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 ...

Summer Happenings at The Hermosa Inn

04/20/2017 19:25:43 PM

The Hermosa Inn, a AAA Four Diamond hotel nestled in the heart of Paradise Valley, offers plenty of options to unwind and dine at this boutique hideaway that recently completed the second phase of a $5.5 million dollar renovation and expansion ...

Elote Cafe Notebook | James Beard Awards-Semifinalist New Cookbook

04/19/2017 09:45:16 AM

Nationally recognized Arizona chef and restaurateur, Jeff Smedstad of the Elote Cafe in Sedona is proud to announce the release of his latest cookbook, entitled Elote Cafe Notebook, in early July. Available at bookstores and online sellers, ...

7 Reasons to Head to the Great Southwest Cajun Fest! (and a giveaway)

04/18/2017 21:51:57 PM

This Saturday the forecast is calling for spicy and delicious in downtown Chandler, all thanks to the Great Southwest Cajun Fest! From noon to 9pm on Saturday, April 22nd you’ll be able to immerse yourself in the soul of New Orleans which ...

MiniBites | Why I Love Sunny SnoBalls (and you will too!)

04/17/2017 22:31:27 PM

Are you looking for a cool treat? You may have heard about Bahama Bucks, but I want to tell you about Sunny SnoBalls and why I think it is way better than Bahama Bucks. First of all, does Bahama Bucks make homemade marshmallow fluff or even ...

American Masters | James Beard: America’s First Foodie

04/13/2017 20:20:26 PM

The James Beard Foundation Award is the most coveted honor in the American food industry. It is frequently regarded to as the “culinary Oscars.” But what do we truly know about the man whose name has come to be synonymous with culinary ...

Arizona Restaurant Week Celebrates 10 Years

04/12/2017 09:45:01 AM

The Arizona Restaurant Association’s Arizona Restaurant Week is commemorating a decade of delicious dining this year with its 10th annual ARW happening this Fall. What initially began as an annual week-long celebration has since branched ...

Save the Date for the Queen Creek Lemonade Days

04/11/2017 21:17:06 PM

Celebrating the sunsoaked days of summer in Queen Creek, Lemonade Days is a community event loaded with fun for the entire family. Featuring local eateries, seasonal cocktails, craft beer and summertime novelty snacks, Lemonade Days is the ideal ...

Fire Department Coffee Redefines the Coffee Infusion Process

04/11/2017 09:45:51 AM

Fire Department Coffee is excited to announce the launch of their Spirit Infused Coffee Line. At Fire Dept. Coffee, they strive to not only provide the best tasting, easiest drinking coffee on the market, but to also be on the cutting edge ...

True Food Kitchen’s New Spring Menu

04/10/2017 20:58:44 PM

How are your New Year’s resolutions going? Are you still working towards a healthier you? If so, good for you! If not, tomorrow is a new day and True Food Kitchen’s new spring menu is sure to get you back on track in the most delicious way ...

Original ChopShop Has 4 New Phoenix Locations in the Works

04/10/2017 09:45:59 AM

Original ChopShop, a neighborhood eatery crafting ‘Just Feel Good Food’ from whole ingredients, announces plans of expansion in the Phoenix area, starting with an opening in Queen Creek on 21227 S. Ellsworth Loop Road. The restaurant will ...

Review | The Lincoln Restaurant at the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn

04/09/2017 20:03:51 PM

I love celebrating, from birthdays to anniversaries, milestones to good grades. Recently my husband and I hit our very own milestone, 10 years of marriage. We don’t spend many nights out as a duo and while I attend a number of events he doesn’t ...

?Tacos Tequila Whiskey Hiring Fair

04/09/2017 11:30:00 AM

Tacos Tequila Whiskey is officially in search of their dream team It may be KTM Restaurant Group and Lead Chef Kevin Morrison’s first foray into the explosive Phoenix food scene, but Tacos Tequila Whiskey already has everyone from Bon Appetit ...

Easter recipe: Boneless ham with brown sugar pineapple glaze

04/08/2017 20:18:58 PM

Easter Sunday is just around the corner and if you’re preparing an Easter feast at home but haven’t settled on your menu yet, the folks at Ronco.com can help out with your main dish. They were so kind to share two recipes for holiday ...

