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 ...

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  ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Posh Restaurant to Evolve into Chef’s Lounge

06/06/2017 22:24:04 PM

For the last 7 years, whenever anyone asked me where my favorite local restaurant was, I have given the same answer. Through all of the openings and closings that I have been around for, I’ve never waivered. This makes the following news all ...

Get Out Of Town | 8th Annual San Diego OysterFest

06/04/2017 11:00:15 AM

With school out, are you starting to think of getting out of town? We sure are! With San Diego only a short drive away, the 8th Annual San Diego OysterFest, taking place June 9th and 10th, is calling our name, for all sorts of reasons! 6 Reasons ...

PhoenixBites 2017 Scottsdale Fathers Day Dining Guide

06/03/2017 20:06:16 PM

My childhood taught me a great deal about fathers; from the ones you’re born to and the ones that choose to be there. The man I call my father and I share no DNA, but he has been an important part of my life for the last 30 years. When he ...

Celebrate Negroni Week with Ocean Prime’s OP Negroni

06/03/2017 15:15:25 PM

With Negroni Week taking place from June 5th through June 11th, our friends at Ocean Prime wanted to make sure that you have the perfect recipe to make the best negroni at home. The OP Negroni is perfect for sipping and celebrating. What is ...

OP Negroni

06/03/2017 14:36:31 PM

With Negroni Week taking place from June 5th through June 11th, our friends at Ocean Prime wanted to make sure that you have the perfect recipe to make the best negroni at home. Ryan Valentine, Ocean Prime’s Director of Beverage, has developed ...

PhoenixBites 2017 East Valley Fathers Day Dining Guide

05/30/2017 21:28:49 PM

Gone are the days of gathering around dad to see his return when he opens his new tie…for the 5th year in a row. Today’s dad deserves a respite from the backyard grill. He wants to go out for a great meal and experience and fortunately ...

PhoenixBites 2017 Phoenix Father’s Day Dining Guide

05/29/2017 22:15:48 PM

Gone are the days of gathering around dad to see his reaction when he opens his new tie…for the 5th year in a row. Todays dad deserves a break from the backyard barbeque, he wants to go out for a great meal and experience and luckily we did ...

3 Locals Competing in 2017 Blended Burger Project

05/29/2017 20:22:45 PM

While National Burger Month is almost over, there’s no need to say goodbye to one of the most American hand-held favorites. The James Beard Foundation’s Blended Burger Project voting starts today and we can’t think of a more delicious ...

2017 World Burger Tour Lineup Announced

05/29/2017 12:00:02 PM

I am a little late to the game on the whole National Burger month situation; I accept that. Typically, I am on top of things, but life gets in the way sometimes. The good news is that I have something to make up for it. Hard Rock Café has a ...

Grimaldi’s Team Spirit Offer Perfect for Sports Fans

05/29/2017 11:00:34 AM

Did you know that over 30 million people watched game 7 of the NBA final series last year? The NBA finals tip off Thursday June 1st and NHL finals drop the puck on Monday May 29th. Although watching the series at home has its advantages, so ...

Sonata’s Summer Menu is Lightening Up

05/28/2017 11:00:59 AM

Sonata’s Restaurant in Scottsdale, open only eight months, is ready to entice Valley diners with their first summer menu. Sonata’s summer menu will bring more variety to the mix along with new seasonal hours. Sonata’s Summer Menu Details ...

Arizona Seven Reunite for the 7 Chef Fund Up

05/27/2017 14:15:22 PM

One thing that continues to impress me about our culinary scene in the Valley is the sense of community. All the chefs I have met in my journey with PhoenixBites have always rallied around one another; whether it’s the kind words they speak ...

Chianti Rufina’s Story Continues: Nipozzano Riserva

05/25/2017 21:25:05 PM

Nipozzano recently released their 2013 vintage Chianti Rufina Riserva and it once again has all the hallmarks of consistency and subtle changes from year to year.  And according to their owners at Frescobaldi, 2013 was a challenging year with ...

Camp Social Opening : Just in time for summer

05/24/2017 11:00:11 AM

Summer, summer, summertime. Time to sit back and unwind. What better way to unwind than with a grown up Camp Social? School years are wrapping up and temperatures are rising; all things that can make us all a little cranky. Thankfully, the opening ...

Pack Up and Go: For Those About to Fly by the Seat of Their Pants

05/23/2017 19:44:41 PM

The sad truth of my life is that I don’t travel near enough. It’s not for desire; I would love to Pack Up and Go on a whim… but two kids and a new full-time job make it a little difficult. If you have a little more freedom and a sense ...

