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 $1.50 oysters (min. 6)
    see our full Happy Hour Menu here: Happy Hour
Aug
5
Wed
Arizona History Dinners: Lance Polingyouma “A History of the Native Southwest”
Aug 5 @ 5:00 pm

Web-Hist-dinner-2Wednesday, August 5:

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Speaker:
Lance Polingyouma

Subject:
“A History of the Native Southwest”

App:
Navajo green chile-braised pork shoulder, stewed local vegetables, Abbey Lee tomatoes, and Hopi corn cake crouton.

Entrée:
Recado roasted Churro lamb with peach and mint chutney, blue corn grits with farmer’s cheese, and local cattails.

Dessert:
Fresh grilled peaches topped with oat granola, blackberry Fossil Creek goat cheese, and vanilla bean gelato.

Gluten Free, and Vegetarian menus available upon request.
Please let us know ahead of time when making reservations.

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.

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. Please call 480-488-8031 for reservations. No online reservations available for these special events. Please note that you will be charged for the dinner at the time of reservation, so please have your credit card ready.

Buy Now


Beginning May 13, 2015, embark on a journey and immerse yourself in the flavor of the Old West at the fifth annual series of Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House History Dinners presented by Sanderson Lincoln. 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.

Each History Dinner, held every other Wednesday, May 13 through Oct. 28, begins with no-host cocktails in the award-winning, Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House Ranch Room. Three courses of signature modern ranch cuisine are specially prepared by top-ranking chef Brett Vibber and talented pastry chef Amanda Crick to complement each evening’s theme. Enjoy delicious inspired Southwestern fare and take a trip through history as these entertaining raconteurs skillfully weave words, sing songs and spin yarns about the colorful days of old in Arizona’s Sonoran foothills. Sit back and relax as you’re regaled by stories of the Old West. Follow along with escapades and shenanigans; from Billy the Kid to Doc Holiday, from train robbers to gunslingers.

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.

Named after a pioneering ranching family that raised cattle in the area for three generations, Cartwright’s was designed to evoke the hospitality of the original family ranch house built in the early 1900s. Rustic wooden beams and tables repurposed from vintage boxcars embellish the Ranch Room, along with a stone fireplace and small wooden stage.

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

  • Bob “Boze” Bell—Back by popular demand for the fifth year, this long-time Cave Creek resident, executive editor of True West magazine and respected Arizonan historian and artist will enlighten folks with new and original stories, including “Wyatt Earp in Hollywood: The Untold Story”, “A New Look at Billy the Kid and the Lincoln County War”, and “The 66 Kid: Looking Back at What Makes Route 66 So Memorable”.
  • Marshall Trimble—This multi-talented “Ask the Marshall” columnist, humorist, and Arizona State Historian returns to paint a picture of Cave Creek’s original Cartwright family, as well as present “The Butterfield Overland Mail: Road to Destiny”, “Coronado’s Children: Arizona’s Lost Mines”, “Practicing Law in the Town Too Tough to Die”, and “The Train Robbers: A Tough Way to Make a Living”.
  • Wyatt Earp—A true living relative and tribute to his famous namesake, Wyatt Earp has shared nationwide and international performances of his one-man plays. A member of the Arizona Gunfighters, he will be detailing the fascinating stories of “The Gentleman Doc Holliday” and “Wyatt Earp: A Life on the Frontier”.
  • Lance Polingyouma—This 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 in “A History of the Native Southwest”.
  • 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 “Arizona Characters I have Known” and describe Arizona’s unique history in “The Arizona Way”.
Aug
19
Wed
Arizona History Dinners: Dolan Ellis (Arizona’s Official State Balladeer) “The Arizona Way”
Aug 19 @ 5:00 pm

Web-Hist-dinner-2Wednesday, August 19:

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Speaker:
Dolan Ellis (Arizona’s Official State Balladeer)

Subject:
“The Arizona Way”
Arizona is an extremely unique land, with very unique plants, animals, and people.  It also possesses a very unique and colorful history, full of excitement and adventure.  Dolan Ellis, with his songs and 12 string guitar and large screen photography, will show you the heart and soul of Arizona like few people can do.  Join us for a delightful evening at Cartwright’s, with a great dinner and a special show by our Official State Balladeer.

