Stand Up and Shout | A Night of Comedy + Music on June 13

On Saturday, June 13, enjoy an evening of comedy and music with Stand Up and Shout, a Nadlang Enterprises production. Comedians Jeff Dye, Jill Bryan, Brody Stevens and Carl LaBove will be performing, and Cassette BIAS will be playing original songs and covers. Roland Schoeman, a local resident and Olympic medalist in swimming, will be your host for the evening.

The event kicks off at 7:30 p .m. at Hotel Valley Ho, finishing at 11:00 p.m. General admission tickets are $85, or you can purchase a premium ticket for $150. All …

Scottsdale Beer Palooza Is June 20

On Saturday, June 20, cool off with Scottsdale Beer Palooza. This celebration of beer is happening indoors at WestWorld from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and will feature over 30 breweries, fun games, and more.  Sample craft brews from Four Peaks, SanTan, Oskar Blues, Mudshark, Prescott, New Belgium, Mike Hess, Rogue, Nimbus, Odell, and more. Find some new favorites? You can purchase all of the beers at the SBP Beer Store. They’ll also be serving up a beer-friendly menu of sausages, pizza, nachos, and burgers.

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Cask-Aged Spirits & More at VOM FASS

Have you heard of this lovely new store that opened at the Scottsdale Waterfront a few months ago? VOM FASS offers exclusive cask-aged vinegars, oils, wines, and exquisite spirits direct from the cask. “Vom fass” means “from the cask” in German. These products come directly from the producers in casks, and you can taste before you buy.

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Stop by for a wonderful tasting experience. They also …

Arizona Restaurant Week is May 15-25

Arizona Restaurant Week is almost here! With over 100 restaurants participating, it’s the perfect chance to get out and explore the local dining scene. Three-course, pre-fixe menus are offered at $33 or $44, May 15-25. At ZuZu, we’ll be serving a three-course menu with a glass of wine or beer for $33, plus tax and gratuity. Choose from favorites like our Braised Beef Short Rib and Peanut Butter Crunch Bar. Make your reservation soon. Call 480.421.7997 or book online.

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Aunt Chilada’s Mexican Restaurant

Recently I had a chance to revisit an old Valley favorite, the original Aunt Chilada’s Mexican restaurant. It was built on the foundation of the only general store that served the laborers at the Rico Mercury Mine over 100 years ago. The men, dreamy-eyed and intoxicated from inhaling the mercury vapors were said to be returning from the “Dreamy Draw”. After the repeal of prohibition, the land’s owners were granted the first liquor license in Arizona.

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