Dining Archives

Thirsty Lion announces opening in Scottsdale

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Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill is excited to announce the opening of its second Arizona location at Scottsdale Fashion Square, following the success of their first valley location that opened in the Valley, at Tempe Marketplace, in 2011. The gastropub will open its doors to the public on Tuesday, February 17th and will feature 8,500 square feet… Read More →

Bistro du Lac brings French cuisine to McCormick Ranch

POULET ROTI AVEC ROQUEFORT FRITES: Roasted chicken breast with creamy blue cheese-herb fries, haricot verts, chardonnay pan jus
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Bistro du Lac, a new French bistro and bakery will officially open its doors on Monday Feb. 2 in Scottsdale at 8320 North Hayden Road, Suite D-101 in the space that was formerly Buster’s on the Lake. Bisto du Lac located on the lake in McCormick Ranch will be open seven days per week for… Read More →

10 Valley restaurants’ special menus on Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day is the most romantic day of the year. Looking for a restaurant to celebrate? Here’s a list of 10 Valley restaurants to do such the thing. Reservations are recommended. (This is part one of a two-part series.) Scottsdale “Pair of bubbles”  Valentine’s Day at TAGGIA 2015 Taggia at FireSky Resort & Spa, a… Read More →

Corner Bakery Cafe offers Scottsdale a taste

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Corner Bakery Cafe recently opened their newest location in Scottsdale. The food is fresh and they offer a very large number of selections on the menu for people with health conscious diets, or even food allergies. The new location is located at 15507 North Scottsdale Road. Some of the favorites on this multi-course menu include: Breakfast: Anaheim… Read More →

Bake the sweetest gift this Valentine’s Day

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Learn how to make delectable, chocolaty desserts for the sweetest holiday of the year, including Truffle Tarts, Italian Chocolate Bread Pudding and more! Bring your sweetheart or bring a group of pals – it’ll be a time to share the love (of chocolate!). On Friday, February 13, come to Luci’s Healthy Marketplace and learn the… Read More →

Chefs compete to benefit 100 Club of Arizona

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Firehouse cooks and restaurant chefs throughout the Valley are set to battle fires in the kitchens of the Allstate Appliance Scottsdale Showroom, February 7th from 6pm – 10pm, in an effort to raise funds for the 100 Club of Arizona. Located at 15250 N. Hayden Rd., the 6 Alarm Cookoff will showcase a sizzling spectacle as seasoned… Read More →

Central Bistro creates dining delight

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They had us at “Drunk Bread.” It’s not often that a long-time favorite can be replaced with a newer, more innovative model and turn out to be even more engaging, but Central Bistro has accomplished the feat. Nestled into the former location of Zen 32, which called the hot spot on the northwest corner of Camelback… Read More →

Ring in New Year’s at Westgate

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Spend this New Year’s Eve at Westgate Entertainment District with a Fiesta Bowl Fan Fest in the afternoon and the Valley’s hottest New Year’s Eve parties at night when the sun goes down. Kick-off the last day of 2014 at Westgate’s free Fiesta Bowl Fan Fest starting at 11am on Dec. 31 with live music… Read More →

Join Second Story for a New Year’s Eve bash

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See what all the buzz is about and ring in the New Year at what’s been called the “Valley’s hottest new Restaurant of the Year,” The Second Story. Located in Old Town Scottsdale, just above the Gelato Spot, New Year’s revelers at The Second Story will kick-off the festivities New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31st at 6:30 p.m.… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Drinking with purpose

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The holidays are all about fun, friends, family and of course some seasonal cocktails. Kelly’s at SouthBridge is offering its All That Glitters Eggnog Martini for $25. While the cost may seem steep, 100 percent of that is going to nonprofit Andrea’s Closet. The drink is made with homemade eggnog, Bacardi Rum, a splash of… Read More →

Jalapeño Inferno brings Sonoran flair to Market Street at DC Ranch

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After 15 years in business, family owned and operated Mexican restaurant, Jalapeño Inferno, has opened its second North Scottsdale location. Owners Terry and Laura Craig opened the first location at the northeast corner of Scottsdale Road and Pinnacle Peak Road in (2000), and just last month opened their second location at Market Street at DC… Read More →

Snooze will open Tempe location on Dec. 10

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The wait is almost over as, Snooze, an A.M. Eatery will hatch its latest location in Tempe on Wednesday, Dec. 10. Located inside the remodeled ASU Art Annex Building at the intersection of College Avenue and 6th Street (next door to Postino WineCafe), this all-new Snooze will serve up the same beloved menu of chef-crafted,… Read More →

PWS, SommSelect give you an excuse to celebrate wine

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Featuring a state-of-the-art wine storage cellar and lounge, Phoenix Wine Storage (PWS) opened in March 2014 in a classic, mid-century modern building in central Phoenix designed by renowned architect Ralph Haver. The secure, climate controlled cellar boasts more than 200 lockers in various sizes for any level of wine collection. Members of PWS are provided various… Read More →

Marcellino’s redefines romance in the restaurant business

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Being a romantic restaurant isn’t just about candlelight, exclusivity and good design. Although those are all qualities of Old Town Scottsdale’s Marcellino’s, too, true romance is embodied in the artistry of the menu items, the story behind its owners and the dedication of its kitchen staff. Marcellino’s Ristorante has made a quiet spot of its… Read More →