If you don’t feel like cooking this Thanksgiving, I have a marvelous option for you at one of the BEST restaurants in town complete with gorgeous sweeping views from Camelback Mountain and I can guarantee, you won’t find your grandmas canned green bean casserole on this Thanksgiving table! On Thanksgiving Day, guests can choose between a four-course, prix-fixe menu at Elements, Sanctuary resort’s signature restaurant, or the bountiful buffet at The Views Ballroom. In addition to a Traditional Turkey Dinner, entrée choices at will include Duck Confit Raviolis with braised Swiss chard, candied fennel, parmesan cream and tomato jam; Citrus Grilled Swordfish with green onion and mushroom farro; and Honey Hoisin Glazed Short Ribs with candied root vegetables and parsnip puree.
Dessert highlights include a Ginger Pumpkin Tart with maple cookie crust and toasted bourbon marshmallow, and Cinnamon Cheesecake with autumn fruit compote, warm rum toffee sauce, and almond crumble. No Costco pumpkin pies here! The Elements dinner is priced at $95 per person and, the Thanksgiving buffet at The Views Ballroom is priced at $85 per person. For both meals, children ages 6-12 dine for $25, ages 5 years and under dine free. Reservations are required!
Another option for the hostess with the mostess is one of the luxury resort’s eight private homes, with ample room for stress-free entertaining. The offer is subject to availability and is based on a two-night minimum stay, Nov. 19-27, 2017. Rates start at $2,650 per night. More information is available at www.sanctuaryaz.com
Winter Wonderfest opens Friday, November 24th at Wildhorse Pass Motorsports Park.
Starting on Black Friday and continuing every weekend through Christmas, the massive event space will welcome good boys and girls and their families who come to visit Santa’s House and Toy Workshop, pick out a perfect Christmas tree, burn off some sugar at onsite obstacle courses and bounce houses and take a spin on a 6-story-high ferris wheel overlooking all the action.
Visitors can take a turn on a carousel or a zipline or tour the festive event space on Santa’s Train (all proceeds from train ticket sales will benefit Phoenix Children’s Hospital), and they can also start checking off their own shopping lists while perusing dozens of vendor booths provided courtesy of Front Porch Pickins Vintage & Handmade Market, known throughout the state and region for its handcrafted items, antiques and other vintage and one-of-a-kind finds.
From Gingerbread Land and S’Mores Land to the Ice Princess Castle, Winter Wonderfest promises plenty of festive, holiday fun for folks of all ages. Photos with the big guy himself will be available and guests will find plenty of food vendors onsite serving up holiday sweets, snacks, and surprises.
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Full Circle Wellness
If the holiday hustle and bustle has your immune system in a funk or you just need to relieve some stress, head to Full Circle Health- a family practice that specializes in medical health, weight loss and aesthetics. The new addition to Full Circle Health will be called Full Circle Wellness and it will be dedicated to wellness and aesthetics featuring six treatment rooms, IV therapy, CoolSculpting, anti-aging medicine, laser, Botox, injectables and facial fillers, regenerative medicine, weight loss, bio-identical hormones and more. All good stuff to fit into your holiday routine if you ask me!
I recently visited Full Circle Health and can speak from persona experience- this place is a gem! Not only is the office gorgeous, the treatments, products, and staff are top notch.
To learn more or book an appointment to “look good, feel good and enjoy life”, visit: https://www.fullcircleaz.com/
Arcadia Tavern Opening
Arcadia Tavern has been a staple in the Arcadia neighborhood for many years. Korey Boals and Scott Hibler recently acquired the neighborhood restaurant and have plans to revamp the brand, menu and embrace the community. The new owners are committed to enhancing the brand, serving delicious food and creating a family friendly environment.
The new menu will be ready by Nov. 16 and guests can expect to see a few new additions such as Chicken Parmesan served over a bed of fresh spaghetti and Caprese Pasta with roasted garlic, olive oil, fresh mozzarella and tomato’s. The menu will focus on high quality foods with local and fresh ingredients whenever possible. In addition, there will be two new signature cocktails for the restaurant: Arcadian Sunset (made with Bacardi, Cointreau, strawberries, lemon juice and soda water) and Arizona Tea (made with Vodka, Triple Sec, Peach Schnapps, sour mix, honey and lemons). Want more info? Click HERE
Mark Calendar for Dec 9- Goo Goo Dolls
Ok so technically this event isn’t happening this week but I want to share the details today so you are sure to mark your calendar for what is sure to be a popular bash! The Goo Goo Dolls will be performing a FREE concert at High Street in Phoenix on Saturday, December 9. The event is called Merry MixMas, in partnership with Mix 96.9, a local iHeartRadio station. The event is open to the public and admission and parking is FREE. High Street will be shut down to traffic to accommodate concert goers so make sure you get there early. Live music will begin after sunset. Actual concert start time is TBD. All restaurants, bars and businesses will be open during the event.