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3 Cool Hot Dog Stands

Frenchys Caribbean Dog From about 10 p.m. to 3 a.m., savvy snackers indulge in all-beef hot dogs, Polish sausages, bratwurst and spicy Italian sausage from Market Place Deli of Phoenix. Toppings include Creole-Cajun, mango, pineapple-strawberry, papaya-Mandarin orange, guava, Piña Colada, prickly pear-aloe vera and “The World’s Hottest Hot Dog,” slathered in a chunky sauce of [...]

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Coming Soon To Glendale

From azcentral.com: Four new restaurants are expected to open in Glendale by the end of 2010: • Tuscan Oven: The same ownership group has transformed Bice into a more casual Italian eatery featuring pizza, pasta and panini. 6751 N. Sunset Blvd. (Westgate City Center), 623-877-4760. Now open. • The Spicery in Our 1895 Home: The [...]

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Spotted Donkey Cantina now serving brunch

Spotted Donkey Cantina, the popular Southwest Mexican cantina, is now serving brunch. In keeping with chef Esteban Colon’s seasonal inspirations, some new, summery dishes include chilled avocado-cucumber-honeydew soup paired with fennel-radish-mango salad; roasted golden-beet salad with crispy goat cheese and chile-glazed pecans in shallot-balsamic vinaigrette; and an Atlantic salmon BLT with ripe tomato, bacon, avocado, [...]

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Arizona Restaurant Week

Arizona Restaurant Week returns Sept 18-26. The ultimate foodies event where you can partake in Arizona’s finest fare at a special discount price. Each restaurant will offer a three-course dinner menu of signature dishes for $19, $29 or $39 per person, excluding beverages, tax and gratuity. More info and list o’ restaurants at www.arizonarestaurantweek.com

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Gilbert sisters win episode of Food Network’s ‘Cupcake Wars’

The Coffee and Cigarettes cupcakes at the Coffee Shop at Agritopia in Gilbert are not selling that well, according to co-owner Jessica Cuff. But on Food Network’s reality show “Cupcake Wars,” the sweet treats were the center of attention, helping Cuff and her sister, Jenna Flowers, win Tuesday night’s episode. The show pits four of [...]

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‘Campeones’ Closes After Only 2 Months

From The Arizona Republic by Angelique Soenarie Arizona’s new immigration law was one of the factors that gave one of Mesa’s major new entertainment venues a knockout punch, its owner says. Julio César Chávez Campeones, a $4.5 million boxing-themed dining and entertainment venue that opened in November at Country Club Drive and Southern Avenue, has [...]

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‘Bon Appetit’ names The Grind a best new burger spot

One of Phoenix’s newest restaurants is one of the top 10 must-try burger joints in the country, according to “Bon Appetit” magazine’s July edition. The Grind, located in Phoenix’s Arcadia neighborhood, is the brainchild of chef Matt McLinn, whose Valley credentials include Christopher’s Fermier, and his own Méthode Bistro and BLT Steak at the Camelback [...]

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First Taco Festival coming to Scottsdale – October 9th

Scottsdale is hosting its first Arizona Taco Festival Oct. 9 the first stop for the inaugural National Taco Association National Taco Tour. When the taco brigade takes over the Scottsdale Waterfront this fall, professionals and amateurs will trot out their most tempting crisp- and soft-shelled creations, with more than 30 teams competing for a $7,500 [...]

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Macayo’s Mexican coming to Chase Field

Macayo’s Mexican Kitchen and the Arizona Diamondbacks are teaming up to feed fans at Chase Field. Three concession stands at the field will serve pork mini-chimichangas, spinach con queso, green corn tamale bites, and chicken taquitos, all made with Macayo’s 60-year-old recipes and chiles grown at its McNeal farm, near Tombstone. But if you can’t [...]

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Cheesecake Factory tops ‘Xtreme Eating Awards’ list

On the Extreme Eating Awards’ list in the June issue of the public-interest center’s Nutrition Action Healthletter: • The Cheesecake Factory’s Pasta Carbonara with Chicken, which, in addition to the 2,500 calories, has 85 grams of saturated fat. That’s more saturated fat than a person should consume in four days, Liebman says. The dish has [...]

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