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My First Foodie Prom | The 2017 World Food Championships

11/19/2017 18:16:09 PM

In the last few years, I have heard quite a bit about the World Food Championships. I have met several Valley folks that have competed as well as a few others in my travels that were seasoned competitors. I thought I knew what the WFC was all ...

Forget the Breakfast Club, Its Time for the Brunch Club!

11/16/2017 08:00:42 AM

I don’t know about you, but brunch is one of my favorite things. A typical brunch consists of dressed up sweet and savory breakfast items with a dash of hearty lunch dishes to round things out. And did I mention that cocktails for breakfast ...

That One Time I Won Food Writer of the Year

11/15/2017 22:47:43 PM

On Monday I attended the 2017 Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame Awards, which is basically the Arizona Food Oscars, and I walked away as Food Writer of the Year. I’m heading into this article with some simultaneous humility and excitement, friends. ...

The 2017 Arizona Brewers Ball Goes Downtown

11/15/2017 18:08:07 PM

The Arizona Craft Brewers Guild will partner with Arizona’s award-winning breweries to present the 2017 Arizona Brewers Ball on Saturday, Novthember 18. This year, guests are invited to dress in their best 1920’s-inspired garb and head to ...

Happy Hour Beat: High-End Happy Hour at Fat Ox

11/15/2017 17:50:06 PM

I’m a big fan of happy hour and I have a few guidelines I like to follow when possible. The first is that I try to find happy hours that go past 6pm because it’s very hard for me to get from work to happy hour and get a few drinks and snacks ...

The PhoenixBites 2017 Thanksgiving to Go Guide

11/07/2017 16:41:14 PM

The holidays can be a stressful time; creating space (and time) for all the out of town visitors and then there’s all that cooking that demands to be done. Whether you want to throw I the towel fully or just need to ...

We’ve Got Thai-Tanic News! Thai Chili 2 Go 1st Scottsdale Spot

11/07/2017 08:00:41 AM

Thai Chili 2 Go has taken its East Valley success and is heading north with hopes that their fresh-to-order Thai cuisine is just what locals are looking for. You’ll find the restaurants fourth location at The Promenade later ...

Ralph Waldo Emerson Elementary School Wins Learning Garden

11/06/2017 08:00:35 AM

I love hearing stories about kids doing great things and this one is really exciting, for a few reasons. The students and staff at Ralph Waldo Emerson Elementary School in Phoenix are about to receive a gift that will create a foundation of ...

The 2017 World Food Championships Are Almost Here (And I’ll be there!)

11/05/2017 19:53:45 PM

If you’ve been a reader for any amount of time, you’ve likely caught on to the fact that I am a pretty excitable gal. I get stoked by restaurant openings, interviews and events. November has only just begun but I am already super stoked ...

2017 Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame Awards Nominees

11/05/2017 16:20:24 PM

There are tons of local awards that take place throughout the year. Okay, maybe not tons, but a few, but there is unquestionably only one that celebrates locals without shifting into a popularity contest based on as many votes as ...

Wine Mementos: “Mind Pics” You Won’t Easily Forget

11/05/2017 10:36:59 AM

If you have an adventure planned that includes a “wine stop” or two along the way, here’s a suggestion, always buy and take home some wine!  This may seem like a given, but I’ve continued to be surprised by how few tourists actually ...

The 2017 Phoenix Sriracha Festival is Here!

10/31/2017 20:57:03 PM

There’s just something about that Rooster. The prominent and proud figure of the popular hot sauce provides the promise of extra special eggs in the morning, a nice kick to your everyday tuna salad or burger for lunch and maybe even some fire ...

Colleen’s Dream Foundation Collects Nearly $10K in Lemonade Stand Sales

10/30/2017 09:00:06 AM

While many kids were playing video games this summer, nine-year-old Chloe Cundiff was pounding the pavement for ovarian cancer research. The pint-sized entrepreneur was busy setting up her lemonade stand at The Henry, The Sparkle Bar, TGen, ...

