Experience AZ Magazine Archives

Chef Lisa Dahl’s marks anniversary of Mariposa


In celebration of the one-year anniversary of Chef Lisa Dahl’s Mariposa Latin Inspired Grill, Sedona’s most talked-about fine dining destination that explores South American-inspired cuisine will host a special wine dinner featuring Justin Wine on June 20. Mariposa marks Dahl’s fourth restaurant in Sedona after nearly 20 years cultivating and creating the city’s fine dining scene. The evening will be especially meaningful, since Dahl was one of… Read More →

Bartlett Lake Marina opens Bartlett Lake Grill

Bartlett Lake

The Bartlett Lake Marina opened up the Bartlett Lake Grill, the newest spot at Bartlett lake where folks can get their fill, on BBQ pulled-pork sandwiches and more. Co-owner and Operator of the marina, Eric Church, opened the restaurant just in time for Memorial Day, when lake-goers use the extra day off to have some boating fun.… Read More →

Arizona resorts offer hot staycation deals

The Boulders Resort & Spa

Arizona is home to some of the world’s most fantastic pools, luxurious spas, romantic retreats, spectacular golf courses and best restaurants. So if you need a summer getaway, why not save money and take advantage of staycation deals? Forget about flight delays and rental cars because many of Arizona’s award-winning hotels and resorts offer summer deals that… Read More →

Westgate will host free ‘Fútbol Fiesta’ for soccer fans

Westgate entertainment district

For the first time in 100 years, the best soccer teams from North, Central and South America will take over 10 U.S. cities, including Glendale, Ariz., during Copa America Centenario from June 3 through June 26.  For game-day fun, soccer enthusiasts are invited to Westgate Entertainment District during all three days of the Glendale-based portion of… Read More →

Celebrate all things Italian at MIM in June


The time has come for the Musical Instrument Museum’s (MIM) one-of-a-kind exhibition “Stradivarius: Origins and Legacy of the Greatest Violin Maker” to close and MIM is ending the exhibition with an exciting cadenza. On June 4 and 5, come to MIM and “Experience Italy” with music, culture, food and more. Delight in an Italian Clarinet Classics performance as… Read More →

Martina McBride coming to Celebrity Theatre

Martina McBride

Powerhouse country music singer-songwriter-producer Martina McBride hits the road in support of her 13th studio album with a concert at 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 28th at the historic Celebrity Theatre. Multiple Grammy nominee Martina McBride has sold over 18 million albums to date, charting 20 Top 10 singles and six #1 hits. Her thirteenth… Read More →

CityScape will host Phoenix Comicon pre-party

CityScape_Patriots Park (Low Res)

Attention all comic-enthusiasts! This year’s journey to Comicon is beginning with the “Quest Fest” Pre-Party hosted by CityScape Phoenix. Just two blocks away from the Phoenix Convention Center, CityScape will transform into a comic-lover’s dream with the “Quest Fest” 2016 Costume Contest, specials at select tenants, prizes and a screening of The Goonies. Also, during all… Read More →

Fairmont Scottsdale Princess opening Sunset Beach, new rooms

Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

Dreams of lazy days with toes in the sands of paradise is a reality at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess starting Memorial Day weekend, when this AAA Five Diamond resort opens its sixth and largest pool – Sunset Beach – with 830 tons of white sand, glamorous cabanas and 102 luxurious new guest rooms, further making this resort… Read More →

Summer deals and neighborhood fun at Drexyl

Drexel Modern American

Drexyl Modern American is introducing Neighborhood Night and Summer specials this June through September, and it sounds delicious. From June 1st to September 1st enjoy the following deals at Drexyl: Sunday and Tuesday: half off select bottles of wine Wednesday: Neighborhood Night featuring Slow Roasted Prime Rib (9 oz. $23, 12 oz. $28) with two sides… Read More →

CopperWynd Resort offers summer staycation deal


CopperWynd Resort & Club announces a sizzling “Some Like It Hotter” deal for an Arizona summer vacation filled with leisure and fitness activities. “Summer in Phoenix and Scottsdale is a reality. It is a vastly more beautiful reality from our foothills elevation of 2500 feet,” said Owner Bill Hinz. “The views of the pristine Sonoran… Read More →

Fun May events at The Orchard PHX

The Orchard PHX

The Orchard PHX is a two acre venue located at 7100 N 12th St. in Phoenix, and is hosting several events for the month of May. There are three concepts at The Orchard PHX: Pomelo (full-service restaurant), Luci’s at The Orchard (the market) and Splurge (ice cream and candy shop). Currently, Pomelo is open and the other two venues are set to open soon. Wine Tasting… Read More →

El Cisne: Where Italy meets Mexico


This month, Tucson favorite El Cisne (“the swan”), at Swan Road and Sunrise Drive, unveils three new seasonal additions to its menu which represent a little known facet of Mexican dining—Italian fare with a Mexican twist. It is in this spirit El Cisne will feature Fettuccini Pasta Bolognesa, Fettuccini Pasta Alfredo and Chile en Nogada… Read More →

Teen business bootcamp and more THINKspot this summer


Unleash your creativity with THINKspot this summer. THINKspot, located at the Red Mountain Library, 635 N. Power Rd. will be holding a series of summer workshops designed for teenagers 12 and up. The summer events include: Film Camp – June 13-23 Learn the basics of filmmaking, from brainstorming ideas, acting, script writing, to film production,… Read More →

Hyatt Regency Scottsdale named ‘Family Favorite’


TripAdvisor’s family travel site, Family Vacation Critic, has once again named Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa a “2016 Family Vacation Critic Favorite” based on expert and consumer feedback. “This list of winners helps families narrow down the multitude of hotel options available, to find those that truly meet the needs of family travelers,” explained… Read More →