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Thirsty Lion Pub and Grill Opens at Tempe Marketplace November 1st

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

Tomorrow, November 1st, Thirsty Lion Pub and Grill, deemed an ‘upscale casual gastro style pub and grill’, opens its first Arizona location at Tempe Marketplace. The interior will feature wood-paneled walls, modern lighting and 15 60-inch plasma TVs. Offering a variety of 52 local craft, import and domestic beers on draft, Thirsty Lion Pub... Read More

An Alternative White Wine Buy: Victor Hugo Viognier

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

From time to time, the valley is visited by representatives from one of the country’s most interesting wine regions, Paso Robles. During these visits we get a lot of personal attention from winery experts who we don’t normally get to talk to. And this means inside tips on good wines at great prices. One... Read More

Different Pointe of View Announces Fall/Spring Schedule of Insider’s View Dinner Series

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

Different Pointe of View, easily one of the Valley’s best restaurants, recently announced their fall and spring schedule for the Insider’s View Dinner Series. The next installment of the series is scheduled for Friday, November 4th. Different from a typical winemaker’s dinner, Executive Chef of DPOV, Anthony DeMuro, hosts the event and prepares the... Read More

Scottsdale Firefighters Heat Up Annual Charity Dinner

Posted on: October 26th, 2011 by Amy Martin 1 Comment

On November 13th, Scottsdale Firefighters, dignitaries and city leaders will be attending the 2011 Scottsdale Firefighters Charities Dinner held at Mastro’s City Hall Steakhouse in Scottsdale and you are invited! The annual dinner honors our Valley heroes and will raise money for local charities. The evening will begin with a cocktail hour and silent... Read More
Recap: Arizona Taco Festival Dos

Recap: Arizona Taco Festival Dos

Posted on: October 26th, 2011 by Rodney Hartwig No Comments

What can be said about the Arizona Taco Festival?  This is a cacophony of sights, smells, sounds, experiences. There are dozens of food booths, a VIP tent, a tequila tasting tent, a party tent, a music stage, and then, in the very far corner, the dustiest, most forgotten corner of the event, just past... Read More

This Week: Sierra Bonita Grill Offers Complimentary Bag of Roasted Chiles After Your Meal

Posted on: October 24th, 2011 by Amy Martin 1 Comment

Make plans to head to Sierra Bonita Grill, located near the corner of 7th Street and Glendale Avenue, this week for dinner and receive a complimentary bag of their Roasted Chiles on your way out! Photo caption left: Restaurant Owner, Nate Hopper, roasts chiles. The promotion is a token of thanks for the community’s... Read More

Echoes of the Harvest: Aging Wines Gracefully

Posted on: October 24th, 2011 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

A favorite pastime for wine collectors is “managing the old stuff”. But it’s a challenge, because even the best wines reach their peak at different times. Some are wonderful after 4 years and some are perfect after 15 years. And once the wine is purchased, it’s the buyer’s job to decide when to drink... Read More

Got plans? The 8th Annual Uncorked & Unplugged Is Set to Rock Desert Ridge Marketplace October 23

Posted on: October 21st, 2011 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

With each year, this event seems to get bigger and better. Set amongst the festive backdrop of Desert Ridge Marketplace on Sunday, Oct. 23 from 6pm-9pm, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale presents the 8th Annual Uncorked & Unplugged event. Check out the amazing list of restaurant partners who will be offering... Read More

Four Seasons Hosts Holiday-Themed Wine Tweetup on November 9

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

Four Seasons hosts their second annual virtual wine tasting on Twitter, pairing sparkling wines with holiday treats on November 9. Locals can attend the live Tweetup on site at Four Seasons Troon North’s Onyx Bar & Lounge, one of the Four Seasons participating locations. If you can’t attend in person, join in on the... Read More

GoodyTwos Toffee Company Offers Free Goody Bags on Halloween to Celebrate Grand Opening

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

The adorable mother/daughter team of GoodyTwos Toffee Company has outgrown their former location and has moved to new, larger shop at 70th Street and Shea, in the former Herb Box location. A grand opening celebration will take place on October 31st with a ribbon cutting by Mayor Jim Lane at 4pm. That same day, the... Read More

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