When was the last time you hopped on your bike and cruised with friends? Whether it was yesterday or 20 years ago, now is the time to check your tires, create your playlist and put in your ear buds. Follow this “bars on bikes” route to hit your spring fever with a healthy dose of “smiling so…

New Year’s Day is just around the corner and many of us will find ourselves taking on resolutions. If a change in your eating habits is what you’re looking for, consider trying The Paleo Diet. Essentially The Paleo Diet avoids any kind of processed food, much like our ancestors dined centuri…

Having a bad day? Eat a donut. Craving something sweet? Eat a donut. Looking for a cake alternative? Eat a donut. There are few problems that donuts will not solve. Lucky for you, November 5 is National Donut Day! 

In recent years, there has been a large influx in the number of food events taking place in the Valley. While these events are a great reason to appreciate some of Arizona’s culinary standouts, what’s often overlooked is that these events are rooted in philanthropy and support those in need.…

A trip to Northern Arizona has become a regular occurrence for many living in the Valley of the Sun. Phoenicians visit Flagstaff to seek refuge from the heat, experience a change of scenery or enjoy outdoor recreation. However, there’s another often overlooked reason to visit Flagstaff, and …

Arizona is known for its red rock and cactus-lined desert landscape. However, if you venture about a mile east of the 101 on Thomas Road, you’ll discover a lush, hidden oasis known as Singh Farms. Upon arrival, guests are guided down a path that will lead them under a canopy of trees. All al…

There is something about the springtime air that brings the hot dog cravings to bat. With spring training rolling back into town, now is the perfect time to grab some amazing dogs throughout the Valley.

Can you feel it? The (hopefully) last cold days have passed and it’s time to trade in the hoodies for those T-shirts and grab the sunblock. Spring has arrived. In all honesty, winter is kind to us because we don’t get trapped inside with piles of snow. It’s nice to be able to go outside and …

You may have noticed one of the newest additions to Old Town Scottsdale: Pedego Electric Bikes on Fifth Avenue. But have you had the chance to meet its owners Bill and Kathy Puryear? Since opening the store in February, the Scottsdale couple has welcomed customers from around the country, as…

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Last summer when I noticed a sign for a new ice cream shop coming soon to Old Town Scottsdale, I felt a rush of excitement overcome my body. I’m a sweets fanatic, with soft serve ice cream, chocolate-vanilla swirl, and chocolate-dipped cones being some of my all-time faves.

Nestled in a cozy spot in the shops of downtown Scottsdale is a gem by the name of Super Chunk Sweets and Treats. The owners, Country and Sergio Velador, pride themselves on creating homemade decadent treats for their customers to enjoy, but it didn’t start out that way.

If you’re looking for Beth Goldwater, owner of Bertha’s Café in Arcadia, chances are you’ll find her in the kitchen cooking up a batch of cupcakes. Currently, she’s working on carrot cake cupcakes for a guest. You can see the passion in her eyes as she mixes the batter and adds the eggs, a d…

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Dark green, crisp organic kale, spicy ginger root, and bunches of vibrant fresh carrots fill bins and baskets inside a kitchen built for a king. Every item is weighed to ensure quality and consistency, fruits and vegetables are scrubbed clean and prepared for their specific role. Cold-presse…