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Ice skaters at Fairmont Princess

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

Easterdining

Phoenix Valley Easter Sunday Dining Guide

Phoenix Valley Easter Sunday dining is full of opportunity. One of these restaurants is sure to have what you’re looking for!

Caballero Grill’s Easter Champagne Brunch

In addition to Caballero’s usual items, which include a seafood bar, taco bar, Ceviche and omelet station, they will be featuring dishes to honor of the Easter holiday. The carving station will have both roast beef and ham, and eggs will also be in the spotlight with eggs Benedict and deviled eggs, in addition to the made-to-order omelet station.

When: March 31 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Where: 1800 N. Litchfield Rd in Goodyear 85395

Cost: $20 for adults and $12 for kids under 12

 

T. Cook’s at Royal Palms Resort and Spa

This special holiday menu will feature entrees including the Mediterranean Benedict with fingerling potatoes, Tuscan olive relish, roasted tomato relish; Marscapone Stuffed French Toast with vanilla butter, warm maple syrup, powdered sugar; and Campari Tomato & Proscuitto Frittata with estate oranges, spiced arugula salad, fleur de sel.

When: March 31 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Where: 5200 East Camelback Rd., Phoenix 85018

Cost: $75 per person, $25 for children 12 and under, free for children five and under

 

Sassi’s Easter Brunch

Enjoy a classic Italian Easter brunch this year at Sassi. Chef Chris Nicosia will inspire your taste buds on a tour through Italy with handmade pastas, artisanal cheeses and salumi. Highlights include:

  • Caprese Salad with Buffalo Mozzarella
  • Frittata with Artichokes, Goat Cheese and Herbs
  • Poached Egg Bruschetta, Asparagus, Prosciutto, Sundried Tomato Zabaglione
  • “Italian Toast”, Nutella, Hazelnut Syrup
  • Wood Oven Roasted Leg of Lamb, Fingerling Potatoes, Caramelized Artichokes
  • Porcini Roasted Beef Strip Loin
  • 
Apricot Columba with Apricot Amaretto Sauce
  • 
Flourless Chocolate Cake, Chocolate Cream, Raspberries

When: March 31, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Where: 10455 E. Pinnacle Peak Pkwy., Scottsdale 85255

Cost: $50, children under 12 are $25 (not including 20% service charge, alcohol and tax)

 

Easter Brunch at McDowell Mountain Golf Club

Join friends and family for a traditional Easter brunch at an affordable price. Options at McDowell Mountain Golf Club are endless with a bakery variety, omelete station, a carving station, fruits, desserts and complimentary mimosas.

Where: 10690 E. Sheena Dr., Scottsdale 85255

When: March 31, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Cost: $35 for adults, $15 for children (not including tax and gratuity)

 

Scottsdale Grille at Starfire Golf Club Easter Brunch

This brunch at Scottsdale Grill at Starfire Golf Club is fit for a king and includes a made-to-order omelet station, carved prime rib, ham and lamb, and a build-your-own bloody mary and mimosa bar. Entrees include Bacon & Sausage, Lemon Ricotta Pancakes, Southwest Egg Frittata, Pan Seared Salmon, Smoked Chicken Breast with Mixed Vegetable Hash, along with an array of side dishes and sweet endings. Enjoy your Easter brunch feast with the whole family.

Reservations are required! Please call 480.948.6000, ext. 109

When: March 31, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Where: 11500 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale 85260

Cost: $31.95, Children 6-12 are $13.95, Children five and under eat free. (Does not include 20% gratuity and tax.)

 

Dinner at Roka Akor

Roka Akor is serving a five-course Easter dinner unlike any other. Executive Chef Jason Alford is straying away from traditional and cooking up innovated dishes including Japanese-style grilled rabbit, sashimi and short ribs.

