In the June 2014 issue of PHOENIX magazine, we took you behind-the-scenes at Ben and Jack’s Steakhouse in Scottsdale (benandjackssteakhouse.com) to see how Chef Admir Alibasic makes the restaurant’s delectable dry-aged steaks. Here are a few other places around the Valley where you can score one of these special cuts:
Valley travel queen Tara Hitchcock gives Celebrity Fight Night Italy attendees the low-down on that country’s Old World charms in this month’s Tara’s Travels. Find her Top 3 list of Italian travel experiences in this outtake extra.
Hiking the Dolomites hut-to-hut. If you love the outdoors and don’t mind sleeping on a wooden cot in a refugio, you will thank me later! A trek though this mountain range in Northern Italy - about an hour-and-a-half of Cortina d’ Ampezzo – is right out of Lord of the Rings, the via ferrata (old wartime climbing routes) are breathtaking and the food is incredible (I have no idea how the Italians transport their fresh pasta thousands of feet up a mountain). Plus, you won’t gain weight as you’ve hiked it all off!
After digging into our Italian Dining Guide, get a second serving with more Q&A and video featuring Angelo Livi and Tomaso Maggiore; local spots to try the various regional cuisines of Italy; a how-to video on making uova raviolo at Noca; and more. It’s a multimedia meal of epic proportions.