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Meet me at the Coach House and where else to go on Thanksgiving Eve

Those last two posts on Thanksgiving Day restaurants that are serving dinner or preparing take-out meals nearly wiped me out with all the information, I can now set my sights on Thanksgiving Eve.

If you’re  out and about showing out-of-towners a good time or you grew up here and return home to catch up with friends at the local watering hole, the night before Thanksgiving can be just as big a deal as the turkey and football the next day.

If you mention Thanksgiving Eve to most in these parts two places come to mind…..El Chorro Lodge in Paradise Valley and Coach House Tavern in downtown Scottsdale. Join me at the Coach House just after sunset before the line forms and I’m sure many will make an appearance at both establishments.

It won’t be your typical Wednesday at Sorso Wine Room and The Park as they start the Thanksgiving celebration a day early.

Thanksgiving Eve at Sorso Wine Room

If you live in the northeast valley and prefer to stay closer to home  Sorso Wine Room at The Scottsdale Quarter will start the celebrating with an all day Happy Hour with 2 for 1 house wines by the glass and draft beers.

Food special will be available including the Brussels Board ($8), The Dip($8) and select Bruschetta at 3 for $10.

Sorso Wine Room is at 15323 N Scottsdale Rd #150, Scottsdale http://sorsowineroom.com/ Thanksgiving Eve

The Park in downtown Phoenix

If you’re going to be in central or downtown Phoenix, The Park will be hosting a Thanksgiving Eve Bash with MillerCoors. The Bash starts at 8 p.m. but $5 pumpkin spice specialty cocktails and ales will be available all day.

Guest are encouraged to bring a can(s) of food for the Can 4 Can Hurricane Relief Food Drive. Those that bring a can will receive a penny can of a MillerCoors product.

The Park is at 3 S. 2nd St., Phoenix http://thepark.bar/

The Park

I hope to see you out and about  and where ever you go be smart, safe and have a  Happy Thanksgiving!

LDV Wine Gallery’s Calendar of Events

If your calendar of events is filing up as quick as mine then you’ll appreciate as much notice as possible. If Arizona wine is in your future plans then Peggy & Kurt at LDV Wine Gallery in old town Scottsdale have planned events for the rest of 2017 and you can circle the dates of any of the 10 events on your calendar so you don’t double book yourself.

All events are at LDV Wine Gallery, 6951 E. 1st Street, Scottsdale 85251 with reservations made by calling 480-664-4822 unless otherwise noted.

September Wine Appreciation – Wine + Cheese                                    Visit LDV Winery on Sunday, September 10 for a wine and cheese themed wine appreciation gathering. The event is part of a monthly series of fun, interactive get-togethers to discuss “All About Wine.” Registration includes expert-led discussions, little bites and wine, and take-away materials

5:00 – 6:30 p.m. $35/person; $65/couple (includes wine tasting, nibbles, and materials). Payment is required in advance.

Vineyard to Table Supper Club                                                                           LDV Winery’s monthly dinner is on Tuesday, September 12. This is a wine inspired casual dining experience that celebrates the vineyard to table journey. It includes courses paired with three LDV wines with recipes and great conversations. LDV Winery owners will host and cook.

Reservations can be made for Oct. 3rd, Nov. 7th and Dec. 5th dinners.

6:00 p.m. $65++ (tax & gratuity). Space is limited to 20 & payment is required to reserve seats.

October Wine Appreciation – Making Sense of Wine Scents                Join LDV Winery on Sunday, October 15 for a “Making Sense of Wine Scents” themed wine appreciation gathering. The event is part of a monthly series of fun, interactive get-togethers to discuss “All About Wine.” Registration includes expert-led discussions, little bites and wine, and take-away materials.

5:00 – 6:30 p.m. $35/person; $65/couple (includes wine tasting, nibbles, and materials). Payment is required in advance.

LDV Winery Sky Islander Wine Club Pick Up Party                                 Wine Club members can head over to LDV  on Sunday, October 22 for the Sky Islander Wine Club Pick Up Party. Sky Islander Wine Club members can pick up their wine club packages and taste through the new wines. Guests are welcome with a special guest tasting fee. Wine club packages will be charged to credit card on file the beginning of March.

Call Peggy 602-320-1485 to update any club member information

12:00 – 5:00 p.m. Free for Wine Club Members (includes wine tasting + nibbles), $10 for guests.

