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The Best Places to Eat and Drink in Scottsdale

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The sweeping canyons and vast deserts of Arizona don’t immediately bring to mind farming or vineyards. Yet there’s a noteworthy farm-to-table food movement and ample locavore drinks brewing across the state. Scottsdale in particular is putting itself on the map with its rise of award-winning chefs, independent wineries, and tasting rooms. AFAR Ambassador Christine Amorose spent a satisfying weekend sampling Scottsdale’s bounty and shares her favorite food and drink experiences here.
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5532 N Palo Cristi Rd, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253, USA
Although the garden-to-table fare is deliciously fresh and the white sangria is perfect on a hot Arizona day, the real draw of Lon’s at the Hermosa Inn is its sprawling Southwestern-style patio and the gorgeous plants and gardens that impeccably...
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3815 N Brown Ave, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, USA
You will want reservations to get into this place. The Mission Restaurant and Lounge serves modern Latin cuisine in a fantastic bar restaurant with a wonderful outdoor back patio (seen here). The chef is Matthew Carter, also known for the House...
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Brown & Stetson Business, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, USA
The owners of FnB—James Beard Award semifinalist chef Charleen Badman and front-of-house manager Pavle Milic—were early champions of Arizona wine and produce, curating a wine list that includes lots of Grand Canyon...
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7134 E Stetson Dr Suite 100, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, USA
The locavore drink scene in Scottsdale extends to state-grown wines. In fact, there’s a growing collective of almost 100 vineyards and winemakers in Arizona who are passionate about cultivating their state’s terroir—and they’re reviving a long...
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6922 E Main St, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, USA
Craft 64 takes local beer to a whole new level: this recently opened spot serves up more than 36 made-in-Arizona craft beers. The Smooove Hoperator, brewed on-site, is an especially delicious IPA: grab a growler to take home if your travel plans...