tequila Archives

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THE SCENE You know what I’ve missed during the pandemic? Chips and salsa in real time. Sure, I brought some home from local Mexican restaurants to enjoy with my takeout tacos and tamales from time to time, but those were not – and will never be –the same as a bowl of crunchy shards of fresh corn tortillas still hot from the fryer and glistening with flecks of salt, sided with ramekins of bright, cool and colorful salsa. Something is lost in transportation.  When I found out Habanero’s Mexican Grill, a North Valley institution with two Scottsdale locations, had a happy hour, I got excited. My...

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A flight abroad may be out of the question due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, but epicurean escapism in the form of fanciful food and drink flights is alive and well in the Valley. From a boozy cereal sampler to a smorgasbord of bloody marys, here are 12 local spots to try a twist on the traditional flight.   U.S. Egg This locally owned and operated breakfast and lunch joint recently ramped up its cocktail menu...

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We could all use an excuse to drink these days. Conveniently, today is National Tequila Day! Celebrate this boozy occasion with these to-go tipples – and one dine-in treat. We’ll drink to that! Teaspressa Teaspressa provides premixed and premeasured non-alcoholic ingredients in its Green Gold Tequila Cocktail Kit – just add tequila! The kit includes Teaspressa’s signature Green Gold Tea, lime juice, agave syrup and Pellegrino Blood Orange sparking water. Each kit is $9 and...

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