Dining Archives

Cibo e Vino collects turkeys for turkey shortage

123rf.com: Eugene Bochkarev

The bird flu in the Midwest wiped out close to 8 million turkeys this year, according to recent reports. The U.S. Department of Agriculture expects the price of turkey to rise. In response to the turkey shortage, local restaurant, Cibo e Vino, is collecting turkeys this holiday season and donating them to local food bank, Vista… Read More →

Local restaurant, food advocacy business partner on Fresh Food Drive

Photo by Ric Fiero

The Market Restaurant + Bar by Jennifer’s has partnered with Hip Veggies, a local food advocacy business to help feed those in need this holiday season by hosting The Giving Tree, A Fresh Food Drive. Monetary donations will be accepted now until New Year’s Eve and will be donated to a local CSA (community supported… Read More →

Arizona Casinos offer Thanksgiving day dining deals

Tips for Preparing, Serving Thanksgiving Dinner

Foodies can celebrate Thanksgiving with an array of delicious delights at Talking Stick Resort and Casino Arizona. Both properties are honoring the holiday with special menu offerings on Nov. 26. Orange Sky at Talking Stick Resort Head to the property’s culinary jewel on the 15th floor and sample the prix fixe menu from 12-8 p.m.… Read More →

SOL Cocina gives back with holiday taco deal

SOL Cucina

Thursday, November 19th  through Wednesday, November 25th, SOL Cocina in Scottsdale will be selling Turkey Mole Tacos for $3 each. One-hundred percent of the proceeds of each of these tacos will go to help support local Scottsdale food bank Vista del Camino. This seasonal inspired taco is filled with dark turkey meat on a corn tortilla with melted… Read More →

Chef Justin Beckett and Southern Rail ease Thanksgiving angst

Beckett's Sprouts

Chef Justin Beckett wants to help families not only survive but thrive this holiday season by offering some tips, tricks and recipes to holiday home chefs. Starting November 10th, Chef Beckett will post some tips and recipes for his favorite holiday dishes on Facebook (facebook.com/SouthernRailAZ) and Instagram (@southernrailaz). Home cooks can impress their guests on… Read More →

Valley chef, fit entrepreneurs launch Clean Bellys

Clean Belly's

Executive Chef Lauren Romanoff, fitness expert Dave Panozzo and entrepreneur Todd Chmelka, have turned their mutual love for incredibly tasty and healthy eating into a new meal delivery service called Clean Bellys. Clean Bellys currently delivers in East Valley cities, Scottsdale and Phoenix with plans to expand into the West Valley cities in 2016. Clean Bellys… Read More →

Healthy fast food trend sweeps the Valley

Salad and Go

Salad and Go will soon satisfy the need for better and healthier fast food with the opening of three new locations. This game changing, drive-thru fast food concept will open to Tolleson residents in December 2015, quickly followed by their first Phoenix location in January and their second Mesa location in February 2016, with four more… Read More →

Kelly’s at SouthBridge hosts Eve of Thanksgiving celebration

Kelly's at Southbridge

It’s that time of year where family comes to visit—which means you might need a little escape to unwind before the holidays begin! Kick-off your Thanksgiving weekend at Kelly’s at SouthBridge 4th Annual Friends-giving Party!  On Wednesday, November 25, relax with your friends in your best holiday ugly sweaters at Kelly’s. A photo booth will be… Read More →

Tempe restaurant will open with free food

Photo Credit: Kris Mocny

Fired Pie is making its mark in the East Valley with the opening of a new location—in Tempe! On Tuesday, November 17th the fast casual pizza concept will celebrate the grand opening of their eleventh location by offering one FREE pizza or salad. This deal is only available at their newest location on November 17th. Limit one per person… Read More →

Roka Akor hosts wine dinner with Adelsheim Vineyard

Roka Akor features Robatayaki cuisine. Photo: Roka Akor

Roka Akor Scottsdale is hosting a vintner dinner on Thursday, November 19, with Founder and President David Adelsheim of Adelsheim Vineyard, one of the oldest wineries in Oregon. In collaboration with Executive Chef Jason Alford, the event, beginning at 7 p.m., will educate guests about the Willamette Valley winery’s current releases and pair four courses of specially… Read More →

LDV Winery releases of two Petite Sirah wines

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Arizona’s own, LDV Winery has announced the release of the latest in their growing line up of Arizona Estate-Grown wines—the 2012 Petite Sirah and “The Signature” Petite Sirah. 2012 Petite Sirah Winemaker Notes: This wine exhibits our usual bold and hearty Petite Sirah characteristics with a soft mouth-feel and managed tannins. The Grenache adds spicy notes with hints… Read More →

15 Things You Must Drink in Phoenix

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When it comes to drinking the night away, there are a few cocktails that reign supreme. Today, the editorial staff of AZ Big Media would like to present the 15 essential drinks that every connoisseur of Arizona nightlife — or day drinking — has to try before they die. We’re not including any PBRs or… Read More →

Thirsty Lion announces third Arizona location in Gilbert

Thirsty Lion

Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill, the restaurant concept that opened its first Arizona restaurant at Tempe Marketplace in 2011, announced its expansion in metro Phoenix with a third location set to open at SanTan Village in Gilbert. Slated for a March 2016 opening, the SanTan location will be located at 2218 E. Williams Field Rd… Read More →

Walrus & the Pearl hosts monthly Wise Walrus Dinners

Chef Stephen Jones

Eat, drink, socialize and learn at Walrus & the Pearl’s new monthly Wise Walrus Dinners. The intimate set-up at the oyster bar is only available to 11 guests per seating, meaning each and every guest can get up-close-and-personal with Chef Stephen Jones as he prepares his delectable oyster and seafood dishes. Ask him questions, hear… Read More →