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A Royal Affaire

Posted on: April 28th, 2011 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

In case you have been living under a rock for the last few months, there is a bit of an event happening tomorrow: The Royal Wedding. I feel a little aged saying this, but I remember sitting beside my Grandmother watching the first televised Royal Wedding of one Princess Diana in 1981. While my Grandmother... Read More

Chris Galli Returns to Petite Maison for Friday’s Staff Meal

Posted on: April 27th, 2011 by Amy Martin No Comments

The long awaited ‘Welcome Back Staff Meal’ is upon us! The “twitter-legendary” hipster (aka Chris Galli) has returned to our city from his journey and is scheduled to suit up again in Petite Maison’s kitchen for this Friday’s Staff Meal. And, he’s bringing a Hawaiian flair to the menu with influence from his travels.... Read More

Zinfandel Blends for an Interesting Effect

Posted on: April 25th, 2011 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

Many who have experienced a good Zinfandel will attest to the fact that “Zin” is at its best when it’s chasing after a big plate of barbequed whatever.  But drink a Zinfandel by itself or with non-barbeque entrée, then the big jammy finish, spiciness, and alcohol heat can be a little much. So unless... Read More

Prado Chef Peter DeRuvo Plans “Out Like a Lamb” Spring Dinner for Friday the 13th

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

Chef Peter DeRuvo is at it again with his “whole beasting” – this time, planning a multiple-course lamb dinner scheduled for Friday, May 13th.  Leave your superstitions at home as this will be a dinner that you won’t want to miss. Personally, I believe you make your own luck any way – and if... Read More

Easter 2011: Where to Brunch

Posted on: April 19th, 2011 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

Looking to spend sometime with Peter Cottontail or have some decadent Easter brunch? We have laid out the Bunny Trail for you! Where to Brunch This Easter Bloom In addition to the regular menu, the boutique-style restaurant will offer special holiday entrees, including Alaskan Halibut with sweet corn and spring squash ratatouille ($26); and a... Read More

Kitchen 56 Offers American Fare in Arcadia

Posted on: April 19th, 2011 by Amy Martin No Comments

Kitchen 56, located the heart of Arcadia on the Southeast corner of 56th Street and Indian School, is such an adorable spot that we jumped at the chance to try out the menu. The structure itself is unmistakably charming – as it was originally constructed in 1961 as a Humble/Enco full-service gas station and... Read More

Saturdays: Cooking Classes with Chef Peter DeRuvo

Posted on: April 18th, 2011 by Amy Martin No Comments

Did you know that Prado, InterContinental Montelucia Resort & Spa’s award-winning signature restaurant, offers cooking classes on Saturdays with Chef Peter DeRuvo? If you didn’t, now you do (and simply put – you need to go!). We’ve been raving endlessly about Prado, the adventuresome tapas menu, the resort, its entire staff and, of course,... Read More

When School’s Out and “They’re Here”: It’s L’Ecole

Posted on: April 18th, 2011 by Tom Peiffer 1 Comment

When the family “cats and dogs” show up “on holiday” (as they say in the U.K.), why not serve something that goes well with just about everything on the grill?  Not too heavy, not too tart, not too “catty”, and not too wimpy, L’Ecole (French for The School) Cabernet from Walla Walla Washington is... Read More

Guide: Weekend Bites April 15th-17th

Posted on: April 15th, 2011 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 April 15th-17th. Friday, April 15th 3:30-6:30pm – Tax Relief Celebration at McCormick & Schmick’s This Friday and Monday from 3:30-6:30 pm, appetizers are just $1.95. Drink specials... Read More

Pointe Me to the Bunny Trail!

Posted on: April 15th, 2011 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

Next weekend will be hopping with tons of Easter activity at the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort. Well known for their family-friendly experience, the resort is going to have everything from Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, egg decorating, a good old-fashioned Hoedown as well as the much anticipated Easter Egg Hunt and decadent Easter... Read More

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