Camelback Mountain

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2014

    15 Easter Options at Metro Phoenix Restaurants

    In Arizona, celebrating Easter becomes about more than the holiday itself. It's also one of the last big hurrahs before the temperature creeps up to 100 degrees and stays there throughout the summer. That's why we recommend booking a table for Easter brunch, especially if you can snag a seat outdoor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2014

    Jade Bar in Paradise Valley: Happy Hour Report Card

    The Spot: Jade Bar 5700 East McDonald Drive, Paradise Valley 480-948-2100

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    March 20, 2014
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    March 13, 2014
  • Blogs

    December 17, 2013

    11 Metro Phoenix Restaurants Open on Christmas Day

    If you're already up to your ears with holiday stress from gift shopping, you can forget about planning an elaborate feast for your friends and family. Make reservations at one of the Valley's finest restaurants to enjoy a Christmas dinner with lots of love and laughter -- and less of hearing your r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2013

    CLOSED: Cave & Ives Portico Grill in Arcadia After Today

    Italian- and Mediterranean-inspired dishes served up in a cozy, second-story neighborhood bistro in Arcadia will be no more following tonight's service: Cave & Ives Portico Grill is shuttering. See also: - CLOSED: Busters on the Lake in Scottsdale - CLOSED: J. Alexander's in Scottsdale The restaur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2013

    Celebrity Chef Charity Dinner at Praying Monk in Scottsdale on March 10

    Under normal circumstances, we'd have to log quite a few miles in order to enjoy plates created by Aaron May, Christopher Gross, Matt Carter, and Josh Herbert in one night. And that's assuming we'd be able to stuff ourselves with that much food. It won't be a problem, however, on March 10 when the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2013

    Echo Canyon Trail and Trailhead at Camelback Mountain to Close January 28 for Renovations

    The ultra-popular Echo Canyon Trail and its trailhead at Phoenix's Camelback Mountain will be closed from January 28 until sometime this fall for renovations. Initial reports about the closure indicated that only the trailhead would be closed as workers built a new entrance to the mountain park, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2012

    7 Restaurants Serving Brunch and Bloody Marys on New Year's Day

    If you're one of the few who won't wind up with a massive hangover courtesy of New Year's Eve -- or if you're the type to be in bed before midnight regardless of the occasion -- celebrate the New Year with a delectable restaurant brunch. You can keep the party going from 2012 to 2013, or sleep in an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2012

    Camelback Mountain Hiker Dies After Fall During Bee Attack, Two Others Stung 300 Times Each; Off Main Trail on Climbing Route

    Three Camelback hikers who decided to take a side route up a climbing trail encountered a swarm of bees on Monday afternoon, and one man died after falling 150 feet. The other two men were stung about 300 times each, says Captain Scott McDonald, Phoenix Fire Department spokesman. A beautiful, fall ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2012

    Meet-and-Greet (and Booze with) Favorite Local Chefs at Dine Out with The Chefs This Weekend

    The world of food doesn't get more boozy and schmoozy than Dine Out With the Chefs and if your social calendar is looking a little bare the good news is the once a year event is just around the corner. From 3 to 5 p.m. this Sunday, September 7, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts will become a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2012

    Video: Camelback Mountain Hiker Angered After Being Reminded of Leash Law

    Pete Kosednar, a Scottsdale window-cleaner and blogger, pulled out his video camera this morning when he saw a hiker walk by on Camelback Mountain with her dog unleashed. Then, he says -- and as the video below appears to show -- he simply reminded the woman that her dog was supposed to be on a lea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2012

    20: Natalie Morris

    From now 'til we publish the 2012 edition of Best of Phoenix, New Times and Chow Bella present 100 Tastemakers -- Valley residents who make the cut in our culinary scene. Some you'll know; for others, it'll be a first introduction (but likely not the last). While you're here, check out our 100 Creat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2012

    Beau Mac Dishes on His Favorite Herb and What It's Like Being Famous

    Beau MacMillan elements Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa 5700 E. McDonald Drive 480-948-2100 This is part one of my interview with Beau MacMillan, executive chef of elements at Sanctuary Resort and Spa. Come back on Tuesday for part two. If Phoenix has a bon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2012

