Experience AZ Magazine Archives

Go to Taco heaven at 7th Annual Taco Festival

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The 7th Annual Arizona Taco Festival is set to bring another year of fiesta fun with more than 50 teams competing for $10,000 in cash, while an expected 30,000 attendees nosh their way through more than 100 types of tacos throughout the weekend. Arizona Taco Festival, Sat. and Sun., Oct. 15 and 16, 11 a.m.… Read More →

Nerd nirvana: Bonus Round looks to tie community together

Arcade bar

If you’re looking to go where people know your name, you might want to head over to Phoenix’s new arcade bar, Bonus Round. You may not get greeted like it’s an episode of ‘Cheers’, but Jacob Rendel and James Goshow opened Bonus Round to create a community-based environment where folks can comfortably enjoy nerd culture with… Read More →

I scream! You scream! Creamistry coming to uptown

Creamistry

The popular chemistry inspired ice creamery, Creamistry is opening up an Uptown Phoenix location on July 11, right next door the Phoenix’s first ever Lou Malnati’s Pizza location. The ice cream shop will host a grand opening, with specials for the week of July 18 at the new uptown location, near Central Avenue and Camelback… Read More →

Pita Café coming to Collier Center

Downtown Phoenix

Pita Café, a fast-casual Greek and Mediterranean restaurant, is opening its third Arizona location in the Collier Center in downtown Phoenix, according to an announcement from the restaurant and RED Development. This will be Pita Cafe’s first location to Phoenix, with two existing locations currently open in Scottsdale. Pita Café will open in a 2,120 square foot… Read More →

Pedal Haus Brewery to close for renovations

Pedal Haus Brewery

The Euro-style bike themed brewery on Mill Ave. is closing temporarily for renovations to expand its brewery and restaurant. Pedal Haus Brewery, will be closed for an expansive remodel from June 27 to Sept. 26 with a re-grand opening scheduled for early October. The expanded restaurant, founded by acclaimed restaurateur Julian Wright of Fork and Dagger… Read More →

Scottsdale’s Sanctuary resort hosts cocktail showdown

Santucary resort

Bar Brawl, Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain’s own cocktail showdown, returns to jade bar this summer for a new round of bouts between the region’s top mixologists. The competition launches July 17 with match-ups at jade bar every Sunday at 8:30 p.m. Winners of the initial four battles will move on to semifinals on Aug. 14 and 21. A championship bout… Read More →

Celebrate shark week at SEA LIFE Arizona Aquarium

Shark Tank

Shark Week is set to return with a splash June 26 – July 2, and guests of SEA LIFE Arizona Aquarium can chew on an abundance of educational seminars, interactive exhibits and special artifacts throughout the week in honor of the occasion. In addition to shark-training and shark-identification talks targeting adults and children alike, the aquarium is home… Read More →

7 classic artists coming to Arizona soon

McDowell Mountain Music Festival

Many artists, new and old come to Arizona to perform before their fans. While some artists may be well past their prime, as they continue to tour, there are some that you’ll just keep coming to see. We’ve compiled a list of a few must see artists who rocked the hardest in another era, and… Read More →

20 Downtown Phoenix restaurants you should try out

Commercial Development - AZRE Magazine January/February 2012

Downtown Phoenix is home to a unique dining scene that only started to gain traction recently. There are a variety of great dining options here in Phoenix, but it can be so hard deciding where. We compiled a list of some great spots to check out during while you’re in downtown Phoenix. Just don’t forget… Read More →

Downtown Phoenix food scene continues to grow

downtown Phoenix food

The food scene in downtown Phoenix has gone to the next level and is thriving, opening up new opportunities for businesses and for people who like adventure. According to dtphx.org, there has been a plan to help create 60 new restaurants and bars downtown since 2008. And their research shows that from 2007-2013, revenue has… Read More →

Summer fun returns with Westgate Wednesdays

Westgate

Summer fun is coming back to the West Valley with Westgate Wednesdays returning to Westgate Entertainment District every Wednesday from now until August 10. The free, family-friendly series runs every Wednesday at Fountain Park from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., offering weekly themed events that draw hundreds of kids and parents to enjoy music, dancing, games and… 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 →

LUSTRE Rooftop Bar hosts Freedom Fourth Pool Party

Rooftop bar

The rooftop bar and pool deck at the Kimpton Hotel Palomar is going to be popping this Fourth of July as it hosts the Freedom Fourth Pool Party at LUSTRE Rooftop Bar in downtown Phoenix. On Saturday, July 2. folks will get to party and enjoy the pool starting at 11 a.m. Non-hotel guests have… Read More →

John Cleese, Eric Idle coming to Mesa Arts Center

Republican Presidential Debate at Mesa Arts Center

Still together again, Britain’s living legends of comedy, John Cleese and Eric Idle, announce their must see show John Cleese & Eric Idle: Together Again At Last…For The Very First Time in Mesa at Mesa Arts Center on November 21 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on-sale to the public Friday, June 17 at 10 a.m. In Together Again At Last…For The Very First Time, Cleese and Idle will blend scripted… Read More →