Dining Archives

The Dish: Crepes

Dessert crepe filled with chocolate and chestnut cream

Late late late Sunday night, I had a sudden and deep craving for crepes. I haven’t the faintest idea where this desire came from, but it was all-consuming and I was driven to make crepes this week. These delicious French pancakes are popular throughout Europe and are filled with everything from Nutella to meat and… Read More →

Review: Old Town’s Bottled Blonde

Bottled Blonde
January 31, 2014 by in Date Night | Dining | Lifestyle

Attractive servers, a nice variety of beers, overpriced parking – Bottled Blonde is another Scottsdale sports bar in a sea of sports bars. While there isn’t much that makes Bottled Blonde stand out, it’s clean, comfortable and convenient. The owners have remodeled the once bland Axis-Radius club into a welcoming pizza and beer joint. There… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Kona Grill's Red Sangria

Red Sangria, Kona Grill

As one of the many restaurants at Scottsdale Fashion Square, Kona Grill has not only updated its decor to a newer and lighter feel with fantastic fish tanks, television screens playing major sporting events, and light silvery tables and flooring, but it has also updated its cocktail menu. Kona decided to put a twist on… Read More →

P.F. Chang's Launches New Winter Seasonal Menu

January 29, 2014 by in Business News | Dining

Just in time for the Chinese New Year, P.F. Chang’s is introducing its latest seasonal menu at locations nationwide. The new Winter Seasonal Menu, available now, features fresh and savory flavors that bring warmth to guests during the coldest months. With six new dishes, two desserts and two cocktails, guests will find plenty of ways… Read More →

The Dish: Lime Popcorn

family eating popcorn
January 27, 2014 by in Dining | Uncategorized

Closing out our month of citrus it’s time to talk about limes. I had a surprisingly difficult time coming up with a recipe to adequately showcase these little green buggers. With award season and the Super Bowl upon us I thought this would be a great opportunity to make some snacks for while you’re gathered… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Grammy-Inspired Cocktails to Sip in Style

Ruffino Grammy Drinks, WEB

Whether you are having a girl’s night in to watch all of your favorite music artists take the stage at the Grammy’s, or you are looking for a local hot spot to watch the most anticipated music award show of the season, here are a few cocktails from Ruffino Italian Cuisine that honor the “best… Read More →

Nailing the Red Carpet Trends: Grammy Awards Edition

Grammy Nails, WEB

The red carpet’s most anticipated nail trends   By Kaitlyn Carl   When people think of the Grammys, two things come to mind: music and fashion risks. On top of the quirky and unique dresses that we can expect to see from Katy Perry and Lady Gaga, we can also be on the lookout for… Read More →

The Dish: Fresh Orange and Beet Salad

orange beet salad cropped

My ultimate go to salad for any occasion is this orange and beet salad. I found it in a cookbook on New Orleans cuisine years ago and I make it every chance I get. It’s great for serving a crowd or makes a light lunch during the week. This salad is perfect for the winter… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Toast to Charity at Arizona Cocktail Week — Wristbands on Sale Now

Cocktail Woman

Any regular reader knows we at Scottsdale Living love our cocktails — shaken, stirred, through a straw, out of a fish bowl; we’ll try anything once. Our patronage of local mixologists can really add up after a drink or two, which is why we are literally counting down to the third annual Arizona Cocktail Week.… Read More →

Old Town Scottsdale to Get a Jimmy John's

Jimmy Johns, WEB
January 15, 2014 by in Dining | Lifestyle

“Free smells” are coming to Old Town! After a night of pub crawling, you can fill your stomach with delicious subs make freakishly fast! SRS Real Estate Partners announced Wednesday it has leased another space for Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches. The former Qdoba space is 1,875 square-feet, located at the southwest corner of Indian School… Read More →

The Dish: Lemon Curd

Lemons, Deborah Missel 2013

There are a lot of lemon curd recipes out there but my personal favorite comes from pastry chef Stella Parks and her whimsically delicious website BraveTart. It’s all natural, incredibly easy, and surprisingly light. I’ve used this recipe for several years and its never let me down. It’s intensely lemony and there’s no need for any cornstarch… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: A Round of EVO

EVO Drinks

This Thirsty Thursday is being brought to you by EVO where I will introduce to you four lovely drinks that will have you coming back for more! EVO is this hidden little gem in Old Town that opened in May. I just discovered it, and let’s just say I am in love. Everything from the… Read More →

Sprinkles Cupcakes Introduces Bite-Sized Treats for New Year

Mini Cupcake
January 7, 2014 by in Dining | Lifestyle

“New Year, New You” is the mantra this month at Sprinkles Cupcakes in Scottsdale. Just in time for those who are cutting back on their sweets, Sprinkles Cupcakes in Scottsdale now has mini cupcakes! Sometimes bite-sized takes the cake! Sprinkles offers these miniature creations in their regular and seasonal flavors like s’mores, strawberry or chai… Read More →

The Dish: Spicy Spaghettini with Preserved Lemon

preserved lemons

Preserved lemons are an amazing addition to pasta dishes, roasted or grilled meats, vegetables, even cocktails! Their tangy and salty flavor adds a Mediterranean vibe to any dish. Preserved lemons can be bought at specialty food stores or ordered online, but if you have a lemon tree in your backyard like I do, try your… Read More →