Dine with Kurt Warner at the Wrigley
Phoenix may not be LA or New York City, but we've got our fair share of celebs. Aging rocker Alice Cooper and basketball great Amar'e Stoudemire both own downtown restaurants. Actor Leslie Nielsen and former boxing champ Mike Tyson call the Valley home. And, despite his near-move to the San Francisco 49ers in 2009, we've still got three-time Super Bowl quarterback and author Kurt Warner in the Cardinals' lineup.
Maybe our blossoming culinary scene kept him here. (Of course the $15 million signing bonus probably didn't hurt, either.)
On Monday, November 16, Warner and wife Brenda will host a Night of Champions dinner at The Wrigley Mansion, 2501 E. Telewa Trail in Phoenix. Coach Ken Whisenhunt, aka Coach "Whiz," and wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald will also be there. General admission tickets are a whopping $150 a piece ($300 for VIP tickets which include a private reception with the celebs), but at least proceeds go to Warner's charitable foundation, First Things First. Dinner, music and an auction are included.
If you're not a sports fan, no worries; the Wrigley has a few adults-only November specials to wet your whistle.