Press Coffee Biltmore Cafe Opens With Free Coffee Oct. 27, 28, 29

10/26/2017 09:00:48 AM

Press Coffee is bringing its award-winning specialty coffee to the Biltmore neighborhood. Arizona’s local roaster opens its newest café at 24th Street and Camelback on Friday, October 27 and will be giving free small cups of drip coffee ...

Guy’s Big Project Premieres November 5th

10/25/2017 09:00:52 AM

Guy Fieri has visited thousands of restaurants on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, literally putting food-road shows on the map. Now, Guy is searching for Food Network’s next big culinary-travel series. After receiving and sorting ...

2017 Harvest Largest Yet for LDV Winery

10/24/2017 09:00:51 AM

This year’s harvest is the largest yet for LDV Winery, which celebrates its 10th anniversary next year of planting its first grapes in the Chiricahua Mountain foothills in southeastern Arizona. “After a very hot June and early July and ...

Sonatas Restaurant Introduces Specialty Chef’s Menu

10/23/2017 09:00:15 AM

Sonatas Restaurant, Scottsdale’s fine dining establishment offering an array of Old World recipes recreated in an upscale atmosphere, introduces two new Chef’s Menus that illustrate the range of cultures represented in their ...

Like Bordeaux? Here’s Another Budget Selection to Enjoy

10/22/2017 12:30:09 PM

A few months ago, we checked out a Chateau Maurac, Now, let’s look at different selection from Chateau Greysac.  This little gem is from a hamlet just north of St. Estephe, a place called Begadan.  Its small on the map, but not really ...

Casey’s Woodshed Makeover Reveal Party

10/20/2017 19:53:12 PM

Does anyone else remember religiously watching ABC’s show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition? I remember when it first came out at the end of 2003, I was glued to the television. The people that were chosen were always so deserving of the makeover ...

Drip Coffee and Espresso Truck: Giving New Meaning to Coffee on the Go

10/20/2017 09:00:09 AM

Some folks approach their coffee consumption like religion. It has to be a specific kind and in specific quantities on specific days. If you have ever thought of how glorious it would be to have access to a mobile coff ...

It’s All About the Chefs at the New York City Wine and Food Festival

10/19/2017 21:48:13 PM

I have attended many culinary events across Arizona, from wine festivals in Flagstaff and Prescott to Arizona Cooks at the Westin Kierland and the inaugural Nirvana at the breathtaking Sanctuary Resort in Paradise Valley. I try to find something ...

Staycation | The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch

10/15/2017 00:12:16 AM

Being a writer can occasionaly be isolating, especially when others don’t share the “community over competition” mindset I have. I love spending times with my non-writer friends but it’s also wonderful to have people to commiserate with ...

Arrive Phoenix | Palm Springs-Based Arrive Hotels Coming To Uptown Phoenix

10/11/2017 10:00:02 AM

Days after being named the Valley’s ‘hottest intersection’ by the Urban Land Institute of Arizona, Vintage Partners, who led the redevelopment efforts at Uptown Plaza, is set to bring another groundbreaking project to Central Avenue and ...

Food Grads Aims to Close Workforce Gap

10/10/2017 10:00:23 AM

The launch of a new website, Food Grads,  is making strides in shaping the workforce for employers in the Food & Beverage industry. Founded by Nicole Gallace, FoodGrads.com will shape the future of the industry by providing the long overdue ...

The 2017 Foodist Awards Finalists Announced

10/09/2017 10:00:44 AM

The votes have been cast and the Arizona Restaurant Association is pleased to announce the 2017 Foodist Awards Finalists. The finalists in each category are listed in alphabetical order. The top vote earner in each category will be announced ...

