November 2016 Around Town 1

RA Sushi North Scottsdale 
Grand Opening

RA Sushi, the restaurant known for its creative sushi and handcrafted cocktails, unveiled a new design for the iconic brand when it opened its newest location at Scottsdale Towne Square at 13802 N. Scottsdale Road on October 3rd. A percentage of the opening-day sales for the restaurant, which relocated from Kierland Commons, benefited Every Kid Counts, a Scottsdale-based charity focused on providing educational, athletic and philanthropic programs to help today’s youth become tomorrow’s leaders. RA’s newest 6,515-square-foot restaurant will be open from 11a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday and 11a.m. to 1a.m. on Friday and Saturday. RA Sushi’s Asian kitchen features an innovative menu with more than 75 sushi dishes. For more information, please visit

EZ-PZ Auto Glass Replaces Glass with Class

A veteran-owned mobile auto glass company with over 10 years of experience in the industry, Ez-Pz Auto Glass provides customers valley-wide with same-day service. They accept all insurance companies and offer competitive price quotes for their cash customers. They repair and replace door regulators as well. The company is also a proud supporter of The Mule Deer Foundation Phoenix Chapter. For more information, please visit

Char Kitchen + Bar Debuts in 
North Scottsdale

Char Kitchen + Bar is now open at 6107 North Scottsdale Road in the space that formerly housed Bink’s Scottsdale. This brand new eatery takes a distinct departure from the former occupant’s menu with dishes influenced by owners, father and son, Peter and Pal Micakaj’s Albanian heritage and a menu resplendent with nods to Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean.Char Kitchen + Bar is open daily for lunch and dinner starting at 11:00 a.m. Happy Hour will be available in the bar area daily from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Eddie Merlot’s 15th 
Anniversary Celebration

Eddie Merlot’s is celebrating their 15-Year Anniversary and you will most definitely want to join in for this milestone celebration. Now through November 20th they will have delectable items for two people on offer for only $15, including Caesar Salad for two, two glasses of Eddie Merlot’s Private Label Wine, Specialty Martinis for two, and select Desserts for two. They will also have their famous Eddie’s Smokin’ Shrimp Cocktail and Macaroni and Cheese with Lobster for only $15 each. For more information, please call 480.699.0480 or visit to make reservations.

Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale Appoints New General Manager

Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North announces the appointment of Marc Bromley as General Manager. A 10-year veteran of Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, Bromley served most recently as the property’s Resort Manager since Spring of 2014. During Bromley’s time as Resort Manager at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale, he helped guide the team to record-high performance in both profit and internal key product metrics. With his involvement with its day-to-day operation, Bromley developed a deep knowledge base of the property and its employees. For more information, please visit

Grand Re-Opening of Carrie Curran Art Studios

Carrie Curran, a nationally-acclaimed artist and instructor, will present the Grand Re-Opening of the prestigious Carrie Curran Art Studios, taking place at 8300 N. Hayden Road Suite A100 Scottsdale, AZ 85258 on November 5th from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The event will feature live music, free painting sessions, delicious catered food, refreshing cocktails and artistic giveaways. Located in the heart of Scottsdale, the new studio will feature an attractive open air space with direct views of Marguerite Lake and Camelback Mountain, allowing guests the opportunity to paint in and outdoors. The enchantment of the studio and instructors will inspire guests to embrace their creativity and awaken their imagination. For more information, please visit

Jewelry Designer Monica Mauro Awarded by Phoenix Fashion Week

Valley jewelry designer Monica Mauro was recently named “Emerging Accessory Designer of the Year 2016” by Phoenix Fashion Week.  Monica specializes in natural stones for their inherent beauty and healing powers. Druzy Agate is the stone that she uses for most of her designs but what sets her line apart is her use of Druzy beads. She was featured on the runway and in the Style Villa Marketplace during Phoenix Fashion Week. She will also be showcasing her winning design, which was inspired in part by the state bird of Arizona, the Cactus Wren, and features a black and white feather in addition to her signature Druzy beads and crystals. You can find her collection at or at a number of local 5-star resorts, including the Arizona Biltmore and the JW Marriotts.

Gainey Village Health Club & Spa Fall Spa Specials

Gainey Village Health Club offers specialty massage collections that include different types of massages for different lifestyles, starting at $60 for members and ranging from treatments such as maternity massages, sport massages, deep tissue massages, renewal massages, regenerating massages and much more. Additionally, guests can choose unique upgrades such as the Doterra Aromatouch Massage Upgrade, which uses specific therapeutic grade essential oils that are applied along energy meridians. For more information, please visit