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 3:00-6:00 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 $1.50 oysters (min. 6)
Sep
3
Wed
Arizona History Dinneres with Robin Sewell, On the Road in Arizona
Sep 3 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Robin-SewellApp:  Rattlesnake chili with rattlesnake beans, cornbread croutons, ancho chili crema and red onion marmalade

Entrée:  Carne adovada with black-eyed peas, hominy and collard greens braised with salt pork

Dessert:  Margarita cake with pretzel crust and saguaro fruit whipped cream icing and tequila-marinated berries

 

Where: Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House, 6710 E. Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331

When:  No-host cocktails at 5 p.m. Gourmet dinner served at 6 p.m. sharp. History  presentations/discussions at 7 p.m.

Admission: $55 for presentation, live music and three course dinner, plus sales tax and 18 percent gratuity.

Information/Reservations: 480-488-8031

Whether you’re an Arizona native or just passing through, you won’t want to miss the fourth annual series of Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House History Dinners presented by Sanderson Lincoln beginning May 14, 2014. There are no better story spinners than our own Marshall Trimble, Bob “Boze” Bell, Wyatt Earp, Dolan Ellis,  and Lance Polingyouma, and there is no better place to fill your belly while getting an earful than at Cartwright’s, where the accolades are piled higher than the tall tales you’ll hear. Multi-talented “Ask the Marshall” columnist, humorist, and Arizona State Historian Marshall Trimble returns to have fun with “Arizona: Land of Superlatives” Wednesday, October 29, 2014. Pre-entertainment will be provided by Skip Reichert. The evening begins at 5 p.m. with no-host cocktails in the award-winning, newly remodeled Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House Ranch Room. Three courses of signature modern ranch cuisine are specially prepared from scratch by top-ranking chef Montez Crane and talented pastry chef Amanda Crick to correspond with the theme of each evening. Delectable dining and desserts are followed by notable and notorious speakers, who will weave their words, sing songs and spin yarns about days of old in Arizona’s Sonoran foothills.

Sep
17
Wed
Arizona History Dinner with Marshall Trimble: “The Evolution of the Silver Screen Cowboy” @ Cartwright's Sonoran Ranch House
Sep 17 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Arizona History Dinner with Marshall Trimble: "The Evolution of the Silver Screen Cowboy" @ Cartwright's Sonoran Ranch House | Cave Creek | Arizona | United States

App:  Pan-roasted quail with chorizo stuffing, smoked peanut mole and crispy sage

Entrée:  Soulful caldo: Braised stew of beef shank & short ribs, cabbage, chayote squash, white beans, sweet corn and roasted chilies

Dessert:    Peanut butter truffle cake with bruleed bananas and chocolate sauce

Where: Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House, 6710 E. Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331

When:  No-host cocktails at 5 p.m. Gourmet dinner served at 6 p.m. sharp. History  presentations/discussions at 7 p.m.

Admission: $55 for presentation, live music and three course dinner, plus sales tax and 18 percent gratuity.

Information/Reservations: 480-488-8031

Whether you’re an Arizona native or just passing through, you won’t want to miss the fourth annual series of Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House History Dinners presented by Sanderson Lincoln beginning May 14, 2014. There are no better story spinners than our own Marshall Trimble, Bob “Boze” Bell, Wyatt Earp, Dolan Ellis,  and Lance Polingyouma, and there is no better place to fill your belly while getting an earful than at Cartwright’s, where the accolades are piled higher than the tall tales you’ll hear.

Multi-talented “Ask the Marshall” columnist, humorist, and Arizona State Historian Marshall Trimble returns to have fun with “The Evolution of the Silver Screen Cowboy” Wednesday, September 17, 2014. Pre-entertainment will be provided by Skip Reichert.

The evening begins at 5 p.m. with no-host cocktails in the award-winning, newly remodeled Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House Ranch Room. Three courses of signature modern ranch cuisine are specially prepared from scratch by top-ranking chef Montez Crane and talented pastry chef Amanda Crick to correspond with the theme of each evening. Delectable dining and desserts are followed by notable and notorious speakers, who will weave their words, sing songs and spin yarns about days of old in Arizona’s Sonoran foothills.