Appetizer:
Ranch hand posole with pinto beans, New Mexico chiles, hominy, and vaquero-fried corn bread.

Entrée:
Piñon-crusted halibut with chorizo and white bean stew, local vegetable escabèche salad, and Arizona sweet chicos.

Dessert:
Orange custard tart with vanilla sponge cake and brûléed orange segments served with crushed strawberries and smoked honey lemon syrup.

Gluten Free, and Vegetarian menus available upon request.
Please let us know ahead of time when making reservations.

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.

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. Please call 480-488-8031 for reservations. No online reservations available for these special events. Please note that you will be charged for the dinner at the time of reservation, so please have your credit card ready.

Buy Now


Beginning May 13, 2015, embark on a journey and immerse yourself in the flavor of the Old West at the fifth annual series of Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House History Dinners presented by Sanderson Lincoln. 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.

Each History Dinner, held every other Wednesday, May 13 through Oct. 28, begins with no-host cocktails in the award-winning, Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House Ranch Room. Three courses of signature modern ranch cuisine are specially prepared by top-ranking chef Brett Vibber and talented pastry chef Amanda Crick to complement each evening’s theme. Enjoy delicious inspired Southwestern fare and take a trip through history as these entertaining raconteurs skillfully weave words, sing songs and spin yarns about the colorful days of old in Arizona’s Sonoran foothills. Sit back and relax as you’re regaled by stories of the Old West. Follow along with escapades and shenanigans; from Billy the Kid to Doc Holiday, from train robbers to gunslingers.

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.

Named after a pioneering ranching family that raised cattle in the area for three generations, Cartwright’s was designed to evoke the hospitality of the original family ranch house built in the early 1900s. Rustic wooden beams and tables repurposed from vintage boxcars embellish the Ranch Room, along with a stone fireplace and small wooden stage.

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

  • Bob “Boze” Bell—Back by popular demand for the fifth year, this long-time Cave Creek resident, executive editor of True West magazine and respected Arizonan historian and artist will enlighten folks with new and original stories, including “Wyatt Earp in Hollywood: The Untold Story”, “A New Look at Billy the Kid and the Lincoln County War”, and “The 66 Kid: Looking Back at What Makes Route 66 So Memorable”.
  • Marshall Trimble—This multi-talented “Ask the Marshall” columnist, humorist, and Arizona State Historian returns to paint a picture of Cave Creek’s original Cartwright family, as well as present “The Butterfield Overland Mail: Road to Destiny”, “Coronado’s Children: Arizona’s Lost Mines”, “Practicing Law in the Town Too Tough to Die”, and “The Train Robbers: A Tough Way to Make a Living”.
  • Wyatt Earp—A true living relative and tribute to his famous namesake, Wyatt Earp has shared nationwide and international performances of his one-man plays. A member of the Arizona Gunfighters, he will be detailing the fascinating stories of “The Gentleman Doc Holliday” and “Wyatt Earp: A Life on the Frontier”.
  • Lance Polingyouma—This 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 in “A History of the Native Southwest”.
  • 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 “Arizona Characters I have Known” and describe Arizona’s unique history in “The Arizona Way”.
Sep
2
Wed
Arizona History Dinners: Marshall Trimble (Arizona’s Official State Historian) “Practicing Law in the Town Too Tough to Die”
Sep 2 @ 5:00 pm

Web-Hist-dinner-2Wednesday, September 2:

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Speaker:
Marshall Trimble (Arizona’s Official State Historian)

Subject:
“Practicing Law in the Town Too Tough to Die”

Appetizer:
Desert cactus salad with nopales, roasted beets, sweet peppers, toasted pepitas, red chile threads, oregano and Mexican lime vinaigrette.

Entrée:
Sarsaparilla-braised pork shoulder with Yukon gold potato funnel cakes, bacon-apricot marmalade, and apple butter-braised mustard greens.

Dessert:
Roasted cinnamon apple pots de crème with white chocolate-dipped butter cookie fingers.
Gluten Free, and Vegetarian menus available upon request.
Please let us know ahead of time when making reservations.

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.