OCTOBER 28 LDV WINERY HARVEST FEST 2017.                            Saturday, October 28 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., attendees can join LDV Winery in celebrating the completion of the 2017 harvest.

Guests will enjoy a glass of wine of choice, as well as an LDV logo wine glass. Additional wine by the glass or bottle will be available for purchase. Those who attend can also participate in grape stomping! There will be a BBQ from 12-5, as well as live music all day on the patio at LDV Wine Gallery in Old Town Scottsdale.

The cost to attend is $40 for early registration for the general public and $45 on the day of the festival. LDV Sky Islander Wine Club members can purchase tickets for $35.

To register, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/ldv-winery-harvest-festival-tickets-36724595253.

November Wine Appreciation – Winemaking 101                                      LDV Winery on Sunday, November 19 for a “Winemaking 101” themed wine appreciation gathering. The monthly event is a series of fun, interactive get-togethers to discuss “All About Wine.” Registration includes expert-led discussions, little bites and wine, and take-away materials.

5:00 – 6:30 p.m. $35/person; $65/couple (includes wine tasting, nibbles, and materials). Payment is required in advance.

SAVE THE DATE: DECEMBER 2, SANTA WINE AROUND ON THE SCOTTSDALE WINE TRAIL AS PART OF SCOTTSDAZZLE 2017. DETAILS COMING SOON!

Wine, Crafts & Fun                                                                                                       Saturday December 2 and 9 are for wine, crafts and fun. Bring your glue guns and glue sticks to create wine cork crafts (wreaths, cork trees, or ornaments). Sip wine, nibble on snacks and create wine cork crafts.

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. $10 includes a glass of wine.

 

 

 

 

Super Chunk Sweets & Treats owners to open New Wave Market

With the success and national recognition of their Super Chunk Sweets & Treats store owners Sergio & Country Velador figured now would be the right time to take 1,100 square feet next door to open their mom & pop New Wave Market in May. Still under construction the new store front will offer breads and baked goods, a lunch menu, house made ice cream and locally roasted coffee.

The old town Scottsdale location will have room to sell unique & quirky retail items and space for classes where they will teach how to make baked goods and crafts. “We want to take back the tradition of making things,” said Country. “There’s a new wave of interest in craft – in the actual ‘how-to’ of creating something yourself. New Wave Market is our way of celebrating that.”

The Velador’s focus will be baked goods with savory breads, take away lunches, specialty ice cream cones and cup and an espresso bar. Unique retail items from small batch producers such as American Spoon, COOP’s Microcreamery, and Curio Spice Co. and items for around the house and gifts from Funko, Fishs Eddy & Imm Living.

“We want to show off businesses that focus on creating high quality products in small batches,” Country said. “The goal is to have a unique, food-centric selection that will appeal to kids and adults alike.”

New Wave Market will be at 7120 E. 6th Ave. #20 Scottsdale 85251 and an exact date of opening is not yet scheduled. You can follow the progress & get an opening by checking out their social media @NewWaveMarket or website https://www.newwavemarket.com/

 

 

LDV Wine Gallery offers Tuesday night Supper Club

Tuesday is often considered one of the slowest, least productive days of the week, 2 days from the previous weekend and 3 days til the next still climbing the hump to get over the hump that is Wednesday. LDV Wine Gallery is helping to break up the monotony with its monthly Supper Club, the first Tuesday of the month.

Photos courtesy of LDV Wine Gallery

Hosted by LDV owner Peggy Fiadaca and owner & winemaker Kurt Dunham the wine inspired menu will transport you to the vineyards via your palate and imagination.

Unless it falls on a holiday the dinners are scheduled for May 2, June 6, July 11, August 1, September 12, October 3, November 7 and December 5. With previous dinners having sold out and seating for 20 people reservations are required for these 3 course dinners paired with 3 LDV wines.

The casual atmosphere will allow guests to learn the recipes for the dinner, get a chance to socialize with other guests and understand the vineyard to table journey.

Below is a sample menu from a previous dinner and will change on a monthly basis as seasonal ingredients become available.

