Monday, December 22, 2008

**Hope everyone had a fantastic weekend!**


~Happy Hanukkah to all those who celebrate the holiday~

-The word means dedication and begins on the eve of the 25th day of the Hebrew Month of Kislev and last eight days

-Directions on how to play the Dreidel Game http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/hanukkah/dreidel-game.html

-Hanukkah coloring pages for the kiddies



*Always try and be patience with those who supply advice*

*The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on.  It is never of any use to oneself.* 

*Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something* - Plato


~Join Hotel Indigo in the Divine Lounge for Monday night football and watch the Green Bay Packers take on the Chicago Bears with food specials and $3 beers during the game~


Events in the Valley of the Sun

*Maloney’s Tavern with $2 Bud Light Bottles and $2 well drinks along with enjoyable live music

*Happy hour at Teakwoods Tavern and Grill in North Scottsdale featuring food and drink happy hour specials

*TRU Mondays Six Lounge with various DJs and martini, vodka, beer, and champagne specials

*Karoke at El Dorado Bar and Grill in Scottsdale

*Uncorked half-price glasses of wine

*Rogue Bar Happy day with $2.50 wells and domestics

*Battle of the Bull Competition at Scottsdale Ranch Chop House during happy hour from 4-6:30 PM with cash prizes


Christmas Dinner Spots


~Christmas Eve Dinner at the Arizona Biltmore Resort from 5 – 9 PM with five-course holiday dinner with multiple options from goose to rib eye and a variety of desserts and wine; reservations required $89 for adults and $48 for those under the age of 12 602-381-7632

~Christmas Eve Dinner at the Hermosa Inn in Paradise Valley from 4 to 8 PM with multi-course dinner featuring appetizers, turkey, salmon, pumpkin cheesecake, and much more; reservations suggested $65 602-955-7878

~Christmas Eve Dinner at The Estate House in Old Town Scottsdale from 6 Р10 PM featuring many season items such as a gingerbread soufflé with marshmallow mousse and caramel corn; reservations required $65 480-970-4099


~Christmas Day Brunch at the Ritz-Carlton in phoenix with visits from Santa, omelet station, and a large selection of meats; $75 and $35 for ages 5-12

~The Boulders Resort from 2 – 8 PM with four-course Christmas meal with veal cheek ravioli to dessert; reservations required $80 for adults and $32 for those under 12 480-488-9009

~Christmas Day Dinner at the JW Marriot Desert Ridge from 5:30 – 9:30 PM with everything from turkey to mashed potatoes to a variety of desserts from $25-$38 and reservations required 480-293-3636

~For a list of places throughout the valley http://www.azcentral.com/ent/holiday/articles/2008/12/11/20081211xmasdinner1211.html

~Families love to spend the holidays together, but sometimes certain circumstances keep us apart. Homemade Gift Ideas for Family Members that are Away…