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There is still time to book a memorable holiday party

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for a party. With the economic downturn slowly starting to appear in the rearview mirror, the office holiday party might be something that slipped your mind because it hasn’t been in the budget in years past. So if you still need to place to host your happening, here are a variety of options to create a memorable holiday event for employees.

Bar North at the Kierland Commons
With a gorgeous view of the main Kierland Commons courtyard, Bar North can host up to 60 guests reception style. The inside dining area is perfect for cocktail parties or lavish business dinners for up to 50 people.
How to book: 480-905-3278 or email asomers@foxrc.net

Blanco Tacos + Tequila at The Biltmore Fashion Park
Blanco’s private dining has the perfect spot for your fiesta. The private dining space is a hacienda style and comes complete with its own bar. Guest can mingle reception style up to 75, or sit down family style for up to 60 guests.
How to book: 480-905-3278 or email asomers@foxrc.net

The Clubhouse at Tonto Verde
The Clubhouse is just minutes from North Scottsdale and offers both indoor and outdoor event venues. Its experienced staff and culinary team will customize and handle every detail of your holiday party to assure that it is worry free.
How to book: 480-471-2582 or tontoverde.org

Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row
You will enjoy a one-of-a-kind, high-energy experience in our warm and inviting space. Guests are welcomed to savor Whiskey Row’s award-winning, made from scratch menu. Features also include: live bands and DJs, karaoke, liquor and beer tasting, personal beer taps, decorations, games and more.
How to book: 928-710-8985 or email tinapeterson@riothg.com

Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
With two 23,000 square-foot ballrooms, outdoor courtyards and three distinctive restaurants (Michael Mina’s Bourbon  Steak, La Hacienda by Richard Sandoval and the new Toro Latin Restaurant opening at the TPC Scottsdale) plus The Plaza Bar in the main plaza, there are endless possibilities for holiday parties, from intimate gatherings to grand galas.
How to book: 480-585-4848 or scottsdaleprincess.com

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria Old Town
With Frank Sinatra crooning in the background and the tantalizing aromas of over 100 years of pizza-making tradition in the air, Grimaldi’s combines classic pizzeria charm with a modern, stylish, loft-like atmosphere. Grimaldi’s is an excellent cost effective way to feed large parties and intimate gatherings, alike.
How to book: 480-874-8209 or email events@grimaldispizzeria.com

The Henry   
From the large private room with industrial touches, to a private kitchen that feels like the best home chef’s kitchen, The Henry is set to accommodate 10 to 100 guests. Like any seasoned host, The Henry offers reception menus or limited coursed menus of its tried and true favorites.
How to book: 480-751-2934 or email lbyke@foxrc.net

Hotel Valley Ho
Downtown Scottsdale’s historic icon offers fabulous fare for holiday parties and hip venues like the panoramic Sky Line Rooftop, high-tech SoHo Ballroom, and Sands, a private indoor-outdoor event space. Hotel Valley Ho has you covered, whether you’re hosting 50 guests or 500.
How to book: 480-248-2017 or hotelvalleyho.com

Kelly’s at SouthBridge
Located on Sixth Avenue in downtown Scottsdale, the 8,000-square-foot swanky pub offers traditional pub classics mixed with exceptional modern cuisine. Their private and semi-private dining spaces and patios offer a variety of options for any event. They can accommodate groups between 10 and 300 people.
How to book: 480-393-3205 or email events@kellysatsouthbridge

Kimpton’s Hotel Palomar Phoenix
Savor holiday fare and craft cocktails at this Downtown Phoenix boutique hotel. Choose from three different party packages to create a custom event including a holiday mixer, a festive buffet or the fare with flair package. Invite your guests to take the elevator home and spend the night while enjoying 20 percent off the best available rate when you book an event.
How to book: 480-478-1730 or email catering@hotelpalomar-phoenix.com

