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Hotel Valley Ho

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    April 17, 2014

    Chef Justin Pfeilsticker of Zuzu at Hotel Valley Ho on What He's Growing

    Justin Pfeilsticker, executive sous chef at ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho, has an enviable garden. He has passion for taking care of his produce and uses unusual (and often discarded) parts of the plant in his dishes. Lucky for you, Pfeilsticker gave us a sneak peek into his garden and shares an inspiring ... More >>

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    February 13, 2014
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    December 26, 2013
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    December 9, 2013

    Top 5 Places to Eat This Week in Metro Phoenix

    ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho Monday, December 9 They'll be popping bottles of Veuve Clicqout this week at the Hotel Valley Ho's ZuZu for the annual Champagne Chef's Table event. On Monday at 6 p.m. guests will start with cocktails, courtesy of Belvedere vodka, before sitting down for a four course dinne ... More >>

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    October 24, 2013
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    August 12, 2013

    Tiki-Drinks, Bacon Makin' and More: 5 Things To Eat and Drink This Week in Metro Phoenix

    Just because your weekend is over doesn't mean you have to starve. This week offers plenty of events to keep you fueled till Friday comes around. Monday Night Chef's Table Tonight -- this Monday, August 12 -- you can kick start the week with a four-course wine-paired dinner at ZuZu at the Hotel V ... More >>

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    May 14, 2013

    Scotch Chef's Table at Cafe ZuZu in Scottsdale on May 20

    A Mr. Ron Burgundy once said, "I love scotch. Scotchy, scotch, scotch. Here it goes down, down into my belly." And if, like Mr. Burgundy, you're a fan of the stuff, then you might just be thrilled to know that Cafe ZuZu at the Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale will be having a scotch-filled chef's table ... More >>

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    May 3, 2013

    2013 AmeriCAN Canned Craft Beer Festival in Scottsdale on May 18

    As much as we respect beer in bottles we have to admit there are quite a few benefits that come with sipping your suds out of a can. First of all the can is much more beach and pool friendly not to mention lighter (and therefore easier to transport) and never, ever requires a bottle opener. See al ... More >>

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    March 15, 2013

    Mr. P-Body: DJs Have Become Nothing but "Living, Breathing iPods"

    Besides the likes of Pete "SuperMix" Salaz, Z-Trip, and Robbie Rob, few cats in the Valley epitomize old-school DJ culture than Stephen Peabody. For more than 16 years, the performer known as Mr. P-Body has worked turntables at practically every major club -- both past and present -- in metro Phoeni ... More >>

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    February 18, 2013

    Tony Abou-Ganim & Adam Seger: On Vodka, Vermouth, and Cocktail Culture in Russia

    Chef Salad takes a detour this week, interviewing three more of the country's leading beverage industry experts, all of whom are participants in the second annual AZ Cocktail Week, which started this past weekend and runs through February 22. Seminars are held in the Sands Room at the Hotel Valley H ... More >>

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    February 12, 2013

    Charlotte Voisey: On Molecular Mixology and Being a Bartender

    Chef Salad takes a detour this week and next, interviewing four of the country's leading beverage industry experts, all of them speakers at upcoming seminars held at the Hotel Valley Ho for the second annual Arizona Cocktail Week, February 16-22. See also: --6 Don't Miss Events During AZ Cocktail ... More >>

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    February 11, 2013

    6 Don't-Miss Events During AZ Cocktail Week: Feb 16-22

    I've said it before and I'll say it again. Phoenix is becoming a bona-fide food-town, "becoming" (present progressive) being the operative word. Exhibit A, for your consideration: the second annual Arizona Cocktail Week, a seven-day series of boozy events -- some educational, others not so much -- b ... More >>

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    December 6, 2012

    Champagne Chef's Table Dinner at Café Zuzu

    At Hotel Valley Ho's Café Zuzu, diners don't have to wait until New Year's Eve to toast the holiday season with champagne. On Monday, December 10, the restaurant will host its annual Champagne Chef's Table. The evening begins with a Belvedere cocktail reception in the lounge at 6:30, followed by di ... More >>

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    November 12, 2012

    Cupcake Love-In 2012: So Many Cupcakes, So Little Time

    Pie is so last week (no really, check out the photos from last weekend's Pie Social), leaving this weekend's dining schedule open for the biggest cupcake event of the year. Hundreds came out to the third annual Cupcake Love-In at the Hotel Valley Ho to participate in a frosted free-for-all with trea ... More >>

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    October 25, 2012
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    October 22, 2012

    What to Expect at the 2012 Cupcake Love-In: Sixteen Bakers, Hundreds of Cupcakes, and One Giant Sugar Rush, Natch