Cigar Zin: Put Your Nose in a “Stovepipe”

04/08/2017 16:06:30 PM

My daughter-in-law loves smoky wine.  And the best way to know that she likes it, is if she looks up from the glass and says “yeah stovepipe, now that’s what I’m talkin’ about”. If you’re in her court and like some tobacco and smoke ...

The Funky Monk in Tempe is Now Open

04/08/2017 15:04:14 PM

Square One Concepts continues to add to its bar and restaurant portfolio, this Spring introducing The Funky Monk, a colorfully comfortable throwback spot that produces delicious food by day and a psychedelic lounge vibe by night. The Funky ...

Easter recipe: Dijon, garlic and rosemary rubbed lamb roast

04/08/2017 05:00:28 AM

Easter Sunday is just around the corner and if you’re planning an Easter feast at home but haven’t finalized your menu yet, the folks at Ronco.com can help out with your main dish. They were so kind to share two recipes for holiday entrees ...

2017 East Valley Easter Brunch Dining Guide

04/02/2017 14:56:03 PM

It’s just about that time! If you’re looking for some egg-ceptional options, make sure to check out our 2017 East Valley Easter Brunch Dining Guide! The Easter bunny is busy packing up all his eggs and special treats to prepare for the holiday ...

2017 Phoenix Easter Brunch Dining Guide

04/02/2017 14:03:37 PM

Leave the cooking to your favorite local restaurants. Check out our 2017 Phoenix Easter Brunch Dining Guide! Sunday, April 16th is Easter and, for some, is the true mark of the arrival of Spring. While some are drawn to egg hunts and photo opps ...

2017 Scottsdale Easter Brunch Dining Guide

04/02/2017 12:39:29 PM

After services and easter egg hunts you’re going to need fuel. Our 2017 Scottsdale Easter Brunch Dining Guide should help! Leave the Easter baskets and egg-hunts to the littles and celebrate your Easter holiday with a great meal. Whether you ...

Eddie’s House Opens on Sunday For Final Four Fans

03/29/2017 21:27:49 PM

As Final Four Fans come to the Valley to watch the dramatic conclusion to March Madness, an iconic Scottsdale restaurant is making the most of this influx of visitors by setting a special place at his tables this Sunday. Sunday, April 2nd marks ...

Celebrate March Mania with Modern Market

03/28/2017 09:45:46 AM

In honor of the 2017 NCAA Final Four Tournament being hosted right here in Phoenix, Modern Market in downtown Scottsdale is whipping up a slam dunk of a dining deal just for college basketball fans. Simply swing by Modern Market anytime f ...

Juice It Up! Recognizes Arizona as Prime Growth Market

03/27/2017 19:47:14 PM

Juice It Up!, one of the nation’s leading raw juice bar and hand-crafted smoothie chains, is focusing expansion efforts in the Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona, regions due to a high demand for the lifestyle brand and its products. The company ...

PEEPS® & Pints4Pups at Phoenix Ale Brewery Central Kitchen

03/27/2017 09:45:26 AM

Have you ever been sneaking your child’s Easter basket candy and wondered to yourself which beers would pair best with those love-them-or-hate-them plump and puffy Peeps? Well, you won’t have to wonder much longer! The Phoenix Ale Brewery ...

Take the Joy Bus to March Madness

03/25/2017 14:00:41 PM

Go “mad” for a great cause! On Saturday April 1, The Joy Bus charity is getting in on March Madness and raising much-needed funds to support their free programs for homebound cancer patients. Sponsored by Likey, indulge in fantastic ...

?French Wine That the Locals Enjoy

03/25/2017 11:00:40 AM

If you’ve ever spent time in France, one thing always stands out, the “House Wines” at restaurants are always good.  They seem to pair nicely with just about everything on the menu and are very easy on the wallet. After returning home, ...

Chef Adrianne’s Roasted Tomato + Crispy Cilantro Pico de Gallo

03/24/2017 13:48:24 PM

Nothing enhances the beauty of the outdoors during spring and summer and captures the culinary essence of these seasons like a freshly-grilled cut of meat, chicken or pork.With the time for backyard barbecues, beach cookouts and lakeside picnics ...

