You'd think getting three different people with three different mixing styles and three different palates to work together to make one cocktail menu would be tricky. However, Mari Howe, Rich Furnari, and Kiefer Gilbert did just that for Cowboy Ciao's most recent menu -- and they say it was easy. " ... More >>
Last month we released Best of Phoenix 2014, recognizing some of the best restaurants and bars in the Valley. Many of the most memorable things I ate and drank in September come from places included in the Food & Drink section of the issue though some dishes are from new spots around town. I hope y ... More >>
Arizona Highways magazine won't be hitting the newsstands this month, after it wrongly identified a certain mushroom as being edible.Let's just say that while most people wouldn't consider the fly agaric mushroom to be edible, hippies at a Phish concert might.
Kick Ass Kakes, the cake-centric shop in Central Phoenix owned by artist-chef Jay Murphy -- who made CNN news in January for his lifesize Lady Gaga cake -- is expanding its sweet offerings. In early August, Murphy, a graduate of Parsons School of Design and Scottsdale Culinary Institute, opened The ... More >>
What sweet does a pastry chef crave in her non-sweet surround off-hours? Ice cream! Better yet, ice cream sandwiches. Housemade ice cream on freshly baked cookies is the ultimate summertime treat. There are a few ice cream mavens churning up the cold, creamy goods in the Valley, this battle between ... More >>
Looking for something to put in your mouth this weekend? We've got you covered. Check out what's on our plate. See also: - Mother's Day in Metro Phoenix: 12 Recommendations Based on Time, Budget, and Location - Aaron Chamberlain's Phoenix Public Market Now Open Inaugural Scottsdale Beer Festival ... More >>
There's something uniquely English about enjoying a dainty scone and a piping hot cup of tea. So while we may not be able to actually get to the Yorkshire country house of the Earl and Countess of Grantham -- mainly because it's a fictional place -- we can channel our inner Crawley family-ness with ... More >>
Tempe-based dream pop band Bogan Via has been picking up steam. Just last month the duo released its anticipated EP, Wait Up, and now they've added a sleek black-and-white video for one of the album's standout cuts, the Lee and Nancy-styled "Afternoon Wonderland." See also: Indie Pop Duo Bogan Via ... More >>
Jonathan Meter Jessica Hertle, The Bite Sized Blog Craft Coffee's map of roasters. If you ballpark the number of coffee roasters in the United States who are seasonally finding the tastiest coffees from around the world and roasting them to perfection, you really only have more than a ... More >>
Zach Fowle On Thursday, Scottsdale's Citizen Public House held its first-ever Cocktail Pairing Dinner. This "nod to pernod" featured cocktails from three of the Valley's top tenders -- Richie Moe, chief mixologist and partner at Citizen; Kris Korf, Citizen's bartender; and Travis Nass of Ra ... More >>
Zach FowleRichie Moe of Citizen Public House pops his bar cherry at the first-ever cocktail pairing dinner.There's a first time for everything and I'm hoping if this event ends up being half as cool as it sounds, it won't be the last. For one night only, on Thursday, July 28, Citizen Public ... More >>
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Congrats to Sweet Republic owners Jan Wichayanuparp and Helen Yung, whose year-old North Scottsdale shop gets a mention in Bon Appetit's June Hot 10 list of the country's "Best Ice Cream Shops." Can't say it really comes as a surprise -- these hard-working ladies have earned ... More >>
Tastes like: A full, tangy citrus tea with a rich Bergamot flavor (Bergamot is a Mediterranean citrus fruit, and Earl Grey derives its taste from the fruit's oil).
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