Mix, Mingle & Savor Local Flavors

Photos by Kathryn M. Miller

The outdoor, open-air setting of Stagecoach Village in historic Cave Creek will host more than 30 area restaurants, along with quality purveyors of craft beer, wine and spirits, to showcase the best that the town and the state has to offer. An annual celebration of local flavors, The Taste of Cave Creek returns Oct. 17–18.

For 25 years, the Town of Cave Creek has offered this event as an opportunity for residents to mingle with neighbors and for everyone to sip and savor the amazing fare offered from local restaurants and bars.

“Cave Creek is undoubtedly one of Arizona’s most dynamic and diverse culinary hot spots,” says Marshal Adam Stein, event chairman. “That is why we are enormously proud to partner with Sanderson Ford and Sanderson Lincoln to showcase a mix of the best and brightest chefs and restaurateurs. A star-studded collection of sommeliers, wine, beer and spirits experts rounds out the Taste of Cave Creek. Paired with incredible live music, this unforgettable event has become a highlight on Cave Creek’s calendar.”

This year features a new element to the food, as participating chefs and butchers face off in a “Head to Tail” cookoff. Local chefs and butchers take pride in the relationships they share with their ranchers and fishermen and each will choose an animal to feature. Chefs will cook and serve up plates inspired by their selection. The winner will be judged by top local food celebrities.

Also new this year is the Beer Garden, offering more than 20 of today’s most popular brews to choose from, as well as spirits including tequila, bourbon, vodka and more.

Stagecoach Village is located at 7100 East Cave Creek Road. The Taste of Cave Creek runs 5–9pm daily, Oct. 17–18. Admission is $10 at the front gate (free for children 12 and under). Food sampling tickets are $1, with food/drink items ranging from $3–$5. Parking is available on Schoolhouse Road north of the Cave Creek Post Office; a free shuttle will take guests to and from the venue. The free shuttles will start at 4:30pm and end at 9:30pm each night.

Find a complete list of participating restaurants, breweries, distilleries and sponsors, online at http://www.tasteofcavecreek.com.

Western Lifestyle, Open Spaces & Vibrant Town Life: It’s Time To Celebrate Cave Creek!

The 2017–18 Cave Creek season officially returns in October, and area residents can get a preview of all the fun in this month’s Cave Creek Special Events pullout. The issue highlights everything from celebrating the area’s best food and drinks, to experiencing its Western heritage — and everything in between.

Kicking off the season is the Town’s signature event, The Taste of Cave Creek, held this year October 18–19 (www.tasteofcavecreek.com). The two-day event showcases all the best that the town offers year-round, including its more than 25 area restaurants, live music, wine tasting, beer garden and some favorite artists and area vendors.

For those who are cowboys and cowgirls at heart, the 15th Annual Wild West Days takes place November 1–5 (www.wildwestdayscavecreek.com). After a two-year hiatus, the ever-popular Desert Foothills Christmas Pageant is back December 2–3. In the spring, the Cave Creek Rodeo Days celebrates 41 years of professional rodeo in Cave Creek. The parade is March 17 with the rodeo held March 23–25 (www.cavecreekrodeo.com).

The Town wraps up its season by celebrating Independence Day with patriotism and family-friendly fireworks July 3–4.

In between Cave Creek’s main events are an abundant variety of things to do and places to go, and the Town invites everyone to celebrate its western lifestyle, explore its open spaces and enjoy its varied and vibrant town life. |CST

 Look for the Cave Creek 2017–18 Calendar right here!

Get Ready To Celebrate Cave Creek

The 2017–18 Cave Creek season officially returns in October, and area residents will enjoy a preview of all the fun with the CITYSunTimes Cave Creek Special Events pullout in September. The issue will highlight everything from celebrating the area’s best food and drinks, to experiencing its Western heritage — and everything in between.

“Cave Creek has special events throughout the season for the whole family,” says Town Marshal Adam Stein. “Come and enjoy our Western atmosphere where everyone is a friend.”

Kicking off the season is the Town’s signature event, The Taste of Cave Creek, held this year October 18–19 (www.tasteofcavecreek.com). The two-day event showcases all the best that the town has to offer year-round, including its more than 25 area restaurants, live music, wine tasting, beer garden and some favorite artists and area vendors.

