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About Town: Parma Italian Roots and Donut Bar

Parma Italian Roots Parma Italian Roots serves West Coast Italian fare near the Grayhawk neighborhood of North Scottsdale in a space formerly occupied by Cold Beer and Cheeseburgers.  The décor evokes a sense of the Mediterranean, with white walls, blue leather banquets and blue and gold encaustic floor tile throughout.  Executive Chef Jason McGrath dishes out casual, yet elegant, dishes made from scratch, from the …

About Town: Tocaya Organica, The Sicilian Baker, Dog Haus

Tocaya Organica Santa Monica-based Tocaya Organica opened its second Arizona location on May 5, 2019, in Scottsdale Fashion Square.  I feel the term Fresh Mex was overused in the ‘90’s, so I will describe this concept as Healthy Modern Mex.  Tocaya Organica offers counter-service in a hip, contemporary space with soothing color tones.  Vegans, vegatarians and carnivores alike will be pleased by the wide range …

Vegan Omakase Menu at Sushi Roku

A couple of years ago I took my friend Laura, who is vegan, with me on a photo shoot at a sushi restaurant.  While she couldn’t eat any of the plates, she went along happily and lent me her beautifully manicured nails so that I could get just the right shot (see my post here).  Since then, I have often wondered what vegan/vegetarian eaters like …

About Town: Tryst Cafe, KOVO and Killer Burger

I am far overdue for an update so please forgive me.  Championship swim season has me traveling from Texas to California to watch my little ones compete.  I play catch up while I am home, and promise to continually be on the look out for the latest and greatest.  On the plus side, I have been able to sneak away and do some fun traveling …

Bloodies, Bubbles and Brunch at Hash Kitchen

“I looked at it (vodka), sniffed it. It was pretty pungent and smelled like rotten potatoes. ‘Hell, what have we got to lose? Get me some Worcestershire sauce, some tomato juice, and lemon; That ought to kill the smell.’ “ George Jessel, “The World I Lived In” Whether you believe the Bloody Mary cocktail was named for Mary Tudor who burned hundreds of religious dissenters …