Dining Archives

Bitter & Twisted moves into Luhrs Building

Led by the Scottish-born Principal Barmen & Proprietor, Ross Simon, Bitter & Twisted’s expert bar staff will be performing cocktail theatre nightly while whipping up a selection of globally inspired concoctions.

Tucked into a corner space inside the city’s first-ever high-rise, the new Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour (1 W. Jefferson St.) is set to help make downtown Phoenix once again the epicenter of the Valley’s dining and drinking scene when it opens on May 30. Housed in a soaring, window-lined space inside the historic Luhrs… Read More →

The Dish: Cocktail Popsicles

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Stay cool by the pool this summer with these adult popsicles. Of course you can make them non-alcoholic and they’ll still be delicious but that little extra kick just makes them so much more special. This recipe for super simple strawberry margarita popsicles is amazing! Replace the alcohol with the same amount of sprite or… Read More →

Valley’s hottest chefs battle in Gelato Wars

Olive oil with lemon zest stracciatella by Cullen Campbell at Crudo.

As the temperatures soar outside, look for the competition to heat up inside The Gelato Spot as 10 of the Valley’s most popular chefs head into the freezer to create their one-of-a-kind gelato concoction for Gelato Wars. Held at all three Valley Gelato Spot locations, and at participating chefs’ restaurants, the 2nd Annual Gelato Wars… Read More →

Fired Pie takes slice of fast-casual dining pie

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Fast casual pizza is on the rise. For proof, look no further than Fired Pie, the build-your-own pizza and salad concept created by Rico Cuomo, Doug Doyle and Fred Morgan, who met while working together at California Pizza Kitchen. Their business exploded from nothing into four locations in less than eight months. “We decided to… Read More →

RA Sushi hosts fundraiser for children’s hospital

Nicholas "Nicky" Mailliard, the nephew of one of RA's founders, who lost a long battle with brain cancer at the age of 13.

From Sunday, May 25, through Saturday, May 31, RA Sushi will host its largest annual fundraiser, “Nicky’s Week,” to help kids battling cancer and other deadly diseases. In its 10th year, the week-long fundraiser benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, where thanks to community support, no family ever pays for anything. The cost of treatment,… Read More →

May at the Food Truck Caravan Scottsdale

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The Food Truck Caravan, which is held every Saturday night from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. on the NW corner of 5th Ave. and Goldwater in Scottsdale has an announced its May line-up. May 17 lineup includes: Menime’s Wacky Waffle Truck, Frank’s, Bent Fork, Extra Virgin, Press Italian, Saffron JAK, and Super Farm Super Truck. May… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: SOL Cocina

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If you are looking for an authentic Mexican restaurant, look no further than SOL Cocina. The restaurant’s food and drinks are inspired by traditional Baja cuisine and are simply delicious. Pair the carne asada tacos, xolo tacos, or ceviche with a fruity watermelon margarita (my favorite), a classic SOL Granda Casa Noble Reposado Margarita, or… Read More →

Review: Sam Fox opens Flower Child in Arcadia

Jasmine lemonade, avocado hummus, Flying Avocado wrap and a gluten-free bittersweet brownie.

The newest addition to Sam Fox Restaurant Concepts’ Phoenix takeover is an unimposing, healthy lunch spot tucked away in an Arcadia strip mall. The space is filled with efficient seating (indoor tables, an intimate outdoor patio on the south side of the restaurant and a bar along the south wall), waves of natural light, an… Read More →

The Dish: Pesto

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Take advantage of the last moments of spring with delicious homemade pesto. Use basil from your own garden for the best tasting pesto you’ve ever had! Find this recipe and more summery delights on Scottsdale Living: The Dish on Pinterest. If you want to save your pesto and use it throughout the summer and even… Read More →

NYPD Pizza Announces Gluten-Free Menu

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NYPD Pizza, a locally owned and family operated pizza kitchen with ten locations throughout metro-Phoenix, is a popular pizza destination not only for its New York-style pies, but also for its expansive gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian menu options. NYPD Pizza even has dedicated gluten-free pizza ovens(1). “Individuals have special dietary needs and preferences, and I… Read More →

The Dish: Mother’s Day Coffee Cake

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Skip the crowded breakfast spots this Mother’s Day and show mom how much you love her by preparing one of her favorites! Share with us in the comments some of your mom’s favorite recipes. Who knows, maybe it’ll be featured on The Dish someday! To start things off I’ll share one of my mom’s favorites.… Read More →

Tastes of Cinco de Mayo

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Although Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s Independence Day, but rather a small win for the Mexican army in Puebla against the French in the Franco-Mexican War, the holiday is recognized in the United States as a day of awareness and celebration of Mexican culture. Many restaurants provide special menus with Mexican-inspired cocktails and appetizers… Read More →

2014 Best Of Scottsdale Dining & Entertainment: Resort Life

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The Best of Scottsdale is based on the best, brightest and most beautiful things to do in Scottsdale. The following article is filled with the best places in Scottsdale to eat, best businesses to improve your lifestyle and home, care for your body and surround yourself with beautiful things. Because that’s really what Scottsdale is… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: TapHouse Kitchen

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May 1, 2014 by in Dining | Eat | Featured

TapHouse Kitchen lives up to its name by providing all of its beers and wines on tap. The new Scottsdale restaurant has achieved a great start with its fabulous patio (equipped with comfy chairs, a fireplace and heaters for cold weather and misters for the summer), delicious appetizers and entrees and of course its long… Read More →