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OpenTable Awards Arizona Restaurants

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OpenTable has revealed the 2014 Diners’ Choice Award winners for the Top 100 Best Outdoor Dining Restaurants in America--and two Arizona restaurants have made the list.

Thanks to their stunning outdoor spaces, creekside L’Auberge Restaurant on Oak Creek (pictured) in Sedona and ultra-charming The House Brasserie in Scottsdale have been named among the Top 100 Best Outdoor Dining Restaurants in America. Congrats!

California had the greatest number of winning restaurants on this year’s list, followed by Florida, Hawaii and Arizona. The complete list:

A Fish Called Avalon – Miami Beach, Florida

Alexander’s – Naples, Florida

Auberge du Soleil – Rutherford, California

BALEENnaples – Naples, Florida

Barbatella – Naples, Florida

Beachcomber Café-Crystal Cove – Newport Coast, California

Beachhouse-Moana Surfrider – Honolulu, Hawaii

Blue Agave Club – Pleasanton, California

Blue Dragon Restaurant – Kamuela, Hawaii

Brooks’ Bar & Deck at Edgewood Tahoe – Stateline, Nevada

Brown’s Beach House-The Fairmont Orchid – Kohala Coast, Hawaii

Café Amelie – New Orleans, Louisiana

Café Jardin at Sherman Gardens – Corona Del Mar, California

Café Malaga – McKinney, Texas

Café Pinot – Los Angeles, California

Caffe Riace – Palo Alto, California

Carbon Beach Club Restaurant at Malibu Beach Inn – Malibu, California

Cavatina at Sunset Marquis – West Hollywood, California

Chart House Restaurant – Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Circles Waterfront Dining – Apollo Beach, Florida

Coliseum Pool & Grill-The Resort at Pelican Hill – Newport Coast, California

Corks at Russian River Vineyards – Forestville, California

The Deck on Laguna Beach – Laguna Beach, California

The Dining Room at El Encanto – Santa Barbara, California

Duke’s Beach House Maui – Lahaina, Hawaii

EDEN EAST – Austin, Texas

El Chorro – Paradise Valley, Arizona

Ferraro’s Bar e Ristorante Maui – Wailea, Hawaii

Five Palms Beach Grill – Kihei, Hawaii

Fuego-Maya Hotel – Long Beach, California

Gannon’s – Wailea, Hawaii

Geoffrey’s Restaurant – Malibu, California

George’s Ocean Terrace – La Jolla, California

GG’s Waterfront Bar & Grill – Hollywood, Florida

Gigino at Wagner Park – New York, New York

Glass-wine. bar. kitchen. at Ledges Hotel – Hawley, Pennsylvania

Gracias Madre – West Hollywood, California

Hau Tree Lanai – Honolulu, Hawaii

Havana 1957 – Miami Beach, Florida

The House Brasserie – Scottsdale, Arizona

House of Tricks – Tempe, Arizona

Hula Grill-Kaanapali – Lahaina, Hawaii

Island Lava Java Bistro – Kailua, Hawaii

JB’s On The Beach – Deerfield Beach, Florida

Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern – San Diego, California

JRDN Restaurant – San Diego, California

Kamuela Provision Co. – Waikoloa, Hawaii

Laishley Crab House – Punta Gorda, Florida

Las Campanas – Riverside, California

Latitudes – Key West, Florida

L’Auberge Restaurant on Oak Creek – Sedona, Arizona

Lon’s at The Hermosa – Paradise Valley, Arizona

Marche Bacchus – Las Vegas, Nevada

mi Tomatina – Winter Park, Florida

MiraMare – Naples, Florida

Nikita Malibu– Malibu, California

Nine One Five – Key West, Florida

The Oar Steak and Seafood Grill – Patchogue, New York

Oasis – Kapaa, Hawaii

Oceans 234 – Deerfield Beach, Florida

Ola at Turtle Bay – Kahuku, Hawaii

Old Angler’s Inn – Potomac, Maryland

O’Neill’s Bar & Grill – Mission Viejo, California

Ophelia’s on the Bay – Sarasota, Florida

Pacific’O – Lahaina, Hawaii

Paradise Cove Beach Café – Malibu, California

Park Tavern – Delray Beach, Florida

Passerelle Bistro – Greenville, South Carolina

The Patio at Las Sendas – Mesa, Arizona

Peacock Garden Café – Coconut Grove, Florida

Perch LA – Los Angeles, California

Pier 290 – Williams Bay, Wisconsin

Plumeria Beach House – Kahala, Hawaii

Portico Restaurant – Richmond, Virginia

Poseidon – Del Mar, California

The Ranch House – Ojai, California

Red Fish Grill – Miami, Florida

The Restaurant at Ponte – Temecula, California

Rick’s Café Boatyard – Indianapolis, Indiana

Rita’s Kitchen at Camelback Inn – Scottsdale, Arizona

Rustic, Francis’s Favorites – Geyserville, California

Saint Ann Restaurant and Bar – Dallas, Texas

Serafina by The Water – Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Sheerwater Restaurant at the Hotel Del Coronado – Coronado, California

