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Easter

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2014

    How to Help Your Local Winery

    A couple of years ago, my future husband and I were gifted with a bottle of wine from a small Arizona winery. It was delicious, and we were very impressed. About a month ago, my husband contacted the winery to join its wine club and ask whether we could visit. We secured an invite to the winery's pl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2014

    3 Easter Treats in Metro Phoenix for Your Basket

    Easter is right around the corner, and if you're still stocking up to make baskets, don't worry. Local confectionary favorites are prepping freshly made sweets to brighten up your Sunday and take the worry out of planning for the holiday. From chocolate to caramel corn and bright pastel colors, thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2014

    5 Best Things To Eat and Drink This Weekend in Metro Phoenix

    Wingstock 2014 Saturday, April 19 The "hottest festival in the Valley" is going down Saturday at the Mesa Amphitheatre. At Wingstock Arizona 2014, Valley restaurants (including House of Brews in Gilbert and The Vine Tavern & Eatery in Tempe) will compete for the title of "Wingstock King of Wings. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2014

    Caffe Boa in Tempe Is Doing Easter Brunch in Old School Croatian-Style

    If you're still looking for a unique way to celebrate Easter brunch this year, you might be interested in what they've got planned over at Caffe Boa in Tempe. Owners Jay and Christine Wisniewski are bringing some Croatian traditions to their restaurant by offering rotisserie-style all natural, who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2014

    15 Easter Options at Metro Phoenix Restaurants

    In Arizona, celebrating Easter becomes about more than the holiday itself. It's also one of the last big hurrahs before the temperature creeps up to 100 degrees and stays there throughout the summer. That's why we recommend booking a table for Easter brunch, especially if you can snag a seat outdoor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2013

    Cadbury Creme Eggs: Flavored With Dried Beaver Anal Glands?

    Yeah, you might want to put down that leftover Easter candy for a minute while we drop some scientific knowledge, because according to a Huffington Post article, Cadbury Creme Eggs could contain a natural flavoring derived from the dried perineal glands of beavers. And, yeah, sometimes those glands ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2013

    Five Things to Eat and Drink This Weekend

    Looking for something to put in your mouth this weekend? We've got you covered. Check out what's on our plate. See Also: - Ten More Picks for Easter Brunch and Dinner in Greater Phoenix - Miu's Cuisine: Quite Possibly Your New Favorite Chinese Restaurant Wingstock 2013 Grab a stack of wetnaps an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2013

    A Basketful of Wine Recommendations for Easter

    Easter means brunch and wine. Left: Luciano Frascarelli Jermann of Taggia and a Pinot Grigio recommended by Sarah Falconer, wine sommelier of Del Frisco's Grille/td> We love drinking wine at Easter time. And we're not talking about communion wine. Easter is a holiday known for its amazingly diverse ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2013

    13 Best/Worst Jesus Cakes for Easter

    This Sunday, lots of folks will celebrate Easter not only with their hearts and minds, but also with their stomachs. See also: 10 Easter Dining Options at Metro Phoenix Restaurants Here are 13 of the best/work Jesus cakes for the season that should do the trick. They're sacri-delicious! 13.) I'l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2013

    Ten More Picks for Easter Brunch and Dinner in Greater Phoenix

    Easter is less than a week away. Forget to make plans? You're not alone. Get in on the last-minute scramble to make reservations now before it's too late. To help you find the perfect restaurant for your family or friends, here are 10 more top picks for Easter brunch and dinner throughout the Valley ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2013

    Five Things to Eat and Drink This Weekend in Metro Phoenix

    Looking for something to put in your mouth this weekend? We've got you covered. Check out what's on our plate. See Also: - Kevin Binkley to Open Bink's Midtown in Phoenix on Wednesday - Urban Cookies Bakeshop's Brady Breese: Caramelpalooza Candymakers 2013 Arizona Rare Fruit Grower's Spring Plant ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2013

