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)
May
5
Mon
Cinco de Mayo
May 5 @ 11:00 am – May 5 @ 9:00 pm

Enjoy tasty specials inspired by our southern neighbors, including our incredible Margaritas!

Click here to view our Cinco De Mayo Specials.

May
11
Sun
Happy Mother’s Day
May 11 @ 10:30 am – 8:00 pm

Join us on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 11, from 10:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., where Mom can start off with a “Love Your Momma Martini” of Grey Goose pear vodka lemon juice, simple syrup sliced cucumber & fresh mint. In  addition to our regular menu we’ll be serving a gourmet Mother’s Day menu, featuring a special appetizer of lobster bisque, entree specials of braised Berkshire pork Benedict, pan-roasted halibut and duo of scallops and beef tenderloin. Finish with a trio of spring strawberry desserts, house-made from our bakeshop.

Call 480-488-8031 for reservations. NO Online reservations for special holidays.

Click here to view our  Mother’s Day menu

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

May
14
Wed
Arizona History Dinner with Marshall Trimble: The Historic Cartwright CC Ranch” @ Cartwright's Sonoran Ranch House
May 14 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Arizona History Dinner with Marshall Trimble: The Historic Cartwright CC Ranch" @ Cartwright's Sonoran Ranch House | Cave Creek | Arizona | United States

App:  Baby gem lettuce & mizuna greens salad, red apple, hot house cucumber, orange, strawberry, jicama and locally harvested ocotillo blossoms with wildflower honey vinaigrette

Entrée:   Mesquite wood-grilled bison strip loin, smoked corn puree, purple potatoes, caramelized Brussels sprouts, pickled cholla buds and crispy chicos

Dessert:  Mexican chocolate praline mousse cake filled with pecan praline mousse and frosted with Mexican chocolate ganache with piloncillo caramel and candied cholla buds

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.

The series begins with multi-talented “Ask the Marshall” columnist, humorist, and Arizona State Historian Marshall Trimble returns to paint a picture of Cave Creek’s original Cartwright family in “The Historic Cartwright CC Ranch.”

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.

May
28
Wed
Arizona History Dinner with Dolan Ellis “Arizona: Lens, Lyrics and More” @ Cartwright's Sonoran Ranch House
May 28 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Arizona History Dinner with Dolan Ellis "Arizona: Lens, Lyrics and More" @ Cartwright's Sonoran Ranch House | Cave Creek | Arizona | United States

App:  Margarita salmon ceviche with candied chilies, fresh cilantro and plantain crisps

Entrée: Wild boar chops with annato citrus glaze, tomatillo mint jelly, sweet onion & Manchego cheese panade and sautéed dandelion greens

Dessert:    Arizona citrus tart: Buttery pie crust layered with fresh raspberries, lemon curd and white chocolate sour cream filling topped with Arizona-grown orange segments, raspberry coulis and almond Florentine twist

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.

Dolan Ellis, Arizona’s Official State Balladeer, presents “Arizona: Lens, Lyrics and More” May 28, 2014 with pre-entertainment by David Wendt. Join us for a music-filled night of 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.

Jun
11
Wed
Arizona History Dinner with Bob Boze Bell “Related to Outlaws: The Crazy Stories My Family Told Me” @ Cartwright's Sonoran Ranch House
Jun 11 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Arizona History Dinner with Bob Boze Bell "Related to Outlaws: The Crazy Stories My Family Told Me" @ Cartwright's Sonoran Ranch House | Cave Creek | Arizona | United States

App:  Pan-fried red trout, Marcona almond butter sauce, soft grits and 21-day bread & butter pickles

Entrée: Grilled duo of Sonoran blackened beef tenderloin & Mexican white shrimp, charred tomato and New Mexico chili sauce, sweet potato tortilla hash, grilled chayote squash and guacamole

Dessert:    Mason jar campfire s’mores with house-made graham crackers and flamed marshmallow

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 Bob “Boze” Bell returns June 11 to share “Related to Outlaws: The Crazy Stories my Family Told Me.” 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.

Jun
25
Wed
Arizona History Dinner with Dolan Ellis Arizona’s Official State Balladeer “Arizona: Tall Tales, Lost Trails & Heroes” @ Cartwright's Sonoran Ranch House
Jun 25 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Arizona History Dinner with Dolan Ellis Arizona's Official State Balladeer “Arizona: Tall Tales, Lost Trails & Heroes” @ Cartwright's Sonoran Ranch House | Cave Creek | Arizona | United States

App:  Red chili elk balls of ground elk & pork, crushed corn tortillas, red chili cream and Cotija cheese

Entrée:   Mesquite wood-grilled jidori chicken, summer squash & pepper jack cheese calabacitas, Romesco of roasted garlic, pine nut & guajillo

Dessert:   Prickly pear cheesecake: Vanilla cheesecake with graham cracker crust and prickly pear jelly center served with orange cream anglaise and tuile cookie

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.

