The Seduction of Scottsdale
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The Seduction of Scottsdale

There’s something sexy about the desert.  I’ve often heard the allure of the desert is as enticing as a drug.  Perhaps it’s the sultry hot days as the brown of the earth morphs into the blue of the sky as heat waves blur the distance.  It could be the ruggedness of the landscape.  Maybe it’s … Continue reading

Coconut’s Fish Tacos
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Coconut’s Fish Tacos

After a long hike in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve in Scottsdale, Arizona, my hiking buddy Darrel and I needed to refuel after time in the desert sun.  We wanted a spot where we could go in our post-hike sweaty glory so we picked Coconut’s Fish Café.  Darrel had lived in Scottsdale for years and knew … Continue reading

Isabella’s Kitchen
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Isabella’s Kitchen

The most picturesque spot for a glass of wine at sunset in Scottsdale just might be Isabella’s Kitchen.  The Italian country bistro is at Grayhawk Golf Club.  Savor your sips while nibbling on American Italian favorites as the last light of day illuminates the sky in shades of pink, purple, and orange.   My friend and … Continue reading

Baja Inspiration In Scottsdale
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Baja Inspiration In Scottsdale

My first trip to Scottsdale, Arizona, was a 48-hour adventure that left me yearning for the next time I can return to the desert.  I flew into Phoenix on a Friday evening and within a quick 30 minutes was walking into dinner with a friend who had lived in Scottsdale for years.  I was lucky … Continue reading