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Recipe: Chef Eric Finney’s Yukon Gold Custard Potatoes

Posted on: March 28th, 2012 by Amy Martin No Comments

For this week’s recipe, we’re delighted to share Chef Eric Finney’s March recipe for his Yukon Gold Custard Potatoes. Who doesn’t love potatoes?! Recipe description: Ditch the boring boiled potatoes and run-of-the mill potato salads and instead whip up this deceptively easy Yukon Gold Custard Potatoes recipe – with only 5 ingredients! Rich cream gives the... Read More

How I spent my 15 minutes…on Check Please Arizona

Posted on: March 28th, 2012 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

Andy Warhol was quoted as saying, “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.” I may need to borrow some time from a few people. Quite a while ago we became aware of a local show, Check Please Arizona and immediately ran an article about it. We loved the premise, which brings... Read More

Vintage ’10 looking lighter: Sebastopol Hills Pinot Noir

Posted on: March 28th, 2012 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

Once again, Trader Joe’s continues to support the low cost trend in Pinot Noir wine with another very good under $10 selection.  This one comes from California’s Sonoma Coast (Russian River), and is not only a fine example of wine from that appellation, but it’s also a great value. Its label indicates that this... Read More

WingstockAZ: Where chicken and music meet

Posted on: March 27th, 2012 by Taryn Jeffries 1 Comment

Can you think of anything better than delicious, saucy chicken wings and great music to welcome the warmer days of the year? No need to because WingstockAZ is coming to Mesa on Saturday, April 7th at the Mesa Amphitheatre from 11am to 5pm. I have to say, this sounds like a really great family-friendly event you... Read More

SOL heats up Scottsdale Quarter

Posted on: March 26th, 2012 by Amy Martin No Comments

Last Tuesday, SOL Mexican Cocina opened its second location (the original is appointed in Newport Beach, CA, opened in 2009) at Scottsdale Quarter in the old Parc Central space and it’s already received some positive buzz. The restaurant offers Executive Chef Deborah Schneider’s fresh, modern interpretation of authentic coastal cuisine and strives to keep... Read More

En Blum on the Roof

Posted on: March 24th, 2012 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

En Blum – a delicate name for a fierce new catering company and event space. En Blum on the roof is the newest Tempe special event venue. Situated atop of the Comerica building in the heart of Downtown Tempe, this location provides amazing views of Tempe ‘A’ Mountain, Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe City Hall, Mill Avenue,... Read More

Transport Shock: Shaken and Stirred

Posted on: March 24th, 2012 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

Most of us never give much thought to what happens to a bottle of wine as it rides in a truck rolling on down the road.  And most of the time, using modern packaging techniques, those bottles arrive just fine, relieving us from worry.  But what about the shake, rattle and roll?  Does all... Read More

Recap: A staycation at Camelback Inn

Posted on: March 16th, 2012 by Amy Martin 1 Comment

Continuing my recap of a Valley staycation while my cousin visited last month, we booked a room for a one night stay hoping for some quiet time away. Where did we go? Camelback Inn. Did you know this resort was Marriott’s first resort and launched the corporation’s ‘resort network’, which now includes over 20... Read More

Joya Spa: A Moroccan getaway without leaving town

Posted on: March 14th, 2012 by Amy Martin No Comments

A couple of days ago, I recapped an Afternoon Tea experience that I enjoyed with my cousin Chelsie while she visited Phoenix for the first time. Another experience on my list of ‘must-do’ on her stay here was a stop at my favorite spa in the Valley: Joya Spa. The two-story, 31,000 square foot... Read More

Super Italian Sangiovese from Rosso di Montalcino

Posted on: March 14th, 2012 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

If you’ve been steering clear of Italian Chianti wines because they seem a little too acidic and watered down, you may want to give one of Chianti’s neighbors a try, Rosso di Montalcino.  Located about 70 miles southwest of Italy’s Chianti region,Rosso di Montalcino’s Sangiovese wines are definitely bigger. Most of the difference is... Read More

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