Challenge Nation pioneered the urban-adventure race with a race season that includes visits to 35 cities across the country. Each scavenger hunt is personalized to the hosting city, exploring its many diverse neighborhoods with a series of clues that would test even the most skilled children's-book detective. The teams—comprised of at least two people—vie for a $300 first-place prize. The Amazing Race–style competition rewards quick wits and wise planning over physical fitness, so the best way to prepare is by doing logic puzzles while eating Funyuns and lounging in a La-Z-Boy. The top 25 teams qualify, the top five receiving free entry, to compete in the national championship, which rewards winning teams with a $5,000 cash prize.
Revolving high above the valley on the 24th floor of the Hyatt Regency Phoenix, Compass Arizona Grill floods the senses with a panoramic 360-degree view and the aromas of an eclectic medley of seasonal cuisine. Cavort through the sun-soaked, regionally-inspired summer menu, which greets taste buds with starters including ancho chorizo shrimp, whose piquant flavor plays foil to a cool avocado-and-green-chili hollandaise ($16). An ever-changing vista provides a backdrop as romantic as a chocolate-dipped swan while diners ease into diverse entrees, such as the pan-seared snapper basking on a cumin-laden bed of rice and cippolini and tomato relish ($30).
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Originally established as the Phoenix Players in 1920, Phoenix Theatre operated out of the Phoenix Little Theatre for almost 30 years before settling into its current location. The 1952 building would become the core of the city’s cultural area, later drawing such establishments as the Phoenix Art Museum and Phoenix Library. The company’s current performance space does little to draw the audience’s attention away from the stage, save for the crisscross of industrial railings that support the catwalks and the retired jerseys of older playwrights.
Trained by Allergan, the manufacturers of Botox, during the initial clinical trials of Botox Cosmetic in 1999, Dr. Kelly is a veteran in the world of skin-smoothing injections. To promote the growth of the body's stem cell production of collagen synthesis, Dr. Kelly and a fellow colleague created the The Vampira Facial and PRP- Natural Facelift. For more than 14 years her aesthetic repertoire has expanded to include skin resurfacing, chemical peels, and a bevy of other skin-clarifying techniques that leave complexions baby soft and adult durable.