  • Course 1: Kanpachi Sashimi with Compressed Watermelon and Avocado
  • Course 2: Bison Short Rib with Braised Daikon and Japanese Mustard
  • Course 3: Robata Rabbit Loin with Aka Miso and Baby Gold Beets
  • Course 4: Roasted Duck and Mushroom Rice Hotpot
  • Course 5: Flourless Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Cashew Ice Cream

When: March 31, 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Where: 7299 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale 85258

Cost: $55 per person

 

Ben & Jack’s Steakhouse

Dine in a charming 5,000-square-foot modern restaurant this Easter, Ben & Jack’s invites you to experience a delicious meal with your friend and family. The steakhouse is offering a three course pre-fixed menu which includes the following items:

  • Your choice of one starter — Mixed Green Salad, Caesar Salad, Mozzarella & Tomatoes, Maryland Crab Cake or Soup of the Day
  • Your choice of entrée — Rack of Lamb, Prime New York Sirloin Steak, Grilled Norwegian Salmon, or Veal Chop
  • One side item — Creamed Spinach, Broccoli (Steamed or Sautéed), Peas and Onions, German Potato, or 1/2 Cottage Fries & 1/2 Fried Onion Rings
  • Your choice of dessert — Apple Strudel, Carrot Cake, Cheesecake, or Chocolate Mousse Cake
  • Coffee and Tea

Where: 4180 N Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale 85251

When: March 31, beginning at 4 p.m., Reservations recommended

Cost: $65.95 per person (not including tax and gratuity)

 

Olive & Ivy

Sip on mimosas made with freshly squeezed orange juice at Olive & Ivy while nibbling on specialty Easter features like sea scallops, sweet potato cannelloni, smoked salmon benedict, caramel apple flapjacks and more. Or, enjoy an assortment of breakfast items, flatbreads, salads, sandwiches and entrées. Call (480) 751-2200 for reservations.

Where: Scottsdale Waterfront, 7135 E Camelback Rd., Ste. 195, Scottsdale

When: March 31, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

 

Modern Steak

At Modern Steak, enjoy an array of heavenly brunch items including a delectable asparagus frittata, crispy French toast, prime sirloin and eggs and brioche doughnut holes, or choose from a number of starters, salads and mouth-watering entrées. Book reservations by calling (480) 423-7000.

Where: Scottsdale Fashion Square, 7014 E. Camelback Rd., Ste.1433, Scottsdale

When: March 31, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

 

The Greene House

Offering California-inspired brunch specials including items like French toast with caramelized bananas and almond streusel and a spring vegetable frittata, The Greene House will have the regular lunch menu. Call (480) 889-9494 for reservations.

Where: Kierland Commons, 15024 N. Scottsdale Rd., Ste. 160, Scottsdale

When: March 31, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

 

North

Easter Sunday brunch menu the whole family can enjoy. Order the decadent baked French toast with vanilla maple syrup for the kids while the grown-ups nibble on sweet and savory items like nonna fried eggs and granola parfait with local honey, Greek yogurt and dried fruit at North.

Where: Kierland Commons, 15024 N. Scottsdale Rd., Ste.160, Scottsdale, (480) 948-2055; and Arcadia, 4925 N. 40th St., Phoenix, (602) 324-5600

When: March 31, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

 

True Food Kitchen

Cooking up their regular brunch menu at True Food Kitchen filled with favorites like quinoa Johnny cake and tofu scramble, or feast on specials only available on Easter Sunday from including grilled rainbow trout or chicken sausage scramble.

Where: Scottsdale Quarter, 15191 N. Scottsdale Rd., Ste. 100, Scottsdale, (480) 265-4500; and Biltmore Fashion Park, 2502 E. Camelback Rd., Ste. 135, Phoenix, (602) 774-3488

When: March 31, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

 

Culinary Dropout

Stop in for brunch and stay and play at The Yard all afternoon. Brunch at The Yard will feature cap’n crunch crusted French toast and biscuits with sausage gravy served with sunny side up eggs. Scottsdale will be open for lunch.

Where: The Yard, 5632 N. 7th St., Phoenix, (602) 680-4040; and Scottsdale Waterfront, 7135 E. Camelback Rd., Ste. 125, Scottsdale, (480)970-1700.