My Wine Cellar Announces Special High Tea Service

03/22/2017 09:45:58 AM

Fancy a spot of late-morning tea to honor a significant event, or maybe you’re wanting to start the day in style? Then stop into My Wine Cellar to sip and sample through a sophisticated, English-style tea service unlike anything anywhere ...

Don’t Miss the Great American Barbecue and Beer Festival

03/21/2017 21:00:14 PM

The 8th annual Great American Barbecue and Beer Festival returns on Saturday, March 25, 2017 to fill the downtown Chandler air with the fragrant aroma of finger licking good grub. This year will be the largest and best year yet with country ...

The Phoenician Springs into Style with Phoenix Fashion Week

03/21/2017 09:30:26 AM

Experience the fusion of two of the Valley’s top lifestyle brands as The Phoenician and Phoenix Fashion Week host the annual Spring Into Style Runway Trend Show on Saturday, March 25, from 6pm to 10pm. With the historic Jokake Inn at ...

Spring Menu Blooms At Modern Market Scottsdale

03/20/2017 09:45:41 AM

One of Scottsdale’s popular new dining destinations, Modern Market Scottsdale just keeps getting tastier thanks to their spring menu launching this March 21. Open everyday from 8am until 9pm and serving breakfast until 11am, plus lunch ...

Herb & Garlic Compound Butter

03/19/2017 13:06:59 PM

Sam the Cooking Guy created this beautiful herb & garlic compound butter that can be paired with steak, grilled fish and even chicken. This compound butter is incredibly versatile and we use it all the time in the Bites House! Once you make ...

Sam the Cooking Guy’s Sauteed Roasted Carrots

03/19/2017 12:28:04 PM

Whether its a big holiday dinner or and everyday family meal, the side dishes play a supporting role and should never be overlooked. For me and my family, there is nothing better than simple roasted carrots. This sauteed roasted carrots recipe ...

?6 reasons to not write about food (& 4 reasons why you should)

03/15/2017 12:13:58 PM

I have, over the last few years, had people telling me what an amazing job I have. I have been met with a lot of snarky quips like, “You write about food? Oh, must be rough”, when referring to my job as a food writer. It’s funny to think ...

Share Your Good Fortune at Justa Center Bets 4 Vets Event

03/14/2017 13:47:28 PM

A few years ago, PhoenixBites held a community event in which we decorated cookies to be delivered to two non-profit organizations in the Valley for Valentine’s Day. The idea was that the community rallied together for big holidays like Christmas ...

Blaze Pizza Celebrates Pi Day with $3.14 Pizzas

03/13/2017 14:55:19 PM

Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza, the fast-casual pizza concept known for its chef-driven menu and casually hip restaurants, today announced its March 14 Pi Day celebration will catch fire in more ways than one, with guests across the country invited ...

Grabbagreen’s First East Valley Location Opens 3.13.17

03/13/2017 11:48:15 AM

Grabbagreen’s First East Valley Location is Set to Open on 3.13.17 | East Valley residents rejoice as the Scottsdale-based franchise heads to loop 202 and Gilbert Arizona-based food and juice restaurant, Grabbagreen®, will open its fifth ...

GoMacro® Receives Certified R.A.W.™ and Certified C.L.E.A.N.™ Classification

03/12/2017 17:52:15 PM

GoMacro®, a family-owned vegan nutrition bar company, has received Certified R.A.W.™ and Certified C.L.E.A.N.™ classification for the company’s entire line of products. The new certifications establish the first internationally recognized ...

Four for the Weeked: March 10 through March 12, 2017

03/09/2017 10:57:04 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 ...

Over 25 Spots to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in the Valley

03/08/2017 19:53:23 PM

You don’t have to be full-blooded Irish, or even Irish at all to enjoy a great St. Patrick’s Day party. Whether you are looking to have traditional fare, a few spirits or be surrounded by traditional bagpipes or Irish folk dancing we’ve ...

Add a Little Drama to Your Dinner With Plated & Staged

03/07/2017 16:48:09 PM

As a former drama kid, maintaining some connection to the arts and instilling a love and appreciation through my children is so very important to me. Imagine that my love of the theater and my love for all things culinary come together: mind ...

