Monthly Archives: August 2011

Litchfield’s recognized as one of the “Best New Restaurants” by Phoenix Magazine!

Litchfield’s of The Wigwam Resort is thrilled and honored to be chosen as one of the “Best New Restaurants” by Phoenix Magazine.  Featuring all the best of what the Phoenix area has to offer, this September 2011 issue of Phoenix Magazine recognizes Litchfield’s concept and execution of bringing fresh local Arizona products and produce, and farm-to-table fare to fine dining in the West Valley.

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Litchfield’s at The Wigwam

Voted by Phoenix Magazine

“Best New Restaurants”



 As The Wigwam’s signature restaurant, Litchfield’s is the inspired creation of James Beard award-winning chef, Chris Bianco.  Come and experience what earned them a top spot as one of the “Best New Restaurants” by Phoenix Magazine

Litchfield’s at The Wigwam Resort

300 E. Wigwam Boulevard, Litchfield Park

Open 5:30pm to 10:00pm Daily

Closed on Sundays through the end of August.

For reservations call 633.935.3811 or visit us online at The Wigwam website.

Discover the beauty of the desert at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix

The Desert Botanical Garden focuses on the conservation of desert plants around the world with a concentration on the southwestern United States.  Accredited by the American Association of Museums, the Desert Botanical Garden has over 50,000 plants on display with 145 acres dedicated to showcasing the desert’s natural beauty.  Here are just a few of the special events planned for the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix.

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Desert Botanical Garden

Open Daily 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Papago Park in Phoenix



Garden Flashlight Tours

Beat the heat and see, hear and feel the desert at night with 10 discovery stations.

David Rogers' Big Bugs

Opening September 12th, 2011.  Sculptor David Roger’s created these critters from found natural materials that range from 7 to 25 feet long!

Moonlight Masquerade

On September 30th, 2011 come spend an evening under the stars and dress the part with a bug or butterfly themed mask.  Enjoy food, drinks, and entertainment throughout the garden!

Monet's Giverny and Other Edens

September 29th to November 13th, 2011.  Photographing gardens from around the world, art critic Richard Nilsen exhibits images from Impressionist painter Claude Monet's famous garden in Giverny, as well as other gardens from the U.S. and Europe.

With the intriguing collection of desert plants nestled among the red buttes of Papago Park, the Desert Botanical Garden offers a unique and beautiful outdoor family destination in Phoenix.  With so much to explore, reserve your accommodations at our elegantly crafted adobe-and-timber luxury resort.  The Wigwam offers a lush paradise in the desrt with resort amenities to entertain the whole family.  To learn more or to book online, please visit The Wigwam website.

Enjoy a good beer pairing? Don’t miss the Barley & Hops Beer Dinner Series on August 27th!

The Wigwam is delighted to partner with the Grand Canyon Brewery for the Barley & Hops Beer Dinner Series.  Delicious cuisine will be expertly paired with finely crafted brews in a casual, yet elegant atmosphere at Red Allen’s.  Vote on your favorite beer at the Barley & Hops Beer Dinner Series and Red Allen’s will put it on tap for the month!

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Barley & Hops Beer Dinner


Grand Canyon Brewery

Saturday, August 27th, 7pm




Cilantro-Citrus Marinated Lamb Lollipops

Sweet Potato Gnocchi Dehydrated Goat Cheese

Black Iron I.P.A. Glaze


Black Iron I.P.A.


American Pilsner Gelee

Ruby Red Grapefruit Ravioli Drop


American Pilsner


Lavender Butter Poached Lobster Tail

Two Root Vegetable Puree | Fermented Pale Ale Broth


Horseshoe Bend Pale Ale


Sunset Toffee- Amber Malt

Cocoa Butter Froth


Sunset Amber Ale

$45 per person (prices subject to tax & gratuity)

Red Allen’s restaurant is located within The Wigam in Litchfield Park.  For more information about the Barley & Hops Beer Dinner Series, or to make reservations please visit The Wigwam website or call 623.935.3811.  Enjoy the best brewery, food and beer pairing in Phoenix – Cheers!

Plan a Labor Day Getaway and visit Arizona’s Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium

School will be starting soon, so this is the perfect time to get in one more family vacation for the last long weekend of the summer.  Plan a fun-filled Labor Day getaway at The Wigwam, where comfortable elegance meets authentic Arizona style in a lush resort setting.  Add the Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium to your itinerary of fun and discover Arizona’s largest collection of exotic animals. 

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Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium

Open 365 Days a Year

Zoo exhibits open from 9 – 6

Aquarium exhibits open from 9 – 9


 Wildlife World Aquarium
The only public aquarium located between Albuquerque and San Diego is expanding!  Explore the diversity of these water-loving creatures like Asian Small-Clawed Otters, black tip reef sharks, black-footed penguins, eels, stingrays visitors can touch and feed, jellyfish, Nile and dwarf crocodiles and don’t miss the rare albino alligator.  Top it all off with the all new Log Flume Ride!

Wildlife World Zoo
Baby Animal Nursery, African Safari Train, feed the giraffes and parrots, Sky Ride through the tree tops, Wildlife Encounters!, cruise "Down Under" on an Australian boat ride… these are just a few of the many activities that will give you the unique opportunity to observe and interact with Arizona’s largest collection of exotic animals.

The Wigwam has special hotel rates and packages to choose from for your family vacation.  Please visit us online at The Wigwam website and start planning your Arizona Labor Day getaway.  Start a family tradition and make some history at The Wigam!

Summer concerts at US Airways Center brings 2 hot events to Phoenix

Sizzling summer concerts are best enjoyed in the US Airways Center, Phoenix’s state-of-the-art sports and entertainment venue.  Add luxury resort accommodations at The Wigwam and you’ve got a fabulous weekend getaway in Phoenix to remember!   

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Josh Groban

Friday, August 19, 2011

8:00 PM



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SADE with special guest John Legend

Friday, September2, 2011

8:00 PM



The Wigwam offers modern décor mixed with Old West influences and casita-style guest rooms, all nestled in 440 lushly landscaped acres.   This is luxury that is both elegant and comfortable offering many amenities from 54-hole golf and tennis, to luxury spa services adding the perfect touch of pampering to your stay.  At only 20 minutes away from downtown Phoenix, The Wigwam is the ideal choice for a hotel near the US Airways Center!

Make your reservations today at The Wigwam and enjoy the summer concerts at the US Airways Center in luxurious and relaxed style!