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Margarita Recipes

Salty, sweet, hot and spicy. Enjoy these margarita recipes from some of our favorite watering holes.

El Chorro Margarita

El Chorro Margarita

El Chorro Margarita

1 ½ ounces Monte Alban Reposado Tequila
¾ ounces fresh lime juice
¾ ounces triple sec and sprite

Shake and serve in an 8-ounce bucket glass. Garnish with lemon wedge.

Farmers' Market Margarita by Bink's Scottsdale

Farmers' Market Margarita by Bink's Scottsdale

Farmer's Market Margarita by Bink's Scottsdale

1 ½ ounces Sauza Tequila
4 slices of cucumber
1 slice of jalapeno
3 grams of cilantro
2 oz sweet and sour
Cucumber Garnish

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Home Cooking in Phoenix

There’s something to be said about a meal enjoyed at home. The coziness and warmth of the space, the care that goes into the meal, and the enjoyment of a drink shared with friends on the patio. US Airways Magazine helps you capture that feeling in Phoenix at these urban restaurants located in restored historic homes.

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Top places to get ice cream in Phoenix

Sweet Republic ice cream

Sweet Republic ice cream

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream. Here are the top places to get ice cream in Phoenix.

Pink Spot

Serving more than just ice cream, this locally owned ice cream parlor also serves has breakfast and lunch all day long. Hang out and play a game or ready a book on one of their comfy couches or get some work done while you enjoy your ice cream with their free wi-fi.

Sweet Republic

Sweet Republic has been recognized for their unique artisan ice cream by Sunset Magazine, Bon Appétit, the Food Network and many others. You can try their yummy flavors like Blue Cheese with Medjool Dates, Salted Caramel or Guinness at their original Scottsdale location, in central Phoenix (coming soon) and Phoenix Sky Harbor airport.


This adorable ice cream parlor is located next door to Windsor and serves up many delicious seasonal flavors like Vanilla Lemon and Peanut Butter. Our recommendation is to choose two cookies to go along with your favorite flavor of ice cream to make one delicious ice cream sandwich.


If you have a late night ice cream craving, Melt is the place for you. Open until midnight daily and located just off of Roosevelt Row next door to Jobot Coffee, Melt serves Udder Delights ice cream with flavors like licorice, sour apple, cotton candy and birthday cake.

Mary Coyle

For the classic ice parlor experience look no further than local favorite, Mary Coyle's. With it's pink striped walls and good time tunes, Mary Coyle's serves up your favorite ice cream parlor favorites like chocolate shakes and big-enough-to-share ice cream sundaes.

Udder Delights

This Gilbert ice cream shop is known for it's experimental flavors like potato chip, and red hot banana, but their traditional flavors are plentiful and delicious too. For a special treat, try the chocolate milkshake.


Retro soda shop, MacAlpines has all the retro ice cream treats you can dream of. Malts, shakes, sundaes, ice cream sodas and egg creams are all delicious at this vintage Phoenix spot.

Bertie’s of Arcadia

Half vintage women's clothing store, half soda fountain Bertie's of Arcadia has a fun retro vibe. Make sure to try to try one of their signature shakes like the PB and banana Elvis Presley.

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Valentine’s Day in Phoenix 2014

Valentine's Day in Phoenix

Valentine's Day will be here before you know it! We don't want to see anyone left scrambling last minute, so we're here to help you plan a romantic evening with these dinners and events happening this Valentine's Day in Phoenix.

Want to make a weekend out of it? Check out these special romance packages from our local resorts and hotels.


Valentine's Day at Milagro Grill

Celebrate Valentine's Day with a four-course dinner of unique Mexican/American cuisine. Enjoy special menu items such as ahi tuna salad, roast prime rib, apple cider-glazed bone-in pork chops and white chocolate cheesecake for dessert.

Details: Available February 13-16; 4280 E. Indian School Rd, Phoenix; $50 per person

Sweethearts Menu at LON's

For Valentine's Day, Executive Chef James Ducas and the LON's culinary team will be preparing a multi-course Sweethearts Menu with the option of wine-pairing, which will be available alongside LON's regular a la carte menu.

Details: Available February 13-16; $65 per person, Optional wine pairing for an additional $35 per person; 5532 N. Palo Cristi Road, Paradise Valley

LON's at The Hermosa

LON's at The Hermosa

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The Henry

The Henry

You can’t miss The Henry when you drive by it on Camelback Road. The office building turned restaurant and Fox Restaurant Concepts headquarters is the home to the newest Arcadia/Central Phoenix neighborhood restaurant. The Henry is an American brasserie that serves lunch and dinner during the week and breakfast, lunch and dinner on the weekends. You can also stop by in the early morning to pick up some breakfast, coffee, pastries, and fresh pressed juices from the group’s Juby True brand.

My husband and I stopped into The Henry on an early Sunday evening and found the placed packed as if it were a Saturday night. We were seated inside with a view of Camelback Mountain. When perusing the menu there were several creative non-alcoholic drinks listed like the Chai Lime Ginger Beer and Orange Hibiscus Cooler. There was also an inventive cocktail menu. Looking at the full bar and the lounge seating at The Henry, I made note that it would be the perfect location for a get together and some libations.

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Top places to enjoy a late night meal in Phoenix



Let’s face it, sometimes the time gets away from us and before you know it, it’s ten o’clock and all of your favorite restaurants are closed. So where does one go to get a late night meal in Phoenix? Here’s a list of places where you can dine late into the night.


Open until 1:30 a.m. seven nights a week, Hanny’s serves food like appetizers, pizzas, sandwiches and dessert until 1 a.m.

Copper Blues

Copper Blues may be known for its more than 60 taps and live music, but they also serve a tasty bites late-night menu midnight to 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

Seamus McCaffrey’s Irish Pub & Restaurant

Enjoy Irish fare like Shepherd’s Pie, corned beef and cabbage or one of their salads or sandwiches until midnight. Stay and enjoy a Guinness to wash it all down until 2 a.m. seven days a week.

Turf Pub and Restaurant

Another downtown Phoenix Irish pub, Turf serves their regular menu until 10 p.m. and appetizers until 12 a.m., Sunday – Thursday, then Friday and Saturday you can enjoy the regular menu until 11 p.m. and appetizers until 1 a.m. The bar serves drinks until 2 a.m daily.

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