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Top 5: Places to celebrate National Tequila Day

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July 24 is National Tequila Day, a celebration that we find pairs best with some delicious Mexican food. We’ve rounded up five restaurants with multiple locations Valleywide that will serve a fabulous entree on the side of your margaritathon. Macayo’s This Phoenix mainstay — established in 1946 by Woody and Victoria Johnson — has 14… Read More →

Kimpton plans New Sedona Restaurant

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A new restaurant, SaltRock, is opening this September when Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants unveils its signature dining destination at Amara Resort & Spa in Sedona, Ariz., now undergoing a property-wide redesign, where Chef Massimo De Francesca has just been appointed executive chef. Chef Massimo is currently the executive chef at Taggia, located at Kimpton’s FireSky… Read More →

Different Pointe of View’s summer menu is breathtaking

Different Pointe of View

On the summit of Phoenix’s North Mountain sits a restaurant that serves up culinary experience that rivals the dining room’s breathtaking view. Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort’s Different Pointe of View restaurant (11111 N. 7th St.) sits on the edge of the cliff, where an open-air patio looks out over the Valley of the Sun. It… Read More →

The Herb Box brings back summer supper club

Pork Meatball Bahn Mi

This summer, take a culinary adventure around the world without leaving the Valley during The Herb Box’s third annual Summer Supper Club Series. From July 8 to August 27, every Tuesday and Wednesday evening, The Herb Box at Southbridge and DC Ranch will serve a weekly changing, themed prix fixe menu of casual summer specials… Read More →

Scottsdale ranked second-best ‘foodie’ city in U.S.

Savory Scottsdale

Culinary enthusiasts in Scottsdale can take pride, as their city was named the second-best city for “foodies” in the U.S., according to a survey released Monday. The top-10 list from Livability.com, a website that analyzes the nation’s most livable small to mid-sized cities, put Scottsdale just behind New Haven, Connecticut, as a home for creative… Read More →

Stockyards celebrates 60th anniversary of saloon

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This summer, The Stockyards Restaurant, which opened in 1947, and then suffered a devastating fire in 1953, is celebrating the 60 year anniversary of the grand re-opening and the establishment of the 1889 Saloon. On June 26, 1954, the restaurant re-opened with the addition of the massive hand carved cherry stained Honduran mahogany bar. The… Read More →

Westgate Firework Fest Will Light Up 4th of July

Westgate Entertainment District

The sky will light up over Westgate Entertainment District this Fourth of July for the second annual Westgate Firework Fest presented by Sanderson Ford on Friday, July 4 from 5 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. during the West Valley’s largest fireworks show and festival. Last year, more than 30,000 people turned out for the first-annual event… Read More →

Arizona celebrates National Doughnut Day

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In honor of National Doughnut Day (June 6), Experience AZ rounded up its favorite locally owned bakeries in Phoenix! Don’t let this important holiday go to waste; it’s one of the few days a year when you can experience the light and sugary flavors without judgment and guilt. From an old fashion doughnut to the… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Bitter & Twisted

The not-so-secret ingredient in Bitter & Twisted's house punch is tequila!

The Luhrs Tower, aka the majestic old geezer nestled behind CityScape, aka downtown Phoenix’s first high-rise, just got a double dose of dapperdom with the grand opening of Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour on its ground floor. For those who enjoy a bit of trivia and irony, it’s said the Luhrs Tower was the nerve… Read More →

Summer at the Princess packs fun

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Summer at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess includes cool rides down waterslides, zooming across a zip line and fireworks lighting up the night. This AAA Five Diamond resort is a play-cation paradise, from a new water ride to a world-class spa, signature restaurants and new Posh Paws program just for the pups. Best of all, summer… Read More →

The gastronomical guide to Arizona Restaurant Week

Tomato and melon salad and steak cobb salad from The Clever Koi.

Some people think this is the loveliest time of the year in Arizona until monsoon season chills our blistering summers for fall. As far as we’re concerned, the most beautiful thing about spring, between the Cactus League and April pool parties, is Arizona Restaurant Week (May 17 to 26). You get 10 glorious gluttonous days… Read More →

Flancer’s Café & Pizzeria serves prickly pear perfection

Flancer's Mesa

Flancer’s Café & Pizzeria has two locations in Gilbert and Mesa. The restaurant features salads, sandwiches and pizzas with unique flare. However, Flancer’s has become a local favorite because of its use of the prickly pear. How did the prickly pear become a favorite among diners? Owner Jeff Flancer explains that the prickly pear items… Read More →

Foodie staycations abound for Memorial Day

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As the Memorial Day holiday approaches and temperatures begin to inevitably soar above the 100-degree mark, Phoenicians are planning their escape for a relaxing weekend out of town – but what about those that simply can’t afford to get away? Between the cost of travel, a hotel room and indulging in in dining out (one… Read More →

Phoenix Public Market hosts free monthly tastings

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Starting Sunday May 11, learn and taste the differences between full-immersion vs. drip brewing, and more. WHO: Coffee cravers, bean buffs, Joe junkies and anyone else interested in learning more about the secrets to preparing and savoring the perfect cup o’ coffee. WHAT: Are you tired of the sipping the same old cup o’ Joe?… Read More →