic board area, carnival mirrors, wire toys, magnetic toys, a full kitchen, a little grocery store and a nursery.”

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Valley Doctor Racing Against War on Cancer By Alison Bailin Batz Ironmen and women are warriors. honor of a person or cause near and Many of these warriors go even dear to our hearts. But, not all races beyond grueling physical training in are specifically focused on the goal the name of their races—including Dr. of raising funds,” said Scribner. “So, Dennis Scribner. we created this Athletic Fund to offer By day, Scribner is a partner at athletes the ability to easily raise Arizona Center for Cancer Care, which online funds for the causes that mean has an office in Scottsdale focused on something to them no matter the race, treating patients with gynecological location or time of year.” cancers including cervical, With training ovarian and more. Just last underway for the year, in fact, he became Ironman competition one of only a handful of in the fall, Scribner is specialists in the world to hoping he can inspire perform the famed da Vinci others to make the Single-Site gynecological commitment like he has robotic surgery, a recently Dr. Dennis Scribner made and encourage FDA-cleared method to perform them to support the causes they surgery through the bellybutton most care about through his new resulting in minimal pain and virtually foundation. scar-free results for women who need “It’s the perfect platform to raise complex gynecologic procedures. awareness not just for gynecological But by night, this dedicated doctor cancers but for any cancer,” said and dad is a completive triathlete and Scribner, “At Arizona Center for Ironman who wants to empower his Cancer Care we care deeply about fellow racers to fight back harder than our patients and are always looking ever in this on-going war on cancer. for ways to advance treatment options How? and provide better outcomes, so we In partnership with the Foundation couldn’t be more thrilled to support for Women’s Cancer, of which he is this initiative.” a member, Scribner launched the So, how do you get involved? Foundation for Women’s Cancer According to Scribner, getting Athletic Fund in early 2014. involved is as easy as 1-2-3. “This organization has proven “Anyone can participate,” he said. success in bringing together a vast “Individuals, teams, families, friends, network of physicians, patients, and we’re challenging everyone to make a researchers to achieve some common commitment, get registered.” goals,” said Scribner, noting the 1. Visit www.fwcathleticfund.org. organization has assisted in furthering 2. Register an individual for an event or series of events, or choose the the study of cervical, ovarian, uterine option to build a team to name a few. “To improve research and improve treatments to help 3. Spread the word and have your family, friends and colleagues patients, and to ultimately find a cure support your team and cause with for cancer.” donations or by simply making a And they are certainly on a mission tax-deductible contribution to the to do just that. Foundation for Women’s Cancer. Over time, the organization has All money raised will support the expanded its mission to include raising foundation’s awareness, research awareness about the prevention and education mission based and early detection of cancers programs. unique to women, and educational “I am thrilled that this opportunity programs and materials about the optimal treatment for women with a now exists, and I challenge everyone who is affected by these diseases gynecological cancer diagnosis. “For many races, triathlons and even to start training, join our team and the Ironman, we athletes compete in participate,” said Scribner.

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It’s spring! Or at least as far as we’re concerned. Spring doesn’t officially start until March 20, but that doesn’t stop us here in the Valley from celebrating springtime fun in the sun early. After all, by the end of March, we can expect temperatures close to 100. Get out there and enjoy those spring festivals while you still can! On that note ... Celebrate the spring season with art, music and interactive activities March 21-24 at Scottsdale Public Art’s Canal Convergence Spring Equinox. This free, four-day festival takes place on the Scottsdale Waterfront, from the Soleri Bridge and Plaza to Goldwater Boulevard. For more information, visit: www.scottsdalepublicart.org/events/ canal-convergence-spring-equinoxcycle-2. A team of Scottsdale students from BASIS Scottsdale (Middle School) was among the eight groups of middle and high school students who won their regional competitions for the 2014 National Science Bowl. Winners will advance to the National Science Bowl held from April 24-28 in Washington,