    With the holidays right around the corner (seriously, Target's running Christmas commercials already), we can expect to consume our fair share of sugary goodies. And what better way to start than with the 2012 Cupcake Love-In. Established in 2010 by sugar mavens Kelly Garcia of Butter & Me and Trac ... More >>

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    September 11, 2012

    Chuck Wiley Dishes on the Two Local Chefs He Most Admires, His Three Favorite Local Dishes and His Sensual Last Meal

    See also: April's Edible Education at Scottsdale Old Town's Farmers' Market This is part two of my interview with Chuck Wiley, executive chef of Cafe ZuZu and the Hotel Valley Ho. If you missed part one, where Wiley discusses his oddball guilty pleasure, read it here. Is comfort food here to stay ... More >>

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    September 10, 2012

    Chuck Wiley Shares His Oddball Guilty Pleasure and Makes the Best Cooking-to-Music-Genre Comparison Ever

    See also: Here's the Lineup For This Year's Dine Out with the Chefs Event See also: Justin Beckett Dishes on Roy Yamaguchi and Describes His Fantasy Restaurant Chuck Wiley Cafe ZuZu, Hotel Valley Ho 6850 E. Main Street, Scottsdale 480-421-7997 www.hotelvalleyho.com This is part one of my intervi ... More >>

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    July 26, 2012
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    February 22, 2012

    Sipping Rums: Beyond Bacardi

    After working at Trader Vic's for its entire five-year run at the beautiful Hotel Valley Ho, I developed quite an appreciation for rum. Most people's familiarity with rum is limited to a mere two brands: Bacardi and Captain Morgan. Sometimes people are also familiar with Sailor Jerry. It's a crying ... More >>

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    February 17, 2012

    Four Must-See Events During Modern Phoenix Week

    Mark your Frank Lloyd Wright wall calendars, Phoenix. Tickets are on sale for the annual Modern Phoenix Home Tour, centerpiece of the design spectacle Modern Phoenix Week. This year's tour will open up Phoenix's Marion Estates to design lovers from 1 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 1. The Camelback M ... More >>

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    February 16, 2012
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    January 30, 2012

    Arizona Cocktail Week Means Shaking, Stirring, and a Phoenix Vs. Tucson Bartender Showdown

    Mild weather of a Valley winter got you down? Get ready for seven days of shaking, stirring, and smashing -- spirit-style -- courtesy of Arizona Cocktail Week. Taking place Sunday, February 19, through Saturday, February 25, the first Arizona Cocktail Week invites folks 21 and over to imbibe in a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    Cafe ZuZu's Monday Night Chef's Table and Apple Bacon Mini Pies in Today's Eater's Digest

    ​ Hungry for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives?Monday FundayMondays are usually reserved for moping and complaining but we're pretty sure evening dinner plans will help make the saddest day of the week just a little bit better -- okay, maybe even a lot bet ... More >>

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    October 27, 2011
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    September 13, 2011

    Cafe ZuZu to Host Monday Night Chef's Table Featuring Wines from Viña Errazuriz

    ​Another ho-hum Monday evening? Not if Cafe ZuZu, the hip eatery at the Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale, has anything to say about it. At 6:30 p.m., Monday, September 19, Cafe ZuZu will host a chef's table event featuring chef Charles Wiley in the kitchen, and Pat Jasmin, general manager at Va ... More >>

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    August 3, 2011

    2011 Cupcake Love-In Baker Lineup Announced

    Timur Guseynov If last year's entries were any indication, the 2011 Cupcake Love-In will be pretty sweet.​Despite the endless parade of frosted delights showing up in bakeries, at culinary festivals, and on fancy restaurant menus over the past few years,& ... More >>

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    July 12, 2011

    Trader Vic's at Hotel Valley Ho Closing; New Concept on the Way

    Aloha, Trader Vic's. Aloha, Hawaiian butterfish.​Trader Vic's, the chic, tiki-fied eatery of Polynesian fare at the Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale will be saying "Aloha" (in the goodbye sense) on July 30. After the hotel's rehab in December of 2005, Trader Vic's was brought back to life from i ... More >>

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    May 31, 2011

    June Cupcake Crawl Offers a Sweet Sneak Preview of the Cupcake Love-In

    Timur Guseynov Red velvet cupcakes from last year's Love-In.​Event founders Kelly Garcia of Butter & Me and Tracy Dempsey of Tracy Dempsey Originals, and their crew, are trying to get locals excited about this year's Cupcake Love-In at Scottsdale's Hotel Valley Ho. Not that they n ... More >>

