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Articles Written By NicoleBarajas


Bobby Q’s Scottsdale

June 14th, 2018

As I walk into the dimly lit restaurant my scent is flooded with the sweet smell of Barbecue sauce. The smell is instant, it makes me hungry. Bobby Q’s is a modern American Barbecue restaurant. The outside is hidden from tall bushes and nicely planted flowers. As you walk inside of the building it is lit with candles spread throughout the dining room. Brick lined walls give it an older rustic look with antique decorations. The interior design of the restaurant brings a calm and relaxing ambiance. This is the perfect place to enjoy a cocktail filled with great conversation and delicious barbecue... Read More

Culinary Dropout

May 4th, 2018

Looking for a place with great food and a great atmosphere to bring your group of friends and enjoy a few cocktails? Stop by Culinary Dropout and you will experience just that. The atmosphere is social hour driven by an amazing food concept. You will find Tv’s spread throughout the dining area for sporting events of the night, and a stage at the front of the restaurant for live music on the weekends. This hip restaurant is the place to go to enjoy your Friday night! The interior of the dining area is dimly lit with large antique crystal chandeliers (one of my favorite parts of the restaurant),... Read More

Barrio Queen

April 27th, 2018

Barrio Queen is in Old Town Scottsdale near Waterfront and Fashion Square Mall. There it lies in the perfect location for shopping, dining, and bars. As you walk up to the restaurant you will immediately notice the Forest Green awning with Barrio Queen written in large white letters. Stepping inside you may be taken back, to your childhood by the brightly colored restaurant covered in Day of the Dead decorations because looking from outside it may not look like much, but once you see all the vibrant colors and decorations you will be in awe of this trendy original restaurant. Looking to the left... Read More

The Original Pancake House

April 6th, 2018

Driving down Camelback Road past Fashion Square mall tucked away lies The Original Pancake House. From the outside, the white exterior of the building doesn’t look like much, but this hidden gem is the perfect spot to enjoy a great breakfast. It is very hard to find because it blends in so well next to the Motel 6, so don’t drive by too fast! Planted out front are cute buckets of beautiful brightly colored flowers. It adds a great look to the front of the restaurant. I know there are plenty of other cute modern breakfast places, but this hands down has the best breakfast in Old Town. From... Read More

Babbo: A Classic Italian Experience

March 31st, 2018

Babbo is an Italian eatery off 8840 Talking Stick Way. This modern classy Italian restaurant is the perfect place to come on a Monday or Tuesday evening with your family to enjoy a delicious Spaghetti and Meatball entree for $6.99. They also have an amazing happy hour where you can enjoy a whole bottle of wine and Bruschetta board for $20 from 3:30 until 6 pm Monday through Friday. When you first sit down at your table they provide complimentary bread and olive oil and balsamic dip. The warm bread topped with a small piece of red onion, cheese, and other spices will melt in your mouth. You will... Read More

McFate Brewery

March 22nd, 2018

I wouldn’t call myself a huge beer drinker, but McFate Brewery’s beers are so tasteful they may just turn me into one. McFate Brewery on 1312 N. Scottsdale Rd is a very popular hip Brewery. With a chill setting come enjoy a brew on a huge dog friendly patio. That’s right, don’t leave your pup at home for this one, they have gravel and turf seating areas on the patio, where you can choose what works best for you and your pup. Out on the patio you’ll see a large metal fireplace, with red umbrellas scattered throughout, and a large tree in the center. Bushes, cacti, and other... Read More


March 16th, 2018

Walking into Postino’s one would note the dimmed lights, a wall made entirely of different matchboxes, I’m thinking to myself “how neat”. To my right are the bar and several wine racks with quite the selection of bottles for purchase. To the left is the rest of the dining area and the way to the patio, where I found myself sitting. The patio has orange umbrellas at each table, cacti planted around the area, as well as succulents, and other plants. It has a mellow and relaxing vibe, perfect to sit and have endless glasses of wine, the room filled with great conversation. The waiters and... Read More

Diego Pops

March 10th, 2018

This Retro Cantina is the perfect place to come grab a refreshing Watermelon Mint Margarita after a day of Spring Training. Located a block before the Giants Spring Training stadium at 4338 N Scottsdale Rd, is where you can find Diego Pops. Bring your group of friends and be sure you don’t miss Happy Hour, because they have one of the best on the block. All appetizers are half off on Happy Hour and the Diego Margarita is only $4. As well as select beer, wines, and sangria for $3-$5. You can enjoy this special 7 days a week between 3-6pm. The bar has seating indoors and outdoors, so feel free... Read More

Farm and Craft

March 2nd, 2018

Who said being healthy had to be boring? Farm and Craft finds new ways to make healthy foods exciting and innovative. Farm and Craft are located off 4302 N Scottsdale road, right in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale. It is a very trendy and modern restaurant focused on all healthy ingredients. From kombucha infused cocktails to flatbreads made with flax and whole wheat dough. Every bite of food tastes so fresh your mouth will be watering for more. Farm and Craft’s focus is to provide sustainable healthy foods, if you are gluten-free this is the place for you as all the ingredients are gluten-free,... Read More

Isabella’s Kitchen

February 23rd, 2018

Something you should know about me is that two of my favorite things are wine and sunsets. Being a millennial, I’m sure you could have guessed right away that wine would be one of them. At Isabella’s Kitchen located on North Scottsdale on 8623 E. Thompson Peak Parkway, both are plentiful. Within the pure grounds of Grayhawk Golf Course, touched with flowers and cute bulb light fixtures draped across the patio, Isabella’s Kitchen is the nesting ground for stunning views of the sunset in the North Valley. There is a putting green to the right of the restaurant in the back patio area that you... Read More