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  • Blogs

    October 4, 2013

    All About Chartreuse, and How to Make the Last Word Cocktail

    These days, a sure sign of autumn's arrival (or at least what passes for it in these parts) is the reintroduction of pumpkin spice-flavored everything on store shelves. I have a better idea. Let's break out the Chartreuse. What is Chartreuse, you ask? For starters, it's a yellow-green color. It's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2013

    How to Make the Best Appletini Ever, "An Apple A Day"

    Cocktail trends come and go. I was talking with some friends, and realized that the appletini had quietly become passé a few years ago. I do have a certain nostalgia for them. I blame their popularity in my nascent drinking years. I remember extensive discussions with friends about what places mad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2013

    The Gin-Gin Mule: A Ginned-Up Alternative to the Moscow Mule

    I love a good Moscow Mule. But then, who doesn't? It's more interesting than your average vodka drink (i.e., ridiculous flavored vodka and soda or 7-Up), but accessible enough for mainstream mass appeal. See also: - Stop the Reduced-Calorie Vodka Madness! - How to Make a Great Moscow Mule - Mojito ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2013

    Wine Geek and Spirit Savant Steve Olson: On What We're Drinking Now and What We'll Be Drinking in the Future

    Steve Olson Chef Salad is taking a detour this week and next, interviewing four of the country's leading beverage industry experts, all of whom will be speakers at seminars held at the Hotel Valley Ho for the second annual Arizona Cocktail Week, February 16-22. Their excitement about cocktail cultu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2012

    Small-Batch Spirits Dazzle at Micah Olson's Bar Crudo

    See also: Chef Cullen Campbell Picks Up Sommelier and Cocktail Artist Micah Olson for New Crudo Bar See also: Mr. Show, Chalkboard Paint and the Perils of Owning a Bar with Crudo's Micah Olson If you're looking for Jim Beam, José Cuervo or Captain Morgan, you've come to the wrong place. Those rel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2012

    The Quest For a Good Gin and Tonic

    See Also: Last Call's Gin Primer, How to Drink It and Like It There I was behind the stick a few days ago. A guest ordered a gin and tonic. I whipped up one for him, he tasted it, and pronounced that it was a darn fine one. I shrugged my shoulders, and told him there's nothing to it. But that got m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2012

    My Favorite Drink: The Pegu Club Cocktail

    My pets know what they're doing these days. The dog is currently laying spread-eagle on the tile floor, right in the fan's path. The cat has all but taken up residence in the bathroom sink. And about all I want to do come 2 PM is lay on the floor and watch the ceiling fan spin. It's time to pull out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2012

    From Potatoes to Gin, Rosemary's on the Menu Thanks to Pinterest

    ​I realized recently that I've probably been giving you the wrong impression about me and about Pinterest.  If you know only what you've read these past three weeks you might be inclined to think that all I'm interested in is junk food.  If you're not a Pinterest junkie you might think t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2012

    Gin: How to Drink It, and Like It

    Really, they're better than you think!​In my years of bartending, one of the things I've heard the most is this: "I don't like gin." When I press for details, the story is always the same: They had a bad experience with it years ago (inevitably in college) and haven't been able to touch the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2012

    Rich Heider, Stock My Bar!

    Zach Fowle ​We seek expert advice on many things. When buying a home, you talk to a realtor. When choosing a car, you ask a car salesman friend if you're getting a good deal. So why not ask a bartender for help when stocking the home bar? What with family visits, holiday party-hosting, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2011

    Rich Heider II at Casablanca Lounge

    ​The tender: Rich Heider IIThe bar: The Casablanca Lounge (7134 E. Stetson Dr., 480-970-7888) The pedigree: Heider was once a corporate bar trainer for Dave & Buster's, opening locations in Maple Grove, Minn., Times Square and Tempe. He helped open J&G Steakhouse, then became GM at a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2011

    Arcadia Tavern: Happy Hour Report Card

    ​The Spot: Arcadia Tavern, 4801 E. Indian School Rd. Phoenix, 602-840-3950 The Hours: Monday through Friday, 4-7 pm in the bar and on the patio only.    The Details: The Arcadia Tavern is a neighborhood gathering place where people seem to know e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2010

    Craig Chenery, What Are You Eating?

    ​Craig Chenery The performer with The Gentleman's Club Improv can be seen regularly throughout the Valley as a part of The Torch Theatre. What'd you eat for dinner last night? Last night, I ate my wife's homemade tika massala, fresh naan bread and beef samosas with korma sauce. Favorite food: ... More >>

  • News

    May 6, 2010
  • Blogs

    April 8, 2010

    Behind the Bar: Josh Warner at Wildfish Seafood Grille

    ​Josh Warner knows how to throw a party. The 30-year-old bartender at Wildfish Seafood Grille at the Scottsdale Waterfront might have a taste for light and simple cocktails, but he's not light on entertaining skills. After learning about what brought him to bartending, it's no wonder Warne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2008

    Canal Unveils New Dinner Menu

    Don't worry, Canal still has its 30 Dollar Sandwich, comically priced at 29.99. The SouthBridge restaurant continues to dish up crispy parmesan fries, and you dirty-minded people can still have ahi three ways, too. But there are plenty of new dishes to check out on executive chef Justin Beckett's ne ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 3, 2008
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    December 28, 2006

    Old-School Eats

    A good place to stick your buns

  • Dining

    September 15, 2005

    Chain Gang

    Hunger's not so bad

  • Calendar

    August 25, 2005
  • News

    May 26, 2005

    Doggystyle, Beeahtch!

    It's G's up, ho's down at the season's illest event, Snoop Dogg at Cricket Pavilion

  • News

    May 6, 2004

    Skin-NY Dippin'

    The Kreme Team dives headfirst into the Valley's poshest flesh pit, Skin Cabaret

  • Music

    November 25, 1999