With old favorites opening up new locations and many beer and wine focused concepts popping up, there was a lot to check out in the restaurant scene in February. Unfortunately, not all restaurants felt the love around Valentine's Day, though, with some area institutions shuttering permanently.
It's been just a few months since Lylah and Michael Ledner's The Simple Farm was named a finalist in the 2014 Good Food Awards for their salted goat milk caramels. And now they're bringing them to Anthropologie Scottsdale Fashion Square for a pop-up event featuring a handful of local businesses.
BJ Pasquel resigned recently as head football coach for Coronado High School in Scottsdale for "personal and family reasons," says a February 5th Arizona Republic article. New Times has learned that the resignation came just before Pasquel settled an extreme DUI conviction with the city of Scottsda ... More >>
We've already told you that the annual "Friends of the James Beard Foundation" dinner is one of our favorite events of the year, and this year's lineup of all-star chefs makes it easy to see why. Chefs from some of the country's best restaurants will come together to create a multi-course, wine-pa ... More >>
Maps released by the state health department show the areas around the state that have the most medical-marijuana patients.All these hot spots are in the Phoenix area, and most are around North Phoenix, Scottsdale, and the East Valley.
After just over a year, Searsucker Scottsdale, the nightclub meets restaurant at Camelback Road and Goldwater Boulevard, has shuttered. Co-owned by chef Brian Malarkey, a finalist on Bravo's Top Chef Miami in 2009, Searsucker Scottsdale, which opened in October 2012, was the second location of the ... More >>
Shine, our annual pocket guide to all things Scottsdale, is out. And this year, local artist Luster Kaboom is taking readers on an illustrated ride through the city's best spots for food, drink, art, and entertainment. Here, in no particular order, are the five best places for happy hour in Scottsd ... More >>
Shine, our annual pocket guide to all things Scottsdale, is out. And this year, local artist Luster Kaboom is taking readers on an illustrated ride through the city's best spots for food, drink, art, and entertainment. Here, in no particular order, are the five best places for dessert in Scottsdale ... More >>
Instead of waiting for the understaffed Child Protective Services to get around to looking into the ignored cases of abuse in Scottsdale, the police department announced that it's going to help out.Of the 6,554 ignored reports to the CPS hotline, 143 occurred in Scottsdale, and the police department ... More >>
Shine, our annual pocket guide to all things Scottsdale, is out. And this year, local artist Luster Kaboom is taking readers on an illustrated ride through the city's best spots for food, drink, art, and entertainment. Here, in no particular order, are the five best places for craft cocktails in Sc ... More >>
Shine, our annual pocket guide to all things Scottsdale, is out. And this year, local artist Luster Kaboom is taking readers on an illustrated ride through the city's best spots for food, drink, art, and entertainment. Here, in no particular order, are the five best places for day drinking in Scott ... More >>
After nine years, a dispute with the landlord caused Carefree Station, located in Carefree's Spanish Village, to shutter in October. But as of next week, Carefree Station's owners Robert and Linda Gabrick (who also own Prescott Station) will start anew with Scottsdale Station, their restaurant of ... More >>
Coffee and craft beer fans looking for a new hangout in Old Town Scottsdale will get their wish next month. Located at 3617 North Goldwater Road, in the new Creative Center of Scottsdale (along the western side of Scottsdale Road just north of Osborn Road), Sip Coffee & Beer House, courtesy of Trav ... More >>
This month the openings far outnumbered the closings as we saw several Valley dining outlets re-open and welcomed a whole slew of new food trucks to the scene. We're waving good-bye to Aaron May's beer-centric Scottsdale restaurant, Praying Monk, but don't fret, there's something else exciting on th ... More >>
The Mac & Cheese Throwdown is less than a month away, and that means it's time to buy your ticket. Seriously, this event has been known to sell out early. So if you're tired of powdered cheese packets from the boring blue box, you'd better lay down your $22 ASAP to ensure you'll be able to eat an un ... More >>
Welcome to Courthouse Update, a weekly rundown of goings-on at the Maricopa County Superior Court.This week, a former elementary school teacher was sentenced to prison for his child-porn collection, a child molester got more prison time than a murderer, and more:
Scramble, the four-year-old fast casual breakfast spot in Sunnyslope, is expanding to Scottsdale. And although the cheery theme, size, and breakfast and lunch menu of familiar American dishes will remain pretty much the same as the original, the Scottsdale Scramble will offer something the Sunnyslo ... More >>
Since Coconut's Fish Cafe opened in Maui in April 2009, it's been featured on CNN.com's list of "Top 10 Places to Eat Like a Local" as well as the restaurant review website Zagat for having "the perfect fish taco." This April, the healthy "island style" fast-casual eatery made its first stop on the ... More >>
One analysis says Tempe and Scottsdale are among the top 100 places to live in the United States.Livability.com, using a number of factors, ranked Tempe 43rd, and Scottsdale 89th.
