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Be KIND to your lunchbox

Posted on: September 30th, 2013 by Amy Martin No Comments

Whether the lunchbox you pack every morning shows off brightly-colored Hello Kitty faces and fluorescent images of SpongeBob… or is just a simple, brown paper bag you’re toting to work, coming up with a variety of healthy snack ideas that don’t require any refrigeration can be a bit of a struggle. Praised by adults... Read More

Top of the Rock September Dinner Benefits Habitat for Humanity

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

Every month, Top of the Rock hosts a special month long special menu with items not found on their traditional menu. Each month the selected charity will receive five dollars from each dinner sold. For the duration of September that recipient will be Habitat For Humanity of Central Arizona.   For only $34.95 you... Read More

Change it up: Grilled game hens and Pinot Noir

Posted on: September 26th, 2013 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

Tempted to drag out the burgers and beer again for this year’s late season barbeques?  Maybe this time you may want to “go poultry” and change it up a little, nothing major, just “Hens and Pinot”.  This combination has been tested over and over, and for a cookout that’s a little different, it’s worth... Read More

Give a gift, get rewarded!

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

September is Hunger Awareness Month and thousands of restaurants nationwide are raising money to support Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry ®.  With over 16 million American children facing hunger on a daily basis, I can’t think of a better initiative. Last year $5.9 million dollars were raised for the organization. The donated funds... Read More

Wine Not?

Posted on: September 19th, 2013 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

With Fall officially upon us, whether it feels like it or not, so begins the start of wine harvest season. According the the California Wine Institute, there are 20 million people who visit California’s wineries for tours and tastings each year. No need for us to make a trip out of state to have... Read More

Rhone varietal hill country: Alta Colina in Paso Robles

Posted on: September 18th, 2013 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

If you’re searching for top notch wines made with Rhone varietal grapes here in the US, the somewhat elusive hunt for them can force you to venture well off the beaten path.  And the extreme is tracking down great Mourvèdre and Grenache wines, but the rewards are worth it. One of the best places... Read More

Win It: $50 Spa & Wellness Gift Card by Spa Week

Posted on: September 16th, 2013 by Amy Martin No Comments

Fall is right around the corner and that means… so is Spa Weeks’ Fall Event!  Today, Spa Week announced its list of participating spas for this year’s Spa Week Fall 2013 Event, which takes place from October 14th-20th. During Spa Week (which I refer to as ‘seven days of bliss’), participating local spas across... Read More

Hillside Spot casual dining: Gourmet food and wine in the ‘Tuke

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

For many of us, when deciding where to go for an informal dining experience, great food and wine are essentials to consider in the final choice.  And you can bet that good restaurants know all too well about this basic key to success. But the only the best restaurants totally understand that you can’t... Read More

Win it: $50 gift card to Roy’s Restaurant and enjoy Prix Fixe Mondays

Posted on: September 12th, 2013 by Amy Martin 23 Comments

Craving a bit of Hawaiian flare? You’re in luck! Roy’s Restaurant recently re-launched its ‘My Prix Fixe Monday’ program where guests can enjoy a choice of an appetizer and an entrée for $29.95.  To celebrate the return of Prix Fixe Mondays, we’re excited to announce a giveaway—one of our readers will win a $50... Read More

MasterChef holds open casting call in Phoenix on October 5th

Posted on: September 6th, 2013 by Amy Martin 1 Comment

So you think you can cook?? Get ready for the chance to prove it on national television–let your culinary chops shine at the upcoming Open Casting Call for MasterChef Season 5 here in Phoenix! The show is looking for amateur home cooks (no professionals allowed), so don’t be intimidated if you have no formal... Read More

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