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Experience AZ Magazine is the ultimate guide for both Arizona residents and tourists to see, feel, taste and experience the best that Arizona offers. We’ve chronicled and presented Arizona’s Top 5 in each category including tourist destinations, night life, dining, sports, music, theater, festivals and outdoor adventure. Enjoy and experience Arizona’s ultimate “bucket list” of things to do in Arizona.

Fogo de Chão Debuts New Happy Hour

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Starting October 22nd, Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse invites guests to ditch the conventional happy hour menu and experience a taste of Southern Brazil with Brazilian-inspired small plates, cocktails, wines, and beers. The Fogo de Chão happy hour menu is available Monday – Friday from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., at Fogo de Chão locations… Read More →

Talking Stick will host 3-day festival before mega events

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The Talking Stick Cultural & Entertainment Destination and the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community announced the Talking Stick Festival: A Destination Celebration, a three-day festival leading up to the many events taking place next year. The Talking Stick Festival will be held Jan. 22-24 of 2015, and is designed to introduce visitors and locals to… Read More →

PGA TOUR Superstore Opens 3rd Ariz. Store

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PGA TOUR Superstore announced the October 25 grand opening of its 20th retail store, which is located at 7000 East Mayo Blvd in North Scottsdale. The new store’s grand opening celebration, which includes $30,000 in product giveaways and a $10,000 grant to The First Tee of Scottsdale, marks the company’s third Arizona location (joining the… Read More →

Sanctuary Offers Holiday Perks in Sunny Scottsdale

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October 20, 2014 by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine | Featured | Play | Stay

Those keen to skip the chaos of “tis the season” need look no further than Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain. The award-winning Scottsdale resort, with mountain views that are serious competition for snow covered peaks, announces a host of options for holiday revelry. Sanctuary will offer two ways to enjoy Thanksgiving on Nov. 27 (reservations required):… Read More →

Talking Stick Launches Trolley Service

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The Talking Stick Cultural and Entertainment Destination and the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community announced extended season trolley service that will be offered to visitors in the city of Scottsdale and patrons of the Talking Stick Destination beginning this month. Complimentary Talking Stick trolley service will run 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday to Saturday… Read More →

Bryan’s Black Mountain BBQ chef announces expansion of hours, location

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It was only a matter of time before the BBQ force that is Chef Bryan Dooley expanded his brand in hours, size and products.  Bryan Dooley’s Black Mountain Barbecue will begin an expansion by adding Sunday to the daily roster, opening Tuesday through Sunday. The new hours will begin Nov. 2 through May 31, 2015  adding to the… Read More →

Barrett-Jackson revs up for auction week

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Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines. Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions™ rolls into town Jan. 10 – 18, and the 44th annual auction promises fast cars, big headlines, a jam-packed social calendar and an abundance of other surprises when it makes its triumphant return to Scottsdale, where it all started. Among the major… Read More →

It’s mushroom mania at Del Frisco’s Grille

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Del Frisco’s Grille can help you celebrate National Mushroom Day on October 15. Enjoy everybody’s favorite fungi with a Wild Mushroom Flatbread or Veal Meatloaf served with earthy, pan-braised wild mushrooms and bordelaise sauce. Here are the details: Who: Mushroom lovers, fungus fiends, and anyone else looking to celebrate National Mushroom Day offered at Del… Read More →

Coyotes Fan Deals at Westgate Start Tonight

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Westgate Entertainment District and the Arizona Coyotes have teamed up for the second consecutive year to present fans with pre-game entertainment and activities on the Westgate Plaza prior to the Coyotes Opening Night game on Thursday, October 9 versus the Winnipeg Jets and the team’s second home game against the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday,… Read More →

McCormick Scottsdale Reopens After Summer Renovations

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As part of multi-million dollar investments by Millennium Hotels and Resorts across many of its 14 North American properties, the brand announces the reopening of The McCormick Scottsdale, formerly Millennium Resort and Villas Scottsdale, following a six-month renovation. These upgrades come on the heels of renovations to Millennium Harvest House Boulder completed in the spring… Read More →

Topgolf’s Topgolf U Redefines Golf Lessons

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Golf entertainment leader Topgolf International, Inc. today launched Topgolf U, a new golf instructional program developed to help grow the game. With lessons starting at $20, Topgolf® aims to attract a wide audience of player hopefuls, from juniors to adults and novices to experts. Topgolf U combines the fun, high-energy environment of Topgolf with world-class,… Read More →

Hyatt Place at Chandler Fashion Square officially opens

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September 30, 2014 by in Experience AZ Magazine | Featured | Stay

Hyatt Hotels and Resorts  and Noble Investment Group  (“Noble”) announced the opening of Hyatt Place Phoenix/Chandler-Fashion Center  in the city of Chandler, Ariz. “As Chandler continues to thrive economically, we are excited to add to the momentum by welcoming the very first Hyatt-branded property to this growing area,” said Kristen Freeman, general manager, Hyatt Place… Read More →

Arizona Vineyard Expands, Releases New Wine

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September 30, 2014 by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine | Featured | Play

After being in business for five years and with multiple award-winning wines in their portfolio, Willcox-based Carlson Creek Vineyard just recently released their first-ever Merlot varietal. A 2012 vintage, aged in French and Hungarian oak barrels, this robust Merlot is highlighted by flavors of plum and cracked peppers with a lasting finish; a perfect pairing… Read More →

Valley dining spots welcome patio season

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September 29, 2014 by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine | Featured | Play

It’s fall which means the desert is starting to cool down! Restaurant and bar goers all over the Valley begin to seek out the best spots to indulge in the beautiful Arizona weather. But look no further— these local restaurants have Valley residents covered with killer patios throughout Metro Phoenix. TEMPE Thirsty Lion Pub &… Read More →

Arizona State Fair’s Mobile App Debuts

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September 29, 2014 by in Experience AZ Magazine | Featured | Play

In a continued effort to improve the guest experience, the Arizona State Fair launched a new mobile app free for download for iOS and Android. The app offers immediate access to information on attractions, rides, concerts, discounts, and all things Arizona State Fair. Guests can even find community stage schedules and contest winners for the… Read More →