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6 REASONS YOU SHOULDN'T WRITE ABOUT FOOD (& 4 REASONS YOU SHOULD)

6 reasons to not write about food (& 4 reasons why you should)

Posted on: March 15th, 2017 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

I have, over the last few years, had people telling me what an amazing job I have. I have been met with a lot of snarky quips like, “You write about food? Oh, must be rough”, when referring to my job as a food writer. It’s funny to think about it from someone else’s... Read More
Inaugural Dinner Suggestions From Sea Catch Restaurant

Inaugural Dinner Suggestions From Sea Catch Restaurant

Posted on: January 16th, 2017 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

The inauguration ceremony of the President of the United States is something that individuals around the globe take interest in. From who will show up to what will be offered at the inaugural feast, there is invariably a lot of conjecture, chitchat, and suggestions on what to prepare for the president-elect, as he makes... Read More
Still Known for Outstanding Vinos: B.R. Cohn Winery

Still Known for Outstanding Vinos: B.R. Cohn Winery

Posted on: October 10th, 2016 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

During Dan Cohn’s “formative years” in California’s wine country, he probably never gave a second thought to his childhood house becoming his place of business, but that’s just how it happened.  Now, the entire operation is run out of that very house and that’s okay. At the winery, things are all wine, well most... Read More
White wine blends: Poised the edge of balance

White wine blends: Poised the edge of balance

Posted on: September 27th, 2016 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

Most of the time, we take white wine blends as a taste of passing fancy.  But sometimes things get a little more serious, especially with the creative and unrestricted styles of American winemakers.  Now, there are quite a few wineries who have been creating superb “blanc” blends on this side of the pond, year-after-year.... Read More
Coco 21: Refreshing Tropical Drinking

Coco 21: Refreshing Tropical Dinking

Posted on: September 20th, 2016 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

Does your cocktail game need some serious updates? Are you looking for something a little healthier to sip on, something you can feel fantastic about? If so, I would like to introduce you to Coco 21. Besides being an extremely refreshing ready-made cocktail, Coco 21 is also a locally based cocktail company. Coco 21 introduces... Read More
Boozy Milkshakes: 4 Valley Favorites

Boozy Milkshakes: 4 Valley Favorites

Posted on: September 20th, 2016 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

While other folks across the country are breaking out their sweaters, scarves, and boots we still seem to hang on to 100 plus degree weather. What goes better with the lingering heat than a milkshake? A boozy milkshake, of course! Beat that residual heat of summer that is still hanging around here in Arizona with... Read More
Astoria’s “Alisia”- A Crisp Shellfish Partner

Astoria’s “Alisia”: A Crisp Shellfish Partner

Posted on: September 7th, 2016 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

The rich golden hue of Astoria’s 2014 ”Alisia” Pinot Grigio comes as somewhat of a surprise for this nice Italian value, but there are no complaints from this end of the table! Alisia is simply a friendly wine that tastes as pleasing as it looks. After a good chilling in the fridge, it works... Read More
Summer freshness from Italy’s Umbria: Colli Martani Grechetto 2015

Summer freshness from Italy’s Umbria: Colli Martani Grechetto 2015

Posted on: August 26th, 2016 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

It is always interesting to see how Italian wines change from vintage to vintage, especially with the white wines.  Their subtle nuances may seem to come and go, but it’s the overall expression of light wines, perfect for summer enjoyment, that makes them most captivating. One particular vintage comparison that is quite revealing is... Read More
Montefalco Sagrantino wines: A steak-pairing treat

Montefalco Sagrantino wines: A steak-pairing treat

Posted on: August 17th, 2016 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

Back when Monti’s was still in business (before Nov. 2015) in Tempe, they had an extensive choice of sides that fortunately included spaghetti with red sauce. But they never really had the perfect wine on the list to go along with this combo. So looking back, if I may make a “post-solvent” suggestion, Monti’s... Read More
2016 Food Trends Pickled Veggies

U.S. Chefs share their outlook on food trends in 2016

Posted on: March 10th, 2016 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

The food and beverage world continues to redefine itself, whether it’s adapting to food trends or promoting sustainability. Needless to say, the world of dining is ever-changing. So, what’s in store for 2016 and beyond? Is healthy and organic here to stay? Three top U.S. chefs share their outlook on 2016 food trends, and... Read More

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