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. Please call 480-488-8031 for reservations. No online reservations available for these special events. Please note that you will be charged for the dinner at the time of reservation, so please have your credit card ready.

Buy Now


Beginning May 13, 2015, embark on a journey and immerse yourself in the flavor of the Old West at the fifth annual series of Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House History Dinners presented by Sanderson Lincoln. 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.

Each History Dinner, held every other Wednesday, May 13 through Oct. 28, begins with no-host cocktails in the award-winning, Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House Ranch Room. Three courses of signature modern ranch cuisine are specially prepared by top-ranking chef Brett Vibber and talented pastry chef Amanda Crick to complement each evening’s theme. Enjoy delicious inspired Southwestern fare and take a trip through history as these entertaining raconteurs skillfully weave words, sing songs and spin yarns about the colorful days of old in Arizona’s Sonoran foothills. Sit back and relax as you’re regaled by stories of the Old West. Follow along with escapades and shenanigans; from Billy the Kid to Doc Holiday, from train robbers to gunslingers.

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.

Named after a pioneering ranching family that raised cattle in the area for three generations, Cartwright’s was designed to evoke the hospitality of the original family ranch house built in the early 1900s. Rustic wooden beams and tables repurposed from vintage boxcars embellish the Ranch Room, along with a stone fireplace and small wooden stage.

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

  • Bob “Boze” Bell—Back by popular demand for the fifth year, this long-time Cave Creek resident, executive editor of True West magazine and respected Arizonan historian and artist will enlighten folks with new and original stories, including “Wyatt Earp in Hollywood: The Untold Story”, “A New Look at Billy the Kid and the Lincoln County War”, and “The 66 Kid: Looking Back at What Makes Route 66 So Memorable”.
  • Marshall Trimble—This multi-talented “Ask the Marshall” columnist, humorist, and Arizona State Historian returns to paint a picture of Cave Creek’s original Cartwright family, as well as present “The Butterfield Overland Mail: Road to Destiny”, “Coronado’s Children: Arizona’s Lost Mines”, “Practicing Law in the Town Too Tough to Die”, and “The Train Robbers: A Tough Way to Make a Living”.
  • Wyatt Earp—A true living relative and tribute to his famous namesake, Wyatt Earp has shared nationwide and international performances of his one-man plays. A member of the Arizona Gunfighters, he will be detailing the fascinating stories of “The Gentleman Doc Holliday” and “Wyatt Earp: A Life on the Frontier”.
  • Lance Polingyouma—This 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 in “A History of the Native Southwest”.
  • 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 “Arizona Characters I have Known” and describe Arizona’s unique history in “The Arizona Way”.
Sep
16
Wed
Arizona History Dinners: Wyatt Earp “Wyatt Earp, a Life on the Frontier”
Sep 16 @ 5:00 pm

Web-Hist-dinner-2Wednesday, September 16:

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Speaker:
Wyatt Earp

Subject:
“Wyatt Earp, a Life on the Frontier”

Appetizer:
Dry-aged smoked BBQ duck wings with wildflower honey and chiltepin chile glaze, wild arugula, and jicama salad.

Entrée:
Crystal Palace-style prime flat iron steak with Ranch Christmas Cowboy Beans, desert herbed buttermilk onion rings, and Sonoran spiced root beer demi-glace.

Dessert:
Campfire s’mores in a mason jar with dark chocolate filling, graham cracker cookie crumbles, and toasted marshmallow.

Gluten Free, and Vegetarian menus available upon request.
Please let us know ahead of time when making reservations

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.

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. Please call 480-488-8031 for reservations. No online reservations available for these special events. Please note that you will be charged for the dinner at the time of reservation, so please have your credit card ready.

Buy Now


Beginning May 13, 2015, embark on a journey and immerse yourself in the flavor of the Old West at the fifth annual series of Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House History Dinners presented by Sanderson Lincoln. 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.

