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Bitter & Twisted will serve tacos and more at this pop-up dinner

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One of Downtown Phoenix’s hottest bars, Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour, is hosting a pop-up dinner, featuring the culinary delights of the bar’s Chef Bob Tam and the restaurant, Tacos Chiwas. On July 31, for $58.88 folks can enjoy an 8-course meal by Tam and the husband-and-wife team at Tacos Chiwas, Armando Hernandez and Nadia Holguin… Read More →

Great (Light Rail friendly) places for ASU students to celebrate graduation

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

Graduation season is upon us, and as a recent Arizona State Graduate, I know how hectic these last couple of weeks have been. After you cross the stage, snag your diploma, basking in the glory that is finally being done with school as friends and family cheer you on, the first thought that may pop… Read More →

Restaurant Association names Foodist Awards finalists

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The Arizona Restaurant Association’s 2016 Foodist Awards return this April for an evening of celebration, that recognizes another incredible year in Arizona’s culinary and hospitality industry. The Awards will be held on Thursday, April 21 at 6:00 p.m. at the Showcase room located at 149 South Farmer in Tempe, and are attended by food and beverage industry professionals.… Read More →

15 Things You Must Drink in Phoenix

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When it comes to drinking the night away, there are a few cocktails that reign supreme. Today, the editorial staff of AZ Big Media would like to present the 15 essential drinks that every connoisseur of Arizona nightlife — or day drinking — has to try before they die. We’re not including any PBRs or… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Bitter & Twisted Menu, Vol. 2

Ross Simon, Bitter & Twisted

Bitter & Twisted’s Ross Simon is the Bill Nye of cocktails, the Neil deGrasse Tyson of spirits, the kind of mixologist who transfixes you with the chemistry and history of the torched/shaken/flawlessly frozen imbibement sweating on the bar in front of you. Oh, and everything tastes good, too. For fans of the Arizona Cocktail Week… Read More →

The Luhrs endures: Adaptive reuse, retail breathe life into iconic downtown building

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Nestled among the steel and glass high rises in downtown Phoenix, the Luhrs Building stands as a symbol of the iconic brick-and-mortar structures that once graced the inner city. As the City of Phoenix embraces the concept of adaptive reuse, the Luhrs Building, constructed in 1924 at a cost of $553,000, is part of this… 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 →

Bitter & Twisted moves into Luhrs Building

Led by the Scottish-born Principal Barmen & Proprietor, Ross Simon, Bitter & Twisted’s expert bar staff will be performing cocktail theatre nightly while whipping up a selection of globally inspired concoctions.

Tucked into a corner space inside the city’s first-ever high-rise, the new Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour (1 W. Jefferson St.) is set to help make downtown Phoenix once again the epicenter of the Valley’s dining and drinking scene when it opens on May 30. Housed in a soaring, window-lined space inside the historic Luhrs… Read More →