Taste of Cave Creek: Full of Fun, Flair and Flavor

Wednesday 9.25.2013 @ 4:00pm | ImagesAZ | Lifestyle

Photo Credit: Jerri Parness

From Binkley’s to the Buffalo Chip to blown glasswork, Cave Creek has it all, and they’re not afraid to prove it.


The 2013 Taste of Cave Creek event, which takes place Wednesday, October 16 and Thursday, October 17 at Stagecoach Village in Downtown Cave Creek, promises to be a night unlike any other, and the town’s largest “Taste” event ever. More than 25 restaurants will descend upon Stagecoach Village in downtown Cave Creek for a two-day taste fest.


The outdoor, open-air setting has proven in past years to be enjoyable for many. This year’s event will feature two stages with live music nightly, a wine and craft beer garden and tequila tastings. There will also be the nightly Sanderson Ford and Sanderson Lincoln on Bell Road Chili Cook-off and a new Salsa Challenge.


Participating restaurants represent the eclectic mix that is Cave Creek and may include Amaro, Bart’s Indian Village, Binkley’s, Bryan’s BBQ, Buffalo Chip Saloon, Café Bink, Cave Creek Tap Haus, Carefree Resort & Villas, Cave Creek Smoke House, Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House, El Encanto Mexican Food, The Grotto, Harold’s, The Hideaway, Le Sans Souci, Roc2 Coffee, Saba’s, Chef Sara’s Vegan Academy, Tonto Bar & Grill, Uncle Louie, and Village Coffee & Crepes, among others.


Kevin Binkley said, “We opened Binkley’s Restaurant in Cave Creek in 2004 and haven’t looked back. We appreciate being part of a unique community that has a flavor all its own. The Taste of Cave Creek really shows people what variety the town has to offer. We wouldn’t miss it.”


The Sonoran Arts League will also be representing with pride as they present their Fine Art Exhibition and Sale on both nights from 5 to 10 p.m. More than 40 fine artists, members of the Sonoran Arts League, will be participating in the event. The league will be demonstrating and exhibiting their talents with a variety of artistic projects, including glasswork, sculpture, jewelry, painting, photography, gourds and mixed media.


The Sonoran Arts League was founded in 1975 and is proud of their more than 450 members throughout the northeast desert foothills. Ninety-five percent of their members are practicing in multiple disciplines.


Admission: $10, available at the gate

Food tastings: $2 to $5 each