Each History Dinner, held every other Wednesday, May 13 through Oct. 28, begins with no-host cocktails in the award-winning, Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House Ranch Room. Three courses of signature modern ranch cuisine are specially prepared by top-ranking chef Brett Vibber and talented pastry chef Amanda Crick to complement each evening’s theme. Enjoy delicious inspired Southwestern fare and take a trip through history as these entertaining raconteurs skillfully weave words, sing songs and spin yarns about the colorful days of old in Arizona’s Sonoran foothills. Sit back and relax as you’re regaled by stories of the Old West. Follow along with escapades and shenanigans; from Billy the Kid to Doc Holiday, from train robbers to gunslingers.

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.

Named after a pioneering ranching family that raised cattle in the area for three generations, Cartwright’s was designed to evoke the hospitality of the original family ranch house built in the early 1900s. Rustic wooden beams and tables repurposed from vintage boxcars embellish the Ranch Room, along with a stone fireplace and small wooden stage.

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

  • Bob “Boze” Bell—Back by popular demand for the fifth year, this long-time Cave Creek resident, executive editor of True West magazine and respected Arizonan historian and artist will enlighten folks with new and original stories, including “Wyatt Earp in Hollywood: The Untold Story”, “A New Look at Billy the Kid and the Lincoln County War”, and “The 66 Kid: Looking Back at What Makes Route 66 So Memorable”.
  • Marshall Trimble—This multi-talented “Ask the Marshall” columnist, humorist, and Arizona State Historian returns to paint a picture of Cave Creek’s original Cartwright family, as well as present “The Butterfield Overland Mail: Road to Destiny”, “Coronado’s Children: Arizona’s Lost Mines”, “Practicing Law in the Town Too Tough to Die”, and “The Train Robbers: A Tough Way to Make a Living”.
  • Wyatt Earp—A true living relative and tribute to his famous namesake, Wyatt Earp has shared nationwide and international performances of his one-man plays. A member of the Arizona Gunfighters, he will be detailing the fascinating stories of “The Gentleman Doc Holliday” and “Wyatt Earp: A Life on the Frontier”.
  • Lance Polingyouma—This 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 in “A History of the Native Southwest”.
  • 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 “Arizona Characters I have Known” and describe Arizona’s unique history in “The Arizona Way”.
Sep
30
Wed
Arizona History Dinners: Marshall Trimble (Arizona’s Official State Historian) “The Train Robbers: A Tough Way to Make a Living”
Sep 30 @ 5:00 pm

Web-Hist-dinner-2Wednesday, September 30:

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Speaker:
Marshall Trimble (Arizona’s Official State Historian)

Subject:
“The Train Robbers: A Tough Way to Make a Living”

Appetizer:
Long Meadow Line Camp rabbit stew, pearl onions, epazote, forest mushrooms, and tepary beans.

Entrée:
Grilled venison backstrap with blackened Serrano chile butter, tortilla-crusted green tomatoes, and sherry-glazed rainbow cauliflower.

Dessert:
Warm spice and dried fruit bread pudding with AZ pecans, raisins, dried cherries and cranberries, prickly pear drizzle, and brandy hard sauce.

Gluten Free, and Vegetarian menus available upon request.
Please let us know ahead of time when making reservations

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.

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. Please call 480-488-8031 for reservations. No online reservations available for these special events. Please note that you will be charged for the dinner at the time of reservation, so please have your credit card ready.

Buy Now


Beginning May 13, 2015, embark on a journey and immerse yourself in the flavor of the Old West at the fifth annual series of Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House History Dinners presented by Sanderson Lincoln. 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.

Each History Dinner, held every other Wednesday, May 13 through Oct. 28, begins with no-host cocktails in the award-winning, Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House Ranch Room. Three courses of signature modern ranch cuisine are specially prepared by top-ranking chef Brett Vibber and talented pastry chef Amanda Crick to complement each evening’s theme. Enjoy delicious inspired Southwestern fare and take a trip through history as these entertaining raconteurs skillfully weave words, sing songs and spin yarns about the colorful days of old in Arizona’s Sonoran foothills. Sit back and relax as you’re regaled by stories of the Old West. Follow along with escapades and shenanigans; from Billy the Kid to Doc Holiday, from train robbers to gunslingers.

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.

Named after a pioneering ranching family that raised cattle in the area for three generations, Cartwright’s was designed to evoke the hospitality of the original family ranch house built in the early 1900s. Rustic wooden beams and tables repurposed from vintage boxcars embellish the Ranch Room, along with a stone fireplace and small wooden stage.