Save the Date: 2018 Arizona Cocktail Weekend

10/08/2017 10:00:54 AM

Arizona’s salute to spirits & cocktail culture returns this February 17 – 19, 2018 with all-new events and venues, and a new location in Downtown Phoenix. Now known as the 2018 Arizona Cocktail WeekEnd, this seventh annual event is shaking ...

2017 Cooks and Corks Returns to the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale

10/07/2017 21:22:34 PM

2017 Cooks and Corks, a culinary celebration under the stars, brings together local cuisine, wine and the arts. This year, Cooks & Corks is set to return for its 5th year at the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North on Friday, October ...

Snooze Ahwatukee Set To Open On October 11

10/07/2017 10:00:43 AM

The wait is almost over, the all-new Snooze Ahwatukee (4901 E. Ray Rd., 480-893-7638) is opening its doors (and its signature rollaway window walls) on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. Serving up hearty, fresh-cracked breakfast and brunch dishes ...

Talking Stick Resort Earns Tribal Destination Award

10/06/2017 21:43:04 PM

Talking Stick Resort, an enterprise of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC), has been recognized as Tribal Destination of the Year by the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA). The prestigious award was ...

Mowry & Cotton Debuts in October and Appeals to Local Tastes

10/05/2017 22:01:05 PM

We’re so excited about the new restaurant coming soon to The Phoenician next week. Chef Tandy Peterson and her team are set to create spot for locals, with a more comfortable and approachable space than you’re used to at a luxury hotel. ...

Vintage emergence: Joseph Phelps 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon

10/04/2017 17:45:07 PM

Most of the time, top-shelf wines produced by Joseph Phelps are not very affordable and sometimes hard to get.  But the 2014 vintage was a year of ideal growing conditions and a wonderful harvest.  This all translates to some really fine wines ...

Sunny SnoBall’s Hosts 3rd Suicide Prevention Fundraiser

09/28/2017 23:41:38 PM

So, I feel it necessary to caution you that this isn’t going to be all about food, but it’s important. September is National Suicide Prevention Month, and there is a truly great event taking place in Chandler, right up the ...

The Art of Ice Cream Experience is Coming to Scottsdale

09/26/2017 20:43:39 PM

We live in an Instagram world, there’s no real way to escape it. I often find myself looking around everyday spots trying to find interesting elements to photograph. Imagine if there was a spot where every corner, nook and cranny are perfect ...

High Tea Too Bougie for You? Time for a Tipsy Tea Party!

09/24/2017 22:58:04 PM

While I am all about all things mid-century modern and love the pomp and circumstance of tradition, I also like to get a little sassy from time to time. Here is where the Tipsy Tea Party at The Camby meets both sides of my personality. I had ...

High Tea Too Bougie for You? Time for a Tipsy Tea Party!

09/24/2017 22:58:04 PM

While I am all about all things mid-century modern and love the pomp and circumstance of tradition, I also like to get a little sassy from time to time. Here is where the Tipsy Tea Party at The Camby meets both sides of my personality. I had ...

2017 Foodist Awards : Recognize Your Favorites

09/18/2017 07:00:55 AM

The 2017 Foodist Awards are set to take place on October 19th, and you have the opportunity right now to nominate your Valley favorites. The Foodist Awards, the official awards of the Arizona Restaurant Association, serve to showcase the best ...

2017 Foodist Awards : Recognize Your Favorites

09/18/2017 07:00:55 AM

The 2017 Foodist Awards are set to take place on October 19th, and you have the opportunity right now to nominate your Valley favorites. The Foodist Awards, the official awards of the Arizona Restaurant Association, serve to showcase the best ...

We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Never Ending Pasta Pass

09/15/2017 00:43:40 AM

Before you dig into this article, I want you to know that I am not a food snob. Seriously, some of my best friends eat at Olive Garden. Since the announcement of their Never Ending Pasta Pass, and the fact that all 22,000 passes sold out in ...

