Events

Throughout the year, Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House and its sister restaurant, Tonto Bar & Grill, hosts special events to bring together family and friends and foster a sense of community. From our popular Arizona history dinners to our romantic Valentine’s Day dinner, we invite you to come out and join us for the good times. Our calendar lists events happening at both restaurants and in the neighborhood.

Remember to visit Cartwright’s when you are in Cave Creek/Carefree enjoying all of the wonderful activities the area has to offer, including golfing, shopping, hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, bird watching, sightseeing and attending festivals.

Ongoing

Daily happy hour

  • When: Join us 4:00-6:00 p.m. nightly for Happy Hour at the Mesquite Bar
  • Location: Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House
  • Description: Enjoy $1 off draft beers, $5 well cocktails and featured wines, $8 well martinis, $5 select appetizers and $2.00 oysters (min. 6)
    see our full Happy Hour Menu here: Happy Hour
May
5
Thu
Cinco de Mayo
May 5 @ 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Mexican EagleJoin us to celebrate and commemorate the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla in 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín.

Dinner Special:
18 oz Bone-In Kansas City Strip, chili dusted New Bedford Diver Scallops, Guajillo spiced Bearnaise, roasted heirloom corn with black beans and wild rice 60.

Dessert:
Mexican Chocolate Empanadas with Deep Fried Horchata Ice Cream and Macerated Strawberry Mango Salsa 11.

May
8
Sun
Mother’s Day
May 8 @ 10:30 am – 8:30 pm

Join us on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8, from 10:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., where Mom can enjoy the day with her family!

In addition to our regular menu we’ll be serving a gourmet Mother’s Day menu, featuring a special appetizer, and entree specials. Finish with a trio of house-made desserts, from our bakeshop.

Call 480-488-8031 for reservations or book online from our home page.

Also consider our sister restaurant, Tonto Bar & Grill for Mother’s Day.

Mother’s Day Specials

Appetizer:
Southwest clam chowder, fire roasted green chili, Arizona sweet corn, house baked oyster crackers 8. Cup / 10. Bowl

Entrées:
Cartwright’s quiche, apple and pecan smoked bacon, herb roasted cherry tomatoes, SIF Farms baby arugula and red choy salad, roasted poblano salsa,
red pepper coulis 20.

Pan roasted Alaskan Halibut, tri-color quinoa, red sorrel, nopales and pickled rainbow carrots, prickly pear beurre blanc 44.

Grilled elk tenderloin medallions, Diablo Mexican prawns, Peruvian potato puree, grilled local bok choy, foraged mushroom and port wine reduction 52.

Dessert Trio: 11.
– Mini caramel cream cheese roulade with Nocello anglaise
– Key lime tartlet with graham cracker crust, dried cherry compote and candied
lime zest
– Raspberry meringue torte with orange blossom scented buttercream and
candied red rose petals.

Print Mother’s Day Menu

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May
11
Wed
Arizona History Dinners: Marshall Trimble, Arizona’s Official State Historian Presenting “Amazin’ AZ”
May 11 @ 5:00 pm

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Wednesday, May 11:

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Speaker:
Marshall Trimble

Arizona’s Official State Historian

Subject:
“Amazin’ AZ”

We’re excited to kick off our Arizona History Dinner series with Arizona’s Official State Historian, Marshall Trimble. A favorite here at Cartwright’s, Marshall’s knowledge of the legends, lore and lowdown of Arizona’s faces and places is as vast as the desert sky on a cloudless night. He’ll tell a few tales, sing a few songs, and strum a bit on his guitar, adding learning and laughter along the way. You won’t want to miss this fun evening of Amazin’ AZ!

Appetizer:
Lobster and crab cake, SIF Farms green cress, smoked guajillo remoulade, basil purée, and red arrow radish sprouts

Entrée:
Duo of venison & beef backstrap, red kuri and kabocha calabacitas, smashed marbled fingerling potatoes, and sauce Bordelaise

Dessert:
Mexican chocolate coconut torte with butterscotch cookie cubes, gianduja chocolate pools, and toasted meringue dollops

Information/ Reservations:
Cost is $55 per person plus sales tax and 18 percent gratuity for a three-course meal with an appetizer, entrée and dessert. Beverages are extra. Gluten Free, and Vegetarian menus available upon request.
Please let us know ahead of time when making reservations
.

Buy Online Now

OR

Call Cartwright’s between 12 – 9 pm 480-488-8031 for reservations.
Please note when calling that you will be charged for the dinner presentation at the time of reservation, so please have your credit card ready.


It’s that time of year again! The tables have been set, the silverware polished, and the wine uncorked and ready to pour. Fabulous smells are wandering in from our kitchen, and a chair is open and waiting for you.

The Sixth Annual Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House History Dinner series kicks off May 11. We’ll be welcoming guests every other Wednesday through October 26 for stories, songs and sagas from some of the Valley’s most colorful and knowledgeable spinners. This year’s dinners are sponsored by Sanderson Lincoln and promise to be the best yet!

There is no better place to spend a cozy evening than Cartwright’s, where our love for area history is matched only by our world-class Sonoran-inspired fare. Like our namesake, the Cartwright family, who settled in the North Valley in 1877, we’ve carved our own place in these rugged desert foothills with hard work, integrity, and the fortitude to build a legacy. Join us in preserving the values and the folkways that have drawn folks Westward for over 150 years.

Each history dinner begins with no-host cocktails in the award-winning Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House Ranch Room, followed by mouthwatering, three-course dinner selections carefully prepared by top-ranking chef Brett Vibber and talented pastry chef Amanda Crick. This year’s dinner choices are more special than ever. We’ve taken perfection and upped the ante, and we’re eager to share our latest recipes with you!

Join us for the Sixth Annual Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House History Dinner series. Sit back and relax as you’re regaled by stories of the Old West, and follow along with escapades and shenanigans. Our door is open and we’re ready to welcome you to our table!

About the Speakers
History is in the making at Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House, where the past and the present mesh seamlessly in a tradition of Western hospitality and tasty chow that would make any gunfighter come out of hiding. Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House History Dinners presented by Sanderson Lincoln have become favorites in the last four years, and they are part of a long line of heritage in the north Valley.

This year, Cartwright’s Arizona History Dinners presented by Sanderson Lincoln will feature presentations by five of the state’s most popular speakers:

  • Marshall Trimble—This multi-talented “Ask the Marshall” columnist, humorist, and Arizona State Historian is a Cartwright’s renowned for both his wit and wisdom. Winner of True West magazine’s 2015 Westerner Award, Trimble will present some of the most unique Arizona tales in “Amazin’ AZ”; renditions of some of the most famous—and infamous moments of Arizona history in “They went that-a Way: Outlawry and Justice”; history of some of the most uniquely dubbed places in our state in “What’s in a Name: Arizona’s Colorful Place Names”; and stories of a time when Arizona’s future was pounded into the ground, one spike at a time, in “Hear That Lonesome Whistle Blow: Arizona’s Railroads.”
  • Dolan Ellis—Arizona’s Official State Balladeer for over 45 years is a crooner of tunes and so much more. A Grammy Award winner, he has been inducted into the Arizona Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame and played major venues in the U.S. and abroad. His engaging presentations combine live musical performances of Arizona songs and stories with a large-screen photography presentation from five decades of Arizona adventures. He will recount a lifetime of experiences in “50 Years the Balladeer”; will recount tales from some of the most remote corners of our state in “Little-Known Arizona”; will share some of his favorite tales of roundups and campfires in “Cowboys and Indians,” and will transport us all to another place and time in “Tall Tales, Lost Trails & Heroes.”
  • Charlie LeSueur— Arizona’s Official Western Film Historian, Charlie LeSueur is an actor, teacher, published author, and Fellow of Arts at Scottsdale’s Museum of the West. We’re excited to add his name to our guest list this year! He will be sharing stories, some first-hand, of the epic cowboy television era and the heroes it brought to our living rooms in “Cowboys of Early Television 1949-1955”; and will spotlight our favorite singing cowboys, including Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, and Judy Canova in “Songs of the Cowboys (and Cowgirls)”
  • Cave Creek Museum—For the first time in our history dinner history, one of our favorite institutions, the Cave Creek Museum, will be sharing our own history, which began with the ranch owned by our namesake family, the Cartwrights. There is no one better to share the stories, photos, and colorful historic gems directly from the annuls of their extensive collection, in “Cartwright’s Presents the Cartwrights.”
May
25
Wed
Arizona History Dinner: Dolan Ellis, Arizona’s Official State Balladeer Presents “50 Years the Balladeer”
May 25 @ 5:00 pm

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Wednesday, May 25:

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Speaker:
Dolan Ellis, Arizona’s Official State Balladeer

Subject:
“50 Years the Balladeer”

Cartwrights Sonoran Ranch House Restaurant is proud to host Arizona’s Official State Balladeer, Dolan Ellis, back again with four special appearances during the 2016 summer season. Dolan will be celebrating his 50th year as Arizona’s Balladeer. “I was the very first official state balladeer in the United States of America,” Dolan says. “During my show May 25, I will be singing my original Arizona ballads, showing my large-screen Arizona photography, and telling stories (that are nearly true) of my personal experiences while traveling more than million miles of Arizona’s back roads in my little Jeeps.” Dolan’s recordings and DVDs will be offered for sale, as well.

