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.
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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 >>
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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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
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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 >>
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 >>