Chico Malo Hiring Fair | Work at the most anticipated spot of 2017

03/07/2017 10:06:17 AM

It feels as though we have been waiting endlessly for the opening of Chico Malo, but with the news about their upcoming hiring fair this week I know it’s coming soon! The Chico Malo hiring fair will welcome the best of the best to apply this ...

Martinis, Mules & Margaritas Shake Up Z’Tejas New Cocktail Menu

03/07/2017 08:45:05 AM

Smoked strawberry, double barrel aged tequila, Mezcal and citrus infused tequila – the Z’Tejas new cocktail menu features a variety of delicious flavors and new spirits. Z’Tejas has created an all new cocktail menu celebrating the flavors ...

Celebrate Spring at Open Air Market at Phoenix Public Market

03/06/2017 18:52:04 PM

Found each Saturday in the heart of downtown Phoenix, the Open Air Market at Phoenix Public Market celebrates spring by welcoming Chef Danielle Leoni from The Breadfruit & Rum Bar on March 18 as part of the Shop with the Chef series.  Known ...

Huss Brewing Co Taproom at Uptown Opening April 14th

03/06/2017 14:56:52 PM

Leah and Jeff Huss, the husband and wife team behind the Tempe-based Huss Brewing Co are proud to announce the grand opening of the Huss Brewing Co Taproom at Uptown Plaza on Friday, April 14, 2017. Tucked inside this revitalized mid-century ...

Get Your Belly Ready for the 2017 Burger Battle

03/06/2017 10:20:37 AM

For some, a sea of perfectly adorned, juicy burgers of all sizes and varieties is an absolute dream. I happen to be among those people and if you’re like me you’re going to want to head to the 2017 Burger Battle on March 9th. The 2017 Burger ...

The OMFG Salad: The Salad Formerly Known as Original Chopped Salad

03/05/2017 14:04:34 PM

If you fancy yourself any sort of foodie in Arizona, you know all about the Original Chopped Salad. I mean, it has it’s own facebook page for goodness sake! This 20-year-old iconic salad is getting a new name and shall hereby be called out ...

Wild Bottle Designs & Bubbles: Spanish Cava Sparklers

03/03/2017 12:13:00 PM

Spain’s Catalonia region is many things, but for sparkling wine drinkers, it’s just plain fun.  Not only are many of the bottles outright works of art, but you can generally find them to be wonderful seafood pairs and will compliment a ...

Local Italian Restaurant Rebrands Itself After Six Years in Business

03/02/2017 19:43:03 PM

Last month, S & V Urban Italian rebranded itself with a new name. The popular Scottsdale restaurant continues to delight guests with the same delicious menu, exceptional service, and inviting atmosphere. “We want our guests to know that ...

Phoenix Sky Harbor Dining | More Reasons to Get There Early

02/28/2017 17:01:50 PM

Phoenix Sky Harbor Dining | More Reasons to Get There Early When was the last time you were at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport? Did you arrive in just enough time to check your bags, get through security, grab a coffee and then board your flight? ...

Sweet Provisions Coming to Scottsdale in March

02/27/2017 13:56:35 PM

Hoping for some sweet news today? A new gourmet ice cream parlor and fresh-baked dessert shop, Sweet Provisions, is opening up in Scottsdale on March 1st. The newest sweet spot will feature a host of sweet treats for a midday pick me up or as ...

Doughbird Opening and Job Fair News

02/26/2017 16:26:06 PM

There’s no doubt that anything that is aligned with the name Sam Fox in the Valley has already succeeded. Just look at the James Beard nods if you have any doubts. From True Food Kitchen, Blanco Tacos + Tequila, North Italia, Zinburger, Culinary ...

Snooze Ahwatukee is Coming This Year

02/25/2017 08:45:05 AM

Get ready to rise and shine (and smile), Ahwatukee, because Snooze, an A.M, Eatery is bringing its irresistible menu of all-day breakfast & brunch fare this once-sleepy little hideaway on the back side of South Mountain. Housed inside an all-new ...

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 ...