Happy Hour Hot Spots

The Valley has happy hour options to fit every taste. Here are a few.  High-end happy hour: Opened in 2020, The Americano in North Scottsdale offers an upscale happy hour Tuesday through Sunday from 5–7 p.m. in the bar and lounge. Happy hour beverages include $10 specialty cocktails such as the Drunken Wifey made with […]

Raise a Glass to Support Teachers with Four Peaks

In recognition of Teacher Appreciation Week, Four Peaks Brewing Co. has kicked off its 11th annual Four Peaks for Teachers campaign, raising funds to donate school supply kits to 10,000 teachers across Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas. The kits will be distributed in July. To celebrate its 11th year of Four Peaks for Teachers, Four […]

Support Ballet Arizona with a Virtual Cocktail Workshop

Ballet Arizona’s Ballet Barre and Contemporary Council are hosting a virtual cocktail workshop to support Ballet Arizona’s staff and programs. The event will be held on Thursday, April 29, from 6 to 7 p.m. via Zoom. The hands-on lesson will be led by Matt Farrow and Kaylee Nedley, owners of Iconic Cocktail Co., a local […]

Fun in the Sun!

The weather is beginning to heat up and summer is just around the corner. Time to get ready for a pool, beach or lake day. Here are a few items that will help jump-start your summer, many of which can be found locally. Bon Voyage Canvas Bag Sand Custom Designs, $38 sandcustomdesigns.com Cute and with […]

TLC Offers Unique Dining Experiences You’ll Want to Check Out

Arizona natives Tom and Lin Baumbach have been married for 14 years, have a 10-year-old daughter and own Tom and Lin Catering (TLC), which specializes in weddings, corporate and social events, and galas with a focus on farm to table dining. When the pandemic hit and catering events were canceled, they started doing private dinners […]

Dog Haus Opens Tempe Location

Dog Haus, known for its gourmet all-beef hot dogs and handcrafted sausages with fun and unique toppings served on Hawaiian rolls, is opening its fifth Arizona location at the Watermark in Tempe on Feb. 20. “We couldn’t be more excited to bring Dog Haus’ one-of-a-kind creations to Tempe,” said franchisee Jeron Boemer. “Our incredible team […]

Support Local Restaurants with Devour at Home

For more than 10 years, Devour Phoenix has been one of Arizona’s most popular and celebrated culinary festivals. The Local First Arizona signature event showcases dishes from the state’s most renowned restaurants and most talented chefs. Devour is adapting to provide a delicious and safe experience by offering Devour at Home Feb. 27-28. You can […]

Flower Child to Open Digital-First Location in Tempe

Flower Child, the healthy fast-casual eatery from Fox Restaurant Concepts, is opening a new to-go-only location in Tempe at Culinary Dropout with a digital-first approach. The new location will offer contact-free payment and delivery, and curbside pickup with a focus on convenience and easy ordering available online on the Flower Child app or at one […]

‘Tis the Season for Holiday Cocktails

To keep the season merry and bright, several restaurants are offering holiday-themed beverages. Bitter and Twisted Cocktail Parlour in downtown Phoenix is hosting a Sippin’ Santa holiday popup through Dec. 26 with festive tiki décor and libations such as North Pole Punch, Endless Summer Swizzle and the Parrot in a Pear Tree. Another tropical option […]