Dining Archives

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 →

Burger 21 Signs First Scottsdale Franchise Agreement

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Burger 21®, a new better burger franchise founded by the owners of The Melting Pot® Restaurants, Inc., announced the signing of its first franchise agreement in Scottsdale. Burger 21 restaurant will soon be bringing its crafted burgers and hand-spun shakes to 7001 North Scottsdale Road, further expanding the brand’s footprint to a total of nine… Read More →

Drunk In Love: Valentine's Day Cocktails

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February 12, 2014 by in Date Night | Dining | Lifestyle

Are you still looking for that romantic Valentine’s Day date idea? Maybe a classy, romantic night on the town? A steakhouse with a special Valentine’s Day cocktail is the perfect choice. Both J&G Steakhouse and Ben & Jack’s Steakhouse have come up with some deliciously romantic cocktails for the occasion. J&G Steakhouse at the Phoenician… Read More →

Pomegranate Linzer Hearts

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If there’s ever a good time to be a little hokey, I say Valentine’s Day is it.  Instead of getting your sweetheart the usual heart-shaped box of just-okay chocolates and a teddy bear holding roses why not surprise them with something homemade. When I want something delicious and just a little bit hokey I make Linzer… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Pasta Brioni’s New Cocktail Menu

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Scottsdale’s Pasta Brioni is the epitome of a classic Italian restaurant. Over the last 23 years, it has expanded from a small bar to a classy restaurant. With its expansion has come a delicious cocktail menu comprised of a peach Bellini, strawberry basil martini, and Chianti sangria. The Bellini The peach Bellini is a perfectly… Read More →

The Dish: Crepes

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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

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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

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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 →