Sonoma Wine Garden – Santa Monica, California

Splashes at Surf & Sand Resort – Laguna Beach, California

Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Escondido, California

Stonehouse at San Ysidro Ranch – Santa Barbara, California

Sundy House – Delray Beach, Florida

Sunset Terrace-Omni Grove Park Inn – Asheville, North Carolina

Tommy Bahama’s Restaurant & Bar – Naples, Florida

The Turtle Club – Naples, Florida

‘Ulu Ocean Grill and Sushi Lounge – Kaupulehu, Hawaii

Underdog Wine Bar & Lounge – Livermore, California

Union on Yale – Claremont, California

Veranda Fireside Lounge & Restaurant – San Diego, California

West Shore Café – Homewood, California

Wilshire – Santa Monica, California

Woodshed Smokehouse – Fort Worth, Texas

Zin Bistro Americana – Westlake Village, California

 

 

2014 Cronkite Award Winner Announced

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Joining the likes of Diane Sawyer, Brian Williams, Tom Brokaw and many other notable names in journalism, Robin Roberts has been named the 2014 recipient of the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism. Roberts will accept the 31st annual award, given by Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, at a luncheon ceremony Oct. 6 at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel.

Roberts has more than 20 years of journalism experience, most notably as co-anchor of "Good Morning America." She has also been honored for her courageous spirit in the face of a rare bone marrow disorder called myelodysplastic syndrome in 2012 and breast cancer in 2007.

“I’m truly humbled to join the list of remarkable journalists who have received the Walter Cronkite Award,” says Roberts. “I'm honored to be selected and look forward to spending time with the students at Arizona State University. I know we're all in great hands with this next generation of journalists.”

 

 

 

Sedona Gallery Association Hosts Special Event

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The Sedona Gallery Association (the Valley's AZADI Fine Rugs' David Neishabori is a member) has planned a special 1st Friday on June 6 from 5-8 p.m. It is free to the public and great way for people to escape the heat, support the Sedona economy which was hit due to the Slide Fire and enjoy a free performance in the sculpture Garden of the Goldenstein Gallery of the Diamond Down String Band (pictured) at 5 p.m. and renowned actor-artist Michael Horse at Turquoise Tortoise Gallery. The event includes wine, appetizers, lively conversation and more. All guests can attend free of charge and ride the Sedona Trolley, which does continuous loops to the Gallery Row and Uptown locations.  

 

Face of Foothills Model Search Opens to Ages 6 - 10, Accepting Online Entries Now!

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AZ Foothills is excited to announce that we will be opening the Face of Foothills contest to participants to six years old to ten years old! Those 6 – 10 will be included in the Junior Face category and will have the opportunity to win some amazing prizes. We are now accepting online entries until June 26, 2014! Entrants DO NOT need to meet a specific height or weight requirement, we are looking for all shapes and sizes.

To enter online send an e-mail titled "Face of Foothills 2015 Submission" to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  with TWO high resolution images including a headshot and full body shot along with the following information in the body of the e-mail:

First and Last Name

Gender

Address (Street, City, Zip Code)

Primary and secondary phone numbers

Additional e-mail addresses for contact

Date of birth and age as of 6/30/2014

Height

Dress and shoe size

Social media handles

Entries sent without complete information will not be accepted. 

The 2015 Face of Foothills Contest is divided into three categories:

Face of Foothills: ages 18 & up

Teen Future Face: ages 14 – 17

Junior Future Face: ages 6 – 13

Click here to see rules are regulations.

Click here to meet the 2014 winners.   

Click here for a recap of the 2014 Search Finale Party.

 

 

Maynard James Keenan Leaves Arizona Stronghold

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Big news in the Arizona wine world today: Arizona Stronghold Vineyards has announced that Eric Glomski and now former partner and co-founder, Maynard James Keenan, mutually agreed on the dissolution of their partnership. Glomski, the founder and owner of Page Springs Cellars and co-founder and owner of Arizona Stronghold, has now obtained full operating control of the Arizona Stronghold Vineyards business.

Glomski returns as the general manager and director of winegrowing at Arizona Stronghold, overseeing the business as well as the growing and winemaking for the label. The label will return to making Custom Crush and Winemaking a focus again for other winemakers and brands in Arizona.

“I am excited to have the opportunity to rebuild Stronghold and guide it back toward its original, founding mission – which was to bring Arizona wines to as many people as possible," he says.

 

 

 

 
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