Dining Archives

Orange Sky receives wine spectator award for fifth year in a row

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Talking Stick Resort, an enterprise of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, has announced that its fine-dining restaurant, Orange Sky, has earned Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence for the fifth year in a row. The signature eatery at Talking Stick Resort – which is named after its breathtaking views of the Arizona sunsets—features an impeccable wine… Read More →

Paul Martin’s offers summer specials and wine tastings

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Paul Martin’s in Scottsdale has introduced a featured selection of specially priced $12 lunch and $16 dinner entrees, plus an expanded selection of its $13 entrée, fries, and beer combo available on the happy hour menu. In addition, Paul Martin’s American Grill is hosting weekly complimentary wine tastings so that guests can explore the world of wine. The $12 lunch deals include… Read More →

Maggiore Concepts opens new a.m. eatery in Scottsdale

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Executive Chef Joey Maggiore and business partner Cristina Maggiore of acclaimed Maggiore Culinary Concepts are excited to announce the debut of their latest culinary venture, The Hash Kitchen at The Shops at Gainey Village, on Aug.1. The Hash Kitchen will take over the Cuttlefish Ocean Kitchen space on July 14 at 8777 N. Scottsdale Road,… Read More →

Uptown Farmers Market introduces new Summer Chef Series

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Uptown Farmers Market has joined forces with local restaurants, chefs and C-CAP to host its Summer Chef Series at the market each Saturday through the summer 2015.  Each week, the Summer Chef Series will feature a different chef from throughout the valley using seasonal Arizona products to inspire and educate home cooks.  We have two… Read More →

Sanctuary on Camelback launches mixologist competition

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Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain is adding some flair to summer in Scottsdale with a new “Bar Brawl” series. In the spirit of friendly rivalry, top local talent will square off from behind the bar to raise the championship belt (plus they’ll win a Las Vegas getaway). The competition launches July 19 with match-ups at jade… Read More →

100,000 tacos to be served at 6th annual Arizona Taco Festival

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The 6th Annual Arizona Taco Festival is set to bring another year of fiesta fun with more than 50 teams competing for $10,000 in cash, while an expected 25,000 attendees nosh their way through more than 100 types of tacos throughout the weekend. Arizona Taco Festival, Sat. and Sun., Oct. 17 & 18, will run… Read More →

Arizona Beer and Cider Company purchases Pitcher of Nectar

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Jim and Jason Ebel, founders of Arizona Beer and Cider Company, have announced the purchase of Pitcher of Nectar Distributing. According to the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild, craft beer sales have grown more than 18 percent in Arizona in the last year. Since its founding in October 2014, Arizona Beer and Cider Company has grown… Read More →

MAD Greens has us craving healthy eats

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Bringing fresh local food in a fast casual setting, newcomers to the Arizona market, MAD Greens is trying change the way we see eating healthy. The restaurant offers a wide range of salads and wraps, all based of of mad people through history. Salads include things like the Edgar Allen Poe (Baby Greens, Grilled Marinated… Read More →

Authentic Eastern Mediterranean cuisine now in Chandler

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The Ivy Mediterranean Lounge recently opened their flagship restaurant on the northeast corner of Dobson and W. Germann Road in Chandler at the Shops at Pecos Ranch. The Ivy serves to exceed East Valley residents’ expectations with an upscale, casual, hip dining experience for lunch and dinner. The Ivy has a diverse menu of authentic… Read More →

New specially ground coffee blend coming to Ranch Markets

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Café Esperanza, the coffee whose profits benefit Catholic Charities Community Services, Inc., has launched a new specialty ground coffee called Café Esperanza Especial.  The House Blend and Breakfast Blend will be available for purchase at seven Phoenix Metropolitan Ranch Markets, as well as two stores in El Paso, TX and one store in Albuquerque, New… Read More →

Quest for the perfect taco: Atoyac Estilo Oaxaca

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Week two of my taco journey took me to Atoyac Estilo Oaxaca on Glendale and 19th avenues. (Read week one here.) Tucked away between a smoke shop and a gas station, it looked liked the perfect dive taco shop to get an authentic street taco. The small shop, which could seat maybe 40 people, was… Read More →

Pinnacle Peak Patio closing auction – buy a piece of the West

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Pinnacle Peak Patio, a cowboy steakhouse and Arizona Icon, is riding off into the sunset. Their last day of operation is June 28th. Local auction company, Surplus Asset Management, is inviting the public down to own a piece of the wild west at a live auction on Saturday, July 11th. Pinnacle Peak Patio will sell… Read More →

FireSky hires new food and beverage director

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Kimpton’s FireSky Resort & Spa named William “Mac” McNally the new Food and Beverage Director earlier this spring. With more than a decade of industry experience, McNally’s responsibilities include overseeing the overall direction and operation of the resort’s in room dining, banquet services and bar programs. “Mac is a phenomenal addition to the already outstanding FireSky team,”… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Cheers to another second of Summer

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On June 30 at 8 p.m. EDT, an extra second will be added to the clock to account for a discrepancy between Earth’s rotation and the atomic clock. We’ll take every additional second of summer that we can get, right? To help toast this extra second of summer, here are 13 tropical concoctions from top… Read More →