Appetizer:
Mesquite and Hatch chili-infused tagliatelle pasta, Sonoran-
spiced fennel cream, house-made ricotta salata, and Arizona chicos

Entrée:
British Colombia Ling Cod, sun-dried tomato and desert herb butter, roasted sunchokes, tri-color quinoa topped with Queen Creek Mexican lime oil

Dessert:
Brulèed ricotta cheesecake, macerated red fruits, orange supremes,
candied lime zest, and limecello syrup

Information/ Reservations:
Cost is $55 per person plus sales tax and 18 percent gratuity for a three-course meal with an appetizer, entrée and dessert. Beverages are extra. Gluten Free, and Vegetarian menus available upon request.
Please let us know ahead of time when making reservations
.

Buy Online Now

OR

Call Cartwright’s between 12 – 9 pm 480-488-8031 for reservations.
Please note when calling that you will be charged for the dinner presentation at the time of reservation, so please have your credit card ready.


It’s that time of year again! The tables have been set, the silverware polished, and the wine uncorked and ready to pour. Fabulous smells are wandering in from our kitchen, and a chair is open and waiting for you.

The Sixth Annual Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House History Dinner series kicks off May 11. We’ll be welcoming guests every other Wednesday through October 26 for stories, songs and sagas from some of the Valley’s most colorful and knowledgeable spinners. This year’s dinners are sponsored by Sanderson Lincoln and promise to be the best yet!

There is no better place to spend a cozy evening than Cartwright’s, where our love for area history is matched only by our world-class Sonoran-inspired fare. Like our namesake, the Cartwright family, who settled in the North Valley in 1877, we’ve carved our own place in these rugged desert foothills with hard work, integrity, and the fortitude to build a legacy. Join us in preserving the values and the folkways that have drawn folks Westward for over 150 years.

Each history dinner begins with no-host cocktails in the award-winning Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House Ranch Room, followed by mouthwatering, three-course dinner selections carefully prepared by top-ranking chef Brett Vibber and talented pastry chef Amanda Crick. This year’s dinner choices are more special than ever. We’ve taken perfection and upped the ante, and we’re eager to share our latest recipes with you!

Join us for the Sixth Annual Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House History Dinner series. Sit back and relax as you’re regaled by stories of the Old West, and follow along with escapades and shenanigans. Our door is open and we’re ready to welcome you to our table!

About the Speakers
History is in the making at Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House, where the past and the present mesh seamlessly in a tradition of Western hospitality and tasty chow that would make any gunfighter come out of hiding. Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House History Dinners presented by Sanderson Lincoln have become favorites in the last four years, and they are part of a long line of heritage in the north Valley.

This year, Cartwright’s Arizona History Dinners presented by Sanderson Lincoln will feature presentations by five of the state’s most popular speakers:

  • Marshall Trimble—This multi-talented “Ask the Marshall” columnist, humorist, and Arizona State Historian is a Cartwright’s renowned for both his wit and wisdom. Winner of True West magazine’s 2015 Westerner Award, Trimble will present some of the most unique Arizona tales in “Amazin’ AZ”; renditions of some of the most famous—and infamous moments of Arizona history in “They went that-a Way: Outlawry and Justice”; history of some of the most uniquely dubbed places in our state in “What’s in a Name: Arizona’s Colorful Place Names”; and stories of a time when Arizona’s future was pounded into the ground, one spike at a time, in “Hear That Lonesome Whistle Blow: Arizona’s Railroads.”
  • Dolan Ellis—Arizona’s Official State Balladeer for over 45 years is a crooner of tunes and so much more. A Grammy Award winner, he has been inducted into the Arizona Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame and played major venues in the U.S. and abroad. His engaging presentations combine live musical performances of Arizona songs and stories with a large-screen photography presentation from five decades of Arizona adventures. He will recount a lifetime of experiences in “50 Years the Balladeer”; will recount tales from some of the most remote corners of our state in “Little-Known Arizona”; will share some of his favorite tales of roundups and campfires in “Cowboys and Indians,” and will transport us all to another place and time in “Tall Tales, Lost Trails & Heroes.”
  • Charlie LeSueur— Arizona’s Official Western Film Historian, Charlie LeSueur is an actor, teacher, published author, and Fellow of Arts at Scottsdale’s Museum of the West. We’re excited to add his name to our guest list this year! He will be sharing stories, some first-hand, of the epic cowboy television era and the heroes it brought to our living rooms in “Cowboys of Early Television 1949-1955”; and will spotlight our favorite singing cowboys, including Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, and Judy Canova in “Songs of the Cowboys (and Cowgirls)”
  • Cave Creek Museum—For the first time in our history dinner history, one of our favorite institutions, the Cave Creek Museum, will be sharing our own history, which began with the ranch owned by our namesake family, the Cartwrights. There is no one better to share the stories, photos, and colorful historic gems directly from the annuls of their extensive collection, in “Cartwright’s Presents the Cartwrights.”

 

May
28
Sat
7th Annual Cave Creek Balloon Festival
May 28 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Seventh Annual Cave Creek Balloon Festival, May 28, 2016

Click here to download brochure

WHAT: Seventh Annual Cave Creek Balloon Festival, organized by Tonto Bar & Grill and Aerial Solutions.
WHEN: 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 28, 2016.
WHERE: On the driving range of the Rancho Mañana Golf Course. Entrance to event is on the corner of Spur Cross & Cave Creek Road.

INFORMATION:
For complete information, visit our website
: cavecreekfestivals.com
Facebook: /CaveCreekFestivals
Twitter: /ccfestivals

Jun
8
Wed
Arizona History Dinner: Marshall Trimble, Arizona’s Official State Historian Presents “They Went that-a Way: Outlawry and Justice”
Jun 8 @ 5:00 pm

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Wednesday, June 8:

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Speaker:
Marshall Trimble, Arizona’s Official State Historian

Subject:
“They Went that-a Way: Outlawry and Justice”

In Arizona’s early days, there was a fine line between the law and the outlaws. Justice was often carried out by the working end of a revolver, or the dangling end of a rope. Arizona’s Official State Historian Marshall Trimble brings tales of thievery and scandal in this exciting presentation that will leave you more than a little thankful that the West is already won!

Appetizer:
Wild-caught Canadian albacore crudo, pickled squash salad, baby tat soi, and blood orange

Entrée:
Seared organic chicken thighs, duck rillettes, tepary bean cassoulet, golden cauliflower, and tart cherry demi

Dessert:
Vanilla poached peaches with raspberry sorbet, almond steel oat granola crunch, coconut milk cream, and stewed dried tart cherries

Information/ Reservations:
Cost is $55 per person plus sales tax and 18 percent gratuity for a three-course meal with an appetizer, entrée and dessert. Beverages are extra. Gluten Free, and Vegetarian menus available upon request.
Please let us know ahead of time when making reservations
.

Buy Online Now

OR

Call Cartwright’s between 12 – 9 pm 480-488-8031 for reservations.
Please note when calling that you will be charged for the dinner presentation at the time of reservation, so please have your credit card ready.


It’s that time of year again! The tables have been set, the silverware polished, and the wine uncorked and ready to pour. Fabulous smells are wandering in from our kitchen, and a chair is open and waiting for you.

The Sixth Annual Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House History Dinner series kicks off May 11. We’ll be welcoming guests every other Wednesday through October 26 for stories, songs and sagas from some of the Valley’s most colorful and knowledgeable spinners. This year’s dinners are sponsored by Sanderson Lincoln and promise to be the best yet!

There is no better place to spend a cozy evening than Cartwright’s, where our love for area history is matched only by our world-class Sonoran-inspired fare. Like our namesake, the Cartwright family, who settled in the North Valley in 1877, we’ve carved our own place in these rugged desert foothills with hard work, integrity, and the fortitude to build a legacy. Join us in preserving the values and the folkways that have drawn folks Westward for over 150 years.

Each history dinner begins with no-host cocktails in the award-winning Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House Ranch Room, followed by mouthwatering, three-course dinner selections carefully prepared by top-ranking chef Brett Vibber and talented pastry chef Amanda Crick. This year’s dinner choices are more special than ever. We’ve taken perfection and upped the ante, and we’re eager to share our latest recipes with you!

Join us for the Sixth Annual Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House History Dinner series. Sit back and relax as you’re regaled by stories of the Old West, and follow along with escapades and shenanigans. Our door is open and we’re ready to welcome you to our table!

About the Speakers
History is in the making at Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House, where the past and the present mesh seamlessly in a tradition of Western hospitality and tasty chow that would make any gunfighter come out of hiding. Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House History Dinners presented by Sanderson Lincoln have become favorites in the last four years, and they are part of a long line of heritage in the north Valley.

This year, Cartwright’s Arizona History Dinners presented by Sanderson Lincoln will feature presentations by five of the state’s most popular speakers:

  • Marshall Trimble—This multi-talented “Ask the Marshall” columnist, humorist, and Arizona State Historian is a Cartwright’s renowned for both his wit and wisdom. Winner of True West magazine’s 2015 Westerner Award, Trimble will present some of the most unique Arizona tales in “Amazin’ AZ”; renditions of some of the most famous—and infamous moments of Arizona history in “They went that-a Way: Outlawry and Justice”; history of some of the most uniquely dubbed places in our state in “What’s in a Name: Arizona’s Colorful Place Names”; and stories of a time when Arizona’s future was pounded into the ground, one spike at a time, in “Hear That Lonesome Whistle Blow: Arizona’s Railroads.”
  • Dolan Ellis—Arizona’s Official State Balladeer for over 45 years is a crooner of tunes and so much more. A Grammy Award winner, he has been inducted into the Arizona Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame and played major venues in the U.S. and abroad. His engaging presentations combine live musical performances of Arizona songs and stories with a large-screen photography presentation from five decades of Arizona adventures. He will recount a lifetime of experiences in “50 Years the Balladeer”; will recount tales from some of the most remote corners of our state in “Little-Known Arizona”; will share some of his favorite tales of roundups and campfires in “Cowboys and Indians,” and will transport us all to another place and time in “Tall Tales, Lost Trails & Heroes.”
  • Charlie LeSueur— Arizona’s Official Western Film Historian, Charlie LeSueur is an actor, teacher, published author, and Fellow of Arts at Scottsdale’s Museum of the West. We’re excited to add his name to our guest list this year! He will be sharing stories, some first-hand, of the epic cowboy television era and the heroes it brought to our living rooms in “Cowboys of Early Television 1949-1955”; and will spotlight our favorite singing cowboys, including Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, and Judy Canova in “Songs of the Cowboys (and Cowgirls)”
  • Cave Creek Museum—For the first time in our history dinner history, one of our favorite institutions, the Cave Creek Museum, will be sharing our own history, which began with the ranch owned by our namesake family, the Cartwrights. There is no one better to share the stories, photos, and colorful historic gems directly from the annuls of their extensive collection, in “Cartwright’s Presents the Cartwrights.”