Cornish Pasty Co. founder and Cornwall, England, native Dean Thomas is plotting to taking over the world -- with pasties. Not really. But you might think so. After opening his first establishment of the hearty hand-held turnovers (pronounced PASS-tees) in Tempe in 2005 and then in Mesa in 2008, Th ... More >>
Welcome to "Schaefer," in which Eric Schaefer -- a local guy with a big (but discerning) appetite and a sense of humor to match -- takes on the Phoenix food scene. There are a lot of terms tossed around in the world of food that are overused and meaningless. Some are just cliché, others are inac ... More >>
Scottsdale's Martini Ranch is headed for the last roundup this weekend. As we reported last week, the Old Town concert hall/dance club/drinkery/hangout is gonezo after Sunday night as its owners are closing down the joint for good. Three straight nights of live music are scheduled to transpire, ho ... More >>
Word has broke of a major shakeup at Scottsdale's Martini Ranch that will ultimately result in the end of the longtime Old Town music venue and dance joint. The owners of the long-running nightspot announced today that it will close next weekend before being sold to new proprietors who will reconcep ... More >>
In case you missed any news action this week, we've got you covered.Here's our recap of the most-read news stories of the week:
Oenophiles and casual wine enthusiasts alike looking for an exquisite bottle or a new spot to sit back and sip vino by the glass can now add Wine Warehouse of Scottsdale to the list. Offering an extensive selection of wine and beer as well as a bar, the locally owned Wine Warehouse of Scottsdale, ... More >>
The 1-year-old boy who was left in a car in Scottsdale this weekend while his father went to work died last night, police say.A police spokesman says the department is now seeking a second-degree murder charge against 28-year-old Brokale Lytte Marques, in addition to other charges.
Scottsdale police say a man left his 1-year-old child in his car while he went to work at the Scottsdale Quarter.Coincidentally, the Scottsdale Quarter is less than a mile from the shopping center where a 3-month-old boy died last month after his father allegedly went to work and forgot he'd left th ... More >>
Recently OpenTable, the restaurant reservation service, released a list of the 100 U.S. Restaurants most "Fit for Foodies." The list, which was created based on more than 5 million restaurant reviews submitted by OpenTable users for more than 15,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of C ... More >>
Another weekend has passed us by but this week in Phoenix there are more than a few dining and drinking opportunities for mid-week fun. Here are a some of the events we have on the books. Monday Night Chef's Table with Four Peaks Brewery Monday, September 16 To kick off the week ZuZu in Old Town ... More >>
In just a handful of days, Arizona Restaurant Week, the twice-a-year event put on by the Arizona Restaurant Association, will be in full swing. And this year, the nine-day fall celebration, which runs from Saturday, September 21, to Sunday, September 29, is expected to include over 150 restaurants o ... More >>
Last month saw the closing of the one and only Saladworks in Arizona, but we welcomed two new pizza outlets and one Chandler neighbor bar and grill. Plus, fall is just around the corner and that means a whole slew of new eateries to look forward to. For now, here are the goodbyes and hellos from las ... More >>
August is a paradox. It's peak pool party weather, inasmuch as it's too hot out to do much else, but it's also the socially accepted time to begin wrapping up the pool party season, wearing white, pretending it's summer instead of pretending it's fall, etc. It's a transition month for our Club Can ... More >>
If your car-buying options in Scottsdale seem to be getting a little weak, don't worry -- McLaren's coming.Consider the McLaren P1, a 903-horsepower hybrid. Of course, you'll need $1.15 million, which is a little on the high side.
After seven years, The Gelato Spot, the family-owned Italian frozen treat chain, has made the decision to shutter its location at Scottsdale Road and Shea Boulevard in Scottsdale. The remaining four locations continue to operate and currently are showcasing a rotating selection of signature flavors ... More >>
An emergency deployment to Hollywood Alley might have deprived them of sleep and beer money, but it wasn't about to keep our Club Candids photographers off their usual July beat: Taking pictures of people who would probably have left Phoenix for the summer if it weren't for the pool parties. As al ... More >>