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
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
7
Mon
Labor Day
Sep 7 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday in September. It is a celebration of the American labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of their country,  and to that, we celebrate!

Prime Sirloin Surf and Turf
8 oz. Prime Sirloin, Grilled Mexican White Prawns, Arugula and Fresno Chili Gnocchi, Blue Cheese and House Bacon Brussels Sprouts, Habanero Port Wine Reduction 38

Dessert Special:
Fresh Key Lime Pie with Graham Cracker Crust. Served with a Citrus-cello Sauce, Macerated Strawberries and White Chocolate Honey Comb Garnish 11

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:

Buy Now

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
18
Fri
Arizona Restaurant Week
Sep 18 – Sep 27 all-day

Sept 18 – 27
This statewide affair offers foodies a wealth of dining opportunities and the chance to get outside their own neighborhood and try something new. From sizzling Southwestern and soothing comfort foods to five-star dining and international fare – it’s all on the table during Arizona Restaurant Week. So prepare your taste buds and dig in.

Cartwright’s

(480) 488-8031
6710 E. Cave Creek Rd. Cave Creek, AZ 85331

Cuisine: Modern Ranch
Price: $44 Per Person
Options: Vegan, Gluten Free

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Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House is more than a restaurant; it is a means for honoring the legacy of the settlers of the American Southwest. Not only do we take great pride in our food, drinks and service, we also aim to preserve Arizona’s heritage by sharing the stories of our property’s past. We fuse Southwestern ingredients, top-notch beef and game meats, and the best quality seafood we can find, and present them in a warm, welcoming atmosphere rich in Arizona lore. Please read our History page for details on how our property has evolved through the ages.

First Course

Grilled and Chilled Shrimp Cocktail: Sonoran spiced cocktail sauce and grilled lemon

Or

Crunchy Club Salad: Romaine and Napa cabbage, bacon, avocado, tomato, cucumber, deviled egg, creamy bleu cheese ranch dressing

Or

Smoked Tomato Bisque: Arizona basil oil, serrano cream, smoked Asiago, and Epazote crouton

All can be prepared gluten free.

Vegan
Appaloosa Bean Hummus
Fresh local vegetables, tomatillo marmalade, pickled Spanish onions, Arizona chicos

Second Course

Cowboy Rib Eye: Puebla mole demi glace, Anaheim chili and potato relleno, mesquite grilled and chilled calabacitas salad

Or

Quail Stuffed with Chorizo: Arizona red lime honey glaze, macaroni and smoked Gouda cheese, wilted arugula

Or

Salmon Filet: Local squash and desert bean cassoulet, roasted corn and tomatillo marmalade, red pepper and piquillo pepper reduction

All can be prepared gluten free.

Vegan

Scalloped Squash: Grilled local squash, charred tomato salsa, spaghetti squash with vinegar honey onions

Dessert Course

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

For more information:
http://arizonarestaurantweek.com/restaurants/cave-creek/cartwrights/

We also invite you to visit our sister property, Tonto Bar & Grill in Cave Creek, a rustic yet upscale establishment specializing in steak and seafood.

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:

Buy Now

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:

Buy Now

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”.
Taste of Cave Creek
Oct 14 @ 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Cartwright’s will be serving the following item:
Grilled and Chilled Shrimp, Hayden Mill’s White Polenta, Sofrito Peppers, Cilantro and Smoked Serrano Salsa Verde– 3 tickets per order

Wednesday, October 14  & Thursday, October 15, 2015

5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. each night

Sample the cuisine of more than 25 restaurants in an outdoor, open air setting while listening to live bands in the gazebo or in the beer garden.

Wash that down with some Craft Beer, Tequila or Wine Tasting!

For more information: http://tasteofcavecreek.com/

Oct
15
Thu
Taste of Cave Creek
Oct 15 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Cartwright’s will be serving the following item:
Grilled and Chilled Shrimp, Hayden Mill’s White Polenta, Sofrito Peppers, Cilantro and Smoked Serrano Salsa Verde– 3 tickets per order

Wednesday, October 14  & Thursday, October 15, 2015

5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. each night

Sample the cuisine of more than 25 restaurants in an outdoor, open air setting while listening to live bands in the gazebo or in the beer garden.

Wash that down with some Craft Beer, Tequila or Wine Tasting!

For more information: http://tasteofcavecreek.com/

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

Web-Hist-dinner-2Wednesday, October 28:

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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.

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”.