New in Town: Copper Mule Kitchen and Bar

Copper Mule Kitchen and Bar opened in North Scottsdale in January, offering a diverse menu inspired by the owners’ travels and home states of New York, Texas, New Mexico, Mississippi and Arizona. Menu items with regional influences include Hatch chile queso, Montauk fried olives, Sonoran shrimp cocktail and Delta deviled eggs, as well as sandwiches, […]

Eat Your Art Out Chandler Cooks Up Support for Local Arts Scene

A Portion of Proceeds Raised at Participating Restaurants Tuesday, Feb. 25 Fund Chandler Center for the Arts Free Art Programs Hungry for a way to give back to the greater good? Then step out and enjoy lunch, happy hour or dinner in Chandler later this month and see a portion of every dollar you spend […]

Kitchen Doors: The Eat Beat

Tracy Dempsey Originals [Local First Spotlight] 1325 W. University Drive, Tempe Tracy Dempsey is well-known for providing sensational sweet and savory desserts to several Valley restaurants. Her packaged confections are found at shops, resorts and wine-tasting rooms around the state. A graduate of Scottsdale Community College’s culinary program, Dempsey embraces local ingredients and supports local […]

Happy Hour of the Month: Views, Brews & Food at The Phoenician Tavern

Located at The Phoenician Golf Clubhouse at the posh Scottsdale resort, The Phoenician Tavern offers stunning views with indoor and outdoor seating, delicious pub fare, creative cocktails, wine and an extensive craft beer selection including several Arizona brews. The Phoenician Tavern offers happy hour daily from 3-6 p.m. in a casual and fun atmosphere. Featured […]

Kitchen Doors: Food for Thought

Food for Thought Merkin Vineyards Old Town Scottsdale [Local First Spotlight] From grapes grown in Willcox and the Verde Valley to fresh ingredients in its restaurants, Merkin Vineyards is committed to local flavors and suppliers. “As a local producer ourselves, we give the support to others that we would like to receive,” said Jim Cunningham, […]

Kitchen Doors: Where to Ring in the New Year

Kitchen Doors Festive Feasts CENTURY GRAND Phoenix, centurygrandphx.com Century Grand is the latest concept from Barter & Shake, the award-winning team behind UnderTow, the pirate ship and tiki bar-inspired cocktail lounge. After much anticipation, Century Grand officially opened to the public in November, offering guests two experiences through Century Grand and Platform 18. In both […]

Kitchen Doors: Top-Notch Food Gifts

URBANA (Local First) Phoenix / urbanashop.com Recently voted Best Place to Buy a Gift by Phoenix New Times, UrbAna is a local boutique featuring unique items perfect for gifting or taking your own party to the next level. On the heels of a glowing recommendation from a friend, I stopped into UrbAna to check them […]

Quick Bites: What’s New-New at ZuZu

Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale has completely revamped its signature restaurant, ZuZu, marking the most significant change since it opened in 2005. The new design pays tribute to the hotel’s mid-century-modern style while adding a fresh backdrop for the new menu of shareable plates and crafty libations.   The lounge and dining room have been combined […]

Kitchen Doors: Tried and Tasty

ORGAN STOP PIZZA Mesa / organstoppizza.com One of the most unique restaurants you’ll ever visit, Organ Stop Pizza invites guests to savor delicious food and delightful music provided by what is considered the largest Wurlitzer pipe organ in the world. After ordering, enter a two-story dining room specially built to house the massive pipe organ […]