Monthly Archives: April 2008

Cinco de Mayo starts Saturday at many E.V. restaurants

Cinco de Mayo is Monday, but many Mexican restaurants are kicking off their celebrations Saturday. Here are five of the hottest parties in the East Valley this weekend:

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Documentary 'King Corn' exposes America's scary diet

When a marketing flack offered to send me a review copy of “King Corn,” which comes out on DVD today, I promised “to take a look at it.” I never thought I’d enjoy it. After all, it’s a documentary about … Continue reading

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Review: Pasta Brioni is a little bit tamer but still enjoyable

I look at the pizza smothered in mushrooms. “Are there supposed to be mushrooms on this?” I ask. “Yes, of course,” the server says. “Are you sure?” I ask again. “I thought the menu said it comes with just sausage, … Continue reading

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Get 31-cent scoop of ice cream Wednesday at Baskin-Robbins

Baskin-Robbins stores hold their second annual 31-cent Scoop Night from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday, April 30. The promotion supports the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. Participating restaurants in the East Valley: 4970 S. Alma School Road, Chandler; 1229 S. … Continue reading

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Get free ice cream Tuesday at Scottsdale Ben & Jerry's

The good news: Tuesday (April 29) is Ben & Jerry’s annual Free Cone Day! The bad news: The Ben & Jerry’s at 92nd Street and Shea Boulevard in Scottsdale is the only East Valley location participating in the nationwide promotion. … Continue reading

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Pacific Bay Company seafood restaurant closes in NE Mesa

Pacific Bay Company, the first high-end seafood restaurant to open in northeast Mesa, has closed. Chris and Andrea Blazier opened Pacific Bay in July 2006 in the Villages at Las Sendas shopping center on the northeast corner of McDowell and … Continue reading

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Grand champion successfully defends crown at Salsa Challenge

“Hot” is the best word to describe My Nana’s Salsa Challenge, which drew close to 25,000 people to Tempe Beach Park on Saturday. With 90-degree temperatures, no breeze and not a cloud in the sky, I saw a lot of … Continue reading

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