D.C., for the final middle school and high school competitions. INFO: www. science.energy.gov/wdts/nsb/. ASICS has expanded its retail footprint into Scottsdale with the addition of a storefront in the quad area of the Scottsdale Quarter, 15257 N. Scottsdale Rd., Suite 140, near the GreenwayHayden Loop. The retail store will provide runners, athletes and fitness enthusiasts of all types with a large collection of award-winning ASICS products. INFO: (480) 207-2928, www. asicsamerica.com. Throughout the month of March, Pasta Brioni will donate $1 to the Scottsdale Charros organization when patrons purchase one of its most popular dishes, the Chicken Martini. A signature dish at Pasta Brioni, the Chicken Martini, is a Parmesan-crusted chicken paired with asparagus in a white wine pan sauce with penne marinara. INFO: www. pastabrioni.com. The Easter Bunny will be hopping around Scottsdale on April 20 doling out gifts and mugging for selfies. He

will make a stop at the Palm Court at the Scottsdale Resort and Conference Center for cookie decorating, balloon artistry and plenty of bunnies, ducks and chicks for children to marvel over. Each child will be given an Easter basket with toy-filled eggs, bubbles and candy as well as a special Easter balloon. The Easter Sunday Brunch at Scottsdale Resort and Conference Center, 7700 E. McCormick Pkwy. is $62 for adults, $31 for children 8-12 and is free for children 7 and younger. For reservations, call (480) 5967700. The brunch runs from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., with Easter activities from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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looking forward to our next visit and to the growth of this new destination. It’s actually the first stage of “Odysea in the Desert,” a 522,000 square-foot entertainment complex that is planned to include the largest aquarium in the southwest, a Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum, and more. For now, it’s all about insects, and that suits us just fine, because Butterfly Wonderland makes an immersive encounter out of the experience. The first stop after checking in is the 3D film “Flight of the Butterflies,” which follows a monarch family over multiple generations. I won’t spoil it for you except to say that it’s so well done, I almost got choked up over the insects’ fates. If kids are old enough to understand the information and story, they (and you) will be enthralled

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WHEN: Tues., April 1, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. WHERE: Mustang Library, 10101 N. 90th St., Scottsdale COST: Free INFO: (480) 312-7323 or www.scottsdalelibrary.org Free tutoring is available for children 11 to 18 years old. Drop in for homework help on any subject.

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Butterfly Wonderland’s Conservatory is an enclosed glass atrium covering over 10,000 square feet. It boasts a small waterfall, large koi pond, and tropical plants; to simulate a rainforest environment.

ensure that no butterflies get in or out of the next stage, and then we entered the Conservatory, the centerpiece of Butterfly Wonderland. The Conservatory is a glass atrium, a greenhouse covering more than 10,000 square feet and planted with tropical trees and bushes. It housed about 1,000 butterflies when we visited. They planned to add another 3,000 soon, for the full opening June 1, to coincide with National Butterfly Awareness Day. A small waterfall, large koi pond, benches and sloping walkways complete the area. The atrium is a veritable showcase of the quirky wonders of biology; from knobby or feathery antennae, to eye spots on butterfly wings, to moth wingtips that look like snake heads. Workers circulate to point out sights both bizarre and beautiful, and to teach visitors about the insects. You and your kids can learn about mimicry, metamorphosis, evolution, predators, and more. Get a close look at a butterfly’s curlicue proboscis, or the dainty feet, or its rainbow of shinglelike scales. Or you can just lounge and watch the pretty butterflies with your loved ones. There are certainly much worse ways to spend an afternoon. Some of the resident insects are shy, but many seem to be—dare I say it—social butterflies. They may even land on you, as I discovered when one hitched a ride on my hair, or as my son learned when two blue Morpho Butterflies decided his fingers were a prime spot to, as he delicately put it, “make more butterflies!” He sat down with the pair for several minutes, and became temporarily known as the mating-Morphos’ host, a designation he relished. Later, after we’d gently ushered the pair into a shady spot,

