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Say ‘Yes’ to Chimis

Posted on: September 19th, 2011 by Amy Martin No Comments

Did you know that 33 out of 50 states have at least one official state food, but Arizona doesn’t (yet)? To put Arizona on the state food map, Macayo’s Mexican Kitchen is helping to launch a campaign to vote the chimichanga as Arizona’s official state food: the “Check Yes for Chimi!” campaign. Macayo’s Mexican... Read More

Interview with Chef Anthony DeMuro of Different Pointe of View

Posted on: September 14th, 2011 by Amy Martin 3 Comments

We’ve raved about the incredible menu at Different Pointe of View in the past (and still are!), so today we learn more about the brains behind the operation – Executive Chef Anthony DeMuro. A little about his background: He went to the culinary program at Scottsdale Community College and has now been with Hilton... Read More

Phoenix Food Blogger Selected for Emeril’s One-Pot Blogger Cooking Party

Posted on: September 13th, 2011 by Amy Martin No Comments

Theresa Greco, creator of the Food Hunter’s Guide To Cuisine blog, has been selected by William Morrow Cookbooks to participate in their “One-Pot Blogger Cooking Party” to celebrate the release of Emeril Lagasse’s latest cookbook. As one out of twenty total bloggers selected, this is an honored opportunity. Theresa has received an advance copy... Read More

2011 Cooks & Chords Recap

Posted on: September 13th, 2011 by Amy Martin No Comments

Saturday, September 10th, the 2011 Cooks & Chords Fundraiser was held at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale from 6-9pm. The event featured eight culinary stations, each represented by a local restaurant serving up portion-sized samples of their signature bites, and multiple beverage stations offering wine, beer and mixed drinks. Live entertainment was provided by... Read More

The Artisanal Kitchen Introduces New Balsamic Vinegar

Posted on: September 9th, 2011 by Amy Martin No Comments

Anna Zoitas, owner of Seven Deuce Inc., her specialty food product business that includes The Artisanal Kitchen and Urban Tribe brands, recently released a new authentic Modena Aged Balsamic Vinegar, the Aceto Balsamico di Modena, from Modena, Italy. The smooth, decidedly sweet and full-bodied vinegar, ideal for cooking and dressing, was selected as a... Read More

Amy’s Top Picks for Restaurant Week

Posted on: September 8th, 2011 by Amy Martin No Comments

One of the happiest times of the year for food-lovers all around is Restaurant Week and it’s right around the corner! From September 17th-25th, you’ll have a chance to try the most-popular local restaurants (or visit your favorites) for a three-course meal at a set price. Options are available for $30 and $40 meals... Read More Launches First Exclusive Offering for Food-Enthusiasts

Posted on: September 7th, 2011 by Amy Martin 1 Comment just launched yesterday, a new online community of food-loving enthusiasts connecting its members to exclusive product promotions and services… all centered around our favorite thing: FOOD. Katie Clegg, Chief Eating Officer of, talks about supporting the ‘lesser-knowns’: “We recognize the quality and passion that goes into creating these artisan foods and want... Read More

25 of the Valley’s Top Chefs Come Together for Dine Out with the Chefs on October 2nd

Posted on: September 7th, 2011 by Amy Martin No Comments

October brings some of the Valley’s most anticipated culinary events and among those is the Annual Dine Out with the Chefs. The event, in its sixth year, will take place on Sunday, October 2nd from 4pm-6pm at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. *Pictured left is the Salmon with tomatoes and basil at... Read More

Deal of the Week: Half Off at Tien Wong Hot Pot

Posted on: September 7th, 2011 by Amy Martin No Comments

At Tien Wong Hot Pot, located in Chandler, Johnny Chu (chef/owner also of Sens) offers a hotpot concept serving Chinese and Taiwanese cuisine. Guests sit at communal tables where they’ll cook their own thinly sliced meats, exotic mushrooms and Asian vegetables in pots of bubbling broth. Head over to to purchase a gift... Read More

Free Cupcakes for Cardinal Fans on Wednesday at Sprinkles

Posted on: September 6th, 2011 by Amy Martin No Comments

Showing some team spirit this year, fans wearing AZ Cardinals jerseys, shirts or hats will receive one free Cardinals Red Velvet Cupcake at Sprinkles Cupcakes on Wednesday, September 7th from 9am-8pm. Sprinkles will also offer the GO CARDS box featuring red velvet cupcakes starting Sunday, September 11 and continuing each Sunday through the remainder of the... Read More

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