For those who are cowboys and cowgirls at heart, the 15th Annual Wild West Days takes place November 1–5 (www.wildwestdayscavecreek.com). After a two-year hiatus, the ever popular Desert Foothills Christmas Pageant is back December 2–3. In the spring, the Cave Creek Fiesta Days Rodeo celebrates its 41st anniversary. The parade is March 17 with the rodeo held March 23–25 (www.cavecreekrodeo.com).

In between Cave Creek’s main events are an abundant variety of things to do and places to go, and the Town invites everyone to, “Enjoy all that Cave Creek has to offer.” |CST

 Look for the Cave Creek Special Events Edition in September for extensive coverage of the Town of Cave Creek 2017–18 events season.

Taste of Cave Creek Celebrates Twenty-Five Years

tasteofcc_2015The Town of Cave Creek is putting out the welcome mat and setting the table for its annual, two-day community celebration of good food and good times – The Taste of Cave Creek.

The festive event features more than 25 restaurants in the spectacular outdoor setting of Stagecoach Village. Marshal Adam Stein is once again heading up the event.

“Come on out and enjoy this year’s The Taste of Cave Creek October 19 and 20,” says Stein. “Enjoy live music, great food and an all-around great atmosphere.”

Returning favorites to the event will include Brugo’s Award Winning Gourmet Pizza, Bryan’s Black Mountain BBQ, Buffalo Chip Saloon & Steakhouse, Café Bink, Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House, Chef Sara’s Vegan Academy, Desirable Desserts, El Encanto Mexican Food, Harold’s, Hibachibot Food Truck, Indigo Crow, It’s a Divine Bakery, Le Sans Souci, Local Jonny’s, J Chen Restaurant, My Sweet Blessing Bakery, Silver Spur, The Bourbon Cellar, The Grotto Café, The Horny Toad, The Neighborhood Treatery, Tonto Bar & Grill, Z’s Asian Fusion and more.

In addition, there will be live music in the gazebo and beer garden nightly from 6-10pm, and a craft beer garden and wine tasting will once again be included.

The Taste of Cave Creek runs 5-10pm, Wednesday, October 19, and Thursday, October 20. There is a $10 admission fee; children 12 and younger are free. Food tickets are $1 (food tastings are $2 to $5 each). Both may be purchased at the gate. Parking is available north of the Post Office with shuttles to and from Stagecoach Village.

For additional information, visit www.tasteofcavecreek.com.

Enjoy All That Cave Creek Has To Offer

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By Kathryn M. Miller ~ The 2016-17 Cave Creek season officially returns in October, and area residents will enjoy a preview of all of the fun with the CITYSunTimes Cave Creek Special Events pullout in September. The issue will highlight everything from celebrating the area’s best food and drinks, to experiencing its Western heritage – and everything in between.

“Cave Creek has special events throughout the season for the whole family,” says Town Marshal Adam Stein. “Come and enjoy our western atmosphere where everyone is a friend.”

Kicking off the season is the Town’s signature event, The Taste of Cave Creek, held this year October 19-20 (www.tasteofcavecreek.com). The two-day event showcases all the best that the town has to offer year-round, including its more than 25 area restaurants, live music, wine tasting, beer garden and some favorite artists and area vendors.

“Our restaurants are always in season and feature some of the best food and drinks in the Valley,” continues Stein. “Where else can you dine and enjoy the great views of Black Mountain and the great cooler weather without the far drive up north?”

For those who are cowboys and cowgirls at heart, the 13th Annual Wild West Days takes place November 3-6 (wildwestdayscavecreek.com). In the spring, the Cave Creek Fiesta Days Rodeo celebrates its 40th anniversary March 30 – April 1, with a kickoff celebration March 25.

In between Cave Creek’s main events are an abundant variety of things to do and places to go, and the Town invites everyone to, “Enjoy all that Cave Creek has to offer.” |CST

 Look for the Cave Creek Special Events Edition in September for extensive coverage of the Town of Cave Creek 2016-17 events season.

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