 

Jun
22
Wed
Arizona History Dinners: Dolan Ellis, Arizona’s Official State Balladeer Presents “Little-known Arizona”
Jun 22 @ 5:00 pm

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Wednesday, June 22:

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Speaker:
Dolan Ellis, Arizona’s Official State Balladeer

Subject:
“Little-known Arizona”

Dolan Ellis has been exploring the remote corners of Arizona for decades,
seeking out its secret places, researching its little-known stories and talking
with its unique people. Very few people know of these secret little gems.
This is a golden opportunity to get to know “real” Arizona a little bit better through Dolan’s original songs and large screen photography, created and gathered along his trails.

Appetizer:
Sweet potato and nopales croquettes, New Mexico red chili cream, and SIF Farms baby mizuna lettuce topped with charred scallion oil

Entrée:
New Bedford diver scallops, sweet corn and smoked apricot polenta, rainbow Swiss chard, prickly pear and saba fruit reduction

Dessert:
Chocolate peanut butter cake, Roc 2 coffee sauce, whiskey vanilla shake, malted milk powder dust, chocolate peanut clusters

Information/ Reservations:
Cost is $55 per person plus sales tax and 18 percent gratuity for a three-course meal with an appetizer, entrée and dessert. Beverages are extra. Gluten Free, and Vegetarian menus available upon request.
Please let us know ahead of time when making reservations
.

Buy Online Now

or

Call Cartwright’s between 12 – 9 pm 480-488-8031 for reservations.
Please note when calling that you will be charged for the dinner presentation at the time of reservation, so please have your credit card ready.


It’s that time of year again! The tables have been set, the silverware polished, and the wine uncorked and ready to pour. Fabulous smells are wandering in from our kitchen, and a chair is open and waiting for you.

The Sixth Annual Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House History Dinner series kicks off May 11. We’ll be welcoming guests every other Wednesday through October 26 for stories, songs and sagas from some of the Valley’s most colorful and knowledgeable spinners. This year’s dinners are sponsored by Sanderson Lincoln and promise to be the best yet!

There is no better place to spend a cozy evening than Cartwright’s, where our love for area history is matched only by our world-class Sonoran-inspired fare. Like our namesake, the Cartwright family, who settled in the North Valley in 1877, we’ve carved our own place in these rugged desert foothills with hard work, integrity, and the fortitude to build a legacy. Join us in preserving the values and the folkways that have drawn folks Westward for over 150 years.

Each history dinner begins with no-host cocktails in the award-winning Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House Ranch Room, followed by mouthwatering, three-course dinner selections carefully prepared by top-ranking chef Brett Vibber and talented pastry chef Amanda Crick. This year’s dinner choices are more special than ever. We’ve taken perfection and upped the ante, and we’re eager to share our latest recipes with you!

Join us for the Sixth Annual Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House History Dinner series. Sit back and relax as you’re regaled by stories of the Old West, and follow along with escapades and shenanigans. Our door is open and we’re ready to welcome you to our table!

About the Speakers
History is in the making at Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House, where the past and the present mesh seamlessly in a tradition of Western hospitality and tasty chow that would make any gunfighter come out of hiding. Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House History Dinners presented by Sanderson Lincoln have become favorites in the last four years, and they are part of a long line of heritage in the north Valley.

This year, Cartwright’s Arizona History Dinners presented by Sanderson Lincoln will feature presentations by five of the state’s most popular speakers:

  • Marshall Trimble—This multi-talented “Ask the Marshall” columnist, humorist, and Arizona State Historian is a Cartwright’s renowned for both his wit and wisdom. Winner of True West magazine’s 2015 Westerner Award, Trimble will present some of the most unique Arizona tales in “Amazin’ AZ”; renditions of some of the most famous—and infamous moments of Arizona history in “They went that-a Way: Outlawry and Justice”; history of some of the most uniquely dubbed places in our state in “What’s in a Name: Arizona’s Colorful Place Names”; and stories of a time when Arizona’s future was pounded into the ground, one spike at a time, in “Hear That Lonesome Whistle Blow: Arizona’s Railroads.”
  • Dolan Ellis—Arizona’s Official State Balladeer for over 45 years is a crooner of tunes and so much more. A Grammy Award winner, he has been inducted into the Arizona Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame and played major venues in the U.S. and abroad. His engaging presentations combine live musical performances of Arizona songs and stories with a large-screen photography presentation from five decades of Arizona adventures. He will recount a lifetime of experiences in “50 Years the Balladeer”; will recount tales from some of the most remote corners of our state in “Little-Known Arizona”; will share some of his favorite tales of roundups and campfires in “Cowboys and Indians,” and will transport us all to another place and time in “Tall Tales, Lost Trails & Heroes.”
  • Charlie LeSueur— Arizona’s Official Western Film Historian, Charlie LeSueur is an actor, teacher, published author, and Fellow of Arts at Scottsdale’s Museum of the West. We’re excited to add his name to our guest list this year! He will be sharing stories, some first-hand, of the epic cowboy television era and the heroes it brought to our living rooms in “Cowboys of Early Television 1949-1955”; and will spotlight our favorite singing cowboys, including Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, and Judy Canova in “Songs of the Cowboys (and Cowgirls)”
  • Cave Creek Museum—For the first time in our history dinner history, one of our favorite institutions, the Cave Creek Museum, will be sharing our own history, which began with the ranch owned by our namesake family, the Cartwrights. There is no one better to share the stories, photos, and colorful historic gems directly from the annuls of their extensive collection, in “Cartwright’s Presents the Cartwrights.”
Jul
6
Wed
Arizona History Dinner: Charlie LeSueur, Arizona’s Official Western Film Historian Presents “Cowboys of Early Television, 1949-1955”
Jul 6 @ 5:00 pm

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Wednesday, July 6:

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Speaker:
Charlie LeSueur, Arizona’s Official Western Film Historian

Subject:
“Cowboys of Early Television, 1949-1955”

Many of us grew up with the Lone Ranger, the Cisco Kid, Gene Autry, Roy Rogers and Hopalong Cassidy. For generations, they were more than just figures on the big and small screen; they were icons who taught us lessons, provided role models, and planted dreams in our minds and hearts. Join Arizona’s Official Western Film Historian, Charlie LeSueur an actor, teacher, published author, and Fellow of Arts at Scottsdale’s Museum of the West to learn more about this epic era and the heroes it brought to our living rooms.

Appetizer:
Top Knot Farms Scotch duck egg, wild game sausage, baby arugula, wasabi vinaigrette, and whipped burrata cheese

Entrée:
Big eye tuna, spiced avocado puree, purple pesto, pickled ramps, shaved cucumber salad, and crispy cilantro and sushi rice cakes

Dessert:
Lemon lime sour cream bar, toasted marshmallow, raspberry couli, fresh raspberries and kiwi, and almond florentine twist

Information/ Reservations:
Cost is $55 per person plus sales tax and 18 percent gratuity for a three-course meal with an appetizer, entrée and dessert. Beverages are extra. Gluten Free, and Vegetarian menus available upon request.
Please let us know ahead of time when making reservations
.

Buy Online Now

OR

Call Cartwright’s between 12 – 9 pm 480-488-8031 for reservations.
Please note when calling that you will be charged for the dinner presentation at the time of reservation, so please have your credit card ready.


It’s that time of year again! The tables have been set, the silverware polished, and the wine uncorked and ready to pour. Fabulous smells are wandering in from our kitchen, and a chair is open and waiting for you.

The Sixth Annual Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House History Dinner series kicks off May 11. We’ll be welcoming guests every other Wednesday through October 26 for stories, songs and sagas from some of the Valley’s most colorful and knowledgeable spinners. This year’s dinners are sponsored by Sanderson Lincoln and promise to be the best yet!

There is no better place to spend a cozy evening than Cartwright’s, where our love for area history is matched only by our world-class Sonoran-inspired fare. Like our namesake, the Cartwright family, who settled in the North Valley in 1877, we’ve carved our own place in these rugged desert foothills with hard work, integrity, and the fortitude to build a legacy. Join us in preserving the values and the folkways that have drawn folks Westward for over 150 years.

Each history dinner begins with no-host cocktails in the award-winning Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House Ranch Room, followed by mouthwatering, three-course dinner selections carefully prepared by top-ranking chef Brett Vibber and talented pastry chef Amanda Crick. This year’s dinner choices are more special than ever. We’ve taken perfection and upped the ante, and we’re eager to share our latest recipes with you!

