Experience AZ Magazine Archives

Study: Arizona monsoon storms fewer but more extreme

Monsoon season now brings more extreme wind and rain to central and southwestern Arizona than in the past, according to new research led by the University of Arizona. Although there are now fewer storms, the largest monsoon thunderstorms bring heavier rain and stronger winds than did the monsoon storms of 60 years ago, the scientists… Read More →

Talking Stick Resort will host Arizona State Poker Championship

In only a month, poker players from across the State and across the Country will converge on The ARENA Poker Room at Talking Stick Resort for the annual Arizona State Poker Championship. Kicking off on Friday, Aug. 11, the No Limit Hold’em tournament, now in its 13th year, will feature a prize pool of more… Read More →

Shula’s Steak House earns Award of Excellence by Wine Spectator

Shula’s Steak House at Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino has been awarded the 2017 Award of Excellence by Wine Spectator’s Restaurant Awards Program for the sixth consecutive year. Wine Spectator’s Restaurant Awards recognizes restaurants whose wine lists offer interesting selections, are appropriate to their cuisine and appeal to a wide range of wine lovers.… Read More →

Bungee workout has legs shaking in the Valley

People who walk into Tough Lotus for the Bungee Workout class often have the same reaction. “It’s crazy,” said Amanda Paige, owner and operator of the fitness gym. “First of all, you’ll see it and you think it’s going to be so much fun and it doesn’t look like it’s going to be that hard.… Read More →

10 must-have summer accessories for women of the Valley

I won’t lament too much about the miserable, roasting heat of an Arizona summer, as I would assuredly be preaching to the choir. Instead, I offer my female audience a list packed with summer essentials to help beat the heat, pamper the soul (and face) and proliferate and enhance the more positive perks of our steamy “Ditat… Read More →

San Diego-based Rubicon Deli expands to Arizona

Rubicon Deli, an award-winning San Diego-based fast-casual sandwich restaurant, is set to open two locations in Arizona – one on Scottsdale Road and Acoma Drive in Scottsdale, and the other on Central and Virginia avenues in Phoenix. Currently, Rubicon has four locations in San Diego and Reno, Nev. Soon, they will have two locations in… Read More →

Hotel Adeline will debut 10KSF of meeting space

Hotel Adeline is the stylish new boutique hotel coming to Scottsdale, Arizona in fall 2017. Following a $12 million renovation, the contemporary urban retreat will debut nearly 10,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor private event space. The 4.5-acre property will quickly become one of the most sought-after venues for groups seeking a unique boutique… Read More →

Review: Eddie Merlot’s is a cut above the rest

Eddie Merlot’sis the epitome of the classic steakhouse, but with a modern twist. Don’t let the strip-mall setting throw you off. When you walk into the doors at Eddie Merlot’s, you will be welcomed by a contemporary space that creates an elegant setting with bright natural light, light colors and lots of glass. This isn’t… Read More →

Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market returns in September

Vintage lovers and home décor enthusiasts are invited to attend Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market September 15-17, 2017 at WestWorld in Scottsdale.  Known for the quality of its vendors and the curation of the items being sold, attendees will be able to shop from over 170 of the best curators selling all things chippy,… Read More →

D-backs offering free tickets to kids July 21-23

The D-backs are offering free tickets for kids 15 and under to celebrate summer and kick off the second half of the 2017 season. The offer is valid for the weekend series beginning Friday, July 21 through Sunday, July 23. Fans can receive up to two free kids tickets with the purchase of a full-price… Read More →

OdySea in the Desert adds Bumper Boats

All Aboard!  OdySea in the Desert unveils their newest attraction—“OdySea Bumper Boats.”  Now children can enjoy another indoor attraction and get a respite from the summer heat.  The Bumper Boats attraction is conveniently located just steps away from the popular Aquarium.    The experience begins as children are appointed “captain” and they board their own colored ship… Read More →

Ranking Arizona: Top 10 steakhouses

Here are the Top 10 steakhouses in Arizona— or steaks/chops restaurants — based on public voting for the 2017 edition of Ranking Arizona, the state’s biggest and most comprehensive business opinion poll. Ranking Arizona is based purely on opinion and ranks companies based how voters answer this simple question: with whom would you recommend doing… Read More →

Club Pilates coming to The Shoppes Gainey Ranch

Club Pilates, the nation’s largest premium Pilates franchise, is getting ready to celebrate its official grand opening in Scottsdale on Saturday, July 29 and Sunday, July 30. Located at 8787 N. Scottsdale Rd., Suite 232 at The Shoppes Gainey Ranch, the new boutique studio offers a total body workout that help with posture, balance, flexibility… Read More →

Arizona Challenger Space Center plans to relocate

The Arizona Challenger Space Center, an organization created by the surviving families of the Challenger Space Shuttle disaster, today announced the Peoria Center’s relocation after its closure to the public on August 5th.  Opened in 2000, the Arizona Challenger Space Center is currently working with building owner Kevin Knight to find a new location and strives… Read More →