Thirsty Thursday Archives

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

Caipirinha copy, web

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 →

High Street hosts first ever Mad Hauter Block Party

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Tumble into the rabbit hole for an evening of over-the-top whimsy and fantasy at High Street’s first-ever Mad Hauter Block Party. On Saturday, April 25, the Phoenix entertainment district will host an evening of sinful fun. Crazy hats, sexy dresses, kinky cocktails, an off-the-chart fashion show and much more await those who enter. The event… Read More →

Juicy J to make Livewire debut May 21

Livewire and Sean Healy Presents announced that Juicy J will perform at Livewire on Thursday, May 21. Doors will be opening at 8 p.m. This is an 18+ event. Tickets will be available for purchase at LivewireAZ.com. Juicy J, born Jordan Houston, former member of Memphis based hip hop group, Three 6 Mafia, launched his… Read More →

Lawrence Dunham Vineyards announces release of new wines

From planting their first vines along Ash Creek in the Chiricahua Mountain foothills in 2008 to putting the finishing touches on their Scottsdale-based wine gallery and tasting room in the fall of 2014, Co-Owners Curt Dunham and Peggy Fiandaca of Lawrence Dunham Vineyards have been busy building a highly successful collection of wines to please… Read More →

Beer Palooza returns to WestWorld June 20

The second annual Beer Palooza will take place on June 20 at WestWorld of Scottsdale between 1 and 6 p.m. You’ll find food, yard games, craft beer a beer store and, most importantly, air conditioning. Highlights: CRAFT BEER: Over 30 breweries such as Four Peaks, SanTan, O.H.S.O., Sleepy Dog, Oskar Blues, Mudshark, Prescott, New Belgium, Mike Hess, Stone,… Read More →

Celebrate National Whiskey Day

National Whiskey Day is this Friday and what better way to celebrate than with a classic drink with a whiskey kick? Tilted Kilt takes your traditional Long Island Iced Tea and kicks it up a notch with their own version called a Tilted Tea. The refreshing drink blends four different kinds of liquor with Triple Sec for… Read More →