Sep
19
Fri
Arizona Restaurant week
Sep 19 – Sep 28 all-day

We are celebrating Arizona Restaurant Week!AZRW_FallRestLogo2611

Arizona Restaurant Week 2014
$44 per guest excluding beverages, tax and gratuity
Gluten free, vegetarian and vegan friendly menus available.
Full Details: AZ Restaurant Week

Menu:

Appetizer:
Heirloom tomato, breakfast radish, arugula, burrata cheese, wildflower honey vinaigrette and spiced pumpkin seeds
- or-
Grilled and chilled shrimp cocktail, Sonoran spiced cocktail sauce, and grilled lemon
- or-
Red chili elk balls: Ground elk, pork, crushed corn tortillas, braised in red chili cream, with queso Cotija

Entrée:
Red chili dusted scallops, tamale corn cakes, crunchy jicama slaw, grapefruit vinaigrette, black mole drizzle and chunky avocado salsa
- or-
Beef Tenderloin Medallions, braised leek & gorganzola fondue, bacon & hash browned
 potatoes, sauteed broccolini with garlic and shallots
- or-
Quail stuffed with pork chorizo, Arizona red lime glaze, macaroni & smoked Gouda cheese, dandelion greens

Dessert:
Crème brûlée
 Arizona red lime-honey syrup, cashew lace cookie & mixed berry compote
- or -
Inside Out” ooey gooey carrot cake
 Cream cheese stuffed and soaked in a 3-milk reduction. Gingersnap cookie crumbs, yogurt walnut cream & candied carrot puree
- or -
Campfire s’mores in a mason jar
 House-made graham cracker cookies, marshmallow, dark chocolate ganache & chocolate sponge cake

Oct
1
Wed
Arizona History Dinner with Lance Polingyouma @ Cartwright's Sonoran Ranch House
Oct 1 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Arizona History Dinner with Lance Polingyouma @ Cartwright's Sonoran Ranch House | Cave Creek | Arizona | United States

App:  Butternut squash soup with roasted pumpkin, tepary beans, braised rabbit and spiced pepitas

Entrée:  Roasted churro lamb with rosemary, chickpea fritters, stewed prunes with serrano chilies, honeyed Marcona almonds and lamb’s tongue lettuce dressed with sorghum vinaigrette

Dessert:    Stuffed chayote squash with house-made raisin bread, Arizona pecans and cream cheese drizzle

Where: Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House, 6710 E. Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331

When:  No-host cocktails at 5 p.m. Gourmet dinner served at 6 p.m. sharp. History  presentations/discussions at 7 p.m.

Admission: $55 for presentation, live music and three course dinner, plus sales tax and 18 percent gratuity.

Information/Reservations: 480-488-8031

Whether you’re an Arizona native or just passing through, you won’t want to miss the fourth annual series of Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House History Dinners presented by Sanderson Lincoln beginning May 14, 2014. There are no better story spinners than our own Marshall Trimble, Bob “Boze” Bell, Wyatt Earp, Dolan Ellis,  and Lance Polingyouma, and there is no better place to fill your belly while getting an earful than at Cartwright’s, where the accolades are piled higher than the tall tales you’ll hear.

Join us October 1 as Hopi project recorder for the Hopi Migration Project and a Hopi cultural interpreter will share what he knows best, the stories and philosophy of the Hopi culture, as well as the petroglyphs, songs, crafts and practices that make the Hopi culture so interesting to explore.

The evening begins at 5 p.m. with no-host cocktails in the award-winning, newly remodeled Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House Ranch Room. Three courses of signature modern ranch cuisine are specially prepared from scratch by top-ranking chef Montez Crane and talented pastry chef Amanda Crick to correspond with the theme of each evening. Delectable dining and desserts are followed by notable and notorious speakers, who will weave their words, sing songs and spin yarns about days of old in Arizona’s Sonoran foothills.

Oct
15
Wed
Arizona History Dinner with Bob Boze Bell “Why is Arizona so Crazy?” @ Cartwright's Sonoran Ranch House
Oct 15 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Arizona History Dinner with Bob Boze Bell "Why is Arizona so Crazy?" @ Cartwright's Sonoran Ranch House | Cave Creek | Arizona | United States

App:   Mother’s pickled beet salad with Fossil Creek goat cheese, field greens, Spanish sherry vinaigrette and toasted walnuts

Entrée:     Braised elk hunter’s stew with roasted fall root vegetables, chochoyotes with Hatch chilies and puffed amaranth

Dessert:    Icky sticky date bread pudding with roasted apples and caramel sauce

Where: Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House, 6710 E. Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331

When:  No-host cocktails at 5 p.m. Gourmet dinner served at 6 p.m. sharp. History  presentations/discussions at 7 p.m.

Admission: $55 for presentation, live music and three course dinner, plus sales tax and 18 percent gratuity.

Information/Reservations: 480-488-8031

Whether you’re an Arizona native or just passing through, you won’t want to miss the fourth annual series of Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House History Dinners presented by Sanderson Lincoln beginning May 14, 2014. There are no better story spinners than our own Marshall Trimble, Bob “Boze” Bell, Wyatt Earp, Dolan Ellis,  and Lance Polingyouma, and there is no better place to fill your belly while getting an earful than at Cartwright’s, where the accolades are piled higher than the tall tales you’ll hear.

