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Not-so-secret 20s themed speakeasy opens at the Biltmore

Posted on: July 31st, 2013 by Amy Martin No Comments

Lovers of all things vintage and retro will have a new, very “exclusive” hang-out now that the Arizona Biltmore has opened a 20s-themed speakeasy. The resort has recreated its legendary original “Mystery Room,” a secret speakeasy that was hidden in the resort’s main building. The lively era of the 20s will be brought back to life with... Read More

8 hot spots for summer cocktail cooldowns

Posted on: July 29th, 2013 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

I can’t think of a better way to beat our summer’s crazy hot temperatures than with an icy refreshing cocktail. Thankfully for all of us, I’m not the only one with that thought. Check out these great summer cocktail options at your favorite local dining spots! Ben and Jack’s Steakhouse Basil Buddha Hand Lemon... Read More

Blue Hound Kitchen goes retro

Posted on: July 26th, 2013 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

Anyone that knows me, knows how much I love a theme. I’m also a little obsessed with anything having to do with the 50s. Imagine my delight to hear that Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails is hosting a 50s inspired cocktail pairing dinner. Recently there have been many food trends taking over the culinary... Read More

Sextant’s Zinfandel: Smooth and downright sneaky

Posted on: July 25th, 2013 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

If you are planning to rustle up a batch of barbeque ribs soon, don’t forget to pick up a bottle of Zinfandel.  And with the next vintage now hitting the shelves, there are a lot to pick from.  These also include a few names from Paso Robles that are not seen that often, making... Read More

Recipe: Prickly Pear Margarita from Ben & Jack’s Steakhouse

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

Whether you’re celebrating National Tequila Day or looking for a cool drink to quench your summer thirst, the Ben & Jack’s Steakhouse Prickly Pear Margarita is a refreshing blend of tequila, agave nectar and fruity juices sure to satisfy your tequila craving! Check out the recipe below… Prickly Pear Margarita 2 ounces Reposado Tequila... Read More

It’s just the tequila talking

Posted on: July 23rd, 2013 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

Sometimes I look at the celebratory food days and wonder, ‘Who the heck comes up with these things?’ I began some research to find out when and how the day originated and came up with a lot of speculation and not a lot of facts. Then I sat for a moment and decided that... Read More

Let Capital Grille wine and dine you this summer

Posted on: July 22nd, 2013 by Amy Martin No Comments

Who doesn’t love to be wined and dined? Beat the heat this summer by heading indoors at The Capital Grille to take advantage of their Generous Pour event. Whether you consider yourself a wine novice or aficionado, Generous Pour allows you to enjoy as many as seven different varietals from California’s top winemakers, each... Read More

Chef’s Collection Series

Posted on: July 17th, 2013 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

Top of the Rock Restaurant at The Buttes is hosting an enticing summer promotion called, the Chef’s Collection. Every Thursday through August 29th, a local chef will be hosting a dinner in which local Valley Chefs will join the Chefs at The Buttes to create a menu that asserts awareness of local farms, produce... Read More

One of Napa Valley’s Pinot Noir oases: Failla

Posted on: July 17th, 2013 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

Many people who love Pinot Noir may find themselves coming up a little “short” during a tasting tour of Napa Valley.  But with careful planning, it is possible to work around this limitation and imbibe in some of the best Pinots that California’s North Coast has to offer. Of course visiting Carneros is a... Read More

Wine Wars at Cowboy Ciao

Posted on: July 16th, 2013 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

When wine-pros get together for a showdown the result can only be, well, intoxicating. On Wednesday, July 17th John Germain of Vintage 95 and Cowboy Ciao’s own Peter Kasperski will be duking it out in the latest Sommelier Showdown. Expect to indulge in 5 courses and imbibe on 10 wines for only $60 per person... Read More

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