Dining Archives

RA Sushi rolls out refreshing summer menu

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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

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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 →

Sapporo’s summer menu is a work of art

Photo by Shavon Thompson

All it takes is one minute of conversation with Sapporo’s executive chef, Stephen Stromberg, at to know he is passionate about food. He creates one-of-a-kind seasonal menus that pop with color and are flavorful to the last bite. His new Asian cuisine summer menu debuted June 30 and it will not disappoint. The restaurant’s teppanyaki… Read More →

Uncle Louie’s offers Sunday family night specials

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Sometimes it feels good to go back to the old days, like Sunday Family Night at Uncle Louie the Restaurant. In Uncle Louie’s old neighborhood in Brooklyn, Sunday night was the time for families and friends to get together for “pot luck” style meals. The weeknights were busy, but Sunday was for having fun. Uncle… Read More →

Food Truck Caravan celebrates 1-year anniversary

Food Truck Caravan

Every Saturday evening for the last year, the Food Truck Caravan has taken over downtown Scottsdale, along 5th Avenue and Goldwater Boulevard. The Food Truck Caravan’s one-year celebration is Saturday, June 28, from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. The trucks have been asked to whip up something special for the caravan-wide themed “A Night in Tuscany,”… Read More →

Fogo de Chão Hosts Scottsdale Summer Feast

Fogo de Chão gaucho chefs use churrasco-style cooking techniques passed down through generations in Southern Brazil.

Fogo de Chão Scottsdale will once again host The Fogo Summer Feast that lasts from July 1, 2014, through September 19, 2014. Guests will enjoy the full Fogo dining experience that includes 16 cuts of meats, the gourmet salad bar, tasty side dishes, and a choice of dessert (chocolate mousse cake, New York style cheesecake… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Honeydew Cucumber Sour

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Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain is one of our favorite places to spend a day at the spa. But that isn’t the only way for the resorts’ guests to get refreshed. Sanctuary’s newly renovated jade bar is serving up a new Honeydew Cucumber Sour ($14) with its summer menu, and we can’t wait to give it … Read More →

Fired Pie opens Scottsdale location

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Last year, locally-owned and operated Fired Pie, exploded on the dining scene in the Valley as the first fast-casual pizza restaurant. Today, the eatery announces plans to double their store locations by fall of 2014, going from four to eight. The fast-casual movement has continued to see an upward trend. For the fifth consecutive year… Read More →

Community remodels vacant ’50s diner into charitable cafe

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A vacant ‘50s diner has been given a facelift through the support of donations and volunteers in the Phoenix community. The once black-and-white tile flooring, red sparkly booths and neon signs have been replaced and updated to fulfill a larger purpose — a cafe with a conscience. Helpings Café Catering and Market is more than… Read More →