North in Arcadia
North has turned a modern lens on Italian cooking. Transport your guests to what feels like a charming Italian side street culinary gem with a patio event that seats up to 55, or can accommodate 70 guests reception style. The warm glow of the fireplace with set the mood and heaters will keep guests warm throughout the winter months.
How to book: 480-905-3278 or email asomers@foxrc.net

Octane Raceway
Octane Raceway offers the 45 mph Sodi-RTX karts, a Segway obstacle course, rock wall, video games and billiards. Octane also offers state of the art conference rooms with full A/V hookups, as well as a full kitchen and bar.
How to book: 602-302-7223

Olive & Ivy
At Olive & Ivy, discover an enticing selection of unexpected and familiar dishes in a rich, elegant, laid-back atmosphere. For special occasions or business meetings, the restaurant offers two private dining areas and beautiful patio space accommodating a varying number of guests.
How to book: 480-905-3273 or email nlasker@foxrc.net

The Phoenician
From grand ballrooms to intimate salons to a variety of signature dining venues, The Phoenician designs elegant holiday events for gatherings of all sizes.
How to book: 480-423-2722

Rawhide Western Town & Steakhouse
Rawhide Western Town promises to deliver up a true western experience with 14 unique venues within town to host your private events perfectly along with multiple Wild West attractions and shops. Features include live action stunt shows, stagecoach rides and mechanical bull rides.
How to book: 480-705-2946 or email toni.mennuti@rawhide.com

Rick Bronson’s House of Comedy
Forget about Ho! Ho! Ho! and say Ha! Ha! Ha! Join Rick Bronson’s House of Comedy and make this holiday the merriest yet. They can accommodate groups of 10-300 and do it all — drink, dine and laughs. They will even pick on the boss for you!
How to book: 480-420-3553 or email az@houseofcomedy.net

The Rocket
Let the party come to you. The Rocket, the food truck brought to you by North Italia, is a 700-degree wood burning pizza oven on wheels. It’s built to turn fresh ingredients and hand-stretched dough into a piping hot pizza pie in less than eight minutes. With five different signature pizzas, fresh salads, charcuterie and bruschetta, you can proudly cater a private party or corporate event for up to 300 people.
How to book: 480-751-2202  or email kmahoney@foxrc.net

Royal Palms Resort & Spa
For 12-18 people, the historic resort offers a variety of venues including the Delos room at T. Cook’s, The Study at The Mix Up Bar or the architecturally rich Vernadero boardroom overlooking the lawn and reflecting pool. The resort, built in 1929 as a private mansion, has cobblestone pathways, tucked-away courtyards with fountains and an enchanting atmosphere.
How to book: 602-808-3206 or email wstark@destinationhotels.com

SOL Mexican Cocina
Add a little Baja flavor to your holiday festivities. From sit-down, coursed meals to family style sharing or the more informal cocktail style party, SOL Mexican Cocina in Scottsdale Quarter can cater any holiday event to your needs. Available for private events are the patio and the private dining rooms.
How to book: 480-245-6708 or email scottsdaleevents@solcocina.com

Stand Up Live
The downtown Phoenix comedy club offers all-inclusive holiday packages to fit any budget that include show ticket, plated three-course dinner or appetizer, one top-shelf cocktail, tax, and gratuity. Stand Up Live can accommodate groups ranging from 20-500 guests with no waiting in line, waived service fees and all-inclusive pricing.
How to book: 480-467-3162 or email justine@standuplive.com

Taco Guild
Taco Guild’s Key Room holds 24 people, offers full kitchen, bar and wait staff. The innovative tacos at the celebrated restaurant in North Central Phoenix were recently named by Travel + Leisure Magazine as among the best in the United States.
How to book: 602-264-4143 or tacoguild.com

Talking Stick Resort
Talking Stick Resort invites guests to end the year in style when it hosts its Fire and Ice New Year’s Eve Party on Dec. 31. Kicking off at 6:30 p.m. in the Salt River Grand Ballroom, the two-day celebration will feature an all-you-can-eat buffet, cocktail specials and live performances by the legendary Sam Moore and Boogie Knights.
How to book: 480-850-7734 or talkingstickresort.com.

