May’s Valley Scoop

Restaurants, Events, and DIY’s

So much to do in the Valley this month! The Phoenix Valley offers delicious food, exciting events, and if you are looking for some DIY crafts to gift this Mother’s Day follow the links below.


Dilla Libre Dos

Though the boutique Mexican food eatery is known for its quesadillas (hence the “Dilla” in the name), Dilla Libre will wrap a corn tortilla around everything from carnitas to pollo asado, carne asada, and shrimp to offer what may be your next favorite taco.

Romeo’s Euro Cafe

Don’t miss out on the Corinthian Salad, a mélange of roasted red peppers, mushrooms, artichoke hearts, and a grilled chicken breast. Or the Chicken Omega, a fan favorite that combines strips of grilled chicken with spinach, pine nuts, and garlic in a rich white wine cream sauce. More please!

The Hungry Monk

The Pub Garden Salad, a fresh mix of greens with tomato, onion, shredded cheddar and crunchy croutons is the perfect lunch or accompaniment to the house specialty: Street Tacos, a plate of four soft tortillas stuffed with a choice of chicken, shrimp or fish, then topped with cabbage, cheese and diced tomato.



Local Trade Mama’s Makers Market – May 11th

Phoenix, Shops at Town & Country

Arizona Diamondbacks VS. Cincinnati Reds – May 13th

Downtown Phoenix, Chase Field

Spring Arizona Restaurant Week – May 17th-26th

Various locations, various restaurants

Uncorked Wine Festival at Verde Canyon Railroad Depot – May 19th

Clarkdale, Verde Canyon Railroad

Valley Coffee Company & The Painters Lounge – May 31st

Phoenix, Valley Coffee Company



Nothing says thoughtful giving like a homemade gift, especially on Mother’s Day. Get a little crafty this year with these DIY Mother’s Day gifts made just for her.

Oversized Recipe Wall Art

Put Mom or Grandma’s cherished family recipe on display by transforming it into an inexpensive, farmhouse-inspired work of art.

How to Make Wall Art From an Old Family Recipe | HGTV

Photo from HGTV How to Make Wall Art from and Old Family Recipe

DIY Orchid Arrangement

Channel your inner florist to craft a gorgeous orchid arrangement. You’ll need Phalaenopsis Orchids (the kind you find in the grocery store), a planter, moss, decorative stems and one or two small, low-light houseplants.

DIY Orchid Centerpiece (

Photo taken from Howe We Live

A Cozy Night In

Do you know a tired momma who could desperately use a quiet evening curled up with a good book or favorite TV show? Give them the gift of total relaxation this Mother’s Day – cozy hot cocoa, warm fuzzy socks, healing bath soak, a cozy blanket and Netflix gift card.

Kid’s Art Tea Towel

This easy, inexpensive project turns children’s artwork into a sweet memento that can be used and displayed all year long. Use artwork the kids have stockpiled or have them draw a new piece for Mother’s Day.


Photo taken from Hello Wonderful