Word of Mouth: Scottsdale

Architectural wonders, dining concepts, expeditions in the sky and hikes across the desert landscape

Settled in a picturesque portion of the Sonoran Desert, Scottsdale, Arizona‘s sunny days and year-round warmth have attracted visitors (and transplants) for decades now. Though its reputation may be wrapped up in its award-winning golf courses, Scottsdale excels in many other alluring areas. Its dynamic, international food scene continues to advance. Notable design hotels now pop up in various neighborhoods. And, among the exquisite natural …

Super Chunk Sweets and Treats

Adventurous flavor combinations like bacon caramel popcorn and candied jalapeño cookies change up the snack game in Scottsdale

Banish any and all New Years Resolutions. Blue cheese and fig caramels, duck fat toffee, mesquite chocolate chip cookies, bacon caramel corn popcorn and the mysterious-sounding Cowpuncher (a chocolate cocoa cookie topped with a candied jalapeño and a sprinkle of cayenne) are just a few of the unusual treats offered by Super Chunk in Scottsdale, Arizona. Everything, from the ice cream to the black licorice, …

Word of Mouth: Scottsdale

We discover local flavor in food and design throughout the resort town

The Sonoran desert and foothills of the McDowell Mountains in Scottsdale inspired Frank Lloyd Wright to build Taliesin West as his personal winter home in 1937, and since that time the gorgeous topography has continued to draw people to the region. In the growing resort town known for galleries filled with Southwestern art, shops piled high with turquoise jewelry and a massive number of resorts, …