Thirsty Lion Pub & Grill
Whether your group’s small or large, Thirsty Lion Pub & Grill can provide a great experience and value for any holiday event. They feature multiple options including a private event room and bar. Enjoy your choice of their 52 local, craft, import and domestic beers on draft or one of their unique specialty cocktails.
How to book: email ashelton@ceghospitality.com

Uptown Alley
Uptown Alley has 60,000 square feet of fun for everyone including 40 lanes of state-of-the-art bowling, an upscale, casual full service restaurant, two high-energy bars, a sports theater, billiards, laser tag, over 80 video and prize games, live entertainment, private party rooms and much more. Special packages that include game play, rock and bowl, holiday menu and laser tag are available.
How to book: email kjovic@uptownalleysurprise.com

Wrigley Mansion
The Wrigley Mansion Venue and Restaurant, a landmark building constructed between 1929 and 1931 by chewing-gum magnate William Wrigley, Jr., offers breathtaking views of the Valley and can accommodate private events ranging in size from 10 to 1,200.
How to book: 602-553-7295 or wrigleymansion.com

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5 Unique Features at Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row

Sure, Arizona is probably one of the top five states in the U.S. for good ol’ country bars. We still have our cowboys, Prescott, Wickenburg, Williams…the list could continue. But while we adore jukeboxes, cheap beer and Kentucky bourbon, patrons can have just a little more if they pause after a day of Old Towne Scottsdale shopping and head to new joint Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row. With an already rockin’ reputation and the name of one of the hottest country stars above its door to boot (pun intended), Whiskey Row boasts some other unique features you won’t find anywhere else.

State of the art technology: Whiskey Row offers an HDMI video system that controls video and sound from anywhere in the venue, all with help from an iPad, several iPhone and USB charging stations available around the bar and a massive 24 ft. TV on the back wall. As the most technologically advanced bar in the state, it also offers a concert quality 52,000 watt sound system and a 16 ft. by 20 ft. stage suspended from the ceiling located directly above the bar.

Beer and liquor taps: Each booth at Whiskey Row features three different beer taps and a liquor tap, a first for Arizona. Guests will have their choice of Coors Light, Blue Moon and New Castle and liquors including Yukon Jack Whiskey, Grey Goose Vodka flavors, American Honey Whiskey and more.

Bushwhacker-1Unique drinks: The drinks are like nothing you’ve ever had before. The unique mix of liquor and specialty ingredients make for mouthwatering flavor and great country cocktails:

• The Bushwhacker, a rich, chocolaty, milkshake-type cocktail, a Nashville classic, now has a new spin to it thanks to a few new special ingredients: Yukon Jack Wicked Hot Cinnamon Whiskey, Kahlua, cream coconut and milk blended with ice and served to order.

• The ever so popular boilermaker is a shot of whiskey dropped into a beer: The Working Class Hero Boilermaker is made with Bushmills Irish Whiskey, and Coors Banquet.

• Another signature drink is the Coffin Nail, with Grey Goose Cherry Noir, Black Cherry Soda, Red Bull with Fresh Blueberries.

• The Cow Tipper is a beer infused cocktail made with Dock 57 Blackberry Whiskey, lemon juice, agave nectar and muddled blackberries and is topped off with PBR.

The best dining, hospitality and live music: Riot Hospitality Group (RHG), a restaurant management with multiple nightclubs and restaurant/bars in Arizona and select U.S. markets is run by Ryan Hibbert, Mike Troyan and Jon Wright. With ownership in three successful bar/restaurants in Arizona and Chicago, RHG has set themselves apart with its trendy, “edgy” feel, excellent service and quality of product. They only use local produce and meats and the food at their venues is made to order to fit the customer’s needs. RHG promises to bring in different live talent each week making it once again stand out from other country bars around the valley. Musicians Jon Pardi and A Boy Named Sioux set the tone when they performed at the July 4th grand opening.