Join us for the Sixth Annual Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House History Dinner series. Sit back and relax as you’re regaled by stories of the Old West, and follow along with escapades and shenanigans. Our door is open and we’re ready to welcome you to our table!

About the Speakers
History is in the making at Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House, where the past and the present mesh seamlessly in a tradition of Western hospitality and tasty chow that would make any gunfighter come out of hiding. Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House History Dinners presented by Sanderson Lincoln have become favorites in the last four years, and they are part of a long line of heritage in the north Valley.

This year, Cartwright’s Arizona History Dinners presented by Sanderson Lincoln will feature presentations by five of the state’s most popular speakers:

  • Marshall Trimble—This multi-talented “Ask the Marshall” columnist, humorist, and Arizona State Historian is a Cartwright’s renowned for both his wit and wisdom. Winner of True West magazine’s 2015 Westerner Award, Trimble will present some of the most unique Arizona tales in “Amazin’ AZ”; renditions of some of the most famous—and infamous moments of Arizona history in “They went that-a Way: Outlawry and Justice”; history of some of the most uniquely dubbed places in our state in “What’s in a Name: Arizona’s Colorful Place Names”; and stories of a time when Arizona’s future was pounded into the ground, one spike at a time, in “Hear That Lonesome Whistle Blow: Arizona’s Railroads.”
  • Dolan Ellis—Arizona’s Official State Balladeer for over 45 years is a crooner of tunes and so much more. A Grammy Award winner, he has been inducted into the Arizona Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame and played major venues in the U.S. and abroad. His engaging presentations combine live musical performances of Arizona songs and stories with a large-screen photography presentation from five decades of Arizona adventures. He will recount a lifetime of experiences in “50 Years the Balladeer”; will recount tales from some of the most remote corners of our state in “Little-Known Arizona”; will share some of his favorite tales of roundups and campfires in “Cowboys and Indians,” and will transport us all to another place and time in “Tall Tales, Lost Trails & Heroes.”
  • Charlie LeSueur— Arizona’s Official Western Film Historian, Charlie LeSueur is an actor, teacher, published author, and Fellow of Arts at Scottsdale’s Museum of the West. We’re excited to add his name to our guest list this year! He will be sharing stories, some first-hand, of the epic cowboy television era and the heroes it brought to our living rooms in “Cowboys of Early Television 1949-1955”; and will spotlight our favorite singing cowboys, including Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, and Judy Canova in “Songs of the Cowboys (and Cowgirls)”
  • Kevin Smith— Ranger Kevin has been a popular icon of our area for 10 years. Best known for his role as an interpretive ranger at Spur Cross Ranch, his knowledge of the Native Americans who once roamed this land is about as unrivaled as the beauty of the amazing flora and fauna here. He will share more area history in one evening than you may have gleaned over years in his presentation, “Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area.”
  • Cave Creek Museum—For the first time in our history dinner history, one of our favorite institutions, the Cave Creek Museum, will be sharing our own history, which began with the ranch owned by our namesake family, the Cartwrights. There is no one better to share the stories, photos, and colorful historic gems directly from the annuls of their extensive collection, in “Cartwright’s Presents the Cartwrights.”
Jul
20
Wed
Arizona History Dinner: Dolan Ellis, Arizona’s Official State Balladeer Presents “Cowboys and Indians”
Jul 20 @ 5:00 pm

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Wednesday, July 20:

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Speaker:
Dolan Ellis, Arizona’s Official State Balladeer

Subject:
“Cowboys and Indians”

Arizona’s cowboys and native people are a huge part of the unique character of our state. Their interesting cultures and lifestyles bring a special vibrancy to this land. From cattle roundups to cowboy campfires, to Christmastime on the Navajo Nation, Dolan Ellis has been living, learning and sharing the time-worn tales of life in the Southwest as Arizona’s official state balladeer for 50 years. He tells his stories through song and photographs and will be bringing them to Cartwright’s July 20. We hope you will join us for this one-of-a-kind multimedia evening of “Cowboys and Indians.”

Appetizer:
Vancouver Bay humpback shrimp ceviche, roasted green chili, mango and watermelon coulis, and a crispy tortilla chip

Entrée:
Oven-roasted heritage turkey, hand-foraged Arizona mushrooms, spinach and chervil gnocchi topped with stewed tomato chutney

Dessert:
Mango-infused flan with coconut oil meringue kisses, arte piatto croquant, watermelon bites, and apricot marmalade

Information/ Reservations:
Cost is $55 per person plus sales tax and 18 percent gratuity for a three-course meal with an appetizer, entrée and dessert. Beverages are extra. Gluten Free, and Vegetarian menus available upon request.
Please let us know ahead of time when making reservations
.

Buy Online Now

OR

Call Cartwright’s between 12 – 9 pm 480-488-8031 for reservations.
Please note when calling that you will be charged for the dinner presentation at the time of reservation, so please have your credit card ready.


It’s that time of year again! The tables have been set, the silverware polished, and the wine uncorked and ready to pour. Fabulous smells are wandering in from our kitchen, and a chair is open and waiting for you.

The Sixth Annual Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House History Dinner series kicks off May 11. We’ll be welcoming guests every other Wednesday through October 26 for stories, songs and sagas from some of the Valley’s most colorful and knowledgeable spinners. This year’s dinners are sponsored by Sanderson Lincoln and promise to be the best yet!

There is no better place to spend a cozy evening than Cartwright’s, where our love for area history is matched only by our world-class Sonoran-inspired fare. Like our namesake, the Cartwright family, who settled in the North Valley in 1877, we’ve carved our own place in these rugged desert foothills with hard work, integrity, and the fortitude to build a legacy. Join us in preserving the values and the folkways that have drawn folks Westward for over 150 years.

Each history dinner begins with no-host cocktails in the award-winning Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House Ranch Room, followed by mouthwatering, three-course dinner selections carefully prepared by top-ranking chef Brett Vibber and talented pastry chef Amanda Crick. This year’s dinner choices are more special than ever. We’ve taken perfection and upped the ante, and we’re eager to share our latest recipes with you!

Join us for the Sixth Annual Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House History Dinner series. Sit back and relax as you’re regaled by stories of the Old West, and follow along with escapades and shenanigans. Our door is open and we’re ready to welcome you to our table!

About the Speakers
History is in the making at Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House, where the past and the present mesh seamlessly in a tradition of Western hospitality and tasty chow that would make any gunfighter come out of hiding. Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House History Dinners presented by Sanderson Lincoln have become favorites in the last four years, and they are part of a long line of heritage in the north Valley.

This year, Cartwright’s Arizona History Dinners presented by Sanderson Lincoln will feature presentations by five of the state’s most popular speakers:

  • Marshall Trimble—This multi-talented “Ask the Marshall” columnist, humorist, and Arizona State Historian is a Cartwright’s renowned for both his wit and wisdom. Winner of True West magazine’s 2015 Westerner Award, Trimble will present some of the most unique Arizona tales in “Amazin’ AZ”; renditions of some of the most famous—and infamous moments of Arizona history in “They went that-a Way: Outlawry and Justice”; history of some of the most uniquely dubbed places in our state in “What’s in a Name: Arizona’s Colorful Place Names”; and stories of a time when Arizona’s future was pounded into the ground, one spike at a time, in “Hear That Lonesome Whistle Blow: Arizona’s Railroads.”
  • Dolan Ellis—Arizona’s Official State Balladeer for over 45 years is a crooner of tunes and so much more. A Grammy Award winner, he has been inducted into the Arizona Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame and played major venues in the U.S. and abroad. His engaging presentations combine live musical performances of Arizona songs and stories with a large-screen photography presentation from five decades of Arizona adventures. He will recount a lifetime of experiences in “50 Years the Balladeer”; will recount tales from some of the most remote corners of our state in “Little-Known Arizona”; will share some of his favorite tales of roundups and campfires in “Cowboys and Indians,” and will transport us all to another place and time in “Tall Tales, Lost Trails & Heroes.”
  • Charlie LeSueur— Arizona’s Official Western Film Historian, Charlie LeSueur is an actor, teacher, published author, and Fellow of Arts at Scottsdale’s Museum of the West. We’re excited to add his name to our guest list this year! He will be sharing stories, some first-hand, of the epic cowboy television era and the heroes it brought to our living rooms in “Cowboys of Early Television 1949-1955”; and will spotlight our favorite singing cowboys, including Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, and Judy Canova in “Songs of the Cowboys (and Cowgirls)”
  • Cave Creek Museum—For the first time in our history dinner history, one of our favorite institutions, the Cave Creek Museum, will be sharing our own history, which began with the ranch owned by our namesake family, the Cartwrights. There is no one better to share the stories, photos, and colorful historic gems directly from the annuls of their extensive collection, in “Cartwright’s Presents the Cartwrights.”
Aug
3
Wed
Arizona History Dinner: Marshall Trimble, Arizona’s Official State Historian Presents “What’s in a Name: Arizona’s Colorful Place Names”
Aug 3 @ 5:00 pm

 

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Wednesday, August 3:

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Speaker:
Marshall Trimble, Arizona’s Official State Historian

Subject:
“What’s in a Name: Arizona’s Colorful Place Names”

In Arizona, you don’t have to go far to find interesting history, dynamic personalities and a whole lot of fun! Official Arizona State Historian Marshall Trimble, whose wit is matched only by his love for legend and lore of Arizona’s early ranching and mining pioneers, will be bringing us the back stories of some of the most colorfully named towns and spots in our great state. This multi-talented “Ask the Marshall” columnist and humorist has staked his claim in the Phoenix metro area for over 40 years, and he’s a favorite here at Cartwright’s.

