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Photo courtesy The Merchantile of Scottsdale    Escape the hassle of ordering and shipping deadlines this holiday season and support local with The Merchantile of Scottsdale’s outdoor market, happening on select Saturdays from now through April 9, 2022. This artisan marketplace will feature one-of-a-kind vintage and handmade items from local makers, similar to the offerings at its brick-and-mortar boutique. Guests are encouraged to come browse the selections of handcrafted cards, jewelry, apparel, home decor, beauty...

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J’Asada Tacos | Photo by Madison Rutherford   As a local reporter, I’ve had the pleasure of connecting with a slew of small business owners who have palpable passion and pride for their craft. It’s a pretty gratifying gig, one that I don’t take for granted. And when I see that mirrored in Valley restaurants, retail spaces and other institutions, it reminds me why I love what I do. One such inspiring instance is husband-and-wife...