The humble margarita may be my favorite adult beverage. Tequila, lime, salt – what’s not to love?
Unfortunately, not every margarita is created equally. I’m looking you at you, frozen, glorified slushies with a ton of too-sweet sweet-and-sour mix. I’m getting a headache just thinking about you.
Making pizza from scratch requires some serious kitchen skills, but there are plenty of shortcuts you can take to make it easier, including buying prepared dough and bottled sauce. Fred Morgan, owner of one Valley-based Fired Pie locations, offers up a recipe for pesto chicken pizza that you can modify with ingredients purchased from your local grocery store.
A few days ago we rounded up Valentine's Day activities for the anti-romantics; today, we're here for the lovers. Looking for a romantic setting to pop the question? Or how about celebrating an anniversary? Are you trying to be subtly impressive but not overwhelm a first date? No matter the occasion, we've got you covered with a list of the best Valentine's deals at Valley restaurants.
February is fondue month and to help you celebrate, the folks at the Melting Pot have shared their cheddar cheese fondue recipe. And while a sinfully decadent meal at Arizona's favorite fondue palace makes for a great Valentine’s Day, this recipe is sure to impress for a romantic night in.
When Jim Gallen, chef/owner of Tom’s Tavern, was recovering from chemotherapy and radiation treatments for tongue cancer, he would often find himself awake in the middle of the night due to side effects from the medication. During many of those sleepless nights, Jim and his dad (who moved in to help Jim get through treatment) watched the Food Network. As they watched in the wee hours one morning, Jim’s dad mentioned that he hadn’t had meatloaf in a while, so Jim got to work on a new recipe. He came up with veal meatloaf, now a bestseller at Tom’s Tavern.
In this time of controversy, tensions are high across the U.S. The country is polarized, and people are preparing to fight.
What? You thought we were talking about politics? We'll leave that to your distant relatives' Facebook posts – we're here for the Super Bowl. As the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons prep for battle this Sunday, so too must fans must gear up for the ultimate viewing experience. Whatever that means to them.
So whether you're a manic football hooligan (of the American variety), a sports-loving couple or just here for the wings, bro, we've got you covered with these Super Bowl viewing parties and deals happening across the Valley.
Love shows itself in grand gestures of chocolate-filled hearts and massive teddy bears but more often it’s present in the everyday stuff, like emptying the dishwasher unprompted. And while lifelong love is built mainly on the latter, it can’t hurt to indulge in over-the-top romance every so often, especially with Valentine’s Day around the corner.
That’s where AJ’s Fine Foods come in.
Each month, we of the PHOENIX magazine creative team ask ourselves a different question about our favorite dining and drinking experiences in the Valley. Our picks are usually hidden in the back of the magazine among our Dining Guide restaurant listings. Not any more. Our picks are going digital! Feel free to follow us on social media (at least, those of us who tweet) and be sure to tag us (@PhoenixMagazine on Twitter and @PHXMagazine on Instagram) on pics of your favorite picks.
Next Thursday, Feb. 2, is National Crepe Day and to celebrate, The Crepe Club is offering a free Nutella or Parisian (butter and sugar) crepe at all locations. The Crepe Club’s owners, Fares Tarabichi and his brothers, Karim and Omar, have been eating crepes since they were kids in Syria. Every Sunday, their mom would whip up a batch of crepes for the family. “My brothers and I would compete (to see) who could come up with the best fillings,” Fares says.
Their love of crepes led the brothers to set up a crepe cart two years ago on the campus of Arizona State University, where all three attended. Today, the cart has been transformed into a brick and mortar location on the campus and they’ve opened restaurants at Biltmore Fashion Park and San Tan Village.
Animal protein ain’t the only way to get your gains, bro.
At least, according to a recent study in the journal “Nutrients” from Arizona State University. The researchers tracked the diets of vegetarian and omnivore endurance athletes for a week then had them complete a series of fitness tests. The findings? Both categories of athletes performed at basically the same level and had very similar body compositions.
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