2017 Memorial Day Dining Deals in the Valley

05/21/2017 18:41:07 PM

While Memorial Day often marks the official beginning of summer, it really is so much more. And yes, I will give you an array of 2017 Memorial Day dining deals in the Valley, but I think it is also important to remember the purpose of the day. ...

HelloFresh Wine : HelloFresh Uncorks New Wine Delivery Service

05/19/2017 09:45:38 AM

HelloFresh, the world’s leading meal kit delivery brand on a mission to save home cooking, announces the launch of HelloFresh Wine, providing customers monthly wine subscriptions complete with pairing suggestions, tasting notes, and character ...

2017 Music City Food and Wine Festival Tickets are Now on Sale

05/18/2017 09:45:01 AM

Grammy-Award winning artists Kings of Leon, James Beard Foundation Award-winning chef Jonathan Waxman, Vector Management’s Ken Levitan and Andy Mendelsohn, and C3 Presents are pleased to announce the fifth annual Music City Food and Wine ...

?A Portuguese Alvarinho: Zip with that seafood

05/17/2017 22:20:21 PM

It’s not too often that a Portuguese white wine makes it to the seafood spread, but here’s one to savor.  Grown in the northern part of Portugal (Moncao & Melgaco), the Alvarinho grape produces a zippy flavor combo that brings out the depth ...

Sonoma Wine Country’s Farmhouse Inn Offers an Electric Experience

05/17/2017 09:45:57 AM

Glaring lights, traffic, towering buildings and unidentifiable smells–all the wonders and joys of metropolitan living that you’ll leave behind as you travel 60 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge to California’s wine country.  And ...

Ben & Jerry’s Celebrates Bob Marley’s Legacy with One Love Flavor

05/16/2017 09:45:09 AM

“One love, one heart…” So begins one of the most recognized songs in reggae history. Bob Marley’s famous refrain is a plea for universal compassion, and is an excellent anthem for Ben & Jerry’s latest flavor, One Love. The flavor ...

Perfect Summer Sipping: Sofia Brut Rose And Brut Rose Minis

05/15/2017 09:45:22 AM

This summer everything will be coming up rosé with the latest expansion to Francis Ford Coppola Winery’s wildly successful Sofia label. The second sparkling wine in the winery’s celebrated collection and constructed in the fashion of French ...

Cold Stone Creamery Creates Wonder Woman Ispired Treats

05/14/2017 09:45:12 AM

Cold Stone Creamery® announces a wondrous new Ice Cream flavor, Dark Chocolate Triple Berry, in honor of its partnership with Warner Bros. Pictures and the release of their action adventure film Wonder Woman, coming to theaters nationwide ...

bluemedia & Duality PR Celebrate Anniversaries by Supporting Kidpreneurs

05/13/2017 09:45:17 AM

There’s nothing better on a scorching summer day than a nice, tall glass of lemonade–except when it’s being served up by a pint-sized kidpreneur who’s helping the community. In celebration of their respective company anniversaries this ...

SaltRock Releases Quintessential Spring Cocktail Menu

05/12/2017 09:45:23 AM

SaltRock Southwest Kitchen at Kimpton Amara Resort and Spa is bringing 15 new libations to the lineup with the introduction of the “Quintessential Spring” cocktail menu. “Every Sunday, we head to the Sedona Farmer’s Market where we ...

Tacos Tequila Whiskey Takes on Arizona May 19th

05/11/2017 23:31:16 PM

It’s one of the country’s top taco shops, and Arcadia’s about to have its first taste. Tacos Tequila Whiskey, a tell-it-like-it-is former food truck-turned sit-down restaurant, is listed among the “21 Best Mexican Restaurants in America” ...

Zuzu at Hotel Valley Ho Debuts Russell LaCasce’s New Menu

05/10/2017 09:45:22 AM

Russell LaCasce, the new executive chef of Hotel Valley Ho, will debut a brand-new dinner menu at ZuZu on Tuesday, May 2. This is the first step in LaCasce’s revamp of the overall food and beverage offerings at the iconic Downtown Scottsdale ...

Get a Bite of the New Shake Shack Cookbook

05/09/2017 20:56:57 PM

Do you love everything about Shake Shack? If the answer is yes and heading out to one of the three Valley locations isn’t always an option, you will love this news! Sales for the new Shake Shack Cookbook, Shake Shack: Recipes & Stories go ...

?Even-Steven: Merlot Cabernet from Medoc

05/08/2017 19:02:54 PM

Finding good values in Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon blends continues to be a wine buying challenge, especially if you are looking at all the options available from Bordeaux, France.  As a quick selection, let’s check out the Medoc part of B ...