    New Brunch at Coronado Cafe: Good-Looking Menu, But Some Technical Snags Trip Up the Meal

    Restaurant: Coronado Café Location: 2201 North Seventh Street New Brunch Open: About two weeks Eats: Brunch favorites with a twist Price Point: Around $11 to $20 a person Around the beginning of April, Coronado Café, the charming little bungalow turned eatery near the theater and arts district i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2012

    Lee del Real's Perfect Food Day

    Lee del Real grew up in Arcadia near Camelback Mountain. This probably explains her deep love of hiking and "all sorts of outdoor things" -- canoeing, camping, skiing and "just exploring this beautiful state." She's also a forager and has picked wild raspberries on the Mogollian Rim. She's a r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2012

    Five Must-See Shows This Weekend

    Curious what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions as to how to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This Weekend. Hunx and His Punx @ Yucca Tap Room Ever since its genesis with Chuck Berry and Elvis, the rock formula has ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2012

    Beau MacMillan, What Are You Listening To?

    ​Beau MacMillanFood Network star MacMillan is the executive chef of elements at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa.  When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? ESPN Sports Radio.What's the first album you bought? Led Zeppelin, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2012

    Camelback Mountain Safety Sign & Memorial for Fall Victim Clint McHale

    ​A new sign being planned for Camelback Mountain will likely memorialize falling victim Clint McHale with a picture, but don't call it a memorial, says one Phoenix official."It'll be more like an educational or information sign," says Kathi Reichert, deputy director for Phoenix's Parks and Recreat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2012

    Ten Favorite Phoenix Happy Hours

    ​ We've never met a happy hour that we didn't like but just like everything else in this world, some are better than others. Whether you're playing hooky from work on a Tuesday or just need a strong cheap drink after a grueling day in your dismal cube we know a few places In no particular order, h ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 1, 2011
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    June 24, 2011

    New Police Report Sheds Light on the Death of Camelback Hiker Clint Mchale and his foster sister.​Hanging onto a 50-foot wall of rock on Camelback Mountain, 21-year-old Jonathan Gustafson looked down and saw his friend struggling to find a place for his hand.   Clint Mchale was hanging on below him. Gustafson told h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    Cornmeal Crusted Calamari from Kitchen 56

    Erica O'Neil​Last year we marked the hundred day countdown to Best of Phoenix by sharing our 100 Favorite Dishes with you. Now we're back - with the 2011 edition. Have a suggestion for a dish you'd like us to try? Leave it in the comments section or email 81: C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2011

    Chef Beau MacMillan Gets Shout-Out From Chef Marcus Samuelsson, Offers Top 5 Restaurants in AZ

    Photo courtesy of Chef Beau MacMillan​Aw, feel the love. Marcus Samuelsson​Last week Marcus Samuelsson, award-winning chef, cookbook author, and food activist, gave props to local celebu-chef Beau MacMillan on his website. After calling him "fun," "ebullient," and "one of the great peop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2011

    Chef Aaron May at Monti's Tomorrow With Special Spanish-Inspired Menu

    ​Famed Valley chef, restaurateur, and Sasquatch Burger inventor Aaron May will be the featured guest at Monti's La Casa Vieja from 5 to 10 p.m., tomorrow, May 24. As part of the restaurant's Celebrity Chef Series, which has included the likes of Executive Chef Beau MacMillan of elements at Sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    Pavle Milic, Ty Largo and Other PHX Foodies Fight Fat ​Dieting -- much like pimpin' -- ain't easy. When you make the decision to cut back on, say, cheeseburgers, it seems like that's all you see. Every commercial on TV features the glorious sizzle of a patty mid-grill; every billboard tempts you with glistening lettuce and tom ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 4, 2010

    Tour de Skinny

    Get healthy before packing them on

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2010

    Dead Body Left on Camelback Mountain Overnight; Police Suspect Suicide​A hiker found a dead body on Camelback Mountain on Sunday, which is where it remained until this morning -- even though police were called to the scene yesterday afternoon.Phoenix Police Department spokesman Trent Crump tells New Times the body was left on the mountain overnight bec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2010

