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Classic Cocktails with Intrigue

I recently heard from some of our friends to the north.  No, not Flagstaff, much further north; Canada.  D.W. Alexander is a cocktail lounge in Toronto serving very serious cocktails.  Online reviews also reveal that it has a high-end, but inviting vibe.  Sounds like our kind of place!  Enjoy a...

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FREE Sprinkles Cupcakes – 10th Anniversary

Sprinkles, The Original Cupcake Bakery, will celebrate its 10th anniversary on April 13, 2015. Founded in Beverly Hills by Candace and Charles Nelson, Sprinkles is credited by the Los Angeles Times as “the progenitor of the haute cupcake craze.”  They’re giving away free cupcakes on April 13th at the Scottsdale location...

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Tax Day Dining Deals

All that hard work filing your returns means you deserve a break. Lots of places across the Valley are offering special Tax Day deals, so get out and enjoy the day! The Cove Trattoria A family-owned Italian restaurant located at 7001 N. Scottsdale Road, is offering a special pizza on...

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Surf & Turf Craft Beer Dinner at El Palacio

Chef Anthony Serrano of El Palacio Restaurant in Chandler is teaming up with Mike Hess Brewing Company for a surf and turf themed craft beer dinner on Wednesday, April 22nd in Chandler. “I’ve put together a menu of coastal surf and turf flavors that will pair perfectly with the San...

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Pillsbury Wine Co. 5th Birthday Party

One of our favorite Arizona winemakers is celebrating 5 years this month.  Pillsbury Wine Co., headed up by the incomparable Sam Pillsbury is celebrating with a a lineup of delicious events.  The official birthday party is happening Saturday, April 18th from 4 to 7pm at the tasting room in Cottonwood....

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Facelift for West Valley Icon

No, this isn’t a story about plastic surgery.  It’s about the updates recently completed at Red’s Bar & Grill at The Wigwam, a spot that has been serving locals and visitors for 85 years.  On a recent visit, it was pretty clear that it was due for an upgrade.  It’s...

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Grilled Cheese Contest

April is National Grilled Cheese Month and Sauce Pizza & Wine is hosting a BYOGC (build your own grilled cheese) contest to celebrate. Guests will have the chance to submit their original grilled cheese recipe either in-store, online or on Facebook. Sauce will feature the winning recipe in-store for the...

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Scottsdale Culinary Festival 2015 – Full Lineup

Did you know this is the 37th year of the Scottsdale Culinary Festival?  It’s the longest running event of its type in the nation. Breaking down the numbers, the festival sees 35,000 guests, 20 events, 100 restaurants, dozens of top chefs and countless fine wine and spirit selections. Most people...

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Crave Waffle Sandwich Creations

Crave Waffle Sandwich Creations is brand new to the west valley, right in the middle of the Westgate Entertainment District, which to me, feels like a theme park. Thus, it was all too appropriate to bring my taster-in-training to experience the foretold magic of waffle sandwiches.  Waffle sandwich?  Yes, waffles...

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New Flower Child Location Coming in May

Sam Fox has found success with the healthy, fast-casual concept Flower Child and is taking it to a second location. He has moved into what used to be an Applebee’s at 90th St. and Shea and plans to roll out their health-minded menu which includes avocado hummus, vibrant salads and...

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