John McLoughlin, Winemaker / Owner
240 Hull Avenue
Jerome, AZ 86331
Arizona’s wine industry embodies ingenuity and innovation. Our Vigneron John McLoughlin doesn’t just “own a winery’, he strives to set the standard for AZ wine.
The Dragoon Mountain Vineyard near Willcox, AZ is meticulously attended to by John himself. Stark contrast between hot desert days and cool valley nights shape one of the world’s most unique growing regions in SE Arizona at 4300 feet.With over three decades experience from dirt to bottle, John McLoughlin’s creed has originated a family of wines ranging from easily approachable to richly esoteric. All are evocative of Arizona’s unique terroir and oblige the wine drinking pleasure of novice and connoisseur, alike.
Climate and soil studies show this specific region in Willcox, AZ to be similar to Ribera Del Duero, Spain, Southeastern Australia, and Southern France and is almost identical to Paso Robles, CA.
All grapes are sourced exclusively from our family’s vineyards in Willcox, AZ. I wholeheartedly champion Arizona wines and believe there are many exquisite secrets yet to be revealed. Dragoon Mountain Vineyard is committed to the practice of sustainable viticulture. Our vineyard philosophy is based on two core beliefs, minimal intrusion to the native environment and respecting the balance of the unique eco-systems that are located within.
Creations in Cuisine Catering
Chef Tony Rea
1825 Westcrest Lane
Phoenix, AZ 85027
For over eleven years Creations in Cuisine Catering has been servicing Phoenix and the surrounding areas with innovative cuisine and event design. Our goal is to be your first choice when planning your wedding, corporate cocktail reception or a catered affair in the privacy of your own home.
We have established a reputation for being flexible and creative with our menu selections. At Creations in Cuisine Catering we use the freshest ingredients available to prepare your food with an emphasis on taste and creativity. Our professional team of event planners will guide you through all the steps necessary to help assure your event will surpass your expectations. Please take a moment to visit our site and review some of the menus we offer or contact our sales staff for personalized menu creations.
Creations in Cuisine Catering is proud to participate in sustainable practices in our daily operations and during events. Concern is placed on procuring locally-grown products such as olive oil, produce and other organic ingredients in our food creations. During events we offer a recycling bin for cans, plastics and other materials and provide environmentally safe disposable plates, utensils, napkins and glassware as an alternative. Creations in Cuisine Catering is currently researching ways to improve our water and electric usage as well as biodegradable detergents for our cleaning needs.
The Halal Guys
1015 S. Rural Road
Tempe, AZ 85281
Chef Conan Matthews
455 North Galvin Parkway
Phoenix, AZ 85008
Portillo’s Hot Dogs
65 S McClintock Drive
Tempe, AZ 85281
The first Portillo’s hot dog stand known as “The Dog House” opened in 1963 on North Avenue in Villa Park, IL, just outside of Chicago. Owner and founder Dick Portillo invested $1,100 into a 6’ x 12’ trailer without a bathroom or running water. Because of Dick’s sparkling personality, hard work-ethic, and tastiest Chicago-style hot dogs around, within three years he was able to open the first Portillo’s Hot Dogs restaurant in 1966. Since then, Portillo’s has expanded nationwide and have just built their 50th store this year, located in Woodbury, Minnesota. From modest beginnings to the Midwest’s largest privately owned restaurant group.