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Lunching like royalty: Afternoon Tea at the Arizona Biltmore

Posted on: March 12th, 2012 by Amy Martin 2 Comments

Recently, I had a very exciting and long awaited visitor come to town: my cousin, Chelsie. Growing up, we were like inseparable sisters. Now that we live states away, our visits are far and few between. Knowing that I’d have her in my city for a whole week, I knew I had to show... Read More

New happenings at The Saguaro Hotel

Posted on: January 31st, 2012 by Amy Martin 2 Comments

The folks at The Saguaro Hotel down haven’t slowed down since the Grand Opening and start of its two resident restaurants, Old Town Whiskey and Distrito. With new happenings plotted for the coming months, they’ve proved that the new hotspot hasn’t shown us all we have to look forward to yet. Check out what... Read More

I love this House: Publik House in Peoria, Illinois

Posted on: December 1st, 2011 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

I am going to give you fair warning up front – prepare for major gushing in this recap. The meal and overall experience I had at the Publik House was by far of the best I have had in the last year and a half. If I still lived in Peoria I would be... Read More

Interview with Chef Doug Robinson of Publik House in Peoria, Illinois

Posted on: December 1st, 2011 by Taryn Jeffries 1 Comment

On Taryn’s recent trip back to her hometown of Peoria, Illinois, she had the opportunity to interview one of her new favorite chefs in the area. Read her recap of her meal at Publik House here. Taryn Jeffries: What made you decide to become a professional chef? Chef Doug Robinson: I couldn’t stop thinking... Read More

Brittlebush: A Taste of Scotland in Scottsdale

Posted on: November 16th, 2011 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

In recent months, Brittlebush Bar & Grill, located at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, launched a new, unique breakfast experience: The Brittlebush Breakfast. Only offered on the weekends, all day from 7am to 3pm, the new menu offers traditional breakfast items with a modern twist, along with Scottish-inspired dishes. The menu, developed by... Read More

Taryn’s Tasty Travel to Her Hometown: Peoria, Illinois

Posted on: October 10th, 2011 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

I left Illinois when I was 12 years old. Right smack in the transition from peanut butter & jelly sandwiches to the beginning of an appreciation for more grown up fare. I moved from my small town to the big city, you know, Phoenix. I had occasion to visit my hometown every so often... Read More

Poolside Dining at Hotel Valley Ho

Posted on: August 25th, 2011 by Amy Martin No Comments

Voted as one of the “World’s Coolest Pools” by Travel Leisure, the OH Pool at Hotel Valley Ho is a Valley favorite for sun-soaking and sipping. The pool at the modern-retro themed ‘Valley Ho offers pool-side dining, open to both hotel and non-hotel guests. A standout on the menu is the Orange Sesame Chicken... Read More

A Mediterranean Getaway at Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa

Posted on: June 28th, 2011 by Amy Martin No Comments

Centrally located in Sedona, the Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa offers a unique Moorish and Spanish/Mediterranean-influenced getaway in the Red Rock Country. As soon as you enter the Rouge, you are greeted by the hotel’s courtyard with beautiful fountains, gorgeous tile work and round etched columns that are lit from the inside to glow... Read More

An ‘Enchanted’ Meal at Yavapai Restaurant in Sedona

Posted on: June 27th, 2011 by Amy Martin No Comments

When Taryn and I headed up to Sedona a few weeks ago, we were both extremely excited to visit Yavapai at the Enchantment Resort for dinner. We had heard wonderful things about the restaurant, the food and the gorgeous views they have to offer from some of our hardcore food-loving friends. Well, they were... Read More

Hilton Sedona Resort & Spa Offers Four New Travel Packages

Posted on: June 20th, 2011 by Amy Martin No Comments

Recently, Taryn and I trekked up to Sedona for a short, but sweet “Bitecation” and we had the privilege of staying at the Hilton Sedona Resort & Spa. Located just at the entrance of Sedona (coming from Phoenix, that is), the resort is only a 90-minute drive north of Phoenix and 2.5 hours away... Read More

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