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Photo by Nikki Buchanan   Burratina, Prosciutto and Focaccia at Pa’La Downtown My beau and I put away course after delicious course at Pa’La Downtown recently, where executive chef and partner Jason Alford (a Roka Akor alum) turns out Japanese-inspired or Middle Eastern-inflected seafood dishes as well as the Italian classics for which chef and co-owner Claudio Urciuoli is best known. This is just one of many favorites, a simple dish that has Urciuoli written...

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  Photo by Nikki Buchanan   Warm Chopped Vegetable Salad and Coconut Cream Cake at Arcadia Farms Café When Carolyn Ellis opened Arcadia Farms in a vintage house in Old Town back in 1990, she surely had no idea it would become the quintessential Scottsdale restaurant for discerning ladies who lunch. It’s not one of those cloying grandmotherly tea places crammed with doilies and antiques but rather a gracious retreat so pretty it could make...

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