Archives for: February 2006

5th Ave Gourmet Wine Cafe a low key, good value Scottsdale restaurant

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One of the joys of a Scottsdale golf vacation is discovering that hidden restaurant find. And avoiding any of the overblown, food's not so Scottsdale cool spots.5th Avenue Gourmet Wine Cafe right in the heart of downtown Scottsdale is one of those pl… more »

PGA Tour treats La Costa worse than Tiger Woods treated that fool Stephen Ames

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The PGA Tour is showing it's all about the money while unceremoniously throwing La Costa to the curb. This weekend's Match Play Championship is it for the venerable San Diego area resort as host to the PGA Tour. See ya! And oh, yeah thanks for 37 year… more »

Badlands improves its course conditions, restores its place in Las Vegas golf

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Badlands Golf Club always held the potential to be a Las Vegas showstopper. This Johnny Miller and Chi Chi Rodriguez design is anything but cookie cutter, running through canyons and washes with blind shots thrown in your way. But for the last few yea… more »

Scottsdale goes big brother, starts speed camera ticketing on Loop 101: Golfers beware

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Golfers should be aware of some pesky high-priced cameras butting into fairway paradise. Otherwise known as the Phoenix-Scottsdale resort corridor. Starting this Wednesday, the city of Scottsdale is going to be using cameras on Loop 101 - one of the a… more »

At least Vijay Singh puts his Phil Mickelson hate out in the open

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Say this for Vijay Singh: he knows how to fuel a rivalry. If nothing else, you have to admire him for taking his grudges public. There is nothing sneaky about Vijay Singh (except maybe his scorecard techniques in Indonesia). If Vijay doesn't like you,… more »

Burger Bar - home of the $60 hamburger - a tasty Las Vegas casual restaurant choice

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Burger Bar in Mandalay Bay mall offers every kind of beef and condiment combination you could ever imagine for a hamburger. And some you probably couldn’t. You may have never known there were this many different types of beef. Is there a difference… more »

The Desert Sun - Palm Springs' largest newspaper - recognizes's Justin Timberlake love

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The Desert Sun - the Palm Springs valley's largest newspaper - recognized's recent Bob Hope Chrysler Classic coverage. Especially one man's reluctant admission of Justin Timberlake love. "The Bob Hope Chrysler Classic has been king in P… more »

With the golf weather in Vegas, Arizona this good, it's global warming who cares!

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It’s so hot in the Phoenix-Scottdale resort corridor this week that hotel guests are begging management to turn the air conditioning on (yes, amazingly some hotels in the Phoenix desert disable their air conditioning in winter, which is like a celebrit… more »

Caleo Resort's Baleen an overrated fish restaurant in Scottsdale

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Baleen - the restaurant in Scottsdale's newly renovated Caleo Resort - claims to have outstanding fish. They practically guarantee that the fish will be so fresh it jumps off your plate. Maybe I should have known better. This is the desert after all.… more »

Maury Povich & Connie Chung argue Michelle Wie

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Still think the Michelle Wie no-win craze isn't out of control? Daytime talk show host and former Inside Edition pioneer Maury Povich told that he and his wife Connie Chung argue Michelle Wie. "My wife and I differ with this,'' Povic… more »

Phil Mickelson is God in Phoenix/Scottsdale for the FBR Open

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I like Phil Mickelson as a golf story. Really I do. No matter what I've wrote about his intestinal fortitude in the past. But the Phil love is getting a tad ridiculous in the Scottsdale-Phoenix resort corridor with the FBR Open in town this week. Y… more »

Bill Murray no longer earns his golf comedian crown: Give it to George Lopez

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Bill Murray is playing in the FBR Open - otherwise known as the Phil Mickelson homage tournament - Pro Am in Scottsdale today. This is being treated as a big coup for the tournament. It would be if it was 1996. Not now. Not with the dour serious Mu… more »
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