Mom’s Golf Free On Mother’s Day at The Boulders

April 24, 2014 | 12:04 PM | Deals | By Maxfield Barker

Golf SwingLiving in the Valley, we’re willing to bet that there are plenty of you who golf. You see, the weather here is so perfect, you can golf all year long. Both men and women enjoy the sport and if your mom does, we’ve got a heck of a deal for you. Sunday, May 11 is Mother’s Day and The Boulders Resort will let any mom golf for free. Yes, we’ll say that again. For every paid player, moms get to golf for free on Mother’s Day. We’re at the tail-end of golf season (before it gets too hot out) and that means you’ll be saving quite a bit of cash. The Boulder’s beautiful course is one of the nicest places in the Valley to spend Mother’s Day. It’s an all day thing, too. So if you’re an early bird, play 18 holes then grab some breakfast or vice versa. Either way, it sounds like the perfect day.

The Boulders Golf Club | 34631 North Tom Darlington Drive | Carefree, AZ 85377  



Today’s Object of Desire: Glowdeck

April 24, 2014 | 9:53 AM | Shop & Style | By Maxfield Barker

glowdeckToday’s object of desire is dedicated to all you techies. You’re all about aesthetics and that includes your smartphone’s accessories. The Glowdeck is the perfect clock/stereo/cool thing to put on your nightstand. The best part is that it is all cord-free. There are no ugly wires hanging out here.  The Glowdeck has a bluetooth music play back, wireless charging, and notifications built into the deck’s screen. Available in three wooden options, you can choose from cheery, maple, and walnut. There is also a black acrylic option, as well. It’s the perfect gift for all of the techies in your life.


Zinburger Now Open at Scottsdale Quarter

April 23, 2014 | 11:04 AM | Restaurants | By Maxfield Barker

NNwOkMdgpKNA33TPfzmJ4BwFccgVkMcK-YXVi8RD_UcFox Restaurant Concepts really knows how to make a good eatery. Scottsdale Quarter is home to the newest location of the always-great Zinburger. This is good news because May is National Burger Month. This isn’t McDonald’s. Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar adds a touch of gourmet and class to the hamburger. The restaurant has won every single Scottsdale Culinary Festival’s Burger Battle since it opened its first restaurant. There are 17 signature burger, which obviously includes their namesake, award-winning Zinburger. They even have a breakfast burger. Yes, you read that correctly. Their breakfast burger is made up of Angus beef with Neuske’s applewood smoked bacon, fried egg, avocado and American cheese. If you need a good burger and are in north Scottsdale, Zinburger is the place to be.


Wine Dinner for Two Every Monday at Paul Martin’s

April 23, 2014 | 9:51 AM | Restaurants | By Maxfield Barker

image001The weekend seems to fly by too quickly, doesn’t it? You’ll be having fun and relaxing and before you know it, you’re stuck in traffic on the way to work to start the grind all over again. Mondays don’t have to be like that, though. When you feel like you need a break and it’s only Monday, Paul Martin’s American Grill should be your destination. Just $49, couples receive an organic green salad and entrée for each guest, along with a choice of one bottle from a selection of 25 wines to share. You could make Mondays your new date night, it could be for night out with a friend, or just because you feel like downing some wine and good food.


Salut Kitchen Bar Celebrates One Year Anniversary Next Week

April 22, 2014 | 10:51 AM | Restaurants | By Maxfield Barker

image001It’s already been one year since one of our new favorite restaurants opened their doors. Tempe’s Salut Kitchen Bar has it all. Atmosphere, ambiance, a delicious menu, and great drinks. We’re glad to see this place thriving. To say thanks for keeping them in business, Salut will be having some great deals to celebrate their first birthday. On Wednesday, April 30, you can enjoy $1 Hummus Nachos (normally $8) and when you purchase a bottle of wine you can get another one for $1. There are over 100 different types of wines to choose from. If you haven’t check out Salut yet, we highly recommend that you do.


Are You My Ride? 2015 Ford Mustang 50th Anniversary Edition

April 22, 2014 | 9:44 AM | Are You My Ride? | By Maxfield Barker

2015-ford-mustang-50th-anniversary-edition-cropped-thumb-768x512-39464Can you believe that America’s favorite muscle car is a half century old? Neither can we. In 1964, Ford introduced the world to what would become one of the most popular rides of all time. The 2015 Ford Mustang 50th Anniversary Edition is nothing short of beauty. You can only choose between the Kona Blue or Wimbledon White color. For the transmission, either a six-speed automatic or manual transmission are available. Since it’s a muscle car, manual is the way to go. Its five liter, V8 engine can produce 420 horses. Its two-tone leather interior with cashmere details make the inside just as pretty as the out. The one problem with this ride? There will only be 1,964 (get it?) units made. Order yours quickly.


