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TEXAZ Grill Hosts a Special Chili Contest

02/24/2017 11:48:56 AM

My calendar says that the winter here in Arizona should be ramping down, but I’m sitting in my office in a sweatshirt, sweatpants, a blanket and fluffy socks (super glamorous, I know) and I beg to differ. What could be more comforting and ...

Forever Resorts Serving Up Regional Dishes

02/24/2017 10:22:09 AM

If you are starting to plan for a Spring Break trip with the family or yourself and some friends, Forever Resorts has recently announced their regional menu items. What better way to truly experience an areas culture and cuisine? Ini addition ...

Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass Receives Forbes Honors

02/23/2017 11:23:29 AM

Forbes Travel Guide today unveiled its annual Star Rating list, awarding Kai restaurant at the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass with their highest rating, the Five-Star Award for the ninth consecutive year.  Kai is the only restaurant ...

FFG Continues Growth Through the Acquisition of The Soda Shop

02/23/2017 10:24:53 AM

Four Foods Group (FFG), a rapidly growing restaurant development, investment, and management company, today announced that it has acquired The Soda Shop, an early stage participant in the growing specialty soda marketplace. The all-cash acquisition ...

Sprinkles Announces Big Menu Changes: Sprinkles Cookies

02/21/2017 14:11:40 PM

Sprinkles is excited to announce the launch of its much anticipated line of cookies to its Scottsdale store on March 6th. A Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie was added to the menu in February 2016 but this is the first time the full menu will ...

Karen Brosius Named President of C-CAP

02/21/2017 13:45:09 PM

The Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) Board Co-Chairs Marcus Samuelsson, award-winning chef and owner of the acclaimed Red Rooster Harlem restaurant and cookbook author, and Mark Weiss, Chief Investment Officer of RFR Holding LLC,proudly ...

MasterChef Junior Season 5 Returns with 20 New Hopefuls

02/19/2017 17:48:55 PM

This month MasterChef Junior Season 5 began with a whole new group of hopeful tiny home cooks. These little people put my cooking skills to shame but I just love watching them to see what they come up with. They exhibit such passion for cooking ...

The Tastiest National Margarita Day Deals

02/19/2017 12:17:30 PM

Arizonans take their margaritas seriously, and no day is more serious than National Margarita Day. I’m all about celebrating the beauty of that sweet and tart concotction and on February 22nd some of your favorite restaurants will be hosting ...

Celebrity Fight Night XXIII: Celebrating Ali

02/18/2017 16:54:04 PM

Ever since we got the first announcement about Celebrity Fight Night, it has been on my bucket list to attend this epic event. I promise one day I will be among the guests one of these years. This is, in my opinion, the fanciest night of the ...

Spring Training: Where to Eat Near Surprise Stadium

02/18/2017 10:00:35 AM

Headed out to Spring Training this year? Whether you are local or visiting from out of town, we’ve got you covered with our Spring Training Dining Guides. If the Rangers or the Royals are your team, you might be spending a lot of time at Surprise ...

Bourbon & Bones Announces New Executive Chef Joshua James “J” Amonson

02/17/2017 11:45:56 AM

Bourbon & Bones continues to ‘raise the bar’ in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale with original menu items crafted by new Executive Chef Joshua James “J” Amonson. Pursuing a decidedly refined flare, Bourbon & Bones is reaching new heights ...

New Law Changes Wine Club Shipments to Arizona Residents

02/16/2017 15:53:09 PM

Here in Arizona it is a convenient option to regularly receive direct wine deliveries from both in-state and out-of-state wineries.  Last year’s changes in state laws have made it easier for wine clubs, of even the largest of wineries, to ...

Sanctuary Resort Unveils Revamped Spa Casitas and Suites

02/16/2017 10:53:45 AM

The unveiling of $2 million in renovations to its Spa Casitas and Spa Suites completes a comprehensive, two-year capital investment at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa. Conducted in three stages, the campaign also saw the 2016 i ...

Forget Dancing, Let’s Have Dinner With Wolves

02/14/2017 17:36:53 PM

If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to have Dinner with Wolves, there is no need to wonder any longer! April 2nd will mark an exclusive opportunity to dine just feet away from Mexican Gray wolves, one of the planets most endangered ...

