Tuesday, June 12, 2012

“Queers!” #11: There goes the neighborhood!

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Queers! Eat, Drink and Be Fabulous!The first time the show was ‘live’, we went completely off the rails more times than we could count!
Featured wine on the show: Stronghold Mandala White from Arizona Stronghold
Some stories and topics from this episode:
Nathan gloats about heading out to Gay Wine Weekend in Sonoma in a few days, and the rest of us are jealous!  For more info, check out our interview with the producers of the event!
Claudine reviews O.H.S.O. Eatery and nanoBrewery, located in east Phoenix.  Tasty eats and many brews on tap, but we wish the name stood for something more fantastic.  Check out Claudine’s official review in Echo Magazine.  Also, Claudine dishes on the imminent closure of Padre’s on Camelback.
What happened to the corner of 7th Avenue and McDowell lately?  We lost My Florist Cafe nearly two years ago, and then the redevelopment began and we’ve got nothing but chains, chains and more chains!  And, what’s up with two burger joints on opposite sides of the street?  You don’t want to miss our lively discourse on these latest developments.
Joe continues his ice cream report from last show and does the full review of Sweet Republic Ice Cream.  Located in northeast Scottsdale and owned by two best friends, the purveyors of this amazing ice cream make every flavor by hand everyday.  They celebrate their 4th anniversary Wed June 13 (tomorrow) and will have prizes and free ice cream, so head up there and check it out!  Whether you’d like a traditional flavor like Madagascar Vanilla or something a bit off the wall, like Honey Blue Cheese.  Trust Joe on this one, as a lover of ice cream, this is the most amazing ice cream you’ve ever had in your life!
Catch our next tasty LIVE episode on Wednesday, July 18th at 6pm for the amazing 1-year anniversary show!  In the meantime, send us email at queers@qtalkamerica.com or leave us a voicemail at (888) 791-9294.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

YogaVin at Sutra Midtown

Two of my favorite things come together at Sutra Midtown in Phoenix as they present YogaVin. A unique Sutra creation that blends the rich spoils of a flowing, breath-synchronized yoga class with the tantalizing and vibrant flavors of premium wines. I mean really, what sounds better than that?

YogaVin starts with a meditative, candlelit flow class, designed to unwind your mind and vibrate your soul, and Sutra Midtown's yoga instructors have the ability to do that like no other yoga studio I have gone to. Then to top it off, immediately following your yoga session, you enjoy selections of savory wines and enticing appetizers. An evening centered on balance, both in our lives and on the mat, celebrating the riches of life.

The next YogaVin is next week! June 15th from 7:00pm - 9:00pm. Sutra Midtown is located at: 2317 North 7th Street, in Phoenix. Call Matt and Rebecca for more information - (602) 253-9525, or check out www.sutramidtown.com for more information! And don't worry, if you can't make it this time, this is a regular event, so sign up for their newsletter to stay on top of everything they have going on. Also, join them on facebook and twitter.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

“Queers!” #10: What happens in the vineyard, stays in the vineyard…

Queers! Eat, Drink and Be Fabulous!On this tasty edition of “Queers!”, we raise our glasses to our newest official member of the clan, Meschelle Hornstein!  She has been a guest for several episodes and she decided to officially fill the 4th host spot that was Libbie Miller once held.  Speaking of Libbie, check out her recent presentation at Ignite Phoenix, all about her journey to becoming a Wino!
We’re super-excited to have Meschelle on-board, so let’s dive right into this edition of “Queers!”
Topics for this show:
Interview with Out in the Vineyard about the upcoming Gay Wine Weekend in California’s Sonoma Valley June 15-17.
Congrats to Meschelle for recently graduating from Le Cordon Bleu in Scottsdale!  She tell us all about her culinary school experience.
Claudine talks up Baratin, a new restaurant that just opened in Scottsdale from the culinary minds at FnB.
Joe chats about summer’s favorite food to keep you cool: ice cream!  Where did ice cream come from?  He relates some fun facts about this sweet treat and previews his upcoming review of Sweet Republic Ice Cream in Scottsdale.
Wines featured on this episode: