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Marketing a Restaurant During Stay at Home Orders

At a time when restaurants and bars are restricted from having customers in their dining rooms, many are turning to take-out and delivery as a means for maintaining some sort of revenue stream. Trying to get the word out about your updated offerings, while juggling a new business model may seem like a daunting task. However, there are some simple (and free!) things you can and should do to make it easier for customers to know you are still open for business! Don’t Forget the Obvious: While social media has become a go-to resource for finding information, websites and phone numbers are still king. If your hours and/or menu have changed, be sure this is updated on your website. You can even add a pop-up or banner to your home page so that visitors quickly know you’re open. If you have a recording for your phone system, be sure the after hours greeting also conveys the new operating procedures and hours. Social Media Basics: If you don’t have the time or the social media prowess to post regularly, at a bare minimum, do the following: Update your hours on Facebook in the “About” section. Also, create a post announcing your take-out/delivery options and pin this to the top of your page.On Facebook and Twitter, update your profile description so that guests know you’re still open for business. Much like Facebook, create a post with your latest offerings so at the very least your most recent post is current. Yelp (for better or worse): While most restaurants and bar owners have a love-hate relationship with Yelp, there’s no denying that... read more

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at the Love.Bites. Vampire Ball

On Friday, February 9 from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., indulge in an evening of gothic elegance and dark romance at the Love Bites Vampire Ball presented by Scorpius Dance Theatre and Davisson Entertainment. Returning for a second year, the sexy-stylish vampire affair is perfectly themed for creatures of the night to celebrate the Valentine holiday. The people watching will be just as “fang”tastic as the entertainment! Guests are encouraged to dress to the nines in their most captivating vampire or goth attire with a Valentine’s flair. Mix and mingle, strike a seductive pose for photos, and strut the stage for the sweetest vamp costume contest.

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Colon Cancer Alliance Hosts Annual Fundraising Undy Run/Walk

On October 22 at 9:00 a.m., hundreds of Phoenix residents will run brave through the city streets wearing boxers and briefs during the family-friendly Undy Run/Walk. Hosted by the Colon Cancer Alliance, this lighthearted event encourages participants to wear silly boxers, briefs or costumes in support of knocking colon cancer out of the top three cancer killers. Money raised through this annual event benefits the Arizona Department of Health Services’ FIT at Fifty HealthCheck program, as well as supports national prevention, research and patient support initiatives of the Colon Cancer Alliance.

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Rustic Meets Refined at Sierra Bonita Grill

A longtime fan of the restaurant, Angel Fuchs from Phoenix Bites recently visited Sierra Bonita Grill. She typically frequents during weekend brunch, so she decided to branch out and give dinner a try. According to her review of her dining experience, “the food is incredible and the vibe exudes warmth. It’s a great place to impress out of town guests and locals alike with it’s southwest charm and spicy offerings.” Read the full review on Phoenix... read more

Paul Martin’s American Grill Unveils New Summer Menu Featuring a Variety of Vegetarian Options

To help Valley residents brave the summer months, Paul Martin’s American Grill has introduced a new summer menu featuring a variety of lighter, veggie-focused dishes, as well as refreshing, cool cocktails. With a focus on seasonal ingredients, Paul Martin’s is committed to using local produce, sustainable fisheries, free-range and natural meats, “Never-Ever” beef, artisanal cheeses, and house-infused spirits. The menus feature several new appetizers and entrees and seasonal side dishes, as well as two additional handcrafted cocktails.

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Scorpius Dance Theatre Presents Brand New Show, L.O.V.E, Featuring All Live Music

From April 28-30 at 7:30 p.m., Scorpius Dance Theatre will present L.O.V.E, a brand new show choreographed by Scorpius’ Director, Lisa Starry, with live original music by Kristofer Hill. L.O.V.E is a series of short stories portraying the various types of relationships and stages of love that impact our lives. Told through dance, film and live music, this unique production will take audiences on a journey of emotions while exploring one common theme: love is everything.

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The Herb Box at The Colony in Midtown to Open on April 8

On April 8, The Herb Box will be the first tenant to open its doors at The Colony, a new mixed-used development at Seventh Street and Missouri Avenue in midtown Phoenix. The Herb Box has two existing locations in Scottsdale, one at DC Ranch in the North Valley and another at Southbridge in Old Town. The new location at The Colony will be The Herb Box’s first expansion outside of Scottsdale since the company was founded in 1995.

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Scorpius Dance Theatre’s ‘Catwalk’ Returns to Phoenix Theatre

Back by popular demand, Scorpius Dance Theatre presents CATWALK, February 25-27 at Phoenix Theatre’s Hardes Theatre. Fashion meets dance on the runway in this high-energy, original contemporary dance production that fuses funky fashions by local designers, the sexy athleticism of Scorpius’ dancers, and the distinct choreography of Lisa Starry. This year’s CATWALK also features guest choreography and performances by Angel Castro of HALO Movement Collective.

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First Annual PHX Vegan Food Festival: Feb. 27

Davisson Entertainment presents the first annual PHX Vegan Food Festival on Saturday, Feb. 27 at the Phoenix Theatre and Phoenix Art Museum campus. The outdoor, family-friendly festival will be held from noon to 5 p.m., with one-hour early entrance for VIP ticket holders. Event highlights include vegan food trucks and restaurants, vegan-friendly food and products, demonstrations and presentations by chefs and vegan experts, plus a kids’ activity area. There will also be a cash bar and two entertainment stages featuring a full day of live music.

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