Modern Market Set To Bloom In Scottsdale This Month

02/14/2017 14:19:33 PM

‘Fast food’ will never be the same now that Modern Market is bringing its craveable (and affordable) menu of all-natural breakfast, lunch and dinner favorites, all served up quickly inside a stylish rustic-modern setting, to Scottsdale later ...

The Annoucement of Overstreet Has Us Loving Chandler Even More

02/14/2017 14:00:27 PM

I’ve lived in Chandler for about 8 years and during that time I’ve put in a lot of time traveling to Phoenix and Scottsdale for events and dinners. In recent years there have been more restaurants moving to downtown Chandler and Gilbert. ...

Someburros Celebrates National Margarita Day with $1 Margs

02/14/2017 11:03:05 AM

While pretty much every day in Arizona could qualify as National Margarita Day, the rest of the world sets aside February 22nd as the official day of celebration. Our friends at Someburros want to extend the celebration with five days of $1 ...

?Upscale Prosecco: Perfect for Valentine’s Day

02/09/2017 10:45:35 AM

Many of the best Prosecco sparklers are now approaching the complexity and interest of Champagne.  Of course, this is not an easy task, but there are vintners out there who relentlessly step up to the challenge. It seems that the main focus ...

Where to eat this weekend: Four for the Weekend of Ferbruary 10th

02/09/2017 10:15:58 AM

Four For the Weekend is our way of searching through all the food focused events in the Valley and picking our top picks, creating a list of the best ways to eat and drink your way through the weekend. This weekends list is full of the very ...

Mark Your Calendar for the 6th Annual AZ Wine & Dine

02/08/2017 14:03:35 PM

For the 6th year in a row, AZ Wine & Dine is returning and bringing along the best of the best in hotel culinary programs in the state. The participating chefs will be delivering up some of their best bites. “Our resort dining scene is ...

Top 2017 Flavor Forecast

02/08/2017 10:15:05 AM

At the beginning of the year there are always all sorts of predictions. Predictions as to what the new trends will be that year, from restaurant concepts to travel trends, from the new hot vegetable to the most reached for beverages. Our friends ...

PHX Startup Week Announces Dished

02/07/2017 17:36:47 PM

PHX Startup Week is set to launch on February 20th (and will run through February 24th). With a jam packed schedule throughout the event, there is a little something for everyone. There is one event that we can’t wait to sink our teeth into. ...

Get your bags packed | 2017 Hotel Openings and Travel Trends

02/07/2017 13:53:01 PM

If you’re looking to do a little traveling this year, it looks like there is no better time. The forecast for 2017 is buzzing with new travel trends, from new hotels and rennovations to unique travel experiences. From locally curated hot spots ...

Cuisine & Wine Bistro Partners with Create Your for V-Day Class for Men

02/07/2017 11:11:05 AM

Cuisine & Wine Bistro in Chandler has partnered with Create Yours for a special class where men can learn how to create a spectacular Valentine’s Day flower arrangement with roses. How sweet is that? Tina Nestor, the owner of Create Yours, ...

Are you going to the Stella Artois Derby DayClub?

02/07/2017 10:38:20 AM

The only and biggest Kentucky Derby Party in Arizona, The Stella Artois Derby DayClub with live racing & betting returns to Turf Paradise on Saturday, May 6, 2017 with air-conditioned tents, private betting terminals, all-inclusive VIP tickets, ...

Quiessence Named on of Top Romantic Restuarants

02/07/2017 09:15:50 AM

Quiessence at The Farm at South Mountain has been appointed one of the top “100 Romantic Restaurants in America for 2017” by OpenTable. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 10 million restaurant reviews submitted by v ...

Do you have what it takes to be the Half Moon Sauce Boss?

02/06/2017 15:45:15 PM

If you love wings as much as we do, you likely have an arsenal of hot sauces in your fridge and a killer recipe that you find yourself returning to again and again. Now is the time to put your best wing recipe on display and vie for the title ...

Be Fitz’s Valentine and Help the Carol Fitzgerald Memorial Fund

02/06/2017 13:42:12 PM

You’d have a hard time finding one person in the state of Arizona who doesn’t have mad love and respect for Larry Fitzgerald. He’s an inspiration as a player, teammate and most importantly a human.  You can support him and the Carol ...

Flavors of the West Returns to Litchfield Park

02/06/2017 08:45:05 AM

Flavors of the West is returning to Litchfield Park this April. 2017 marks the 5th annual festival, presented by Fry’s Food & Drug Stores and tickets are on sale now. Like, right now, today. Want to know what you can look forward to from ...

