Dining Archives

Sneak peek at Arizona Restaurant Week, Fall 2014

SumoMaya's pomegranate and dried fruit guacamole. Photo by Shavon Thompson

Fall is the time of harvest, and what a better way to kick off a celebration of food than with the fall Arizona Restaurant Week? From Sept. 19 to 28, more than 100 restaurants offer prix-fixe menu options for a discounted prices (between $33 to $44 for three courses) is by far one of the… Read More →

The Dish: National Guacamole Day

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It’s no secret that Americans love their food. Following suit of our country’s beloved foodstuffs, the Mexican cuisine-inspired green mash known as guacamole has its own day — September 16.  If this isn’t the best excuse to eat guac on a spoon, we don’t know what is. If you’re anything like us, guacamole is a… Read More →

Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill opening in Scottsdale

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Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill is excited to announce 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 in February of 2015 and will feature 8,500 square feet of… Read More →

Forge Wood-Fired Pizza coming to the Biltmore’s Union

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The Le Bon Temps Restaurants team is excited to bring Forge Wood-Fired Pizza (2502 E. Camelback Rd.) to the Union shops at the Biltmore Fashion Park, opening to the public on October 7th. Located inside a stylish, custom-designed space featuring a large bar, an imported Valoriani wood-burning oven, and a spacious and shaded patio with… Read More →

Bink’s hosts pig’s head dinner

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The first Pig’s Head Dinner was so delicious that Chef Kevin Binkley is hosting Part 2 of the all-you-can-eat event, from noon to 4 p.m., Sunday, September 7, at Bink’s Scottsdale, at 6107 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. Admission is $24.95, and includes Slow-Roasted Local Pig Head and Pork & Roasted Chili Skillet Corn Bread. Side… Read More →

Food Truck Caravan releases September lineup

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The Food Truck Caravan, which is held every Saturday night from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. on the NW corner of 5th Ave. and Goldwater in Scottsdale has an announced its September line-up. Sept. 6 lineup includes: Aioli Burger, Sweet Magnolia, Focoso Pizza Food Truck, Queso Good, Grilled Cheese Truck, Saffron JAK, Roasted Shallot, Rock-A-Belly, Menime’s… Read More →

Stingray Sushi celebrates 10 years, closes Old Town location

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It’s a bittersweet day for the owners of Stingray Sushi. After 10 incredible years in Old Town Scottsdale, Stingray Sushi has shuttered its original location and is in the process of securing a bigger, better space in the heart of Scottsdale. But fear not Scottsdale sushi lovers, sister restaurant located right next door, Geisha A… Read More →

Bottled Blonde to host block party for Buckeye fans

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Bottled Buckeye? Scottsdale Hotspot To Host Block Party For All Ohio State University Football Games Bottled Blonde partners with the Young Buckeyes of Phoenix Alumni Club Who:       Ohio State University alumni, college football fans and anyone else interested in watching the Buckeyes football team this season. What:      Bottled Blonde Pizzeria + Beer Garden may be… Read More →

Sunfare’s pancakes are delicious twist on paleo diet

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While paleo means old or ancient, popular paleo dishes are anything but. Take Sunfare’s Pumpkin Pancakes with a Blueberry Sauce for example. The pancakes, pictured above, are prepared with a focus on low-carb, sugar-free, and high healthy fat ingredients, such as organic pumpkin puree, olive oil, almond meal flour, and agave. Then topped with a… Read More →

The Standard brings healthy dining marketplace to Scottsdale

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The Standard, a new healthy dining marketplace, lounge and venue has opened in Scottsdale. The 7,200 square foot space features an eclectic dining room, quick and casual market, a street side patio lounge, an inviting private dining room and a stylish bar.  Located at 10050 N. Scottsdale, Rd., The Standard is open daily from 7… Read More →

TJ Miller headlines House of Comedy grand opening

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A new joint is hitting High Street. Rick Bronson’s House of Comedy will celebrate its grand opening on September 4. Comedian T.J. Miller, who currently stars in HBO’s “Silicon Valley” and co-stars in “Transformers 4,” will be bringing the funny opening weekend along with one of his co-stars from “The Transformers,” the Rally Fighter “Scary Car” – courtesy of Chandler’s own Local Motors. Located… Read More →

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

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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

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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 →