Introducing ‘The Phoenix Burger’

April 21, 2014 | 11:59 AM | Eat & Drink | By Maxfield Barker

DFG_Phoenix_Burger 3So, apparently May is National Burger Month. That’s cool, we love burgers as much as the next person. To celebrate burger month, Del Frisco’s Grille will be serving a ridiculous burger during all of May. To enjoy the “The Phoenix Burger,” you’ll need to use both of your hands and that’s not even the best party. The burger is basically a taste of the Valley, topped with candied pepper wild boar bacon, fried pickled nopales (an edible cactus) and jalapeno-peach mayo made with AZ’s own, Chato Loco jelly. You can pick yours up at Del Frisco’s starting May 1 for $16.


New Music Monday: The Black Keys

April 21, 2014 | 9:53 AM | Sound | By Maxfield Barker

We love The Black Keys because they brought rock and roll back to the forefront of pop culture. In a time where electronic music reigns supreme, it’s refreshing to hear the sounds of yesteryear. The Grammy award-winning duo will be releasing their eighth studio album next month. Turn Blue was co-produced by Danger Mouse (of  Gnarls Barkley and Jay Z/The Beatles Gray Album fame.) This new record takes a more ethereal approach but is still great from what we’ve heard. Here is the title track Turn Blue. 


Tips to Be a Responsible Pet Owner from Camp Bow Wow

April 18, 2014 | 11:38 AM | News | By Maxfield Barker

bowwowIt’s true, dogs are man’s best friend. If you have a dog, you know the love and warmth they can bring. It’s amazing how intuitive they can be. Being a dog owner takes a lot of work, though. Not everyone is suited for it. If you wish to rescue a pup in the near future, here are some tips on how to be a responsible dog owner from the good people at Camp Bow Wow:

  1. Sign your dog up for a training class - It is important to create a bond with you and your dog, as well as learn how to communicate with your dog. By teaching your dog commands, it will help you learn how to tell your dog what you want and don’t want them to do in your household.
  2.  Exercise your pup - Dogs that don’t receive enough exercise can resort to bad behaviors like chewing, digging and barking. Make sure your dog gets a brisk 30-minute walk a day to get their energy out.
  3. Purchase a microchip and ID tag - Make sure to get them microchipped and also have an ID tag with your contact information on them at all times. On average, 80-85% of dogs and 98% of cats that go missing will not return home, but proper ID tags and microchips help to increase the likelihood of a reunion with a lost pet.
  4. Research local veterinarians and schedule an appointment - Find a veterinarian and get your pup a check-up every six months. Preventative care will keep your dog healthier and will help keep medical costs down.
  5. Educate children on how to interact with your dog properly - If you have children, teach them the proper way to interact with your dog. Most dog bites occur with kids under 12 years old, so educating yourself, as well as your kids, on the proper way to be around their four-legged family member is a must.
  6. Give your pet lots of love and attention- Dogs love their humans and it is important for them to spend time with you. Leaving a dog alone in the back yard or for extended periods of time is not healthy for them. If you work long hours, hire a dog walker to get your dog out during the day for some exercise and companionship.

The Weekender: Kiwi Twister

April 18, 2014 | 9:30 AM | Cocktail Recipes | By Maxfield Barker

image011With all this warm weather in April, it’s starting to feel like summer, isn’t it? If you’re feeling the heat, both literally and figuratively, we have a pretty good way for you to cool off. That and get a little buzz going. The Kiwi Twister is an interesting and refreshing blend of fruit flavored vodkas. Courtesy of Ben & Jack’s Steakhouse, here is a look at the cocktail that was meant to be enjoyed during the summer.


2 ounces strawberry vodka

½ ounce mango vodka

½ ounce lemon vodka

½ ounce Chambord

1 whole medium kiwi, peeled

2 small grapefruit wedges, juiced

Splash of orange juice


In a shaker, muddle kiwi with ice, lemon, and mango vodka. Add strawberry vodka, Chambord, juiced grapefruit and splash of orange juice. Serve in a martini glass with sugar on the rim.