Biltmore’s Best Offerings for Valentine’s Dinner

02/05/2017 18:48:02 PM

Love is in the air all around town, and while we have previously provided you with a robust list of Valentine’s Day Dining in the Valley, there are a few events that we don’t want to fall through the cracks. These special menus for Valentine’s ...

Valentine’s Day Happenings at FOUND:RE Phoenix

02/05/2017 12:23:43 PM

There is so much going in the Valley this Valentines weekend, its making it so difficult to decide on where to spend your time and money. If you’re searching for something a little out of the ordinary, FOUND:RE Phoenix has a “cheeky” option ...

SumoMaya Debuts “Bottomless Brunch”

02/05/2017 10:00:57 AM

Brunch has developed from only a late-morning meal to an experience of epic culinary proportions. Never one to be outdone by other mid-morning meal options, SumoMaya, located at 6560 N. Scottsdale Road, debuts their “bottomless brunch.” ...

Zonie Land Wins Arizona Cocktail Week Cocktail Contest

02/04/2017 10:00:11 AM

After getting nearly 100 entries from 10 distinct states, Zonie Land, created by Phoenix home bartender and cocktail enthusiast Elliott Clark (@apartment_bartender), has won the inaugural Arizona Cocktail Week Cocktail Contest and is crowned ...

Tempe Welcomes The Halal Guys First Arizona Location

02/03/2017 16:53:09 PM

NYC’s famous food cart, The Halal Guys officially opened the first Arizona brick-and-mortar location in Tempe near Arizona State University on Friday, January 27th. Loyal fans and eager Tempe residents stayed in lengthy lines to take the ...

The Girl Scout Cookie Dessert Challenge is Back!

02/03/2017 11:59:18 AM

Its that time of year again. You know, when you head out to the grocery store only after making sure that you have cash on you for the adorable little girls set up just outside the doors with piles and piles of delicious Girl Scout Cookies. ...

Tag-A-Crepe-Along-Crepe

02/03/2017 09:59:59 AM

Arizona chefs have stepped up to the challenge, the Girl Scout Dessert Challenge that is. For the fourth year in a row, chef’s from some of the states most popular restaurants are reimagining the treasured flavors of your favorite Girl Scout ...

Churn’s Savannah Smile Ice Cream

02/02/2017 19:54:42 PM

Arizona chefs have stepped up to the challenge, the Girl Scout Dessert Challenge that is. For the fourth year in a row, chef’s from some of the states most popular restaurants are reimagining the treasured flavors of your favorite Girl Scout ...

Compass Arizona Grill’s Tagalong Crunch Bars

02/02/2017 19:19:18 PM

Arizona chefs have stepped up to the challenge, the Girl Scout Dessert Challenge that is. For the fourth year in a row, chef’s from some of the states most popular restaurants are reimagining the treasured flavors of your favorite Girl Scout ...

Nirvana Culinary Festival Coming to Sanctuary

02/02/2017 16:16:01 PM

Sanctuary on Camelback has a long history of providing exciting culinary events like their Summer Lunch & Learn series. This Spring they will be adding a new culinary treat for food lovers; the Nirvana Culinary Festival. The Nirvana Culinary ...

Ketel One Dutch Mule Recipe

02/02/2017 12:33:13 PM

In honor of Arizona Cocktail Week, The Westin Kierland is shaking it up with a special menu showcasing its artisanal cocktails with the Crafted at Westin menu. In addition to its Arizona Cocktail Week menu, Ketel One Vodka and The Westin Kierland ...

6 Reasons to go to the 2017 Street Eats Food Truck Festival

02/01/2017 12:51:57 PM

The Street Eats Food Truck Festival is back in 2017 with an exciting laundry list of events, vendors and so many great gourmet offerings from your favorite food trucks. The weekend is guaranteed to be packed with great food, art and education. ...

Experience the Northwest with Pacific Rain

01/31/2017 14:00:56 PM

Ninkasi Brewing Company knows quality craft beer is a result of quality components.That’s why the brewery chose to create a beer to celebrate the Pacific Northwest. Pacific Rain, a Northwest Pale Ale brewed with lava-filtered water from ...

