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Tikal Patriota

Forward pass: Tikal Patriota for steaks, burgers & weenies

Posted on: October 14th, 2014 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

Partying during the 2013-2014 football season has never been better thanks to this red wine that is a sure crowd pleaser.  Even its slightly offbeat “tango” label sets the mood to root for the side that will surely prevail. But as always, there’s the hidden meaning, especially for New England fans who may still... Read More
Quintessa Red Blend

Quintessa: Reasons to celebrate

Posted on: October 3rd, 2014 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

Setting aside expensive bottles of wine for special occasions is something we all can relate to. And serving a top quality wine, or fine Champagne, will always remain recognizable symbols for celebrations. We do this for a variety of reasons, but in a practical sense, it’s really too expensive to bring out $100 bottles... Read More
Franciscan Cabernet

Franciscan Cabernet: Bold yet refined

Posted on: September 19th, 2014 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

Recently, Franciscan released the their first bottles of 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon into distribution.  With excellent weather conditions in Northern California and a wonderful grape crop, the rest is left to the senses. One taste of the latest rendition of Franciscan’s Cabernet is proof enough that a skilled winemaker can make the best of a... Read More
Make My Food Famous

Monti Carlo Wants to Make Your Food Famous!

Posted on: August 28th, 2014 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

What would you give to have a dish that you created on your favorite restaurant’s menu? Three home cooks have that chance with the new FYI network show, Make My Food Famous. The show is hosted by the incomparable Monti Carlo, who you might remember from the top 5 contestants of Season 3 of MasterChef. After her run on MasterChef... Read More
Lavite Lucente

Vertical wine tastings: Can you tell them apart?

Posted on: July 28th, 2014 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

As the saying goes, “Make new friends, but keep the old, one is silver and the other is gold”.  Sure we all know it, but we don’t all necessarily follow it.  But does this theme apply when it comes to wine? With wine, like old buddies, some of the best years are fondly remembered... Read More
Writers Tools

What’s More Fun Than a Blog Tour?

Posted on: July 22nd, 2014 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

I happened upon PhoenixBites through my dear friend Amy. She started this journey and was gracious enough to bring me along for the ride. As life presents its twists and turns, my dear friend moved away and now I am running the ship. I have some pretty big and fabulous shoes to fill, and... Read More
Flying Fish

My Favorite Bajan: Chef Jabari Corbin

Posted on: July 15th, 2014 by Taryn Jeffries 2 Comments

My favorite part of restaurant visits is getting to know all of the individuals who have a part in my meal. While I can follow a recipe like nobody’s business, I lack the ability to see a fridge full of ingredients and create something divine from that. Therein lies my fascination with chefs. One... Read More

Worst Cooks In America premieres on February 17th on Food Network

Posted on: February 10th, 2014 by Amy Martin No Comments

If you’re a fan of Food Network’s reality shows, then get ready to set your DVR! This month, Buy This Restaurant premiered on February 5th and two fan favorite shows are set to premiere in the next couple of weeks– Worst Cooks In America begins on February 17th as well as Food Court Wars on February 23rd. Works Cooks in... Read More

Top 7 Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Posted on: June 11th, 2013 by Amy Martin No Comments

Still haven’t decided on a gift for dad? Father’s Day is only a few days away and if you’re in a pinch, we’ve got ideas for you! From local edible products to kitchen appliances you’ll use over and over again, you’re sure to find something in our list that dad will love. Check out... Read More

10 Products for Summer Cooking

Posted on: May 28th, 2013 by Amy Martin No Comments

To kick off the new season, we’ve highlighted a few of our favorite kitchen products, gagdets and tools to help survive the heat, pool parties and summer entertaining. Check out our favorite 10 products for summer cooking below. Have a favorite product that we didn’t include? Leave us a comment and tell us why... Read More

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