Monthly Archives: February 2009

Valley PBS station puts spotlight on 'Craft Beer’

“A change is brewing in America …” So begins “Craft Beer: The New Wine,” a one-hour special about the growing popularity of small breweries that create new and unique beers. Produced by Tempe-based PBS station KAET-TV (Channel 8), the show … Continue reading

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Strong Beer Festival draws craft brewers to Mesa

The Strong Beer Festival is showing no signs of being tapped out. The annual East Valley event will boast a record number of participants Saturday at Mesa Amphitheatre. “We have over 40 breweries this year,” says Jerry Gantt, executive director … Continue reading

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5 to try: Where to go after Cactus League games

Arizona’s Cactus League has kicked off its 2009 schedule. For the next month, 14 major-league baseball teams are playing exhibition games at 11 stadiums, including Mesa’s Hohokam Park, Tempe Diablo Stadium and Scottsdale Stadium. After the games, most of which … Continue reading

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Italian restaurant Bella Vino adds … Mexican dishes?

Spaghetti and meatballs with a side of tacos, anyone? In one of the more unusual moves I’ve seen from a Valley eatery, Italian fine-dining restaurant Bella Vino has added seven pages of Mexican dishes (see menu pdf) to its already … Continue reading

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Restaurant review: The Farmhouse

Eating at the Farmhouse reminds me of the breakfasts I had as a young boy at my Grandma Schank’s kitchen table. Every Christmas, my parents would pile my brother, my sister and me into the back of our wood-paneled station … Continue reading

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Get free tacos today at Jack in the Box

Jack in the Box is giving away free tacos until midnight. All you have to do is print this coupon and bring it in.

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Get free pancakes Tuesday at IHOP

IHOP is celebrating Pancake Tuesday by giving away free short stacks of buttermilk pancakes from 7 to 10 a.m. Tuesday. There’s no charge, but customers are asked to make a small donation to the Children’s Miracle Network. Last year, IHOP … Continue reading

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