Need a Place to Live? Try a Luxury Apartment at CityScape

April 17, 2014 | 11:01 AM | Real Estate | By Maxfield Barker

Cityscape Penthouse 2The Valley isn’t really known for its urban living. In fact, our downtown Phoenix could use a little more liveliness. The only way that’s going to happen is if more people move and hang out down there. If you’re looking for a new place to reside, you should consider a luxury apartment at the CityScape Residences. In a word, it truly is extravagance at its finest. The Residences are a collection of over 200 apartments that sit on top of the Kimpton’s Hotel Palomar Phoenix in the heart of downtown. As a resident, you will have 24-hour access to the four-star hotel services. This includes in-room dining by Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails, housekeeping, concierge, valet parking, business center and laundry services. More over, a private 24-hour state-of-the-art fitness center and a community area and an exclusive swimming pool 175 feet above Jefferson Street will be yours. The size of the apartments range from 560 to 2,373 square feet, with many two-story, and three-story penthouse options available. It really looks like an extravagant place to live. The leasing office is open every day from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. Schedule your tour now by calling  866-628-0589.


Today’s Object of Desire: Krups ZB500 Infinity Slow Juicer

April 17, 2014 | 9:55 AM | Shop & Style | By Maxfield Barker

krups-slow-juicer-cropped-thumb-768x512-39248It seems as though every health nut out there is now obsessed with juicing. No, not steroid use but actual juice. Juicers are starting to pop up every around the Valley and they’re a hit. How difficult is it really to make juice? If you had the Krups ZB500 Infinity Slow Juicer, you could easily make your own. Sure, you have to spend an initial couple hundred dollars to purchase the juicer, but we imagine it would be overall worth it. The ZB500 is different, though. You have the option to make either juices or cocktails or you can make thicker things, like sauces and smoothies. The high-tech motor is also super quiet, which is a plus if you plan on juicing in the morning.


Easter Brunch at Milagro Grill

April 16, 2014 | 10:57 AM | Eat & Drink | By Maxfield Barker

MilagroGrillThis Sunday is the perfect day for brunch. Why? Because it’s Easter. Whether you celebrate the holiday or not, it’s a nice day to get family and friends together to enjoy some delicious food and a mimosa or two (or five). This Sunday, April 20, Milagro Grill in Phoenix will be offering their regular brunch but they will also have a Brunch Buffet. Did someone say carving station with prime rib and rack of lamb? Yeah, we did. There will also be chicken chiliquiles, jalapeño bacon, salsa bar with six different kinds of salsa. The brunch is $30 per person or $40 if you want to include bottomless mimosas. Yes, you probably should include those. If you’re partaking in the buffet, $12 bottomless mimosas and $20 pitchers of sangria will be waiting for you.


Are You My Ride? 2015 Corvette Z06 Convertible

April 16, 2014 | 8:51 AM | Are You My Ride? | By Maxfield Barker

2015-corvette-z06-convertible-cropped-thumb-768x512-39360The Corvette is synonymous with the sports car. It’s been a staple of American speed since 1953. For over 60 years, Chevrolet has had a thing about speed and open tops and that couldn’t be more true with their 2015 Corvette Z06 Convertible. Its supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine can produce over 600 horsepower. That’s so fast, you will probably not even notice how ridiculous your hair looks while driving on the freeway. The ride is quick and light and perfect for spring. Can you imagine driving down the coast in this bad boy? Well, we’re going to have to dream but maybe you can afford it.


Prom & Mom Deal at SHINE a Blow Dry Bar

April 10, 2014 | 12:15 PM | Her | By Maxfield Barker

image003With late spring comes prom. If you have teenagers in your home, chances are, you’ve known about prom for the last few months. Or longer. For a lot of teenage girls, it’s a night where they can get all dressed up and dance the night away. Aside from the grueling task of picking out a dress, the girls hair is a huge factor in the prom process. This can be equally stressful for mom. To make things easier and to add a little mom and daughter bonding to the whole thing, SHINE is offering a Prom & Mom deal. For $60, mom and the prom girl will get a blowout. Moms can choose a later date for theirs, if they choose. For prom day, blowouts are just $30. They also offering styling and braids. So, yeah, there you go.


