What was one of humanity’s greatest discoveries? You may say electricity, fire or even penicillin but I say nay.
No, the greatest thing is the chicken wing. A delicious and versatile food that makes a great addition to any dance, kickback gathering, movie night, Super Bowl viewing, bingo game, Tupperware party or baby shower. The chicken wing is a sacred thing of limitless possibilities. It can be tossed, rubbed, smoked, fired, grilled, glazed, deboned, spicy or cool, sour or sweet.
In honor of National Chicken Wing Day this Sunday, PHOENIX has curated the best deals and specials at Valley restaurants. Don’t wing it, let us show you the way.
Summer is berry season and if you’re looking for a little raspberry love this weekend, we’ve got a swoon-worthy recipe for you to tackle. Jenna Leurguin, pastry chef at Scottsdale’s exclusive Silverleaf Club, shares her stunning fresh raspberry pie recipe. It’s a little complicated, but well worth the effort.
If you’ve been to Farm & Craft, you know the menu is brimming with healthy options, from charred broccoli to a salmon poke bowl to avocado hummus. Recently, the restaurant added several new dishes, including Chilled Raw Pad Thai Salad, which has been a big hit with customers, says Samantha Roberts, Riot Hospitality Group executive chef.
Another scorching day is coming to an end and you’re probably already thinking about what you’ll sip on tonight to aid in that much needed relaxation. But you also swore to yourself you’d make healthier choices during the summer months. It’s a dilemma many of us find ourselves in–but don’t be discouraged, there may be just the right remedy for you!
When Phoenix attorney Avery Crossman started volunteering with Home ‘Fur’ Good no-kill animal shelter five years ago, she intended to help the organization write grants because she thought working in the shelter would be too sad. “That lasted maybe a week,” she says. “I discovered that Home Fur Good, as a true no-kill shelter, is not a sad place. The staff and volunteers are happy and the shelter is clean, bright and fresh.”
Crossman, who has been practicing Arizona workers’ compensation law since 1994, has adopted two dogs from Home ‘Fur’ Good and now serves as the organization’s board president.
Is there anything better than a festival overflowing with food?
No, the answer is definitively no. For food lovers, tastemakers, and trend chasers, food festivals are our Mall of America; a near-endless shopping center chock full of treats, sweets and new eats. To be clear, festivals comes from the Latin festum which quite literally means feast; so, there is no better way to put on a festival than by placing the word “food” in front of it. Regardless of the season, Phoenix hosts several intriguing and uninhibited food festivals that serve the niche and general markets which categorize our various taste preferences. So, skim through our list below and check out the coolest food festivals that are arriving in the Valley soon.
Welcome to the dog days of summer. Since the Valley is collectively pouting about the heat, we thought it might be a good time to provide a refreshing cocktail recipe that you can make at home. Grimaldi’s Pizzeria recently rolled out a couple of summer cocktails, including the Berry Ginger Fizz that’s guaranteed to be a showstopper come cocktail hour.
You’re dining solo. Divorced, widowed, alone on a business trip, or otherwise single for the night. If you sit at a bar, your options are:
- Take a chance talking to the people on either side of you (Risky!)
- Chat-up the bartender in-between shaking and stirring
- Stare at the TV and the rows of bottles.
But now you DO have another option — several in fact! I discovered the communal table concept when my boyfriend was stranded in Chicago on my birthday. New to town, I didn’t want to dine alone. After ditching an angry stranger at the bar, I moved over to the only open seat at Houston’s communal table. Not only did my table gang toast me over martinis, they sang happy birthday. One fellow diner even picked up the tab for everyone!
Here are just a handful of the communal tables in and around Phoenix. I can’t guarantee you’ll get a free meal, but you may make some great new social and business connections.
See my communal dining etiquette tips at the end of the list, too!
The 4th of July is just around the corner! And, since it falls in the middle of the week this year, most people will be in town for the holiday. If you aren’t wanting to host a party, or want to grab some good grub before the fireworks start, we have rounded up some stellar dining deals for this holiday week!
Vice Mayor Thelda Williams fills departing Mayor Greg Stanton’s slot.