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    January 27, 2011

    Valentine's Day Dinner Round-Up Part 1 in Today's Eater's Digest

    www.csudh.edu​Hungry for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives?Valentine's Day Dinner SpecialsValentines day is right around the corner, do you know where you are taking your date to dinner? You better figure it out quick or else you will be stuck dining at Mi ... More >>

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    January 4, 2011

    Local Restaurant Peeps' Predictions for 2011

    What cuts of meat will you be eating in 2011?​Helen Yung, Sweet Republic co-ownerI think it'll be the year of gourmet food trucks. It started this year but will make a huge jump in 2011, with well-regarded restaurants joining the game.Craig DeMarco, Postino ownerMy short list: ... More >>

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    December 23, 2010

    Holiday Feast

    Places to grub on Christmas Day

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    December 15, 2010

    Chef Talk: Charles Wiley of Hotel Valley Ho (Part Two)

    ​Yesterday we heard from Chef Charles Wiley of the Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale. Wiley has cooked at the James Beard House in New York, was named one of Food & Wine's Best New Chefs in 1994 and regularly appears on 3TV's Your Life A to Z. Today, our chat continues... ... More >>

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    December 14, 2010

    Chef Talk: Charles Wiley of Hotel Valley Ho

    Though he's never been east of New Jersey or west of Alaska, Chef Charles "Chuck" Wiley traveled a long way to get where he is today.  As a child, Wiley dreamed of working on cars. He was hired at a local auto body shop in New Jersey at the age ... More >>

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    November 24, 2010

    Drift Lounge Bids Patrons a Final Farewell

    ​The tiki gods have spoken, and Drift Lounge is soon to be no more.Old Town Scottsdale's retro Polynesian-themed watering hole is closing for good, confirms owner Bryan Chittenden.Tonight, Friday, and Saturday will be the final nights for locals to hang in the grotto, nibble on potstickers and pok ... More >>

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    November 4, 2010
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    October 28, 2010

    Retroactive

    Pre-pansy styles on display at the Ho

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    October 5, 2010

    Get Ready for Cupcake Love-In Oct. 10

    Ten to the third power brings Cupcake Love-In's "peace, love, and cupcakes" to Hotel Valley Ho from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 10. Shell out $10 in advance ($15 day of), and you'll get to scarf down cupcakes from 30 different bakeries, cupcakeries, restaurants and pastry chefs.

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    June 29, 2010

    Happy Hour Report Card: Cafe Zuzu

    The Spot: Cafe Zuzu6850 E. Main St., Scottsdale 480-421-7997http://www.hotelvalleyho.com/scottsdalerestaurants/cafezuzu.html Erica O'Neil Cool Redux! The spread at Cafe Zuzu's swanky happy hour.​The Hours: Monday through Friday between 4 and 7 pm. The Details: 3 dollar bonanza! Enough to s ... More >>

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    April 22, 2010

    The Life Aquatic

    Your Saturday afternoons are now booked through September

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    April 15, 2010

    In the Raw: Local Chefs Get Naked for Charity

    Nice, um, cucumber!A friend showed me his copy of the new In the Raw calendar, and what can I say? It's pretty ballsy.Ken and Lee Singh are the charming couple who run the all-natural Singh Farms -- a 20-acre wonderland where their composting efforts have created nutrient-rich soil for fresh veggies ... More >>

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    December 24, 2009
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    November 11, 2009

    First Press Weekend of Wine Starts Friday

    ​Wine? Did somebody say wine? If your ears perk up at the sound of a cork popping out of a bottle, then this weekend's First Press events are for you. Friday night kicks off with the First Press Grand Tasting at the Hotel Valley Ho, presented by National Bank of Arizona. As you'd expect, t ... More >>

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    October 29, 2009

    Ho Sweet Ho

    Peep the past and present of a venerable Scottsdale landmark

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2009

    Phoenix Phoodies: Cafe Zuzu

    Sloane BurwellChef Wiley relaxes in the Cafe Zuzu dining room. Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale is a fabulous merging of original, sophisticated mid-century design, punched up with modern, eye popping, colorific flair. That's a perfect match for the food served at the hotel restaurant, Café Zuzu (6850 ... More >>

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    October 16, 2008

    All About Eve

    And nothing about The Sitcom That Shall Not Be Named

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    October 16, 2008

    All About Eve

    And nothing about The Sitcom That Shall Not Be Named

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    December 20, 2007

    Ho Sweet Ho

    Peep the past and present of a venerable Scottsdale landmark

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    September 27, 2007
  • Dining

    January 12, 2006

    Valley Vixen

    Ho still needs a few new tricks

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