Second Annual Brewers Bowl Kicks off in Downtown Scottsdale

Second Annual Brewers Bowl Kicks off in Downtown Scottsdale

On Saturday, February 6 from 5 to 10 p.m., Bad Water Brewing is hosting the second annual “Brewers Bowl” craft beer festival in the heart of downtown Scottsdale. Created to showcase the burgeoning craft beer scene in Arizona, the event will feature at least 15 local breweries, plus live music and food trucks. A portion of proceeds from the Brewers Bowl will benefit the Paradise Valley Emergency Food Bank, a food cooperative dedicated to providing emergency provisions to the community’s hungry. Creating a friendly competition, prior to the event, breweries can submit beer samples for a chance to be crowned the beer champion during the festival. The beers will be judged in a blind tasting competition by BJCP certified judges. Last year, North Mountain Brewing Company was awarded for their Oatmeal Stout, and they will pass along the trophy to this year’s winner. The winning brewery will take home bragging rights and the trophy that is modeled after the Vince Lombardi Trophy, with a beer keg in place of the football. The Brewers Bowl will be held in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale near Bad Water Brewing’s Tap Room at 4216 N. Brown Ave., Scottsdale, Ariz., 85251. The festival will be set-up on Brown Avenue between 3rd Avenue and 4th Avenue, which will be closed to vehicle traffic. General admission is $35 dollars, and includes 20 beer tasting tickets. VIP admission is $55, and includes 25 tickets, plus early entry to the event. To purchase tickets,...
Boxers and Briefs Hit Phoenix Streets for Fundraising Undy Run/Walk

Boxers and Briefs Hit Phoenix Streets for Fundraising Undy Run/Walk

On November 21 at 9:00 a.m., Phoenix residents will hit the pavement in the State Capitol District of downtown Phoenix for the family-friendly, underwear-themed Undy Run/Walk to raise money and awareness for colon cancer.  Funds raised through this event benefit colon cancer screening efforts through the Arizona Department of Health Services. The fundraiser also supports national prevention, research and patient support initiatives of the Colon Cancer Alliance. Presented by the Colon Cancer Alliance, the Undy Run/Walk isn’t the  everyday 5K. Instead of typical running gear, attendees sport everything from matching team underwear, to tutus, capes and costumes, with some even coming fully dressed as superheroes or ninja turtles. Whatever the style choice, the Undy Run/Walk takes on colon cancer in a fun and lighthearted way and gets people talking about the disease. A clever twist on a serious topic, the Undy Run/Walk helps to spark much needed conversations. In Arizona, there have been 2,560 diagnoses and 990 colon cancer deaths in the past year alone. Colon cancer is one of the most preventable cancers, yet it is still the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. In 2014, nearly 140,000 Americans were diagnosed with colon cancer, and more than 50,000 died from the disease. “The creative boxers and witty team names bring a light-heartedness to the Undy Run/Walk, but it’s serious business,” says Adina Frazier, Colon Cancer Alliance Special Events Director. “Through this event we’re able to have an even bigger impact on the Phoenix community and get one step closer to accomplishing our mission. What’s better than that?” During the event, there are opportunities to encourage those currently battling the...
Paul Martin’s American Grill Announces New Fall Menu

Paul Martin’s American Grill Announces New Fall Menu

To welcome the Valley’s much anticipated winter months, Paul Martin’s American Grill has introduced an updated, fall-inspired menu. With a focus on seasonal ingredients, Paul Martin’s is committed to using local produce, sustainable fisheries, free-range and natural meats, artisanal cheeses, and house-infused spirits. The menus now feature hearty soup selections, several new entrees, a warm and comforting dessert, plus a variety of handcrafted cocktails. For a starter, go for the mesquite grilled Castroville Artichoke ($13), served with a pesto aioli. Warm up with a bowl of Roasted Butternut Squash Soup ($9) garnished with Sonoma sage pesto; or vegetarian Wild Mushroom Soup ($9), made with cream and six types of mushrooms. For a lighter lunch or dinner option, the Roasted Chicken Salad ($16) is a mix of chicken, cabbage, radishes, snow peas, Marcona almonds, and peanut vinaigrette. Several new mesquite grilled entrees have been added to the menu, including Chimichurri Chicken ($17 lunch/$22 dinner), accompanied by wild mushroom faro, cipolline onions, and Bloomsdale spinach. Back by popular demand, the double cut, Hoisin Marinated Pork Chop ($29) is paired with sautéed Brussels sprouts, topped with warm bacon vinaigrette. Steak Frites ($21 lunch/$22 dinner) is a grilled hanger steak, served with French fries, red wine jus, arugula, and cipolline onions. New seafood dishes include the Blackened Pacific Redfish ($18 lunch/$21 dinner), paired with Bloomsdale spinach and lemon; and Linguine and Shrimp ($23) featuring pacific wild shrimp, tomatoes, spinach, and garlic lemon butter. A meal would not be complete without a warm, comforting dessert. The Apple Cinnamon Crisp ($10) has a crumbly, golden topping of oats, walnuts and brown sugar and is served...
Scottsdale Streetside BBQ to Fire Up Labor Day Weekend in Old Town Scottsdale

