Sara Crocker, Author at PHOENIX magazine

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Fans of the immersive cocktail experience at UnderTow will find a new port in Gilbert’s Epicenter at Agritopia this fall. This is the first expansion of the tiki-inspired cocktail bar that puts its patrons onboard a turn-of-the-century clipper ship, immersing them in their voyage through custom decor, lighting and special effects like thunderstorms. “Growth has been a key goal of ours, and thanks to UnderTow’s incredible fanbase, the demand is there,” Jason Asher, a founding...

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bar manager Aiden Dunnigan pours a Chartreuse Float | Photo by Sara Crocker  As a consumer hungry for all the Phoenix news that’s fit to eat and drink, you don’t need me to tell you to go to Valentine. But, if you’re as smitten with Arizona, its history and its potable bounty, then you do need to head to the back of the building to Bar 1912. “The Southwest is a gastronomical empire,” says Chadwick...

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Silk Road cocktail | Photo by Sara Crocker  Can a cocktail evoke a sense of place and memory? It’s the ambitious question that underpins the experience at Khla, a new Roosevelt Row-adjacent alley bar fronted by the team that brought Phonecians the playful cocktail-slinging camper Baby Boy. “At the end of the day, we were chasing childhood ingredients, stuff that we grew up eating that wasn’t as popular then as it is today,” co-owner Tyka...

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