Dining Archives

Larry Fitzgerald, celebrities to serve diners at Dominick’s Steakhouse

Larry Fitzgerald

Arizona Cardinals’ Wide Receiver Larry Fitzgerald Jr teams up with Scottsdale’s own Dominick’s Steakhouse to host the 6th Annual Fitz’s Supper Club, Celebrities at YOUR Service fundraiser on Monday, August 25th. Event proceeds will benefit The Larry Fitzgerald First Down Fund which supports youth organizations throughout the country through resources and funding. Starting at 7… Read More →

Reinventing the feel: Restaurateurs give Valley bars facelifts

The Beverly

Facelifts may be a dime a dozen in Scottsdale, but Genuine Concepts have brought the trend to the bar scene. The team behind The Vig, Little Woody and most recently, The King, are hoping to bring their experience to the property formerly known as Mabel’s on Main, and are transforming the Scottsdale Arts District space… Read More →

American Junkie gets an overhaul

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Introducing the ALL-NEW American Junkie 2.0. After 5 years of serving up good times, good eats, and, hosting the best sports teams in America: American Junkie in Scottsdale was ready for a major overhaul. Bringing back the American Junkie that everybody loves; the colorful drinking spot, sports bar, and, nightlife destination. Located on the eastern… Read More →

Italian association hosts “The Best of Italy” in Scottsdale

Italian food: Bruschetta

Join The Italian Association on Friday, September 12th, 2014, for a culinary experience that will leave your taste buds satisfied. The inaugural food and wine event will feature five top Italian chefs in the Valley and five top Italian wineries. The celebration begins at 6 p.m. and lasts till 9 p.m. at the Courtyard Marriott… Read More →

The scoop on this year’s Gelato Wars

Gelato War Spoons

The Gelato Spot’s annual Gelato Wars are back! Through August 31, patrons of Gelato Spot can try 10 flavors whipped up by local chefs and vote for their favorite. Gelato Wars is a month-long competition for bragging rights, a customized copper trophy and $500. It’s also a fund raiser with the goal of donating at… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: 3 Three-Digit Temperature Approved Cocktails

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Already sick of throwing back glassfuls of margarita mix at your pool parties this summer? Keep cool (and fresh) with three of our favorite three-digit-temperature-approved cocktails for this week’s Thirsty Thursday feature. Alcoholic Otter Pops As a kid, there was nothing more refreshing than grabbing an ice, cold Otter Pop to cool off after a… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Barrio Queen Tequileria y Restaurante

"Blondie" margaritas at The Barrio Queen

July 24 is National Tequila Day, and there’s only one place you’ll find us in Scottsdale celebrating happy hour — Barrio Queen in Old Town. All tequila, mescals and sotols are half-off. You can also swipe a tequila flight for $10 and a margarita for $6. Barrio Queen, head by renowned Chef Silvana Salcido Esperanza,… Read More →

RA Sushi rolls out refreshing summer menu

RA Sushi, WEB

RA sushi rolled out its summer menu, which offers a little twist on many traditional Japanese staples. The summer menu, offered through September, gets started with a great edamame wonton appetizer. This offers a great spin on a RA favorite, the edamame dip. The lightly fried wontons are filled with a creamy edamame cheese mix. … Read More →

The Living Room wine cafe opens at DC Ranch

The Living Room at DC Ranch

The Living Room wine café and lounge has been drawing crowds in Chandler’s Downtown Ocotillo neighborhood since opening December 2009. The locally owned group is now expanding into north Scottsdale and set to open their innovative wine concept in the Market Street at DC Ranch. The Living Room’s mantra is to “love, laugh and lounge.”… Read More →

Indoor Tequila Tasting Festival comes to Scottsdale

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The mid-summer blues have officially hit Arizona.  The pools are no longer cool and refreshing because the heat has warmed them to bath water temperatures.  Outdoor activities have to wait until the sun goes down so we don’t melt and evaporate away.  Thankfully, though, Affordable Food Festivals has created a new event that will give… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: The Cove Trattoria’s Summer Cocktails

The Cove Trattoria's Blackberry Cooler

The Cove Trattoria, nestled among the shops at Seville shopping center (located at Indian Bend and Scottsdale roads) is a family-owned Italian joint that opened in 2002. While the restaurant’s menu contains a bit of Old World Italy, its space is outfitted as a modern eatery with a cocktail menu that boasts more than a… Read More →

Different Pointe of View’s summer menu is breathtaking

Different Pointe of View

On the summit of Phoenix’s North Mountain sits a restaurant that serves up culinary experience that rivals the dining room’s breathtaking view. Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort’s Different Pointe of View restaurant (11111 N. 7th St.) sits on the edge of the cliff, where an open-air patio looks out over the Valley of the Sun. It… Read More →

The Herb Box brings back summer supper club

Pork Meatball Bahn Mi

This summer, take a culinary adventure around the world without leaving the Valley during The Herb Box’s third annual Summer Supper Club Series. From July 8 to August 27, every Tuesday and Wednesday evening, The Herb Box at Southbridge and DC Ranch will serve a weekly changing, themed prix fixe menu of casual summer specials… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: RA Sushi Bombpop

RA Sushi - Bombpop, WEB

Oh, say can you see? There’s a patriotic cocktail just waiting to turn your Fourth of July weekend into the dawn’s early light. This week’s red, white and blue-themed Thirsty Thursday comes courtesy of RA Sushi Bar and Restaurant, which will make you one of these bombastic babies for $8. What you need: Bottle of… Read More →