Dining Archives

Thirsty Thursday: The Unique Taste of Crudo

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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 →

Fleming Creates Classic American Concept

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Paul Martin’s® American Grill is set to open its first Arizona restaurant on March 17 at the Borgata of Scottsdale. This concept, co-founded by Paul Fleming, features a seasonal menu of classic American dishes prepared in a “scratch” kitchen. Paul Martin’s most popular dishes include free range “Brick” Chicken with mashed potatoes and fresh herb… Read More →

Daisy Dukes & Cowboy Boots Unite at AZ BBQ Festival

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The 5th Annual Arizona BBQ Festival will feature more than 25 top barbecue purveyors, but that’s only a fraction of what’s expected to draw more than 15,000 event-goers to Salt River Fields Sat., April 5. The biggest attraction is an expansion of last year’s wildly popular Redneck Games Arena. “Absolutely no part of this event… Read More →

Pizza Studio Opens First Phoenix Location

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Los Angeles-based fast-casual restaurant, Pizza Studio, will expand into Phoenix after signing a multi-unit development agreement for 20 new locations in the Phoenix area over the next five years. The first location will open in CityScape on March 10, 2014 at 11 W. Washington Street, Suite 120. “CityScape will be our flagship restaurant in downtown… Read More →

The Dish: Porter Cake

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If you’re like me, you’re over the bar scene associated with St. Patrick’s Day. Skip the green beer this year and make yourself a proper Irish breakfast. Pour a nice cup of Irish Breakfast tea or better yet an Irish coffee and enjoy a slice of Porter Cake. If you’re interested in a true Irish… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: The Paddy Bomb

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Once a year, the words “going green” don’t refer to sustainable life choices. We’re talking about St. Patrick’s Day. When the beer taps run shades of emerald and glittery hues of Ireland are pasted up in every bar in town. Today’s “Thirsty Thursday” can be whipped up in a pinch for this special drinking holiday.… Read More →

42 Saint to Open on High Street End of March

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Portland-based real estate private equity firm ScanlanKemperBard Companies (SKB) and Wayzata Investment Partners (Wayzata), announced that 42 Saint, a local men’s and women’s boutique, will be relocating to its development on High Street this month from its current location at Kierland Commons. 42 Saint will be opening in a 2,000 SF space on the north… Read More →

The Dish: Spring Pea Puree

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One of my favorite things to make each spring is pea puree. It’s so fresh and light; perfect for a spring day. In truth, you can make it any time of year, but I like to make it in the spring and summer when you need a great no-cook recipe. Don’t let preconceptions about the… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Three of the Best Bars for Margaritas

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By Sara Parker Nothing tastes better with Southwest fare than an ice cold margarita. Three Valley restaurants spilled on what goes into their mouthwatering margs. Try ‘em at home or check them out next time you stop by! Z’Tejas is known for its strong margaritas and delectable variety of food. The menu offers anything from… Read More →

The Dish: Mardi Gras Cocktail

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Laissez les bon temps rouler! It’s alright if you didn’t take high school French, “let the good times roll” is a way of life in New Orleans especially around Mardi Gras. What better way to celebrate the wildest day of the year than with a cocktail featuring one of the South’s greatest exports: bourbon! Blood… Read More →

La Bocca Opens North Phoenix Location

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La Bocca Urban Pizzeria & Wine Bar added another location last month to north Phoenix, where the restaurant offers a smaller, more intimate experience than its Mill Avenue location in Tempe. Julian Wright of Fork & Dagger, a bar and restaurant development company, opened the north Phoenix location to tap into a market that is… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Los Sombreros’ Margaritas

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There’s no shortage of Mexican food restaurants in Scottsdale, but Los Sombreros has come out with a new happy hour menu that will make you think you’ve crossed the border and landed in Mexico City. The chips and salsa have the perfect amount of spice and the guacamole is fresh and delicious. Add a margarita… Read More →

The Dish: Homemade Girl Scout Cookies

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Did you miss your chance to buy cookies this year? Did you already devour every tasty crumb of the ones you bought? No adorable little girls selling in your neighborhood? Worry not, you can easily make your own cookies to hold you over until next year. The internet is full of recipes for and using… Read More →