RED, WHITE AND COOL A TASTY TOUR
Keep your cool this Fourth of July when the Scottsdale 4th of July Celebration returns for its sixth year to the fully air-conditioned Tony Nelssen Equestrian Center at WestWorld of Scottsdale. On July 4 from 4 to 9:30 p.m., all ages can enjoy plenty of patriotic festivities including a backyard barbecue with lawn games, laser tag, a DJ dance party, a stunt show, pony rides, a petting zoo, bull riding, and superhero appearances by Captain Marvel and Captain America. The entertainment continues with carnival rides – including a Ferris wheel – and a fireworks show at 9 p.m. Ticket prices vary. www.scottsdale4th.com.
Take your taste buds on a foodie road trip from the comfort of the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale during the Proof Across America culinary series. The series, held at Proof American Canteen, takes inspiration from the tradition of summer road trips to showcase regional dishes paired with specialty cocktails. This month, the menu spotlights Florida and the Florida Keys with a hint of Cuban influence in dishes like an adobo pork torta and a battered grouper sandwich with tropical coleslaw. In July, the menu takes a turn toward Louisiana and Texas with creole and Cajun flavors mingling with barbecue favorites. Featured dishes will include a chopped beef brisket sandwich, an Oyster po’boy sandwich, a hearty Texas barbecue plate, New Orleans gumbo, and a Cajun crawfish boil. www.proofcanteen.com.
SIP SIP HOORAY
Toast the end of the week (and Dad!) at two new Veuve Clicquot experiences at Mountain Shadows. Clink glasses at The Citizens Club every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. during Veuve Happy Hour. Simply reserve a cabana or guestroom to partake. Then, kick off the weekend with a Sunset Champagne Sabering on Fridays at sunset, where there will be a Champagne sabering and a complimentary tasting on the Hearth ’61 patio. Resort guests and visitors alike are welcome to join in on this celebratory toast. www. mountainshadows.com.
So Scottsdale! June ‘19
COCKTAILS MADE EASY
Heading to a summer barbecue? The Cocktail Squad has your back! The newest flavors in this full-strength lineup (they are 10% ABV) are ones that Dad will particularly enjoy: Whiskey Sour and Bourbon Smash. Other flavors include Gin & Tonic, Margarita, Vodka Soda, and Greyhound. $4.99 per can or $20 per four-pack. Find the Cocktail Squad at select AJ’s Fine Foods in Scottsdale and Cellars Fine Wine & Spirits in Phoenix. www.cocktailsquad.com.