Dining Archives

Five Must-See Chefs at the Scottsdale Culinary Festival

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As the primary fundraiser for the Scottsdale League for the Arts, the 36th annual Scottsdale Culinary Festival hosts more than 35,000 guests, 20 events, 100 restaurants and dozens of top chefs. There will be a lot of star power at this year’s Scottsdale Culinary Festival next weekend (April 8 to 13). Here’s the scoop on… Read More →

The Dish: Strawberry Rhubarb Tarragon Tart Tatin

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I have a small obsession with rhubarb. Whether it’s in a pie, tart or crumble I love it but that wasn’t always the case. For years I was leery of rhubarb for its similarities to celery, which I hate. I feared it would be stringy and flavorless; the bane of salads and soups alike. How… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Sip on Luxury at Jade Bar

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Jade Bar at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa is nothing short of luxurious. The resort is set into Camelback Mountain, perfect for toasting to romantic Arizona sunsets, and is covered with colorful, native plants accompanied by a pool, tennis courts, spa rooms and more. Since its expansion, Elements restaurant and Jade Bar overlook different… Read More →

The Dish: Raspberry Vinaigrette

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Jazz up your spring salads with this homemade raspberry vinaigrette recipe. It’s light and fresh, and super simple! Store bought dressings are full of hidden calories; making your own is much healthier and very easy. If raspberries aren’t your thing try this recipe with strawberries or blackberries. Back in January I gave you my personal… Read More →

The Dish: Asparagus Pizza

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This time of year more than any other I like to utilize what’s in season. Spring fruits and vegetables are so delicious and only around for a short time in Arizona. It’s true, you can purchase them year round but they’ll never taste as good as when they’re perfectly in season. Case in point: asparagus.… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: The Unique Taste of Crudo

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Micah Olsen’s award-winning cocktails are nothing short of unique for his new spring menu at Crudo. Olsen works relentlessly on each of his drinks, buying the best and freshest ingredients. Inspired by his win at the 2014 Arizona Cocktail Week’s Last Slinger Standing bartending competition, Olsen created six new cocktails that can be tried every… Read More →

TapHouse Opens in Scottsdale’s Hilton Village

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On the coattails of its Gilbert location’s opening in January, TapHouse Kitchen at Hilton Village in Scottsdale just had its grand opening. TapHouse Kitchen, a Tasty Brand Holdings Restaurant, opens this week at the Hilton Village in Scottsdale. This neighborhood kitchen features a seasonal menu of “Modern American Cuisine” prepared in a “Scratch” kitchen. The… Read More →

Fleming Creates Classic American Concept

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Paul Martin’s® American Grill is set to open its first Arizona restaurant on March 17 at the Borgata of Scottsdale. This concept, co-founded by Paul Fleming, features a seasonal menu of classic American dishes prepared in a “scratch” kitchen. Paul Martin’s most popular dishes include free range “Brick” Chicken with mashed potatoes and fresh herb… Read More →

Daisy Dukes & Cowboy Boots Unite at AZ BBQ Festival

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The 5th Annual Arizona BBQ Festival will feature more than 25 top barbecue purveyors, but that’s only a fraction of what’s expected to draw more than 15,000 event-goers to Salt River Fields Sat., April 5. The biggest attraction is an expansion of last year’s wildly popular Redneck Games Arena. “Absolutely no part of this event… Read More →

Pizza Studio Opens First Phoenix Location

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Los Angeles-based fast-casual restaurant, Pizza Studio, will expand into Phoenix after signing a multi-unit development agreement for 20 new locations in the Phoenix area over the next five years. The first location will open in CityScape on March 10, 2014 at 11 W. Washington Street, Suite 120. “CityScape will be our flagship restaurant in downtown… Read More →

The Dish: Porter Cake

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If you’re like me, you’re over the bar scene associated with St. Patrick’s Day. Skip the green beer this year and make yourself a proper Irish breakfast. Pour a nice cup of Irish Breakfast tea or better yet an Irish coffee and enjoy a slice of Porter Cake. If you’re interested in a true Irish… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: The Paddy Bomb

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Once a year, the words “going green” don’t refer to sustainable life choices. We’re talking about St. Patrick’s Day. When the beer taps run shades of emerald and glittery hues of Ireland are pasted up in every bar in town. Today’s “Thirsty Thursday” can be whipped up in a pinch for this special drinking holiday.… Read More →

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 →