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Thirsty Thursday: Gingerbread Martini

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December 12, 2013 by in Date Night | Dining | Lifestyle | Thirsty Thursday

For many of us, the holiday season means carrying on traditions our families have established. One tradition I vividly recall from my childhood was the decorating of a gingerbread house. This particular tradition sometimes took place a couple times a season. In elementary school, we would save our milk cartons from lunch and use them… Read More →

Fox Enters Juice Market with Launch of Juby True

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December 10, 2013 by in Business News | Dining

Fox Restaurant Concepts has expanded its presence in the thriving health-conscious restaurant market with the opening of Juby True, which stands for “Juice by True,” a juice bar poised to become a multi-unit concept by the end of 2014. FRC, which has 40 restaurants under 13 brands in six states, opened Juby True in October… Read More →

The Dish: Kentucky Eggnog Spike

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Georgia has the best peaches and everyone loves California wine but Kentucky knows its bourbon. Celebrate the holidays with a taste of the South by making this eggnog spike. One glass will be sure to have you kissing under the mistletoe in no time! This particular concoction is best made at least a week in… Read More →

Fired Pie Brings the Heat to Scottsdale Location

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December 5, 2013 by in Business News | Dining

Locally-owned and operated, Fired Pie is making their mark in the Valley with the opening of their newest location. The fast casual pizza concept exploded on the scene just six months ago and opens their fourth location next week in North Scottsdale. Located just west of the 101 freeway on Raintree and Northsight. On Wednesday,… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Whiskey Row Cow Tipper

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There were not a whole lot of opportunities to see cattle while I grew up in Phoenix. However, my grandparents lived in the White Mountains and every time we drove up for a visit, we would see farms with countless cows grazing in the pastures. I always thought it was the perfect opportunity to go… Read More →

Patience pays off for Tortas Paquime

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December 2, 2013 by in Dining | Featured

Restaurants often use the word organic to describe their fresh food, but at Tortas Paquime, organic can also refer to the restaurant’s rapid growth in the valley over the last 11 years. Tortas Paquime is a locally owned Mexican restaurant with five locations based in the busy Phoenix and west valley markets that are loaded… Read More →

The Dish: Biscotti

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With Christmas right around the corner and Black Friday just past, it’s time to start seriously thinking about what to give your friends and family this year. Edible gifts are great any time of year. They’re a creative gift from the heart that shows your loved ones how much you care. In the past, we’ve offered… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Salted Caramel Martini

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November 28, 2013 by in Date Night | Dining | Lifestyle | Thirsty Thursday

Happy Thanksgiving, Scottsdale Living readers! I hope you are enjoying this precious time spent with family and friends. This Thirsty Thursday is being brought to you by the friendly faces at Sandbar. So Friday night, when you’ve had too much family togetherness and you need to get away, you can head to one of their… Read More →

The Dish: Pies, Tarts and More!

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For many people (mainly me), dessert is as — if not more — important than the turkey on Thanksgiving. As an avid baker, I’m always trying to come up with new variations while still perfecting the classics. Now, before we dive into our Pinterest boards searching for exotic twists on holiday pies, lets talk about… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Low-Calorie Lime Lyte

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November 22, 2013 by in Date Night | Dining | Lifestyle | Thirsty Thursday

This #ThirstyThursday is all about saving calories! We’re exactly one week away from the day when we will feast on a ridiculous amount of carbs, and now is the time to limit the amount you intake and fight the battle of the sweatpants. This whole week I’ll be kicking my cardio into high gear and… Read More →

Binkley Opening Bink’s Scottsdale in Late December

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November 12, 2013 by in Business News | Dining

Chef Kevin Binkley announces plans for the opening of his fourth restaurant, Bink’s Scottsdale, at the Shops at Hilton Village, 6107 N. Scottsdale Road, Building C, Suite 110, in Scottsdale. Chef Binkley looks forward to the opportunities of a central Scottsdale location, “I love that so many of our regular customers live in this area.… Read More →

Binkley Opening Bink's Scottsdale in Late December

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November 12, 2013 by in Business News | Dining

Chef Kevin Binkley announces plans for the opening of his fourth restaurant, Bink’s Scottsdale, at the Shops at Hilton Village, 6107 N. Scottsdale Road, Building C, Suite 110, in Scottsdale. Chef Binkley looks forward to the opportunities of a central Scottsdale location, “I love that so many of our regular customers live in this area.… Read More →

Oregano’s Celebrates 20-Year Anniversary

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November 5, 2013 by in Dining | Featured

Oregano’s Pizza Bistros, the ever-popular regional  restaurant chain known for its authentic, casual Italian food, celebrates their  20-year anniversary on November 18, 2013.  In appreciation, every Oregano’s restaurant will be giving away free pizza cookies with each lunch or dinner order.   Mark S. Russell, founder and CEO said “We want to send a great big… Read More →

