"Arizona History Dinners" Kick Off Wednesday, June 5, at Cartwright's

This Wednesday, June 5, Cartwright's Sonoran Ranch House will serve a special menu in tribute to Legends in Levis: Old Time Cowboys. It will be the first in the Cave Creek restaurant's "Arizona History Dinners" series, scheduled to run biweekly through the end of October.

See also: - Eric Flatt of Tonto Bar & Grill and Cartwright's Talks Hunting in Arizona

The three courses -- heirloom tomato and fresh radish salad with wild flower honey vinaigrette, mesquite wood-grilled NY strip steak with cracked peppercorn whiskey demi cream, braised appaloosa beans and cornmeal-battered onion rings, and campfire s'mores complete with chocolate cake -- will be accompanied by Marshall Trimble, Arizona's official state historian. Live music will be provided by Gary Dirodis.

All "Arizona History Dinners" are $55 per person (plus tax and gratuity) and begin with a no-host cocktail hour at 5 p.m. Dinner is served promptly at 6 p.m., and the presentation is at 7 p.m. Call 480-488-8031 for reservations. The full series schedule is below, and menus and more details are available on Cartwright's website.

June 5 -- Legends in Levis: Old Time Cowboys

June 19 -- On the Trail of Arizona History: Growing Up on Route 66

July 3 -- Poor Arizona, Nobody Wanted Us. Nobody.

July 17 -- Boom Towns and Mineral Mania

July 31 -- Ken Duncan: Storyteller, Lecturer, Flute Player & Full-Blooded San Carlos Apache

August 14 -- Outrageous Arizonans: From an Apache Named "Fun" to an Old Coot Named Harry Nipple

August 28 -- Arizona's Hard-Riding Heroes: From Pete Kitchen to Buckey O'Neill

September 11 -- Enter the Law: Bringing Law and Order to the Last Frontier

September 25 -- Artists of the West from Remington to Russell

October 9 -- Rural Arizona: Small Towns and Zany Characters

October 23 -- The Migration of the Hopi Culture through Petroglyphs and Song

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Dominique Chatterjee