We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Never Ending Pasta Pass

09/15/2017 00:43:40 AM

Before you dig into this article, I want you to know that I am not a food snob. Seriously, some of my best friends eat at Olive Garden. Since the announcement of their Never Ending Pasta Pass, and the fact that all 22,000 passes sold out in ...

Fairytale Brownies Celebrates 25 Years With New Look (& Giveaway!)

09/13/2017 22:05:11 PM

Guys! Fairytale Brownies has a brand new look and they are celebrating like none other! This year marks Fairytale Brownies’ 25th year of mixing up your favorite local sweet treats. To “sweeten” the celebration you can  ...

Fairytale Brownies Celebrates 25 Years With New Look (& Giveaway!)

09/13/2017 22:05:11 PM

Guys! Fairytale Brownies has a brand new look and they are celebrating like none other! This year marks Fairytale Brownies’ 25th year of mixing up your favorite local sweet treats. To “sweeten” the celebration you can  ...

Tasting Pinot Noir: Does the good stuff matter?

09/12/2017 21:01:59 PM

Sometimes the best way to gain more appreciation for the often-finicky Pinot Noir wine is taste two, or even more, side-by-side. By repeatedly contrasting characteristics like the bouquet, mid-palate, and finish, it is easy to see why the Pinot ...

Tasting Pinot Noir: Does the good stuff matter?

09/12/2017 21:01:59 PM

Sometimes the best way to gain more appreciation for the often-finicky Pinot Noir wine is taste two, or even more, side-by-side. By repeatedly contrasting characteristics like the bouquet, mid-palate, and finish, it is easy to see why the Pinot ...

Flagstaff Foodcation: 6 of our Favorite Restaurants

09/10/2017 18:34:01 PM

Are you looking to get away? Why not take a Flagstaff Foodcation? We named our top six picks for some of the best spots in Flagstaff to make things easier.   One of the best features about our state is that it is full of a variety of ...

Flagstaff Foodcation: 6 of our Favorite Restaurants

09/10/2017 18:34:01 PM

Are you looking to get away? Why not take a Flagstaff Foodcation? We named our top six picks for some of the best spots in Flagstaff to make things easier.   One of the best features about our state is that it is full of a variety of ...

Clear Your Calendar for the Phoenix MasterChef Auditions!

09/05/2017 21:58:49 PM

Have you ever been camped out on your couch watching the latest cooking competition and thought, “Why am I not on this show?!” Well, soon you will have your chance because the Phoenix MasterChef auditions are happening this month! If you’ve ...

Clear Your Calendar for the Phoenix MasterChef Auditions!

09/05/2017 21:58:49 PM

Have you ever been camped out on your couch watching the latest cooking competition and thought, “Why am I not on this show?!” Well, soon you will have your chance because the Phoenix MasterChef auditions are happening this month! If you’ve ...

Hope Fights Childhood Cancer Campaign at Kneaders

09/05/2017 19:47:02 PM

What if an elephant could help find a cure for childhood cancer? What if you could help fund research with the simple purchase of precious and delicious cookie? Kneaders Hope Fights Childhood Cancer Campaign is working to make all this a po ...

Hope Fights Childhood Cancer Campaign at Kneaders

09/05/2017 19:47:02 PM

What if an elephant could help find a cure for childhood cancer? What if you could help fund research with the simple purchase of precious and delicious cookie? Kneaders Hope Fights Childhood Cancer Campaign is working to make all this a po ...

Get Caught Up in the UnderTow Anniversary Celebration

08/30/2017 22:22:09 PM

UnderTow is celebrating their anniversary with a new journey that is setting sail on September 10th. Check out all the new details and mark your calendars! Remember how geeked out I was about the opening of UnderTow? Can you believe it’s been ...

Get Caught Up in the UnderTow Anniversary Celebration

08/30/2017 22:22:09 PM

UnderTow is celebrating their anniversary with a new journey that is setting sail on September 10th. Check out all the new details and mark your calendars! Remember how geeked out I was about the opening of UnderTow? Can you believe it’s been ...

