Dining Archives

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 →

The 37th annual Scottsdale Culinary Festival winners

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The forks and knives were clamoring during a busy week at the latest Scottsdale Culinary Festival, with more than 35,000 people attending this year’s fun food events. But for a select few, they’re leaving with another tasty takeaway: bragging rights, and for some, donations made to their charity of choice. Without further ado, here is… Read More →

Website offers ‘generic dude’ restaurant reviews

Right to left: Miguel Norigenna, Troy Smith and Chris Gruler of ScottsdaleRestaurants.com/Photo by Laura Burnett

Armed with a domain name, an appetite and a goal, Chris Gruler, Miguel Norigenna and Troy Smith launched ScottsdaleRestaurants.com in February, in hopes of being the definitive source for restaurant reviews. With the personality and voice that other restaurant review sites lack, the three self-proclaimed “generic dudes” hope to bring something new to the table.… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Meet the founder of Railean Distillery

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A unique meet and greet opportunity with the creator of the first rum certified “Made in the U.S.A.” will take place April 16 at Texaz Grille in Phoenix. Serving special rum drinks at the bar and tequila lime shrimp appetizers, Texaz Grill will welcome Kelly Railean of Railean Distillery. The distiller for Texaz, Railean Distillery… Read More →

Lawrence Dunham Vineyards announces release of new wines

From planting their first vines along Ash Creek in the Chiricahua Mountain foothills in 2008 to putting the finishing touches on their Scottsdale-based wine gallery and tasting room in the fall of 2014, Co-Owners Curt Dunham and Peggy Fiandaca of Lawrence Dunham Vineyards have been busy building a highly successful collection of wines to please… Read More →

Omni Scottsdale Resort unveils new chef’s kitchen & herb garden

Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia introduces a newly constructed 4,000 square foot Chef’s Kitchen & Herb Garden this month. Not only will the garden provide fresh, local produce and herbs for use at the resort’s culinary outlets, including its flagship restaurant Prado, but the space will also serve as an exceptional venue for high-end experiential… Read More →

Brunch deals make Easter ‘eggs’ hunt easy

Central Bistro Open 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. 3160 E Camelback Rd. 480-646-8560 centralbistroaz.com Osio Culinary Group’s Local Bistro and SumoMaya will also be open on Easter Sunday 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Local Bistro 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. SumoMaya $32 per person With bottomless bloody marys or mimosas: $45 per person Includes Fresh Pastries, Bottomless Coffee, Orange Juice, Iced… Read More →

Coconut’s Fish Café to open new location in Scottsdale

Coconut’s Fish Café is opeing a new location on Shea Boulevard in mid-June. 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 will feature an expansive patio, bright and airy interior and the same fresh and healthy… Read More →

Arizona BBQ Festival returns to Salt River Fields

The 6th annual Arizona BBQ Festival is returning to Salt River Fields Sat., May 2, from noon to 10 p.m. The more than 25 top barbecue purveyors are only part of what’s expected to draw the 15,000-plus people. REDNECK GAMES. Back by popular demand for a third year is the Redneck Games Arena which will feature contests free… Read More →