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Restaraunt Week

Valley chefs prepare menus for Fall Restaurant Week

Foodies across the state wait patiently for the start of the Arizona Restaurant Association’s Fall Arizona Restaurant Week (ARW) each year, and restaurant owners view this week of good eats as the true “gateway to the season” in their respective establishments. The wait is nearly over as for 10 days starting September 18th through the 27th, diners can experience special menus at their favorite restaurants and have the chance to eat their way across the Valley, trying new restaurants and cuisine types.

During Fall ARW, participating restaurants offer a three-course prix-fixe menu for just $33 or $44 per person, excluding beverages, tax and gratuity unless otherwise noted. ARW menus allow food lovers to experience the height of culinary talent of chefs statewide.

Arizona Restaurant Association president and CEO Steve Chucri said, “Arizona’s food scene continues to thrive. We’re fresh off the success of our inaugural Arizona Breakfast Weekend, and preparing for another wildly popular restaurant week. Our local chefs and mixologists are incredibly innovative and continue to delight taste buds around the state.”

More than 75 restaurants have already signed up to participate in this highly touted culinary event, produced by the Arizona Restaurant Association.

In all, over 200 restaurants are expected to participate. From fine dining options such as J&G Steakhouse at the Phoenician and Binkley’s Restaurant to trendy hot spots such as Southern Rail, Salty Sow and Rusconi’s American Kitchen and neighborhood favorites such as Chelsea’s Kitchen, El Chorro Lodge and Marcellino Ristorante, Fall Arizona Restaurant Week truly offers something for every palette.

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Top 5 Restaurants: Local Favorites

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Get ready to experience Arizona’s spring/summer 2014 Top 5 Restaurants Local Favorites! And use Experience AZ to guide you toward a visit that will make you want to come back time after time to keep crossing the must see hot spots off your Top 5 lists.



Top 5 Restaurants: Local Favorites

Cornish Pasty
3800 N. Goldwater Blvd. Scottsdale, AZ 85251

(480) 945-1220
Website
Cornwall native Dean Thomas confesses to eating at least five pasties a week when he was growing up in Saltash, Cornwall. Dean still remembers every Friday he would go over to his ‘Nans’(Grandmas) house for pasties. Apparently, “They were bloody awsome!”

Lon’s at the Hermosa Inn
5532 N. Palo Cristi Rd. Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

(602) 955-7878
Website
This expensive Paradise Valley New American restaurant offers phenomenal views of Camelback Mountain from the patio and unique fare that ranges from melt-in-your-mouth braised beef ribs to a don’t-miss brunch.

Rokerij
6335 N. 16th St. Phoenix, AZ 85016

(602) 287-8900
Website
Amazing atmosphere, food and drink. Rokerij is one of those special places where Phoenix residents take their friends and family to impress them.

Binkley’s Restaurant
6920 E. Cave Creek Rd. Cave Creek, AZ 85331

(480) 437-1072
Website
In a town of cowboy bars, chef Kevin Binkley creates a world-class menu featuring dishes like black-truffle whipped potatoes, monkfish with gnocchi, braised greens and i’itoi onions, and red-wine-poached filet mignon.

The Stockyards
5009 E. Washington St., #115 Phoenix, AZ 85034

(602) 273-7378
Website
In 1947, The Stockyards, Arizona’s Original Steakhouse, opened its doors for the first time with a menu focused solely on its historical past: beef. Staying true to its heritage, The Stockyards’ menu continues to feature only the finest corn-fed, aged steaks and prime rib.

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Binkley Opening Bink's Scottsdale in Late December

Chef Kevin Binkley announces plans for the opening of his fourth restaurant, Bink’s Scottsdale, at the Shops at Hilton Village, 6107 N. Scottsdale Road, Building C, Suite 110, in Scottsdale.

Chef Binkley looks forward to the opportunities of a central Scottsdale location, “I love that so many of our regular customers live in this area. We also have over 2,400 square feet of space, which allowed us to create a larger bar space to accommodate our customers. ”

Bink’s Scottsdale promises a fresh, organic look with a casual atmosphere. It will open its doors late 2013.

