Author Archives: restaurantliveaz

Dinner with Paula Wolfert

If you are looking for an ultra-exclusive food and wine-filled night to remember, mark your calendar for April 22nd at 6:30pm.  Six Valley chefs, spearheaded by James Beard Award winner, Chef Christopher Gross, will be preparing a dinner inspired by the talented Paula Wolfert.  It’s taking place at Jamie Hormel’s...

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DeSoto Central Market Grand Opening Events

The historic DeSoto Building located on Roosevelt and Central Avenue has gotten a makeover and will be opening April 11th as DeSoto Central Market. The nearly-90 year-old building has been re-imagined and updated with food and socialization in mind. Included in this space are restaurants, a coffee shop, a local...

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Spring Drinks at Hopdoddy Burger Bar

Apparently spring missed the memo and decided to go elsewhere this year.  Instead, we’ve got mid-90s temps and a rude reminder that summer’s nearly here.  But, you can still celebrate the season and cool off with drink specials at Scottsdale’s Hopdoddy Burger Bar.  This week’s shake special, the Almond Joy, combines...

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6th Annual Arizona BBQ Festival

Has it already been 6 years since the first Arizona BBQ Festival?  What started out as a wacky little festival in a dirt lot, the brainchild of EaterAZ’s Rick Phillips and David Tyda, has now grown to epic proportions. Get ready for a day of BBQ insanity at Salt River...

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Episode 104: Sphinx Date Co.

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Meet Sharyn and Rebecca Seitz, the mother and daughter team who are taking dates to new heights.  In this episode, Rebecca shares the story of Sphinx Date Co. in Scottsdale, an Arizona institution for over 60 years.  These specialty dates have been an important part...

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Easter 2015 Dining Guide

Easter Sunday is April 5th and plenty of places around town are hoping you’ll hop through their doors to enjoy the festivities.  Here’s a run-down of places all over Arizona that have something extra special up their sleeves: For lunch and a show: Organ Stop Pizza (Mesa) A great option...

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LOLA Winemaker Dinner at Jennifer’s

Seth Cripe, owner and wine maker of the Napa Valley boutique LOLA Winery, is teaming with Jennifer Russo, to host the first wine maker dinner at The Market by Jennifer’s Restaurant + Bar. On April 9, 2015 from 6:30 p.m. to close, Seth will be on hand to discuss the...

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Coconut’s Fish Cafe – 2nd Location

One of my favorite healthy dining locations is opening up a second location.  Coconut’s Fish Cafe has been bringing the flavors of Hawaii to Scottsdale and Frank Lloyd Wright since 2013 and is now headed south, opening up shop at Scottsdale Rd. and Shea Blvd. right next to the infamous...

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Steph Teslar to Lead Beverage Programs at 3 Local Resorts

Local Mixologist, Steph Teslar has received a big promotion. Teslar will now serve as Arizona Bar Ambassador and Mixologist for all three Kimpton properties in the state including Phoenix’s Hotel Palomar (Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails, LUSTRE Rooftop Garden), Scottsdale’s FireSky Resort and Spa (Taggia Restaurant) and Amara Resort (SaltRock...

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Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame

The Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame Awards are presented every year by the Scottsdale Culinary Festival and the Scottsdale League for the Arts.  For the first time in the 24 year history of the awards, the official ceremony is open to the public.  It’s happening on Monday March 30th at...

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