The minute you enter Cave Creek you know you have been transported in time, you see every touch of the old west, from the Cowboys riding down the pathways to the array of incredible shops, restaurants and art centers, that evoke the feeling of the American Frontier, alive and well in Arizona!
Las Tiendas offers an eclectic mix of what brings you back to a sense of an old west community. You know that good ‘ole feeling that comes over you when you pull on that favorite comfy pair of boots… well that’s how it feels when you visit Las Tiendas in Cave Creek. The minute you walk up, you’ll feel yourself relax! It’s like coming home to friends – you just can’t wait to catch up.
Las Tiendas is situated in the heart of the Town. It brings a touch of the old west with it’s authentic desert setting, to the feeling of community, and above all the new west artists who have captured the spirit of Arizona with all their talents. The shops all offer one-of-a-kind experiences from the Award Winning Barbecue of Chef Bryan Dooley, to the original art offered in every shop. Each shop owner is there to greet you with his or her stories of the West.
You never know whom you might meet, such as cowboys with their spurs giving out their familiar clatter as they walk the pathway, heading in for their midday meal straight from the ranch, to the friends who just come by to say hello, sit and have a cup of coffee and talk about what’s new in town, while they share a tasty sweet from It’s A Divine Bake Shop.
Take a stroll through the meandering walkway; Peggy Fredrickson can get you caught up on the history of the Southwest at Western Delights, representing many fine artists of local origin. Keep on strolling, and you will find Jeweler Lisa Baker. Lisa’s is part Chocktaw Native American. Her Grandmother’s heritage has been an inspiring influence since the time Lisa was a small girl. It has been intertwined into Lisa, giving her a love of Turquoise and gems, telling a story in her jewelry making talents.
No shopping experience would be complete without that craving for something sweet. Las Tiendas welcomes baker Susan Fiebig. Although Susan is a Cowgirl through and through, with her many horses and ranch animals, Susan trained in Germany and owned cafés over in Europe, before returning home to her ranch in Cave Creek. Now she brings her baking talents to us, and we look forward to sharing them with you, our friends of Las Tiendas.
The shops at Las Tiendas include:
BRYAN'S BLACK MOUNTAIN BARBECUE, Stop by and visit Bryan’s Black Mountain Barbecue, home of award winning Chef Bryan Dooley. Chef Bryan is known for his famous passion for barbecue with a brand all his own new west style. The barbecue smells will draw you in for one incredible meal! Your mouth will start to water at the thought of a slab Pork Ribs, Beef Brisket, Barbecue Chicken, Pulled Pork and even Vegetarian ‘Pulled Squash’. Be sure to ask for the side of a Fried Egg on any sandwich, you will want the whole experience!
Try the sides too, like Romaine Ribs and Vinaigrette. Everything has Dooley’s take from Bryan’s own Baked Potato Salad, Olive Coleslaw and ‘Six-Pack’ Cowboy Beans (a six-pack of beer in every batch) to his homemade Ice Cream Sandwich or Sarsaparilla Float. Visit www.bryansbbq.com or call 480-575-7155
WESTERN DELIGHTS stop on in and see Peggy Fredrickson who has brought in unique gifts of local origin. You’ll find everything from works of art to jewelry, home décor pottery to your favorite gift cards. Peggy is happy to deliver pottery and art to your home! www.westerndelightsaz.com
IT'S A DIVINE BAKERY Breads, French Macaroons, Caramels, Truffles, Chocolates, world famous Cannolis, Cakes, Pies, Pastries and Seasonal baked goods, keep Baker, Susan Fiebig, up from before dawn making all of her taste tempting baked goods. Susan keeps as seasonal as possible, so stop by for her tempting holiday treats like: Hot Mulled Red Wine Tea (non alcohol), Candied Caramel Apples, Hot Chocolate, Cider and Locally Roasted Coffee. Visit www.itsadivinebakery.com or call 602-695-2306
ETANIA GEMS AND JEWELRY artist Lisa Baker has one of the largest
selection of specialty gems from around the world. Etania specializes in fine
Sterling Silver designer gemstone jewelry. Each piece is created from the
highest quality natural stones and precious metals. Because each gemstone
is a unique gift from nature, no two pieces are exactly alike. In addition
to jewelry, Etania features fine quality handbags and accessories, most
of which are crafted in Arizona. Visit www.etaniagems.com 602-429-0505
Stop on by Las Tiendas, meet up with your friends, catch up on the news and enjoy the gathering that brings you back for more. Visit us at 6130 E. Cave Creek Road in Cave Creek, AZ or www.lastiendascavecreek.com
Red Artist’s Studio is situated just behind the shops in it’s very own “Red Studio”. It’s there that you can see artists at work. The three artists that share the studio include Sonoran Arts League Members; Laurie Bayanovsky. Oils; Ted Loomis, Acrylic and Encaustic painting and Mickey Jansen, Oils.
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