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MDA’s annual Taste of the Town returns

Hundreds of Valley foodies, wine enthusiasts and the culinary curious will gather under the stars for a night of music, dancing and delectable tastings during the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s 14th Annual Taste of the Town, Friday, Oct. 17 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Scottsdale Quarter. Emceed by KTVK’s April Warnecke and Mark McClune, the charitable evening will feature more than 20 of the Valley’s top restaurants serving up their finest food and drink for a great cause.

The event, presented by Cigna, will showcase a variety of fine wine, spirits and beer from Barefoot Wine, Angels Envy Bourbon, Alliance Beverage and Hensley Beverage Company alongside world-class fare from restaurants such as Tanzy, Capital Grille, TK’s Urban Tavern, True Food Kitchen, Fogo De Chao, Brio Tuscan Grille, Lucille’s BBQ, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria and more. Besides eating and drinking to their heart’s content, guests will also spend the evening socializing with other donors, bidding on a variety of luxury items and enjoying the music of local band Elvis Before Noon, a Valley favorite for fans of the 90’s Tempe sound.

In addition to the culinary offerings and the first-class silent auction, there will be an opportunity to make a donation to MDA and receive a custom necklace by luxury jeweler Cornelis Hollander through the Drinks with Dazzle raffle. The award-winning jewelry designer will be donating 50 necklaces featuring sterling silver pendants to adorn the wine up for grabs. The Drinks with Dazzle raffle is an exciting opportunity for guests to buy a bottle of wine for $65, which will come with two wine glasses courtesy of Le Creuset, and win one of five diamond encrusted versions of the sterling silver pendant necklaces.

General admission tickets for Taste of the Town are priced at $75 through Oct. 3, after which general admission increases to $100. Tickets can be purchased online at tasteofthetownaz.com.


2012 RED Awards: Winners & Honorable Mentions

Kitchell, DAVIS and Banner Health captured top honors Thursday night as Arizona Commercial Real Estate Magazine held the 7th Annual, 2012 RED Awards (Real Estate and Development) to recognize the biggest, best and most notable commercial real estate projects and transactions of 2011.

The event drew more than 400 CRE professionals to the Arizona Biltmore as winners and honorable mentions were selected from a record 116 nominations received in 12 project categories and individual and team broker categories.

Kitchell was named General Contractor of the Year; DAVIS was Architect of the Year; and Banner Health won Developer of the Year.

2012 RED Awards category winners:

Best Education Project: Grand Canyon University Arena; Best Hospitality Project: Westin Downtown Phoenix; Best Industrial Project: Dunn-Edwards Phoenix; Best Healthcare Project: Phoenix Children’s Hospital; Best Multi-Family Project: Devine Legacy on Central; Best Office Project: Fountainhead Office Plaza; Best Public Project: Virginia G. Piper Sports & Fitness Center for Persons with Disabilities; Best Redevelopment Project: Adelante Healthcare Surprise; Best Retail Project: iPic Theater/Tanzy/Salt; Most Challenging Project: Salt River Fields at Talking Stick; Most Sustainable Project: DPR Construction Phoenix Headquarters; and Best Tenant Improvement Project: Limelight Networks.

Merit Award winners were OASIS Hospital (Healthcare) and P.L. Julian Elementary School (Education).

Broker of the Year honors went to Jay Hoselton, Cushman & Wakefield, Individual Leasing; Ken Elmer, Commercial Properties Inc., Individual Sales; Bo Mills and Mark Detmer, Cushman & Wakefield, Team Leasing; and Tyler Anderson and Sean Cunningham, CBRE, Team Sales.

2012 RED Awards honorable mentions:

Education: NAU Health & Learning Center; Healthcare: Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center; Hospitality: Casino Del Sol Hotel Convention Center and Parking Structure Expansion; Industrial: Crescent Crown Distribution; Most Challenging: Arizona Science Center Phase III Remodification; Multi-Family: Phoenix Towers Terrace; Office: UniSource Energy Corporate Office; Public: Maricopa County Downtown Court Tower; Redevelopment: The Q Building at Paradise Valley Community College; Retail: American Sports Complex-Retail Center; Most Sustainable: Phoenix Children’s Hospital; and Tenant Improvement: Gap Fulfillment Center.

View photos from the 2012 RED Awards on our Facebook!

2012 winners can order Awards, Plaques & Reprints

iPic Theatre, The Luxury Experience On A Budget, 2011

iPic Theaters, The Luxury Experience On A Budget

Since its recent opening, iPic Theaters — located in Scottsdale Quarter — has been creating a local escape with a luxurious atmosphere for its guests on a budget.

While the movie selection is similar to other theaters, the service is on a new level: to provide guests with selection, choice and comfort.

Here, you’ll enjoy fine dining and the comforts of home while you watch a movie. There are two choices of seating, including gold class seating and premium seating, for non-members and members. Gold class for members and non-members includes reserved seating, valet parking, reclining seats, complimentary popcorn and in-theatre service. Premium seating includes reserved seating and leather seats.

“Why should anyone choose iPic?” asks Mark Mulcahy, VP marketing of iPic Theaters. “Movies are about escape, and this movie experience takes you there.”

On Tuesdays, members receive all-day happy hour, discounted menu and drinks, and membership is free.

What else sets iPic apart?

  • The seating is always reserved. Once you purchase your tickets, you know exactly where you will be sitting.
  • Guests are able to sample wine prior to purchasing.
  • iPic provides a fine dining experience, serving Caesar salads, fresh short bread pizza, grilled calamari, and more.
  • When guests purchase candy, it’s brought to you in a martini glass.

Guests also have the opportunity to order food from Tanzy, the restaurant located in the theater, and they can expect to receive this service 20 minutes into the start of the movie.

Salt Ultra Lounge, on site, is Scottsdale’s newest gathering place for evening cocktails and music. Reverse happy hour takes place from 9 p.m. to midnight on weekdays, and every one of the drinks are organic and made fresh.

“Guests say this is the ultimate escape, and they keep coming back,” says Jacqi Richardson, GolinHarris.

The Scottsdale Quarter location, one of eight locations nationwide, houses eight intimate auditoriums, wall-to-wall movie screens and state-of-the-art digital technology.


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If You Go:

iPic Theaters
Scottsdale Quarter
15257 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite F-230
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
(480) 483-3232