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

  • Bob “Boze” Bell—Back by popular demand for the fifth year, this long-time Cave Creek resident, executive editor of True West magazine and respected Arizonan historian and artist will enlighten folks with new and original stories, including “Wyatt Earp in Hollywood: The Untold Story”, “A New Look at Billy the Kid and the Lincoln County War”, and “The 66 Kid: Looking Back at What Makes Route 66 So Memorable”.
  • Marshall Trimble—This multi-talented “Ask the Marshall” columnist, humorist, and Arizona State Historian returns to paint a picture of Cave Creek’s original Cartwright family, as well as present “The Butterfield Overland Mail: Road to Destiny”, “Coronado’s Children: Arizona’s Lost Mines”, “Practicing Law in the Town Too Tough to Die”, and “The Train Robbers: A Tough Way to Make a Living”.
  • Wyatt Earp—A true living relative and tribute to his famous namesake, Wyatt Earp has shared nationwide and international performances of his one-man plays. A member of the Arizona Gunfighters, he will be detailing the fascinating stories of “The Gentleman Doc Holliday” and “Wyatt Earp: A Life on the Frontier”.
  • Lance Polingyouma—This 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 in “A History of the Native Southwest”.
  • 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 “Arizona Characters I have Known” and describe Arizona’s unique history in “The Arizona Way”.
Oct
14
Wed
Arizona History Dinners: Bob “Boze” Bell “The 66 Kid: Looking Back at What Makes Route 66 So Memorable”
Oct 14 @ 5:00 pm

Web-Hist-dinner-2Wednesday, October 14:

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Speaker:
Bob “Boze” Bell

Subject:
“The 66 Kid: Looking Back at What Makes Route 66 So Memorable”

Appetizer:
Baja shrimp and jalapeño corn dogs with Idle Spur black bean salsa.

Entrée:
Fred Harvey Dutch oven pot roast with cipollini onions, tart apple, baby root vegetables, and caramelized onion toast points.

Dessert:
Fred Harvey’s apple nutmeg pie with red currant-cinnamon sauce and cheddar cheese crisp.
Gluten Free, and Vegetarian menus available upon request.
Please let us know ahead of time when making reservations

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.

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. Please call 480-488-8031 for reservations. No online reservations available for these special events. Please note that you will be charged for the dinner at the time of reservation, so please have your credit card ready.

Buy Now


Beginning May 13, 2015, embark on a journey and immerse yourself in the flavor of the Old West at the fifth annual series of Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House History Dinners presented by Sanderson Lincoln. 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.

Each History Dinner, held every other Wednesday, May 13 through Oct. 28, begins with no-host cocktails in the award-winning, Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House Ranch Room. Three courses of signature modern ranch cuisine are specially prepared by top-ranking chef Brett Vibber and talented pastry chef Amanda Crick to complement each evening’s theme. Enjoy delicious inspired Southwestern fare and take a trip through history as these entertaining raconteurs skillfully weave words, sing songs and spin yarns about the colorful days of old in Arizona’s Sonoran foothills. Sit back and relax as you’re regaled by stories of the Old West. Follow along with escapades and shenanigans; from Billy the Kid to Doc Holiday, from train robbers to gunslingers.

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.

Named after a pioneering ranching family that raised cattle in the area for three generations, Cartwright’s was designed to evoke the hospitality of the original family ranch house built in the early 1900s. Rustic wooden beams and tables repurposed from vintage boxcars embellish the Ranch Room, along with a stone fireplace and small wooden stage.

