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Bitter & Twisted hydrates Super Bowl Central


Who:      Football fans, cocktail cravers and anyone else interested in celebrating the big game here in Arizona with a pop-up cocktail garden at Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour. What:     Housed in the heart of downtown Phoenix, the award-winning Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour is going all out for the big game as it hosts a pop-up Cocktail… Read More →

New restaurants opening at Westgate

Architectural Photography by Michael Baxter, Baxter Imaging LLC

The dining scene at Westgate Entertainment District now has even more to offer with the opening of four new restaurants including Fractured Prune, Hot N Juicy Crawfish, OPA Life Greek Café and Crave Gourmet Waffle Sandwiches. In two weeks, tens of thousands of people will descend on Westgate Entertainment District during the 2015 Pro Bowl,… Read More →

CityScape hosts festivities for Super Bowl XLIX

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Close to one million people will descend on CityScape and Downtown Phoenix when all of the action surrounding Super Bowl XLIX begins Wednesday, Jan. 28 through Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 1. While a variety of the hottest celebrity parties will take over many of the CityScape restaurants and bars for private events, there will be an… Read More →

Boulders brings craft beer to Fiesta District


Downtown Mesa and its rejuvenated Fiesta District joins Arizona’s growing craft beer community with the grand opening of Boulders on Southern. The celebration of the neighborhood craft beer bar and restaurant is Thursday, February 5 at 4pm and will include an official ribbon cutting with the Mesa Chamber of Commerce, along with food and drink… Read More →

Super Bowl fans get ‘Grand Canyon Experience’


The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee and National Bank of Arizona (NB|AZ) announced The Grand Canyon Experience Presented by NB|AZ, a super-sized, one-of-a-kind rock wall climbing experience for revelers who will visit Verizon Super Bowl Central in Downtown Phoenix, the week leading up to Super Bowl XLIX. The interactive experience, set to open January 28th,… Read More →

Beer for Brains’ event to benefit Barrow children

Epicuriad 2012 friends; Photo by: Sherry L. Butler | Sherry L. Butler Communications

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, Copyright: a href/ scukrov

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

Mercedes-Benz 540 K - Royce Rumsey photo

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


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


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


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


“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

Specialty Bread Company

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 →