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4th of July 2013: Where to celebrate

Posted on: June 28th, 2013 by Taryn Jeffries 1 Comment

Back when I was younger and living in Illinois, 4th of July meant huge family picnics in a local park lasting throughout the afternoon and the evening; wrapping up only after the big finale. Since I have lived in Arizona, it’s been just too hot to even think about an outdoor picnic, and to... Read More

The Herb Box’s Summer Supper Series

Posted on: June 27th, 2013 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

Looking to travel this weekend? Save your airline miles and take off on a culinary journey through The Herb Box’s Summer Supper Series. For the second summer on every Tuesday and Wednesday through July 31st, Executive Chef Becky Windels will transport you to Germany, Vietnam, and Korea among other locations through a prix fixe... Read More

What’s your scoop?

Posted on: June 26th, 2013 by Amy Martin No Comments

If you’ve checked the forecast for this weekend, then you’ve probably already made plans to stay indoors like I have with the upcoming nearly-120-degree temperatures. The only positive of this scorching heat is the excuse to eat frozen treats whenever I want… and that includes ice cream! Since the excessive heat warnings have us... Read More

Sizzling summer specials

Posted on: June 26th, 2013 by Taryn Jeffries 1 Comment

Not only is summer a great time to beat the heat by letting someone else deal with the heat in the kitchen, it’s also a great time to sample updated menus at some of your favorite spots around town. Summer brings about a new agricultural harvest which means some restaurants are switching things up... Read More
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Eat Like a Bachelor: Interview with Arie Luyendyk Jr.

Posted on: June 24th, 2013 by Amy Martin 1 Comment

We love talking to locals and learning about their favorite spots around town. Whether their suggestions are restaurants I already have or haven’t been, it always sets off a new craving that must be satisfied… immediately. *Photo credit: Michael Voorhees I recently had a chance to interview a local. Not just any local. Arie Luyendyk... Read More

Finding a mate for sushi

Posted on: June 23rd, 2013 by Amy Martin No Comments

Sushi’s traditional wine partner has always been Sake and few who have ever enjoyed a feast at a Japanese restaurant would argue the point.  But there are times during a sweltering Arizona summer when hot Sake is just a little too much.  And cold Sake is just plain sacrilege, so what to do? After... Read More

Little Cleo’s Fish House Open at The Yard

Posted on: June 17th, 2013 by Amy Martin No Comments

Stepping foot into the new Little Cleo’s fish house in North Central Phoenix hardly feels like you’re in a Fox Restaurant. Sure, it has some recognizable design elements of Fox RC, but the low-key, East Coast vibe of this seafood restaurant makes you feel as if you’ve just found a hidden spot that only... Read More

Enjoying old wines: Consistently age-worthy is the word

Posted on: June 15th, 2013 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

When it comes to racking now and tasting later, well-aged red wines require consistency.  Erratically produced wines, especially those that don’t come cheap, are no fun when consumed years down the road. So, there is one way to improve your odds of success when the cork’s finally popped.  Stick with a consistent producer, from... Read More

Kelly’s Anniversary on June 20th

Posted on: June 14th, 2013 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

Hard to believe that Kelly’s at SouthBridge is about to celebrate their anniversary, but you can trust that they will be throwing a roaring party. On June 20th, beginning at 7pm, you’re invited to Kelly’s Annual Affair which will be a retro fete inspired by the Art Deco Style of the Roaring 20s and... Read More

Summer grilling tips from Ben & Jack’s

Posted on: June 13th, 2013 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

Did you know that June is National Steakhouse Month? With the temperatures rising it seems to be perfect timing. Who wants to turn the stove on when it’s over 100 degrees outside? It’s the perfect time to grab a cold drink and fire up the grill. Chef Admir Alibasic of Ben & Jack’s Steakhouse has offered up some... Read More

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