America’s Taco Shop Expands Throughout the Valley

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America’s Taco Shop® is growing in the Phoenix market with the opening of three new locations: Camelback and 16th Street, Kyrene and Elliot and Ray and the 101. The newest locations highlight an updated look with a sleek red and blue color scheme and urban metal accents and mark the latest movement in an already… Read More →

America's Taco Shop Expands Throughout the Valley

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America’s Taco Shop® is growing in the Phoenix market with the opening of three new locations: Camelback and 16th Street, Kyrene and Elliot and Ray and the 101. The newest locations highlight an updated look with a sleek red and blue color scheme and urban metal accents and mark the latest movement in an already… Read More →

Chompie’s Donates $11,282 to Playworks Arizona

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October is anti-bullying month and Chompie’s, Arizona’s New York Deli, is doing its part to help keep recess yards at Phoenix area schools safe.  On October 24th, Chompie’s presented a check to Playworks Arizona totaling $11,282 through its “Chompie’s Cares” program. Playworks Arizona is a non-profit organization that transforms recess by placing full time coaches… Read More →

Gertrude’s Plans Salt Smitten Dinner Oct. 24

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October 17, 2013 by in Dining | Events | Featured

Chef Stephen Eldridge knows a good thing when he sees it, and beyond that, the guy knows how to cook too. A recent trip to Gertrude’s for their Crafty Beer Dinner Part II, featured the Grand Canyon Brewing from Williams and their award winning line of craft beers and unique Flavor Bomb brews. I was… Read More →

Food truck festival offers taste sensations

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September 23, 2013 by in Business News | Dining | Events

The Church of the Beatitudes is hosting its first Food Truck Roundup on Saturday, September 28 from 4 p.m.-8 p.m. at Church of the Beatitudes United Church of Christ, 555 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix. Some of the trucks being featured include: * LuLu’s Homemade Italian Ice. * Luncha Libre Street Gourmet, specializing in Arizona inspired… Read More →

Royal Palms Debuts Brand New T. Cook's

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September 11, 2013 by in Business News | Dining | Travel

On September 9th, Royal Palms Resort and Spa re-opened the highly acclaimed T. Cook’s restaurant. Highlighting Executive Chef Paul McCabe’s creative interpretation of New American cooking, the Mediterranean-inspired design and architecture; the restaurant is introducing a new culinary and overall guest experience while remaining loyal to the treasured, timeless atmosphere guests have come to know… Read More →

Royal Palms Debuts Brand New T. Cook’s

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September 11, 2013 by in Business News | Dining | Travel

On September 9th, Royal Palms Resort and Spa re-opened the highly acclaimed T. Cook’s restaurant. Highlighting Executive Chef Paul McCabe’s creative interpretation of New American cooking, the Mediterranean-inspired design and architecture; the restaurant is introducing a new culinary and overall guest experience while remaining loyal to the treasured, timeless atmosphere guests have come to know… Read More →

80 Years Ago, Arizona Voted to Repeal Prohibition

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September 4, 2013 by in Dining | Economy | Featured

Eighty years ago, September 5, 1933, Arizona approved ratification of the 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, ultimately repealing the 18th Amendment and ending Prohibition. Today, the state’s wine and spirits industry supports a multi-million dollar economy, employs thousands of workers, and provides millions of dollars in tax revenue to the state and federal governments.… Read More →

Fired Pie delivers with hot new concept

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September 3, 2013 by in Dining | Featured | Small Biz

Here’s the beautiful thing about Fired Pie: In less time than a typical commercial break, the staff at Fired Pie can make you a fresh pizza that suits your taste and specifications. Fired Pie is the latest Chipotle-inspired build-your-own-meal, fast-casual dining concept to hit the Valley. The creation of veteran restaurateur Fred Morgan — the… Read More →

AZ Restaurant Week Partners with Phoenix Children’s

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Eat. Drink. Give. This fall’s Arizona Restaurant Week gets a little sweeter as diners will have the chance to celebrate and honor Phoenix Children’s Hospital throughout their 30th birthday month! During Fall Arizona Restaurant Week hungry Arizonans can text a donation to Phoenix Children’s Hospital at the end of each meal during this popular week… Read More →

AZ Restaurant Week Partners with Phoenix Children's

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Eat. Drink. Give. This fall’s Arizona Restaurant Week gets a little sweeter as diners will have the chance to celebrate and honor Phoenix Children’s Hospital throughout their 30th birthday month! During Fall Arizona Restaurant Week hungry Arizonans can text a donation to Phoenix Children’s Hospital at the end of each meal during this popular week… Read More →