    10 Easter Dining Options at Metro Phoenix Restaurants

    Whether or not you celebrate Easter, with the holiday falling early this year (Sunday, March 31), a seasonal brunch or dinner is the perfect way to kick off spring. The following 10 restaurants are our top picks for Easter dining, thanks to menus that highlight local greens, succulent lamb, and fres ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2013

    El Mirage Council Proposing to Jack Up Tax Rates, Water, Sewer, and Garbage Rates Again; Protest Planned at City Easter Event

    El Mirage officials are hosting an Easter Eggstravaganza -- "the greatest Easter event El Mirage has ever seen" -- on March 30 at Bill Gentry Park, 14010 N. El Mirage Road. As children get their photos taken with the Easter Bunny, color eggs, pet ponies, and romp around in a bouncy house, El Mirage ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2012

    Club Candids: Easter Egg Hunt at American Junkie

    For staunch practitioners of the Christian faith, the Friday before Easter is ordinarily devoted to worship and reflection. The heathens and hellions over at Scottsdale's American Junkie, however, spent their Good Friday practicing some bad behavior. The Old Town sports bar and nightclub held a rau ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2012

    Last Night: The Devil's Carnival on Easter Sunday

    I guess it shouldn't be surprising that The Devil's Carnival showed up in Scottsdale on Easter Sunday. After all, what better day for the gleeful underground horror, rock musical, freaks and geeks to get dressed up and go out to play while everyone else is decorating eggs and eating jellybeans? T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2012

    Grupo Fantasma, Fayuca, Crescent Ballroom, 4/8/12

    Grupo Fantasma and Fayuca Crescent Ballroom Sunday, April 8 There can't be too many places in the world where you can spend the first half of your day observing a certain notorious motorcycle club's barbecue shindig with a bunch of tattooed, leather-clad pistoleros and the second half at some swing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2012

    Three Things to Eat, Drink, and Bake This Weekend -- The Easter Edition

    Happy Good Friday, Happy Easter, Happy Passover, or just plain ol' Happy Friday! For the first time in thirty years, my mother has decided not to cook Easter dinner for her family but instead she and my dad are going to Tucson to see their favorite band, Calexico. Damn her for being so awesome. Oh w ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 5, 2012
  • Blogs

    April 3, 2012

    2012 Easter Brunch Roundup v2

    Our first Easter Brunch Roundup was posted with plenty of time for those of you who enjoy (or can at least manage) scheduling everything with time to spare. For the rest of you, who like the pressure of waiting up until the last second, now's your time. There's less than a week left until the holida ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2012

    Deep Fried Easter Candy: The Good, The Bad, and the Truly Disgusting

    Welcome to our new(ish) column, "Ask the Pastry Chef," by Amy Morris, a pastry sous chef at J&G Steakhouse. Have a question for Amy? Leave it in the comments section. No matter how bored you are, is it a good idea to deep fry your Easter candy? We're always wondering what they'll come up with next ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2012

    Seven Totally Adorable Easter Sweets You Can Make at Home

    ​ Easter is right around the corner, and we're stoked because it gives us the perfect excuse to make all of the adorable sweet treats we've been eyeing on Pinterest and Foodgawker lately. Instead of keeping all the adorableness to ourselves, we've put together a list of our most favorite Easter sw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2012

    Easter Brunch Roundup

    Whether or not you celebrate Easter, it's definitely one of the best Sundays of the year to indulge in a lavish brunch. The holiday falls on April 8 this year, and while you might be thinking that gives you plenty of time to make plans, it's never too early to book a table and secure your very own r ... More >>

  • Culture

    April 28, 2011
  • Blogs

    April 26, 2011

    A Cadbury Egg in a Cupcake. Yes, Please.

    boingboing.net​Wondering what to do with all those Cadbury creme eggs the Easter bunny dumped in your basket? (Okay, admit it, you got them Sunday afternoon on clearance at Walgreen's -- we won't tell.)We were tired of both creme eggs and cupcakes -- til we saw this post from Mark Frauenfelde ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2011

