Angelica Olivas, Author at PHOENIX magazine

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Canopy by Hilton Tempe Downtown will be opening in early April on the corner of University Drive and Myrtle Avenue. This is the first Canopy by Hilton in Arizona and the first one in the Southwest. General Manager Alan Klein has been working in the hospitality business in the Valley for about 30 years. “We want to be the living room for the neighborhood,” he says. “We want people to come in and relax.” The...

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Agave Del Scottsdale On February 22, the Mango, Spicy Cucumber and Tamarindo margaritas will be served at $8. Agave Del Scottsdale offers eight different types of tacos for lunch including pork tacos, seafood tacos, and a vegetarian taco option. Ghost Ranch From 1-6 p.m. on National Margarita Day, Ghost Ranch will have $5 margaritas including its classic Ghost Ranch Margarita, spicy Pina Picante or fruity Chilton. Choose one of their taco platters that is served...

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Atari Hotels, a new world-class video game-themed hotel, will be opening locations in cities across the U.S. with the first one right here in Phoenix. Atari was created in 1972 and is an iconic consumer brand and entertainment producer. The company is globally recognized as a pioneer in arcade games, home video game consoles and home computers. Atari has partnered with GSD Group, a leading innovation and strategy agency, and True North Studio, a Phoenix-based...

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The School of Architecture at Taliesin (SoAT) recently announced that this semester will be its last, and it will be closing by the end of June. The school and the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, which are two separate entities, were not able to reach an agreement to keep the school open, according to a press release published by SoAT. SoAT has been operating for 88 years. It began as a fellowship program where Frank Lloyd...

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GuacStar Kitchen and Cantina, a new one-of-a-kind plant-based restaurant and bar, is coming to Tempe in early March. This full-service Cantina will be located at the Cornerstone Mall across from Arizona State University’s Tempe campus. “Everything is going to be edible art,” says executive chef Vincent Contreras. “It’s not going to be a plant-based restaurant, it’s just going to be a great restaurant.” GuacStar will feature Mexican-inspired cuisine that is completely plant-based, and the majority...

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