a yellow-edged giant Owl Butterfly perched on his nose. I’ve never seen him so happy about an itchy nose. The atrium is hot and muggy. They keep it tropical for the butterflies, so you will get sweaty. Wear cool, comfortable clothes and get something to drink beforehand. It lets out into the Butterfly Café, which is a nice cool rest stop even if you’re not planning to buy refreshments. Next, we explored the other resident insects—a beehive where we could watch the queen lay eggs and workers fill honeycomb with honey; and a large see-through ant colony. The last main attraction is the Rivers of the Amazon area, with a wide variety of colorful fish. The area also included a pool with spotted freshwater rays, which visitors were invited to touch gently (after having their hands sanitized). The half-dozen rays, juvenile and still small, mostly stayed at the bottom of their pool, only coming up now and then to investigate visitors, but we liked it, as it seemed the rays had plenty of room and weren’t stressed. The tour ends, of course, in a gift shop. Still, the Butterfly Treasures Gift Shop has some great souvenirs, and even if you’re not inclined to buy, the only thing your kids will probably pester you about upon leaving is your next visit.

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The Art of Arizona Wine Celebration WHEN: Sat., March 15, from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. WHERE: The Saguaro Hotel and Clayton on the Park, East Indian School Road and North Drinkwater Boulevard, Scottsdale COST: $20 to $275 INFO: www.arizonawine.org The inaugural event will include wine tastings, educational sessions, an Arizona wine art show, an industry trade show, a keynote address and the Art of Arizona Wine Gala Celebration. Aaron Neville WHEN: Sat., March 22, at 8 p.m. WHERE: Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale COST: $35 to $69 INFO: (480) 499-8587 or www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org Jazz icon Aaron Neville, accompanied by a pianist, performs songs from his latest album, “My True Story,” a celebration of the doo-wop songs of his youth. Pilobolus WHEN: Fri., March 28 at 2 p.m. and Sat., March 29 at 8 p.m. WHERE: Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale COST: $35 to $69 INFO: (480) 499-8587 or www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org Named after a sun-loving fungus that grows in barnyards and pastures, Pilobolus began in 1971 as an outsider dance company and quickly became renowned the world over for its witty and gravity defying works using the human body as a medium of expression. Scottsdale Home and Garden Show WHEN: Sat., March 29, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sun., March 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. WHERE: WestWorld of Scottsdale, 16601 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale COST: $5 INFO: www.exposaz.com Offering hundreds of home products and services for homeowners, the Scottsdale Home and Garden Show

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is the only show of its kind in the Scottsdale area. Jennifer Trask Debut Exhibition WHEN: Through Sat., March 29, various times WHERE: Lisa Sette Gallery, 4142 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale COST: Free INFO: (480) 990-7342 or www.lisasettegallery.com Unfurling from the architecture, emerging out of corners and walls, Jennifer Trask’s wild conflagrations of ghost-pale flowers, frames, branches and vines look as though they could have sprouted from an enchanted seed. “Guys and Dolls” WHEN: Through Sat., April 12, at 7 p.m. WHERE: Don Bluth Front Row Theatre, 8670 E. Shea Blvd., Suite 103, Scottsdale COST: $15 to $23 INFO: (480) 314-0841 or www.donbluthfrontrowtheatre.com Set in Damon Runyon’s mythical New York City, this oddball romantic comedy, considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy, soars with the spirit of Broadway as it introduces the audience to a cast of vivid characters. Scottsdale Civil War Round Table WHEN: Tue., March 18, at 6:40 p.m. WHERE: Civic Center Library auditorium, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale COST: Free INFO: (480) 699-5844 or www.scottsdalewrt.org Scottsdale Civil War Round Table meets the third Tuesday of every month, except in June, July, August and December. Speakers are comprised of well-known Civil War experts from around the country. AZ Wine and Dine WHEN: Thurs., April 3, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. WHERE: Scottsdale Quarter, Scottsdale and Greenway roads, Scottsdale COST: $55 to $75 INFO: www.AZWineandDine.com AZ Wine and Dine is not just a food fest; it’s a “foodies” fest, as it boasts 20 of the Valley’s top resort and hotel restaurants, plus several Scottsdale Quarter favorites and a stellar selection of wine and craft beer. Mary Chapin Carpenter with the Phoenix Symphony WHEN: Fri., April 4, at 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale COST: $39 to $149 INFO: (480) 499-8587 or www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org

