Welcome to your May 2023 lifestyle edit! I’ve carefully curated food, drink, and event suggestions for you. My picks? Cala for dinner, a fruity bubbly cocktail, and restaurant week! So if you're local to Arizona or planning to visit, here's your guide through this month's must-do's & see's!
Arizona Restaurant Spotlight
Cala is a restaurant located in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale, known for its contemporary Mexican cuisine. The restaurant offers an inspiring atmosphere that is vibrant, with a modern and stylish decor that creates a unique and inviting dining experience.
One of the signature dishes at Cala is the Tuna Tostada, which is made with fresh tuna, avocado, cucumber, and a soy-lime dressing, all served on a crispy tostada. Other popular menu items include the Carne Asada, which is a grilled flank steak served with chimichurri sauce and roasted vegetables, and the Enchiladas de Pollo, which are chicken enchiladas topped with mole sauce and sesame seeds. My favorite dish is the Mediterranean Mezze Platter which is perfect for sharing!
The restaurant also has an extensive cocktail menu, with a variety of unique and flavorful options to choose from, such as the Mezcal Mule and the Paloma Rosa. Additionally, Cala offers a selection of tequilas and mezcals, making it a great spot for a night out with friends.
Overall, Cala is a great dining option for those looking for modern and innovative Mexican cuisine in Scottsdale. The restaurant's ambiance, combined with its delicious food and drink offerings, make it a must-visit destination for locals and visitors alike.
This fruity and bubbly cocktail features champagne and juice, with a hint of sweetness and tanginess and includes a special rose shaped ice cube. This is the perfect cocktail to enjoy on Mother’s Day or any warm spring day! Here's how to make it:
My favorite ice cube tray is linked here !
Please note that this link is a commisionable link.
Arizona Event Spotlight
Arizona's Spring Restaurant Week is a bi-annual culinary event that takes place in the state of Arizona. The event typically lasts for 10 days and is held in the spring and fall seasons. This month, you can enjoy Restaurant Week between the 19th and the 28th!
During Restaurant Week, participating restaurants offer special prix-fixe menus at a discounted price. These menus typically feature a three-course meal with options for appetizers, entrees, and desserts. Prices for the fixed menus vary depending on the restaurant, but they are generally less expensive than the regular menu prices.
Arizona's Restaurant Week is a great opportunity for foodies to try out new restaurants and cuisines at a reduced price. It also helps support local businesses and the culinary community in Arizona. I’m looking forward to trying a restaurant I have been wanting to try, Arboleda, at Scottsdale Quarter. Maybe it will be my feature next month!
Overall, Arizona's Spring Restaurant Week is a highly anticipated event for food lovers in the state. It offers a chance to explore the culinary scene and try new dishes while supporting the local community. Would love to run into you at a local restaurant while out!
To check out the participating restaurants, head to this link !
Whether you’re a Phoenix or Scottsdale local or planning to visit Arizona, my restaurant pick and recommended activities are sure to give you an unforgettable experience! Stay tuned for my May picks coming soon!