thirsty thursday Archives

Thirsty Thursday: Bobby Q’s Jalarita

Courtesy of MMPR

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

Courtesy of Z'Tejas

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

fruitjulius, wb

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 →

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 →

Pink Pony offers Spring Training specials fit for Giants fans

Golden Gate Sazerac, Susan Cope

Spring Training is a few tender weeks away, and Pink Pony is already ready to round the bases with its special cocktail, Golden Gate Sazerac — an ode to the San Francisco Giants, we assume — and “bomb burger.” The specials run March 1 through April 1. The burger costs $13, the cocktail costs $11… Read More →

SaltRock now serving pine needle and cactus juices

by in Dining | Eat | Experience AZ Magazine | Featured

Executive Chef Massimo De Francescas of SaltRock Southwest Kitchen and Craft Margaritas in Sedona announced some delicious juice recipes he’s serving up with a twist.  SaltRock is a restaurant that blends Southwest culinary traditions with California cuisine, and the menu includes a collection of juices packed full of antioxidants, but the “Pine-Apple” and “Thirsty Cactus”… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Valentine’s Day Sips

Pear Bistro, Cocktails

Looking to sweeten up your Valentine’s Day weekend? Try out these cocktails from Perfect Pear Bistro (1241 E. Chandler Blvd. in Ahwatukee; 9845 S. Priest Dr. in Tempe). They’re $7.50 on the menu, but the restaurant also shared the recipes and prep instructions below. Cheers! Cherry Kiss 2oz Cherry Vodka 3/4oz Creme De Cocoa 3/4oz… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Drinking with purpose

Photos courtesy of Evolve PR

The holidays are all about fun, friends, family and of course some seasonal cocktails. Kelly’s at SouthBridge is offering its All That Glitters Eggnog Martini for $25. While the cost may seem steep, 100 percent of that is going to nonprofit Andrea’s Closet. The drink is made with homemade eggnog, Bacardi Rum, a splash of… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday pours one out for Thanksgiving

Thirsty Thursday, thanksgiving

Oh, snap! It’s almost Thanksgiving, one of our favorite drinking holidays, and in anticipation of the holiday of “Second Helpings,” we’re sharing two seasonal cocktail recipes from Valley mixologists after our own hearts. First up is The Cognac Snap from Taggia at FireSky Resort & Spa (495 N. Scottsdale Rd.), which blends fruit, spice and… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Toast Pear Day at Perfect Pear Bistro

Yellow ripe pear

You may think you love pears, but be prepared to get schooled in the juicy fruit this weekend. In the name of National Pear Day, Oct. 25, the folks at Perfect Pear Bistro are whipping up a mix of savory quesadillas, sweet cocktails, and enough dishes to make this national day feel like a holiday.… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: TEXAZtini cocktail recipe

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TEXAZ Grill may be best known for a rib-sticking menu of classic Texas-style comfort foods, including its signature Chicken Fried Steak (more than 858,526 sold and counting). But, hiding behind three decades of wacky wall art and a well-worn bar top made out of an old shuffleboard table, might just be the town’s best-kept secret.… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Pear Pomegranate Cooler

Courtesy of Thirsty Lion Pub

Even though Phoenicians are known to lament about the lack of a proper “fall” come September, many chefs in the Valley are unveiling seasonal menus worth digging your boots out for! Thirsty Lion Pub & Grill at Tempe Marketplace is celebrating the harvest with savory dishes like beer-steamed peel-and-eat shrimp, pomegranate spinach & pancetta salad,… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: TapHouse Kitchen’s Sweet Lily

Photo by: Anthony TerBush

Everywhere you turn, restaurants are trying to show pumpkin-flavored everything into your pie holes. Even though that is one of our favorite things about autumn, we’ll happily take a break from our spiced squash at the bar for the Sweet Lily, a citrus and elderberry cocktail from TapHouse Kitchen at The Hilton Village — where… Read More →