Hopdoddy to Raise Funds for Hurricane Harvey Relief all September

08/30/2017 18:17:41 PM

Hopdoddy Burger Bar is raising funds for the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund throughout the month of September through their Goodnight for a Good Cause program. The devastation that Hurricane Harvey has brought to the Houston area of Texas is ...

Hopdoddy to Raise Funds for Hurricane Harvey Relief all September

08/30/2017 18:17:41 PM

Hopdoddy Burger Bar is raising funds for the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund throughout the month of September through their Goodnight for a Good Cause program. The devastation that Hurricane Harvey has brought to the Houston area of Texas is ...

Masterpiece Donuts & Coffee | Culture, Cake & Coffee

08/29/2017 11:00:30 AM

Masterpiece Donuts & Coffee | Gourmet donuts with your choice of premium icings, toppings & drizzles in an inviting and community art-filled space. I feel like donuts are the new cupcakes. And not those gas station donuts that look like you ...

Chauncey Lane to Bring 53K Square Feet of Luxury to Scottsdale

08/28/2017 11:00:02 AM

Chauncey Lane to Provide the Perfect Space to Live, Work and Play in Scottsdale Looking for a new place to eat, shop and be seen in Scottsdale? Residents are already anticipating the 2018 summer arrival of Chauncey Lane, a massive 53K square ...

Chef Jeff Smedstad’s Elote Cafe Notebook Signing

08/26/2017 16:58:46 PM

Hear Chef Jeff Smedstad’s discuss his new cookbook, Elote Cafe Notebook, plus learn about his history as a chef and author ast the special booksigning, September 11th. Sedona is one of those places that just fills my heart with joy. The ...

Grimaldi’s Partners with No Kid Hungry in September

08/21/2017 09:00:58 AM

Did you know that one in six children in the United States goes to bed hungry every night? As a mother of three boys, this is a devastating fact. Grimaldi’s Pizzeria owners feel the same way and have joined with No Kid Hungry in the fight ...

Wrigley Mansion Gets $1M Facelift

08/20/2017 09:00:12 AM

The Wrigley Mansion has long been one of the most iconic addresses in the Valley, originally built in 1929 by chewing gum mogul, William Wrigley Jr. With over $1 million dollars having been dedicated to the modernizing and renovating of this ...

Check out the TRES Menu, Soon Available at Discovery Office Park

08/19/2017 10:34:25 AM

You are definitely going to want to check out the TRES menu before they open this fall! This new Valley eatery vows to seamlessly blend Mediterranean and Southwestern flavors. TRES menu has a fresh and vibrant take on regional favorites and ...

Celebrate National Waffle Day With Free Waffles at Lo-Lo’s

08/17/2017 21:38:31 PM

Lo-Lo’s likes you a waffle lot and wants to prove it by offering free waffles during a weeklong celebration for National Waffle Day! So, for the last week and a half I have been avoiding carbs and sugar like the plague. It’s been tough (however ...

Celebrate National Rum Day Tiki Style at Hula’s

08/15/2017 09:00:00 AM

Get some ‘mugs’ together and celebrate National Rum Day at Hula’s Modern Tiki with frosty $5 tropical cocktails and half-off all rum flights. Offered all-day on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at both Hula’s locations in Phoenix and ...

Ninkasi Brewing Company Releases First Rule IPA to Bottles

08/14/2017 09:00:44 AM

It’s no secret Ninkasi Brewing Company has a hop love affair. This continues to be evident in its newest Special Release Series beer—First Rule IPA. Originally released to Ninkasi’s Rare & Delicious Series in March 2017, the brewery ...

Save the Date for the 2017 Scottsdale Bacon and Beer Classic

08/13/2017 13:56:13 PM

When it comes to foods that’s go perfectly together, bacon and beer might be my favorite combination. On October 7th, the Scottsdale Bacon and Beer Classic is touching down in Scottsdale with an all-inclusive festival that you’re not going ...