Gary Farrell Chardonnay: Balanced on the edge

01/30/2017 15:10:27 PM

One of the more interesting aspects of tasting Chardonnays is to make note of their acidity or “pucker factor”. For some Chards, it’s like taking a big bite of green apple, for others it’s like having Crème Brulee for dessert. Because ...

Jan D’Atri’s Maple Bacon Crack

01/30/2017 14:52:21 PM

Is there anything better than bacon? How about that great salty flavor combined with some sweet maple syrup? That’s exactly what you get with Jan D’Atri’s Maple Bacon Crack. Be careful when you bring this out at a party though. Once your ...

Jan D’Atri’s Beer Candied Bacon

01/30/2017 14:23:43 PM

Jan D’Atri has deliciously put together two of our favorite things: beer and bacon! Check out this enticing combination of Beer Candied Bacon for yourself. It’s perfect for snacking on while watching the Big Game or while you binge watch ...

Jan D’Atri’s Bacon Candy and Bacon Crack Recipes (& giveaway)

01/30/2017 12:48:12 PM

If you have lived in the Valley for any amount of time, you definitely know who Jan D’Atri is. She’s been a fixture on local television since the late 70’s and hasn’t slowed down since. She has amassed a number of awards from a place ...

Game On! Where to Watch the 2017 Super Bowl

01/30/2017 08:45:00 AM

22 weeks of football have passed and the 2017 Super Bowl is finally here. You’ve watched your favorite teams battle it out, week after week. There were good times and bad, but they’ve all led to this point. If you’re looking to gather ...

Building a Snack Stadium Can Score you $500

01/29/2017 11:57:34 AM

Are you planning on having a party for the Big Game this year? One of the best parts of a viewing party is the food and a great way to really wow your guests is with a snack stadium. Surely you’ve seen them in advertisements or on Pinterest. ...

Celebrate National Crepe Day with FREE crepes at The Crepe Club

01/27/2017 12:43:06 PM

If you haven’t yet tried out The Crepe Club (why the heck not?!) you’re definitely going to want to pop in to one of their three locations on Thursday, February 2nd. Not only will you be blown away by the flavors of the creative crepes ...

PhoenixBites Interview with Chef Scott Conant

01/25/2017 12:36:15 PM

I had a chance to sit down with Scott Conant this week, one of our newest residents and partner in the highly anticipated Mora Italian. You’ve been hearing about it for months and the opening is just around the corner. February 3rd, the doors ...

?7 Unexpected Spots For Vegetarian Dishes in Scottsdale

01/23/2017 08:45:02 AM

There may not be a more favorable time to be a foodie and follow a plant-based diet. The restaurant options available now are astounding when opposed to 5 to 10 years ago. Having so many vegetarian and vegan restaurant options is perfect for ...

2017 Valentine’s Day Dining Round Up By The Numbers

01/20/2017 13:18:09 PM

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and we want to make sure that you have a whole slew of options to wine and dine your sweetheart this year. From dinners featuring opulent ingredients to wine dinners, from breakfasts to family affairs we’ve ...

2017 Arizona Cocktail Week Event LineUp

01/20/2017 08:45:53 AM

The 2017 Arizona Cocktail Week is right around the corner and the 6th annual event is sounding like it may be the best year yet. The event brings together industry specialists as well as cocktail devotees from all over the state. The weeklong ...

2017 Garden Session Series at Nobuo at Teeter House

01/19/2017 17:13:04 PM

For some, Nobuo at Teeter House is solely a special occasion restaurant. With dinner menu entrees ranging from $16 to $30, it can be out of range for some. I’ve been there and completely get you. It can be a little intimidating trying an ...

5 Spots for Healthy on the Go in Scottsdale

01/19/2017 07:45:49 AM

Maintaining a healthy diet has a great deal to do with the food choices you make. There can be added pressure when you are out in the world and on the go. While what you order is of great significance, where you are ordering from has an added ...

Four for the Weekend 1.20.2017 through 1.22.2017

01/19/2017 06:00:58 AM

Last year I started doing Facebook Live videos letting you know my picks for the top four spots you should check out, our Four For the Weekend series. I have been a little unwell for the last three weeks, but I am back and so is the series. ...

Edible Relaxation | 16 Foods To Ease Anxiety

01/18/2017 14:46:41 PM

Last week I shared a post about anxiety on my personal Facebook page and was astonished to find how many individuals in my sphere of friends felt that it resonated with them. It got me thinking a lot about my own trials and I wanted to share ...

