Saturday, August 30, 2014

[Football] SCC Loses Home Opener Against AWC

The 16th ranked Scottsdale Community College Fighting Artichokes fell on Saturday night to the 12th ranked Arizona Western Matadors 49-20.

from Scottsdale Community College Athletics - News


Thursday, August 28, 2014

[Football] #16 SCC opens season against #12 AWC

The 16th ranked Scottsdale Community College Fighting Artichokes will begin their 2014 season with a home game against the 12th ranked Arizona Western College Matadors at 7:00 PM on Saturday.

from Scottsdale Community College Athletics - News


Monday, August 25, 2014

World Food Championships: Scottsdale Sizzlin’ Showdown


The World Food Championships makes a stop at WestWorld of Scottsdale, October 25 and 26, for the seafood, cheese and sandwich competitions. Home cooks and professional chefs alike are welcome to enter one of the competitions for a chance at a spot in the World Food Championship in Las Vegas and a $1,000 prize.

Twenty competitors in each category will have one hour to put together their best dish and impress the judges – think “Top Chef” and “Chopped” all put together in one event. For an even better idea of what to expect, check out the World Food Championship TV show on FYI Network.

The event will take place in conjunction with the Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships: Horses and Horsepower and the Larsen Art Auction, making WestWorld the place to be in town that weekend! One ticket will gain you access to all the events and are just $15 on Saturday and $10 on Sunday. Head out to this high-intensity culinary competition and see some of Scottsdale’s best chefs in action! If you think you have what it takes to win, there are still openings left to enter the competition. Click here for more information.

from Official Travel Site for Scottsdale, Arizona |


Friday, August 22, 2014

September Calendar of Events

September COE

The cooler the weather, the more events going on in Scottsdale! Don’t miss Arizona Restaurant Week (September 19-28), where you can taste some of Scottsdale’s best dishes. Take a look at the calendar online or print it out so you’re always in the know.

from Official Travel Site for Scottsdale, Arizona |


Monday, August 18, 2014

Labor Day Events

Phncn_KidsPool Celebrate the end of summer this coming labor day with a final “staycation” or one last summer meal! Check out these happenings around town:

El Chorro Labor Day Celebration: In honor of the three-day holiday weekend, El Chorro would like to invite all those who need a little TLC to come in from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 29 and Saturday, Aug. 30 to try a special Labor Day three-course prix fixe meal for just $38, including:

  • 1st Course: Tomato, Watermelon & Feta Salad

  • 2nd Course: BBQ Brisket, Pork Ribs, Chicken Sausage, Potato Salad & Coleslaw

  • 3rd Course: Cherry Cobbler & Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

For those who want to keep it simple, El Chorro’s bar and lounge is offering its one-of-a-kind Red, White and Blue Burger, featuring Niman Ranch all-natural beef, El Chorro garden tomato, blue cheese, bacon and French fries for $10.

Scottsdale Fairmont Princess’ Bon Voyage to Summer: Landlocked for Labor Day? If the last days of summer are sailing into the sunset – still without a beach getaway on the books – vacationers can say bon voyage to summer in sea style at the S.S. Princess, also known as the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. The resort’s 4th Annual Dream-cation Weekend sets sail August 29 – September 1, 2014, with a salute to cruise ships with endless activities, abundant buffets, fireworks and even limbo contests on the lido deck.

The Phoenician: On the Boardwalk: The resort’s Casita Lawn comes alive with gourmet food trucks, a children’s Ferris wheel and mind winder ride, carnival games, a magician, caricature artist, tarot card reader, and more. The event will also feature classic rock favorites performed by the band, The Rave. Come out and experience the fun on Saturday, August 30, from 5-9 p.m.

from Official Travel Site for Scottsdale, Arizona |


Friday, August 1, 2014

Unexpected Scottsdale

It’s time to discover the Scottsdale you only thought you knew! These unique venues and out-of-the-box event ideas are just what you need to put a fresh twist on your next Scottsdale program.

food-truck-caravanFoodie Town USA: Scottsdale was just ranked number two on’s 2014 list of the nation’s “Top 10 Foodie Cities.” Meeting planners can capitalize on Scottsdale’s understanding of the farm-to-table movement with a downtown food tour. Browse the shops and galleries of downtown, stopping at various restaurants along the way for cocktails and appetizers. For your main course, choose a third restaurant or stop by the Food Truck Caravan, which sets up every Saturday night in the heart of downtown. The Caravan features between eight and 10 gourmet food trucks each week, as well as art and live music.

Hyatt-Wine-with-CheeseGrapes & Grains: Introduce your group to the bounty of Arizona’s finest wineries and breweries. The Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch hosts the Arizona Wine Experience every Friday evening. A sommelier teaches groups about the state’s various grape growing regions and then conducts a blind taste test that includes three Grand Canyon State wines and three challenger varietals. For beer lovers, Encore Creative embraces local brews with its Beer Tap Bar. This completely portable bar can be brought to any venue so that your group can try craft beers from Four Peaks Brewery, San Tan Brewery and others.

sprinter-pink-toursSonoran Desert 101: Pink Jeep Tours is best known for their four-wheel-drive tours of Sedona’s red rock country. But did you know that they also conduct tours of Scottsdale’s amazing Sonoran Desert? Pink Adventure Tours‘ Sonoran Desert Experience starts with an easy half-mile walk in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve to learn about the various plants and cacti that live in the desert. Then it’s on to a private tour at Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center where your group will meet hundreds of rescued animals native to the Sonoran Desert, including coyotes, javelina, bobcats, owls and mountain lions.

topgolf-riverwalk-scottsdale-arizonaTop-Tier Golf: Not everyone loves golf. We get that. But you’d be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t love TopGolf Riverwalk, which opened in June at Talking Stick: An Emerging Cultural and Entertainment Destination on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. The 65,000-square-foot venue features three levels of semi climate-controlled golf bays from which players hit micro-chipped golf balls at dartboard-like targets that track each shot’s distance and accuracy. TopGolf can accommodate groups of 10 to 1,200 in its board room, banquet rooms and large rooftop terrace.

scottsadales-museum-of-the-westScottsdale’s Western Roots: Come January 2015, groups will be able to pull on their cowboy boots and Stetsons and mosey on over the long-awaited Scottsdale Museum of the West. The two-story, 40,000-square-foot museum will tell the story of history’s notable pioneers and frontier expansion. Plan an event in the museum’s five galleries of paintings, sculptures and cultural artifacts. As your group mingles over cocktails and appetizers, they can explore the ever-evolving American West, from cowboys on horseback to historic roads like Route 66. Pieces by famed artists such as Carl Oscar Borg, John Coleman and Maynard Dixon will take the spotlight.

from Official Travel Site for Scottsdale, Arizona |