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Spirited Sipping at Arizona Cocktail Week

Get ready for the 5th Annual Arizona Cocktail Week, happening February 13-21 and suited to bartenders and keen cocktail enthusiasts alike. There’s a full lineup of delicious events, many of them happening right here at the hotel.

Cocktail Carnival

The Cocktail Carnival on Saturday, February 13 is the fun kick-off event happening poolside, with creative cocktails, boozy treats, performers, and some “secret …

LON’s at the Hermosa Inn

When I eat out, I love going to cozy restaurants, especially ones with a bit of history. One of my favorite places is LON’s at the Hermosa Inn, which serves artful American cuisine. Lon Megargee was a cowboy artist who was well known for his artwork featured inside the Stetson cowboy hat. The inn was originally his home. After adding a studio, he called it “Casa Hermosa”, and later opened it as a guest ranch. The Hermosa Inn is in the middle of Paradise Valley, a beautiful and secluded residential area.

Cheesy Goodness at the Phoenix Pizza Festival on November 21

The Phoenix Pizza Festival will be a pizza party like no other. Savor the cheese-covered deliciousness on Saturday, November 21 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Civic Space Park in Downtown Phoenix. Enjoy $2 slices of all kinds, full-size pies, craft beer and wine, and sweets. There’ll also be live bands, lawn games, and a kids craft zone.

Pizza

Pizza makers include La Piazza Al …

Macayo’s Mexican Grill in Scottsdale

If you love Mexican food, put Macayo’s Mexican Grill & Cantina on your to-do list. Macayo’s opened their first location in Phoenix in 1946. Now the family has 12 restaurants in Arizona and two in Las Vegas. They are known for their delicious Mexican cuisine made with locally grown ingredients, including their own farm-fresh chilies. I got to sample the new menu at their remodeled Scottsdale location and it was amazing. New favorites include the Fried Avacado, Jicama Shrimp Tacos, and Bosio’s Shrimp with chipotle sauce.

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Tasty Bites at the Arizona Taco Festival

The sixth-annual Arizona Taco Festival promises delicious drinks, live music, lucha libre wrestling, and 100,000 tacos. The fun happens at Salt River Fields on Saturday, October 17 and Sunday, October 18 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Taste the creations of 40 competing taco teams, cooking up $2 tacos made with chicken, pork, beef, seafood, veggies, and even dessert.

Arizona Taco Festival

Don’t miss the legendary Tequila Expo on Saturday, …