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As a born-and-bred Arizonan, I have frequented a fair amount of hotspots throughout the state. However, Lake Havasu City is one I had never experienced. Imagine my excitement when I was recently invited to check out the charming burg for the 50th anniversary of its most famous landmark: the London Bridge. Lake Havasu City is a three-hour drive from Downtown Phoenix and is located on the border of Arizona and California, just south of Las...

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The Sicilian Baker Halloween cannoli | Photo courtesy The Maggiore Group   All the news that’s fit to nosh.  Autumnal Abundance: It’s fall, y’all! And with this past weekend’s cooler temps, that’s starting to feel real and not just like a cruel calendar joke. Embrace the transition with seasonal specials from The Sicilian Baker including pumpkin pie cannoli with pumpkin-infused sweet ricotta filling (order as a special: large shell dipped in chocolate and decorated with edible pumpkins; available October 15-November...

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All the news that’s fit to nosh.  La Chimichanga Más Grande del Mundo: Valley institution Macayo’s Mexican Food is gunning for world domination. This Saturday, September 25, at 10 a.m., Macayo’s team members at the Ahwatukee location will attempt to set a Guinness World Record for the longest chimichanga on the planet. “We’re extremely proud to be the original developer of the world’s first chimichanga* – and to have it become our signature dish. In fact, since it was first created,...

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  Photo courtesy Hotel Valley Ho    All the news that’s fit to nosh. Cerveza vs. Vino: Beer or wine? “Why not both?” to quote my hedonistic partner. ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho continues The Versus Series next week with a Beer vs. Wine dinner. Homegrown Four Peaks Brewing Company will be pitted against California’s The Prisoner Wine Company in head-to-head pairings with four courses. This dinner’s lineup includes a duck and citrus salad, Wagyu beef cheek with purple yam purée and a decadent chocolate mousse bar with whipped ganache pudding, each paired with one...

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Liberty Market Strawberry Shortcake | Photo Courtesy Knife & Fork Media Group    Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 9 and local restaurants are celebrating with multi-course meals, exclusive menu items and novelty cocktails. Here’s a running list of restaurants celebrating Mom this May with sustenance – and lots of Champagne, natch. Ember at We-Ko-Pa Raise a glass for moms everywhere with a complimentary Bellini, mimosa or glass of Champagne, plus an elaborate brunch including an...

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We all love a good boozy brunch. Let’s be real, it’s all about the OJ and Prosecco, which just happens to come with a side of eggs Benedict. That’s why we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite mimosas around the Valley. Bonus: They’re all under $10, so you can get your bougie brunch on – on a budget. The Vig Breakfast and lunch classics get a stylish upgrade at The Vig, where you could...

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My server at the Wrigley Mansion’s onsite restaurant, Geordie’s, tells me that the estate was originally built by chewing gum magnate William Wrigley Jr. as an anniversary gift for his wife. Constructed in 1929, the Mediterranean-style manse still sports some of its original tiles, which were shipped from the family’s factory on Catalina Island and ferried up the small slope by mules. It’s an elaborate tale, one that is not at all surprising now that...

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Planning an elegant brunch in the near future and need a sinfully rich and delectable entrée to wow your guests? If so, you’re in luck because Maple & Ash’s executive chef and partner Danny Grant shares one of his Sunday brunch recipes with us this week. To pull this off, you’ll have to make the bulk of the dish at the last minute so that everything stays warm. As always, make sure you have all...

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The Dressing Room at MonOrchid in Downtown Phoenix recently added weekend brunch to its repertoire. The restaurant features all-day breakfast, but chef Joe Rodger has added some new items, including shakshuka, a popular egg dish in Israel and other countries in the Middle East. Most shakshuka is made with red tomatoes, but Rodger puts a Southwestern spin on the dish by using tomatillos. When making this recipe, Rodger suggests wearing gloves while handling the tomatillos....

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What was once Tucson’s best kept secret has arrived to the heart of downtown Scottsdale. Prep & Pastry has been housed in Tucson for six years, and Scottsdale will be its first location in the Valley (7025 E. Via Soleri Dr.). Open daily from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., it will serve breakfast, lunch, and brunch daily, along with craft cocktails, house-steeped teas and organic fair trade coffee. The warm and welcoming atmosphere seats up...

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Taco Guild, known for its cilantro-studded guacamole and robust food lineup featuring more than a dozen taco options, recently launched a new brunch menu. The unique uptown Mexican eatery is housed in an old church, which seems fitting since some consider brunch to be an almost religious ritual. In fact, the new menu kicked off on Sunday, August 25 with a full gospel band, which will return every Sunday in September. The brunch menu features...

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Today (Oct. 13) is World Egg Day and to celebrate, Sharman Hickman of local Hickman’s Family Farms is sharing a recipe that’s easy to make and jam-packed with essential nutrients. “Eggs are nature’s vitamin bottle,” she says.

The recipe is easily amended and tailored to your preference, Hickman says. “If you don’t want it to have meat, you can substitute spinach or kale. And if you don’t want ham, you can use turkey. Our recipes are designed for whatever you have available in your refrigerator.”

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For those who enjoy a hearty breakfast at home, this one’s for you. Matt Pool of Matt’s Big Breakfast shares the recipe for Chop & Chick that was once featured on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives several years ago. In the episode, host Guy Fieri chows down on the pesto marinated pork chop and deems it “fantastic.”

“We make everything from scratch the old-fashioned way,” Pool says. “The home fries remind me of something you’d have in your grandma’s kitchen.”

If you want to try the dish before attempting it at home, scurry down to Matt’s Big Breakfast and learn from the experts. But be prepared to wait. This place is hella popular.

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