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Get down and ‘derby’ deals in the Valley

If you are looking for something other than Cinco de Mayo celebrations this weekend, maybe the Kentucky Derby is more your style. Saturday, May 3, presents the 140th Kentucky Derby, which some describe as the most exciting two minutes in sports. There are several Kentucky Derby parties for women to dress up in spring dresses and giant hats and men to dress in their best seersuckers suits.

    Turf Paradise: This huge, spring party has all the Kentucky Derby musts including mint juleps and a fashion judging of traditional Derby clothes of bonnets, sundresses and suits. There are a variety of choices, depending on your budget, including a “Top of the Park” suite that encompasses a view of the infield lakes and two racetracks, a Turf Club Buffet that includes private televisions for viewing, a Clubhouse and Players’ Buffet that get you closer to the horses and the cheering crowd and finally, a Party on the Rail that lets you get up close to the race. All areas include Kentucky Derby food and drinks. Don’t forget to stay for the Hat and Ensemble contest!
    Bourbon Steak at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess: This party is comprised of a Kentucky Derby Brunch and Lawn Party. Live blues music will accompany the mint juleps, bourbon tastings, buttermilk fried chicken sandwiches, biscuits and gravy, crab Louie, shrimp and grits and truffled mac ‘n’ cheese. If you haven’t divulged enough, then continue on to dessert with lemon meringue tarts, red velvet cupcakes and chocolate bourbon pecan pies. You can also try signature cocktails including a “Seersucker” cocktail with bourbon, peach and mint, “The Derby” with bourbon, sweet vermouth, orange curaçao and lime or the “Kentucky Cousin” with Know Creek Bourbon Cherry Herring, lemon and black tea. Once you have eaten your fill, you can play horseshoes and lawn games, take pictures with four-time National Champion racehorse, Saul, or enjoy the women in their stylish hats and men in their suits.
    The Phoenician in Scottsdale: Like the other two events, The Phoenician will host a Kentucky Derby Party with a special viewing party on the Orchid Lawn. The party will include flat screen TVs covering the pre-race festivities and the race itself. Women can compete in the best hat contest and men can win the best Southern fashion contest. Festivities will also include a Winner’s Circle raffle and a delicious Southern menu.

If you want a more low-key atmosphere to watch the race, visit one of these local restaurants to try a Kentucky Derby-inspired cocktail:
    Phoenix Public Market Café: The TNT, $8, contains Arizona Distilling Company Copper City Bourbon, tamarind paste, pequin chili simple syrup and fresh-squeezed lemon
    J&G Steakhouse: Whiskey Passion Fruit Fizz, $13, is composed of Passion Fruit Chili Bar syrup, bourbon and ginger ale
    Crudo: No Name, $12, is made of Smooth Ambler Old Scout Bourbon, Montenegro, Bonal, St. Elizabeth allspice Dram and Bitter Truth Aromatic Bitters, served in a chilled coupe
    Central Bistro: Old Fashioned, $10, has Wild Turkey Rye, Demerara syrup and old fashion bitters
    Del Frisco’s Grille: Tennessee Peach, $5, mixes Jack Daniel’s, fresh peaches, honey and fresh lime juice
    American TapHouse: Mint Julep, $3, is a classic drink that can be paired with a delicious BBQ pulled pork sandwich

So whether you are watching the races or just want to try something new, check out these local events and specials this weekend!

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Scottsdale-based Company MistAMERICA Makes Texas Cooler

Although it’s summer in Texas and the temperature is high, patrons continue to pack outdoor patios of restaurants like Del Frisco’s, Kona Grill and Mellow Mushroom week after week, with a little help from Scottsdale-based MistAMERICA. The multi-award-winning innovator in outdoor cooling, shade and heating solutions is transforming outdoor restaurant patios in Texas into cool and comfortable summer dining destinations with the Mist360™, a new and innovative Outdoor Cooling System that is revolutionizing the way outdoor patios are cooled.

161574_MistAMERICALogoblueThe Mist360™ puts a new and innovative twist on mist that has captured the attention of many businesses and homeowners worldwide. The cutting edge mist system combines ultra-fine misting into a fan that disperses cool (dry) mist in a 360 degree pattern. It cools larger spaces (a 15 foot radius per fan) and does not have the excessive moisture problems associated with traditional mist systems. It can also be customized with a company logo or decorative art deco design. The Mist360™ was introduced into the Texas market earlier this summer.

MistAMERICA CEO Jon Marsh says, “We couldn’t be happier with how well the Mist360™ has been received in the Texas market! We installed the first Mist360™ system in Texas a few months ago and now our systems can be found on restaurant patios in Houston, Dallas, Frisco and Arlington…and we are just getting started! If you live in Texas, the Mist360™ system may be cooling a patio near you. We look forward to packing patios across Texas all summer long!”

The new cooling system successfully transforms outdoor areas that typically remain unused during summer months into cool summer retreats and revenue-generating destinations, even in extreme heat environments. Unlike traditional mist systems, the Mist360™ is still effective even when the humidity is high – a game-changer for businesses with outdoor dining and lounge areas.

According to Kim Slawson, owner of Mellow Mushroom in Arlington, Texas, “Prior to installing the Mist360™ system on our outdoor patio, most patrons avoided dining outside during the summer months because of the heat. Business typically slowed down. With the Mist360™ our outdoor patio stays cool and comfortable and is busy all summer long. It has been great for business and more importantly, our bottom line!”