    Now Open in Arcadia: Vatra Grillhouse

    ​East Indian School is really hoppin' right now. Along with last week's openings (Maui Dog and Loving Hut) and another spot coming soon (Beckett's Kitchen Table), the latest debut is Vatra Grillhouse (at the southeast corner of Indian School and 56th Street). "The name Vatra means "fire" ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2010

    The Last Supper: Beau MacMillan Dishes Up Gluttony for XII at elements

    Chef Beau MacMillan laughs it up with guests at XII's raw bar. Forget the Biblical connotations of dinner for twelve hosted by a food guru -- XII, the private dining room at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain's elements restaurant would be an amazing site ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2010

    Hot Links: Death By Palms, Bashas' Art, and Party Crews

    ​A Mesa man was killed Saturday when 500 pounds of palm fronds fell on him and trapped him. The 28-year-old man was trimming a palm tree when the accident occurred, and by the time rescue crews arrived, he had suffocated. Efforts to revive the man were unsuccessful...Bashas' Inc. is fighting to ke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 1, 2010

    Chef Beau MacMillan Dishes on 'Worst Cooks in America' Show

    ​ ​Local chef Beau MacMillan has had a six-month reprieve from some of his usual duties as executive chef of elements at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain as the resort's signature restaurant gets a multimillion-dollar overhaul.  During that time, he filmed the Food Network tel ... More >>

  • Culture

    November 5, 2009
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    October 12, 2009

    Hot Links: The Quiet Zone, Andre Agassi, and Race for the Cure

    ​Phoenix will get its first railroad quiet zone at the end of this month. The zone, on the southern end of downtown along Harrison street between Third and Fourth Avenue, has to be re-certified each year, and has cost an estimated $100,000 in privately raised money so far...Crews rescued a hiker e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2009

    Hot Links: Dale Fushek Prosecution Loses Steam; Todd Haley to Coach Kansas City Chiefs; Hiker Falls to Death at Camelback Mountain

    The sexual misconduct trial of former Catholic priest Dale Fushek is "cut off at the knees" after a judge rules he has the right to five separate trials for his six charges. Cardinals offensive coordinator Todd Haley reportedly will leave to coach the Kansas City Chiefs -- that could be a huge blow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2008

    Twilight: the Early Show at Tempe Marketplace

    Hot Topic is selling Twilight shwag, but the homemade fashions were much more popular this morning at Tempe Marketplace. The crowd for the 10:30 movie was strictly 30 and over (except for the toddlers and babies eager moms hauled along -- hey, this was local author Stephenie Meyers' crowd, The Moms) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2008
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    March 23, 2007

    West of Western Feeds Downtown

    Courtesy of West of Western Great chefs of the West: Cookin' up a storm at the Arizona Center Thousands of growling bellies will descend on the Arizona Center this weekend for downtown's most delicious event of the year -- West of Western Culinary Festival -- and they're all sure to leave s ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 12, 2006

    Valley Vixen

    Ho still needs a few new tricks

  • Calendar

    November 17, 2005
  • Culture

    June 2, 2005

    Local Spa Guide

    Where to get spoiled when you're feeling boiled

  • Calendar

    February 3, 2005

    State Titles

    Arizona filmmakers in focus

  • Calendar

    October 9, 2003
  • Best of Phoenix

    September 18, 2003


    El Chorro Lodge

  • Dining

    May 23, 2002

    Bon Headed

    Valley foodies get a taste of the big time

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 20, 2001
  • Best of Phoenix

    September 21, 2000

    Best Place for a Private Hike

    Black Mountain,
    Carefree/Cave Creek

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 21, 2000

    Best Room With a View

    Wrigley Mansion
    2501 East Telawa Trail

  • Dining

    August 31, 2000

    Group Grub

    Communal dining is the latest rage for restaurants hoping to woo diners with the promise of fine food, fun and new friends

  • Dining

    June 8, 2000

    Noon Pie

    Not offering lunch makes perfect sense for some high-end restaurants

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