Dining Archives

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

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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

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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

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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 →

The Dish: Citrus Salad with Star Anise

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Any Arizona native can tell you that this is the best time of year for citrus and for the month of January I’ll be giving you refreshing, pucker worthy recipes to utilize these tangy fruits. To start off the new year right, try this light simple salad. Splash it with your favorite anise liqueur like… Read More →

The Dish: Xmas Morning Strata

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The last thing you want to worry about Christmas morning is what you’re going to feed your family after they’re done tearing through presents. Strata is the perfect solution. A savory bread pudding, great hot or at room temperature and can be made ahead of time and either cooked later or reheated. Assemble the strata… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Hot Chocolade van Brugge

Hot Chocolate, WEB

If you’ve ever wanted to experience chocolate like Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp on the cover of “Chocolat” — or the tubby kid in Willy Wonka’s factory — now’s your chance. Frederiek and Christine Verbeke have opened a confectionery that serves up 60 different chocolate creations inspired by Frederiek’s Belgian hometown of Bruges. Chocolade van… Read More →

The Dish: Infused Oils

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Flavor infused oils make a great gift for the holidays or any time of year. They’re perfect for a house warming party when you don’t feel like giving yet another bottle of wine. Use a plain olive oil, peanut oil or vegetable oil for making infusions. They’re flavorless, keep for a long time, and heat… Read More →

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

Eggnog

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 →