Celebrate Arizona’s Culinary Scene At Wine & Dine


Valley residents are invited to an evening of epicurean delights and fine wines as the Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association showcases the world-class culinary scene of Arizona’s resorts and restaurants at its seventh annual Arizona Wine & Dine. Nearly 20 prominent chefs will present tastings of their signature gourmet cuisine and specialty dishes. A diverse […]

Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting At Cave Creek Filiberto’s


The Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce conducted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday, January 18, at Filiberto’s Mexican Food, Cave Creek. Founded in 1993, Filiberto’s has served the southwest with 24-hour, fast, authentic Mexican food, launching its first restaurant in Mesa. In only a few years, 10 other Valley locations opened. Filiberto’s is located at 31414 […]

Halloween Cocktail: Berries & Bubbles


Because Halloween isn’t just for the kids, modern American seafood-centric restaurant Ocean Prime Phoenix offered up the recipe for its smoking “Berries & Bubbles” cocktail. This complex, refreshing and balanced cocktail — not too sweet, not too tart and lightly effervescent — is made with Belvedere Citrus Vodka, Crème de Cassis, Domaine Chandon Brut, fresh […]

Kitchen Insider: Jagger Griffin of Ocean Prime


Restaurants have always been a part of chef Jagger Griffin’s life — his mother served tables to support the two of them. At the age of 17, Griffin’s mother got him a line cook position at the casual restaurant where she worked. After trying out different positions in the food service industry, Griffin felt the […]

Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers Crossroads Opening August 3 — Preview Event July 28


The ‘Neighborhood Burger Joint,’ Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers (CBCB), delivers casual and friendly atmosphere to families and avid sports fanatics alike, and in August is opening its newest location at Crossroads in North Scottsdale. Today, July 28, starting at 11am, CBCB will hold a preview event, and the first 500 guests to CBCB Crossroads will […]

About Arizona Wine: Laramita Cellars Has Big Plans


– By Darla S. Hoffmann, Certified Specialist of Wine Laramita means ‘The Twig’ in Spanish; Laramita Cellars has big plans for many of them. Have you ever concocted an extravagant brainchild while sitting at a bar sipping on a glass of wine? You weren’t sure you would make that dream a reality come morning, for […]

Valley Chefs Join Together To Raise Funds For A Fellow Chef


In a rally cry to support one of their own, the “Arizona Seven” are reuniting for the 7 Chef Fund Up, a pair of communal dining events hosted in support of fellow chef Kelly Fletcher (formerly of House of Tricks, Zen Culinary).  Fletcher recently fell seriously ill to a life-threatening infection that spread throughout his body, […]

Experience LDV Winery In Downtown Scottsdale – Discover wines that are true Chiricahua Mountain fruit


– By Darla S. Hoffmann, Certified Specialist of Wine The art of making wine has much in common with having a baby. Both creations bring joy and happiness yet are fallible existences that will endure many trials and tribulations throughout its lifetime. I have the pleasure of doing weekly wine tastings in LDV Winery’s Scottsdale […]

About Arizona Wine: Central Wine On Central Avenue


– By Darla S. Hoffmann, Certified Specialist of Wine It’s no secret that Downtown Phoenix has been kissed by welcomed urbanization and significant transformation. The use of Adaptive Reuse Projects is plentiful and it is becoming a big draw for people to move downtown. Businesses are also gaining exposure from people in the suburbs. This […]

Three-Day Feast For The Senses: Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival


Photos: Dan & Joi LaChaussee, glass artists, are featured artists at the 22nd Annual Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival. The streets of Downtown Carefree will close March 17-19, making room for more than 165 artists and an excess of 5,000 original masterpieces of fine art at the 22nd Annual Carefree Fine Art & Wine […]