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About Experience AZ

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.

Out West Balloon Fest coming to Glendale

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On March 6, 7 and 8, join Out West Balloon Fest and Fun Run at the University of Phoenix in Glendale, Ariz for a weekend filled with much more than hot air.  They will kick off the weekend with a Friday night balloon glow and then more to come through the weekend. From bumblebees, to… Read More →

New Chicken & Waffles concept opens in Tempe

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Jorge’s Chicken & Waffles recently opened at 1212 E. Apache Blvd. in Tempe. This restaurant puts a spin on your average chicken and waffles with a spicy twist. The fusion of soul food blended with Mexican ingredients makes Jorge’s like no other spot in the country. To celebrate the opening, Jorge’s is offering their Belgian… Read More →

The Hermosa Inn introduces butler service

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The luxury boutique hideaway, The Hermosa Inn, has taken a step towards a higher level of luxury for their guests by becoming the first resort in the greater Phoenix area to offer butler service as an optional amenity. Both discreet and anticipatory, the Inn’s butler service creates a one-of-a-kind experience for the discriminating guest looking… Read More →

Vincent Market event raising money to fight heart disease

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February 27, 2015 by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine | Featured

Vincent Market Bistro will be hosting a fundraiser for the American Heart Association on March 1 and all gratuities will go towards the AHA. The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest, largest voluntary organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular diseases and stroke.     At the event, two partners from the law firm of Snell & Wilmer — Chuck Hauff,… Read More →

Spring Arizona Restaurant Week returns May 15-25

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February 26, 2015 by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine | Featured | Play

Spring Arizona Restaurant Week (ARW), held May 15-25 will be a prime opportunity to check out hot new restaurants or rediscover old favorites. During the Spring edition of ARW, more than 100 Phoenix restaurants will offer a selection of chef-curated, specialty menus priced at $33 or $44 per person, excluding beverages, tax and gratuity unless… Read More →

Grammy-winning Phoenix Chorale plans album release party

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           The GRAMMY® Award-winning conductor Charles Bruffy brings together his two professional choirs, the Phoenix Chorale and Kansas City Chorale, for this recording of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s All-night Vigil (RACHparty.com). The scheduled release date on the Chandos label marks the 100th anniversary of the world premiere of the work given by the Moscow Synodal Choir on March 10, 1915.  … Read More →

Orangetheory Fitness will open at CityScape

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February 25, 2015 by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine | Featured | Play | Stay

On the heels of the recent openings of GrabbaGreen, Fractured Prune Doughnut and EOS Fitness, CityScape Phoenix will welcome yet another new tenant in late April when Orangetheory Fitness opens its doors. The fast-growing, national fitness franchise has 19 existing or planned locations across the Valley and this new 3,150 square-foot studio at CityScape will… Read More →

Scottsdale’s Sanctuary on Camelback offers a taste

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Those looking to kick the Sunday blues (or blow off some mid-week steam) can enjoy a taste of the good life at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain’s jade bar and elements restaurant. The resort’s chill beats and cool drinks are a natural winter antidote – available seven days a week. Monday through Sunday:  The Pour, jade bar’s premium daily happy hour… Read More →

Arizona-local celebrities dance for charity

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Over 600,000 Arizonans are living with kidney disease. You can help raise awareness for the cause by cheering on local dancers as they strut their stuff at the National Kidney Foundation of Arizona’s 9th annual “Dancing with the Stars Arizona”. The charity dance competition will be held Friday, February 20, at the Arizona Biltmore. This… Read More →

RA Sushi rolls out seasonal menu

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February 20, 2015 by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine | Featured

The start of a new year is the perfect time to get adventurous and try something new! For the winter months, RA Sushi Bar Restaurant has unveiled a seasonal menu featuring creative appetizers, sushi rolls, entrees, and cocktails, plus new sake. All five Valley RA Sushi locations are serving these new menu items from now through the end of April. A… Read More →

What’s new At Salt River Fields in 2015?

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The Arizona Diamondbacks will host Arizona State University for the first game in 2015 at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick on March 3 and fans will have much to look forward to at the D-backs’ award-winning Spring Training facility, including a 3-D printer and a food truck featured on the hit TV show “Shark… Read More →

Scramble launches cooking class for kids

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February 16, 2015 by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine | Featured | Play

Given the ongoing demand for local products combined with the popularity of cooking shows for all ages, Scramble – A Breakfast Joint’s Scottsdale location is launching “Think Global — Eat Local” Junior Edition for 2015. “Think Global — Eat Local” Junior Edition will include: –         Quarterly cooking classes for youths ages 6 to 16 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the… Read More →

Texaz Grill celebrates National Chili Day

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Enjoy “all you can eat” chili, from 11 am – 4 pm for $7.50 on Thursday, February 26 Who:   Chili enthusiasts, steak lovers and anyone looking for a bowl of chili that’s as big as Texas. What: Did you know that chili (aka chili con carne) originated right here in the Southwest, with San Antonio,… Read More →

Legoland Discovery Center coming to Arizona Mills

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Global leisure giant Merlin Entertainments and The Mills, a Simon company, today, announced plans to open a LEGOLAND Discovery Center (LDC) at Arizona Mills. LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Phoenix will be Merlin’s seventh LDC to open in the USA and reflects the success of the concept and the huge and enduring appeal of the LEGO brick.… Read More →

Dove Mountain gets S. Arizona’s 1st 5-star rating

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February 12, 2015 by in Experience AZ Magazine | Featured | Play | Stay

Forbes Travel Guide today unveiled its annual Star Rating list, naming The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain a new Five Star hotel. The 253-room adventure, spa and golf resort near Tucson, Arizona is the latest addition to the prestigious ratings, which have been considered the gold standard in luxury hospitality since 1958. The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain is… Read More →