Italian Festival of Arizona WHEN: Fri., April 4, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., and Sat., April 5, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. WHERE: SouthBridge in Old Town Scottsdale COST: $10; free for children younger than 10 INFO: www.italianassociation.org or www.facebook.com/italianassociation The first Italian Festival of Arizona is a two-day show celebrating Italian culture, music, food and commerce. Visitors will enjoy authentic Italian cuisine, live music, experience Italian culture and purchase Italian handcrafted items from a variety of vendors.

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Butterfly Wonderland is Scottsdale’s newest destination attraction. It features a magnificent glass atrium that brings a tropical rainforest environment to the Arizona desert, as well as educational laboratories and interactive exhibits, a 3-D events movie theater, gift shop and a café-style dining area. It is open 9 a.m. photo page calendar to 5 p.m. daily with seasonal promotions throughout the year. Entry fees are $9.95 to $18.95, with annual passes also available. Butterfly Wonderland is located at 9500 E. Via de Ventura in Scottsdale at the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. For more information, call (480) 800-3000 or visit www.butterflywonderland.com. Photos by Jorge Salazar.

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Galileo Bread Emporio is a familyowned and -operated bakery that imparts passion in every facet of its business. Debuting in 1999, the petite bakery has throngs of fans who line up for its specialty bread, croissants, muffins and its famous sandwiches. “I was born into this, really,” stated chef and owner Morgan Spatola. She has been around food and cooking much of her life. After Owner and chef Morgan Spatola with one attending NAU, she worked in many of her unique homemade bread creations. restaurants and described herself as cute, you may just want to keep them being “obsessed with food.” Spatola, as a whimsical conversation piece.) Spatola also will be creating cute who even started a successful food blog, graduated from the culinary bunny rabbit-shaped breads for Easter program at Scottsdale Community (call ahead to place an order.) During the holidays, Galileo also makes College and was on her way. “My parents helped me buy Galileo custom pies with selections such as and we took over from the old pecan, pumpkin, cranberry apple and owners,” Spatola said. Parents George sweet potato. One of its signature and Robin Spatola still sandwiches is its grilled help out in the cute-aseggplant sandwich a-button café. which boasts fresh “We’re really mozzarella, prosciutto, well-known for our tomato and fresh basil chocolate croissants,” noted Spatola. “On a The grilled eggplant sandwich is on a baguette. People flock to Galileo for its busy day, sometimes one of the most popular items on the Galileo menu. specialty sandwiches we’ll be out of them by that boast the fresh-baked bread that 10 a.m.” Galileo croissants are light, fluffy, is made daily by Spatola. Other popular sandwiches include drizzled with just the right amount of chocolate and simply melt in your the Arizona Muffaletta that features mortadella, prosciutto, salami, mouth. Galileo also creates all types of provolone and olive salad on a toasted coffee and specialty drinks with smile. roll. The Italian ham and cheese Stop in for an espresso, cappuccino, sandwich featuring imported ham, caffe mocha, hot chocolate or any provolone and artichoke hearts on other drinks and be sure to grab a grilled focaccia. “A chef once said, ‘I live to serve, and freshly made Galileo muffin. Varieties include pistachio and chocolate chip I serve to live,’ and it’s always stuck (their most popular selections), lemon with me,” Spatola said of her cherished poppy seed, blueberry, carrot and customer base. She will also continue creating pumpkin walnut. Spatola’s specialty is the classic unique and beautiful dishes for them. Italian white bread served up at “Making food is an art and the plate is the canvas.” Galileo. “Dare I say, we’ve perfected it,” gushed Spatola, and a visit to the Galileo Bread Emporio bustling café proves it. Be sure to 9619 N. Hayden Rd. check the display case as Spatola often (at Mountain View Road) creates unique bread sculptures such (480) 998-7280 as fish, crab and octopus. (They’re so www.azgalileocafe.com comm. spotlight