Cave Creek’s own local celebrity and True West magazine executive editor Bob “Boze” Bell returns October 15, 2014 to share “Why is Arizona so Crazy?” You won’t want to miss the fun!

The evening begins at 5 p.m. with no-host cocktails in the award-winning, newly remodeled Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House Ranch Room. Three courses of signature modern ranch cuisine are specially prepared from scratch by top-ranking chef Montez Crane and talented pastry chef Amanda Crick to correspond with the theme of each evening. Delectable dining and desserts are followed by notable and notorious speakers, who will weave their words, sing songs and spin yarns about days of old in Arizona’s Sonoran foothills.

Oct
29
Wed
Arizona History Dinner with Marshall Trimble “Arizona: Land of Superlatives” @ Cartwright's Sonoran Ranch House
Oct 29 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Arizona History Dinner with Marshall Trimble "Arizona: Land of Superlatives" @ Cartwright's Sonoran Ranch House | Cave Creek | Arizona | United States

App:   Grilled antelope bandeleros, buckskin bread, green tomato jam and pickled sunchoke relish

Entrée:   Roasted heritage turkey breast & braised leg, poblano mole, sweet corn tamale and sautéed green beans with roasted sweet peppers

Dessert:    Sweet potato pumpkin tortes with candied cranberries and vanilla anglaise

Where: Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House, 6710 E. Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331

When:  No-host cocktails at 5 p.m. Gourmet dinner served at 6 p.m. sharp. History  presentations/discussions at 7 p.m.

Admission: $55 for presentation, live music and three course dinner, plus sales tax and 18 percent gratuity.

Information/Reservations: 480-488-8031

Whether you’re an Arizona native or just passing through, you won’t want to miss the fourth annual series of Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House History Dinners presented by Sanderson Lincoln beginning May 14, 2014. There are no better story spinners than our own Marshall Trimble, Bob “Boze” Bell, Wyatt Earp, Dolan Ellis,  and Lance Polingyouma, and there is no better place to fill your belly while getting an earful than at Cartwright’s, where the accolades are piled higher than the tall tales you’ll hear. Multi-talented “Ask the Marshall” columnist, humorist, and Arizona State Historian Marshall Trimble returns to have fun with “Arizona: Land of Superlatives” Wednesday, October 29, 2014. Pre-entertainment will be provided by Skip Reichert. The evening begins at 5 p.m. with no-host cocktails in the award-winning, newly remodeled Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House Ranch Room. Three courses of signature modern ranch cuisine are specially prepared from scratch by top-ranking chef Montez Crane and talented pastry chef Amanda Crick to correspond with the theme of each evening. Delectable dining and desserts are followed by notable and notorious speakers, who will weave their words, sing songs and spin yarns about days of old in Arizona’s Sonoran foothills.

Nov
27
Thu
Thanksgiving Feast
Nov 27 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Turkey on a platter with sausage beans and pecan pieJoin us for a special Thanksgiving meal that’s sure to create lasting memories.
A special three course meal is served with choice of 3 entrees. We also offer gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan meals. Seating’s: 1, 2, 2:30, 3:30, 4:30, 5 p.m.
$55 per guest /$18 for children ages 5-12 All prices subject to tax & 18% gratuity.
For reservations, please call 480-488-8031.
Sorry, reservations are NOT taken online for this holiday, please phone 480-488-8031
Special Thanksgiving Menu T.B.D.

Dec
24
Wed
Celebrate Christmas Eve
Dec 24 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Pictures of Vintage Real Santa Claus carrying gift sackCelebrate Christmas Eve at Cartwright’s. We’re serving a special Christmas Eve dinner on Wednesday, December 24, with seating’s offered every half-hour from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. All three main courses will be offered as gluten-free options, and a vegetarian or vegan meal will be on the menu, as well.

$55 per guest /$18 for children ages 5-12 All prices subject to tax & 18% gratuity.
NO online reservations. For reservations, please call 480-488-8031.
Special Christmas Menu T.B.D.

Dec
31
Wed
Celebrate the New Year
Dec 31 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Champ toast
Have a joyous New Year’s Eve at Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House where we’ll be serving a special dinner menu on Wednesday, December 31, with seating’s offered every half hour between 4:00 – 10:00 p.m. Celebrate with a special gourmet plated dinner featuring the following menu: All three main courses will be offered as gluten-free options, and a vegetarian or vegan meal will be on the menu, as well.
60. per guest / 30. for children ages 5-12. All prices subject to tax & 18% gratuity.

No Online reservations. For reservations, please call 480-488-8031.