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Arizona nominees head to James Beard Awards

Arizona does have a James Beard Awards nominee. And they’re heading to New York this month for the award ceremony. Phoenix couple Michelle Jacoby and Mark Lipczynski have been nominated for Best Video Webcast, on Location as the producers of the Elements video series. Jacoby will represent the duo at the award ceremony with the videos’ director and… Read More →

Transport taste buds to the beach with these summer sips

We’ve all had just about enough of winter this year, so perhaps just thinking about colorful spring and summer cocktails will encourage the weather to clean up its act. Check out some of these recipes courtesy of mixologists across the country that will transport the taste buds to the beach with just a single sip. Toasted Tropics… Read More →

Sanctuary Offers Holiday Perks in Sunny Scottsdale

by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine | Featured | Play | Stay

Those keen to skip the chaos of “tis the season” need look no further than Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain. The award-winning Scottsdale resort, with mountain views that are serious competition for snow covered peaks, announces a host of options for holiday revelry. Sanctuary will offer two ways to enjoy Thanksgiving on Nov. 27 (reservations required):… Read More →

Blue Hound Hires New Executive Chef

by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine | Play | Stay

Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails at Kimpton’s Hotel Palomar Phoenix has hired Sean Currid as Executive Chef. Chef Currid comes from Elements at Sanctuary Resort & Spa where he served as Executive Catering Chef. Currid has been in the Valley for nearly 20 years and has also worked at Michael’s at the Citadel, Mary Elaine’s… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Honeydew Cucumber Sour

Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain is one of our favorite places to spend a day at the spa. But that isn’t the only way for the resorts’ guests to get refreshed. Sanctuary’s newly renovated jade bar is serving up a new Honeydew Cucumber Sour ($14) with its summer menu, and we can’t wait to give it â€¦ Read More →

Top 5 American Contemporary Restaurants

[cjtoolbox name=’Experience AZ Top5′] Get ready to experience Arizona’s spring/summer 2014 Top 5 Restaurants American Contemporary! And use Experience AZ to guide you toward a visit that will make you want to come back time after time to keep crossing the must see hot spots off your Top 5 lists. Top 5 Restaurants: American Contemporary… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Sip on Luxury at Jade Bar

Jade Bar at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa is nothing short of luxurious. The resort is set into Camelback Mountain, perfect for toasting to romantic Arizona sunsets, and is covered with colorful, native plants accompanied by a pool, tennis courts, spa rooms and more. Since its expansion, Elements restaurant and Jade Bar overlook different… Read More →

Top 5: American Contemporary Restaurants (Fall-Winter 2012)

Photo: LON’s at The Hermosa Inn

The Top 5 American Contemporary — as voted on by Experience AZ readers: elements 5700 E. McDonald Dr., Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 (800) 245-2051 sanctuaryoncamelback.com Award-winning cuisine and spectacular views make dining at elements a Sanctuary highlight. LON’s at The Hermosa Inn 5532 N. Palo Cristi Rd., Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 (800) 241-1210 hermosainn.com/lons LON’s offers… Read More →

Sanctuary on Camelback Introduces New Maître d’ of elements

by in Business News | Dining

Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain is pleased to introduce Norbert G. Taillole as maître d’ of its award-winning elements restaurant.  He brings over 25 years of hospitality experience to his position. “We are delighted to have Norbert in place at elements,” said Mike Surguine, vice president and general manager of Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain.  “He has… Read More →

Top 5: American Restaurants (Spring-Summer 2012)

Top 5 American Restaurants (Spring-Summer 2012)

The Top 5 American Restaurants — as voted on by Experience AZ readers: Binkley’s Restaurant 6920 E. Cave Creek Rd., Cave Creek, AZ 85331 480-437-1072 binkleysrestaurant.com In a town of cowboy bars, chef Kevin Binkley creates a world-class menu featuring dishes like black-truffle whipped potatoes, monkfish with gnocchi, braised greens and i’itoi onions, and red-wine-poached… Read More →