Starters

Beef Barley Soup with Crusty Noble Bread

2013 Syrah

 

Thai Spicy Noodles with Shrimp

2013 Sky Island Viognier

 

Entrées

Mesquite Grilled Rack of Lamb Provence with Rosemary Potatoes and

Mixed Squash Matchsticks

2012 Petite Sirah

 

Mesquite Grilled Marinated Beef Tri Tip with Southwestern Corn Relish and Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Bacon and Balsamic Vinegar Glaze

2013 Sky Island Petite Sirah

 

Desserts

Flourless Chocolate Torte with Raspberries

2012 “The Signature” Petite Sirah

 

Decadent Espresso Cheesecake

2013 Grenache

 

To make a reservation for the Supper Club you can call 602-320-1485 or 480-664-4822 or email info@LDVWinery.com

LDV Wine Gallery is at 6951 E. 1st St. Scottsdale 85251 http://www.ldvwinegallery.com/

 

Black Friday restaurant deals around the Phoenix area

2 weeks from today the madness that is Black Friday (Nov. 25th) will be here. Retailers aren’t the only one offering the deals, many of your favorite restaurants around the Phoenix area are offering deals to those that prefer to eat and drink than shop. Below is a list of where to find the restaurant deals around the Phoenix area and a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Scottsdale.

Ticoz Latino Kitchen

All day on Black Friday November 25, Ticoz Latin Kitchen will offer 1/2 off appetizers and “Weary Shopper Sangria” for 1/2 off. Additionally, their Corona, Corona Lite and Imperial beers by the bottle will be 1/2 off all day.

5114 North 7th Street. More information available online at www.ticozaz.com or by calling 602-200-0160.

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Eklectic Pie – 2 locations

Buy one 11 inch pizza, get one free. (limit one per person, may not be combined with other offers)

PLUS by four, $10 gift cards, get one $10 gift card free

Both locations open daily at 11:00 a.m.

eklecticpie.com

Eklectic Pie Mesa

1859 South Stapley Drive

480-207-1613

Eklectic Pie Chandler

2990 East Germann Road

480-855-7342

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El Palacio

Enjoy special offers including half off gift cards, $3 margaritas and $4 Fire & Rice (drink made with rumchata and fireball whiskey)!

El Palacio

2950 E Germann Rd, Chandler, AZ 85249

(480) 802-5770

http://www.epfamilyrestaurants.com

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Drexyl Modern American Restaurant

Enjoy happy hour all day on Black Friday.

Drexyl

8877 North Scottsdale Road

480-840-1861

http://drexylusa.com

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Tavern Americana

Celebrate Black Friday, November 25th with a gift card special. Buy $100 in gift cards and get $25 extra!

Tavern Americana

20469 N Hayden Rd, Scottsdale

(480) 502-6740

http://urbantaverngroup.com/tavernamericana/

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The Market Restaurant + Bar by Jennifer’s

All Day Happy Hour!

20% Off All Local Retail (THE MARKET IS A PROUD MEMBER OF LOCAL FIRST ARIZONA)

Black Friday Power Lunch $24.99 11am – 5pm

First Course

Butternut Squash Bisque

Second Course

choice of

Cuban Sandwich

Bolognese

Chicken

Sweet

choice of

Bread Pudding

Chocolate Mousse

Plus, a glass of house wine

The Market Restaurant + Bar by Jennifer’s

3603 E. Indian School Rd., Ste A

Phoenix, AZ 85018

602-579-5327

themarketphx.com

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SCOTTSDAZZLE

Christmas Tree Lighting, Soleri Bridge: 5:30 p.m., November 25, sweet treats and cocoa will be offered, live music and more! Mayor Jim Lane and members of the Scottsdale City Council will be on hand to light the one-of-a kind to Arizona tree, imported from Italy. The tree boasts over one million customizable lighting options and will glow nightly on the Soleri Bridge.

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Marcellino Ristorante

Marcellino Ristorante will offer their “lite bites and sips” menu from 12 noon until close on Friday, November 25.  (menu is normally offered from 4 pm – 6 pm) The Lite Bites menu includes appetizers and drinks ranging from $6-$10.

Marcellino Ristorante

7114 E Stetson Drive

Scottsdale

480-990-9500

www.MarcellinoRistorante.com

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WINK 24:

Celebrate Thanksgiving weekend and Black Friday at Wink 24.  Wednesday, Nov 23 and Friday Nov 25, Purchase a single serving bottle of Tattinger Champagne and second bottle is a penny!

