Dining Archives

The Dish: Peas and Prosciutto


One of the tastiest things to come out of the garden in spring are English peas. Now, sadly in Arizona peas are hard to come by fresh from the farm. Thankfully frozen peas are picked at the peak of ripeness and available year round even here in ever warm Arizona. Prosciutto adds a wonderful saltiness… Read More →

Don’t Eat Dead Food – “Peak Up” Your Meals Through Raphaology

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Not all food is considered equal. Let me explain. I consider many foods today “dead food,” because they have been genetically modified or grown in depleted soil and no longer contain the nutrients our bodies need to stay healthy. Some foods can actually deplete your body of nutrients. They can cause the body to pull… Read More →

The Dish: Meringue


With Passover and Easter right around the corner entertaining is inevitable. This recipe for meringues is sure to please the Easter bunny and its Passover friendly! Fill shells with lemon curd and/or whipped cream and top with berries for a light spring dessert. Save leftover meringues and make a delicious British dessert called Eton Mess.… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Grassroots Kitchen & Tap

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Scottsdale’s new restaurant, Grassroots Kitchen & Tap prides itself on its high quality food and drinks. Owner Christopher Collins explains that he only provides the best quality items to compliment his food while also promoting a social hour (rather than a happy hour) to get locals to be social in a comfortable environment. Collins says… Read More →

The Scoop on the Scottsdale Culinary Festival

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Cleanse those palates and brush up on your foodie adjectives! It’s time for the 36th annual Scottsdale Culinary Festival! As the primary fundraiser for the Scottsdale League for the Arts, the event hosts more than 35,000 guests, 20 events, 100 restaurants and dozens of top chefs. The mission is to support artists, art programs and… Read More →

Breakfast cocktails now available at expanded Perk Eatery

Bloody Mary with Sriracha vodka? Yes, please!

Perk Eatery’s new addition is now open! The popular North Phoenix breakfast and lunch space leased the space directly adjacent to their cozy restaurant in North Scottsdale located at 6501 East Greenway Pkwy last fall and renovations are now complete. “We are open and excited,” said Perk Eatery Owner Pauline Martinez. “The additional space allows… Read More →

NYPD launches summer menu

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NYPD Pizza, a locally owned and family operated pizza kitchen with ten locations throughout metro-Phoenix, released its spring/summer seasonal menu today. The menu features Roasted Caprese Pizza topped with fresh rosemary, Strawberry Fields Forever Salad mixed with almonds and Gorgonzola, and a sweet twist on cannoli for dessert, the Strawberry Pizzoli: Roasted Caprese Pizza The… Read More →

Five Must-See Chefs at the Scottsdale Culinary Festival

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As the primary fundraiser for the Scottsdale League for the Arts, the 36th annual Scottsdale Culinary Festival hosts more than 35,000 guests, 20 events, 100 restaurants and dozens of top chefs. There will be a lot of star power at this year’s Scottsdale Culinary Festival next weekend (April 8 to 13). Here’s the scoop on… Read More →

The Dish: Strawberry Rhubarb Tarragon Tart Tatin

Courtesy of: Adventures in Cooking

I have a small obsession with rhubarb. Whether it’s in a pie, tart or crumble I love it but that wasn’t always the case. For years I was leery of rhubarb for its similarities to celery, which I hate. I feared it would be stringy and flavorless; the bane of salads and soups alike. How… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Sip on Luxury at Jade Bar

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Jade Bar at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa is nothing short of luxurious. The resort is set into Camelback Mountain, perfect for toasting to romantic Arizona sunsets, and is covered with colorful, native plants accompanied by a pool, tennis courts, spa rooms and more. Since its expansion, Elements restaurant and Jade Bar overlook different… Read More →

The Dish: Raspberry Vinaigrette

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Jazz up your spring salads with this homemade raspberry vinaigrette recipe. It’s light and fresh, and super simple! Store bought dressings are full of hidden calories; making your own is much healthier and very easy. If raspberries aren’t your thing try this recipe with strawberries or blackberries. Back in January I gave you my personal… Read More →

The Dish: Asparagus Pizza

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This time of year more than any other I like to utilize what’s in season. Spring fruits and vegetables are so delicious and only around for a short time in Arizona. It’s true, you can purchase them year round but they’ll never taste as good as when they’re perfectly in season. Case in point: asparagus.… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: The Unique Taste of Crudo


Micah Olsen’s award-winning cocktails are nothing short of unique for his new spring menu at Crudo. Olsen works relentlessly on each of his drinks, buying the best and freshest ingredients. Inspired by his win at the 2014 Arizona Cocktail Week’s Last Slinger Standing bartending competition, Olsen created six new cocktails that can be tried every… Read More →

TapHouse Opens in Scottsdale’s Hilton Village

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On the coattails of its Gilbert location’s opening in January, TapHouse Kitchen at Hilton Village in Scottsdale just had its grand opening. TapHouse Kitchen, a Tasty Brand Holdings Restaurant, opens this week at the Hilton Village in Scottsdale. This neighborhood kitchen features a seasonal menu of “Modern American Cuisine” prepared in a “Scratch” kitchen. The… Read More →