SPAGHETTI WESTERN PRODUCTIONS
“There are wine bars, and then there is Kazimierz, the wine bar that sets the bar for all other wine bars” (Phoenix Magazine). Built as an homage to owner Peter Kasperski’s Chicago-based brick mason father, the hidden sign-free speakeasy-ish entrance in the back of the building opens to an ambiance of a candlelit European stone cellar, at once both moody and romantic. Open every evening from 6PM to 2AM and anchored by one of the largest and most eclectic wine lists in the country, Kazbar (not everyone can pronounce Kazimierz) offers a full bar, global small foods (charcuterie, cheese plates, fondue, street fare), and live entertainment nightly from 9PM to Midnight. Since opening in January of 2001, Kazimierz has won multiple awards (best wine bar, best jazz club, best late night food, best flatbreads, a whole slew of bests) and international acclaim. The impressive array of musicians who have performed at Kazbar includes local legends such as Dennis Rowland and Margo Reed, touring national acts like Charlie Rae and Ashley Norton, and recording stars including Wynton Marsalis and George Benson. Kazimierz is the best place in the Valley of the Sun to pretend you are no longer in the desert, particularly during the annual celebration known as ‘Xmas in July’.
What can you expect with a name like Counter Intuitive? The Unexpected! CI (our short moniker) is in essence a Craft Cocktail Lounge showcasing competition bartenders fashioning both classic cocktails and modern mixology. The theme of CI changes every few months to a different ‘episode’. We debuted in February of 2015 with ’New Orleans Estate Sale’ (Sazeracs in a flask, Painkillers, Bacon Beignets, Shrimp Remoulade Deviled Eggs, and an actual Estate Sale), with ‘Picasso’s Secret Visit to Cuba’ and ‘Shanghai Social Club’ on the horizon. The food and drink offerings evolve with the changing of the concept. CI is only open to the public Friday and Saturday nights from 10PM to 2AM, and the space is available for private parties and special events (some of which have included the 200th Birthday Celebration of Amaro Ramazzotti, Forteleza Tequila Dinner with owner/distiller Guillermo Sauza, and the Jade Bar Reunion) the remainder of the time. The jewel box-sized space seats 20 at the bar, 30 at tables, and has the capacity to sit up to another 30 on the patio.
Super Chunk is small-batch, handcrafted sweets & treats with a modernized, unique twist. Husband/wife team Sergio and Country Velador, create everything in-house, from scratch, with the best possible ingredients. You can find us in Old Town Scottsdale, where we sell our signature selection of confections including chocolate bacon caramel corn, duck fat toffee, housemade licorice (made with fennel, anise, and green chartreuse), mesquite chocolate chip cookies, hand pulled taffy and an assortment of other unique treats.
Country Velador, Executive Pastry Chef at Cowboy Ciao and Kazimierz World Wine Bar in Old Town Scottsdale, received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography at Arizona State University before she found her passion for all things sweet. In 2010, she received the ‘Best Decadent Dessert’ award by Phoenix Magazine. In 2011 and 2013, she received The Phoenix New Times ‘Best Desserts’ award, in which they stated she has, “the best dessert menu in town – if not the galaxy.”
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