Toca Madera Opens in Scottsdale

Toca Madera at Scottsdale Fashion Square officially opened its doors across the street from its sister restaurant, Tocaya Organica, in October. 

A favorite amongst LA’s entertainment industry, Toca Madera will provide guests with a polished alternative to nightlife complete with curated music and sophisticated Mexican fare, with a focus on welcoming and encouraging all dietary preferences for brunch, happy hour and dinner. Playing off its Spanish meaning of “knock on wood,” the restaurant lounge tempts guests’ fate in a seductive, moody atmosphere, nestling diners into a fine-dining, Tulum-inspired escape.

Camp Bow Wow Opens in Scottsdale

Camp Bow Wow, the leading doggy daycare and boarding franchise, is excited to announce its new location in Scottsdale at 7000 E. Mayo Blvd., Suite 1096, Phoenix.

Owned by local resident Andrea Csaszar the facility brings high-quality pet care to local residents. The 8,500-square-foot camp will offer 87 spacious cabins with comfy cots, four luxury suites, 12 teacup suites, six indoor and outdoor play spaces for the pups and a large agility training space.

The new camp will also feature play equipment, dog pools, a climate-controlled atmosphere and a 24-hour monitoring system.

 

Wonderspaces’ new Exhibit

What began as a pop-up artistic experience in California has become a permanent, revolving experience at Scottsdale Fashion Square. Wonderspaces’ first show, titled “Point of View,” debuted this spring, and was extremely well-received by thousands of visitors of all ages and became a statewide attraction. 

Wonderspaces now has a totally new, interactive and moving experience, and it’s more powerful than ever, called “Elsewhere.”

North Scottsdale Retreat Adds New Home, Announces Event

Trusted Care Homes is announcing its newest luxury Assisted Living Home for seniors in North Scottsdale. Founded by two Physicians, the Valencia Home combines safety and luxury for seniors requiring assistance with daily living activities. Located at Scottsdale Road and Jomax, the caring staff is awake 24/7, and all rooms are private and beautifully furnished. Residents enjoy a daily happy hour, fun activities and delicious meals in a friendly home environment.

For more information, visit TheValenciaHome.com or TustedCareHomes.com.

Stepping up for Seniors is a nonprofit charity in Scottsdale focused on serving financially disadvantaged seniors in a time of need. SUFS is committed to helping those facing challenges caused by poverty, isolation, and medical conditions who lack the family support structure or financial resources needed to obtain needed help.  

Interested in getting involved? For more information, visit SteppingUpForSeniors.org.

Brunch Cafe Offers Fido Frisbee Meals

Treat your dog to a delicious, outdoor breakfast, brunch or lunch! The Brunch Café is now serving $5 “Fido Frisbee Meals” to all well-behaved dogs on their beautiful dog-friendly patio. Dogs are served two scrambled eggs on a Frisbee, and you get to keep the Frisbee! Brunch Café is open from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily. 15507 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 100. BrunchCafe.com

Kaleidoscope Juice Expands into the Shops at Gainey Ranch

Kaleidoscope is proud to source the best organic ingredients, locally when able, to offer healthy food fast. Locally owned and operated since 2008, Kaleidoscope now has five locations and is Arizona’s local juice and health food company of choice, aiming to help the community live healthy, happy lives.

The new sun-filled 1,000 square-foot space at Gainey Village will have a French Moroccan design and feature bar and lounge seating, a large community table and a patio welcoming guests to stay or take their orders to go. A countertop fresh press juice machine will also be a new addition allowing team members to press juices to order throughout the day. The shop will be open daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Sharetea Opens at Desert Ridge Marketplace

Taiwan-based boba tea concept Sharetea has opened its first Arizona location at Desert Ridge Marketplace. 

Sharetea offers an eclectic lineup of tea drinks concocted utilizing high-quality tea leaves and carefully selected ingredients to appease to all taste buds. Guests can enjoy traditional favorites such as iced or hot brewed green or black teas, classic milk teas, freshly pureed fruit flavors, ice blends and creamy concoctions. Those feeling adventurous can add in boba, ice cream, jellies or pudding.

Meat the Ball Opens in Scottsdale

Restauranteur Stefano Fabbri of Pomo Restaurant Group’s Pomo Pizzeria, Luna Gelateria and Mora Italian opened Meat the Ball Scottsdale in November.

Meat the Ball’s menu includes vegan, gluten-free and vegetarian options. Notable dishes include The Flower, a vegan and gluten-free roasted cauliflower ball dish with spiced tomato and curry sauce over curried broccoli rice; The Flanker, a short rib ball plate with grass-fed beef braised overnight with gravy over creamy polenta; and their signature dish, Spaghetti & Meatballs, with handcrafted spaghetti using Italian Semolina flour, grass-fed beef and pork balls, parmesan and secret tomato sauce.

The 1,500-square-foot Meat the Ball is a full-service eatery with a retro theme and touches of pop-art reminiscent of a mid-century diner. 

Meat the Ball is open Monday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Scottsdale Promenade (16211 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite A5) in North Scottsdale. Happy hour runs seven days a week from 3-6 p.m.