After closing the doors to his stellar Michael’s at the Citadel in 2007, chef
Michael DeMaria is back on the eatin’ scene with Market Street at DC Ranch’s
new friendly but fine dining destination, Heirloom.
We asked two local wine pros, Brent Karlicek, wine merchant for Postino winecafé and Postino Central, and Steven Kelley, sommelier at Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort’s Different Pointe of View restaurant, for their tried-and-true tips on purchasing for parties and pairing wine with your favorite foods.
April in Arizona means warm weather, cool nights and, this year, the celebration of Easter. Instead of slaving over a hot stove, leave the chopping to the chefs and celebrate this holiday sitting down at one these Valley restaurants for a yummy Easter repast.
With Arizona being just north of the Mexican border, it's not hard to find muy bueno Mexican cuisine. Check out our favoritos!
Presided over by chef Silvana Salcido Esparza, Barrio Café is a funky hot spot in Central Phoenix that boasts a menu chock-full of timeless Mexican dishes given creative twists. Appetizing options such as the cochinita pibil (slow-roasted pork) and the enchiladas suizas take diners on a culinary tour of our neighbor to the south. And don’t miss the restaurant’s Sunday brunch (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and its selection of Mexican wines. 602.636.0240, www.barriocafe.com.