A Great American Gastro-pub Fare cuisine at bar prices: With quality organic food made from scratch, who could pass up the southern food offered at bar prices? Alabama BBQ Grilled Chicken is half grilled chicken basted in Alabama own white sauce with grilled broccolini and deviled egg potato salad all for $14. Or how about the Badass Bloody,  a house-made bloody mary mix, with cucumber vodka served over ice, topped with a bacon bleu cheese slider and homemade pickled vegetables?

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Updates on the Hottest Spots in Scottsdale

75 Never Looked So Good

OEG-Flowers-610x360Next time it’s your birthday, invite the world famous Dale Chihuly to come. That’s exactly what the Desert Botanical Garden is doing to commemorate its 75th anniversary. Credited with revolutionizing the Studio Glass movement and elevating the perception of the glass medium from the realm of craft to fine art, Chihuly has long held a love affair with the Sonoran Desert. And now he’s putting that love affair on display for the second time at DBG during Chihuly in the Garden. The exhibit blends the distinct shapes and colors of the desert region – think agave plants and the bold and brilliant sun – with Chihuly’s signature touches like brightly adorned glass balls in wooden boats. Behold Chihuly’s brilliant ability to weave his ornate pieces of art into the garden’s 50,000 indigenous plants including the iconic saguaro, cholla cactus and palo verde November 9, 2013 – May 18, 2014. The last exhibit, which ran in late 2008 and early 2009 attracted more than 550,000 over six months.

Wild West Lassoes New Cowboy Joints

Sure Scottsdale is nicknamed “The West’s Most Western Town,” but today the scene is more old west meets new west and a bit more Miranda Lambert than John Wayne. Two new modern-day saloons are adding to the collection of more than 80 hotspots in downtown, dubbed a “desert version of Miami’s South Beach” by The New York Times. The Western swung open its wooden doors with its name written in chalk on April 25, 2013. This honky-tonk is all about local country bands, home-style grub and whiskey cocktails with a cool western meets modern motif as the backdrop – think old church pews, a faux-leather bar, iron bar stools and a well-worn couch.

Just down the street, Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row made its debut on Independence Day as a 1920s-style saloon with a new country vibe and live tunes from national and local acts performing on a stage hanging from the ceiling directly above the bar. The owner, Bentley, who just so happens to be a Grammy-nominated country star and Phoenix native, is bringing a taste of the South to the desert with a comfort-food menu with items such as shrimp and fritters, fried pickles and BBQ grilled chicken chockfull of local ingredients. Self-serve beer and liquor on tap will quench any cowboy’s thirst.

Taste the Flavors of Real Mean Cuisine

foodtruckcaravan Where can you get a satay daging beef skewer for dinner and a s’mores sandwich for dessert? Look no further than the Food Truck Caravan in downtown Scottsdale, which takes place each Saturday from 7:30 – 11:30 p.m. Featuring eight or more gourmet trucks from foodie havens such as Grilled Cheese Truck, Liberty Biscuits, Satay Hut, Spice It Up, Stickaberry, SuperFarm Food Truck and Udder Delights, expect everything from Southern comfort food and organic sliders to curriesand classic diner cuisine. This family and dog-friendly roundup is complete with picnic tables, live music and a caravan concierge, offering discounts at participating nearby local shops and art galleries for those who spend $8 or more on dinner.

Scottsdale – Shaken, Not Stirred

Scottsdale loves to shake things up when it comes to crafting cocktails. And there’s no better place to sip on a martini than jade bar at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain, set to debut its new face this October. Named one of the best bars in America by Esquire magazine, this chic lounge is undergoing a major renovation that will nearly double its seating both inside and out but maintain its signature feature, floor-to-ceiling windows that offer incredible views of the surrounding mountains and valley. Cozy up with a friend or loved one at the stand-up drink bar made of authentic jade or on the patio, featuring a retractable shade, heaters and a fireplace.