When: March 31, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.(Phoenix), Opening for lunch at 11 a.m. (Scottsdale)

 

Monti’s Steakhouse

One of the Valley’s most traditional restaurants is whipping up several specialties for you to indulge in on this special day. Executive Chef Jimmy Hernandez has created a wallet-friendly menu filled with delectable choices for your Easter Sunday. Highlights include:

  • Smoked salmon rolls
  • Stuffed squash blossom
  • Arugula salad
  • Lamb chops with pomegranate ancho chili sauce
  • Butternut squash and spinach
  • Salmon served with wild caught Pacific shrimp, roasted fingerling potatoes, candied snap peas, bacon and truffle cream sauce
  • Strawberry shortcake

Where: 100 South Mill Avenue, Tempe 85281 (480) 967-7594

When: March 31, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Cost: Most appetizers remain around or under $10, while entrees range from the low to mid-twenties

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Scottsdale's Easter Sunday Dining Guide

Scottsdale’s Easter Sunday dining is full of opportunity. One of these restaurants is sure to have what you’re looking for!

Sassi’s Easter Brunch

Enjoy a classic Italian Easter brunch this year at Sassi. Chef Chris Nicosia will inspire your taste buds on a tour through Italy with handmade pastas, artisanal cheeses and salumi. Highlights include:

  • Caprese Salad with Buffalo Mozzarella
  • Frittata with Artichokes, Goat Cheese and Herbs
  • Poached Egg Bruschetta, Asparagus, Prosciutto, Sundried Tomato Zabaglione
  • “Italian Toast”, Nutella, Hazelnut Syrup
  • Wood Oven Roasted Leg of Lamb, Fingerling Potatoes, Caramelized Artichokes
  • Porcini Roasted Beef Strip Loin
  • 
Apricot Columba with Apricot Amaretto Sauce
  • 
Flourless Chocolate Cake, Chocolate Cream, Raspberries

When: March 31, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Where: 10455 E. Pinnacle Peak Pkwy., Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Cost: $50, children under 12 are $25 (not including 20% service charge, alcohol and tax)

Easter Brunch at McDowell Mountain Golf Club

Join friends and family for a traditional Easter brunch at an affordable price. Options at McDowell Mountain Golf Club are endless with a bakery variety, omelete station, a carving station, fruits, desserts and complimentary mimosas.

Where: 10690 E. Sheena Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85255

When: March 31, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Cost: $35 for adults, $15 for children (not including tax and gratuity)

Scottsdale Grille at Starfire Golf Club Easter Brunch

This brunch at Scottsdale Grill at Starfire Golf Club is fit for a king and includes a made-to-order omelet station, carved prime rib, ham and lamb, and a build-your-own bloody mary and mimosa bar. Entrees include Bacon & Sausage, Lemon Ricotta Pancakes, Southwest Egg Frittata, Pan Seared Salmon, Smoked Chicken Breast with Mixed Vegetable Hash, along with an array of side dishes and sweet endings. Enjoy your Easter brunch feast with the whole family.

Reservations are required! Please call 480.948.6000, ext. 109

When: March 31, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Where: 11500 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Cost: $31.95, Children 6-12 are $13.95, Children five and under eat free. (Does not include 20% gratuity and tax.)

Dinner at Roka Akor

Roka Akor is serving a five-course Easter dinner unlike any other. Executive Chef Jason Alford is straying away from traditional and cooking up innovated dishes including Japanese-style grilled rabbit, sashimi and short ribs.

  • Course 1: Kanpachi Sashimi with Compressed Watermelon and Avocado
  • Course 2: Bison Short Rib with Braised Daikon and Japanese Mustard
  • Course 3: Robata Rabbit Loin with Aka Miso and Baby Gold Beets
  • Course 4: Roasted Duck and Mushroom Rice Hotpot
  • Course 5: Flourless Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Cashew Ice Cream


When: March 31, 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Where: 7299 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Cost: $55 per person

Ben & Jack’s Steakhouse

Dine in a charming 5,000-square-foot modern restaurant this Easter, Ben & Jack’s invites you to experience a delicious meal with your friend and family. The steakhouse is offering a three course pre-fixed menu which includes the following items:

  • Your choice of one starter — Mixed Green Salad, Caesar Salad, Mozzarella & Tomatoes, Maryland Crab Cake or Soup of the Day
  • Your choice of entrée — Rack of Lamb, Prime New York Sirloin Steak, Grilled Norwegian Salmon, or Veal Chop
  • One side item — Creamed Spinach, Broccoli (Steamed or Sautéed), Peas and Onions, German Potato, or 1/2 Cottage Fries & 1/2 Fried Onion Rings
  • Your choice of dessert — Apple Strudel, Carrot Cake, Cheesecake, or Chocolate Mousse Cake
  • Coffee and Tea

Where: 4180 N Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85251

When: March 31, beginning at 4 p.m., Reservations recommended

Cost: $65.95 per person (not including tax and gratuity)

Olive & Ivy

Sip on mimosas made with freshly squeezed orange juice at Olive & Ivy while nibbling on specialty Easter features like sea scallops, sweet potato cannelloni, smoked salmon benedict, caramel apple flapjacks and more. Or, enjoy an assortment of breakfast items, flatbreads, salads, sandwiches and entrées. Call (480) 751-2200 for reservations.