Today’s Object of Desire: Amazon Fire TV

April 10, 2014 | 9:52 AM | Shop & Style | By Maxfield Barker

amazon-fire-tv-cropped-thumb-768x512-38984More and more people are unplugging. Unplugging from cable providers, that is. What’s the point of paying for cable when streaming devices are starting to become more and more prevalent? You don’t have to sit through commercials (on most of them, anyway) and you can what to watch when you want to watch it. Apple TV, Roku, and Google’s Chromecast pretty much dominate the market right now. Amazon has just joined the competition with its Amazon Fire TV. For anyone who owns a Kindle Fire, the Fire TV is the next logical purchase for you. Able to stream Netflix, Hulu, Watch ESPN, Pandora, and the obvious Prime Instant Video, the Fire TV holds up to 2G of memory and is made with a Quad Core processor. Basically, it’s fast and can hold a lot of stuff. The Fire TV will also act as a gaming platform that gives you the option to purchase a controller. We have a feeling Amazon knows exactly what they’re doing.


Donate a Teddy Bear, Help a Kid, Get Some Pizza

April 9, 2014 | 12:05 PM | People | By Maxfield Barker

Screen Shot 2014-04-09 at 8.13.20 AMIt’s a win-win situation. Everyone loves pizza, right? Right. The Arizona Highway Patrol Association kicked off their annual Comfort Bear Toy Drive on April 7 and goes April 30. The drive’s goal is to help console children impacted by tragedy. To do your part, all you have to do is drop off a new stuffed animal at any participating Phoenix, Tucson, or Yuma Papa Murphy’s Pizza location. Nicknamed appropriately “Comfort Bears,” the stuffed animals are handed out to law enforcement personnel to keep in the trunk of their patrol cars to give to children after traumatic experiences. Papa Murphy’s will be offering $5 off any family sized pizza for donating a stuffed animal. The toys help comfort children when they need it most, so donate. Also, pizza.


The 36th Annual Scottsdale Culinary Festival Is Here!

April 9, 2014 | 9:50 AM | Events | By Maxfield Barker

acf1Uj828_K0ZzNxFXNdohzWqI8EiZyJpAl6qYfQLmE,qkjvjRzaRv9M_iRm62OGc11XJrm47AUN1sZ8xoEuVhoWith the grand opening last night, the 36th Annual Scottsdale Culinary Festival has hit the Valley once again. Thousands of people from all over the valley head to south Scottsdale for a week of food, drinks, live music, and fun. A plethora of events will be held throughout the week, like the James Beard Dinner, Chocolate and Wine, Wine Country Country Brunch, and our personal favorite, the Burger Battle, which takes place in the most fitting of venues, a baseball stadium. There is a lot more going on and there are plenty of tickets still available. There are a couple of new events, including a stunning Artist Palate diner held in a secret location, and the exotic From BBQ To Braai tasting event. This Saturday, the Great Arizona Picnic is underway, which is the signature two-day food, drink and music filled affair. You have the opportunity to win free tickets to the fest. How? Just Instagram your food pics with the hashtag #SCFLOVE. We’ll see you at the fest.


Easter Brunch and Egg Hunt at ZuZu

April 8, 2014 | 11:52 AM | Eat & Drink | By Maxfield Barker

image004On April 20, millions of people with celebrate Easter. Even if you’re not a Christian, Easter is a great day to get the family together. When you think of that day, there are a couple of things that come to mind. First, eggs benedict. Second, Easter egg hunt. ZuZu at the Hotel Valley Ho will have both of those. The day will start at 6:00 am, where you can feast on items like Crab Cake Benedict with poached eggs and old bay hollandaise on a homemade english muffin and Donut Holes with homemade berry preserves. You can build your own drink at the Bloody Mary and Mimosa Bar for just $5. At 9:00 am, get the kids (or adults, we don’t judge) ready for the egg hunt. You can make reservations by going to or calling 480.421.7997


Are You My Ride? Maserati Alfieri Concept

April 8, 2014 | 9:46 AM | Are You My Ride? | By Maxfield Barker

maserati-alfieri-concept-cropped-thumb-768x512-38028Sometimes, you just need a little Italian in your life. We’re not talking pasta here, we’re talking about Maserati. To be specific, the Maserati Alfieri Concept. It’s a beauty of a ride that is well worth its price. The Alfieri is inspired by the Maserati of yesteryear, 1954 to be exact. Its 4.7L V8 engine will get you moving with 460 horsepower. LED headlamps, Brembo brakes, and all of the necessary luxury and racing features are available on this ride. It is a concept, so we’re not entirely sure if it will ever go into production. We’ll keep an eye out for you.

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