As the Valley continues to attract more eclectic and upscale fine dining options, one type of culinary option is still notably underrepresented: omakase. For sushi purists looking for the ultimate Japanese dining experience, there are but a few options. And Old Town’s ShinBay (a 2012 James Beard Foundation semifinalist for “Best New Restaurant”) remains near the top of this exclusive list.
Author: Ty Fahlman
Quite simply put, Reserve in Old Town Scottsdale is Cafe Monarch on steroids. Whereas Monarch offers a four-course prix fixe menu, Reserve serves up a staggering twelve-course culinary adventure.
If you are looking for a unique, inventive, four-star dining experience in Scottsdale, then it doesn’t get much better than Sel.
With its incredible styling, first-rate spa, unbelievably accommodating staff, and luxurious amenities, the award-winning Inn and Spa at Loretto is one of the best places one can possibly stay in Santa Fe.
For this installment in our Summer Vacation series, we take a look at one of our favorite nearby vacation destinations, Santa Fe, and a perfect place to stay when visiting this diverse little city, the lovely and charming Hotel St. Francis.
In need of someplace different to beat the heat? Rejoice, as the latest wine bar in Old Town Scottsdale, Merkin Vineyards, is a charming, atmospheric place to grab a glass of vino this summer.
Since its opening in 2008, the flagship Old Town location of The Mission has earned a reputation as one of the preeminent upscale Mexican restaurants in the Valley.
Easily one of the best places for tacos in town, Arcadia’s Tacos Tequila Whiskey has won a whole host of awards, and after you sample their delicious tacos and cocktails, you’ll quickly understand why.
Now this is how you do a remodel. Nestled on over twenty acres of pristine land in the aptly named town of Carefree, wellness-centric Civana resort just completed a comprehensive, $50 million renovation and have clearly spared no expense.
From the warm, elegant ambiance to the first-rate service to the splendid and inventive cuisine, a meal at Cafe Monarch in Old Town Scottsdale is always nothing less than exceptional.