Monthly Archives: February 2010

Movie review: 'Blood Into Wine'

“Blood Into Wine” is not going to be Arizona’s version of “Sideways,” the 2004 Academy Award-winning film that led to a spike in California wine country tourism and Pinot Noir sales. Instead, “Blood Into Wine” is a not-so-intriguing documentary, bordering … Continue reading

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Estate House cooking classes start March 6

If you were looking forward to this weekend’s launch of Saturday cooking classes with longtime Valley restaurant critic Nikki Buchanan and Estate House chef Gio Osso, you’ll have to wait a week. It hasn’t been noted yet on Buchanan’s new … Continue reading

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Joe's Farm Grill to offer 'DD&D' specials in March

Joe’s Farm Grill is celebrating its 2008 appearance on the Food Network’s popular “Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives” with a series of specials in March. Starting Monday, you can purchase The Guy Fieri Meal, which includes all four menu items enjoyed … Continue reading

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Cork offers 'Taste of Creole' on Sunday nights

“Taste of Creole” is the latest theme for the popular Sunday night tasting dinners at Cork in Chandler. The $35 dinner includes crawfish etoufée, crab salad, choice of entree (fried catfish, duck gumbo or Cajun braised short rib) and bananas … Continue reading

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Gilbert cigar shop hosts Sonoran 200 release party

Sonoran Brewing will celebrate the release of its new Sonoran 200 ale with a party noon to 8 p.m. Saturday at Stogie Cutter cigar shop in Gilbert. Sonoran 200 is the second product in the brewery’s extreme beer series. Made … Continue reading

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Il Vinaio to host March 7 fundraising concert

Il Vinaio restaurant in downtown Mesa will host a fundraising concert for the Arizona World Music Initiative 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. March 7. The featured performers will be brothers Thano and Dimitri Sahnas of Turning Point and Sherry Finzer … Continue reading

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First Taste: Fat Cat

Will the third time be the charm for Fat Cat? After two unsuccessful stints as 98 South — closing in 2008 and again, under new owners, in 2009 — the downtown Chandler fine-dining restaurant has reopened as Fat Cat. And even … Continue reading

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