Category Archives: Paradise Valley

7 culinary things to do this weekend

The culinary festival season is in full swing, and this weekend offers something for everyone from chocolate lovers to beer drinkers. Here are seven events to check out: Corks & Cactus: This annual 21-and-over event will allow people to sample … Continue reading

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Pink Pony, Quilted Bear close in Scottsdale

Pink Pony and Quilted Bear, two venerable Scottsdale restaurants with nearly a century of history between them, are among the latest victims of the economic recession. Pink Pony — once labeled the best baseball restaurant in America by famed baseball … Continue reading

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Get free wings today at Native New Yorker

Native New Yorker is celebrating its 30th anniversary today by giving away free chicken wings: Stop in any of its 24 Valley locations to get six free wings with the purchase of any beverage. The offer is dine-in only — … Continue reading

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More E.V. restaurant closings: El Chorro, Fine's Cellar

Is the faltering economy finally catching up to the Valley’s restaurant scene? I was surprised the first four months of 2009 brought relatively few high-profile restaurant closings — certainly no more than years past and perhaps even fewer than usual. … Continue reading

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5 to try: Movies celebrating food and drink

I was flipping through TV channels the other day and came across an HBO airing of “Ratatouille,” one of my favorite movies that celebrate food and drink. It got me thinking of others, so here are five more movies I … Continue reading

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5 to try: Fabulous Easter brunches

Looking for an Easter brunch with fabulous food in a breathtaking setting? Here are five of the most popular in the Valley. A word of warning: Make your reservations soon because these always fill up quickly. Ko’sin at Wild Horse … Continue reading

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5 to try: West of Western participating chefs

West of Western, one of the Valley’s premier culinary festivals, takes place next weekend. Fifty of the state’s top chefs will gather on the grounds of the Heard Museum in Phoenix to prepare signature entrees and answer questions about recipes … Continue reading

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