Maximum Flavor Short Rib Chili

01/18/2017 12:40:19 PM

Chef Adrianne Calvo has created a brand new way to enjoy chili just in time for the Super Bowl. Calvo has added her own twist in efforts to elevate the common, (yet most internet searched) chili recipe by adding her crowd-pleasing short rib. ...

One Potato Offers Organic Meal Delivery

11/21/2016 08:45:34 AM

While you are thinking about your holiday meal plans there are likely a list of things that you want to consider. If you are looking for organic and family-friendly foods that are convenient and stress-free you many not find many viable options. ...

Sarah Chisholm Shares Pie Tips (& a recipe!)

11/20/2016 12:10:25 PM

We had a chance to catch up with Sarah Chisholm this morning at the Phoenix Public Market in Downtown Phoenix. We bonded over pie and the memories that baking and eating them can evoke. As the holidays quickly approach and you start to think ...

Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie

11/20/2016 11:49:05 AM

We caught up with Sarah Chisholm at the Phoenix Public Market to get some serious pie knowledge just in time for the holidays. She has generously offered up the recipe for one of her favorite holiday pies, a chocolate bourbon pecan pie, you ...

Four For The Weekend 11.18.2016 through 11.20.2016

11/19/2016 10:37:27 AM

For about the last two months I have been doing Facebook Live videos letting you know my picks for the top four spots you should check out, our Four For the Weekend series. In order to make sure that no one misses a bite, I thought I should ...

Friday Bites With Matt Jacobi

11/18/2016 10:16:30 AM

Matt Jacobi lives the life that some can only dream about. He has worked on several reality shows, is featured on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show, been a regular feature on E! News and the Style Network. Most recently, he has served as a style ...

Chianti Rufina’s consistency: Nipozzano Riserva

11/16/2016 19:54:52 PM

Comparative wine tasting nearly always lives up to its reputation, subjective.  That’s it, truly subjective.  Our complex array of human senses certainly can’t compete with a well-calibrated machine, but that’s really what makes wine ...

2016 Thanksgiving Dinner in North Phoenix

11/15/2016 19:55:55 PM

The holidays are just around the corner. While you ponder where in the world the last few months have gone, where the entire year has gone, you need to take a little time to ponder your Thanksgiving dining options. If the idea of cleaning the ...

2016 Thanksgiving Takeaway: Pick It Up, Take It Home

11/14/2016 22:32:43 PM

The holidays are a stressful time, for all sorts of reasons. The cleaning that needs to be done to prep for all the guests coming to your home, pulling out all of the “good” dishes, the shopping, the cooking; its just all so much. If you ...

2016 Thanksgiving Dinners In Phoenix

11/14/2016 19:54:44 PM

The holidays are just around the corner. While you ponder where in the world the last few months have gone, where the entire year has gone, you need to take a little time to ponder your Thanksgiving dining options. If the idea of cleaning the ...

2016 Thanksgiving Dining In Scottsdale

11/14/2016 15:03:42 PM

The holidays are just around the corner. While you ponder where in the world the last few months have gone, where the entire year has gone, you need to take a little time to ponder your Thanksgiving dining options. If the idea of cleaning the ...

Tuscon Favorite OBON Opening Soon in Scottsdale

11/14/2016 13:02:09 PM

Fukushu Restaurant Concepts is planning to open its second OBON Sushi Bar Ramen location in north Scottsdale in early spring 2017. OBON’s new location will be in the former TK’s Urban Tavern at 15059 N. Scottsdale Rd., Ste J1-195, in ...

Friday Bites With Robert Carlson III

11/11/2016 17:37:58 PM

Are you a wine lover? If so, you’re likely familiar with Carlson Creek Vineyard just outside of Wilcox, Arizona. The family owned vineyard and wine-making operation boasts 160 acres of vines used to produce Rhone-style varietals. As a partner ...

Four For the Weekend: 11.11.2016 through 11.13.2016

11/11/2016 10:27:55 AM

For about the last two months I have been doing Facebook Live videos letting you know my picks for the top four spots you should check out. In order to make sure that no one misses a bite, I thought I should start cross posting – so here ...

