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Los Sombreros Tasting Menu

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

While Los Sombrero’s owner Azucena Tovar is slight in stature, that is hardly an insight to her character. She has a delightfully playful personality and a huge passion for her restaurant and the food that is created within her kitchen. Once a year, Azucena takes a trip to her hometown of San Miguel De... Read More

Enter to win a $50 gift card for Arizona Restaurant Week

Posted on: August 28th, 2013 by Amy Martin 1 Comment

If you haven’t mapped your outings for our upcoming Arizona Restaurant Week… get on it! With 60 of the Valley’s best and most notable restaurants participating, you’re sure to find many you won’t want to miss out on. Offered Saturday, September 21st through Sunday, September 29th, you’ll have the opportunity to dine at participating... Read More

Arrogant Butcher’s Final Brews & Banter Dinner Peaks

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

Beer Dinners are my favorite, and when I hear that the brews to be featured are local creations from Four Peaks Brewing Company, my heart gets all warm and happy. The Arrogant Butcher has announced that the final craft beer dinner in the Brews & Banter series will feature not only an exceptional menu... Read More

Don’t go bacon my heart

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

While it’s been around for eons, bacon has been the darling of the culinary world; recently showing up in ice cream, covered in chocolate, topping donuts and now Sprinkles is giving bacon a leading role in their newest cupcake flavor. Sprinkles is introducing their Maple Bacon Cupcake which will be available for purchase from... Read More

Cowboy Ciao gets cheeky with Arizona Inspired Cocktails

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

With the monsoons only seconds away, we all need a great spot to view the storms and have a cleverly crafted cocktail. Cowboy Ciao is home to not only some amazing Arizona fare, but also creative mixologist. Alexandria ‘Pixie’ Bowler has created some clever and enticing cocktails. The names will pull you in and... Read More

Don’t Fear The Reaper: Blue Hound Doomsday Dinner

Posted on: August 20th, 2013 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

It cannot be argued that Chef Stephen Jones has created a stellar menu at the Blue Hound Kitchen. Turns out he had a little more magic left over and has come up with some creative themed dinners. Back in July, I had the opportunity to attend the 50’s themed dinner, and it was nothing short... Read More

Santa Rita Hills: Surprising Pinot Noirs north of L.A.

Posted on: August 19th, 2013 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

In most of California’s wine growing areas, microclimates are created by mountains that block cool winds from the ocean, creating hot days and cool nights.  But Santa Rita Hills is known for how the mountains don’t block, but actually funnel, the ocean air inland 24/7. So, even though the sun in this Santa Barbara... Read More

Ancient Peaks Cabernet: Soil plus climate equals luscious

Posted on: August 13th, 2013 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

Contrary to conventional “wine wisdom”, when it comes to California’s Cabernet Sauvignons, they are not all are created equal.  In fact, their taste can vary to the point of distraction.  Even when produced in the same geographic area, it sometimes seems like the same grape isn’t even contained within the glass! This is especially... Read More

Sunday Funday at Cityscape

Posted on: August 9th, 2013 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

My most recent experience with downtown Phoenix was focused around my three month stint of jury duty, so it goes without saying that I have some less than stellar memories of my time there. Luckily for me, and you, CityScape has some great promotions through the end of August with their launch of Sunday... Read More

The S’more the Merrier!

Posted on: August 8th, 2013 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

S’mores typically conjure up a picture in your mind of happy faces around a campfire, surrounded by cool winds in the pines and tent somewhere close by. If you’re like me and not big on camping, fret not. August 10th is National S’mores Day and you can easily enjoy the comforting taste of s’mores... Read More

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