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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Episode 106: Songbird Coffee & Tea House

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Coffee culture in Phoenix is on the move, and so is Songbird Coffee House in downtown Phoenix.  They’re in the process of relocating and should be opening their doors to their new location very soon.  Follow them on Facebook and they’ll keep you...

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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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Italian Chefs Combining Forces for the Ultimate Italian Feast

Two local chefs of Italian heritage, who fully embrace their culinary roots, are teaming up this summer in the most delicious way possible.  Chefs Michael Rusconi of Rusconi’s American Kitchen and Massimo De Francesca of Taggia at FireSky Resort and Spa are going to team up and host dinner together...

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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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The Bakery PHX celebrates National Baking Week

It’s National Baking Week.  If your baking skills are like mine (leaving something to be desired…stupid measuring cups), that means you’ll want to celebrate by leaving the baking to the pros. We’re lucky to have a ton of great local bakeries (Pistol Whipped Pastry, Urban Cookies, Tammie Coe, Barb’s Bakery,...

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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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AZ Wine & Dine Recap

I thoroughly enjoy the AZ Wine & Dine every year.  It’s a boutique food and wine event featuring the culinary talents of our local hotel and resort chefs, in addition to those restaurants located in Scottsdale quarter, where the event takes place.  Each restaurant/resort has a booth where they serve...

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