ARCADIA LITTLE LEAGUE
Registration is now open for Arcadia Little League. The cost for one player is $180, $165 for second and third players and any additional are free. From the website: “Division placement is determined by a combination of variables including player age, skill level, prior league experience, prior coach recommendation, league guidelines and parent input.” For more: arcadialittleleague.com.
AHS NEEDS VOLUNTEERS
Arcadia High School is looking for parent volunteers for the lunch period – called “One Lunch”. This time period allows every student to eat together, clubs/teams to meet, students to get help from teachers or make up tests, etc. AHS needs volunteers for the cafeteria line, assisting cafeteria employees with food at the kiosk and running the á la carte cash lines. There are multiple shift options available. For more information, email Karen Treon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DORI HAND ROLL AND RAMEN
Dori Hand Roll and Ramen Bar will be making its way to the Camelback Colonnade Center near 20th St. and Camelback in early 2020. The restaurant will boast a hand roll selection and an extensive ramen menu by Chef Jared Lupin. Diners sit at a bar in front of a personal chef and the rolls are made to order. The restaurant will also have a Japanese speakeasy in the back with cocktails and small plates. For more: dorihandrollandramen.com.
GOLDWATER’S now OPEN
Beth Goldwater of Bertha’s Café has opened a new concept at the Esplanade on 24th St. and Camelback. Goldwater’s offers breakfast, lunch and a happy hour with cocktails crafted by a local mixologist from Young’s Farm. Guests can expect American dishes mixed with Southwest flair. The restaurant is open Monday through Friday.
Pie Snob Bakery recently opened their second location at 16th St. and Maryland, just north of Bethany Home. Pie Snob offers a variety of flavors, with whole pies and slices available in-store. Pie Snob rotates its weekly menu every Tuesday. They also offer special orders and catering. For more: piesnob.com.
ROCK ‘N’ ROLL MARATHON
Registration is now open for the 17th annual Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon, half-marathon and the Kids Rock race. Starting at the Arizona Center on Van Buren and 2nd St. in downtown Phoenix, the full marathon will wind its way through the Arcadia neighborhood before concluding in Tempe on Saturday, January 18 and Sunday, January 19. Registration is $20-$120.
For more: runrocknroll.com.
Mastro’s City Hall in Scottsdale revealed its new look after a four-month renovation. Everything in the restaurant has been updated to a more modern look, including new lights, art, paint, furniture and flooring. The bar area now has new lighting and a new bottle display. The restaurant also added a tableside wine service, new uniforms and an updated outdoor patio.
For more: mastrosrestaurants.com.
URBAN PHOENIX OPENING
A new café concept has opened in place of the 3 on Smith café, located east of 36th St. on the south side of Indian School. Urban Phoenix is a “relaxed, funky concept that is inspired by Mexican ingredients.” Urban Phoenix also offers espresso drinks, sodas and teas. Owners Steven Contreras and Keri Frazier have created a menu of tacos, burritos and “rad plates” for breakfast and lunch. For more: urbanphoenixcafe.com.