Eric’s Family Barbecue

Eric’s Family Barbecue started serving up ribs and mac-n-cheese in Avondale last week. 

Welcome to the West Valley, Eric’s Family Barbecue!

The rave reviews are dripping like hot sauce on the new restaurant’s Facebook page:

“The best pork ribs ever, don’t get me started on the mac-and-cheese!” said one Facebooker.

“Bomb BBQ in a relaxed atmosphere. Feels like a family cookout, just get your slaw, mac, sandwich and have a seat (WITH PLENTY OF NAPKINS),” wrote another.

Eric’s BBQ opened last week at 12345 W. Indian School Road, Avondale. For more information, see Eric’s Facebook site or call 623-535-0993.

 Ribbon-cutting of the week:

•Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce sponsors a ribbon-cutting for the new Valor Preparatory Academy, 13185 W. Thomas Road, Goodyear, at noon Friday, Feb. 7.

 “Valor is dedicated to developing a school truly made for the digital age. Their founders have nearly two decades of experience in traditional, virtual and hybrid education.”

•Robson Reserve at PebbleCreek  received top honors at the 2020 Best of 55+ Housing Awards at the National Association of Home Builders’ International Builders’ Show.

The awards were passed out Jan. 21, at a ceremony in  Las Vegas.

Robson Reserve at PebbleCreek took gold for Best 55+ Indoor Common or Amenity Space. 

“At the heart of the community is the luxurious dining room which welcomes residents and guests with dramatic ceilings, elegant lighting and stunning décor,” stated a press release.

“The dining room includes spacious seating with tables and booths, as well as a private dining area and an outside dining area.”

Robson Reserve also has a fitness center, theater, salon, game room, bar and lounge, dog park and sitting areas.

Robson Reserve also scored a silver award for Best 55+ Architectural Design for an Independent Living Community. 

“This is a huge honor for our community to be recognized by the National Association of Home Builders and industry peers for the efforts we put forward to create such an innovative, luxurious senior living community,” said James Robson, vice president of Robson Senior Living.

Robson Reserve is a 224-unit independent and assisted-living community located in Goodyear.

For more information, call 623-440-6800 or visit

•More homes coming to Goodyear:

Goodyear City Council approved PebbleCreek Phase II, “subdividing 27.75 acres into 138 single-family lots and eight tracts” near the Loop 303 and Thomas Road.