You love cocktails, and you’re a fan of all things local. Then it’s time to mix it up, literally, at The Mix Up Bar, at Royal Palms Resort and Spa. Opening in September, this fun cocktail haven is the brainchild of Kim Haasarud, founder of nationally acclaimed beverage consulting company Liquid Architecture, and Paul McCabe, the new executive chef at T. Cooks, whose passion for locally sourced items is as much a part of him as his Arizona roots. Expect the unexpected with garden-to-glass cocktails featuring a lineup of ingredients like AZ Bitters Lab’s flavored bitters, La Bella Terre’s botanical sprays and vinegars from Outrageous Olive Oil & Vinegars, plus fresh produce and herbs grown in the new T. Cook’s garden. Pair a cocktail with a meal that’s designed to enhance the flavor of the alcohol.

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One of Scottsdale’s original cowboys, Lon Megargee, founder of the upscale, yet rustic The Hermosa Inn would be proud of the transformation at Last Drop at the Hermosa. This casual dining bar and grill was expanded to include outdoor seating. Daily happy hour features live entertainment and a new menu from Chef Jeremy Pacheco that includes everything from salads and sandwiches to shared bites and pizzas. All handcrafted cocktails are made by Last Drop’s Travis Nass.

On the Edge of Ingenuity

Home to more than 100 galleries, Scottsdale has long been an art mecca that’s inspired some of the greatest creative minds of the 20th and 21st century. On The Edge Gallery, an artist co-op featuring work by more than 40 artists, tells the story of just a few of these great minds through jewelry, ceramic and paintings. Step in the 2,000-square-foot gallery in downtown and encounter artists such as Dave Bigelow, whose starkly beautiful crosses are carved locally in a small woodshop; Wyatt Moody, whose sculptures tell the story of mankind’s journey and connectedness to the Earth; and Sherry Herradence, whose mixed media prints depict her fascination with bold colors, flowers and the four seasons. This one-stop shop harnesses the creative of the Southwest and Scottsdale.

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Dierks Bentley's Whiskey Row Supports Bentley's "Country Cares Concert"

Dierks Bentley made a special surprise appearance at Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row in Scottsdale on Sunday, July 21. He surprised fans with a live performance before traveling to Prescott Valley where he was scheduled to host the sold-out “Country Cares Concert” to raise money for the families of the 19 Granite Mountain HotShot fire crew members who died earlier this month while battling the Yarnell Hill Wildfire.

Bentley, who organized the concert, was one of four artists including The Band Perry, David Nail and Randy Houser who performed at Tim’s Toyota Center. The “Country Cares Concert” raised over $400,000 for families of the Yarnell Hill HotShot crew. All proceeds will go to the United Phoenix Firefighters Association, which will distribute the funds directly to the families of the fallen firefighters. Approximately 6,000 people attended the sold-out Monday night show.

Whiskey Row showed its support by taking its entire staff to the benefit concert and making a $25,000 donation by purchasing a guitar auctioned at the event. The guitar will be put on display at Whiskey Row as a memorial.

“It was great to have Dierks make an appearance at Whiskey Row and draw more attention to the benefit concert,” said Ryan Hibbert, owner of Riot Hospitality Group (RHG), the management company that operates Whiskey Row. “Everyone at Whiskey Row felt it was important that we take part in what Dierks was doing for the families of the 19 brave men killed battling the Yarnell Hill Wildfire. Having the guitar displayed in Whiskey Row will be a permanent tribute to them.”

Sunday marked the first time Bentley has had an opportunity to visit the bar to experience the finished product since it opened on July 4. While there, Dierks mingled with guests and enjoyed items from the delicious one-of-a-kind menu as well as some refreshing samples from Whiskey Row’s selection of adult beverages.

