Thirsty Thursday Archives

Blue Hound introduces new cocktail menu

Stephanie Teslar

With several awards and accolades under her belt, Stephanie Teslar, Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails’ head bartender, has introduced 10 new cocktails that are “throwbacks” of Southern-inspired drinks and focus on house-made ingredients. Stephanie takes a more culinary view when she crafts her cocktails. She spends a lot of time in the kitchen experimenting with… Read More →

Sanctuary on Camelback launches mixologist competition

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Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain is adding some flair to summer in Scottsdale with a new “Bar Brawl” series. In the spirit of friendly rivalry, top local talent will square off from behind the bar to raise the championship belt (plus they’ll win a Las Vegas getaway). The competition launches July 19 with match-ups at jade… Read More →

100,000 tacos to be served at 6th annual Arizona Taco Festival

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The 6th Annual Arizona Taco Festival is set to bring another year of fiesta fun with more than 50 teams competing for $10,000 in cash, while an expected 25,000 attendees nosh their way through more than 100 types of tacos throughout the weekend. Arizona Taco Festival, Sat. and Sun., Oct. 17 & 18, will run… 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 →

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 →

Thirsty Thursday: Bitter & Twisted Menu, Vol. 2

Ross Simon, Bitter & Twisted

Bitter & Twisted’s Ross Simon is the Bill Nye of cocktails, the Neil deGrasse Tyson of spirits, the kind of mixologist who transfixes you with the chemistry and history of the torched/shaken/flawlessly frozen imbibement sweating on the bar in front of you. Oh, and everything tastes good, too. For fans of the Arizona Cocktail Week… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Bobby Q’s Jalarita

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When it’s time to kick the heat without sacrificing your Arizona love for spice, throw back the Jalarita mixed up by the barbecue pros at Bobby Q. The jalapeno cocktail, new to the menu, is served on the rocks, costs $10 at the restaurant and is also available with mango, raspberry, peach and strawberry twists.… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Micah Olson of Bar Crudo and Okra

Micah Olson, Courtesy of Crudo

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 →

Tipsy Tuesday: Cinco de Mayo at Z’Tejas

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Get your fiesta started this Cinco de Mayo at one of Z’Tejas five Valley locations. Their 6thStreet Margaritas and Chambord Margaritas will be only $5 and you can grab a Corona for $2. In case you decide you need some food to go with your drinks, tacos will be only 55 cents from 3 to… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Nabers’ refreshing Fruit Julius

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Locally-owned Nabers is quite the happy hour spot. With the weather as gorgeous as it is now, the patio gives diners a perfect spot to enjoy good food, drinks and friends. Happy hour runs from 2 to 7 p.m. every day. Deals include $3 off all appetizers, $4 house wine, $3 domestic draft beer, $4… Read More →

New Spring menu comes to Paul Martin’s American Grill

Paul Martin’s American Grill is celebrating its one-year anniversary in Scottsdale with the rollout of a fresh, new springtime-inspired menu. With a focus on seasonal ingredients, Paul Martin’s is committed to using local produce, sustainable fisheries, free-range and natural meats, artisanal cheeses, and house-infused spirits. To welcome warmer weather, Paul Martin’s has added a dozen new, lighter menu items for lunch, dinner… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Hotel Valley Ho’s retro ZsaZsa

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Anyone with a sweet tooth will love the The ZsaZsa from The ZuZu Lounge at Scottsdale’s Hotel Valley Ho. With chocolate and vanilla flavors and a hint of espresso, this drink should be a great pick-me-up for someone looking for something to start the night off right at the retro-style lounge. The ZsaZsa 1½ oz.… Read More →

The 37th annual Scottsdale Culinary Festival winners

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The forks and knives were clamoring during a busy week at the latest Scottsdale Culinary Festival, with more than 35,000 people attending this year’s fun food events. But for a select few, they’re leaving with another tasty takeaway: bragging rights, and for some, donations made to their charity of choice. Without further ado, here is… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Meet the founder of Railean Distillery

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A unique meet and greet opportunity with the creator of the first rum certified “Made in the U.S.A.” will take place April 16 at Texaz Grille in Phoenix. Serving special rum drinks at the bar and tequila lime shrimp appetizers, Texaz Grill will welcome Kelly Railean of Railean Distillery. The distiller for Texaz, Railean Distillery… Read More →