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)
May
15
Fri
AZ Spring Restaurant Week
May 15 @ 4:30 pm – May 25 @ 9:00 pm

AZ Rest Logo15This 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.

For full details visit: http://www.arizonarestaurantweek.com/restaurant/cartwrights-sonoran-ranch-house/

Need a reservation? You can make them online via OpenTable. The link is located on the left hand side of our home page:
http://www.cartwrightssonoranranchhouse.com/

Arizona Restaurant Week Spring Menu 2015
$44 per guest, plus tax, Choose one item in each category
Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free choices available

Appetizer:
Beet Trio Salad, Napa Cabbage, Baby Gem Lettuce, Green Apple, Golden Raisins, Prickly Pear Pistachio Vinaigrette, Fossil Creek Goat Cheese
– or –
Lump Crab and Corn Cakes, Soda Cracker-Crusted, Orange Coriander Aioli, Bread and Butter Pickles
– or –
Warm Canella-Braised Duck, Bourbon Braised Peaches, Smoked Gorgonzola, Local Pecan Crostini

Entrees:
Mt. Lassen Trout, Crushed Marcona Almond Butter, Fennel, Grilled Lemon, Sun-Dried Apricot Quinoa
– or –
Mesquite-Grilled Creekstone Rib Eye, Chipotle Caramelized Onions, Jack Cheese Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Local Corn with Green Chiles
– or –
Braised Pork Shoulder, Mulato Chili and Molasses, Cowboy Beans, Cipollini Onions, Green Apple, Pork Cracklings
– or –
Vegan Fodder, Scalloped Squash, Serrano Pico de Gallo, Sweet Potato Hash, Piquillo Pepper Reductio

Desserts:
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

May
27
Wed
Arizona History Dinners: Bob “Boze” Bell “Wyatt Earp in Hollywood: The Untold Story”
May 27 @ 5:00 pm

Web-Hist-dinner-2Wednesday, May 27:

Speaker:
Bob “Boze” Bell

Subject:
“Wyatt Earp in Hollywood: The Untold Story”

Appetizer:
Calabacitas salad with pickled Spanish onions, herb marinated tomatoes, and cotija cheese.

Entrée:
Pan-roasted diver scallops with New Mexico chile risotto, wilted arugula, and poblano-cucumber salsa.

Dessert:
Salted caramel swirl cheesecake, mesquite flour butter cookie and Perky Savory Coffee 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.


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”.
Jun
10
Wed
Arizona History Dinners: Wyatt Earp “The Gentleman Doc Holiday
Jun 10 @ 5:00 pm

Web-Hist-dinner-2Wednesday, June 10:

Speaker:
Wyatt Earp

Subject:
“The Gentleman Doc Holiday”

Appetizer:
Wild game charcuterie, house-made burrata cheese, local fig jam, and Navajo fry bread.

Entrée:
Mixed grill with petite filet of beef tenderloin and Arizona quail, spiced cholla buds, rainbow carrots, fingerling potato hash, and sherry-agave reduction.

Dessert:
Big Nose Kate’s Dutch oven apple plum cobbler topped with Arizona pecan streusel and spice cake squares.

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.


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”.
Jun
21
Sun
Father’s Day
Jun 21 @ 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Treat dad to a tasty Mesquite-wood fired steak for Father’s Day and let us do the grilling while he does the chilling!  Stay tuned for our specials…

Entree Special:
Mesquite wood-grilled tenderloin, Mexican white shrimp, Bacon caramelized onion marmalade, smoked cheddar and charred scallions, scalloped potatoes, local broccolini, habanero port reduction 46.

Dessert:
Bacon Maple Beer Cake: Light Beer Cake layered with maple pastry cream, crispy bacon pieces and boiled caramel icing. Served with sautéed apples and roasted peanut bark 11.

Grilled-Steaks

 

Jun
24
Wed
Arizona History Dinners: Dolan Ellis (Arizona’s Official State Balladeer) “Arizona Characters I Have Known”
Jun 24 @ 6:00 pm

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Wednesday, June 24:

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

Subject:
“Arizona Characters I Have Known
With over a million miles on his four wheel drive Jeeps, Dolan Ellis has spent a lifetime crisscrossing this state from one end to the other, meeting and getting to know its prospectors, cowboys, desert rats, and old-timers.  His ballads and stories, along with his award-winning large screen photography, will magically transport you to those special times and places of Arizona’s past.  You don’t want to miss this very special presentation.

Appetizer:
Gulf of California ceviche with bay shrimp and scallops, mango, pickled Fresno chili, watermelon, and tortilla crisps.

Entrée:
Anaheim lobster rellenos, manchamantel sauce, and Sonoran rice with stewed tomato and cilantro.

Dessert:
Vanilla bean flan with a medley of apricots, cherries and figs, served with almond brittle and dulce de leche caramel.

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.


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”.
Jul
3
Fri
Independence Day on the 3rd…?
Jul 3 @ 4:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Okay, so Cave Creek is special enough to have 2 firework shows, and it just so happens that the one on July 3rd is right outside our front door. So get an early start and join us on the 3rd of July. Independence Day with a bang up view!

Entree Special:
BBQ Mixed Grill: Braised and smoked baby back ribs, brisket and house-made wild game sausage, prickly pear habanero BBQ sauce, Jack cheese corn cake, Carolina cole slaw 34.

Dessert:
Red, White and Blue in a Mason Jar: Poached Strawberry and Raspberry Compote layered with Angel Food Cake squares and Fresh Blueberry Filling. Served with Lemon Shortbread Cookie Stars dipped in white chocolate 11.
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Jul
8
Wed
Arizona History Dinners: Marshall Trimble (Arizona’s Official State Historian) “Coronado’s Children: Arizona’s Lost Mines”
Jul 8 @ 5:00 pm

Web-Hist-dinner-2Wednesday, July 8:

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

Subject:
“Coronado’s Children: Arizona’s Lost Mines”

Appetizer:
Mesquite flour ravioli stuffed with fresh ricotta, Serrano chile, and roasted corn, with cilantro pesto cream.

Entrée:
Grilled duck trio, smoked garlic new potatoes, roasted summer squash, jalapeño and sage sweet potato puree, crushed pistachio, chicharrónes, and Saguaro fruit gastrique.

Dessert:
Brazo De Gitano – stacked torte with a crepe-like cookie filled with Mexican chocolate ganache, red raspberry jam and roasted pistachios.

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.


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”.
Jul
22
Wed
Arizona History Dinners: Bob Boze Bell “A New Look at Billy the Kid and the Lincoln County War”
Jul 22 @ 5:00 pm

Web-Hist-dinner-2Wednesday, July 22:

Speaker:
Bob “Boze” Bell

Subject:
“A New Look at Billy the Kid and the Lincoln County War”

Appetizer:
Pork and beef machaca tamale with black bean, corn, and ancho salsa.

Entrée:
Sunflower seed roasted Mt. Lassen trout, desert bean salad, lamb’s tongue lettuce, truffle corn crema, and Arizona pecan vinaigrette.

Dessert:
Sweet milk cake soaked in cajeta caramel with spiced slivered almonds, ancho chile-milk chocolate sauce, cactus fruit puree, and whipped crema.

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.


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
5
Wed
Arizona History Dinners: Lance Polingyouma “A History of the Native Southwest”
Aug 5 @ 5:00 pm

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

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.


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:

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.


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:

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.


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:

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.


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:

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.


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:

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.


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

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

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.


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”.