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Wine Spectator dinner celebrates Quiessence at The Farm

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Quiessence at The Farm has been bestowed with the Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator Magazine. To celebrate this prominent award,Quiessence’s wine program creator, Chef Dustin Christofolo will be holding a “Spectator Sips” wine dinner on Wednesday, September 28, at 6:30 pm. This dinner will be $89-per-person and up, and will include four courses and… Read More →

The Original Gino’s East coming to Phoenix

Original Gino's East

Chicago favorite, The Original Gino’s East, is opening its first Arizona location in Phoenix’s Arcadia neighborhood, towards the end of the year, at 3626 E. Indian School Rd. Celebrating 50 years in the business after opening its doors in 1966 at 162 E. Superior St. in Chicago, the family-owned Gino’s East has restaurants located across Chicagoland, Wisconsin, Texas and… Read More →

Nonprofit restaurant concept opens in Phoenix


A nonprofit restaurant that uses its proceeds to bring chef-inspired meals to cancer patients in the valley, opened in Phoenix near Shea Boulevard and 36th Street. The Joy Bus Diner will serve hearty, made-to-order breakfast and lunch fare served Tuesday through Sunday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Every cent earned will be used to support The Joy Bus, a local… Read More →

Sedona’s Dahl Restaurant Group sweeps wine awards


All three of Chef Lisa Dahl’s fine dining restaurants in Sedona, including Dahl & Di LucaRistorante Italiano, Cucina Rustica and Mariposa – Latin Inspired Grill, received the 2016 “Award of Excellence” by Wine Spectator, the world’s leading authority on wine. Chef Dahl’s restaurants are among just seven restaurants in Sedona that received this year’s coveted “Award of Excellence.” Her newest restaurant, Mariposa Latin-Inspired Grill, was recognized for the first… Read More →

2nd Annual Phoenix Pizza Festival date set

Phoenix Pizza Festival

The 2nd Annual Phoenix Pizza Festival is set for Saturday, November 19, 2016. The event immediately outgrew the 2015 location of Civic Space Park and has found a new home at Margaret T. Hance Park, adjacent to Burton Barr Central Library in downtown Phoenix. With limited tickets available, the inaugural Phoenix Pizza Festival sold out before… Read More →

Fall Arizona Restaurant Week returns Sept. 16-25

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Arizona Restaurant Association’s Fall Arizona Restaurant Week (ARW) is back for its 9th season to recognize the Valley of the Sun’s epic cuisine for ten nights from September 16-25. During Fall ARW, more than 200 participating restaurants will offer a three-course prix-fixe menu for just $33 or $44 per person, excluding beverages, tax and gratuity unless otherwise… Read More →

Modern Margarita launches new cocktail menu, Credit: haveseen

Modern Margarita, the award-winning urban taco and tequila bar located at 5410 East High Street in Northeast Phoenix, has added several new options to its “Modern Cocktails and Margarita” menu, each made only with fresh juices, pure ingredients and innovative new flavor profiles. In addition, the restaurant, which boasts more than 60 highland and lowland Blanco, Reposado,… Read More →

LUSTRE Rooftop Bar brings back the ‘80s with pool party

LUSTRE Rooftop Bar

This weekend, bust out your parachute pants, scrunchies and leg warmers and head to Downtown Phoenix for the “Bring Back the ’80s Pool Party” at LUSTRE Rooftop Bar. Bring Back the ’80s Pool Party at LUSTRE Rooftop Bar includes: Sat, July 23 from 11am-6pm. Sponsored by The Original Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum. Live music from… Read More →

Fired Pie opening 2 locations, offering free pizza

Fired Pie

The popular fast-casual pizza chain Fired Pie is opening up two new Phoenix locations in the coming weeks, and to celebrate they will be offering everyone a free pizza or salad at the new spots. On Monday, July 18, Fired Pie will open its 16th location at 1155 W. Ocotillo Rd Suite 8 in Chandler on… Read More →

Blue Hound’s new head bartender serves summer line-up

Blue Hound

Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails in Downtown Phoenix has a new head bartender leading the charge, Noah Momyer. “It doesn’t take a lot of ingredients to make a killer drink, just proper measurements and technique,” says Noah. This emphasis on substance over flash defines Noah’s approach to cocktailing, a vision honed over his decade-long career… Read More →

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria creates unique blend with Italian winery

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria

Locally owned and operated Grimaldi’s Pizzeria will be featuring a wine currently only available at the pizzeria. The Grimaldi’s team traveled to Italy in 2015 to create a unique blend of Tuscan red wine. The end result was Mille Gradi, an easy drinking red blend that is light enough to pair with the Kale Chopped… Read More →

Carefree-based Venues Café offers summer specials

Venues Café

The Town of Carefree cafe, Venues Café, is now offering happy hour, all night long, every night, starting at 3 p.m. During the happy hour, glasses of wine are $3 off, draft beer is $2 off, bottled beer is $1 off and cocktails are $3 off. On Tuesdays, folks cane get a second bottle of wine, after their first… Read More →

Bitter & Twisted will serve tacos and more at this pop-up dinner

Bitter & Twisted

One of Downtown Phoenix’s hottest bars, Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour, is hosting a pop-up dinner, featuring the culinary delights of the bar’s Chef Bob Tam and the restaurant, Tacos Chiwas. On July 31, for $58.88 folks can enjoy an 8-course meal by Tam and the husband-and-wife team at Tacos Chiwas, Armando Hernandez and Nadia Holguin… Read More →

Palomar Phoenix offers ‘Last Fling Before the Ring’

Palomar Phoenix

Wedding season is upon us, and you know what that means – it’s time for the maid of honor and best man to rally the bridal party and throw the “Last Fling Before the Ring” at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix. Located in the heart of Downtown Phoenix, Hotel Palomar offers way more than your typical… Read More →