Experience AZ Magazine Archives

SaltRock Now Open at Sedona’s Amara

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September 22, 2014 by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine | Featured | Play | Stay

A new restaurant, SaltRock, has opened as the signature dining destination at Kimpton’s Amara Resort & Spa in Sedona, lead by Executive Chef Massimo De Francesca. SaltRock offers Southwest-inspired cuisine marrying the fresh, light and seasonal approach to California cooking with culinary traditions and ingredients of the Southwest and Verde Valley. SaltRock serves breakfast, lunch… Read More →

Hotel Palomar offers chic urban weddings

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September 18, 2014 by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine | Featured | Play | Stay

At Kimpton’s Hotel Palomar Phoenix no two weddings ever feel the same thanks to the variety of unique indoor and outdoor settings, locally-inspired food and beverage options, high design and more, that come together to make every moment, every bite and every stylish detail all about a memorable “I do.” What makes a wedding at… Read More →

Insider’s View dinner series returns to Different Pointe of View

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Different Pointe of View, the AAA Four Diamond mountaintop restaurant renowned for approachable fine dining with spectacular views of the Valley, will host top winemakers from across the globe for seven exclusive Insider’s View Dinner experiences starting later this month. The monthly, chef-led dinners offer one of the most up-close and intimate food and wine… Read More →

Arizona Theatre Company opens season with laughs

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September 17, 2014 by in Experience AZ Magazine | Featured | Play

Arizona Theatre Company opens the 2014-15 season with the Arizona premiere of the hilarious comedy of ill manners, the 2013 Tony Award winner for Best Play, “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” from Oct. 9-26 at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe in downtown Phoenix. The show is directed by Joel Sass, the… Read More →

Phoenix Urban Ale Trail, One Direction + more things to do

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September 16, 2014 by in Blogs | Experience AZ Magazine | Featured | Play

Boy bands, brews cruise, ballet under the stars and much more to do this weekend! 9/16: One Direction The British boy-band One Direction is taking over Glendale and a swarm of screaming teenage girls is sure to follow. With three albums that have debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard charts, the concert is sure… Read More →

Tickets on sale for Pumpkin Patch Train Ride

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September 16, 2014 by in Experience AZ Magazine | Play

There is a pumpkin patch that you can only get to by train, where pumpkins for the picking abound. Activities at the historic Grand Canyon Railway Depot in Williams, Ariz., include a haunted railway car, a hay bale maze, and pumpkin arts and crafts in the Harvest Room. Reserved tickets are now on sale for… Read More →

Clever Koi rolls out $5 BYOB lunch

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September 16, 2014 by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine

Calling all commuters, worker bees and office drones. Spice up your workday, or any day, with Clever Koi’s first-ever lunch menu. Offered daily from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. starting on October 1, this compact yet craveable menu is centered on a selection of $5 Build Your Own Bowl dishes. To order, guests simply pair… Read More →

The Dish: National Guacamole Day

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It’s no secret that Americans love their food. Following suit of our country’s beloved foodstuffs, the Mexican cuisine-inspired green mash known as guacamole has its own day — September 16.  If this isn’t the best excuse to eat guac on a spoon, we don’t know what is. If you’re anything like us, guacamole is a… Read More →

Foodie Faire at Kierland Commons benefits foster care

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September 13, 2014 by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine

Arizona Friends of Foster Care Children (AFFCF) is hosting their annual “AFFCF Foster Care Foodie Faire” on Sunday, November 23 from Noon – 3 p.m. at the Kierland Commons, 15205 North Kierland Boulevard, in Scottsdale. The Foodie Faire is a gourmet picnic on wheels featuring the finest in food truck cuisine along with children’s activities,… Read More →

Linkin Park, Steve-O, a taco fest + more to do

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September 10, 2014 by in Experience AZ Magazine | Featured

9/10: Linkin Park and Thirty Seconds to Mars The Carnivores Tour is stopping by US Airways Center with Linkin Park, Thirty Seconds to Mars and AFI for a show that’ll take many a Phoenician back to the height of emo and male eyeliner. The tour is meant to support Linkin Park’s sixth album and Thirty Seconds to Mars’… Read More →

Queen Creek Olive Mill hosts Harvest Festival

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September 10, 2014 by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine

The Queen Creek Olive Mill is partnering with Phoenix area food trucks for a fun weekend of festivities celebrating the opening weekend of their annual Harvest Festival. Harvest Festival is when the Mill hand harvests the olive trees and then presses olives into making extra virgin olive oil. The Queen Creek Olive Mill is Arizona’s… Read More →

Local pizzerias toss pies for childhood literacy

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Eating pizza will be more than just a night out for dinner in the Valley this October. KidsRead USA, a childhood literacy program that provides books for children whose families cannot afford them, is teaming up with Valley restaurants to raise money for children in need with the Pizza My Heart for KidsRead USA Challenge… Read More →

Variety marks Arizona State Fair concert series

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Variety has always been the spice of the Arizona State Fair Concert Series, and this year is no exception. Fairgoers can rock out at shows by Barenaked Ladies, Weezer, Queens of the Stone Age, and John Fogerty or get down with such country stars as Justin Moore, Darius Rucker, and Josh Turner. Additional musical options… Read More →

Biltmore puts guests into Ferrari driver’s seat

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September 9, 2014 by in Experience AZ Magazine | Stay

Guests of the Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort can shift into high-gear excitement behind the wheel of three of the world’s most exclusive super cars – including a Ferrari, McLaren and Porsche – on the ultimate driving tour guided by a professional race car driver. With the Waldorf Astoria Driving Experience, Biltmore guests will… Read More →