    Turn Leftover Easter Ham & Candy Into Awesome Crepes

    ​Despite The Virgin's recent successes at making everything from aphrodisiac sandwiches to hot cross buns, I got off easy this Easter and didn't have to prepare a damn thing for the holiday meal. However, that didn't stop me and my sig other from heading home from dinner with a bag o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2011

    If You Host an Easter Egg Hunt This Weekend, Your Kids Will Get Bit By Rattlesnakes (Maybe)

    Happy Easter!​The Arizona Herpetological Society has some suggestions on how to host the lamest Easter egg hunt ever: don't "hide" the eggs where kids can't see them.The problem: rattlesnakes.The AHS is warning Valley residents about the dangers of Easter egg hunts in a region infested with slithe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2011

    Chocolate Olive Oil, Handmade Marshmallows and Orange Blossom Beer in Our Easter Basket, Please!

    ​Most kids love getting chocolate bunnies and Peeps in their Easter baskets. But come adulthood, you start resorting to making things like Peepshi (Peeps sushi) and mole rabbit with leftover chocolate bunnies instead of bittersweet chunks just to make things ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2011

    10 Anti-Religious Songs That May Be Inappropriate for Easter Dinner

    Andres SerranoPiss Christ​Happy Easter, you degenerate rock 'n' roll fans. Most of you listeners of the devil's music probably only know Easter as the one major holiday that does nothing to shorten the workweek. But, there actually is reason for the holy day. In case you didn't know, Easter ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2011

    Last Minute Easter Brunch Roundup

    ​We don't want to rain on anyone's parade or anything, but Easter is like on Sunday. That's in about two days. If you're planning on getting your brunch on you had better book your table quick or else you will be stuck in a champagne-less kitchen attempting to make your own version of brunch which ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    10 Best Sightings of Jesus in Food

    ​Easter Sunday, the day Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, is right around the corner. Along with the holy hoopla is the grub. And though Captain Miracle's mug may not make an appearance at this year's traditional Easter dinner in a slice of ham, deviled egg, or Peep, he ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2011

    Easter Blasphemy: Get a Look at The Virgin's Hot Buns

    Pray that your buns will look as good as The Virgin's. Hot cross buns are a longstanding tradition, possibly dating as far back as ancient Greece and Saxony, where they were used in spring celebrations. They were once banned by Queen Elizabeth, who thought the cross-topped yeast rolls celebrat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2011

    Easter Holiday Brunch Happenings Part 2

    ​ Yesterday's Easter brunch round up continues today with another batch of restaurants and resorts ready to take the holiday cooking duties off your hands. Ko'Sin at The Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa will be serving a traditional Easter Champagne Brunch from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2011

    Easter Holiday Brunch Happenings Part 1

    Viking ​Don't want to cook on Easter but haven't got a clue where to go? We're here to help. We have rounded up over a dozen restaurants and resorts that would be delighted to spend Easter with you. All you have to do is call and RSVP then let the experts handle the rest. Scottsdale's trendy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2011

    Caffe Boa Won't Butcher Any Bunny This Easter

    ​Last week, we mentioned that Chef Payton Curry was disappointed that Caffe Boa was continuing his four-year tradition of serving up rabbit on Easter Sunday. As it turns out, Tempe's Caffe Boa has actually opted to go in a different direction this year. PETA would be proud. Ok, maybe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    The Best Easter Candy Ever.

