Half Moon Sports Grill has announced the winners of its 2017 Half Moon Sauce Boss competition featuring six finalists from more than 30 talented home chef entries received. This year, 12-year-old budding home chef Jacob Wernick of Phoenix not only took home the first place prize earning the title as this year’s Sauce Boss, he also won the People’s Choice award, according to a press release. Mr. Wernick received a $350 cash prize plus one free pound of wings every day for a year at either Half Moon location. And, his award winning Guns a Blazin’ Spicy Mango Wing Sauce will be featured on a future Half Moon menu.
Ocean Poke Company will open in March at 3619 E. Indian School Road and is hosting grand opening specials to honor the occasion. The fresh fish restaurant will feature an array of seafood, rice, grains, veggies, fruits and sauces, which combine to create healthy and flavorful poke bowls, according to a press release. Poke has risen in popularity on the mainland in recent years—with roots in Hawaii and the South Pacific, this healthy dish is making waves in cities across the nation.
In celebration of the great detective with piercing observation and deduction skills, the Herberger Theater Center and ASU Center for Film, Media and Popular Culture present a Sherlock Holmes Film Festival, March 24-25 at the Herberger Theater, featuring five films of the popular series that spans 100 years. The Herberger Theater is in downtown Phoenix at 222 E. Monroe Street. Whether a first-timer or devoted Sherlockian, guests will enjoy delightful mysteries, intrigue and some of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s most unforgettable characters, according to a press release.
Phoenix’s monOrchid Gallery kicked off the work of award-winning husband and wife filmmaker and photography team, Hakeem Khaaliq and Queen Muhammad Ali, with an opening reception Thursday, March 2. The exhibit, “‘Encuentro Phoenix’ Invisible Mexico” can be viewed at the gallery, 214 E. Roosevelt Street.
Join three-time World Series-winning manager and Baseball Hall of Fame member Tony La Russa alongside Major League Baseball’s biggest stars for Dinner of Champions on Wednesday, March 22 at Steak 44 in Phoenix.
Financial advisor and co-owner of Phoenix-based Strategy Financial Group Calvin Goetz is now adding the title of author to his repertoire with the release of his first book “Climbing the Retirement Mountain.” “Building and planning for retirement is a big feat and, like climbing a mountain, many people prepare for the hike upward but not […]
Nineteen-time Grammy Award-winning musician, Tony Bennett, will be performing at the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix on Tuesday, July 11. Mr. Bennett’s daughter, Antonia Bennett, has been touring with her father and will open the performance with a collection of jazz/pop standards. Ms. Bennett is a graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music, according to a press release.
A brand new bar, aptly named The Bar, has opened its doors in Central Phoenix providing distinct Midwestern hospitality, with upscale beverages comfort food. The Bar is located at the northwest corner of 32nd Street and Indian School Road. “I wanted to create a bar atmosphere that reminded me of Michigan and the Midwest that also broke away from the corporate feel that so many establishments convey,” said Michael Withey, The Bar’s sole proprietor, in a press release.
Xavier College Preparatory sophomore Shannon Shields is one of 30 finalists nationwide for the 2016 PrepVolleyball.com “National High School Sophomore of the Year” accolade. The only athlete selected from Arizona, Ms. Shields was recently named First Team All-State by the Arizona Interscholastic Association and Second Team All-State by The Arizona Republic, according to a press release. The “National High School Sophomore of the Year” will be announced in early February, the release stated.
Gust Rosenfeld, P.L.C. announces Carrie O’Brien has joined the firm as an Associate in the firm’s Education Law Practice Group. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. O’Brien was the Chief Privacy Officer and Director of Legal Services for the Arizona Department of Education from 2012 to 2016. She was an Assistant Attorney General at the Arizona Office of the Attorney General for six years where she represented the Arizona Department of Education, according to a press release.