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17 Oct 2012

Arizona Taco Festival this Weekend in Scottsdale!!

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Great news for all our Scottsdale visitors who love great weather and fun outdoor things to do. The warm breezy days in the 70′s are back and outdoor festivals are following right along. First up is this weekend’s Arizona Taco Festival, just right down the street from our Sunny Scottsdale Condo Vacation Rental. As you’ll find almost all the fun activities and events are within range of our vacation rental condo in Scottsdale because you won’t find a better location!

Great Links to find out more details:

aztacofestival.com

Write up on AZ Taco Festival

Yelp.com reviews of AZ Taco Festival

26 Aug 2011

Foodie Alert! Scottsdale Cooks Up Delicious Events for Fall

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We are so excited for fall to begin and not just because of the gorgeous weather, but because there are so many delicious food festivals to look forward to!   Here’s a taste of what’s to come:

Scottsdale kick’s off the season in September with our personal favorite, Arizona Restaurant Week, where food lovers can savor a three-course meal at some of the most noteworthy restaurants in town for only $20 to $40 per person.  There are over 200 participating restaurants this year and only nine days to try them all… decisions, decisions!

Arizona Restaurant Week

200 participating resturants

September 17 – September 25

www.arizonarestaurantweek.com

The Annual Arizona Taco Festival is a spicy competition in October where everyone from name chefs to my friend’s neighbor’s aunt will be competing for the best taco of the year — and a $7500 prize.  We take our tacos seriously here in Arizona.

Arizona Taco Festival

Scottsdale Waterfront

October 15

www.aztacofestival.com

The Cupcake Love-In is a sweet event that celebrates local treats while doing good for the community. This family-fun event will feature kid’s decorating station, cupcake sampling and a cupcake-eating contest!

Cupcake Love-In

Hotel Valley Ho

October 30

cupcakelovein.com

Is your mouth watering yet?  Stay tuned for more juicy details on upcoming food-related events.

22 Feb 2011

Scottsdale Culinary Fest

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Each spring Arizona residents and visitors celebrate the perfect weather and the local, renowned restaurants with the Scottsdale Culinary Festival at the Scottsdale Civic Center.  Savor five days of decadent food and wine… here’s a list of this year’s event activities:

Tuesday, April 5th

Kickoff Party - W Scottsdale
Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame – Technique Restaurant at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts

Wednesday, April 6th

Chef Tribute Dinner – J&G Steakhouse
bBbblies & Bliss – Narcisse Champagne Lounge at Scottsdale Quarter

Thursday, April 7th

Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner – The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
The Chocolate & Wine Experience – Degree 270 at Talking Stick Resort

Friday, April 8th

Eat, Drink, & Be Pretty – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Saturday, April 9th

Cooks & Corks™ – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
Great Arizona Picnic™ – Scottsdale Civic Center Plaza
Saturday Cooking Demonstrations – Scottsdale Civic Center Plaza
Chefs Wine Dinners – Various Restaurants

Sunday, April 18th

Cooks & Corks™ – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
Great Arizona Picnic™ – Scottsdale Civic Center Plaza
Challenge to the Chefs – Scottsdale Civic Center Plaza
Wine Country Brunch™ – Scottsdale Resort & Conference Center
Best of the Fest™ – Hyatt Regency Scottsdale at Gainey Ranch

The Sunny Scottsdale Condo is conveniently located in the center of all the festivities, so you’re never too far away.  And also, there is a gym and lots of walking trails nearby to work off all those calories!