    QFamily ​Hooray for Easter! Let's celebrate Jesus' resurrection with bunnies, baby chicks, colored eggs, and over-sized baskets filled with candy. Totally awesome! But what are you going to put in those big baskets? Plain ol' boring jelly beans? Not this year. We have searched high and low, conduc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    Payton Curry Breaks from Butchering Tradition With Vegan Easter Dinner

    jaqian/Flickr​Chef Payton Curry, infamously known for his adventurous Christmas reindeer and Easter rabbit dinners, is doing a total one-eighty this year. Miffed that Caffe Boa is continuing his tradition of butchering Bugs, Curry is opting to serve a Vegan Easter Dinner on Sunday, April 24 at Wel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2011

    Coming Soon: Payton Curry's "Curry-ousity"

    ​Last week, former Digestif and Caffe Boa chef Payton Curry announced he'd found the perfect location for his new pop-up-restaurant concept. Thursday afternoon, Curry signed a temporary lease on the classic Welcome Diner building at 10th Street and Roosevelt in downtown Phoenix.  Curry plans ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 23, 2010
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    April 15, 2010

    Comeback Kids

    Miniature-football-field action returns

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2010

    Anti-Photo Enforcement Group Says Easter Bunny Stunt a Sign of Things to Come

    ​ Somehow, between hiding Easter eggs and filling baskets with candy, the Easter Bunny found time to give a photo-enforcement camera in Tempe an oval-shaped "up yours!" And an anti-speed-camera group predicts such civil disobedience will happen "more and more" until the cameras ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2010

    April 5 In Blogs: Easter Bunny, Roger Clyne, Ramen, and John McCain

    ​In the 24-hour news cycle it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries: Feathered Bastard: Easter Bunny Disables Photo Radar for Several Hours: Catch the Video by Jason Shelton Up ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2010

    Brunch at St. Francis, Urban Farm Tours, and Patio Parties in Today's Eater's Digest

    An early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives. ​ Still short on plans for Sunday Easter brunch? You're in luck, St. Francis is hosting Easter Brunch and last we heard, they still had reservations available. From 10 a.m. till 3 p.m. Enjoy "Wood Fire" cuisine from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2010

    Hot Links: Sunday Booze, Pipe Bombs, and 10,000 Easter Eggs

    ​A bill that would allow retailers to sell alcoholic beverages at 6 a.m. on Sundays received preliminary Senate approval Thursday. If the bill passes, alcohol sales on Sunday would begin four hours earlier than they do now. An analysis by budget staffers states that the new bill would generate mor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2010

    Top 5 Cocktails For Easter

    http://www.alcademics.com/2009/04/easter-drinks-for-my-peeps.htmlDown the hatch ... er, rabbit hole.​Church. Hiding plastic eggs for unappreciative children. Cooking a huge dinner. Putting up with painfully unlikable family members. Whatever your Easter entails this Sunday, there's a good cha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2010

    Eating the Easter Bunny, Mad Tea Party, and Other Creative Holiday Dinners

    ​Who doesn't love getting chocolate rabbits for Easter? It's naughty yet socially acceptable fun to cannibalize your bunny -- first nibbling on the ears, then biting off the fluffy chocolate tail. Chocolate is one thing; actual bunnies is another. I blanched a little when& ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2010

    Chocolate Wine and Other Adults-Only Easter Basket Ideas

    The last time I received an Easter basket, I was listening to Flock of Seagulls and teasing my hair with Aqua Net. EEEk. Egg decorating and pre-made baskets may be geared towards kids, but that doesn't mean adults have to miss out. Here are a few suggestions to make a sweet holiday ba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2009

    Many Farmers' Markets to Close for Summer Soon

    As we move into the season of relentless, broiling sunlight, several of our local farmers' markets very sensibly take a break until people start wanting to hang around outdoors again. (It's also a challenge to keep human beings -- let alone produce, dairy, or meat -- fresh in a little booth when it' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2009

    Still Lots o' Veggies -- and Crafts! -- at Friday's Mesa Farmers' Market and Others

    Spring weather hereabouts is famously capricious, and no one knows that better than produce growers and their fans. Right now, we're sitting smack in the season of dependable year-round crops like tomatoes, carrots, cabbage, and citrus. Some farmers have other items at the moment, and some don't, an ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 15, 2003

    Sí Food

    A fishy business without an angle

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    March 28, 2002

    Ritz Cracker

    Finer French fare, bottled barbecue and brunch

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