Fit Fore Scotch at Westin Kierland

11/09/2016 08:45:38 AM

There are a few schools of thought when it comes to golf. School one is that golf is synonymous with fitness. Getting out in the fresh air, walking the course and challenging your body with a variety of swings. The second school of thought is ...

Winter Menu: Revamped Classics at Blue Hound Kitchen

11/08/2016 15:00:35 PM

If you’ve had the chance to check out Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails recently, you’ve likely noticed that a few things have changed. Winter menus are popping up, and we couldn’t be more excited to see some of the new menu items. If you’ve ...

Bisol’s “Jeio” Cuvee Rosé: Soft on the Bubbles

11/08/2016 10:11:47 AM

One type of Prosecco sparkling wine that is often overlooked actually comes in the pink.  Made with grapes that can taste as well as the better known non-bubbly Rosé wines, these are refreshingly dry and quite easy to drink. Minus the zappy ...

Street Food Cinema Returns to Phoenix With Mean Girls

11/07/2016 08:45:09 AM

We’ve hit the sweet spot here in the Valley as far as weather goes, which means it’s time to get outside with your friends and family for a fun day in the park. Not sure what to do or where to go? You’re in luck because Street Food Cinema ...

25 Local Restaurants Serving up Veterans Day Deals

11/06/2016 20:32:59 PM

Veterans Day, not to be confused with Memorial Day, has been an official national holiday since 1938. This important holiday, which originated in 1919 as Armistice Day, is intended to be a day of paying tribute to all American veterans, living ...

Friday Bites with Heidi Lee

10/28/2016 12:48:58 PM

Heidi Lee is a local entrepreneur, chef, caterer, writer, radio personality and food enthusiast. Her mission to inspire Phoenicians to support local chefs and artisans in their culinary craft by frequenting their establishments. (Sound familiar? ...

November Events Line Up At The Hermosa Inn

10/26/2016 14:28:38 PM

Event season is upon us and with the phenomenal weather it is the perfect time to get out and explore all that our city and state has to offer. The Hermosa Inn and LON’s have a ton of options to ensure that you can incorporate some culture, ...

Fall Festival at AJ’s Fine Foods in Mesa

10/25/2016 19:24:55 PM

Are you still trying to work your way into the spirit of Fall? It’s hard here, I get it. With the absence of sweater weather and the changing of leaves, it can be hard to get into that mindset, but there are ways to speed along the mindset. ...

Market Street at DC Ranch Transforms to Virtual Gridiron

10/25/2016 13:16:42 PM

We’ve gone football crazy, and with good reason. There are a ton of places around the Valley that are hosting special packages and deals for the football season. If you are ready to get out of the easy chair and get out and about, there are ...

Ghost Stories: Haunted Arizona Restaurants

10/24/2016 21:17:16 PM

Our Arizona history is full of ghost stories, and our local restaurants aren’t immune. If you are looking to get into the Halloween spirit, make a reservation to dine in any one of the purportedly haunted Arizona restaurants. Settle in, place ...

Rooftop Beer Garden: Tailgate Edition

10/24/2016 09:00:36 AM

Have you ever had occasion to visit the 8th floor Sky Line rooftop at the Hotel Valley Ho? If so, you already know that it has some of the most beautiful views in the Valley. Hotel Valley Ho has created a new Rooftop Beer Garden series to celebrate ...

Friday Bites with Nick Campisano

10/21/2016 11:10:28 AM

As we get closer and closer to the opening of Clever Koi in Downtown Gilbert, we wanted to check in with Nick Campisano for our Friday Bites feature. Nick is one-third of the creative and eclectic team behind the popular central Phoenix restaurant, ...

Chico Malo: Check Out This Bad Boy Before It Opens

10/20/2016 15:04:17 PM

What does it mean to be a “bad boy”? The folks behind Chico Malo appear to have it all figured out. The concept is born from a collaboration of Culture Shock Hospitality, a conglomeration of individuals with extensive background in the ...

New Breakfast Menu at Thirsty Lion

10/18/2016 19:03:25 PM

Football season is in full swing and if your house is anything like mine, there are a lot of rowdy mornings of cheers and jeers based on what’s happening in any particular quarter. If you find yourself wanting to get out of the house on Sunday ...

Here’s to Fall Evenings on the Patio: Terre De La Custodia Grechetto 2014

10/18/2016 15:53:30 PM

As the super-hot days of summer fade into fall, outside dining’s lovely alternatives present themselves once again.  But don’t put away the summer wines just yet.  Many of their wonderful bouquets are just the ticket when enjoying the ...

