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More than 20,000 attendees gather in Phoenix to taste and vote for their favorite salsa while sipping cool margaritas and brews and listening to live music.
Glaring headlines about Arizona’s public worker retirement system suggest that your typical retired teacher, firefighter or police officer is sipping margaritas on a beach somewhere enjoying a six-figure pension. Meanwhile the state’s pension funds are running out of money, leaving you, the taxpayer, stuck with the bill.
The state bird of Arizona is a sweet little fowl called the cactus wren. We also have a state gemstone (turquoise), a state reptile (ridgenose rattlesnake), and I’m willing to bet we even have a state predatory arthropod, which would be that scorpion I killed under the Christmas tree yesterday.
Tucked into the Forum at Gilbert Ranch on the northwest corner of Val Vista and Williams Field Road in Gilbert is Isabel’s Amor, a new mom-and-pop restaurant serving homemade Mexican food and craft cocktails.
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Isabel's Amor, authentic Mexican dishes, located at 1490 E. Williams Field Rd. Suite 101 in Gilbert , AZ Pictured are the following craft cocktails created by mixologist Travis Nass: Blackberry Sage Margarita, Agave Lychee Rose, Otros Mexicali Mule, Agave Paloma and Isabel's Amor's spin on the classic margarita.
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To ring in Mexican Independence Day, El Palacio is hosting a street festival. Along with the tacos, beer and margaritas, the event will also have live entertainment, a kid zone with piñatas and a raffle to win a trip for two to Ensenada. Each $5 admission ticket receives one raffle ticket; additional tickets will be available for $5 each or two for $8 the day of the event. Enter the taco eating contest or the mustache contest for free admission and a chance to win $100 cash.
In 2006, the Hamilton football program began a trend of venturing out from Arizona to play some of the nation’s premier teams. The Huskies have acquitted themselves well in these high-profile matchups, winning several and staying competitive in the losses, proving they deserve mention among the country’s top programs.
The little mining town of Superior — about 50 miles from the East Valley on U.S. Highway 60 — hosts its annual Prickly Pear Festival this weekend, celebrating all the drinks, desserts and dishes you can make from the spiny cactus. If a jaunt into the mountains isn’t in the cards, here’s where you can taste the cactus closer to home (and, no, margaritas — the easiest prickly pear-flavored concoction to find in the Valley — didn’t make the list).
When it comes to food and drink pairings, most of us tend to be pretty old school. As in, red with beef, white with fish.
The art of the summer cocktail is something I take most seriously.
If you haven't been by the patio at Monti's La Casa Vieja in Tempe for a while, it's changed.
Even with a healthy appreciation for the arts and a career that puts me in close proximity to them — not to mention a cousin who’s an accomplished professional ballerina — I can’t say I clamor for a night at the ballet.
The go-to beverage of Cinco de Mayo is now available in dessert form. Margarita cupcakes are the latest offering from Scottsdale cupcake shop Sprinkles. The tangy little number with key lime-tequila cake capped by key lime frosting and sprinkled with salt is available May 3-5 at the bakery, 4501 N. Scottsdale Road.
There are restaurants that slash prices on margaritas or invite a mariachi band for Cinco de Mayo - and then there are restaurants that go a little nuts.
On May 5, 1862, a rag-tag force of vastly outnumbered Mexican soldiers held off well-provisioned French troops backed by heavy artillery in a battle to defend Mexican sovereignty.
They may be so commonplace they’re unappreciated, so simple they fail to activate the saliva glands at first sight, but in our book it’s hard to go wrong with chips and salsa.
A Mesa restaurant is hoping to offer connoisseurs of Mexican food and drink a not so party-hardy way to ring in Cinco de Mayo.
I long ago fell in love with the clean, crisp, sweet taste of Meyer lemons. And recently, Mexican foods guru Rick Bayless reminded me why.
In this image taken on January 7, 2013, two glasses and a pitcher of Meyer lemon margaritas are shown in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Love tequila? Then you will want to attend the fourth annual Phoenix Tequila Fest from 1 to 5 p.m. this Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 15-16, at US Airways Center in downtown.
Two kids, two pets, two jobs, too much.
It’s no secret that liquor is a simple solution to holiday gift-giving. You don’t see a lot of people lining up Dec. 26 to return bottles of 12-year-old Scotch. And what better way to embrace the spirit of giving than by giving a spirit?