Hotel Valley Ho to Debut Revamped ZuZu Restaurant

Hotel Valley Ho, Old Town Scottsdale’s mid-century marvel with all the luxuries of a modern-day escape, is undergoing a complete revamp of ZuZu restaurant, including a brand-new interior and redesigned menus. A modern take on the classic all-American restaurant of the 1950s, the new ZuZu makes its debut in September. Fans of the restaurant will still be able to visit for breakfast, lunch and dinner all summer long. Some traditions, such as the Monday Night Chef’s Table, monthly “Show Stopper” Shakes and Chefs and Farmers Market Series will continue.

Mowry & Cotton Joins with O.H.S.O. for $5 Happy Hour

Mowry & Cotton at The Phoenician, the neighborhood hangout known for its laid-back vibes and seasonally influenced culinary offerings, joined forces with O.H.S.O. Brewery & Distillery to present the ultimate Local-Love Happy Hour, happening at the Mowry & Cotton bar, inside the dining room and on the restaurant’s expansive, climate-controlled porch. Offered every Monday through Saturday from 5 p.m. to close, guests can sip and sample their way through a selection of $5 O.H.S.O. Arcadia Vodka cocktails.

Agave del Scottsdale Debuts in Scottsdale

Agave del Scottsdale is now open in the former Butters space in the Mercado del Lago plaza on the southeast corner of Hayden Road and Via de Ventura. The Mexico City-inspired menu is designed to redefine what Phoenicians know of as high-end, authentic Mexican cuisine. The menu includes a variety of ceviches, vegetable carpaccio (shaved squash drizzled with tangy vinaigrette and topped with beet microgreens), Chilean sea bass served with a sophisticated Coronado pasilla chile sauce, prime filet mignon topped with a creamy corn truffle sauce served with potatoes, and the 48-hour-long mole preparations made from recipes passed down through generations served over chicken. In addition to the highly curated food, the cocktail menu includes a variety of margaritas and tequila-based drinks that use only fresh-squeezed juices and fruits, and a tequila library offers more than 100 varieties.


D-Backs Add Brenly the Therapy Dog to Roster

The Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation teamed up with Raising Cane’s and Gabriel’s Angels to bring rescued dog  Brenly to Chase Field, with the goal of training Brenly to become a certified therapy dog. As part of his training, Brenly will interact with fans at Chase Field on select game days. Fans can meet Brenly, as well as some of Gabriel’s Angels Pet Therapy teams, on select Sunday D-backs games at noon in the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Sandlot. Brenly will also make special visits to the D-backs clubhouse throughout the season.

Steak 44 Named to Prestigious List

Phoenix-based Steak 44, located at 44th Street and Camelback Road, has been named to OpenTable’s 2019 List of the 100 Best Restaurants in America for a Big Night Out. The trendy, upscale Phoenix steakhouse is the only Valley restaurant to make the prestigious national list. OpenTable determined the top 100 restaurants by analyzing more than 12 million restaurant reviews at more than 30,000 restaurants nationwide. Restaurants making the national list are noted for their food and drinks, as well as overall atmosphere and bar scenes. Steak 44 joins prominent and popular restaurants in New York, Los Angeles, Napa Valley and Chicago on the OpenTable list. Steak 48, located in Houston, also made the list. The steakhouses are both owned by brothers Jeff and Mike Mastro; their father, Dennis Mastro; and partner Scott Troilo. The foursome also owns the popular Dominick’s Steakhouse and newly opened Ocean 44, which is also getting rave reviews in Scottsdale.