Appetizer:
House-smoked Berkshire pork summer sausage, torchon of spiced pear and chipotle foie gras, toasted pepitas, fig and apple jam, cornichon pickle

Entrée:
Colorado lamb chops, lamb belly ragout with Anasazi beans, grilled pattypan squash and baby zucchini topped with Fossil Creek chèvre and rosemary cream

Dessert:
Apple pie pockets, dark raisins, vanilla hard sauce, brown butter roasted pecans, and smoked caramel ice cream

Information/ Reservations:
Cost is $55 per person plus sales tax and 18 percent gratuity for a three-course meal with an appetizer, entrée and dessert. Beverages are extra. Gluten Free, and Vegetarian menus available upon request.
Please let us know ahead of time when making reservations
.

Buy Online Now

OR

Call Cartwright’s between 12 – 9 pm 480-488-8031 for reservations.
Please note when calling that you will be charged for the dinner presentation at the time of reservation, so please have your credit card ready.


It’s that time of year again! The tables have been set, the silverware polished, and the wine uncorked and ready to pour. Fabulous smells are wandering in from our kitchen, and a chair is open and waiting for you.

The Sixth Annual Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House History Dinner series kicks off May 11. We’ll be welcoming guests every other Wednesday through October 26 for stories, songs and sagas from some of the Valley’s most colorful and knowledgeable spinners. This year’s dinners are sponsored by Sanderson Lincoln and promise to be the best yet!

There is no better place to spend a cozy evening than Cartwright’s, where our love for area history is matched only by our world-class Sonoran-inspired fare. Like our namesake, the Cartwright family, who settled in the North Valley in 1877, we’ve carved our own place in these rugged desert foothills with hard work, integrity, and the fortitude to build a legacy. Join us in preserving the values and the folkways that have drawn folks Westward for over 150 years.

Each history dinner begins with no-host cocktails in the award-winning Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House Ranch Room, followed by mouthwatering, three-course dinner selections carefully prepared by top-ranking chef Brett Vibber and talented pastry chef Amanda Crick. This year’s dinner choices are more special than ever. We’ve taken perfection and upped the ante, and we’re eager to share our latest recipes with you!

Join us for the Sixth Annual Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House History Dinner series. Sit back and relax as you’re regaled by stories of the Old West, and follow along with escapades and shenanigans. Our door is open and we’re ready to welcome you to our table!

About the Speakers
History is in the making at Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House, where the past and the present mesh seamlessly in a tradition of Western hospitality and tasty chow that would make any gunfighter come out of hiding. Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House History Dinners presented by Sanderson Lincoln have become favorites in the last four years, and they are part of a long line of heritage in the north Valley.

This year, Cartwright’s Arizona History Dinners presented by Sanderson Lincoln will feature presentations by five of the state’s most popular speakers:

  • Marshall Trimble—This multi-talented “Ask the Marshall” columnist, humorist, and Arizona State Historian is a Cartwright’s renowned for both his wit and wisdom. Winner of True West magazine’s 2015 Westerner Award, Trimble will present some of the most unique Arizona tales in “Amazin’ AZ”; renditions of some of the most famous—and infamous moments of Arizona history in “They went that-a Way: Outlawry and Justice”; history of some of the most uniquely dubbed places in our state in “What’s in a Name: Arizona’s Colorful Place Names”; and stories of a time when Arizona’s future was pounded into the ground, one spike at a time, in “Hear That Lonesome Whistle Blow: Arizona’s Railroads.”
  • Dolan Ellis—Arizona’s Official State Balladeer for over 45 years is a crooner of tunes and so much more. A Grammy Award winner, he has been inducted into the Arizona Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame and played major venues in the U.S. and abroad. His engaging presentations combine live musical performances of Arizona songs and stories with a large-screen photography presentation from five decades of Arizona adventures. He will recount a lifetime of experiences in “50 Years the Balladeer”; will recount tales from some of the most remote corners of our state in “Little-Known Arizona”; will share some of his favorite tales of roundups and campfires in “Cowboys and Indians,” and will transport us all to another place and time in “Tall Tales, Lost Trails & Heroes.”
  • Charlie LeSueur— Arizona’s Official Western Film Historian, Charlie LeSueur is an actor, teacher, published author, and Fellow of Arts at Scottsdale’s Museum of the West. We’re excited to add his name to our guest list this year! He will be sharing stories, some first-hand, of the epic cowboy television era and the heroes it brought to our living rooms in “Cowboys of Early Television 1949-1955”; and will spotlight our favorite singing cowboys, including Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, and Judy Canova in “Songs of the Cowboys (and Cowgirls)”
  • Cave Creek Museum—For the first time in our history dinner history, one of our favorite institutions, the Cave Creek Museum, will be sharing our own history, which began with the ranch owned by our namesake family, the Cartwrights. There is no one better to share the stories, photos, and colorful historic gems directly from the annuls of their extensive collection, in “Cartwright’s Presents the Cartwrights.”
Aug
17
Wed
Arizona History Dinners: Dolan Ellis, Arizona’s Official State Balladeer Presents “Tall Tales, Lost Trails & Heroes”
Aug 17 @ 5:00 pm

 

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Wednesday, August 17:

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Speaker:
Dolan Ellis, Arizona’s Official State Balladeer

Subject:
“Tall Tales, Lost Trails & Heroes”

Transport yourself into another time and place in Arizona’s exciting and interesting past with Arizona’s Official State Balladeer, Dolan Ellis. Hear songs and stories and feel the draw of the desert and mountains through award-winning photography, song and stories. Dolan will be featuring songs from his CD album, “Tall Tales, Lost Trails, and Heroes.” This show and this album represent over 30 years of traveling, photographing and writing the explorations and experiences of Dolan, who is, himself, one of the most colorful things to come out of the desert since the red rocks of Sedona were formed! You don’t want to miss this show!

Appetizer:
Buffalo short rib empanadas, chimichurri, candied
peppadew chilis, lamb’s tongue lettuce

Entrée:
Pan-roasted branzino, roasted artichoke and pepper relish, Lebanese cous cous salad with citrus confit, and butter-braised red choy

Dessert:
Strawberry lemon tart, baked anise meringue, almond brittle, macerated strawberries and strawberry gel

Information/ Reservations:
Cost is $55 per person plus sales tax and 18 percent gratuity for a three-course meal with an appetizer, entrée and dessert. Beverages are extra. Gluten Free, and Vegetarian menus available upon request.
Please let us know ahead of time when making reservations
.

Buy Online Now

OR

Calling Cartwright’s between 12 – 9 pm 480-488-8031 for reservations.
Please note when calling that you will be charged for the dinner presentation at the time of reservation, so please have your credit card ready.


It’s that time of year again! The tables have been set, the silverware polished, and the wine uncorked and ready to pour. Fabulous smells are wandering in from our kitchen, and a chair is open and waiting for you.

The Sixth Annual Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House History Dinner series kicks off May 11. We’ll be welcoming guests every other Wednesday through October 26 for stories, songs and sagas from some of the Valley’s most colorful and knowledgeable spinners. This year’s dinners are sponsored by Sanderson Lincoln and promise to be the best yet!

There is no better place to spend a cozy evening than Cartwright’s, where our love for area history is matched only by our world-class Sonoran-inspired fare. Like our namesake, the Cartwright family, who settled in the North Valley in 1877, we’ve carved our own place in these rugged desert foothills with hard work, integrity, and the fortitude to build a legacy. Join us in preserving the values and the folkways that have drawn folks Westward for over 150 years.

Each history dinner begins with no-host cocktails in the award-winning Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House Ranch Room, followed by mouthwatering, three-course dinner selections carefully prepared by top-ranking chef Brett Vibber and talented pastry chef Amanda Crick. This year’s dinner choices are more special than ever. We’ve taken perfection and upped the ante, and we’re eager to share our latest recipes with you!

Join us for the Sixth Annual Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House History Dinner series. Sit back and relax as you’re regaled by stories of the Old West, and follow along with escapades and shenanigans. Our door is open and we’re ready to welcome you to our table!

About the Speakers
History is in the making at Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House, where the past and the present mesh seamlessly in a tradition of Western hospitality and tasty chow that would make any gunfighter come out of hiding. Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House History Dinners presented by Sanderson Lincoln have become favorites in the last four years, and they are part of a long line of heritage in the north Valley.