Scottsdale Streetside BBQ to Fire Up Labor Day Weekend in Old Town Scottsdale

On Saturday, September 5 from 4 to 10 p.m., Bad Water Brewing is hosting the first annual Scottsdale Streetside BBQ, a laid back, backyard BBQ-inspired summertime gathering. Held in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale, this 21 and over event will feature live music, food and beverages from local vendors, outdoor lawn-style games, plus a TV tent for cheering on ASU in its first season game against Texas A&M.  The Scottsdale Streetside BBQ was created to deliver a fun entertainment option for locals who are staying in town during the holiday weekend. Although summer in the Valley is still going strong, the Scottsdale Streetside BBQ will have plenty of shade tents and misters to create an inviting outdoor affair. This end of season, holiday weekend celebration aims to become a reoccurring event. According to Bad Water Brewing’s Founder, Lewis Kubitz, “Labor Day screams barbecue, and what better way to ring in a work free weekend than a low-key gathering with friends, enjoying food, ice cold beer, football and entertainment.” Festivalgoers can indulge in plenty of refreshing beverages, delicious food, and fun. Bad Water Brewing will have a beer truck and will be pouring their Saison and IPA, as well as introducing their brand new Paradise Ale. Arizona’s Own craft sodas will be serving their popular Sarsparilla, in addition to debuting a new Mesquite Ginger Ale. Morrell Presley from Morrell’s BBQ will be rolling out his massive, decked out BBQ trailer to serve up slow smoked ribs, brisket and more. Sweet Lew’s ice cream cookie sandwiches will be an irresistible cool treat for those with a sweet tooth. A big...
Through Each Others Eyes Presents “Cactus and Coral,” a Cultural Photographic Exchange Exhibit Between Australia and Arizona

Through Each Others Eyes Presents “Cactus and Coral,” a Cultural Photographic Exchange Exhibit Between Australia and Arizona

From August 31 to September 14, Through Each Others is presenting “Cactus and Coral,” an 80-print photographic exhibit that showcases a cultural exchange between photographers from Arizona and Australia. The complimentary exhibit will be on display at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, and a kick-off reception will be held on September 3 at 5:30 p.m. Through Each Others Eyes is a Phoenix-based nonprofit that encourages people around the world to understand and appreciate diverse cultures through photography. Through Each Others Eyes develops exchanges with photographers in other countries for the purpose of documenting photographically an unfamiliar culture from the viewpoint of an outsider. The photographers spend time in the host city, documenting through photographs, people and their daily lives: their work, relationships with each other, festivals and celebrations, and simple scenes of their daily activities. Once home, the photographers stage a free, professional photo exhibit so their local community can learn about and appreciate another culture. The exhibit is also displayed in the exchange country. “Cactus and Coral” is Through Each Others Eyes first cultural exchange with Australia. The exhibit will showcase photographs from Australian photographers Alex Pirez and Tim Warnock during their time in the Valley, including such events and uniquely Arizona experiences as spring training, Native Trails dancing, hot air ballooning, the Grand Canyon National Park, and Arizona Bike Week. “Cactus and Coral” will also display images by Arizona photographers, Bob Rink and Jim Marshall from their time experiencing Australian points of interest, including the Great Barrier Reef, the rainforest, and Cairns Festival. “Cactus and Coral” is supported by Scottsdale Sister Cities and is free...