Health and fitness guru, trainer to music’s top stars, author and U.S. Marine veteran ERIN OPREA is set to whip Nashville into red-carpet-ready shape before this year’s CMA Awards, hosting the first ever CMA BRUNCH & BURN on Saturday, November 10, at the Broadway hotspot Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row. Proceeds from the event will benefit the CMA Foundation and their work to ensure every child has the opportunity to participate in a quality music program.
As a small token of gratitude, these Valley restaurants are offering freebies and discounts to veterans and active military this Veteran’s Day (Nov. 12).
Veterans and active military will receive 50 percent off on Sunday, Nov. 11, at any five of Riot Hospitality Group’s concepts: Farm & Craft, Hand Cut Burgers & Chophouse, Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row, El Hefeand Riot House.
Halloween celebrations took place across the Valley on Saturday, October 27, and featured plenty of nightlife fun and amazing costumes. As you’d expect, there were tons of parties in both Tempe and Scottsdale, including in Old Town and along Mill Avenue. Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale also put on its annual Wicked Ball and El Hefe in Tempe hosted the Monster’s Block event.
Halloween is an occasion filled with tons of questions. What will you go as this year? What parties should you hit up? How many drinks can you handle without becoming a costumed train wreck? Once you’ve figured all those issues out, there’s one more important question to consider this year: Do you have enough energy to party for three days?
That’s because Halloween happens to fall smack-dab in the middle of the week in 2018, specifically on Wednesday, October 31. As a result, a majority of the biggest costume parties and masquerade balls will be happening the weekend prior on both Friday, October 26, and Saturday, October 27.
It should come as some good news to anyone interested in stretching out their Halloween celebrations across several days — provided they’ve got the means, the money, and the mojo. And if you need some suggestions on where to go, we’ve got your back on that one, too, boo. Check out the following the following guide to the biggest, best, and most bizarre bashes happening in the Valley during Halloween 2018.
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, these Valley eateries are offering up donations to various nonprofits–all you need to do is enjoy some fab eats and drinks.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and three local Phoenix restaurants are raising money all month-long. By purchasing a featured menu item you will be helping to fight a disease that affects us all. Both non-profits are also local to the Phoenix area.
Ryan Hibbert, CEO of Riot, met Valley native and country music star Dierks Bentley through a mutual friend at a benefit concert in 2011. The two started talking and Hibbert learned the chart-topper had thoughts of opening a restaurant/bar of his own. Hibbert walked Bentley over to the downtown Scottsdale El Hefe, Riot’s first venue that opened in 2010, which was near the concert venue.
With El Hefe, Hibbert crafted a venue that hit a precious intersection of restaurant-bar-nightlife. At the time, this business model didn’t exist, he said.
“It’s always exciting to be first in the market. Once people understood the concept, it absolutely exploded,” Hibbert said.
The economy is humming along. You’ve had a phenomenal year. Things have been so busy that the office holiday party was put on the back burner and still needs to be planned.
Never fear. Even if the office holiday party is something that slipped your mind, there are plenty of dynamic Valley venues still available to create a memorable holiday event for employees.
Here are more than 50 hot spots where you can celebrate your company and book a last-minute holiday party or off-site event to boost company morale.