My quest this week was to find the holy grail of summer drinks, the Picoso, a muddled highball concoction of tequila, pineapple, fiery jalapeño and citrus.
eards, Lucky Strikes, margarita slushies and sleeves of tats abound at the debut of 2009’s Star Swim at the Wyndham Hotel. Nevermind the bands that played (more on that in a minute), this now weekly event is the place for twentysomethings to let loose is half-naked reckless abandonment, and if the crowd from the first weekend is any indication, this thing is catching on fast. The rooftop pool was full of boozin’, cruisin’ for digits and generally (sometimes frighteningly) loud people dancing in some very unconventional fashions.
As more windows go up on CityScape’s office tower, the beginnings of a 250-room hotel has begun to rise out of the ground at the CityScape construction site.
There’s a rather large list of happenings for this month’s Third Friday festivities. Choose wisely, downtowners.
Up at the Clarendon Hotel, Phoenix Friday Nights is having a special rooftop sunset edition with grub from the brand spankin’ new Gallo Blanco on the ground level. It’s a 2-for-1: Check out the much-hyped foodstuff and meet your fellow Phoenicians. Win!
The renovation on the 1931 Professional Building, former home of Valley National Bank in Downtown Phoenix must be moving along at breakneck speed as the Hotel Manager, Todd Iacono told Arizona Republic reporter Jahna Berry that the Hotel would be open in October. A $100 million renovation will restore the vintage lobby and will create… Read more
According to Jahna Berry’s Blog at azcentral.com, the 83 year old owner of the San Carlos is seeking a partner. Greg Melikian was quoted as saying “”We are looking for someone to join our family and to take Hotel San Carlos to the next level.” Melikian has owned the historic 121-room hotel on and off for… Read more