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Stockyards Steakhouse Rolls Out “Classics” Menu


Fettuccine with Sweet Garlic,

Broccoli & Olive Oil


George and Sons

Chinese & Asian Cuisine

 in Scottsdale:

Proudly Presents:
 Wine Dinner

Saturday, May 19th 2012, 6:30 PM


Hot King Crab & Artichoke Dip


½ lb.        King Crab Meat

1 ea.       Small Onion, sliced paper thin into quarters

2 cups    Mayonnaise

14 oz.     Artichoke Hearts, canned

¼ cup      Parmesan Cheese, grated

              Fresh Minced Parsley


Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House Presents Arizona History Dinners:

Honoring the Colorful Legends, Lore and Tastes of Arizona’s History


Where: Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House, 6710 E. Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331

When: Every other Wednesday through October, starting Wednesday, June 6, 2012 (No-host cocktails at 5 p.m., dinner is served at 6 p.m. sharp! History presentation/discussion at 7 p.m.)


Mother’s Day at The Stockyards

Sunday May 13th, 2012

PRESCOTT, AZ. The Arizona Wine Growers Association will host a Wine Garden at the upcoming 26th annual

Prescott Fine Art and Wine Festival being held on Saturday May 12th & Sunday May 13th. The Wine Garden will showcase

a wide selection of Arizona Vineyards and Wineries. Festival attendees will receive 6 tastings and a souvenir wine glass for

$15. Festival participants can also purchase Arizona wine from local wineries by the glass, bottle or case. Eleven Arizona Wineries will be participating this year.

List of Wineries:

Studio Vino


My Wine Helper

by Jim Wiskerchen

As I sip on some 2007 Oak Creek Vineyards, Arizona Syrah, it reminds me of how much progress Arizona wine quality and the industry in general, has achieved in just a few short years.



By Elin Jeffords


            There are many paths to a career in a professional kitchen. It takes some people awhile to find their way -- others get a head start. Since 1990, C-CAP, the Careers Through Culinary Arts program, has provided early incentive and training to thousands of high school students.

Arizona Farmers’ Markets:

A Very Brief History  by Dee Logan

Once upon time, about 24 years ago an interesting concept was discussed and organized in the

office of then mayor Terry Goddard and the forward thinking members of the Phoenix City