Redd Superfood Vegan Energy Bars Launch in Arizona

08/12/2017 14:06:54 PM

Redd, a line of delicious vegan energy bars, launched in Arizona this month. Redd bars are carefully designed to provide sustained, positive energy. Packed with all-natural superfoods, proteins, and vitamins, Redd bars have something for everyone, ...

Phoenix Gets Twisted on August 14th

08/07/2017 20:17:44 PM

In just one week from today, Twisted Grove Parlor + Bar will be opening up in the heart of the Biltmore area. For all that have loved the modern American lunch and dinner options at the Twisted Grove location in Scottsdale along with some additional ...

6 Ice Cream Recipes to Get You Through the Summer

08/06/2017 21:20:30 PM

Soon some of our friends and family in other parts of the country will be posting about breaking out their jackets and sweaters while we still have two solid months of poolside weather. It may sting a little, but only until they begin lamenting ...

Chocolate Ice Cream

08/06/2017 20:28:01 PM

I’ve heard it said that “life happens, chocolate helps.” If this is true that what is there in life that a little chocolate ice cream cannot help? There have been a number of times in the past year where I tried to medicate myself with ...

Cookies and Cream Churro Ice Cream Sandwich

08/05/2017 17:17:57 PM

I have had my fair share of ice cream sandwiches as well as churros, but until now I have not seen them morphed together. I’m here to tell you: It’s glorious!! These Cookies and Cream Churros are going to delight your sense of taste and ...

Bourbon Butter Pecan Ice Cream

08/05/2017 16:11:30 PM

Growing up, the idea of butter pecan ice cream really threw me off. I though, who wants to just eat butter? (I know, I didn’t really get it then.) I can’t remember exactly when I tried it for the first time, but it was life changing. The ...

Caramelized Peach Buttermilk Ice Cream Recipe

08/05/2017 14:05:50 PM

Growing up and spending time with my grandmother, I have so many wonderful memories of her. One thing everyone knew about her was that she loved peaches, any way and any how! When I was younger we didn’t have the luxery of ice cream machines ...

Strawberry Ice Cream

08/05/2017 13:41:13 PM

When it comes to things like ice cream, sometimes the best versions are the most simple. When you use the finest ingredients you can find the beauty and flavor speak for themselves. That is 100% exhibited in Pastry Chef Lindsay Stewart’s version ...

Raspberry Cheesecake Gelato

08/05/2017 13:04:56 PM

No dessert says summer quite like the cool, creamy bliss of home-made ice cream. From simple (and sublime) chocolate to fresh-from-the-orchard fruit flavors to a sophisticated twist on the ice-cream sandwich, we’ve collected some of the most ...

Tracy Dempsey Originals Owners to Open ODV Wines

07/31/2017 21:30:12 PM

Tracy Dempsey Originals’ owners, Tracy and Chuck Dempsey, to open ODV Wines, specializing in small lot wines, from sparkling to dessert. Assuming that you’ve lived in the Valley for any measure of time, you’re acquainted with Tracy Dempsey. ...

Celebrate National Root Beer Float Day with TEXAZ Grill

07/31/2017 14:43:58 PM

TEXAZ Grill offers $5 gourmet root beer floats to celebrate National Root Beer Float Day on August 6th. When I was growing up in Illinois we didn’t do a lot of dining out and treats were few and far between. On very special occasions my aunt, ...

Ginger Monkey 10 Cent Drink Special (& Monsoon Themed Cocktails!)

07/30/2017 19:09:59 PM

Catch the last day of the Ginger Monkey 10 cent drink special and check out their new monsoon themed cocktails for August! A week or so ago I sat on my patio with my boys, listening to music that the tween likes and our serene backyard sanctuary ...

