Food

BREAKFAST CLUB • ORANGE TABLE • SCRATCH PASTRIES
After a hard night's partying at the clubs, Scottsdale's young and pretty refuel on pancakes and coffee at The Breakfast Club, while the bohemian crowd indulges in killer corned beef hash at The Orange Table, next door to the Scottsdale Center for the Arts. Another favorite is Scratch Pastries, for perfect quiches, mouthwatering croissants, and fancy French tea.
Breakfast Club: 4400 N. Scottsdale Rd., 480-222-2582, thebreakfastclub.us • Orange Table: 7373 E. Scottsdale Mall, 480-424-6819 • Scratch Pastries: 7620 E. Indian School Rd., 480-947-0057, scratchpastries.com

STINGRAY • KYOTO • RA
To the serious raw fish enthusiast, be forewarned: The Scottsdale scene is as much about sake bombers as it is about sushi. But retro-futuristic Stingray dishes up ultra-fresh nigiri almost in spite of its beautiful-people appeal. Kyoto is a time-honored institution among the downtown set, and Ra is constantly bustling with locals and visitors alike.
Stingray: 4302 N. Scottsdale Rd., 480-941-4660, stingraysushi.com • Kyoto: 7170 E. Stetson Dr., 480-990-9374 • Ra: 3815 N. Scottsdale Rd., 480-990-9256, rasushi.com

KAZIMIERZ • FINE'S CELLAR
With more than 3,200 wines to choose from (yep, you read that number right), Kazimierz World Wine Bar is wine geek heaven. Its discreet rear entrance off Stetson Drive gives it a speakeasy vibe, perfect for a rendezvous. A couple blocks away, Fine's Cellar is both wine destination (proprietor Michael Fine is one of the Valley's best-known connoisseurs) and bistro, with contemporary American cuisine from chef Cullen Campbell.
Kazimierz: 7137 E. Stetson Dr., 480-946-3004, kazbar.net • Fine's Cellar: 7051 E. Fifth Ave., 480-994-3463, finescellar.com

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Art
Shopping
Nightlife

EDDIE'S HOUSE • TAGGIA • OLIVE & IVY
We're not sure if it's our balmy weather or relaxed attitude, but Mediterranean cuisine seems to be a perfect fit for Arizona. At Eddie's House, chef Eddie Matney mixes Middle Eastern flavors with American comfort food, while Taggia chef Andrea Volpi is all about coastal Italian cooking. And upscale Mediterranean gets a stylish dose of California casual at leisurely Olive & Ivy.
Eddie's House: 7042 E. Indian School Rd., 480-946-1622, eddieshouseaz.com • Taggia: 4925 N. Scottsdale Rd., 480-424-6095, taggiascottsdale.com • Olive & Ivy: 7135 E. Camelback Rd., 480-751-2200, foxrc.com

CAFÉ ZUZU • TRADER VIC'S • ASIA DE CUBA • SUSHI ROKU
Most hotel eateries serve a captive audience, but the restaurants at Scotts­dale's trendiest lodgings aren't just for touristy types. The Hotel Valley Ho features Café Zuzu for contemporary American, as well as Trader Vic's for pupu platters and frou-frou cocktails. And if you're dressed to impress, check out the Mondrian's sleek Asia de Cuba or the W's hot new Sushi Roku.
Café Zuzu and Trader Vic's: 6850 E. Main St., 480-248-2000, hotelvalleyho.com • Asia de Cuba: 7353 E. Indian School Rd., 480-308-1131, mondrianscottsdale.com • Sushi Roku: 7277 E. Camelback Rd., 480-970-2121, whotels.com/scottsdale

STETSON DRIVE RESTAURANT ROW
There's an amazing assortment of restaurant personalities in this compact strip of high-style eateries. Neighbors Cowboy Ciao and Sea Saw are like night and day — the former has an eclectic energy, while the latter is an intimate, minimalist backdrop for James Beard winner Nobuo Fukuda's exquisite Japanese dishes. Along the SouthBridge side of the street (to the west), check out fashion-centric Canal (a catwalk runs right through the dining room), ritzy, refined Estate House, funky "Cal-Ital" joint Digestif (think handmade pastas and absinthe), and brand-new Metro Brasserie, where the Paris-meets-New Orleans theme extends from the menu to the décor.

Cowboy Ciao: 7133 E. Stetson Dr., 480-946-3111, cowboyciao.com

Sea Saw: 7133 E. Stetson Dr., 480-481-9463, seasaw.net

Canal: 7144 E. Stetson Dr., 480-949-9000, canalaz.com

Estate House: 7134 E. Stetson Dr., 480-970-4099, estatehouseaz.com

Digestif: 7114 E. Stetson Dr., 480-425-9463, digestifscottsdale.com

Metro Brasserie: 7114 E. Stetson Dr., 480-994-3663

LOS SOMBREROS
This is Arizona — isn't there a Mexican restaurant on every corner? Well, in some parts of the Phoenix metro area, the answer would be an unequivocal yes. But Old Town Scottsdale isn't exactly a mecca for south-of-the-border cuisine. Your best bet for top-notch Mexican lies just a bit south of the downtown area, at Los Sombreros. Head to this charming, renovated vintage brick house for luscious mole poblano, melt-in-your-mouth lamb adobo, and decadent flan with almondrado tequila. A dozen different margaritas made with top-shelf tequilas, are also enticing. Take it from us, the back patio is the place to be when the weather's nice (which, around here, is almost year-round).
2534 N. Scottsdale Rd., 480-994-1799,
lossombreros.com

Atlas Bistro
2515 N. Scottsdale Rd.
480-990-2433
atlasbistro.com

Arcadia Farms
7014 E. First Ave.
480-941-5665
arcadiafarmscafe.com

AZ 88
7353 E. Scottsdale Mall
480-994-5576 • az88.com

Bada Boom Pasta Room
4151 N. Marshall Way
480-214-2666
badaboomaz.com

Bandera
3821 N. Scottsdale Rd.
480-994-3524
hillstone.com

Café Carumba
7303 E. Indian School Rd.
480-947-8777
cafecarumba.com

Café Monarch
6934 E. First Ave.
480-970-7682

Daily Dose
4020 N. Scottsdale Rd.
480-994-3673

Don & Charlie's
7501 E. Camelback Rd.
480-990-0900
donandcharlies.com

Drift
4341 N. 75th St.
480-949-8454
driftlounge.com

Fusion
4441 N. Buckboard Tr.
480-423-9043
dinelocalaz.com

Frank & Lupe's Old Mexico
4121 N. Marshall Way
480-990-9844
frankandlupes.com

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