Zachary Spiecker, Author at PHOENIX magazine

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When Coley Arnold and Lindsey Holt met more than a decade ago at a church group for newlyweds, the two could not have imagined the success they’d have together. In 2011, the friends started Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market, which became a Valley institution. Looking for something a little more stable, the duo opened their first brick-and-mortar store in February 2020. “It was kind of a pipe dream,” Arnold says. “We always had the...

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Marcellino Ristorante gnocchi | Photo courtesy Knife & Fork Media Group   Arizona Restaurant Week is coming back! From May 21-30, the Arizona Restaurant Association’s premier event will present some of the best dining options the state has to offer. Participating restaurants, which range from established five-star restaurants to small, locally owned hidden gems, will offer three-course prix-fixe menus in addition to their regular offerings. Each tasting menu will be priced at $33 or $44...

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Talking Stick Resort’s new Mediterranean restaurant, Tash, opened on February 6 to great fanfare. The menu fuses food from different cultures, a drink list including everything from margaritas to other popular mixed drinks and incredible views of Camelback Mountain. I got the scoop at a recent media lunch. Location 9800 Talking Stick Way., Scottsdale Opened: February 2021 The Scene Patrons are immediately greeted with commanding views when walking up the stairs that lead to the...

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UnderTow was one of Scottsdale’s premier bars before its closure in December due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. However, that didn’t mean its staff was done working. A new UnderTow pop-up recently opened at Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale. I took a visit to see how the Valley’s standout tiki bar has fared during the sea changes. Location 6850 E. Main St., Scottsdale Opened: January 2021 The Scene: This tropical oasis feels like you’re taking...

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