Where: Scottsdale Waterfront, 7135 E Camelback Rd., Ste. 195, Scottsdale, AZ

When: March 31, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Modern Steak

At Modern Steak, enjoy an array of heavenly brunch items including a delectable asparagus frittata, crispy French toast, prime sirloin and eggs and brioche doughnut holes, or choose from a number of starters, salads and mouth-watering entrées. Book reservations by calling (480) 423-7000.

Where: Scottsdale Fashion Square, 7014 E. Camelback Rd., Ste.1433, Scottsdale.

When: March 31, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The Greene House

Offering California-inspired brunch specials including items like French toast with caramelized bananas and almond streusel and a spring vegetable frittata, The Greene House will have the regular lunch menu. Call (480) 889-9494 for reservations.

Where: Kierland Commons, 15024 N. Scottsdale Rd., Ste. 160, Scottsdale

When: March 31, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

North

Easter Sunday brunch menu the whole family can enjoy. Order the decadent baked French toast with vanilla maple syrup for the kids while the grown-ups nibble on sweet and savory items like nonna fried eggs and granola parfait with local honey, Greek yogurt and dried fruit at North.

Where: Kierland Commons, 15024 N. Scottsdale Rd., Ste.160, Scottsdale, (480) 948-2055

When: March 31, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

True Food Kitchen

Cooking up their regular brunch menu at True Food Kitchen filled with favorites like quinoa Johnny cake and tofu scramble, or feast on specials only available on Easter Sunday from including grilled rainbow trout or chicken sausage scramble.

Where: Scottsdale Quarter, 15191 N. Scottsdale Rd., Ste. 100, Scottsdale, (480) 265-4500.

When: March 31, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Pink Light District

Arizona Institute For Breast Health Announces Return of Pink Light District Fundraiser

As part of the annual Pink Light District to benefit the Arizona Institute for Breast Health (AIBH), members of the Arizona community and beyond are invited to sponsor a pink light in honor or in memory of a loved one touched by cancer. The Scottsdale-headquartered, nonprofit organization stands behind its mission to provide women diagnosed with breast cancer in Arizona a second opinion on treatment options completely free of charge.

Pink Light DistrictPink Honor Lights may be given to anyone touched by breast cancer in any way. They can shine in honor of a brave survivor, in memory of a loved one or to recognize that special person in your doctor’s office. There is no limit to the number of lights one can buy to recognize and honor those in their lives. Sponsorships of multiple lights and other donation opportunities are also available.

“The lights, available for sponsorship now through October 31, will glow over the Marshall Way Bridge in downtown Scottsdale starting October 4 and throughout the rest of Breast Cancer Awareness month,” says Christine Fenwick, executive director of AIBH and 17-year breast cancer survivor.

In addition to the light, each honoree who is gifted a light will receive a Pink Light Tribute Card, and his or her name will be placed in the 2012 Pink Light Honor Album on the AIBH website. “This year, we are extremely honored to have Dr. William Leighton as our 2012 Pink Light District Premier Sponsor,” Fenwick says.

In addition to Dr. Leighton, other valuable corporate sponsors include Yeager North, Iron Medical Systems, Olive & Ivy, Anasazi Internal Medicine, HMA Public Relations, Sapporo Scottsdale, Leighton & Abdo Attorneys at Law, Fiesta Furnishings and Arizona Breast Cancer Specialists, which is led by AIBH co-founder, Dr. Coral Quiet, who also serves as the organization’s volunteer medical director.

Fenwick adds that other interested potential partners are welcome to visit AIBH’s website  and contact her team to arrange a fundraising event.

