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Cooks & Chords Culinary Event Fights MS on September 10th

Posted on: August 31st, 2011 by Amy Martin 1 Comment

The 5th Annual Cooks & Chords culinary fundraiser is set for Saturday, September 10th from 6pm-9pm at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale. Guests will enjoy bites and sips from Valley restaurants while raising money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The indoor event will feature culinary station of chef-prepared dishes, beverages (wine, beer and spirits will... Read More

Bobby Flay Visits Scottsdale on September 25th for Book Tour

Posted on: August 31st, 2011 by Amy Martin 1 Comment

On September 25th, head to Sur la Table at Kierland Commons for The Bar Americain Cookbook Book Tour. Bobby Flay will be present to host a Q&A from 11am-11:30am with the book signing following at 11:30am-2pm. The tour kicks off in New Jersey on September 20th with the release of the new cookbook. Read the... Read More

Interview with Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak’s Executive Chef Kenneth Arneson

Posted on: August 31st, 2011 by Amy Martin 1 Comment

A few months back, we had the pleasure of interviewing Kenneth Arneson, Executive Chef of Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak after the menu at Hole-in-the-Wall was revamped. Since he’s such a nifty guy, we wanted to do a follow-up to dig a little deeper. Chef Ken joined Pointe Hilton less than a year ago (October... Read More

Deal of the Week: Half Off at Canteen Modern Tequila

Posted on: August 31st, 2011 by Amy Martin No Comments

At Canteen Modern Tequila, located on Mill Avenue in Tempe, get your ‘tacos and tequila’ on! Offering over 120 kinds of tequila and a variety of unique tacos, the food is a fusion of sorts from the Chef’s heritage of Mexico, his travels of Spain and culinary training in France. Head over to LocalDines.com... Read More

CalNaturale: Gluten-free, Dairy-free Protein Shakes & Eco-Friendly Wines

Posted on: August 30th, 2011 by Amy Martin No Comments

Now more than ever, people are becoming increasingly aware of their carbon footprint and food/beverage brands across the globe are making ‘green’ efforts in product manufacturing to give us a hand. These tiny eco-friendly changes aren’t so tiny though. The more people who participate in these “tiny” changes, the bigger effect we’ll have, together.... Read More

Riesling: A Taste Held in Balance

Posted on: August 29th, 2011 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

When it comes to Rieslings, most people think one thing, sweet. They remind of after-dinner wines quaffed along with dessert or sweet seasonal wines served in little glasses with Sorbet between dinner courses. But truly good Rieslings have a lot more to say. Think about it, it has been a favorite banquet wine in... Read More

Get Twisted!

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

You might say that Tommasina Mamola has Marina running in her veins. Her family has been in the restaurant business in the Valley for 26 years and counting with Portofino’s Ristorante Italiano (the location in Surprise now have different owners), San Remo Ristorante and Franco’s Ristorante. Her family is from the old country, Naples... Read More

Pacifico Adventures on Tap Tour Recap

Posted on: August 26th, 2011 by Amy Martin No Comments

The Adventures on Tap tour (as we reported on before) to promote the introduction of Pacifico on tap in the US has come to a close. The journey can be re-travelled through a series of videos they have put together to highlight each of the 5 different kegs that were painted along the way.... Read More

Phoenix Cooks Cooking Classes Lineup

Posted on: August 25th, 2011 by Amy Martin 1 Comment

The 7th Annual Phoenix Cooks! event taking place on the Saturday of Labor Day Weekend at JW Marriot Desert Ridge will offer sixteen 30-minute topical cooking classes on topics ranging from ‘Flat Iron Flexibility’ to ‘The ABC’s of Chardonnay’, to ‘Pate A Choux – Sweet & Savory’. The classes will be taught by chefs and experts in... Read More

Poolside Dining at Hotel Valley Ho

Posted on: August 25th, 2011 by Amy Martin No Comments

Voted as one of the “World’s Coolest Pools” by Travel Leisure, the OH Pool at Hotel Valley Ho is a Valley favorite for sun-soaking and sipping. The pool at the modern-retro themed ‘Valley Ho offers pool-side dining, open to both hotel and non-hotel guests. A standout on the menu is the Orange Sesame Chicken... Read More

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