This year, Cartwright’s Arizona History Dinners presented by Sanderson Lincoln will feature presentations by five of the state’s most popular speakers:

  • Marshall Trimble—This multi-talented “Ask the Marshall” columnist, humorist, and Arizona State Historian is a Cartwright’s renowned for both his wit and wisdom. Winner of True West magazine’s 2015 Westerner Award, Trimble will present some of the most unique Arizona tales in “Amazin’ AZ”; renditions of some of the most famous—and infamous moments of Arizona history in “They went that-a Way: Outlawry and Justice”; history of some of the most uniquely dubbed places in our state in “What’s in a Name: Arizona’s Colorful Place Names”; and stories of a time when Arizona’s future was pounded into the ground, one spike at a time, in “Hear That Lonesome Whistle Blow: Arizona’s Railroads.”
  • Dolan Ellis—Arizona’s Official State Balladeer for over 45 years is a crooner of tunes and so much more. A Grammy Award winner, he has been inducted into the Arizona Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame and played major venues in the U.S. and abroad. His engaging presentations combine live musical performances of Arizona songs and stories with a large-screen photography presentation from five decades of Arizona adventures. He will recount a lifetime of experiences in “50 Years the Balladeer”; will recount tales from some of the most remote corners of our state in “Little-Known Arizona”; will share some of his favorite tales of roundups and campfires in “Cowboys and Indians,” and will transport us all to another place and time in “Tall Tales, Lost Trails & Heroes.”
  • Charlie LeSueur— Arizona’s Official Western Film Historian, Charlie LeSueur is an actor, teacher, published author, and Fellow of Arts at Scottsdale’s Museum of the West. We’re excited to add his name to our guest list this year! He will be sharing stories, some first-hand, of the epic cowboy television era and the heroes it brought to our living rooms in “Cowboys of Early Television 1949-1955”; and will spotlight our favorite singing cowboys, including Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, and Judy Canova in “Songs of the Cowboys (and Cowgirls)”
  • Cave Creek Museum—For the first time in our history dinner history, one of our favorite institutions, the Cave Creek Museum, will be sharing our own history, which began with the ranch owned by our namesake family, the Cartwrights. There is no one better to share the stories, photos, and colorful historic gems directly from the annuls of their extensive collection, in “Cartwright’s Presents the Cartwrights.”
Aug
31
Wed
Arizona History Dinners: Charlie LeSueur, Arizona’s Official Western Film Historian Presents “Songs of the Cowboys (and Cowgirls)”
Aug 31 @ 5:00 pm

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Wednesday, August 31:

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Speaker:
Charlie LeSueur, Arizona’s Official Western Film Historian

Subject:
“Songs of the Cowboys (and Cowgirls)”

Singing cowboys were the emotional voice of life on the range, establishing an enduring image of the cowboy as an American hero. Charlie LeSueur will spotlight the first singing cowboy, Gene Autry, King of Cowboys, Roy Rogers, “Happy Trails” songwriter and performer Dale Evans, and radio and film star, Judy Canova.

Appetizer:
Smoked sock-eye salmon, zucchini and golden potato cakes, herbed Boursin crème fraîche, preserved lemon, and crispy dill and capers

Entrée:
Buffalo tenderloin, yucca root and butternut squash purée, shaved asparagus, charred heirloom tomato, Ancho and espresso spiced demi-glace

Dessert:
Deconstructed blueberry pie, port poached blueberries, lemon thyme ice cream, butter short dough crumbles, and candied lemon flesh

Information/ Reservations:
Cost is $55 per person plus sales tax and 18 percent gratuity for a three-course meal with an appetizer, entrée and dessert. Beverages are extra. Gluten Free, and Vegetarian menus available upon request.
Please let us know ahead of time when making reservations
.

Buy Online Now

Call Cartwright’s between 12 – 9 pm 480-488-8031 for reservations.
Please note when calling that you will be charged for the dinner presentation at the time of reservation, so please have your credit card ready.

It’s that time of year again! The tables have been set, the silverware polished, and the wine uncorked and ready to pour. Fabulous smells are wandering in from our kitchen, and a chair is open and waiting for you.

The Sixth Annual Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House History Dinner series kicks off May 11. We’ll be welcoming guests every other Wednesday through October 26 for stories, songs and sagas from some of the Valley’s most colorful and knowledgeable spinners. This year’s dinners are sponsored by Sanderson Lincoln and promise to be the best yet!

There is no better place to spend a cozy evening than Cartwright’s, where our love for area history is matched only by our world-class Sonoran-inspired fare. Like our namesake, the Cartwright family, who settled in the North Valley in 1877, we’ve carved our own place in these rugged desert foothills with hard work, integrity, and the fortitude to build a legacy. Join us in preserving the values and the folkways that have drawn folks Westward for over 150 years.

Each history dinner begins with no-host cocktails in the award-winning Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House Ranch Room, followed by mouthwatering, three-course dinner selections carefully prepared by top-ranking chef Brett Vibber and talented pastry chef Amanda Crick. This year’s dinner choices are more special than ever. We’ve taken perfection and upped the ante, and we’re eager to share our latest recipes with you!

Join us for the Sixth Annual Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House History Dinner series. Sit back and relax as you’re regaled by stories of the Old West, and follow along with escapades and shenanigans. Our door is open and we’re ready to welcome you to our table!

About the Speakers
History is in the making at Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House, where the past and the present mesh seamlessly in a tradition of Western hospitality and tasty chow that would make any gunfighter come out of hiding. Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House History Dinners presented by Sanderson Lincoln have become favorites in the last four years, and they are part of a long line of heritage in the north Valley.

This year, Cartwright’s Arizona History Dinners presented by Sanderson Lincoln will feature presentations by five of the state’s most popular speakers:

  • Marshall Trimble—This multi-talented “Ask the Marshall” columnist, humorist, and Arizona State Historian is a Cartwright’s renowned for both his wit and wisdom. Winner of True West magazine’s 2015 Westerner Award, Trimble will present some of the most unique Arizona tales in “Amazin’ AZ”; renditions of some of the most famous—and infamous moments of Arizona history in “They went that-a Way: Outlawry and Justice”; history of some of the most uniquely dubbed places in our state in “What’s in a Name: Arizona’s Colorful Place Names”; and stories of a time when Arizona’s future was pounded into the ground, one spike at a time, in “Hear That Lonesome Whistle Blow: Arizona’s Railroads.”
  • Dolan Ellis—Arizona’s Official State Balladeer for over 45 years is a crooner of tunes and so much more. A Grammy Award winner, he has been inducted into the Arizona Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame and played major venues in the U.S. and abroad. His engaging presentations combine live musical performances of Arizona songs and stories with a large-screen photography presentation from five decades of Arizona adventures. He will recount a lifetime of experiences in “50 Years the Balladeer”; will recount tales from some of the most remote corners of our state in “Little-Known Arizona”; will share some of his favorite tales of roundups and campfires in “Cowboys and Indians,” and will transport us all to another place and time in “Tall Tales, Lost Trails & Heroes.”
  • Charlie LeSueur— Arizona’s Official Western Film Historian, Charlie LeSueur is an actor, teacher, published author, and Fellow of Arts at Scottsdale’s Museum of the West. We’re excited to add his name to our guest list this year! He will be sharing stories, some first-hand, of the epic cowboy television era and the heroes it brought to our living rooms in “Cowboys of Early Television 1949-1955”; and will spotlight our favorite singing cowboys, including Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, and Judy Canova in “Songs of the Cowboys (and Cowgirls)”
  • Kevin Smith— Ranger Kevin has been a popular icon of our area for 10 years. Best known for his role as an interpretive ranger at Spur Cross Ranch, his knowledge of the Native Americans who once roamed this land is about as unrivaled as the beauty of the amazing flora and fauna here. He will share more area history in one evening than you may have gleaned over years in his presentation, “Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area.”
  • Cave Creek Museum—For the first time in our history dinner history, one of our favorite institutions, the Cave Creek Museum, will be sharing our own history, which began with the ranch owned by our namesake family, the Cartwrights. There is no one better to share the stories, photos, and colorful historic gems directly from the annuls of their extensive collection, in “Cartwright’s Presents the Cartwrights.”
Sep
14
Wed
Arizona History Dinners: Marshall Trimble, Arizona’s Official State Historian Presents “Hear that Lonesome Whistle Blow: Arizona’s Railroads”
Sep 14 @ 5:00 pm

 

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Wednesday, September 14:

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Speaker:
Marshall Trimble, Arizona’s Official State Historian

Subject:
“Hear that Lonesome Whistle Blow: Arizona’s Railroads”

Towns sprang up nearly overnight. Those ties and spikes paved the way for growth and expansion, and for a whole new way of life for both native Arizonans and the pioneers who chased their dreams and newfound opportunity. Join Arizona State Historian Marshall Trimble for rousing tales, witty stories, and the important history of the Arizona railroad.

Appetizer:
Local craft beer-battered SIF Farms tilapia, micro cilantro, caraway-spiced Napa slaw, smoked grapefruit aioli

Entrée:
House-made bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin, braised leeks, fennel and Brussels sprouts with Yukon potatoes and preserved cherry tomato, and Fresno chili gastrique

Dessert:
Drop biscuit pear and dried cherry cobbler with frozen Greek yogurt cream and sugar-coated, slivered almonds

Information/ Reservations:
Cost is $55 per person plus sales tax and 18 percent gratuity for a three-course meal with an appetizer, entrée and dessert. Beverages are extra. Gluten Free, and Vegetarian menus available upon request.
Please let us know ahead of time when making reservations
.

Buy Online Now

OR

Call Cartwright’s between 12 – 9 pm 480-488-8031 for reservations.
Please note when calling that you will be charged for the dinner presentation at the time of reservation, so please have your credit card ready.


It’s that time of year again! The tables have been set, the silverware polished, and the wine uncorked and ready to pour. Fabulous smells are wandering in from our kitchen, and a chair is open and waiting for you.

The Sixth Annual Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House History Dinner series kicks off May 11. We’ll be welcoming guests every other Wednesday through October 26 for stories, songs and sagas from some of the Valley’s most colorful and knowledgeable spinners. This year’s dinners are sponsored by Sanderson Lincoln and promise to be the best yet!

There is no better place to spend a cozy evening than Cartwright’s, where our love for area history is matched only by our world-class Sonoran-inspired fare. Like our namesake, the Cartwright family, who settled in the North Valley in 1877, we’ve carved our own place in these rugged desert foothills with hard work, integrity, and the fortitude to build a legacy. Join us in preserving the values and the folkways that have drawn folks Westward for over 150 years.

Each history dinner begins with no-host cocktails in the award-winning Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House Ranch Room, followed by mouthwatering, three-course dinner selections carefully prepared by top-ranking chef Brett Vibber and talented pastry chef Amanda Crick. This year’s dinner choices are more special than ever. We’ve taken perfection and upped the ante, and we’re eager to share our latest recipes with you!

