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Arizona Wine Growers Association Hosts Arizona Wine Festival This Weekend

Posted on: November 30th, 2010 by Amy Martin 1 Comment

This weekend, head out to the 2010 Fall Tempe Festival of the Arts for the Arizona Wine Festival hosted by the Arizona Wine Growers Association. Fourteen Arizona wineries will showcased their finest, along with sales by the bottle or glass. Admission to the wine festival is $12 and includes six tastings and a commemorative... Read More

Hollywood Bites Dinner Series with Philip Rosenthal and Chef Charles Wiley

Posted on: November 30th, 2010 by Amy Martin No Comments

November 18th, I headed out to Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain for their 2nd dinner of the current Hollywood Bites dinner series. Philip Rosenthal, creator and the executive producer of the hit comedy – Everybody Loves Raymond, joined Chef Charles Wiley, executive chef of Scottsdale’s Hotel Valley Ho, for an unforgettable evening. The dinner was... Read More

Check Out an Arizona Winner

Posted on: November 27th, 2010 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

In a local wine tasting contest setup by the FnB restaurant, the big news this year is that Arizona wines are tops.  This was surprising to many who have tasted Arizona wines over the years and have not always been impressed.  However, things keep getting better for those producers who just refuse to give... Read More

Holiday Cookbook: Poached Pears Al Rosso

Posted on: November 23rd, 2010 by Amy Martin No Comments

There are so many inspirations at farmers’ markets this time of the year, and so many opportunities to eat them! Fall to me is about colors; oranges, golds, reds, purples. All the glorious colors of leaves, which, if you dry them between sheets of waxed paper, weighted down by a heavy, large book, make beautiful holiday... Read More

White Road Wines

Posted on: November 23rd, 2010 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

Keeping with the tradition of taking some wine along on a holiday road trip, it is no problem throwing a few white wines in the cooler with the beer.  In fact, many people would rather take a white wine on the road than a red, especially to go with a light snack or picnic... Read More

A Taste of Amaro Pizzeria & Vino Lounge

Posted on: November 22nd, 2010 by Amy Martin No Comments

Amaro Pizzeria & Vino Lounge (closed) recently opened in Cave Creek with efforts of two restaurant and bar industry veterans, Frank Viaro and Tagan Dering (Cowboy Ciao and Kazimierz World Wine Bar). Amaro brings a taste of Old World Italy serving Italian classics, wood-fired pizzas and an impressive collection of wines. The restaurant is... Read More

Local Bistro Opens in Scottsdale on November 24th

Posted on: November 22nd, 2010 by Amy Martin No Comments

This week, a new restaurant opens its doors in Scottsdale on November 24th: Local Bistro. Local Bistro will celebrate the flavors of Italy, France and Spain through its chic, yet still affordable menu. Local Bistro offers traditional European dishes ranging from handmade pastas, wood-burning Neapolitan-style pizzas, chops, steaks, salads and seafood. Some of the... Read More

In The Kitchen with Chef Mel Mecinas of Crescent Moon

Posted on: November 19th, 2010 by Amy Martin 1 Comment

This week, I had the pleasure of attending an “In the Kitchen” event at Crescent Moon  (closed) at Four Seasons Scottsdale. The event was held for local food bloggers to gather, taste and experience the new menu Chef Mel Mecinas has created. Susie Timm of Girl Meats Fork and Kirti Dwivedi of Diya Marketing organized and hosted the event along with... Read More

Chip & Ruby’s Ice Cream and Games Now Open in Scottsdale

Posted on: November 19th, 2010 by Amy Martin No Comments

Who doesn’t like ice cream? Who doesn’t like arcade game? No one… right? The grown-up stresses of life make us all secretly wish that we could be a kid again, enjoying the days when our biggest worry was deciding on a flavor of ice cream, or hoping we’d win that giant stuffed animal everyone wanted... Read More

Weekend Guide November 19th-21st

Posted on: November 19th, 2010 by Amy Martin No Comments

Planning ahead for your weekend out? We’ve highlighted some of our favorite weekend events to make it a little easier (and tastier!). Here’s our Weekend Guide for November 19th-21st. Friday, November 19th Dinner –Talavera’s Long Meadow Ranch Wine Dinner – $95 No plans for dinner tonight? Head on out to Talavera at the Four Seasons... Read More

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