Experience AZ Magazine Archives

Hermosa Inn launches Conversations in Fashion Series

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After launching this series earlier in the year with designers Badgley Mischka, the luxury boutique resort The Hermosa Inn and its legendary restaurant LON’s at the Hermosa is continuing Conversations in Fashion, a series created in partnership with the Phoenix Art Museum’s Arizona Costume Institute that features design-focused cocktail hours, book signings and intimate Q&A’s with… Read More →

AOT awards Sedona nearly $100K in contest


Arizona destinations and partners, including the Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau, met at the annual Arizona Governor’s Conference on Tourism hosted by the Arizona Office of Tourism to strengthen, educate and enhance the industry. For the first time ever, the Arizona Office of Tourism created a “Grand Pitch” contest, which awarded the best… Read More →

Ringo Starr brings his All Starr Band to Phoenix


Danny Zelisko will present Ringo Starr And His All Starr Band at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 15th at the historic Celebrity Theatre. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, August 5th.  Ringo Starr and his All Starr line-up is his 12th and longest-tenured group featuring Todd Rundgren, Gregg Rolie, Steve Lukather, Richard Page, Warren Ham and Gregg Bissonette. Ringo and his All-Star Band just added… Read More →

Embassy Suites Scottsdale finishes $25M renovation

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The last piece of art has been hung, the last section of paint dry. After a year and a half, $25 million and seemingly infinite amounts of carpet, tile, paint, plaster, furniture and dedicated staff hours, the former Chaparral Suites Scottsdale is now officially the Embassy Suites by Hilton Scottsdale Resort, Scottsdale’s newest all-suite resort… Read More →

Diamondbacks will offer $1 hot dogs in August

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The Arizona Diamondbacks will offer $1 hot dogs at every Tuesday home game in the month of August. The $1 hot dogs will be available at select Doubleheaders locations throughout the ballpark. There have been many deals going on at Arizona Diamondbacks games. This season, the D-backs launched #TealTuesdays in which fans are encouraged to… Read More →

Wine Spectator dinner celebrates Quiessence at The Farm

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Quiessence at The Farm has been bestowed with the Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator Magazine. To celebrate this prominent award,Quiessence’s wine program creator, Chef Dustin Christofolo will be holding a “Spectator Sips” wine dinner on Wednesday, September 28, at 6:30 pm. This dinner will be $89-per-person and up, and will include four courses and… Read More →

The Original Gino’s East coming to Phoenix

Original Gino's East

Chicago favorite, The Original Gino’s East, is opening its first Arizona location in Phoenix’s Arcadia neighborhood, towards the end of the year, at 3626 E. Indian School Rd. Celebrating 50 years in the business after opening its doors in 1966 at 162 E. Superior St. in Chicago, the family-owned Gino’s East has restaurants located across Chicagoland, Wisconsin, Texas and… Read More →

Nonprofit restaurant concept opens in Phoenix


A nonprofit restaurant that uses its proceeds to bring chef-inspired meals to cancer patients in the valley, opened in Phoenix near Shea Boulevard and 36th Street. The Joy Bus Diner will serve hearty, made-to-order breakfast and lunch fare served Tuesday through Sunday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Every cent earned will be used to support The Joy Bus, a local… Read More →

Royal Palms is now part of Unbound Collection by Hyatt


Phoenix’s Royal Palms, located near Camelback Road and 54th Street, joined the state’s local Hyatt Properties as part of its Unbound Collection. Geoff Gray has been named general manager of The Royal Palms Resort and Spa in Phoenix. Royal Palms joins the Hyatt Regency Phoenix and Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch. Andaz Scottsdale… Read More →

Sedona’s Dahl Restaurant Group sweeps wine awards


All three of Chef Lisa Dahl’s fine dining restaurants in Sedona, including Dahl & Di LucaRistorante Italiano, Cucina Rustica and Mariposa – Latin Inspired Grill, received the 2016 “Award of Excellence” by Wine Spectator, the world’s leading authority on wine. Chef Dahl’s restaurants are among just seven restaurants in Sedona that received this year’s coveted “Award of Excellence.” Her newest restaurant, Mariposa Latin-Inspired Grill, was recognized for the first… Read More →

2nd Annual Phoenix Pizza Festival date set

Phoenix Pizza Festival

The 2nd Annual Phoenix Pizza Festival is set for Saturday, November 19, 2016. The event immediately outgrew the 2015 location of Civic Space Park and has found a new home at Margaret T. Hance Park, adjacent to Burton Barr Central Library in downtown Phoenix. With limited tickets available, the inaugural Phoenix Pizza Festival sold out before… Read More →

400 expected to celebrate Dance Day at Westgate


In honor of National Dance Day on July 30, grab your dancing shoes and head to Westgate Entertainment District for a free outdoor Zumba class. More than 400 dance-enthusiasts of all skill levels and ages are expected to join Zumba Tasha and shake things up at the easy-to-follow dance and fitness party. After an uplifting workout,… Read More →

Pima Air & Space Museum kicks off ‘Night Wings’ program

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The Pima Air & Space Museum will kick-off its summer evening “Night Wings” program this Saturday, July 23, 2016, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. At this Saturday’s “Night Wings”, The Pima Air & Space Museum will debut its new Seek, Do and Win – Activity Stations. These hands-on educational activity stations will be stationed… Read More →

Fall Arizona Restaurant Week returns Sept. 16-25

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Arizona Restaurant Association’s Fall Arizona Restaurant Week (ARW) is back for its 9th season to recognize the Valley of the Sun’s epic cuisine for ten nights from September 16-25. During Fall ARW, more than 200 participating restaurants will offer a three-course prix-fixe menu for just $33 or $44 per person, excluding beverages, tax and gratuity unless otherwise… Read More →