Join us for the Sixth Annual Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House History Dinner series. Sit back and relax as you’re regaled by stories of the Old West, and follow along with escapades and shenanigans. Our door is open and we’re ready to welcome you to our table!

About the Speakers
History is in the making at Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House, where the past and the present mesh seamlessly in a tradition of Western hospitality and tasty chow that would make any gunfighter come out of hiding. Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House History Dinners presented by Sanderson Lincoln have become favorites in the last four years, and they are part of a long line of heritage in the north Valley.

This year, Cartwright’s Arizona History Dinners presented by Sanderson Lincoln will feature presentations by five of the state’s most popular speakers:

  • Marshall Trimble—This multi-talented “Ask the Marshall” columnist, humorist, and Arizona State Historian is a Cartwright’s renowned for both his wit and wisdom. Winner of True West magazine’s 2015 Westerner Award, Trimble will present some of the most unique Arizona tales in “Amazin’ AZ”; renditions of some of the most famous—and infamous moments of Arizona history in “They went that-a Way: Outlawry and Justice”; history of some of the most uniquely dubbed places in our state in “What’s in a Name: Arizona’s Colorful Place Names”; and stories of a time when Arizona’s future was pounded into the ground, one spike at a time, in “Hear That Lonesome Whistle Blow: Arizona’s Railroads.”
  • Dolan Ellis—Arizona’s Official State Balladeer for over 45 years is a crooner of tunes and so much more. A Grammy Award winner, he has been inducted into the Arizona Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame and played major venues in the U.S. and abroad. His engaging presentations combine live musical performances of Arizona songs and stories with a large-screen photography presentation from five decades of Arizona adventures. He will recount a lifetime of experiences in “50 Years the Balladeer”; will recount tales from some of the most remote corners of our state in “Little-Known Arizona”; will share some of his favorite tales of roundups and campfires in “Cowboys and Indians,” and will transport us all to another place and time in “Tall Tales, Lost Trails & Heroes.”
  • Charlie LeSueur— Arizona’s Official Western Film Historian, Charlie LeSueur is an actor, teacher, published author, and Fellow of Arts at Scottsdale’s Museum of the West. We’re excited to add his name to our guest list this year! He will be sharing stories, some first-hand, of the epic cowboy television era and the heroes it brought to our living rooms in “Cowboys of Early Television 1949-1955”; and will spotlight our favorite singing cowboys, including Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, and Judy Canova in “Songs of the Cowboys (and Cowgirls)”
  • Cave Creek Museum—For the first time in our history dinner history, one of our favorite institutions, the Cave Creek Museum, will be sharing our own history, which began with the ranch owned by our namesake family, the Cartwrights. There is no one better to share the stories, photos, and colorful historic gems directly from the annuls of their extensive collection, in “Cartwright’s Presents the Cartwrights.”

Sep
28
Wed
Arizona History Dinners: T.B.D
Sep 28 @ 5:00 pm

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Wednesday, September 28:

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Speaker:
T.B.D.

Subject:
T.B.D

Our appologies, Our speaker for this event had to cancel,
we will update the new speaker soon. Thank you.

Appetizer:
Caramelized onion, Gruyère, chorizo tart, roasted red pepper coulis, smoked leeks, garlic and paprika oil

Entrée:
Japanese striped bass (Suzuki), spicy shallot-glazed rapini, braised shiitake risotto, saguaro fruit and Marcona almond butter

Dessert:
Carrot cake cheesecake torte, agave nectar sour cream topping, nutmeg carrot puree, glazed pineapple, and walnut clusters

Information/ Reservations:
Cost is $55 per person plus sales tax and 18 percent gratuity for a three-course meal with an appetizer, entrée and dessert. Beverages are extra. Gluten Free, and Vegetarian menus available upon request.
Please let us know ahead of time when making reservations
.

Buy Online Now

OR

Call Cartwright’s between 12 – 9 pm 480-488-8031 for reservations.
Please note when calling that you will be charged for the dinner presentation at the time of reservation, so please have your credit card ready.


It’s that time of year again! The tables have been set, the silverware polished, and the wine uncorked and ready to pour. Fabulous smells are wandering in from our kitchen, and a chair is open and waiting for you.

The Sixth Annual Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House History Dinner series kicks off May 11. We’ll be welcoming guests every other Wednesday through October 26 for stories, songs and sagas from some of the Valley’s most colorful and knowledgeable spinners. This year’s dinners are sponsored by Sanderson Lincoln and promise to be the best yet!

There is no better place to spend a cozy evening than Cartwright’s, where our love for area history is matched only by our world-class Sonoran-inspired fare. Like our namesake, the Cartwright family, who settled in the North Valley in 1877, we’ve carved our own place in these rugged desert foothills with hard work, integrity, and the fortitude to build a legacy. Join us in preserving the values and the folkways that have drawn folks Westward for over 150 years.

Each history dinner begins with no-host cocktails in the award-winning Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House Ranch Room, followed by mouthwatering, three-course dinner selections carefully prepared by top-ranking chef Brett Vibber and talented pastry chef Amanda Crick. This year’s dinner choices are more special than ever. We’ve taken perfection and upped the ante, and we’re eager to share our latest recipes with you!

Join us for the Sixth Annual Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House History Dinner series. Sit back and relax as you’re regaled by stories of the Old West, and follow along with escapades and shenanigans. Our door is open and we’re ready to welcome you to our table!

About the Speakers
History is in the making at Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House, where the past and the present mesh seamlessly in a tradition of Western hospitality and tasty chow that would make any gunfighter come out of hiding. Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House History Dinners presented by Sanderson Lincoln have become favorites in the last four years, and they are part of a long line of heritage in the north Valley.

This year, Cartwright’s Arizona History Dinners presented by Sanderson Lincoln will feature presentations by five of the state’s most popular speakers:

  • Marshall Trimble—This multi-talented “Ask the Marshall” columnist, humorist, and Arizona State Historian is a Cartwright’s renowned for both his wit and wisdom. Winner of True West magazine’s 2015 Westerner Award, Trimble will present some of the most unique Arizona tales in “Amazin’ AZ”; renditions of some of the most famous—and infamous moments of Arizona history in “They went that-a Way: Outlawry and Justice”; history of some of the most uniquely dubbed places in our state in “What’s in a Name: Arizona’s Colorful Place Names”; and stories of a time when Arizona’s future was pounded into the ground, one spike at a time, in “Hear That Lonesome Whistle Blow: Arizona’s Railroads.”
  • Dolan Ellis—Arizona’s Official State Balladeer for over 45 years is a crooner of tunes and so much more. A Grammy Award winner, he has been inducted into the Arizona Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame and played major venues in the U.S. and abroad. His engaging presentations combine live musical performances of Arizona songs and stories with a large-screen photography presentation from five decades of Arizona adventures. He will recount a lifetime of experiences in “50 Years the Balladeer”; will recount tales from some of the most remote corners of our state in “Little-Known Arizona”; will share some of his favorite tales of roundups and campfires in “Cowboys and Indians,” and will transport us all to another place and time in “Tall Tales, Lost Trails & Heroes.”
  • Charlie LeSueur— Arizona’s Official Western Film Historian, Charlie LeSueur is an actor, teacher, published author, and Fellow of Arts at Scottsdale’s Museum of the West. We’re excited to add his name to our guest list this year! He will be sharing stories, some first-hand, of the epic cowboy television era and the heroes it brought to our living rooms in “Cowboys of Early Television 1949-1955”; and will spotlight our favorite singing cowboys, including Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, and Judy Canova in “Songs of the Cowboys (and Cowgirls)”
  • Cave Creek Museum—For the first time in our history dinner history, one of our favorite institutions, the Cave Creek Museum, will be sharing our own history, which began with the ranch owned by our namesake family, the Cartwrights. There is no one better to share the stories, photos, and colorful historic gems directly from the annuls of their extensive collection, in “Cartwright’s Presents the Cartwrights.”

Oct
12
Wed
Arizona History Dinners: Charlie LeSueur, Arizona’s Official Western Film Historian Presents “Behind the Scenes of Arizona Filmmaking”
Oct 12 @ 5:00 pm

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Wednesday, October 12:

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Speaker:
Charlie LeSueur, Arizona’s Official Western Film Historian

Subject:
“Behind the Scenes of Arizona Filmmaking”

In Arizona, spaghetti Westerns weren’t only something that was filmed here; they became our identity as a state, and created dreams that continue to lure people here today. Our rugged and diverse geography and near-perfect climate (for most of the year, anyway) have created the backdrop for some of the most memorable and influential films since the 1920s. Join Arizona Western Film Historian Charlie LeSueur for an evening of star-filled, big screen fun.

Appetizer:
Peppercorn-crusted beef Carpaccio; SIF Farms mixed greens, smoked sage aioli, preserved cholla buds, and toasted pine nuts

Entrée:
Chilean sea bass, sweet potato orzo, Ancho and roasted corn crema, citrus braised white asparagus, and fresh pomegranate

Dessert:
Sweet potato pie bites with pecan praline mousse, brandy hard sauce, sweet potato tumbleweeds, and caramel tile cookies

Information/ Reservations:
Cost is $55 per person plus sales tax and 18 percent gratuity for a three-course meal with an appetizer, entrée and dessert. Beverages are extra. Gluten Free, and Vegetarian menus available upon request.
Please let us know ahead of time when making reservations
.