Dolan Ellis, Arizona’s Official State Balladeer, presents “Arizona: Tall Tales, Lost Trails and Heroes” June 25, 2014 with pre-entertainment by Skip Reichert. Join us for a music-filled night of 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.

Jul
9
Wed
Arizona History Dinner with Marshall Trimble: “Rural Arizona: You Can Take the Boy out of the Country, But You Can’t Take the Country out of the Boy” @ Cartwright's Sonoran Ranch House
Jul 9 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Arizona History Dinner with Marshall Trimble: “Rural Arizona: You Can Take the Boy out of the Country, But You Can't Take the Country out of the Boy” @ Cartwright's Sonoran Ranch House | Cave Creek | Arizona | United States

App:  Watermelon & cactus salad with wild arugula, prickly pear vinaigrette and roasted jalapeno Boursin relleno

Entrée:  Mulato chili & molasses lacquered pork shoulder, cowboy beans, cipollini onions, green  apple and pork cracklings

Dessert:  Coconut pound cake with pineapple chutney and vanilla bean gelato

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.

The series begins with multi-talented “Ask the Marshall” columnist, humorist, and Arizona State Historian Marshall Trimble returns to paint a picture of Cave Creek’s original Cartwright family in “Rural Arizona: You Can Take the Boy Out of the Country, But You Can’t Take the Country Out of the Boy” Wednesday, July 9, 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.

Jul
23
Wed
Arizona History Dinner with Wyatt Earp: “A Life on the Frontier” @ Cartwright's Sonoran Ranch House
Jul 23 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Arizona History Dinner with Wyatt Earp: "A Life on the Frontier" @ Cartwright's Sonoran Ranch House | Cave Creek | Arizona | United States

App:  Chicken fried baby back ribs, blackberry habanero BBQ, braised Anasazi beans and vegetable escabeche

Entrée:    Bacon-wrapped buffalo & dried cherry meat loaf, roasted shallot & green chili gravy, cheesy gratin potatoes and wood-grilled zucchini

Dessert:  Chocolate pots de crème with fresh whip cream and chocolate shavings served with sun-dried cherry and chocolate chip biscotti

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.

New this year, a true living relative and tribute to his famous namesake, Wyatt Earp has shared nationwide and international performances of one-man plays “Wyatt Earp: A Life on the Frontier” and “The Gentleman Doc Holliday.” He is a member of the Arizona Gunfighters, and will be presenting “A Life on the Frontier” July 23, 2014. Meet the man and not the myth the story didn’t tell!

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.

Aug
6
Wed
Arizona History Dinner with Marshall Trimble “Forty Miles a Day on Beans and Hay: The Frontier Army” @ Cartwright's Sonoran Ranch House
Aug 6 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Arizona History Dinner with Marshall Trimble "Forty Miles a Day on Beans and Hay: The Frontier Army" @ Cartwright's Sonoran Ranch House | Cave Creek | Arizona | United States

App:  Turquoise salad of Arizona field greens, artichokes, grilled asparagus, green goddess dressing, local pinion nuts, avocado, crispy spinach tortilla and roasted peppers

Entrée:  Mesquite wood-grilled top sirloin marinated with garlic & herbs, drunken pinto beans with applewood-smoked bacon & queso fresco, cilantro rice, charred cherry tomatoes and chimichurri

Dessert:    Apple date chuck box with sassafras anglaise and candied pecans

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 paint a picture of the frontier army in “Forty Miles a Day on Beans and Hay” Wednesday, August 6, 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.

Aug
20
Wed
Arizona History Dinner with Bob Boze Bell “The 66 Kid: Growing Up Bent on the Mother Road” @ Cartwright's Sonoran Ranch House
Aug 20 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Arizona History Dinner with Bob Boze Bell "The 66 Kid: Growing Up Bent on the Mother Road" @ Cartwright's Sonoran Ranch House | Cave Creek | Arizona | United States

App:  Grilled shrimp salpicon, avocado saddle, black beans, sweet corn and baby spinach with cilantro lime dressing

Entrée:  Local brew London Broil flatiron steak, pan-roasted mushrooms, roasted red potatoes, grilled asparagus and crispy onion ring

DessertInside-out carrot cake with dulce de leche sauce, candied walnuts and gingersnap cookie squares

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 Bob “Boze” Bell returns August 20 to share “The 66 Kid: Growing Up Bent on the Mother Road” 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.

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.

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.