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Fine Dining at T. Cook’s at the Royal Palms

Last week I went to the newly renovated T.Cook’s restaurant and The Mix Up at the Royal Palms Resort & Spa. The romantic ambience of the dining room and courtyard are perfect for the Mediterranean-inspired cuisine, and the views of Camelback Mountain from the patios are stunning.

T. Cook's Dining Room

Executive Chef Paul McCabe blends local and regional flavors to create Mediterranean cuisine that is thoughtful and …

Experience a Private Chef’s Table at the Food Truck Caravan

You may have heard of the Food Truck Caravan that happens every Saturday night at Goldwater and 5th Avenue in Downtown Scottsdale. This gathering of gourmet trucks has been elevated with a new offering — a private Chef’s Table featuring five courses.

WP_20131019_003I arrived on a beautiful fall evening with a few friends and we were escorted to our private “kasbah” tent. Our chef du …

The Gladly – New Restaurant from the Citizen Public House Team

The Citizen Public House team of Bernie, Richie, and Andrew recently opened The Gladly near 24th Street and Camelback. The space has a contemporary urban feel with a wrap-around stainless steel bar and lots of glass, and a patio is also in the works.

They have a nice area called the Library, featuring art done by the same spray-paint artist that painted the mural at CPH. There’s also a separate private dining room and a …

Stop In to Culinary Dropout

Culinary Dropout is Sam Fox’s unique gastro-pub restaurant that also features live acoustic music Thursday through Saturday. The food is excellent and the service is stellar!

Culinary Dropout

We started with an antipasto platter that was amazing – soft round pretzels with a provolone fondue, roasted beets, pickled peppers, prosciutto, and a variety of cheeses! It could easily have been dinner.

Pretzel Bites …

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Bull Riding and Western Food at Buffalo Chip Saloon & Steakhouse in Cave Creek

I put on my best western gear and looked forward to a fun evening at the Buffalo Chip Saloon and Steakhouse in Cave Creek, home of bull riding and the Green Bay Packers! The building opened in 1951 as a place where fisherman could pick up bait and supplies on their way to Bartlett Lake and Horseshoe Lake. It was only about 800 square feet then but now encompasses five acres.

They …