Biltmore Fashion Park

2502 E. Camelback Road

Phoenix, 85016

602-954-5278

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Scottsdale Wine Trail launches with 5 tasting rooms

Golf courses, world-class resorts and restaurants, pretty people and shopping come to mind when you think of Scottsdale, now you can add Arizona wine to the list of things to do as 5 Arizona wineries have opened tasting rooms in downtown Scottsdale and have created the Scottsdale Wine Trail.

Photo courtesy of LDV Wine Gallery
Photo courtesy of LDV Wine Gallery

5 wineries Part of Scottsdale wine trail

Set among art galleries, boutiques and restaurants, all 5 tasting rooms are all a short walk from each other and include LDV Wine Gallery, Su Vino Winery, Aridus Wine Company, Carlson Creek and Salvatore Vineyards. Guests can taste wines currently available and can purchase bottles to take and drink later.

All tasting rooms are run by the family owned wineries and bring the bottled wine from the wineries in northern and southern Arizona. Su Vino Winery allows customers to make their own wine in addition to the wine Su Vino makes on premise.

Tasting rooms are staffed by knowledgeable staff and family members who will walk you through your tasting as if you are at the winery. If you’re at the right place at the right time you may have your wine poured by one of the owners or wine makers just back from the vineyards or winery to give even more insight to how the wine is made.

“It was time to join forces and encourage residents and visitors alike to embrace our thriving Scottsdale wine scene. With five local tasting rooms, Scottsdale has become a wine tasting destination and the Scottsdale Wine Trail will be another way to enjoy locally produced wines and experience part of our culture,” said LDV Wine Gallery Co-Owner, Peggy Fiandaca.

swt passport

Whether your just being introduced to Arizona wine or have been a fan for years you can obtain a SWT Passport that offers discounts and SWAG when you complete the wine trail tasting program. For details about the SWT Passport and to sign up visit http://www.scottsdalewinetrail.com/

wine around Wednesday and events

Starting in the 1st Wednesday in January 2017 & every 1st Wednesday of the month the SWT will host Wine Around Wednesday encouraging residents and visitors to come out taste and support the tasting rooms.

December 15th the SWT will host a Santa Clause themed Wine around. Details are still being planned and updates can be found on the website.

Addresses and hours of each of the tasting rooms are

Carlson Creek Tasting Room 4142 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale. Wednesday – Sunday, 12 – 8 PM 520-766-3000

Aridus Wine Company 7173 E. Main Street, Scottsdale. Wednesday – Sunday, 12 – 8 PM 520-954-2676

LDV Wine Gallery E. 1st St. Scottsdale. (west of Goldwater Blvd & south of Indian School Rd.) Wednesday, 12-7 PM; Thursday – Saturday, 12-8 PM; Sunday 1-5 PM 480-664-4822

Su Vino Winery 7035 E. Main Street; Scottsdale. Tuesday – Wednesday, Noon – 8 PM; Thursday – Saturday, Noon – 10 PM; Sunday, 1 – 5 PM 480-994-VINO (8466)

Salvatore Vineyards Tasting Room 7064 E. 5th Avenue; Scottsdale. Wednesday-Thursday, Noon–8 PM; Friday – Saturday, Noon – 9 PM; Sunday, Noon – 5 PM 480-423-2901

 

Bungalow Bar & Grill is newly remodeled and has some new menu items.

During the dog days of summer old town Scottsdale’s Bungalow Bar & Grill www.bungalowbarandgrill.com embarked on some remodeling and menu changes. Adding booths and tables to the upper dining area as well as new lighting and a new sound system were just a few of the changes. Knocking out the front wall to add a roll up front wall, large screen TVs and contemporary colors were added to the 8-year-old Bungalow.

Bungalows Salmon Club

Bungalow’s Pear Salad

Some of the new menu items include a Turkey burger ($10.50), Grilled Salmon Club Sandwich ($11), Bungalow’s Pear Salad ($11) and on the dinner menu the Tempura Stuffed Chicken ($16) that is stuffed with shrimp, mushrooms, spinach, mozzarella cheese and red bell peppers and comes with rice and Mandarin Orange sauce.
Bungalow Bar & Grill is at 4360 N. Scottsdale Rd. Scottsdale AZ. 85251 (480)994-1888

Tempura stuffed chicken