Unwind, Revive & Ignite Weekend at Troon North

07/25/2017 20:56:33 PM

“Unwind, Revive & Ignite” this August with a celebratory weekend at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North, Aug. 11 – 13, 2017. Kick off Friday evening with Buti Yoga to energize the body and soul, join in specialty seminars throughout ...

Shake Up Your Summer with EVO’s Summer Cocktail Menu

07/15/2017 18:38:21 PM

While we are in the full swing of summer, the places to find respite from heat become more and more scarce. One thing that can always be counted upon is that some of your favorite restaurants and bars are switching up their menus and EVO is ...

Italy’s Umbria region: Historical and flavorful

07/14/2017 20:18:40 PM

Italy’s Umbria region is reknowned for fantastic vinos, but there are just so many to explore, that picking one out is never an easy task.  But with a bit of historical insight, the choices may become a little easier. Although other ...

Huss Brewing Co. Unveils Copper State IPA 7.15.17

07/14/2017 19:30:57 PM

Delight in the first-ever taste of Huss Brewing Co.‘s new flagship IPA thisSaturday, July 15 at 4 pm at the Huss Brewing Co. Taproom at Uptown Plaza. Join Huss owners Leah and Jeff Huss as they introduce Huss’ Copper State IPA, ...

The Ultimate Mac & Cheese Tease: AZ’s First Mac & Cheese Fest

07/12/2017 20:40:40 PM

There is little in the world quite as comforting as a mountainous bowl of ooey, gooey mac & cheese. Though I don’t cook that often, I can make a pretty mean mac & cheese from scratch. I know, I know. I tease all the time about not being ...

Elly’s Brunch & Cafe Collects New Shoes for Valley Children

07/12/2017 09:00:34 AM

Every year as children head back to school, they are in need of clothing, shoes and supplies to start off the school year. Elly’s Brunch & Café will be collecting new athletic shoes in support of Child Crisis of Arizona for kids as they get ...

The Dude Abides (and imbibes) at The Bar

07/11/2017 09:00:11 AM

One of my favorite movies has a fun tie to the Valley by way of a fun new neighborhood hangout. A brand new bar, aptly titled The Bar, is proud to announce it has thrown open its doors in Central Phoenix providing distinct Midwestern ho ...

The Joy Bus Receives $10,000 Thunderbird Charities Grant

07/10/2017 09:00:32 AM

I’ve shared my admiration for The Joy Bus a few times and it seems with each new update I get about the great work that Jennifer Caraway and her team are doing I fall more and more in love with their mission. It turns out that I am not the ...

Get Out of Town | Palm Springs Travel Guide

07/05/2017 22:18:23 PM

I have always wanted to visit Palm Springs, having passed through numerous times. The vibe, the history and stories that its city borders hold have always intrigued me. I am in love with all things mid-century modern and Palm Springs embodies ...

Avocad-Oh Yeah! 7 Hot Avocado Dishes in Scottsdale

07/04/2017 09:00:37 AM

Avocados are all the rage right now, smattered and smashed on toast, but there is so much more to be done with this glorious fruit. With elevated levels of monounsaturated fat and Vitamin E, soluble fiber and folate as well as potassium, in ...

Celebrate Bastille Week with Chef Christopher

07/03/2017 11:42:40 AM

Put that champagne on ice, because it’s almost Bastille Week, and no one knows how to break out the bubbly, and the region’s best French fare, quite like Chef Christopher Gross. The Phoenix eatery and its James Beard award-winning chef will ...

We Lo-Lo-Love Lo-Lo’s National Fried Chicken Month Deals!

07/02/2017 10:27:38 AM

Is there anything more synonymous with summer than fried chicken? It makes sense once you consider that July is National Fried Chicken Month. Well, if you want to get super technical, July 6th is National Fried Chicken Day, but when something ...

Support Local Businesses During Independents Week

07/01/2017 21:02:51 PM

July 1st marks the official start of Independents Week. The event is a weeklong celebration of local businesses that takes place from July 1st through July 9th. Not only does it highlight our exemplary local shops and eateries, it also is an ...