Bink’s Scottsdale will be open every day with brunch, lunch, happy hour, and dinner selections. Dishes will focus primarily on locally grown and harvested meats, fruits and vegetables. The restaurant will also provide a full bar with a regular wine list, as well as a reserve wine list.

Kevin, along with his wife, Amy Binkley, own and operate three award-winning restaurants including Binkley’s Restaurant in Cave Creek, Café Bink in Carefree, and Bink’s Midtown in Central Phoenix. Each restaurant sources and promotes seasonal fare in their menus.

A Valley food pioneer, Chef Kevin Binkley has received numerous accolades. Chef Binkley has been nominated every year since 2005 for the James Beard Award Best Chef of the Southwest. In 2013, the Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame awarded him the Lifetime Achievement award for his long-term excellence in the culinary industry.

Chef Kevin Binkley previously worked at the Inn at Little Washington, and with Chef Thomas Keller at the renowned French Laundry in Napa, California. His creative culinary process has earned national distinction since opening his own restaurants in Arizona.

Established in 2004, his first restaurant, Binkley’s, was named Best Restaurant by the Arizona Republic. Bink’s Midtown, established in 2013, was recently named Best New Restaurant by both Phoenix Magazine and Phoenix New Times. Bink’s Midtown also received the Best Happy Hour Award in Central Phoenix, for the 2013 Phoenix New Times awards.

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Binkley Opening Bink’s Scottsdale in Late December

Chef Kevin Binkley announces plans for the opening of his fourth restaurant, Bink’s Scottsdale, at the Shops at Hilton Village, 6107 N. Scottsdale Road, Building C, Suite 110, in Scottsdale.

Chef Binkley looks forward to the opportunities of a central Scottsdale location, “I love that so many of our regular customers live in this area. We also have over 2,400 square feet of space, which allowed us to create a larger bar space to accommodate our customers.”

Bink’s Scottsdale promises a fresh, organic look with a casual atmosphere. It will open its doors late 2013.

Bink’s Scottsdale will be open every day with brunch, lunch, happy hour, and dinner selections. Dishes will focus primarily on locally grown and harvested meats, fruits and vegetables. The restaurant will also provide a full bar with a regular wine list, as well as a reserve wine list.

Kevin, along with his wife, Amy Binkley, own and operate three award-winning restaurants including Binkley’s Restaurant in Cave Creek, Café Bink in Carefree, and Bink’s Midtown in Central Phoenix. Each restaurant sources and promotes seasonal fare in their menus.

A Valley food pioneer, Chef Kevin Binkley has received numerous accolades. Chef Binkley has been nominated every year since 2005 for the James Beard Award Best Chef of the Southwest. In 2013, the Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame awarded him the Lifetime Achievement award for his long-term excellence in the culinary industry.

Chef Kevin Binkley previously worked at the Inn at Little Washington, and with Chef Thomas Keller at the renowned French Laundry in Napa, California. His creative culinary process has earned national distinction since opening his own restaurants in Arizona.

Established in 2004, his first restaurant, Binkley’s, was named Best Restaurant by the Arizona Republic. Bink’s Midtown, established in 2013, was recently named Best New Restaurant by both Phoenix Magazine and Phoenix New Times. Bink’s Midtown also received the Best Happy Hour Award in Central Phoenix, for the 2013 Phoenix New Times awards.

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Binkley Opening Bink's Scottsdale in Late December

Chef Kevin Binkley announces plans for the opening of his fourth restaurant, Bink’s Scottsdale, at the Shops at Hilton Village, 6107 N. Scottsdale Road, Building C, Suite 110, in Scottsdale.

Chef Binkley looks forward to the opportunities of a central Scottsdale location, “I love that so many of our regular customers live in this area. We also have over 2,400 square feet of space, which allowed us to create a larger bar space to accommodate our customers.”

Bink’s Scottsdale promises a fresh, organic look with a casual atmosphere. It will open its doors late 2013.

Bink’s Scottsdale will be open every day with brunch, lunch, happy hour, and dinner selections. Dishes will focus primarily on locally grown and harvested meats, fruits and vegetables. The restaurant will also provide a full bar with a regular wine list, as well as a reserve wine list.

