Phoenix Celebrates National Travel Tourism Week at Tap House Kitchen at the second location at 3131 E. Shea Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85028. In addition to Doug MacKenzie and Visit Phoenix, we were joined by his staff; Visit Mesa Arizona; Visit Peoria, AZ; Visit Tempe; and Experience Scottsdale.

 

Visit Mesa is on a quest to become the first-ever autism certified travel destination in America! This is an exciting program and they are eager to share its IBCCES training at visitmesa.com. Mesa also shared recipes from its Foodie Trail.

 

ExperienceScottsdalebrought us up to date on the summer exception rates in Scottsdale, which is also true for the Phoenix resorts. The communities in the valley let us know about the summer offerings and there are many.

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Loop Rawlins with Rope

After enjoying our luncheon, we had special entertainment from Loop Rawlins, a one man Wild West show. I’ve added a little clip, but his website is wild, such talent.

 

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Assortment of my selections from Tap House

We enjoyed the Tap House Kitchen’s inventive cuisine. We had sliders, lamb lollipops, pasta, fruit salad, pistachio ice cream and cake with a raspberry drizzle, and more. Some ordered a delicious looking vegetarian pizza. Of course, their were some beer pairings.

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Brian Bates and Tap House Waitress serving beer pairings

The Phoenix Tap House Kitchen location has forty craft beers on tap. The original location in Scottsdale with was founded in 2014 has twenty beers on tap. Featured selections cover Arizona craft breweries and a good wine list.

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Nic Ferrantello and Tom Piccione, co-owners of Tap House Kitchen, have known each other for thirty years. The family-owned business became a great success and they decided to build and open the 7,000 square foot Shea Blvd. location. All of the members of the media that attended Monday’s event walked away saying they have done a great job and thanked our hosts for picking Tap House Kitchen. We were also happy to help celebrate the Greater Phoenix Area as a wonderful tourist location.

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Tourism helps all economies!