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Posted on: November 21st, 2017

Expert Tips for Holiday Wine Pairing

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Posted on: November 21st, 2017

My First Foodie Prom | The 2017 World Food Championships

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Posted on: November 19th, 2017

Restaurants

Happy Hour Beat: High-End Happy Hour at Fat Ox

Posted on: November 15th, 2017

I’m a big fan of happy hour and I have a few guidelines I like to follow when possible. The first is that I try to find happy hours that go past 6pm because it’s very hard for me to get from work to happy hour and get a few drinks and snacks in... Read More
thai chili 2 go's 1st scottsdale location

We’ve Got Thai-Tanic News! Thai Chili 2 Go 1st Scottsdale Spot

Posted on: November 7th, 2017

Thai Chili 2 Go has taken its East Valley success and is heading north with hopes that their fresh-to-order Thai cuisine is just what locals are looking for. You’ll find the restaurants fourth location at The Promenade later this month. “With our other restaurants, we have made a name for ourselves by offering customers authentic Thai recipes, exotic flavors and freshly made cuisine in a quick-serve setting that allows guests to come in, get a great meal and go about their day,” said owner Akshat Sethi. “We feel that Scottsdale’s diverse clientele of daytime professionals and residential diners with sophisticated palates are primed for a Thai Chili 2 Go in their neighborhood... Read More
Staycation at the Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch

Staycation | The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch

Posted on: October 14th, 2017

Being a writer can occasionaly be isolating, especially when others don’t share the “community over competition” mindset I have. I love spending times with my non-writer friends but it’s also wonderful to have people to commiserate with that get your pain points, struggles and wins. This is why I am so grateful for the... Read More

Snooze Ahwatukee Set To Open On October 11

Posted on: October 7th, 2017

The wait is almost over, the all-new Snooze Ahwatukee (4901 E. Ray Rd., 480-893-7638) is opening its doors (and its signature rollaway window walls) on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. Serving up hearty, fresh-cracked breakfast and brunch dishes such as Pancake Flights and Breakfast Pot Pie featuring homemade rosemary sausage gravy, this latest Snooze location is housed inside a... Read More

Food & Drink

Expert Tips for Holiday Wine Pairing

Posted on: November 21st, 2017

Food is a big part of any holiday celebration. For many people, the wine is just as important as the food. When you are hosting a holiday meal at your home or going to someone else’s holiday event, you may be wondering what kind of wine to serve or bring. Pairing wines with food... Read More
Wine Mementos- “Mind Pics” You Won’t Easily Forget

Wine Mementos: “Mind Pics” You Won’t Easily Forget

Posted on: November 5th, 2017

If you have an adventure planned that includes a “wine stop” or two along the way, here’s a suggestion, always buy and take home some wine!  This may seem like a given, but I’ve continued to be surprised by how few tourists actually purchase wine after a winery visit. This may be because they... Read More

Kitchen

Chef Jeff Smedstad's Cookbook Signing

Chef Jeff Smedstad’s Elote Cafe Notebook Signing

Posted on: August 26th, 2017

Hear Chef Jeff Smedstad’s discuss his new cookbook, Elote Cafe Notebook, plus learn about his history as a chef and author ast the special booksigning, September 11th. Sedona is one of those places that just fills my heart with joy. The drive alone, rounding around the red rocks immediately blankets me in calm. There’s a slower... Read More
Shake Shack: Recipes & Stories Cookbook to hit shelves soon

Get a Bite of the New Shake Shack Cookbook

Posted on: May 9th, 2017

Do you love everything about Shake Shack? If the answer is yes and heading out to one of the three Valley locations isn’t always an option, you will love this news! Sales for the new Shake Shack Cookbook, Shake Shack: Recipes & Stories go live on May 16th. You can pick up your very own... Read More
Memphis Grills Shares 10 Reasons to Cook Over Wood

Memphis Grills Shares 10 Reasons to Cook Over Wood

Posted on: April 20th, 2017

Cooking outside is a tradition in the Valley of the Sun. It’s all about the flavor with hearty meats and sauces. But grilling and smoking is time consuming – even uncomfortable in the Phoenix climate. If you could bring the convenience of your indoor kitchen outdoors, you’d do that, right? Add fantastic flavor and... Read More
Elote Cafe Notebook

Elote Cafe Notebook | James Beard Awards-Semifinalist New Cookbook

Posted on: April 19th, 2017

Nationally recognized Arizona chef and restaurateur, Jeff Smedstad of the Elote Cafe in Sedona is proud to announce the release of his latest cookbook, entitled Elote Cafe Notebook, in early July. Available at bookstores and online sellers, the 280-page, 200-recipe Elote Cafe Notebook ($35) is a follow-up to Smedstad’s top-selling “Elote Cafe Cookbook,” (presently in its... Read More

Events

shop small this small business saturday

Shop Small on Small Business Saturday

Posted on: November 21st, 2017

Can you believe Thanksgiving is just a few days away? This month has absolutely flown by. Thoughts of Thanksgiving inevitably lead to thoughts of Black Friday and all the amazing deals that seemingly every store wants you to know about. If you’re a fan of deep discounts and supporting local businesses, you’re going to... Read More
foodie prom

My First Foodie Prom | The 2017 World Food Championships

Posted on: November 19th, 2017

In the last few years, I have heard quite a bit about the World Food Championships. I have met several Valley folks that have competed as well as a few others in my travels that were seasoned competitors. I thought I knew what the WFC was all about, but I had no idea. I... Read More

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