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Napa Sauvignon Blancs: Excellence

Posted on: January 31st, 2011 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

Over the past several years, the Napa Valley vintners struck back at worldwide competition in several white wine varietals with beautiful results.  And of course, we all benefit.  But this year’s huge inventory of Sauvignon Blancs can make any shopper’s head spin.  However, there’s a bonus, many are excellent!  So take advantage of the... Read More

Food Truck Fridays

Posted on: January 30th, 2011 by Amy Martin 6 Comments

One of the most fun food adventures to hit the Downtown Phoenix Public Market lately is Food Truck Fridays. Every Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the trucks gather in the parking lot of the market like a wagon train circling the tables and chairs. The trucks themselves are bright and colorful and... Read More

The Beefy Malbec

Posted on: January 30th, 2011 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

Now that many of the original French grape varietals are under cultivation throughout the world, some countries have started to develop reputations as “specialists” in wine made from particular grapes.  This has occurred even while many traditional vintners continue to blend wines from many varietals to achieve their flavor objectives. One of the most... Read More

Chinese Grub at Sunshine Moon Peking Pub

Posted on: January 28th, 2011 by Amy Martin No Comments

Recently, we had the pleasure of attending a blogger dinner at Sunshine Moon Peking Pub, a new Chinese spot nestled in Old Town Scottsdale. The restaurant is product of Rich Sullivan (who was involved in the original concept for P.F. Chang’s and behind Scottsdale’s 5th & Wine) and his wife, Dr. Julie Chandler. Rich greeted each of... Read More

Going ‘All In’ with the Sin City Smashburger

Posted on: January 28th, 2011 by Rodney Hartwig No Comments

It looks like Phoenix area Smashburger locations have gotten just a little bit more “sin-ful” for the next month. Starting Monday, January 17, “sin-sational” Sin City Smashburger has been available on the menu at your nearest Smashburger, a nationally acclaimed industry-leading “better burger” restaurant, is bringing its “sin-sational” Sin City Smashburger. Until now, this... Read More

Saddle Up For a Good Time at Cadillac Ranch

Posted on: January 27th, 2011 by Taryn Jeffries 1 Comment

That is the motto at Tempe Marketplace’s Cadillac Ranch, and I believe there is no tagline that could be more fitting for Chef Chris Osborn’s first restaurant.  Don’t be confused by the name, this is not a franchise.  Although there are several Cadillac Ranch’s out there, and you may even see Chris’ location on... Read More

Interview with Chris Osborn of Cadillac Ranch

Posted on: January 27th, 2011 by Taryn Jeffries 1 Comment

Taryn Jeffries interviews Chris Osborn of Cadillac Ranch: PhoenixBites, Taryn Jeffries: What prompted your entry into the culinary world? Chris Osborn: My family has been in the business for years and years and years. I actually like really, really young decided to start trying to learn to cook. I would watch my Saturday morning... Read More

Hoping to Make This Valentine’s Day Unforgettable?

Posted on: January 26th, 2011 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

Trying to figure out what to do with your sweetheart this year for Valentine’s Day?  The Four Seasons Resort is offering up several options worth looking into. On Saturday, February 12th, the resort will host a “Perfect Pairing” couples’ cooking class, highlighting a four-course menu ideal for taking the romance home on Valentine’s Day... Read More

Cookie Decorators Wanted! Join our Drop in and Decorate Party!

Posted on: January 24th, 2011 by Taryn Jeffries 1 Comment

PhoenixBites is giving back to the community with our inaugural Drop In and Decorate Party.  Drop in and Decorate is an organization who’s mission is to build bridges of caring and respect between groups within their own communities, and to offer a more personal way for people to make a difference. We do that with... Read More

Paso Robles Wine Week Brings the Grand Tasting Tour to the Valley

Posted on: January 20th, 2011 by Amy Martin No Comments

February 7th-11th, Paso Robles Wine Country brings the Paso Robles Wine Week to Scottsdale with an exciting schedule of festivities including the Grand Tasting Tour. Wine enthusiasts are invited to experience a series of events spotlighting over 30 California winemakers, winery owners and representatives. The Paso Robles Wine Week events will include a wide... Read More

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