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

  • Bob “Boze” Bell—Back by popular demand for the fifth year, this long-time Cave Creek resident, executive editor of True West magazine and respected Arizonan historian and artist will enlighten folks with new and original stories, including “Wyatt Earp in Hollywood: The Untold Story”, “A New Look at Billy the Kid and the Lincoln County War”, and “The 66 Kid: Looking Back at What Makes Route 66 So Memorable”.
  • Marshall Trimble—This multi-talented “Ask the Marshall” columnist, humorist, and Arizona State Historian returns to paint a picture of Cave Creek’s original Cartwright family, as well as present “The Butterfield Overland Mail: Road to Destiny”, “Coronado’s Children: Arizona’s Lost Mines”, “Practicing Law in the Town Too Tough to Die”, and “The Train Robbers: A Tough Way to Make a Living”.
  • Wyatt Earp—A true living relative and tribute to his famous namesake, Wyatt Earp has shared nationwide and international performances of his one-man plays. A member of the Arizona Gunfighters, he will be detailing the fascinating stories of “The Gentleman Doc Holliday” and “Wyatt Earp: A Life on the Frontier”.
  • Lance Polingyouma—This 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 in “A History of the Native Southwest”.
  • 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 “Arizona Characters I have Known” and describe Arizona’s unique history in “The Arizona Way”.
Oct
28
Wed
Arizona History Dinners: Cave Creek Museum “Local lore, Growing up in Cave Creek and Tales of Mining around the Creek”
Oct 28 @ 5:00 pm

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Speaker:
Cave Creek Museum

Subject:
“Local lore: Growing up in Cave Creek and Tales of Mining around the Creek”

Appetizer:
Local cream of corn soup, chipotle-ancho crema, prickly pear dust, and toasted pumpkin seeds.

Entrée:
Wild game tasting: Buffalo, elk, and ostrich tenderloin with herbed potato cakes, Swiss chard, and cracked peppercorn Grand-Veneur sauce.

Dessert:
Almond financier served with rosemary-scented poached pears, cranberry puree, and orange cream sauce.

Gluten Free, and Vegetarian menus available upon request.
Please let us know ahead of time when making reservations

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.

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. Please call 480-488-8031 for reservations. No online reservations available for these special events. Please note that you will be charged for the dinner at the time of reservation, so please have your credit card ready.

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Beginning May 13, 2015, embark on a journey and immerse yourself in the flavor of the Old West at the fifth annual series of Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House History Dinners presented by Sanderson Lincoln. 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.

Each History Dinner, held every other Wednesday, May 13 through Oct. 28, begins with no-host cocktails in the award-winning, Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House Ranch Room. Three courses of signature modern ranch cuisine are specially prepared by top-ranking chef Brett Vibber and talented pastry chef Amanda Crick to complement each evening’s theme. Enjoy delicious inspired Southwestern fare and take a trip through history as these entertaining raconteurs skillfully weave words, sing songs and spin yarns about the colorful days of old in Arizona’s Sonoran foothills. Sit back and relax as you’re regaled by stories of the Old West. Follow along with escapades and shenanigans; from Billy the Kid to Doc Holiday, from train robbers to gunslingers.

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.

Named after a pioneering ranching family that raised cattle in the area for three generations, Cartwright’s was designed to evoke the hospitality of the original family ranch house built in the early 1900s. Rustic wooden beams and tables repurposed from vintage boxcars embellish the Ranch Room, along with a stone fireplace and small wooden stage.

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

  • Bob “Boze” Bell—Back by popular demand for the fifth year, this long-time Cave Creek resident, executive editor of True West magazine and respected Arizonan historian and artist will enlighten folks with new and original stories, including “Wyatt Earp in Hollywood: The Untold Story”, “A New Look at Billy the Kid and the Lincoln County War”, and “The 66 Kid: Looking Back at What Makes Route 66 So Memorable”.
  • Marshall Trimble—This multi-talented “Ask the Marshall” columnist, humorist, and Arizona State Historian returns to paint a picture of Cave Creek’s original Cartwright family, as well as present “The Butterfield Overland Mail: Road to Destiny”, “Coronado’s Children: Arizona’s Lost Mines”, “Practicing Law in the Town Too Tough to Die”, and “The Train Robbers: A Tough Way to Make a Living”.
  • Wyatt Earp—A true living relative and tribute to his famous namesake, Wyatt Earp has shared nationwide and international performances of his one-man plays. A member of the Arizona Gunfighters, he will be detailing the fascinating stories of “The Gentleman Doc Holliday” and “Wyatt Earp: A Life on the Frontier”.
  • Lance Polingyouma—This 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 in “A History of the Native Southwest”.
  • 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 “Arizona Characters I have Known” and describe Arizona’s unique history in “The Arizona Way”.