Tag: where to eat in the Valley

Beachside Brunch In The Desert

July 6, 2012 | 1:42 PM | Eat & Drink | By Maxfield Barker

What’s the best cure for a hangover? Drinking more, of course (or at least, that’s what we thought in college.) Regardless, what better way to start your weekends than awesome deals on Mimosas and Bloody Marys?

Starting this June, Sandbar has introduced a great weekend brunch menu complete with Pork Loin FrittersChilaquilesChorizo & Eggs and Eggs Benedict to go along with our favorite morning beverages, every Saturday and Sunday morning from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Don’t wait until the tide’s gone out, brunch up at Sandbar this summer!

For the closest location to you, click here.


Fleming’s Bar La Carte

June 11, 2012 | 12:05 PM | Bars | By Maxfield Barker

Being one of the most popular steakhouses around the Valley, Fleming’s is making sure to stay ahead of the game by introducing its new Bar la Carte menu this summer.

Exclusive to the bar, the menu offers guests six new dishes available any time, any day of the week. If you think these are just appetizers, you are mistaken friend. More substantial than the typical “bar bites” found at other restaurants, the addition of this Bar la Carte menu makes Fleming’s bar as much a destination for food as it is for wine and cocktails.

Fleming’s, being the classy bunch they are, have paired not only wine, but a variety of cocktails and beer with each of the six new menu items. Here’s how we know it’s good: Flemming’s spent over a year testing and tasting before deciding on the menu. Talk about research (where can we sign up for that job?)

Here’s a look at what the menu has to offer.

Salt and Pepper Shrimp ($15) served with crispy fried green beans, thin slices of lemon, and a caper-mustard dipping sauce; Prime Steakhouse Meatballs ($9) in a spicy peppercorn sauce with shitake mushrooms; Fleming’s Original Prime Rib Melt ($16) is slow roasted prime rib stacked on a toasted parmesan baguette with Swiss cheese, sautéed mushrooms, whole-grain mustard, horseradish slaw, and au jus for dipping; Filet Mignon Flatbread ($12) is topped with Danish Blue and Monterey jack cheeses, and red onion confit.”

There are four Valley locations, to find the one closest to you, click here.


Staycation Dining: A Tourist Experience for Local Palates

June 6, 2012 | 3:00 PM | Bars | By Kara Philp

Wish you were catching a wave at Waikiki beach or on a yacht cruising the Caribbean? How about a staycation dining experience at one of these five Valley restaurants. Photo by Kara Philp

Let’s face it, vacation season is upon us and while most Valley residents can’t take the entire summer off to soak up the sun poolside or sip tropical drinks on sandy beaches, we can still pretend. Enter the vacation dining experience; one part staycation and one part tropical cuisine and ambiance.

If seeing (and tasting) is believing, you could mistake these five local hotspots for an evening in paradise. Read all about it after the jump.  »READ MORE

The Greek Life

May 8, 2012 | 3:59 PM | Eat & Drink | By Maxfield Barker

The Greek life is on the rise. No, not Greece’s economy and no, we don’t mean Greek life as in frat parties and beer pong. We’re talking fro-yo and with summer almost in full swing, frozen yogurt sounds like a great way to cool off. TCBY is the first fro-yo brand to make a Greek frozen yogurt national commitment. Now what exactly is Greek Yogurt?

Greek-style yogurt is creamier in texture, offers twice the amount of protein, has fewer carbs, is nonfat, a great source of fiber and makes a convenient meal replacement. Basically it’s perfect for the health-conscious you with a sweet-tooth. Greek Yogurt is believed to be the fastest-growing food segment in history with two times the growth of energy drinks. What’s more, if you Like TCBY’s Facebook page, you could win a trip for two to Greece (like you needed another reason to enjoy some yogurt).

TCBY is the first to capitalize on this growing trend. You can try it now before anyone else at their Scottsdale location on Via de Ventura.

TCBY | 8120 North Hayden Road |  Scottsdale, Arizona

Mastro’s New Drink Menu

April 4, 2012 | 7:55 AM | Bars | By Maxfield Barker

All Mastro’s restaurants will be serving up a plethora of new uniquely-crafted cocktails aimed pleasing any and all palates beginning this week. These new drinks are mixed with the freshest ingredients and premium liqueurs and spirits. All of this combined with Mastro’s award winning menu and you have one of the best places to wine and dine in the Valley. Just take a look at some of these new drinks just added for Spring:  Preview the menu after the break »READ MORE

Hot Diggity Dogs

February 29, 2012 | 2:00 PM | Eat & Drink | By Maxfield Barker

The weather is wonderful. Clear, blue skies and the perfect temperature outside. Spring is almost at our doorsteps and with it comes a new season of baseball. What’s the best part of baseball? Well besides the game, and overpriced beer, hot dogs of course! There’s nothing like hanging out at the ball park with a dog in one hand and a beer in the other. Luckily you don’t have to go to Chase Field, or any of our spring training fields for a traditional dog. We’ve rounded up some of the best dogs in the Valley for you to enjoy between games.

Alice Cooperstown’s “Big Unit”a full pound, 22 inch Vienna beef hot dog, served on a whole baguette roll. With plenty of options for add ons. Are you big enough to handle it?

The Chicago Hamburger CompanyCooking in a strict Chicago style, this Phoenix restaurant offers a multitude of hot dogs and Polish dogs using only Vienna beef.

Ted’s Hot Dogs – Originating from NYC in 1927, Ted’s has everything you could want from a traditional hot dog place, including a great beer selection.

Al’s Chicago StyleYet another great Chicago style dog place, Al’s has two locations in the Valley. More locations to come soon.

Dave’s Dog HouseLocated in Tempe, in the heart of ASU, Dave’s is a local favorite that is different by using a New England style bun, aka buttered toast. Delicious.

Hot Dog Carts! – Plain and simple. If you’re ever around downtown Phoenix on a weekday then you have surely noticed the many hot dog carts out and about. Stop by one of them, because for only a couple bucks you get a quick, delicious reminiscent of the NY tradition.

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