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Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row is a first of its kind 5200 square foot new country live music venue located in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale’s entertainment district. Developed by successful restaurant management company Riot Hospitality Group (RHG) and Grammy nominated country music superstar Dierks Bentley, the 1920s saloon-inspired venue offers amazing American Gastropub Fare cuisine, great hospitality and live music. Whiskey Row also features state-of-the-art technology including 32 60-inch LED TV’s, a 24 x 14 foo. jumbotron, IPhone and USB charging stations and a 52,000 watt live concert quality sound system with a 360-degree view of the stage suspended from the ceiling.

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Dierks Bentley's Whiskey Row Supports Bentley's "Country Cares Concert"

Dierks Bentley made a special surprise appearance at Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row in Scottsdale on Sunday, July 21. He surprised fans with a live performance before traveling to Prescott Valley where he was scheduled to host the sold-out “Country Cares Concert” to raise money for the families of the 19 Granite Mountain HotShot fire crew members who died earlier this month while battling the Yarnell Hill Wildfire.

Bentley, who organized the concert, was one of four artists including The Band Perry, David Nail and Randy Houser who performed at Tim’s Toyota Center. The “Country Cares Concert” raised over $400,000 for families of the Yarnell Hill HotShot crew. All proceeds will go to the United Phoenix Firefighters Association, which will distribute the funds directly to the families of the fallen firefighters. Approximately 6,000 people attended the sold-out Monday night show.

Whiskey Row showed its support by taking its entire staff to the benefit concert and making a $25,000 donation by purchasing a guitar auctioned at the event. The guitar will be put on display at Whiskey Row as a memorial.

“It was great to have Dierks make an appearance at Whiskey Row and draw more attention to the benefit concert,” said Ryan Hibbert, owner of Riot Hospitality Group (RHG), the management company that operates Whiskey Row. “Everyone at Whiskey Row felt it was important that we take part in what Dierks was doing for the families of the 19 brave men killed battling the Yarnell Hill Wildfire. Having the guitar displayed in Whiskey Row will be a permanent tribute to them.”

Sunday marked the first time Bentley has had an opportunity to visit the bar to experience the finished product since it opened on July 4. While there, Dierks mingled with guests and enjoyed items from the delicious one-of-a-kind menu as well as some refreshing samples from Whiskey Row’s selection of adult beverages.

Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row is a first of its kind 5200 square foot new country live music venue located in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale’s entertainment district. Developed by successful restaurant management company Riot Hospitality Group (RHG) and Grammy nominated country music superstar Dierks Bentley, the 1920s saloon-inspired venue offers amazing American Gastropub Fare cuisine, great hospitality and live music. Whiskey Row also features state-of-the-art technology including 32 60-inch LED TV’s, a 24 x 14 foo. jumbotron, IPhone and USB charging stations and a 52,000 watt live concert quality sound system with a 360-degree view of the stage suspended from the ceiling.

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Jon Pardi And A Boy Named Sioux To Perform at Dierks Bentley's Whiskey Row

Diercks Bentley’s Whiskey Row will celebrate its official grand opening this Fourth of July with live performances from Jon Pardi and A Boy Named Sioux.

Jon Pardi is a country singer signed by Capitol Records Nashville who peaked in the Billboard Country Airplay Charts top 40 in 2012 with his widely popular single, “Missin’ You Crazy.”  He has also shared the stage with the likes of Eric Church and Luke Bryan.

Arizona natives A Boy Named Sioux will join the rising county star.

The group, which consists of R.E. Toney, Greg Ahmann, Austin Goff and Steve Danielak, has won numerous awards, including “Country Group of the Year” in the Phoenix/L.A. Music Awards.  They, like Pardi, have graced the stage with country royalty, including Lee Brice and Keith Urban.

The event will begin at 11 a.m. at Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row in Old Town Scottsdale.