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Chef Richard Garcia’s Favorite Local Restaurants

No one knows food better than a chef! That’s why we asked our own Chef de Cuisine Richard Garcia of ZuZu about his favorite spots around town.


Where do you like to go for barbecue?

Rudy’s. They’re based in Albuquerque and have two locations in the Valley (one in Chandler and one in Goodyear). They have the best brisket, I haven’t seen anyone else come close!

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Catch a Flick at FilmBar in Phoenix

If you enjoy or classic, cult, foreign or independent movies, FilmBar in Downtown Phoenix is a spot you should check out. This small theater shows movies you won’t see elsewhere, and has a spacious bar and lounge to boot. Owner Kelly Aubey is an ex-computer programmer who was inspired by theaters he saw while traveling and wanted to bring a new movie-going experience to Phoenix.

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This independent theater shows several different movies …

Wild Watermelon Pool Party – August 2

Nothing says summer quite like the taste of cool watermelon and a day in the sun at OH Pool. Come celebrate the taste of summer with Mudshark Brewing Co. and the launch of their new Wild Watermelon wheat beer, infused with watermelon and balanced with a light hop for a crisp, refreshing flavor.

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The Wild Watermelon Pool Party is on Sunday, August 2 from noon to 4 …

Win a SanTan Pool Party at Hotel Valley Ho

With SanTan Brewing Company’s #SanTanSummer Contest, you could win a private poolside cabana party for 10 (including some tasty SanTan beer) and a one-night stay at Hotel Valley Ho! To enter, follow @SanTanBrewing on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram. Snap a summer pic with SanTan in it and post to one of these social media platforms, and be sure to tag @SanTanBrewing and use the hashtag #SanTanSummer. One winner will be selected each month, through August 31, 2015. Good luck!

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