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Food Truck Caravan rolls in to Old Town Scottsdale

Posted on: May 31st, 2013 by Amy Martin 2 Comments

There’s no denying that the ‘food truck craze’ isn’t showing signs of dwindling down any time soon. Some of the best plates of food I’ve ever eaten have come straight off of a truck, but it’s not always easy for me to track down my favorites. Living in Scottsdale, I’m lucky to be able... Read More

Taggia: A love story

Posted on: May 30th, 2013 by Taryn Jeffries 2 Comments

I have a new chef crush and I’m not afraid to admit it. This is not just for his boyish good looks or his charismatic personality; he is a beast in the kitchen. I recently had the opportunity to attend a TweetUp at Taggia Restaurant and Lounge at Firesky Resort and Spa and with... Read More

Summer trip to Italy… no passport required!

Posted on: May 30th, 2013 by Amy Martin 2 Comments

So what if you don’t have your passport… or loads of extra money in the bank to fund an international summer vacay? Join Executive Chef Christopher Nicosia this summer at one of the Valley’s most picturesque restaurants for a culinary exploration of Italy. No passport required! SASSI recently announced its Summer Food & Wine... Read More

New summer specials at Salty Sow

Posted on: May 29th, 2013 by Amy Martin No Comments

To kick off the season, Salty Sow (the new head-to-tail dining gastropub located near Cactus & Tatum and brainchild of Guy & Larry’s Restaurants, owners of Roaring Fork and soon-to-be-opened Hopdoddy) has announced new summer specials available through September 30th. The restaurant will close for lunch, but will begin Reverse Happy Hour (9pm-close) with... Read More

10 Products for Summer Cooking

Posted on: May 28th, 2013 by Amy Martin No Comments

To kick off the new season, we’ve highlighted a few of our favorite kitchen products, gagdets and tools to help survive the heat, pool parties and summer entertaining. Check out our favorite 10 products for summer cooking below. Have a favorite product that we didn’t include? Leave us a comment and tell us why... Read More

When wine is cheaper than beer

Posted on: May 27th, 2013 by Tom Peiffer 1 Comment

One of the most amusing debates over the perfect beverage to consume with Italian cuisine is the Wine versus Beer banter.  There is always someone who says that beer and pizza is a match made in heaven.  Then there’s the wine with spaghetti discussion.  But one debate that often gets glossed over is the... Read More

Mill Avenue’s Gringo-Star Street Bar

Posted on: May 24th, 2013 by Dennis Eckhoff No Comments

Mill Avenue’s Gringo-Star Street Bar mixes some very of-the-moment trends with vintage fun in hopes of becoming the newest day-drinking destination for Tempe’s youthful crowd.  Gringo-Star has co-opted elements of the modern street art scene, the “food truck revolution”, and the booming wave of 90s nostalgia to create a lively, unique environment that shouldn’t... Read More

Looking for a platform of clean eating?

Posted on: May 24th, 2013 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

Often times, I find myself working to make changes in my life; be it food, lifestyle or organizational changes. With the whole world wide web at my fingertips, I am an expert at making lists, printing out menus and workout plans. My point of weakness is always in the area of support. While some... Read More

Eat like a kid at Chompie’s

Posted on: May 22nd, 2013 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

As a parent of a school aged child, we have had many discussions in my home regarding bullying. It’s a frightening concept and something that I hope that my children are never the victim or cause of. One Valley eatery is inviting you to help stop bullying in its tracks, starting with your stomach!... Read More

Beat the heat with some cool summer cocktail classes at El Chorro

Posted on: May 21st, 2013 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

Here’s a newsflash: Summer is coming… and it’s sure to be a scorcher. Obviously, this comes to no surprise to any of us. While Arizona has all but completely bypassed spring, the temps are creeping up and soon enough there will be nothing but 100 degree temps in our future until early October! Valley... Read More

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