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We’ve seen so many of them on store shelves for years. Packages and kits that make a meal or dessert, and all you do is add water or just a few ingredients. I’ve passed them up thousands of times, but this shopping trip was different. From chili kits to Kung Pao chicken sauces to signature marinades from famous chefs, I bought, cooked and ate my way through dozens of boxes and packets of “convenience foods” all designed to make our lives easier. I whipped and spread and stirred my way through dessert after dessert, asking the same question, “They may be convenient, but were they delicious?” Actually, many of them were. In fact, some tasted as scrumptious as homemade and that was a huge surprise to me. In my opinion, what topped the list for the best-tasting? It was in the dessert category and I found it at Fresh and Easy Neighborhood Market. The Fresh and Easy Chocolate Frosting Mix is as tasty as any homemade version and all you do is add a little butter (I used unsalted) and water. I’ve spent a lot of time trying to perfect chocolate frosting—adding espresso, imported cocoa powder and a pinch of exotic salt from Sicily. Truthfully, the next time I have to ice a chocolate cake, I’ll be heading to Fresh and Easy, where the package promises that it’s ready in minutes. Here’s a list of some of my favorites for convenience and flavor: Kit Cooking—Entrees: 1. Carroll Shelby’s Chili Kit (Safeway) Just add: Ground beef, tomato sauce and water (onion, optional) Done in 30 minutes

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For more than two decades, the name “Stevan’s” has been a trusted name in furniture and interior design. Owner Amanda Myers is carrying on her family’s traditions of value, quality and excellent customer service with Stevan’s Consignment. The store opened in July 2013, but it is owned and operated by the same family who founded Stevan’s Furniture and Interior Design. “My grandmother owned Stevan’s Furniture and Interior Design on Scottsdale and Lincoln and I worked for her for 10 years, managed the showroom and I had the opportunity to be involved in every facet of the business and the interior design. She sold it in 2007,” Myers explained. Myers, who returned to school to earn a degree in international business, worked in the corporate world for a few years before realizing she missed a creative work atmosphere. Myers and her grandmother, Bernadean Fuller, decided to get back into the game. “I opened my store and she’s a huge part of it,” Myers noted. “A lot of our old Stevan’s clients come in and it’s just like the good old days.” On the consignment side of the business, potential clients are invited to sell their gently loved furnishings and related accessories. “Customers contact us, send us photos and tell us the manufacturer, what they paid for it and the age of the item and I can get a good idea of the price and if I want it in the showroom,” Myers said. If there are many pieces, Myers will travel to a customer’s home to peruse and price the items. “Everyone is looking for something wonderful and something that is unique, that is quality and priced

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right.” There is new merchandise at the store each Tuesday and Thursday, as well as new transitional style furniture items that are brought into the store. Interior design services offered include space planning, custom window treatments, all paper and paint selection, color consultation, refinishing, reupholstering, flooring, custom woodwork and accessorizing. “A lot of people come and we talk to them and find out what they want,” Myers stated. “We really pride ourselves in providing great customer service and we spend time with them when they’re in the store. It gives us a chance to have a conversation and find out what their needs and goals are. We like to provide that interior design service even when a customer is in the store. “We’ll do a one-hour complimentary design consultation and then from there, I charge $75 an hour for my services and my grandmother—and as far as I’m concerned she’s the expert— charges $150 an hour for her services.” Furniture and interior design is an ongoing passion for Myers and Fuller and they love to work and grow with their customers. Staging services are also available. Stevan’s Consignment is located at 15770 N. Greenway-Hayden Loop, Suite 102 (south of Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard). Call (480) 607-0143 or visit www.stevansconsignment.com for additional information.

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