Episode 113: Carvalho’s Brazilian Kitchen

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Feijoada, Cupuacu, Caipirinha.  Familiar with these foods?  They’re all important in Brazilian cuisine and a part of today’s interview with Phil Marsteller of Carvalho’s Brazilian Kitchen. He tells stories of growing up in the Amazon, the flavors of his youth and the history behind...

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Crawfish Boil at The Upton

It’s going down… down South! This Sunday the 31st at 7 p.m. The Upton is paying edible homage to their restaurant’s previous tenant (Baby Kay’s Cajun Grill and Buckets, remember them?) with a extra-special dinner to kick-off summer in true bayou style. Stop by The Upton for an all-you-can-eat Crawfish Boil...

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Table Manners: Mussels

Introducing a new regular feature here at Restaurant Live; Table Manners.  I posted about Fine Dining Etiquette a few weeks ago after a visit to the Wrigley Mansion and the response was overwhelming.  Lots of positive feedback and enthusiasm.  It got me thinking about how many times in a week...

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Taste of the James Beard House

This summer, take a culinary journey with Executive Chef Mel Mecinas as he showcases the cuisine that informed and inspired his career for one special night in Talavera on Friday, July 31, 2015.  Diners will experience the six-course tasting menu that Chef Mecinas will serve at the James Beard House...

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SumoMaya 1 Year Birthday Party

SumoMaya is celebrating their first birthday in style—with an all day celebration! Revelers can enjoy all day (from 11 am to close) social hour pricing at the bar including: $2 off wines by the glass, $1 off draught beer and $2 off specialty cocktails $3 bites including: Togarashi spiced popcorn...

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Food Truck Caravan – 2nd Anniversary Party

The Food Truck Caravan, which is held every Saturday night from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. on the NW corner of 5th Ave. and Goldwater in Scottsdale is planning an Anniversary Celebration on June 6, 2015.  The event will feature up to 15 food trucks, live music, games for children, raffle...

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Grape to Give Charity Gala

The American Heart Association – Halle Heart Children’s Museum in Tempe is hosting an evening of wine tasting, celebration and giving to benefit the Foundation for Exceptional Kids. All proceeds support Camp Runamuk — a four-day, three-night camp dedicated to empower, support and change the lives of special needs children and their families. Food...

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Campfire Craft Beer Dinner

After huge success in April with his Surf & Turf beer dinner with Hess Brewing, Chef Anthony Serrano of El Palacio Restaurant & Cantina in Chandler, is ready to throw it down in the kitchen once again – this time, teaming up with Prescott Brewing Company on May 27th. The...

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RA Sushi Donating 100% of Sales to Cancer

RA Sushi started Nicky’s Week eleven years ago in honor of Nicky Mailliard, the nephew of one of RA’s founding partners. Nicky lost his valiant battle with brain cancer in 2005 at the age of 13. He was a pillar of strength, quick with a joke, and always had a smile.  Monday,...

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San Diego Eats

My husband and I did a quick 2 day trip with our kiddos to check out the San Diego Zoo last week.  Details about the trials and tribulations of travelling with kids are on my personal blog. Being that we were with two squirmy little guys, we needed kid-friendly restaurants....

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