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Tequila

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2014

    Rooh Afza: My New Favorite Bar Ingredient

    When I need some kitchen or bar inspiration, one of my favorite things to do is head to an international grocery store. With such a dazzling array of unusual ingredients at my beck and call, I'm sure to find something to kick myself out of whatever rut I might be in. One particular ingredient that ... More >>

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    November 21, 2013
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    August 9, 2013

    The Secrets to the Best Lime Shot, Ever.

    More than a few craft bartenders I know have a certain disdain for shots. It doesn't matter whether it's a mixed drink with an X-rated name or the bottle of the moment. They sniff that shots are vulgar, more suited to the realm of nightclubs and frat parties than Serious Cocktail Bars. Shots disappe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2013

    Distrito's Cocktail School Features Carlos Santana's Tequila, Casa Noble

    It might be summer vacation, but if "cocktail school" is in session, count us in any day. "Professor" John Christie, head Distrito mixologist, is gearing up to teach you a thing or two about Carlos Santana's tequila. Tequila Casa Noble will be the featured ingredient when the class bell rings this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2013

    How To Make Perfect Frozen Margaritas

    This week for Last Call, my frozen drink series continues with arguably the most popular cocktail in the state. That's right, it's time to make some frozen margaritas. Sounds simple enough. I've already written an article about "regular" non-frozen margaritas; all I'd have to do is take one and toss ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2013

    13 Metro Phoenix Restaurants and Bars with Cinco de Mayo Celebrations

    Okay, so maybe you don't know exactly why it's a tradition to eat, drink, and party on Cinco de Mayo (FYI, it's to commemorate the 150-year-old Battle of Puebla, a victory of the Mexican militia over the French army). But those pesky details shouldn't stop you from having a truly awesome modern Amer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2012

    Tequila on Tap Restaurant Coming to Mesa

    "Almost every restaurant serves tequila in the Valley, but only at TQLA in Mesa will we give you the chance to sample some of the rarest and finest tequila's around and to try tequila on tap." That's what owner Michael Nelson had to say about his tequila bar and restaurant, TQLA, opening in Mesa on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2012

    Beyond Margaritas: More Great Tequila Drinks

    This week, the mailbag fell open to reveal a message/question in a bottle: "Help! We stocked up on tequila for margarita season. Now we're already tired of margaritas and still have lots of tequila, what should I do with it?" Simple: Send it to your favorite booze blogger. Oh, you mean you want to ... More >>

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    April 12, 2012
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    February 22, 2012

    Ten Favorite Margaritas in Metro Phoenix

    pinterest.com​We don't really go for all the hoopla over the made-up holidays that have crept onto the calendar in recent times, thanks to clever marketers. You know, like Orange M&M Day and Brown Rice Tortilla Week. (We made those up, don't worry.) But there's one fabricated celebration w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2012

    Bill Before Mexican Congress Could Harm Tequila, Mezcal Makers

    ​American drinkers don't often trouble themselves with Mexican affairs, but with the future of agave-based spirits suddenly unsure, perhaps they should. Trouble is brewing in our neighbor to the south, where legislators have proposed a bill that could harm the variety and quality of the agave-bas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    This Week In Chow Bella

    Another week has come and gone leaving us to ponder the upcoming events that will shape our lives and, more importantly, our dinners out. But before we move on, let's have one last look at the blog posts from this week. Five Tequila Cocktails for Grown Ups Eddie Matney Turns Up the bin Laden Heat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2011

    This Week In Chow Bella

    Another week has come and gone leaving us to ponder the upcoming events that will shape our lives and, more importantly, our dinners out. But before we move on, let's have one last look at the blog posts from this week. AVION Silver Tequila "Too Good," New Times Editorial Staff Reports A Taste o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2011

    Five Places to Celebrate National Margarita Day

    Gallo Blanco's margarita never disappoints.​Yeah, there happens to be a food holiday for every single day of the year, but some seem more legit than others. (National Turkey Neck Soup Day? WTF?!) National Margarita Day is one that seems actually worthy of celebrating, altho ... More >>

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    December 9, 2010
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    April 15, 2010

    Eat the Worm

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