The STANDARD H Travel pages are our version of city guides presented by our founder, Wesley Smith. These are places he's traveled, enjoyed, and recommends, so they're all vetted and what we refer to as STANDARD H verified. These lists will evolve, so check back often and travel safe!



Fourtillfour Cafe

7105 E 1st Ave, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

As an automotive enthusiast, this is my go-to for morning espresso. Every morning. Rumor has it they're opening their second location in none other than Encinitas, CA. 


Press Coffee

15257 N Scottsdale Rd Scottsdale Quarter Mall Building F, Ste 160, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 

These guys know what they're doing when it comes to a pour over coffee. This is also what's often served at local restaurants which is great.


Olive & Ivy

7135 E Camelback Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Located right by the waterfront, I love the vibe of this place. The service has been great every time which is why I've now been there three times. I have had everything on offer at this point: brunch, lunch and dinner here. All three meals have been great. Unless you plan on going to POMO (below) the pizza here is also a safe option.


 Canal Club

4925 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Located inside The Scott Resort & Spa, my wife and I went here for Sunday brunch. We sat outside in the back and not only enjoyed the food, but also the live acoustic guitarist as well! 


 The Henry

4455 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018

Great for breakfast or lunch. I actually had one of the better salads with grilled chicken I've ever had in my life here.


POMO Pizzeria

705 N 1st St UNIT 120, Phoenix, AZ 85004

There are two locations, but we went to the one in downtown Phoenix. The gelato is also great there - perhaps a local's secret even, but the pizza is great.


Golf Courses:

The Phoenician 

Talking Stick