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    June 18, 2013

    CLOSED: Big Earl's BBQ in Scottsdale

    Looks like the smoke's gone out at Big Earl's BBQ. The home of "old school 'Q'" in Old Town Scottsdale has shuttered. See also: - May Restaurant Openings and Closings in Metro Phoenix - CLOSED: Sam Fox's Modern Steak in Scottsdale Opened in January 2011 in a standalone white brick building at 7213 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2011

    5 Restaurant Week Picks for Foodies (and 5 More For the Rest of Us)

    The new spring version of Arizona Restaurant Week starts this Friday, May 13. With over 50 restaurants involved in the $30-40 three-course meal deal, it's hard to figure out which places to hit. The Dhaba's menu looks delicious, for example, while White Chocolate Grill's "Date Night" spe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    Rain or Shine, Scottsdale Culinary Festival Heavy on the Pour

    We did not love Macayo's, despite Scottsdale Culinary Festival's subliminal marketing ploy. ​Another year of Scottsdale Culinary Festival events has come and gone. We sampled the fare at the 33rd Annual Great Arizona Picnic, watched the wine flow at Cooks & Corks, and took the opportuni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2011

    Spring Training Eats: Old Town Scottsdale

    Via​As Cactus League games are just kicking in, people who obsess about baseball as much as this restaurant critic obsesses about food are finding themselves with rumbling bellies, wondering what places to hit up in the vicinity of their favorite spring training bal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2010

    Next Week: Bud Light Fiesta

    ​For college football fans, it's a chance to tailgate, celebrate, and socialize. And for anybody else, it's a chance to chow down on two-buck nibbles from local restaurants, take in some live music, and enjoy the glory of January in Arizona. While the rest of the country is digging itself out from ... More >>

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    September 30, 2010
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    April 1, 2009

    Opening Friday: Afterlife in Scottsdale

    Really, really late-night eats are hard to come by no matter what part of the Valley you're in, but in Old Town Scottsdale, where there are plenty of places to go boozing, there definitely aren't enough places to grab a bite and soak up a night's worth of sake bombers. The folks ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 7, 1997
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    March 13, 1997