Dining Archives

Blue Hound mixologist Stephanie Teslar is a spirit animal

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Stephanie Teslar serves as head mixologist at downtown Phoenix’s Blue Hound Kitchen & Bar, where classic drinks are among the favorites, for Teslar and the guests. Teslar, who’s been at the Kimpton-owned hotel bar for almost three years, says she appreciates simple drinks, “the less ingredients, the better.” “I like a drink that really enhances… Read More →

Get your sips at Arizona Cocktail Week

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Seven days a year, people from around the country come to Phoenix to celebrate and appreciate cocktails at Arizona Cocktail Week. When half of the country is freezing or hidden under snow, parties and events are being held outdoors and at venues all over the Valley. Arizona Cocktail Week is more than just drinking, though.… Read More →

Triyar Entertainment Group announces opening of The District

Triyar Entertainment Group announces the official grand opening of its newest bar and grill, The District All American Burger Bar, this Thursday, February 12. The new property is located at 7333 E. Indian Plaza in Scottsdale. The bar and grill will be open from 11 a.m. until 2 a.m. daily. Food will be served until… Read More →

The Dish: Healthy Valentine’s Day Treats

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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Instead of splurging on a cliché box of chocolates that you get every year, mix things up with homemade, healthy treats. These options are healthier than the typical heart shaped box of chocolates. It will also show that special someone you took the time to craft these deserts… Read More →

Write a love letter, win dinner at North Italia

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Thousands of letters are sent every year to Verona, Italy, the iconic setting for love stories and tragedies like “Romeo and Juliet.” The act of writing love letter is not as commonplace today. In fact, anything made by hand is considered of superior quality. For couples who want to give the ancient art a shot, a well-written love… Read More →

Chefs bake off in Girl Scout cookie challenge

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Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council announced the return of its award-winning Girl Scout Cookie Dessert Challenge. For the second year in a row, chefs from some of the state’s most popular restaurants will use their culinary prowess to re-imagine one of the beloved flavors of Girl Scout cookies – Do-Si-Dos, Samoas Tagalongs, Thin Mints, Trefoils, and new flavor Rah… Read More →

Thirsty Lion announces opening in Scottsdale

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Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill is excited to announce the opening of its second Arizona location at Scottsdale Fashion Square, following the success of their first valley location that opened in the Valley, at Tempe Marketplace, in 2011. The gastropub will open its doors to the public on Tuesday, February 17th and will feature 8,500 square feet… Read More →

Bistro du Lac brings French cuisine to McCormick Ranch

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Bistro du Lac, a new French bistro and bakery will officially open its doors on Monday Feb. 2 in Scottsdale at 8320 North Hayden Road, Suite D-101 in the space that was formerly Buster’s on the Lake. Bisto du Lac located on the lake in McCormick Ranch will be open seven days per week for… Read More →

10 Valley restaurants’ special menus on Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day is the most romantic day of the year. Looking for a restaurant to celebrate? Here’s a list of 10 Valley restaurants to do such the thing. Reservations are recommended. (This is part one of a two-part series.) Scottsdale “Pair of bubbles”  Valentine’s Day at TAGGIA 2015 Taggia at FireSky Resort & Spa, a… Read More →

Corner Bakery Cafe offers Scottsdale a taste

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Corner Bakery Cafe recently opened their newest location in Scottsdale. The food is fresh and they offer a very large number of selections on the menu for people with health conscious diets, or even food allergies. The new location is located at 15507 North Scottsdale Road. Some of the favorites on this multi-course menu include: Breakfast: Anaheim… Read More →

Bake the sweetest gift this Valentine’s Day

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Learn how to make delectable, chocolaty desserts for the sweetest holiday of the year, including Truffle Tarts, Italian Chocolate Bread Pudding and more! Bring your sweetheart or bring a group of pals – it’ll be a time to share the love (of chocolate!). On Friday, February 13, come to Luci’s Healthy Marketplace and learn the… Read More →

Chefs compete to benefit 100 Club of Arizona

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Firehouse cooks and restaurant chefs throughout the Valley are set to battle fires in the kitchens of the Allstate Appliance Scottsdale Showroom, February 7th from 6pm – 10pm, in an effort to raise funds for the 100 Club of Arizona. Located at 15250 N. Hayden Rd., the 6 Alarm Cookoff will showcase a sizzling spectacle as seasoned… Read More →

Central Bistro creates dining delight

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They had us at “Drunk Bread.” It’s not often that a long-time favorite can be replaced with a newer, more innovative model and turn out to be even more engaging, but Central Bistro has accomplished the feat. Nestled into the former location of Zen 32, which called the hot spot on the northwest corner of Camelback… Read More →

Ring in New Year’s at Westgate

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Spend this New Year’s Eve at Westgate Entertainment District with a Fiesta Bowl Fan Fest in the afternoon and the Valley’s hottest New Year’s Eve parties at night when the sun goes down. Kick-off the last day of 2014 at Westgate’s free Fiesta Bowl Fan Fest starting at 11am on Dec. 31 with live music… Read More →