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Learn about beer on a Four Peaks Brewery tour

For a lot of adults, going on a tour of a brewery that makes your favorite beer is like Charlie and Grandpa Joe finding a golden ticket to tour Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. There’s something magical and exciting when you see where and how your favorite beer is made. Four Peaks Brewery is one of […]

Patrick reviews Disney’s THE LION KING at ASU Gammage

This season, I’m lucky enough to be a Gammage Goer for ASU Gammage.  What is a Gammage Goer you ask?  There are a few of us who are assigned to watch some of the shows performing at Gammage this season and we review them.  As I’m sure you’re well aware, Disney’s THE LION KING opened […]

Satisfy your sweet tooth in Downtown Tempe

I think it’s fair to say that most people enjoy having a snack every once in a while. I’ll admit, I love snacking, and am always looking for something to nosh on. I have a bit of a sweet tooth, so more often than not; I’m heading straight for the cookies or candy rather than […]

Small Talk with Sesty – Nick Nitz at Handlebar Tempe

With Arizona Beer Week rapidly approaching, it seemed appropriate to talk to someone who’s a beer expert. I know, I know, most people out there love beer. But I wanted to find someone who not only loves beer, but is also a beer expert. If you’ve been to Handlebar Tempe, you’ve probably seen Nick Nitz. […]

Small Talk with Sesty: Jerry Hall, Tempe Diablo Stadium Manager

If you’ve been to a spring training game in Tempe, you’ve been to Tempe Diablo Stadium, the spring training home of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim since 1991. I’ve been to this ballpark quite a bit, both for work and to catch a game or two. But I wanted to know a little more […]

Sparky: unmasked and uncut, the interview with Tempe’s favorite mascot

Whenever any of us thinks of Arizona State, one of the first images that jumps into our heads is that of Sparky.  He’s our lovable mascot.  The pre-game football intros featuring him are some of the best in all of sports.  But Sparky is more than just a college mascot.  He’s a symbol of Tempe.  […]

Tempe fall fun starts with bicycles and beer

We thought it would be a great idea to write a blog about bikes and beer. We asked our friend Cristopher Matthews, a local beer and bicycle lover, to write a blog for us because these happen to be two of his favorite hobbies. Be sure to follow him on Twitter here. Navigating the Valley […]

Tempe has plenty of late night dining options downtown

Eating is one of my favorite things to do.  Whether I’m home or out with friends, sometimes I get late night cravings. Most of the time, I’m not in the mood for a small snack. I want real food – a full meal. There are many reasons why Tempe is great, one of which is […]

Tempe Restaurants Worth Swiping Right For

At some point, chances are you or someone you know has “swiped right” on someone. Don’t know what I’m talking about? Dating apps like Tinder, Bumble and Hinge are all the rage. Most of us probably have at least one friend – or maybe you’re using one or more of these right now – whose […]