Buy Online Now

OR

Call Cartwright’s between 12 – 9 pm 480-488-8031 for reservations.

Please note when calling that you will be charged for the dinner presentation at the time of reservation, so please have your credit card ready.


It’s that time of year again! The tables have been set, the silverware polished, and the wine uncorked and ready to pour. Fabulous smells are wandering in from our kitchen, and a chair is open and waiting for you.

The Sixth Annual Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House History Dinner series kicks off May 11. We’ll be welcoming guests every other Wednesday through October 26 for stories, songs and sagas from some of the Valley’s most colorful and knowledgeable spinners. This year’s dinners are sponsored by Sanderson Lincoln and promise to be the best yet!

There is no better place to spend a cozy evening than Cartwright’s, where our love for area history is matched only by our world-class Sonoran-inspired fare. Like our namesake, the Cartwright family, who settled in the North Valley in 1877, we’ve carved our own place in these rugged desert foothills with hard work, integrity, and the fortitude to build a legacy. Join us in preserving the values and the folkways that have drawn folks Westward for over 150 years.

Each history dinner begins with no-host cocktails in the award-winning Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House Ranch Room, followed by mouthwatering, three-course dinner selections carefully prepared by top-ranking chef Brett Vibber and talented pastry chef Amanda Crick. This year’s dinner choices are more special than ever. We’ve taken perfection and upped the ante, and we’re eager to share our latest recipes with you!

Join us for the Sixth Annual Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House History Dinner series. Sit back and relax as you’re regaled by stories of the Old West, and follow along with escapades and shenanigans. Our door is open and we’re ready to welcome you to our table!

About the Speakers
History is in the making at Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House, where the past and the present mesh seamlessly in a tradition of Western hospitality and tasty chow that would make any gunfighter come out of hiding. Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House History Dinners presented by Sanderson Lincoln have become favorites in the last four years, and they are part of a long line of heritage in the north Valley.

This year, Cartwright’s Arizona History Dinners presented by Sanderson Lincoln will feature presentations by five of the state’s most popular speakers:

  • Marshall Trimble—This multi-talented “Ask the Marshall” columnist, humorist, and Arizona State Historian is a Cartwright’s renowned for both his wit and wisdom. Winner of True West magazine’s 2015 Westerner Award, Trimble will present some of the most unique Arizona tales in “Amazin’ AZ”; renditions of some of the most famous—and infamous moments of Arizona history in “They went that-a Way: Outlawry and Justice”; history of some of the most uniquely dubbed places in our state in “What’s in a Name: Arizona’s Colorful Place Names”; and stories of a time when Arizona’s future was pounded into the ground, one spike at a time, in “Hear That Lonesome Whistle Blow: Arizona’s Railroads.”
  • Dolan Ellis—Arizona’s Official State Balladeer for over 45 years is a crooner of tunes and so much more. A Grammy Award winner, he has been inducted into the Arizona Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame and played major venues in the U.S. and abroad. His engaging presentations combine live musical performances of Arizona songs and stories with a large-screen photography presentation from five decades of Arizona adventures. He will recount a lifetime of experiences in “50 Years the Balladeer”; will recount tales from some of the most remote corners of our state in “Little-Known Arizona”; will share some of his favorite tales of roundups and campfires in “Cowboys and Indians,” and will transport us all to another place and time in “Tall Tales, Lost Trails & Heroes.”
  • Charlie LeSueur— Arizona’s Official Western Film Historian, Charlie LeSueur is an actor, teacher, published author, and Fellow of Arts at Scottsdale’s Museum of the West. We’re excited to add his name to our guest list this year! He will be sharing stories, some first-hand, of the epic cowboy television era and the heroes it brought to our living rooms in “Cowboys of Early Television 1949-1955”; and will spotlight our favorite singing cowboys, including Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, and Judy Canova in “Songs of the Cowboys (and Cowgirls)”
  • Cave Creek Museum—For the first time in our history dinner history, one of our favorite institutions, the Cave Creek Museum, will be sharing our own history, which began with the ranch owned by our namesake family, the Cartwrights. There is no one better to share the stories, photos, and colorful historic gems directly from the annuls of their extensive collection, in “Cartwright’s Presents the Cartwrights.”

Oct
26
Wed
Arizona History Dinners: Cave Creek Museum Presents “The History of the Cartwright Ranch”
Oct 26 @ 5:00 pm

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Wednesday, October 26:

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Speaker:
Cave Creek Museum

Subject:
“The History of the Cartwright Ranch”

Join us for an evening reveling in the days of past at the historic Cartwright Cattle Ranch, which was in full operation for over 100 years and three generations of family. The ranch incorporated over 65,000 acres of grazing land, and Manford Cartwright was the founding member of the Arizona Cattle Growers Association. His cattle was so prized that William Wrigley bought two train cars full and had them shipped to Catalina Island.

Appetizer:
Wilted frisée, sherry mustard vinaigrette, pickled quail eggs, pancetta crisp

Entrée:
American beef duo, Allison’s Ranch Wagyu ribeye, Niman Ranch prime angus ribeye, truffled potato espuma, and sous vide baby rainbow carrots

Dessert:
Sticky bun bread pudding, cream cheese drizzle, ginger cookie dust, candied orange bacon pieces, piloncillo sauce, black currant chutney

Information/ Reservations:
Cost is $55 per person plus sales tax and 18 percent gratuity for a three-course meal with an appetizer, entrée and dessert. Beverages are extra. Gluten Free, and Vegetarian menus available upon request.
Please let us know ahead of time when making reservations
.

Buy Online Now

or

Call Cartwright’s between 12 – 9 pm 480-488-8031 for reservations.
Please note when calling that you will be charged for the dinner presentation at the time of reservation, so please have your credit card ready.


It’s that time of year again! The tables have been set, the silverware polished, and the wine uncorked and ready to pour. Fabulous smells are wandering in from our kitchen, and a chair is open and waiting for you.

The Sixth Annual Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House History Dinner series kicks off May 11. We’ll be welcoming guests every other Wednesday through October 26 for stories, songs and sagas from some of the Valley’s most colorful and knowledgeable spinners. This year’s dinners are sponsored by Sanderson Lincoln and promise to be the best yet!

There is no better place to spend a cozy evening than Cartwright’s, where our love for area history is matched only by our world-class Sonoran-inspired fare. Like our namesake, the Cartwright family, who settled in the North Valley in 1877, we’ve carved our own place in these rugged desert foothills with hard work, integrity, and the fortitude to build a legacy. Join us in preserving the values and the folkways that have drawn folks Westward for over 150 years.

Each history dinner begins with no-host cocktails in the award-winning Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House Ranch Room, followed by mouthwatering, three-course dinner selections carefully prepared by top-ranking chef Brett Vibber and talented pastry chef Amanda Crick. This year’s dinner choices are more special than ever. We’ve taken perfection and upped the ante, and we’re eager to share our latest recipes with you!

Join us for the Sixth Annual Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House History Dinner series. Sit back and relax as you’re regaled by stories of the Old West, and follow along with escapades and shenanigans. Our door is open and we’re ready to welcome you to our table!

About the Speakers
History is in the making at Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House, where the past and the present mesh seamlessly in a tradition of Western hospitality and tasty chow that would make any gunfighter come out of hiding. Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House History Dinners presented by Sanderson Lincoln have become favorites in the last four years, and they are part of a long line of heritage in the north Valley.

This year, Cartwright’s Arizona History Dinners presented by Sanderson Lincoln will feature presentations by five of the state’s most popular speakers:

  • Marshall Trimble—This multi-talented “Ask the Marshall” columnist, humorist, and Arizona State Historian is a Cartwright’s renowned for both his wit and wisdom. Winner of True West magazine’s 2015 Westerner Award, Trimble will present some of the most unique Arizona tales in “Amazin’ AZ”; renditions of some of the most famous—and infamous moments of Arizona history in “They went that-a Way: Outlawry and Justice”; history of some of the most uniquely dubbed places in our state in “What’s in a Name: Arizona’s Colorful Place Names”; and stories of a time when Arizona’s future was pounded into the ground, one spike at a time, in “Hear That Lonesome Whistle Blow: Arizona’s Railroads.”
  • Dolan Ellis—Arizona’s Official State Balladeer for over 45 years is a crooner of tunes and so much more. A Grammy Award winner, he has been inducted into the Arizona Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame and played major venues in the U.S. and abroad. His engaging presentations combine live musical performances of Arizona songs and stories with a large-screen photography presentation from five decades of Arizona adventures. He will recount a lifetime of experiences in “50 Years the Balladeer”; will recount tales from some of the most remote corners of our state in “Little-Known Arizona”; will share some of his favorite tales of roundups and campfires in “Cowboys and Indians,” and will transport us all to another place and time in “Tall Tales, Lost Trails & Heroes.”
  • Charlie LeSueur— Arizona’s Official Western Film Historian, Charlie LeSueur is an actor, teacher, published author, and Fellow of Arts at Scottsdale’s Museum of the West. We’re excited to add his name to our guest list this year! He will be sharing stories, some first-hand, of the epic cowboy television era and the heroes it brought to our living rooms in “Cowboys of Early Television 1949-1955”; and will spotlight our favorite singing cowboys, including Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, and Judy Canova in “Songs of the Cowboys (and Cowgirls)”
  • Cave Creek Museum—For the first time in our history dinner history, one of our favorite institutions, the Cave Creek Museum, will be sharing our own history, which began with the ranch owned by our namesake family, the Cartwrights. There is no one better to share the stories, photos, and colorful historic gems directly from the annuls of their extensive collection, in “Cartwright’s Presents the Cartwrights.”