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Barrios Kitchen Opens Up A New Restaurant In Desert Ridge Marketplace

Barrios Kitchen Opens Up A New Restaurant In Desert Ridge Marketplace

Hope Black, Staff Writer

November 9, 2017


Filed under Food, Online Only

The food-chain Barrios Kitchen opened up a new location in Desert Ridge Marketplace over the summer. The restaurant serves Mexican food, and offers a variety of refreshing drinks to choose from. The building contains both a patio and an inside portion, which, when they are combined, it seat 275 people...

Poké, Man

Poké, Man

Maddie Howard, Editor

October 17, 2017


Filed under Food

“Food seems to evolve as the generations change and people seem to take things out and add things to dishes that coordinate with their tastes,” said Barbara Burt, a culinary teacher. According to Da Hawaiian Poke Company, the word poke comes from the Hawaiian term that means “to cut crosswise ...

New Mexican Grub

Sean Gannon, Tech Editor

October 4, 2017


Filed under Food

Waiters and waitresses rush out of the kitchen of Calakmul bearing sizzling dishes for the guests who eagerly await their well-earned meals. This modern twist on traditional Mexican food has caught the attention of many people in Cave Creek recently. From both the outside and inside of the building, you would not ...

Before the game

Faith Hasher, Staff Writer

September 22, 2016


Filed under Archive, Food, Uncategorized

Athletes at Cactus Shadows carb load up, and bond together before games, meets and tournaments. Tina Hasher, one of the team moms for football, said they eat together for “team camaraderie.” The athletes get to enjoy each others company instead of at practice where they are constantly working and c...

Top 10 easy recipes for lunches

Zoie Lamebesis, Staff Writer

September 22, 2016


Filed under Archive, Food

Chicken Wrap Sliced Chicken, Peppers, Tomatoes, Onions, Spinach, Whole Wheat Wrap Chips and Gauc Avocado, Onion, Lime, Lemons, Tomatoes, Cilantro.   Pasta Salad Veggie Pasta, Tomatoes, Onions, Italian Dressing, Bell Peppers. Salad In a jar Spinach or Lettuce, tomatoes, onion, bell pe...

How to: healthy lunch

How to: healthy lunch

Zoie Lamebesis, Staff Writer

September 22, 2016


Filed under Archive, Food

Many hungry students need help with packing a healthy lunch for school but do not know where to start. They either think they do not have enough time or they think that their food will not stay fresh by lunch time. However, there are many tips and tricks many people do not know about that will help t...

Four local spots to grab a good lunch

September 22, 2016


Filed under Archive, Food

Students looking for a good lunch after a half day are in luck. There are plenty of options to choose from. Here are a few suggestions for lunch nearby. El Encanto is a Mexican restaurant in downtown Cave Creek. The outdoor patio includes a lagoon with ducks and turtles. El Encanto is located on 62...

The Summit Diner reaches the Summit

The Summit Diner reaches the Summit

Destiny Serviss, Staff Writer

February 12, 2016


Filed under Food

The Summit Diner, located near Pei Wei in the Summit shopping center, is a casual restaurant with a relaxed attitude and decent food. On the Sunday we visited, the little restaurant was very busy. While the venue is quite small, there are tables outside, which expands the seating area. The decor is...

Addicted to the Breakfast Joynt

Addicted to the Breakfast Joynt

Abby Cardenas, News Editor

February 12, 2016


Filed under Food

A hole in the wall business, with a steady stream of customers, The Breakfast Joynt is a breakfast and lunch diner hidden in DC Ranch. They offer a wide array of foods for a desirable price that keeps the customers coming back for more.   The Breakfast Joynt is situated in DC Ranch off Pima road, and h...

Firehouse Subs Fires away at Subway

Firehouse Subs Fires away at Subway

Ashley Wong, Staff Writer

February 12, 2016


Filed under Food

  Firehouse Subs and Subway are both very reputable sandwich establishments, but when the time comes to make a decision, Firehouse Subs is definitely the way to go. “Firehouse Subs puts more effort into their sandwiches and are just better quality,” says Alyssa Suddreth, a junior. Eve...

Mug Food Magic

Mug Food Magic

Kiera Riley, Opinion Editor

February 12, 2016


Filed under Food

Mug foods are quick, single serve meals that are ready at the zap of a microwave. Ranging from options such as chicken pot pie to banana bread, mug foods are easy at home foods. The preparation requires a microwave safe mug, a microwave and a few ingredients. “I liked the fact that it was so quick,”...

Valentines Treats

Valentines Treats

Elaina Rovenstine, Staff Writer

February 12, 2016


Filed under Food

Valentine’s Day is the perfect day to give out candy and other treats to the loved ones in our lives. There are the timeless classic Valentine’s Day gifts that never fail to make others happy but there is always room to think outside of the box. According to a survey by CNN, on average Americans spend over 18...

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