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‘Anniversary Week’: Simple Machine fetes 1st year with special beers

By Tara Alatorre Simple Machine Brewing Company celebrated its first anniversary by releasing three special beers during what it dubbed “Anniversary Week.” Although the North Phoenix brewery did not have a typical anniversary celebration because...

One Sip at a Time: Sorso Wine Room celebrates 6 years

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski When Mark Teahen left Major League Baseball during Spring Training of 2014, he and his wife, Lauren, took a trip to Italy to consider the sport in the European country. “We heard...

Midcentury Cool: Hula’s owner goes from touring to tikis

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Dana Mule traveled the world with New Kids on the Block providing security for singer Jonathan Knight. Screaming girls, autograph hounds and concerts filled his days. When he met his wife, he...

Roosevelt Row Gets Lucky: Craft cocktail and food truck concept comes to town

By Annika Tomlin Restaurateur Julian Wright is best known for his Pedal Haus Brewery, La Bocca Pizzeria and Canteen Modern Tequila Bar concepts. Now he’s bringing Luckys Indoor Outdoor, a craft cocktail and food truck fare...

Over the Top: The Yard Milkshake Bar bringing elaborate desserts to CityScape

By Connor Dziawura When it comes to The Yard Milkshake Bar, the growing dessert chain that specializes in over-the-top creations, there are often lines out the doors. That may be the case when local franchisee Kendra...

Partner in Wine: Danica Patrick teams with French family for rosé

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Former racecar driver Danica Patrick acknowledges that her reasons for offering rosé wine aren’t necessarily classy or politically correct, but they’re true. “I like to drink it,” the part-time Scottsdale resident says with...

Sip. Savor. Dine.: Culinary experiences benefit Ryan House

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski When Ryan House put its annual fundraiser, the White Christmas Gala, on the backburner due to COVID-19, the staff cooked up a new event—Sip. Savor. Dine. Culinary Experiences. Through the end of January,...

Filled With Happiness: Take & Bake Churro Kits are the perfect holiday activity

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Phoenicians can appreciate a good churro. However, with the lack of food truck festivals and fairs, we’re hard-pressed to find them. Entrepreneur Scott Porter came up with an alternative to bring them into...

‘Familiar But Not Predictable’: The Craftsman brings new flavors to Scottsdale

By Kristine Cannon North Scottsdale recently welcomed a new neighborhood restaurant called The Craftsman Cocktails and Kitchen—where cocktails and craftsmanship come first, literally. Specializing in hand-crafted cocktails and traditional, comfort food dishes with a global twist,...

‘Hare’ of the Dog: Distillery’s owners add a personal touch to its tasting room

By Jacqueline Robledo After several years of running a business and working in academia, the husband-and-wife team of Jim Matz and Wendy Tilton decided it was time to try something new. The couple moved to...

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