Surprises at Jorge’s Chicken & Waffles

Jorge’s Chicken & Waffles is, as you guessed it, another chicken and waffles place.  Of course, the second I posted a picture online during my visit to this new Tempe restaurant with other local food bloggers, Where Should We Eat and Boozy Brown Girl, I had people weighing in on...

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Jazz Fest at Southern Rail

New Orleans is home to numerous celebrations, from Mardi Gras to the iconic Jazz and Heritage Festival. “Jazz Fest” emerged in 1970, when gospel singer Machalia Jackson and jazz legend, Duke Ellington, sang along with the Eureka Brass Band in a parade at the Louisiana Heritage Fair in Congo Square....

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Kentucky Derby 2015

May 2nd is the 141st Run for the Roses, the Kentucky Derby.  In my book, it’s an opportunity to wear a fancy hat, sip cool drinks and enjoy good ol’ fashioned country cooking.  There will be plenty of places all over town showing the race and indulging your love of...

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VOM FASS Grand Opening Events

VOM FASS Scottsdale, conveniently located in the Scottsdale Waterfront shopping area, is ushering in its oil-vinegar-spirit concept with a weekend-long festival of food and cocktails. Local shop owners Melisa and Louis Conti, who independently own and operate VOM FASS Scottsdale — a shop offering award-winning oils, vinegars, spirits, liqueurs ready...

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Pink Pony Crafty Dinner Series

This May through August, Pink Pony in Scottsdale will be kicking off their Summer Crafty Dinner Series. Each Crafty Dinner will pair craft beer, local spirits and ingredients with Executive Chef, Stephen K. Eldridge’s, playful contemporary comfort cuisine. Every dish will be custom crafted to specifically partner with each crafty beer...

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Episode 107: Foosia Fresh

Podcast: Play in new window | Download The key to a happy foodie life is balance.  Wait, what am I saying?  No, it’s about delicious food and enjoying it as frequently as possible.  Thankfully, there are restaurants out there that make super tasty food, but with ingredients that balance out all of...

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Food Photography Hack

*WARNING* the following advice will probably annoy your dinner guests, cause others in the restaurant to stare, and elicit eye-rolls from the restaurant staff.  But, I go to great lengths for an attractive food picture for social media.  Instagrammers, you’ve been warned. People taking pictures of their food isn’t going...

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Grown Ups Table

The popular summer series Grown-Ups Table is returning to Beckett’s Table for its fourth consecutive year. Every Wednesday from June 10 through August 5 (excluding July 1 and 8), 16 diners will #shareourtable for a special three-course meal prepared by the Arcadia-area restaurant’s exceptional kitchen led by Chef Justin Beckett....

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Scottsdale Culinary Festival 2015 – Special Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | Download I have attended the Great Arizona Picnic, the cornerstone event of the Scottsdale Culinary Festival, since I was a kid.  I had just as much fun this year as I did when I was little, exchanging paper tickets for samples and watching the...

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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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