“Since our inception in 1998, we’ve sought to provide education, resources and support to newly diagnosed patients with the help of our volunteer team of physicians and medical professionals whose specialties include breast radiology, breast surgery, medical oncology, radiation oncology, reconstructive surgery and breast pathology,” says Dr. Quiet, whose team was recently named a 2012 Healthcare Leadership Award honoree and a 2012 Phoenix Business Journal Health Care Hero finalist for the critical service they provide to the community.

For more information about Pink Light District, or to sponsor a pink light for $25, please visit pinklightdistrict.org.

Fox Restaurant Concepts

Fox Restaurant Concepts' 100 Days of Summer Specials

Between trips to the pool, splash park and day trips to Flagstaff or Sedona, you have to eat at some point. And over the next few months of summer, Fox Restaurant Concepts is hosting its 100 Days of Summer celebration at its local restaurants.

Guests can expect dinner deals, daily happy hour specials, community dinners, brunches and events such as live performances and much more going on now through September 11.

Restaurants and specials include:

The Arrogant Butcher

Appetizer and drinks specials ranging from $2 to $8, Monday through Saturday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Arrogant Butcher
2 E. Jefferson St., #150, Phoenix
(602) 324-8502

Blanco Tacos + Tequila, Phoenix

Don’t miss out on its Summer Drinks & Summer Eats with sangria at $6 a glass or $16 for a pitcher; tall boy beers, $6 single or a $20 bucket of 4; and small plates of $3 tostadas and $3 tacos.
Happy hour specials include half-off starters, specialty margaritas, draft beers and well drinks. Catch these specials Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Blanco Tacos + Tequila
6166 N. Scottsdale Rd., #601, Scottsdale
Borgata of Scottsdale
(480) 289-5701

Culinary Dropout

Ready for the Double Blind Happy Hour? For just $6, receive a paper-bag beer and a shot. They also offer reverse happy hour specials Sunday through Thursday from 9:30 p.m. to close. And don’t miss out on the live music on Friday and Saturday nights throughout the summer.

Culinary Dropout
7135 E. Camelback Rd., #125, Scottsdale
(480) 970-1700

The Greene House

Love wine? Not by the glass, but by the bottle? Get 50 percent off all bottles of wine every Sunday (includes reserves).

Greene House
15024 N. Scottsdale Rd., #100, Scottsdale
Kierland Commons
(480) 889-9494

Modern Steak

For $35 per person, Modern Steak offers a three-course, prix fixe menu offered daily from 5 p.m. to close. Swing by on Thursdays and get 50 percent off wine (includes reserves).

Modern Steak
7014 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale
Scottsdale Fashion Square
(480) 423-7001

NoRTH

Every Monday from 4 p.m. to close, NoRTH offers a pizza party special which includes one salad, one pizza and two glasses of select wine for $25. Catch happy hour specials Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

NoRTH
15024 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
Kierland Commons
(480) 948-2055

North Fattoria Italiana, Arcadia

Take part in a community dinner, which consists of a four-course meal ― available on June 18, July 30 and August 20 ― with beverage pairings at $45 per person from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. And don’t forget to call ahead to make reservations. You can take advantage of happy hour specials Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., as well as $2 eats and drinks on Sundays.

North Fattoria Italiana
Biltmore/Arcadia
4925 N. 40th St., Phoenix
(602) 324-5600

Olive & Ivy

On Saturday and Sunday, have brunch with your girlfriends from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Favorites include the breakfast burrito, cinnamon French toast and the egg sandwich. Then come back for happy hour specials (Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.).

Olive & Ivy
7135 E. Camelback Rd., #195, Scottsdale
(480) 751-2200

Sauce

Try out Sauce’s Summer Sampler, which includes one salad, one pizza and two glasses of wine for $20.

Sauce
14418 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
(480) 321-8800

Zinburger, Phoenix

Zinburger’s $20 Dinner Special for Two includes two burgers, sandwiches or salads and one order of hand-cut fries. Happy Hour specials include half-off wines, draft beer, all sides and the plain-and-simple burger offered for only $7 (Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.).

Zinburger
2502 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix
Biltmore Fashion Park
(602) 424-9500

For more information about Fox Restaurant Concepts’ 100 Days of Summer celebration, visit foxrc.com/100days.