Articles by P. Escarcega

Quintessential Phoenix: 10 Can’t Miss Sights Around the Valley of the Sun

Quintessential Phoenix: 10 Can’t Miss Sights Around the Valley of the Sun April 15, 2012 | Things to Do | Read More
Watch the sun set over the Valley from the top of Camelback Mountain, one of the city's most recognizable landmarks. flickr/Cibomahto

The Coolest Hotel Bars in Phoenix

The Coolest Hotel Bars in Phoenix February 1, 2012 | Nightlife, Things to Do | Read More
Where are the coolest hotel bars in Phoenix? Here we round up three hotel bars, perfect for people-watching and soaking up the ambiance during your visit to the Valley of the Sun. Stunning views and cutting edge mixology make Jade Bar at the Sanctuary on Camelback one of the coolest hotel bars in the...

A Dining Room With a View: Eat Up These Great Romantic Views in Phoenix

A Dining Room With a View: Eat Up These Great Romantic Views in Phoenix February 1, 2012 | Food | Read More
  The dining room at the Compass Arizona Grill, located on the 24th floor of the Hyatt Regency Phoenix, offers 360 degree views of downtown Phoenix. Photo: Hyatt Regency Phoenix Whether you would like to drink in an amazing desert sunset, watch the mountains turn dusky-pink in the evening, or enjoy...

Three Great Phoenix Irish Pubs

Three Great Phoenix Irish Pubs January 26, 2012 | Food, Nightlife | Read More
Phoenix may be a long way from Ireland, but that doesn’t mean you have to go thirsty in the desert. Here are three great Irish pubs in the Valley of the Sun–the next best thing to hopping on a plane and landing in the Emerald Isle. Rosie McCaffrey’s Irish Pub. Owned by Seamus and Rosie...

Phoenix Winter Weekend Getaways

Phoenix Winter Weekend Getaways December 30, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
With daytime temperatures in the 60s and 70s, Phoenix may not feel like a traditional winter wonderland. But that doesn’t mean you don’t have to go all winter without seeing snow. Here are four easy winter weekend getaways that will get you into the spirit of winter. Pack your sweater! Payson,...

Best Phoenix Wine Bars: Where to Go For the Perfect Pour

Best Phoenix Wine Bars: Where to Go For the Perfect Pour December 30, 2011 | Food, Nightlife, Things to Do | Read More
Even in the middle of the desert, a good bottle of wine is just around the corner. Phoenix wine bars offer everything from lively happy hour crowds to intimate hideaways for that special night out. Here we round up some of the best wine bars in Phoenix. 1. Postino Wine Cafe. This lively wine cafe is...

Five Romantic Phoenix Restaurants

Five Romantic Phoenix Restaurants December 21, 2011 | Food | Read More
Love is in the air at these five Phoenix romantic restaurants, guaranteed to set the tone for a memorable night out with that special someone. Cibo Exposed brick, hardwood floors, stained glass, and a patio decked out in twinkling lights. The stage is set for romance at Cibo (pronounced “chee-boh,”...

Best Cheap Eats in Phoenix: 5 Places to Fill Your Belly

Best Cheap Eats in Phoenix: 5 Places to Fill Your Belly November 30, 2011 | Food | Read More
Hungry? Thin wallet? That doesn’t have to be a disastrous combination–at least not with the number of local Phoenix eateries dishing out hot, delicious specialties. Get out of the fast-food drive thru lane and head to one of these five uniquely Phoenix destinations for some of the best cheap...

Art, Music, History: Top 5 Museums to Visit in Phoenix

Art, Music, History: Top 5 Museums to Visit in Phoenix November 30, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
First time in Phoenix? Don’t miss these five museums. Even if you have called the Valley of the Sun home for years, chances are you may have overlooked one of these gems. Phoenix Art Museum. This is the cultural heartbeat of central Phoenix. For more than 50 years, the Phoenix Art Museum has been the...

Girl’s Night Out in Phoenix: Where to Be Seen with Your Girls in the Valley of the Sun

Girl’s Night Out in Phoenix: Where to Be Seen with Your Girls in the Valley of the Sun November 30, 2011 | Nightlife, Things to Do | Read More
It’s Friday (or Saturday) night in the Valley of the Sun. Where do you go for a fabulous girl’s night out in Phoenix? Here are some picks for a fun, sexy night guaranteed to give you something to talk about come Sunday morning. Talking Stick Resort and Casino. This swanky, 497-room luxury resort...