Dining Archives

Coconut’s Fish Café to open Friday at Scottsdale & Shea

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Coconut’s Fish Café will open a new location at 7366 East Shea Boulevard, Suite 110 on Friday June 19. Coconuts Fish Café will be open daily from 11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. This tasty fish café was founded in 2009 on Maui and local owner Kim Kuhljuergen opened the first mainland location in North Scottsdale in 2013. Coconut’s newest location… Read More →

Husband-and-Wife Duo opens La Pizzetta celebrating the art of pizza

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Building on the success of Classic Cooking Academy, a husband-and-wife team aim to continue their momentum with La Pizzetta located in the heart of the McDowell Mountain Ranch community at Desert Canyon. La Pizzetta, is a restaurant specializing in wood-fired pizzas, opened this month under the culinary talents of Pascal and Donna Dionot. Pascal has… Read More →

Tilted Kilt introduces new Summer cocktails

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Tilted Kilt is shaking things up this summer with their brand new Bootleggers Beer Cocktails. A refreshing line-up of six, popular beer cocktails will be featured now through August 2. You can enjoy each of these beverages in a fun 16 oz.  “Barrel” glass, which is yours to take home for an additional $5! After… Read More →

Scottsdale Beer Palooza serves up Round 2 June 20

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Pre-game for Father’s Day at the Scottsdale Beer Palooza on June 20. The indoor event, held at WestWorld between 1 and 6 p.m., features more than 30 breweries, a bunch of pub fare, plus an adult play area where you can test your beer trivia, watch beer-y movies and play life-size foosball. Actor Kerr Smith… Read More →

Sam Fox restaurants launch ‘Feed the Soul’ today

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Families and their kiddos with big hearts, youngsters, future philanthropists and anyone who wants to raise money and awareness for childhood hunger will get a chance, with the help of Sam Fox of Fox Restaurant Concepts. Everyday 1 in 5 children struggle with hunger across America, and this summer guests who visit participating Fox Restaurants… Read More →

Dutch Bros. coffee enters the Las Vegas market

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This summer, Dutch Bros. will open the doors to its first Las Vegas location at 2840 E. Tropicana Ave. Today, Dutch Bros. is the largest privately held drive-thru coffee. Every Dutch Bros. location is locally owned and operated by people who not only strive to make their surrounding communities and employees better, but also make… Read More →

Poppy Kitchen brunch menu inspired by Tucson

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The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa’s restaurant, Poppy Kitchen, is inviting locals to sample modernized American classics this spring and summer with three new menus and a happy hour deal for patrons to enjoy during the warmer months. The eatery attributes Tucson as the inspiration behind its new dishes and local ingredients such as… Read More →

Postino WineCafé is coming to Scottsdale

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Upward Projects, the Valley-based hospitality company known for cult-fav neighborhood restaurants like Joyride Taco House, Federal Pizza, Windsor & Churn, announced that Postino WineCafé is expanding to Scottsdale, with new locations coming to both downtown and north Scottsdale. Scheduled to open in October, Postino Highland (4821 N. Scottsdale Rd.) will be carved into the former… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Micah Olson of Bar Crudo and Okra

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Micah Olson is set out to do bartending right. Just by seeing him in action, behind the bar, it’s clear Olson loves what he does. He’s part-owner of Crudo and runs the bar program, for which his enthusiasm is more than evident. He greets customers he knows by name and shakes the hands of those… Read More →

Best I Ever Had: National Burger Month Edition

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It’s National Burger Month, and AZ Big Media’s employees definitely know what’s up when it comes to the Valley’s burgers. From high-maintenance patties with quirky toppings to a good, basic burger, here’s how to eat like a champion this May. Turkey Burger, $12 True Food Kitchen It’s True Food’s answer to a non-beef burger: A… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Nabers’ refreshing Fruit Julius

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Locally-owned Nabers is quite the happy hour spot. With the weather as gorgeous as it is now, the patio gives diners a perfect spot to enjoy good food, drinks and friends. Happy hour runs from 2 to 7 p.m. every day. Deals include $3 off all appetizers, $4 house wine, $3 domestic draft beer, $4… Read More →

New Spring menu comes to Paul Martin’s American Grill

Paul Martin’s American Grill is celebrating its one-year anniversary in Scottsdale with the rollout of a fresh, new springtime-inspired menu. With a focus on seasonal ingredients, Paul Martin’s is committed to using local produce, sustainable fisheries, free-range and natural meats, artisanal cheeses, and house-infused spirits. To welcome warmer weather, Paul Martin’s has added a dozen new, lighter menu items for lunch, dinner… Read More →

Frank food truck delivers crooning culinary delights

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By Kaley Kurowski, Special to AZ Big Media When you think of hot dogs, the first thing that comes to mind might be a picnic or a baseball game. For Frank. food truck owner Adam Allison, his first thought was of Frank Sinatra. Frank. food truck hit the streets in October 2013 when Allison, who… Read More →

Cibo e Vino reopens after remodel and expansion

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Cibo e Vino is opening their newly renovated restaurant. Locally owned and operated by Executive Chef John Collura, the restaurant is located on the southwest corner of Scottsdale Road and Carefree Highway in the Terravita Marketplace. Cibo e Vino now seats a total of 225 people both inside and outside after more than doubling in… Read More →