Celebrate Summertime Favorites with Okra Cookhouse & Cocktails

06/29/2017 09:00:15 AM

The scorching summer heat is upon us, which means it’s the ideal time of year to experience seasonal shakeups. Using some of the season’s finest produce, Okra Cookhouse & Cocktails is creating an all-new menu of Southern inspired, bright ...

Cafe Lalibela Hosts Ethiopian Fest

06/28/2017 21:30:30 PM

August’s Ethiopian Fest in Tempe Celebrates Nation’s Cuisine, Customs, Culture and More Rich traditions hold the pure soul of Ethiopian culture and heritage, and this summer’s Ethiopian Fest will show off the country’s food ...

Someburros Hosts 2 Day Hiring Event For Queen Creek Location

06/28/2017 20:07:41 PM

Someburros is primed to introduce another installment of its much cherished Mexican restaurant in Queen Creek later this summer, and the family-owned eatery is seeking to provide 40 new jobs to area residents at its newest location. Anyone searching ...

FAMOUS DAVE’S Back to School Supply Drive is Back

06/27/2017 20:54:09 PM

This July, Valley Famous Dave’s locations will once again team up to help in a Back to School Supply Drive to benefit Southwest Human Development. People are encouraged to drop off new school supplies and new backpacks to help families and ...

Blaze Pizza Opening 6th Arizona Location

06/21/2017 18:27:08 PM

Blaze Pizza, the fast-casual artisanal pizza concept known for its chef-driven menu and casually hip restaurants, announced that it will open its sixth Arizona location, in Glendale, on Thursday, June 22.  To commemorate the grand opening, ...

Richard Blais Debuts Starving for Attention Podcast

06/20/2017 19:31:54 PM

Top Chef Favorite Richard Blais Debuts Starving for Attention on PodcastOne I am an absolute and complete sucker for cooking shows. I think that it goes hand in hand with my fascination with chefs and the art of cooking. I watch every show I ...

New Wave Market Opens July 8 with Free Mini-Cones

06/20/2017 09:45:27 AM

If you’ve ever had occasion to sample the delicacies of Super Chunk, you’ll completely understand why so many have been on pins and needles awaiting the opening of New Wave Market. And it’s closer than you think! The highly-anticipated ...

Maple Zin: Buying Into Vineyard-Specific Wine

06/19/2017 09:45:04 AM

Most of the time we really don’t pay much attention to the details about where the grapes in our wine come from.  The wine’s region of origin (Napa, Sonoma, Umbria, Bordeaux, Etc.) is all that matters. Just leave all the rest to the experts. ...

GoodTil2 Launches For Foodies, Spreading Local Love

06/15/2017 10:17:56 AM

It’s happened to all of us; you’re midway through the day and are already planning where to go for dinner. You’re, obviously, a conscious consumer and want to make sure that you keep your hard–earned dollars within the community. How ...

Chef Scott Heinonen Breathes New Life Into The Cottage

06/11/2017 15:01:25 PM

Flagstaff’s quaint eatery, Cottage Place has been given a makeover and a new name. The re-invention, The Cottage, dazzled diners with its inaugural dinner service on April 23rd of this year, offering more of a French culinary adventure. Who ...

Wine from Barolo: Damilano’s Lecinquevigne

06/09/2017 20:18:25 PM

Italians like to say, “Barolo is the king of wine!” and this one puts that right up front.  With its “five vineyards” label, Damilano’s prominent red Barolos and their vineyards go back several generations of family TLC. In fact, ...

Nektar Makes us Wanna Skoop, Skoop a Doop!

06/07/2017 20:59:19 PM

It’s about that time of year. You know, when you all but melt just walking to your car. When just stepping outside feels as though you’ve just hopped into your oven. Nekter Juice Bar is launching a new product, Skoop, just in time for some ...

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