Bourbon Battle at Scottsdale Marriott Suites

10/18/2016 14:56:26 PM

Tonight bourbon lovers all around town will be gathering to see four local mixologists showcase their talent and expertise by creating a variety of bourbon focused cocktails at the Bourbon Battle at Scottsdale Marriott Suites in Old Town. What ...

Sauce Pizza & Wine Now Open in Gilbert

10/17/2016 21:07:18 PM

Pizza loving East side dwellers have something to celebrate: the opening of the first Sauce Pizza & Wine location in Gilbert. The newest location is open now and located in the Rivulon center at the corner of Gilbert Road and Rivulon Boulevard, ...

7 Tasty Halloween Happenings Around Town

10/17/2016 15:43:23 PM

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and not just because you get to see so many tiny humans expressing their creativity and excitement for all of that candy. Halloween doesn’t have to be just for the kids, there are plenty of ways that ...

5 Spots For National Kraut Sandwich Week

10/15/2016 09:00:04 AM

Sauerkraut has been around for hundreds of years and combines one of the healthiest, probiotic-rich foods with one of the most time-honored traditions of preparing foods. Did you know that it is believed that the act of preserving cabbage can ...

Friday Bites with David Romako

10/13/2016 23:13:09 PM

As immersed as I am in the food world, I have had the opportunity to meet so many amazing people through that journey. Sometimes it’s an executive or pastry chef, sometimes it’s a restaurateur or owner and other times it’s an incredible ...

Hand Cut To Open This Month in Scottsdale

10/13/2016 13:31:00 PM

If you have been waiting with bated breath for a new burger spot in Scottsdale, your wait is almost over. Riot Hospitality Group has added another restaurant to their stunning portfolio and after the success of Farm & Craft, we are deep in ...

4 Tasty New Fall Cocktails at Windsor

10/13/2016 09:45:26 AM

Although Mother Nature has not quite flipped the switch over to Fall weather here in the Valley, technically we are all up in Autumn! While you may not be all about boots, scarves and all the hot chocolate you can swallow, the Valley’s bars ...

Special Ncounter Pancakes Are Helping Tempe Mission

10/12/2016 22:30:56 PM

How do you feel about pancakes? I have to think that you would be hard pressed to find someone that had a true aversion. It has cake in the name so that automatically puts you in a happy mood. The light and fluffy insides matched with that crispy ...

Culinary Versatility: From Bricks to Wheels and Back Again

10/12/2016 16:49:14 PM

In the last few years, food trucks have become a staple of the culinary culture in the Valley. With trucks specializing in pizza, tacos, gourmet burgers, and even wine, there is literally a food truck for everyone. Some have become so successful ...

New Margarita Expo Tent at the Arizona Taco Festival

10/11/2016 20:42:33 PM

Planning on heading out to the Arizona Taco Festival this weekend? If you’re on the fence (um, tacos, tequila, and margaritas…jump on over that fence) I have something that is really going to seal the deal! This year introduces the inauguration ...

Let’s Taco-Bout the Arizona Taco Festival

10/11/2016 17:58:34 PM

PhoenixBites has been a strong supporter of the Arizona Taco Festival since 2010 when we made our first appearance as official National Taco Association judges. (It’s a real thing, I swear!) Our Taco Fest love runs deep, people! This year, ...

Chef Todd Cooks Up New Fall Menu at T. Cook’s

10/11/2016 15:51:15 PM

Fall is in full force here in the Valley (with the exception of a few 90 degree days) and local restaurants are taking this as the cue to mix up their menus, making the most of autumn’s bounty. Chef Todd at T. Cook’s appears to have successfully ...

Still Known for Outstanding Vinos: B.R. Cohn Winery

10/10/2016 09:45:10 AM

During Dan Cohn’s “formative years” in California’s wine country, he probably never gave a second thought to his childhood house becoming his place of business, but that’s just how it happened.  Now, the entire operation is run out ...

Chef Gregory Wiener to Leave Top of the Rock

10/08/2016 01:07:59 AM

You can learn a lot on Facebook when you stay up after your bedtime. Tonight I learned of a big shake-up at The Buttes and Top of the Rock Restaurant. After six successful years at Top of the Rock, Executive Chef Gregory Wiener will be leaving. ...