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Beer for Brains’ event to benefit Barrow children

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The Beer for Brains Foundation’s EPICURIAD 2015 Food, Wine & Craft Beer Pairings Event includes an exciting face-off event between two local celebrity chefs, plus a large sampling of food, craft beer and wine from sixty chefs, breweries and vineyards in a wonderfully intimate setting. The Epicuriad VIP Chef Face-Off event begins at 6:30 p.m.… Read More →

Terry Bradshaw to be honored in Phoenix

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Hall of Famer, NFL quarterback and FOX NFL Sunday commentator, Terry Bradshaw, will get the full Friars comedy treatment as guest of honor at the next Friars Club Roast on Thursday, January 29 at a noon luncheon at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel, in Phoenix, Arizona. The one hour comedy roast, which will take place during the week of the Super… Read More →

Preview some of the cars at Russo and Steele

Following a highly successful 2014 auction season, the entire team at Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions has now began 2015 with a bang in Scottsdale, Arizona, where they kicked off celebrations and events marking their 15th Anniversary in business. Founded in 2001 by Drew Alcazar and his wife Josephine, Russo and Steele was rooted from… Read More →

Arizona Concours d’Elegance awards

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A 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Sport Cabriolet A has won Best of Show at the second annual Arizona Concours d’Elegance, held Sunday, January 11, at the Arizona Biltmore Resort. The spectacular pre-war cabriolet, owned by Thomas Taffet of Chatsworth, California, was brought to the Arizona Concours by the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center.  The 540K earlier won… Read More →

First Annual Brewers Bowl to Kick Off

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On Saturday, January 31 from 5 to 10 p.m., Bad Water Brewing is hosting the first annual “Brewers Bowl” craft beer festival in the heart of Downtown Scottsdale. Created to showcase the burgeoning craft beer scene in Arizona, the event will feature at least 15 local breweries, plus live music and food trucks. The Brewers Bowl will benefit the Paradise Valley… Read More →

Enjoy ‘Love On The Rocks’ At Hilton Sedona

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Hilton Sedona Resort & Spa is delivering the ultimate in romance amidst the stunning red rocks of Sedona just in time for Valentine’s Day with the “Love On The Rocks” package. Loaded with all you need for romance, the “Love On The Rocks” package is priced from $329 per night and includes two-nights in a… Read More →

How to play golf with a celebrity

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What: Legends of the Game Golf Classic  When: Tuesday, January 27, 2015: Private Sponsor/Celebrity/Player Cocktail Party & Auction Wednesday, January 28, 2015: Registration/Breakfast: 8:30 AM, Shotgun start: 10:30 AM; followed by awards dinner ceremony Where: Whirlwind Golf Club at Wild Horse Pass, 5692 W North Loop Rd, Chandler, AZ 85226   The Tournament: Five Man Scramble Tournament: Four amateur players… Read More →

‘Spa Biltmore’ debuts after resort renovation

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“The spa has been transformed with changes from our name and ambiance to our innovative treatment menu and wellness concepts,” explained our Director of Spa and Recreation Leslie Johnson.  “Our guests will find a new resource to be inspired, be active and be well.” A floor-to-ceiling remodeling of the interior created a comfortable and soothing… Read More →

Rise Up Bakery opens in Gilbert

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From freshly baked bread to delectable scones, muffins and cinnamon rolls, Rise Up Bakery opened their doors to the public in December, providing a cozy, neighborhood bakery to the Gilbert community. Husband and wife, Jay and Danielle Lunt owned a successful bakery in Las Vegas for nearly 10 years, which they sold after deciding to move to… Read More →

How to capitalize on Arizona’s spa industry

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Arizona businesses are well positioned to capitalize on the development and growth of the spa and wellness marketplace. Once considered an amenity, the demand for spa and wellness experiences has grown exponentially over the last 10 years. This is directly tied to the enormous emphasis being placed on wellness and lifestyle programs in today’s spa environment.… Read More →

El Hefe Scottsdale re-opens New Year’s Eve

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Riot Hospitality Group (RHG) celebrates the re-opening of El Hefe Super Macho Taqueria in Scottsdale on New Year’s Eve, Wednesday, December 31. The award-winning restaurant and bar concept will re-open to ring in the new year after being closed for four months while undergoing major renovations. The festivities will begin with a ribbon cutting ceremony… Read More →

Arizona Biltmore renovates more than 400 rooms

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The Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort has launched a multi-million-dollar renovation that will offer guests modern and refined accommodations, while preserving the historic architecture and design that distinguish the grand dame of Phoenix. The resort is re-mastering guest rooms and suites, meeting spaces, ballrooms, pre-function rooms, spa and salon, as well as the prohibition-era… Read More →

New restaurant, Tapacubo, opens in Tempe

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Graduate Tempe announced the opening of Tapacubo, the hotel’s Mexican street food outpost, on December 5, 2014. Located at the hotel at 225 East Apache Boulevard, Tapacubo’s flavorful menu presents a variety of handcrafted South of the Border classics including tacos, tortas and arepas along with an extensive beverage list. Executive Chef Brian Archibald has… Read More →

The 5 most haunted places in Arizona

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Just in time for Halloween, we thought you might like to consider a ghostly visit to one of the five most haunted places in Arizona. Hotel San Carlos, 202 N. Central Ave. Phoenix Blood splattered on Leone Jensen’s white gown as she hit the pavement from the rooftop of the seven-story hotel. Heartbroken and lonely,… Read More →