Dining Archives

Quest for the perfect taco: Atoyac Estilo Oaxaca

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Week two of my taco journey took me to Atoyac Estilo Oaxaca on Glendale and 19th avenues. (Read week one here.) Tucked away between a smoke shop and a gas station, it looked liked the perfect dive taco shop to get an authentic street taco. The small shop, which could seat maybe 40 people, was… Read More →

Pinnacle Peak Patio closing auction – buy a piece of the West

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Pinnacle Peak Patio, a cowboy steakhouse and Arizona Icon, is riding off into the sunset. Their last day of operation is June 28th. Local auction company, Surplus Asset Management, is inviting the public down to own a piece of the wild west at a live auction on Saturday, July 11th. Pinnacle Peak Patio will sell… Read More →

FireSky hires new food and beverage director

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Kimpton’s FireSky Resort & Spa named William “Mac” McNally the new Food and Beverage Director earlier this spring. With more than a decade of industry experience, McNally’s responsibilities include overseeing the overall direction and operation of the resort’s in room dining, banquet services and bar programs. “Mac is a phenomenal addition to the already outstanding FireSky team,”… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Cheers to another second of Summer

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On June 30 at 8 p.m. EDT, an extra second will be added to the clock to account for a discrepancy between Earth’s rotation and the atomic clock. We’ll take every additional second of summer that we can get, right? To help toast this extra second of summer, here are 13 tropical concoctions from top… Read More →

Local Bistro in North Scottsdale gets full renovation

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Local Bistro, located at 20581 North Hayden Road in the Hayden Peak Crossing shopping plaza will undergo a full interior renovation to commence on June 28. The renovation will be spearheaded by local design architecht/restaurant designer, Ivonek Badilla, Principal of EVODESIGN and in collaboration with Todd Kessell, of Platinum Commercial and Ron Hecht of Valley Architecture.… Read More →

Coconut’s Fish Café to open Friday at Scottsdale & Shea

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Coconut’s Fish Café will open a new location at 7366 East Shea Boulevard, Suite 110 on Friday June 19. Coconuts Fish Café will be open daily from 11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. This tasty fish café was founded in 2009 on Maui and local owner Kim Kuhljuergen opened the first mainland location in North Scottsdale in 2013. Coconut’s newest location… Read More →

Husband-and-Wife Duo opens La Pizzetta celebrating the art of pizza

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Building on the success of Classic Cooking Academy, a husband-and-wife team aim to continue their momentum with La Pizzetta located in the heart of the McDowell Mountain Ranch community at Desert Canyon. La Pizzetta, is a restaurant specializing in wood-fired pizzas, opened this month under the culinary talents of Pascal and Donna Dionot. Pascal has… Read More →

Tilted Kilt introduces new Summer cocktails

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Tilted Kilt is shaking things up this summer with their brand new Bootleggers Beer Cocktails. A refreshing line-up of six, popular beer cocktails will be featured now through August 2. You can enjoy each of these beverages in a fun 16 oz.  “Barrel” glass, which is yours to take home for an additional $5! After… Read More →

Scottsdale Beer Palooza serves up Round 2 June 20

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Pre-game for Father’s Day at the Scottsdale Beer Palooza on June 20. The indoor event, held at WestWorld between 1 and 6 p.m., features more than 30 breweries, a bunch of pub fare, plus an adult play area where you can test your beer trivia, watch beer-y movies and play life-size foosball. Actor Kerr Smith… Read More →

Sam Fox restaurants launch ‘Feed the Soul’ today

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Families and their kiddos with big hearts, youngsters, future philanthropists and anyone who wants to raise money and awareness for childhood hunger will get a chance, with the help of Sam Fox of Fox Restaurant Concepts. Everyday 1 in 5 children struggle with hunger across America, and this summer guests who visit participating Fox Restaurants… Read More →

Dutch Bros. coffee enters the Las Vegas market

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This summer, Dutch Bros. will open the doors to its first Las Vegas location at 2840 E. Tropicana Ave. Today, Dutch Bros. is the largest privately held drive-thru coffee. Every Dutch Bros. location is locally owned and operated by people who not only strive to make their surrounding communities and employees better, but also make… Read More →

Poppy Kitchen brunch menu inspired by Tucson

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The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa’s restaurant, Poppy Kitchen, is inviting locals to sample modernized American classics this spring and summer with three new menus and a happy hour deal for patrons to enjoy during the warmer months. The eatery attributes Tucson as the inspiration behind its new dishes and local ingredients such as… Read More →

Postino WineCafé is coming to Scottsdale

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Upward Projects, the Valley-based hospitality company known for cult-fav neighborhood restaurants like Joyride Taco House, Federal Pizza, Windsor & Churn, announced that Postino WineCafé is expanding to Scottsdale, with new locations coming to both downtown and north Scottsdale. Scheduled to open in October, Postino Highland (4821 N. Scottsdale Rd.) will be carved into the former… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Micah Olson of Bar Crudo and Okra

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Micah Olson is set out to do bartending right. Just by seeing him in action, behind the bar, it’s clear Olson loves what he does. He’s part-owner of Crudo and runs the bar program, for which his enthusiasm is more than evident. He greets customers he knows by name and shakes the hands of those… Read More →