With its ability to cool large outdoor areas well with 100% evaporation and 360˚ dispersion, it is no surprise that the Mist360™ is being used in some of the most-buzzed about dining and vacation destinations in the U.S. and abroad. From Del Frisco’s in Phoenix, Houston, Dallas, and Washington, DC to top resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean, the Mist360™ is transforming outdoor patios across the nation into ‘cool’ destinations.

For over two decades MistAMERICA has pioneered groundbreaking and cost-effective cooling, shade and heating products, creating the perfect year-round outdoor atmosphere for businesses and homes worldwide. Earlier this year, the organization opened the World’s First Outdoor Comfort Showroom  in Scottsdale to give customers a place to see and experience cutting edge cooling, shade and heating products in a true open-air setting.

For information on MistAMERICA and their full line of mist, shade and heating products, click here.

About MistAMERICA:
An innovator in outdoor comfort, MistAMERICA’s outdoor cooling systems lead the field in quality and effectiveness and are always on the cutting edge of emerging technologies. For over two decades, MistAMERICA has pioneered groundbreaking and cost-effective mist, shade and heat products to create the perfect year-round outdoor atmosphere for businesses and homes worldwide. From 5-star luxury resorts and restaurants to residential homes, MistAMERICA designs custom projects that transform the outdoors into comfortable, livable spaces all year long. The Arizona-based organization is also home to the industry’s first (and ONLY) Outdoor Comfort Showroom – where customers can actually experience the effects of top-of-the-line outdoor cooling, shade and heating products.

PicMonkey Collage

Scottsdale-based Company MistAMERICA Makes Texas Cooler

Although it’s summer in Texas and the temperature is high, patrons continue to pack outdoor patios of restaurants like Del Frisco’s, Kona Grill and Mellow Mushroom week after week, with a little help from Scottsdale-based MistAMERICA. The multi-award-winning innovator in outdoor cooling, shade and heating solutions is transforming outdoor restaurant patios in Texas into cool and comfortable summer dining destinations with the Mist360™, a new and innovative Outdoor Cooling System that is revolutionizing the way outdoor patios are cooled.

161574_MistAMERICALogoblueThe Mist360™ puts a new and innovative twist on mist that has captured the attention of many businesses and homeowners worldwide. The cutting edge mist system combines ultra-fine misting into a fan that disperses cool (dry) mist in a 360 degree pattern. It cools larger spaces (a 15 foot radius per fan) and does not have the excessive moisture problems associated with traditional mist systems. It can also be customized with a company logo or decorative art deco design. The Mist360™ was introduced into the Texas market earlier this summer.

MistAMERICA CEO Jon Marsh says, “We couldn’t be happier with how well the Mist360™ has been received in the Texas market! We installed the first Mist360™ system in Texas a few months ago and now our systems can be found on restaurant patios in Houston, Dallas, Frisco and Arlington…and we are just getting started! If you live in Texas, the Mist360™ system may be cooling a patio near you. We look forward to packing patios across Texas all summer long!”

The new cooling system successfully transforms outdoor areas that typically remain unused during summer months into cool summer retreats and revenue-generating destinations, even in extreme heat environments. Unlike traditional mist systems, the Mist360™ is still effective even when the humidity is high – a game-changer for businesses with outdoor dining and lounge areas.

According to Kim Slawson, owner of Mellow Mushroom in Arlington, Texas, “Prior to installing the Mist360™ system on our outdoor patio, most patrons avoided dining outside during the summer months because of the heat. Business typically slowed down. With the Mist360™ our outdoor patio stays cool and comfortable and is busy all summer long. It has been great for business and more importantly, our bottom line!”

With its ability to cool large outdoor areas well with 100% evaporation and 360˚ dispersion, it is no surprise that the Mist360™ is being used in some of the most-buzzed about dining and vacation destinations in the U.S. and abroad. From Del Frisco’s in Phoenix, Houston, Dallas, and Washington, DC to top resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean, the Mist360™ is transforming outdoor patios across the nation into ‘cool’ destinations.

For over two decades MistAMERICA has pioneered groundbreaking and cost-effective cooling, shade and heating products, creating the perfect year-round outdoor atmosphere for businesses and homes worldwide. Earlier this year, the organization opened the World’s First Outdoor Comfort Showroom in Scottsdale to give customers a place to see and experience cutting edge cooling, shade and heating products in a true open-air setting.

For information on MistAMERICA and their full line of mist, shade and heating products, click here.

About MistAMERICA:
An innovator in outdoor comfort, MistAMERICA’s outdoor cooling systems lead the field in quality and effectiveness and are always on the cutting edge of emerging technologies. For over two decades, MistAMERICA has pioneered groundbreaking and cost-effective mist, shade and heat products to create the perfect year-round outdoor atmosphere for businesses and homes worldwide. From 5-star luxury resorts and restaurants to residential homes, MistAMERICA designs custom projects that transform the outdoors into comfortable, livable spaces all year long. The Arizona-based organization is also home to the industry’s first (and ONLY) Outdoor Comfort Showroom – where customers can actually experience the effects of top-of-the-line outdoor cooling, shade and heating products.