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Men’s Fashion Designer Remo Tulliani discusses the history behind one of his favorite restaurants in the valley, El Chorro.

September 7, 2012
Remo Tulliani Espisode 7

OpenTable Diner Reviews Reveal Top 100 Outdoor Dining Restaurants
May 22, 2012
With summer right around the corner, OpenTable, a leading provider of
free, real-time online restaurant reservations and guest management solutions for restaurants, is pleased to announce the 2012 Diners’ Choice Award winners for the Top 100 Restaurants for Outdoor Dining in the United States.
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El Chorro’s Pisco Sour
Phoenix New Times
April 6, 2012
In a new spring drink menu rolled out in early February, El Chorro showcases both Pisco Porton and the Pisco Sour, with a Southwestern edge.
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Easter Brunch Roundup
Phoenix New Times
March 22, 2012
Menu highlights of this Easter Brunch include honey-baked ham with dried cherry glaze, green chile chicken enchiladas, slow-roasted turkey with cranberry mayo, and New York strip steak with horseradish cream.
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Shake the Winter Blues With El Chorro’s Spring Cocktails
Food & Flourish
February 27, 2012
Shake off the winter blues and hop into spring with El Chorro’s new cocktail menu featuring 12 perfectly refreshing beverages including the much sought after Pisco Sour and an innovative sip called “A Day at the Spa.”
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Best Brunches
Phoenix Magazine
January 1, 2012
Sipping mimosas at brunch on the plush patio at El Chorro, with its majestic mountain views and effortlessly refined ambiance, is an iconic Valley pastime everyone should enjoy at least once.
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The Weekender: The Snuggler
Desert Living Today
December 16, 2011
Snuggle up with a warm cuppa The Snuggler from El Chorro in Paradise Valley.  This simple, yet tasty holiday treat is a perfect way to start the weekend.
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Top 10 Restaurants Unique to Our State
The Arizona Republic
November 3, 2011
The Valley isn’t Dubuque, Kalamazoo or Poughkeepsie.  So why take your out-of-town guests to the same kind of restaurant they can find at home?
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El Happy Hour at El Chorro
Desert Living Today
October 28, 2011
Kickoff el weekend at El Chorro’s new Happy Hour, available daily from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Specials include half-priced house wines and beers as well as daily martini and margarita specials.
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February 19, 2011

El Chorro Lodge became the first restaurant in Arizona to earn the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design (LEED) Gold Certification. The designation is the only universally recognized green-building pedigree, with the Gold Certification being the second-highest level attainable.

As part of the renovation of the historic facilities, El Chorro Lodge incorporated a number of green-building features, including a solar-energy heating system that reduces the restaurant’s energy use by more than 50 percent. It also features eco-friendly insulation made of recycled blue jeans. More than 75 percent of the materials used in the redesign were salvaged from the original restaurant, including 80+ of the original plants.

Best Phoenix Bars 2011 – Al Fresco
Magazine – March 2011

From cool crowds to hot happy hours, buzzing social scenes to laidback lounges, the Valley’s bar scene is booming. Here are our favorite places to kick it with a cocktail.

El Chorro Lodge
Few places in the Valley have such a rich history and ideal setting as El Chorro Lodge, originally built in 1934 as the Judson School for Girls. So it was a nail-biter when the place was sold and revamped in 2009. Thankfully, the new owners did nothing but improve upon a classic, including expanding the patio – the restaurant’s main focal point upon entering – to add more lounge seating and fire features. For stunning views of Camelback Mountain, arrive early while there’s still light. As the evening wears on, the band kicks up (mostly on weekends), and cooler nights make for perfect dancing weather. The drink list changes seasonally, so look for spicier, warmer beverages in the fall and winter, and fruitier, icier specialties come spring and summer.
























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