Crisp Premium Pizza in Old Town Scottsdale

Crisp Premium Pizza in Old Town Scottsdale

{{ you can’t make everyone happy, you aren’t pizza }}

 Their motto is – The best crust you will ever have with the most premium ingredients! 

One thing that sets Crisp Premium Pizza apart from the rest is they are the only pizzeria in town serving grandma style pizza pies. A grandma style pie is a square, thick pizza, with a crisp crust that it oiled on the bottom and baked in a (square!) pan. They offer two types of pies:

-A traditional pie which is topped with tomato sauce, mozzarella, fresh basil, and EVOO.

-A white pie that uses ricotta rather than tomato and adds fresh garlic, fresh basil, and EVOO. 

These pizzas can be topped with a variety of premium meats and vegetables. They import their flour from Italy which makes the most amazing crispy bottom and fluffy on top crust! 

Adrian is the owner of Crisp, and you will also often see his wife Bana in the shop. They recently moved here from Brooklyn and are both very sweet and welcoming. 

We had the pleasure of helping Bana and Adrian host a media night for bloggers and other influencers on May, 2nd, 2018. It was a huge success! We sampled several pizzas, and had a great night taking photos and chatting and mingling with other blogger friends. They ordered the cutest cake which was in the shape of their signature grandma style pizza pie! 

All in all the night was a huge success. It feels good to see a community of bloggers come together to share their love of supporting local businesses through their social media pages and also word of mouth. 

E&K Favorites: Traditional Square (so good!)

Website: www.crisp-pizza.com

Address: 7111 E. 5th Ave, Scottsdale

Pop ‘N Tea – Food as Art – She Forks Event

Pop ‘N Tea – Food as Art- She Forks Event       

💎 Growing up in Arizona, popsicles were their own food group! Now that we are grown up, we were more than ecstatic when we heard of Pop ‘N Tea Bar in Phoenix.

Their adult version of the popsicle involves gelato frozen into diamond shaped popsicle bars, then dipped into chocolate and choice of toppings.

On February 20th, 2018 we attended another amazing She Forks Phoenix event, Food As Art, at the Pop ‘N Tea located in Phoenix. We were graced with the company of other great bloggers and influencers.

Matt, Benson and Eric, the owners of Pop ‘N Tea, treated us with amazing boba drink samples, and the ever so glorious, gelato diamond gelato bar. These three friends are passionate about only serving up quality products from quality ingredients.

A couple fun facts about Pop ‘N Tea Bar:  The building they are in used to be a flower shop. As a tribute to the history of that building they designed their logo to look like a flower bouquet. Pretty cool, huh!

E&K Favorites: Erika’s favorite is the Sea Salt Caramel Gelato Bar dipped in dark chocolate and topped with crushed peanuts. Kaylyn’s favorite is the Vanilla Gelato Bar dipped in milk chocolate and topped with pistachios.

Website: https://www.popntea.com

Address: 550 W McDowell Road Phoenix, AZ 85003

Happy Birthday To Us!!

Happy Birthday To Us!!

We can’t believe it, but it’s been 1 year since we started our blogging adventure! If you’ve had the chance to read our very first blog post, which was an introduction of who we are, then you already know a bit about us. To recap, we have been best friends for 11 years now. We met when our oldest children were in Kindergarten together. They are now Juniors in high school and still at the same school! The time has really flown by and we are grateful for every minute of our friendship and everything we have been able to experience together.

Over the years we have gotten together for lunch or coffee when the kids were at school. So, a year ago we decided to document all the places we visit by sharing with the world via Instagram, and voila – Sip So Good was born. At the end of last year, we expanded by creating our own blogging website, and look forward to adding to it regularly, in addition to what we post on social media. It’s a great way for us to expand more and be a bit more personable. It really has been a wonderful year going out and meeting so many inspiring people here in our community. From business owners, to fellow bloggers, to fun events, and more. We have made some amazing friends this past year and look forward to meeting many more.

One of our passions is to support local businesses in our community. We’ve had the pleasure of visiting so many new places and have thoroughly enjoyed trying so many new drinks and foods, some we didn’t even know existed! We can’t even begin to tell you how much we have appreciated all the support we have received as well.

As part of our 1-year anniversary of Sip So Good, we wanted to do something special for all of our awesome followers. We want everyone to experience all the incredible places we have been to or tried. So, we have partnered with many businesses right here in our community, to bring you all amazing discounts through our anniversary weekend. We want to give a HUGE genuine thank you and shout out to all of the businesses participating in our anniversary celebration.