Your Favorite Scottsdale Restaurants: Now with less gluten!

05/03/2017 22:07:20 PM

With the increase in celiac disease and gluten sensitivities, restaurants are including options for all their diners. May is Celiac Disease Awareness Month, creating the perfect opportunity to shine a light on some unexpected places in town ...

Arizona’s Biggest Kentucky Derby Party

05/03/2017 09:45:53 AM

There’s nothing like a hazy Hefeweizen on Kentucky Derby Day at Turf Paradise. Beer with crisp, citrus character will appeal to the elaborate hat-wearing denizens spending their afternoon wisely at Arizona’s largest and only true Kentucky ...

2017 Phoenix Mother’s Day Dining Guide

05/01/2017 23:59:06 PM

Ah, motherhood. From months of random aches and pains, wackadoodle cravings and trouble fastening your own shoes, it all starts out with nervousness and hoped for what is to come along with some kooky dreams at night. Once that tiny bundle makes ...

2017 Scottsdale Mother’s Day Dining Guide

05/01/2017 21:50:23 PM

Ah, motherhood. From months of random aches and pains, wackadoodle cravings and trouble fastening your own shoes, it all starts out with nervousness and hopes for what is to come along with some kooky dreams at night. Once that tiny bundle makes ...

Chef John Du Toit to Host Dinner at Spring Jam Session

04/26/2017 09:45:39 AM

Three top executive chefs and two senior culinary executive members from Crescent Hotels & Resorts have been selected to host an exclusive dinner at the renowned James Beard House located in the heart of New York City’s Greenwich Village. ...

2nd Annual Verde Valley Wine Festival | Full Participant List & Highlights

04/25/2017 09:45:27 AM

The 2nd Annual Verde Valley Wine Festival, presented by Four Eight Wineworks in collaborative alliance with the non-profit arts establishment, Made in Clarkdale, is Northern Arizona’s premier wine and culinary experience of the year. The ...

The House Brasserie’s New Cocktails: Sip Spring by the Glassful

04/24/2017 20:28:20 PM

The House Brasserie is currently celebrating five years in the heart of downtown Scottsdale. This local hotspot is esteemed for its contemporary American fare handcrafted by award-winning Chef Matt Carter. The setting isn’t too shabby either, ...

Bite Magazine’s Summer Bite Box : Stephen Jones Favorites

04/24/2017 09:45:10 AM

Bite Magazine is excited to release the second edition of its popular Bite Box program featuring selections from Chef Stephen Jones of The Larder + The Delta and Desoto Central Market. The customized collection showcases goods produced by ...

Get Ready for a fiesta with our 2017 Cinco De Mayo Dining Guide

04/23/2017 21:07:04 PM

In my house, no one needs to talk me into a tasty taco or chilled margarita, and living in Arizona makes it easy to get both whenever the mood strikes you. If you want a side of celebration with your tacos and tequila, Cinco de Mayo is right ...

Culinary Countdown Dining Series Returns to Phoenician May 5th

04/23/2017 13:18:59 PM

The Phoenician, Arizona’s premier AAA Five Diamond resort destination, is cooking up a delectable summer with the Third Annual $40-$30-$20 Culinary Countdown Dining Series, May 5 through September 14, 2017. What’s Available During the Culinary ...

Swanson 2013 Merlot: Cheers to beaucoup winemaking

04/22/2017 20:10:17 PM

In a fitting beginning to Robin Akhurst’s full-time career with Swanson Vineyards, their 2013-2014 Merlots will surely be superior values.  Robin’s expertise in creating internationally inspired wines has provided an excellent foundation ...

FoodyDirect : A World of Food at Your Fingertips

04/22/2017 15:04:54 PM

I recently learned about a new specialty service that I think that you are going to love. FoodyDirect is a special gourmet delivery service, which on the surface sounds simple enough, but its really so much more than that. Let’s break it down, ...

Elote Tequila Tasting Event with Chef Jeff Smedstad

04/21/2017 11:00:20 AM

One Tequila, two Tequila, three Tequila, four! Try them all at the exclusive Elote Tequila Tasting Event at Elote Café. The Arizona restaurant is recognized for its picturesque views of the Sedona Red Rocks, its prize-winning blend of farm-fresh ...

Memphis Grills Shares 10 Reasons to Cook Over Wood

04/20/2017 23:00:03 PM

Cooking outside is a tradition in the Valley of the Sun. It’s all about the flavor with hearty meats and sauces. But grilling and smoking is time consuming – even uncomfortable in the Phoenix climate. If you could bring the convenience of ...