Experience AZ Magazine Archives

Ocean Prime introduces “Flavors of Sonoma” menu

Ocean Prime's West Coast Oysters on the Half Shell

The fresh, luscious flavors of Sonoma Valley are coming from garden to plate at Ocean Prime Phoenix this summer. The award-winning restaurant is offering guests a Flavors of Sonoma seasonal menu starting today for a limited time. “Our selection of Sonoma-inspired culinary offerings provides guests a refined dining experience and a tasting of the Sonoma… Read More →

Grand Canyon Railway plans rare steam train event

Grand Canyon Railway

The Grand Canyon Railway (GCR) will run a rare all steam (no diesel helper) vintage passenger train as an extra train on Saturday, September 26, 2015 from Williams, AZ to the South Rim of The Grand Canyon. A photo run-by is scheduled. The special train will be powered by Locomotive No. 4960, a 1923 Baldwin… Read More →

Talking Stick offers chair massages in poker room

Talking Stick

Poker players can relax while playing Texas Hold ‘Em, Omaha Hi-Lo and 7-Card Stud at Talking Stick Resort. The Scottsdale, Arizona casino-resort has added seated chair massages to the menu of amenities available in The ARENA Poker Room, which also includes round-the-clock food and beverage offerings. Licensed massage therapists from The Spa at Talking Stick… Read More →

Royal Palms introduces ‘Babymoon’ package


Royal Palms Resort and Spa, A Destination Hotel, is introducing a new package – Babymoon Bliss – for expecting parents-to-be to take a well-deserved vacation before baby arrives. Babymoons, a pre-baby getaway, have gained in popularity as expectant parents seek out a stress-free, romantic trip before the sleeplessness nights begin. Couples in need of a… Read More →

Sanctuary will host Satori Meditation Retreat


Back by popular demand, Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain will host its second Satori Meditation Retreat Oct. 4-7, 2015. Led by master meditation instructor Sarah McLean, who has directed programs for Deepak Chopra and Byron Katie, among other notable figures, the exclusive retreat will rejuvenate, inspire, and guide guests to a peaceful and more fulfilling life. The… Read More →

Event showcases Valley’s top Italian chefs and wineries

Top 5 Italian Restaurants (Spring-Summer 2012)

Join the Italian Association on Friday, September 18, 2015 for one of the best culinary showcases Scottsdale has ever seen. This food and wine celebration will feature delicious bites from five Valley, top Italian chefs and wine tastings from five top Italian wineries. The event begins at 6 p.m. and goes until 9 p.m. at… Read More →

Pima Air & Space Museum hosts Night Wings program

Pima Air & Space Museum

The Pima Air & Space Museum will host its summer evening “Night Wings” program this Saturday, July 25, 2015, from 5-9pm. At this Saturdays “Night Wings”, The Pima Air & Space Museum will celebrate space exploration with guest from Paragon Space Development Corporation, World View Experience, University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Labs, and the… Read More →

Westgate will host National Dance Day Zumba party


This Saturday, get up and dance in celebration of National Dance Day at Westgate Entertainment District with a fun Zumba class from Zumba Tasha! The easy-to-follow dance and fitness party is a free, family-friendly event and is open to the public. Guests can register starting at 7pm on Saturday, July 25 with the Zumba class starting… Read More →

SOL Mexican Cocina offers Baja cuisine with a modern twist


When the food on a plate is so seductive that it’s devoured before it can be photographed and shared with the social media stratosphere, you know it’s something special. SOL Mexican Cocina in the Scottsdale Quarter is something special. Executive Chef Deborah Schneider has created bold, modern interpretations of traditional coastal Mexican cuisine with a… Read More →

Local Bistro celebrates re-grand opening

local bistro

Local Bistro, located at 20581 North Hayden Road in the Hayden Peak Crossing shopping plaza, has reopened its doors with a fully renovated interior and patio area as well as enhanced menus and generous weekly features. Local design architect and restaurant designer Ivonek Badilla, principal of EVODESIGN, and in collaboration with Todd Kessell of Platinum Commercial and… Read More →

Details announced for 2016 Devoured Culinary Classic

devour phoenix

Presented in partnership with Local First Arizona, Devour Phoenix, Phoenix Art Museum and the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance, the Devoured week of events featuring the seventh annual Devoured Culinary Classic will run from February 28 through March 6. The week long celebration of food and drink returns with an all-star lineup of local… Read More →

Wine Spectator honors Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain

123rf.com: Steve Cukrov

The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain is celebrating new recognition by Wine Spectator magazine, as the publication has awarded its prestigious 2015 Best Award of Excellence to CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar. Receiving the award for the second year in a row, CORE is among only 13 Arizona establishments to be so honored. “We are truly grateful… Read More →

Snow and ‘Frozen’ cool things off at CityScape

CityScape Phoenix

It may be hot in the Valley but things are cooling way down in the heart of downtown Phoenix during Cool Summer Nights at CityScape with snow, a snow slide, movies and more! As a part of Summer in the City from CityScape, Cool Summer Nights will offer guests two opportunities to gather in Patriots Park to watch a… Read More →

Sedona and Northern Arizona serve up wine trails

sedona wine fest

Arizona’s wine history goes back for hundreds of years – all the way to the Jesuit missionaries in the 16th century who planted grape vines to make wine for their ceremonies.  Much more recently, Arizona has gained recognition from wine experts for how its high desert climate, similar to that of California, can produce grapes… Read More →