Kevin, along with his wife, Amy Binkley, own and operate three award-winning restaurants including Binkley’s Restaurant in Cave Creek, Café Bink in Carefree, and Bink’s Midtown in Central Phoenix. Each restaurant sources and promotes seasonal fare in their menus.

A Valley food pioneer, Chef Kevin Binkley has received numerous accolades. Chef Binkley has been nominated every year since 2005 for the James Beard Award Best Chef of the Southwest. In 2013, the Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame awarded him the Lifetime Achievement award for his long-term excellence in the culinary industry.

Chef Kevin Binkley previously worked at the Inn at Little Washington, and with Chef Thomas Keller at the renowned French Laundry in Napa, California. His creative culinary process has earned national distinction since opening his own restaurants in Arizona.

Established in 2004, his first restaurant, Binkley’s, was named Best Restaurant by the Arizona Republic. Bink’s Midtown, established in 2013, was recently named Best New Restaurant by both Phoenix Magazine and Phoenix New Times. Bink’s Midtown also received the Best Happy Hour Award in Central Phoenix, for the 2013 Phoenix New Times awards.

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Top 5: American Contemporary Restaurants (Fall-Winter 2012)

The Top 5 American Contemporary — as voted on by Experience AZ readers:

elements

5700 E. McDonald Dr.,
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
(800) 245-2051
sanctuaryoncamelback.com
Award-winning cuisine and spectacular views make dining at elements a Sanctuary highlight.


LON’s at The Hermosa Inn

5532 N. Palo Cristi Rd.,
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
(800) 241-1210
hermosainn.com/lons
LON’s offers comfort cuisine that utilizes age-old cooking methods of smoking, roasting and wood-grilling and the use of authentic Arizona flavors.


Tarbell’s

3213 E. Camelback Rd.,
Phoenix, AZ 85018
(602) 955-8100
tarbells.com
One of the Valley’s most happening places with bistro fare, using locally grown and organic produce where possible.


Quiessence Restaurant

6106 S. 32nd St.,
Phoenix, AZ 85042
(602) 276-0601
quiessencerestaurant.com
Featuring one of the Valley’s only true “daily menus,” Quiessence invites you to savor award-winning, handcrafted contemporary American cuisine inspired by tradition and seasonality.


Binkley’s Restaurant

6920 E. Cave Creek Rd.,
Cave Creek, AZ 85331
(480) 437-1072
binkleysrestaurant.com
In a town of cowboy bars, chef Kevin Binkley creates a world-class menu featuring dishes like black-truffle whipped potatoes, monkfish with gnocchi, braised greens and i’itoi onions, and red-wine-poached filet mignon.

Experience AZ Fall-Winter 2012

 

Top 5 American Restaurants (Spring-Summer 2012)

Top 5: American Restaurants (Spring-Summer 2012)

The Top 5 American Restaurants — as voted on by Experience AZ readers:

Binkley’s Restaurant

6920 E. Cave Creek Rd.,
Cave Creek, AZ 85331
480-437-1072
binkleysrestaurant.com
In a town of cowboy bars, chef Kevin Binkley creates a world-class menu featuring dishes like black-truffle whipped potatoes, monkfish with gnocchi, braised greens and i’itoi onions, and red-wine-poached filet mignon.


Tarbell’s

3213 E. Camelback Rd.,
Phoenix AZ 85018
602-955-8100
tarbells.com
One of the Valley’s most happening places with bistro fare, using locally grown and organic produce where possible.


Elements

5700 E. McDonald Dr.,
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
800-245-2051
sanctuaryoncamelback.com
Award-winning cuisine and spectacular views make dining at Elements a Sanctuary highlight.


Lon’s at the Hermosa Inn

5532 N. Palo Cristi Rd.,
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
800-241-1210
hermosainn.com/lons
Lon’s offers comfort cuisine that utilizes age-old cooking methods of smoking, roasting and wood-grilling and the use of authentic Arizona flavors.


Quiessence Restaurant

6106 S. 32nd St.,
Phoenix, AZ 85042
602-276-0601
quiessencerestaurant.com
Featuring one of the Valley’s only true “daily menus” Quiessence invites you to savor award-winning handcrafted contemporary American cuisine inspired by tradition and seasonality.

Experience AZ Spring-Summer 2012