Dining Archives

Bottled Blonde to host block party for Buckeye fans

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Bottled Buckeye? Scottsdale Hotspot To Host Block Party For All Ohio State University Football Games Bottled Blonde partners with the Young Buckeyes of Phoenix Alumni Club Who:       Ohio State University alumni, college football fans and anyone else interested in watching the Buckeyes football team this season. What:      Bottled Blonde Pizzeria + Beer Garden may be… Read More →

Sunfare’s pancakes are delicious twist on paleo diet

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While paleo means old or ancient, popular paleo dishes are anything but. Take Sunfare’s Pumpkin Pancakes with a Blueberry Sauce for example. The pancakes, pictured above, are prepared with a focus on low-carb, sugar-free, and high healthy fat ingredients, such as organic pumpkin puree, olive oil, almond meal flour, and agave. Then topped with a… Read More →

The Standard brings healthy dining marketplace to Scottsdale

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The Standard, a new healthy dining marketplace, lounge and venue has opened in Scottsdale. The 7,200 square foot space features an eclectic dining room, quick and casual market, a street side patio lounge, an inviting private dining room and a stylish bar.  Located at 10050 N. Scottsdale, Rd., The Standard is open daily from 7… Read More →

TJ Miller headlines House of Comedy grand opening

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A new joint is hitting High Street. Rick Bronson’s House of Comedy will celebrate its grand opening on September 4. Comedian T.J. Miller, who currently stars in HBO’s “Silicon Valley” and co-stars in “Transformers 4,” will be bringing the funny opening weekend along with one of his co-stars from “The Transformers,” the Rally Fighter “Scary Car” – courtesy of Chandler’s own Local Motors. Located… Read More →

Larry Fitzgerald, celebrities to serve diners at Dominick’s Steakhouse

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Arizona Cardinals’ Wide Receiver Larry Fitzgerald Jr teams up with Scottsdale’s own Dominick’s Steakhouse to host the 6th Annual Fitz’s Supper Club, Celebrities at YOUR Service fundraiser on Monday, August 25th. Event proceeds will benefit The Larry Fitzgerald First Down Fund which supports youth organizations throughout the country through resources and funding. Starting at 7… Read More →

Reinventing the feel: Restaurateurs give Valley bars facelifts

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Facelifts may be a dime a dozen in Scottsdale, but Genuine Concepts have brought the trend to the bar scene. The team behind The Vig, Little Woody and most recently, The King, are hoping to bring their experience to the property formerly known as Mabel’s on Main, and are transforming the Scottsdale Arts District space… Read More →

American Junkie gets an overhaul

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Introducing the ALL-NEW American Junkie 2.0. After 5 years of serving up good times, good eats, and, hosting the best sports teams in America: American Junkie in Scottsdale was ready for a major overhaul. Bringing back the American Junkie that everybody loves; the colorful drinking spot, sports bar, and, nightlife destination. Located on the eastern… Read More →

Italian association hosts “The Best of Italy” in Scottsdale

Italian food: Bruschetta

Join The Italian Association on Friday, September 12th, 2014, for a culinary experience that will leave your taste buds satisfied. The inaugural food and wine event will feature five top Italian chefs in the Valley and five top Italian wineries. The celebration begins at 6 p.m. and lasts till 9 p.m. at the Courtyard Marriott… Read More →

The scoop on this year’s Gelato Wars

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The Gelato Spot’s annual Gelato Wars are back! Through August 31, patrons of Gelato Spot can try 10 flavors whipped up by local chefs and vote for their favorite. Gelato Wars is a month-long competition for bragging rights, a customized copper trophy and $500. It’s also a fund raiser with the goal of donating at… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: 3 Three-Digit Temperature Approved Cocktails

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Already sick of throwing back glassfuls of margarita mix at your pool parties this summer? Keep cool (and fresh) with three of our favorite three-digit-temperature-approved cocktails for this week’s Thirsty Thursday feature. Alcoholic Otter Pops As a kid, there was nothing more refreshing than grabbing an ice, cold Otter Pop to cool off after a… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Barrio Queen Tequileria y Restaurante

"Blondie" margaritas at The Barrio Queen

July 24 is National Tequila Day, and there’s only one place you’ll find us in Scottsdale celebrating happy hour — Barrio Queen in Old Town. All tequila, mescals and sotols are half-off. You can also swipe a tequila flight for $10 and a margarita for $6. Barrio Queen, head by renowned Chef Silvana Salcido Esperanza,… Read More →

RA Sushi rolls out refreshing summer menu

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RA sushi rolled out its summer menu, which offers a little twist on many traditional Japanese staples. The summer menu, offered through September, gets started with a great edamame wonton appetizer. This offers a great spin on a RA favorite, the edamame dip. The lightly fried wontons are filled with a creamy edamame cheese mix. … Read More →

The Living Room wine cafe opens at DC Ranch

The Living Room at DC Ranch

The Living Room wine café and lounge has been drawing crowds in Chandler’s Downtown Ocotillo neighborhood since opening December 2009. The locally owned group is now expanding into north Scottsdale and set to open their innovative wine concept in the Market Street at DC Ranch. The Living Room’s mantra is to “love, laugh and lounge.”… Read More →

Indoor Tequila Tasting Festival comes to Scottsdale

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The mid-summer blues have officially hit Arizona.  The pools are no longer cool and refreshing because the heat has warmed them to bath water temperatures.  Outdoor activities have to wait until the sun goes down so we don’t melt and evaporate away.  Thankfully, though, Affordable Food Festivals has created a new event that will give… Read More →