  1. Lisa’s Rum Cake
  2. Crème & Chocolats
  3. SodaRush
  4. Sweetz Cold Brew Coffee Co.
  5. GrindTime Coffee
  6. Everybody Loves Fondue (ELF)
  7. Eat. Cake. Love.
  8. Pura Vida Grinds
  9. Masterpiece Donuts & Coffee+
  10. Bold Roost
  11. Boca Taqueria
  12. Organic Bean Coffee
  13. Bello Caramels
  14. Decadent Macarons
  15. CinnaMomma Cinnamon Rolls
  16. Rita’s On Mill
  17. Iced For Life
  18. Glacier Snow Sweets & Treats
  19. Top Fuel Espresso
  20. Rosie Luv Apparel
  21. Dashboard Cookies
  22. The Great Gadsby Bakery
  23. Marco’s Pizza Gilbert
  24. 32 Shea
  25. Ripe Ice Pops
  26. Morning Kick
  27. One More Bite Bakery
  28. Nutrition Blvd.
  29. Lovebird Bakery
  30. Frosted Frenzy Cupcakes
  31. Made In Argentina
  32. Knife And Garment Social Club
  33. Soda Bun Thai Food
  34. 3’s Co. Coffee Bar
  35. Pogo Pass

You can find the specific details of each deal each business is offering by visiting our Instagram page, Sip So Good. We are celebrating our anniversary weekend from Thursday, February 8 – Sunday, February 11.

Vienna Beef 125th Anniversary Celebration

Vienna Beef 125th Anniversary Celebration

On Saturday, February 3, we attended the 125th anniversary celebration of Vienna Beef’s Hot Dog Pop Up Party. The event was held at Helio Basin Brewing Co. in Phoenix, and was hosted by AZ Foodie. We had an amazing time visiting this brewery for the first time and being surrounded by great company. We hung out with old friends, and met some new friends as well. The atmosphere was very cozy and inviting for friends to sit together, chat, eat, drink, and enjoy each other’s company.

We tried a variety of dishes prepared by Executive Chef Tamara, which were all inspired by Vienna Beef. From the quesadilla with jalapeños, chicharrones, duckfat beans, polish sausage with cheddar, cashew rice, veggie burgoo, mini bagel dogs, hatch chile cream cheese, and much more. We also tried a blackberry wheat beer which was crisp and refreshing.

Aside from all the great food, there was also some entertaining live music. We thoroughly enjoyed listening to the guitar and saxophone, and the amazing singing. There was also liquor sampling from Pure Peru and the sample we tried was so delicious.

We had a blast playing the games that were set up outside on the patio. We challenged each other in corn hole, life size Connect Four and Jenga. We’ll say that neither of us lost any of the games. 😉 We had a great time and laughed so much.

We had the pleasure of meeting Katie Dennis who is the Director of Retail Marketing for Vienna Beef. She gave us some history about the evolution of Vienna beef and how it came to be in the Southwest! 🙂 We also got a fun goodie bag filled with all the ingredients necessary to make a genuine Chicago dog!

What is a Chicago-style hot dog? It’s an all-beef hot dog topped with yellow mustard, bright green sweet relish, chopped white onions, juicy tomato slices, a crisp dill pickle spear, sport peppers, and a dash of celery salt…all nestled into a steamed poppy seed bun.

Fun Facts about Vienna Beef: Born in 1893, they have become Chicago’s and the Midwest’s first choice hot dog. They are an independent, family owned company. They are more than just a hot dog company, they also sell soups, cheese sauce, pickles, and deli meats. Many of Chi town residents are now refugees of the Valley. Did you know the Valley is the second highest metropolitan area Chicagoans reside?

E&K Favorites: Blackberry Wheat Beer and the hatch chile cream cheese

Website: http://www.heliobasinbrewing.com/   http://www.viennabeef.com/

Address: 3935 E. Thomas Road Phoenix, AZ 85018

SodaRush

On January 18th, 2018 we attended Media Night with other bloggers and influencers at the brand new SodaRush in Gilbert. From sodas to cookies to ice-cream, we were able to sample everything on the menu and interact with other colleagues.

Jim and Amber (owners) are some of the nicest people you will meet. Right when you walk in you’re treated with sweet smells from their bakery and super friendly team members. The shop is colorful and inviting, and their branding is so eye catching. The décor in their shop is adorable and a great place to hand out with friends.

If you’re looking for a large variety of fancy fountain drinks and some of the most delicious, made from scratch daily, giant cookies you’ll ever eat (they’re award winning!!) this is the place to be!

P.S. They also feature Dole Whip occasionally (it’s always available on their soda truck!), so be sure to follow them on social media to see when it’s available. They also have cotton candy, pretzels, and feature seasonal fudge and cookies of the month.

E&K Favorites: The Miguel drink and the Sugar Smash cookie.

Website: www.sodarush.com

Address: 1522 S Gilbert Rd Suite 107 Gilbert, AZ 85296