Next week will be big for Downtown Phoenix. After years of waiting, downtown has its own brick-and-mortar grocery store. On Tuesday, October 27th, the Phoenix Public Market Urban Grocery and Wine Bar officially opens. Click here for more info.
Anna Lee has been a fixture in Downtown Phoenix since 1928 when she and her husband, Kai, opened Sing High, a Cantonese-style restaurant. Click here for more info.
I have a soft spot for neighborhood businesses. My father owned one. So did my grandfather. Maybe that’s why I found Fair Trade Café so darned irresistible. Click here for more info.
If you haven't already heard, Game 1 of the WNBA Championship was amazing. Click here for more info.
If you are a Phoenix foodie, and haven’t been to The Parlor Pizzeria, it seems you are in the minority. Click here for more info.
Local Breeze Patio Cafe is one of the coolest restaurants you'll ever visit in Downtown Phoenix! Click here for more info.
The plan was to start at 1130, a bar in the Arizona Center that advertised $5 cosmos and $3 wines, go to the show and laugh, and then go to whatever bar looked fun. Click here for more info.
This blog is about Phoenix history and lore told with a twist—through fascinating conversations and glimpses into Arizona’s past from the unique perspective of a group of my native Phoenician in-laws, specifically three formidable women affectionately called the “Crazies” in our family (more on that later). Click here for more info.
It's July 3rd, First Friday night! There are so many different groups, and this is why I love Phoenix's First Friday. There are Goths, followed by a family, then a high school couple, then a street show featuring roller blades and tutus. Watching the crowds go by is better than watching TV. Click here for more info.
When I first moved to Phoenix, I only came downtown once a quarter. On those visits, I would just do my business and leave the area. Nowadays, I visit the area a couple of times a month and stay for a spell. The addition of the light rail gives the area a little extra oomph, although I’m still trying to navigate my way through the labyrinth of one-way streets and construction zones. Click here for more info.