In 2009, Richard and Isabelle Horvath took what would be a fateful trip from their native France to Scottsdale, Arizona. But despite falling in love with the city’s seemingly endless supply of sunshine, they felt something was missing: an authentic creperie. So, they returned to France, quit their jobs, moved to Scottsdale, and opened exactly the type of authentic, French eatery they had in mind. Inside their cozy creperie—made all the cozier with wooden, farm-style dining tables and walls bedecked with dinner plates—they fill organic buckwheat-flour crepes with savory fillings, such as roast chicken, herbed fingerling potatoes, sautéed scallops, and shaved ham. Dessert crepes sate sweeter cravings––the half & half crepe combines nutella and orange syrup, while the chef's special exotic crepe blends toasted coconut, dark chocolate, and bananas into an island-inspired treat that has been known to make eaters spontaneously sprout leis around their necks. Besides crepes, diners can find a taste of Paris in sandwiches built upon fresh, French baguettes, salads topped with warm chevre, and a modest selection of French wines.
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La Prima Donna is no stranger to pampering guests for casual and important occasions alike. To follow suit, their chefs highlight their menu with a decadent selection of a favorite comfort food—steak. Smaller cuts of petite filet mignon and bone-in veal cutlet parmesan complement bigger selections of seared New York strip and rib eye with green peppercorn sauce.
The chefs also draw inspiration from regional Italian recipes while managing to incorporate the personal touches that create their particular brand of homespun food. By routinely making fresh pasta and rotating their menu throughout the year with seasonal ingredients, they dish up vibrant flavors in dishes ranging from baked-chicken parmesan to the homemade tiramisu that Arizona Foothills magazine described as “creamy and decadent,” before going on to assert that “this dessert might be among the best in the Valley.”
With two stone fireplaces and fire-baked clay vases filled with yucca branches, the dining areas embrace the restaurant’s more-upscale proclivities while acknowledging its southwestern roots. Large drapes hang over the windows, which allows the skylights and individual tableside lamps to light most of the space.
Since 1988, the deal-hunters at Dry Clean Super Saver (Arizona) have connected customers with a trustworthy network of dry-cleaning and automotive-repair technicians. Armed with easy-to-use punch cards, clients save huge amounts money on dry cleaning and automotive maintenance, the two costliest household expenses after plumbing repair and poltergeist removal. The association of participating cleaners and garages stretches across the country, ensuring that cardholders can remove stains from a dress shirt or change an oil filter wherever they happen to be.
Nijole McClusky has taught piano since she graduated from Lithuanian Conservatory in 1984, and her experience as a musician spans continents. She's performed as a accompanyist and singer in countries such as Germany, Poland, Italy, and France. Ms. McClusky eventually relocated to the United States in 1995. Today, she continues to teach piano and voice to kids and adults, helping them express themselves through music.