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An insider’s guide to the Arizona Cactus League’s ballparks and culinary scene

Buy me some craft beer and Sonoran Hot Dogs, I don’t care if I never get back By Charlie Vascellaro  While major league baseball’s spring training season coincides and overlaps with the spring break season, there’s always a feeling of playing hooky associated with whiling away a lazy afternoon at any of Arizona’s romantic Cactus League ballparks.  All the clichés apply when it comes to baseball in the spring in […]

Big Surf Waterpark is big summer fun

Summer is almost here and if you live in the greater Phoenix area, you know what that means: you’ll be spending many of your weekends at Big Surf Waterpark, which officially opens for the new summer season on Saturday, May 9. Find information about hours of operation and seasonal passes here. On Big Surf’s deal […]

Bubbles & Boba at Mango Rabbit in Tempe

By Lauren SariaPhotography by Mark Lipczynski For more than 20 years, Tempe residents knew a long storefront on the north side of Apache Boulevard just east of Terrace Road as the original location of Pita Jungle, a popular local chain of Mediterranean restaurants. A group of international grad students who met while studying engineering at […]

Dining Around: Tempe Today

By Justin LeePhotography by Mark Lipczynski Tempe is growing—booming—like never before. The city’s sweetening from peppy college town to dynamic urban destination has benefited residents and visitors alike with many enviable perks—most enjoyably, a continued reinvention of its dining landscape. Not a change in quantity, but sheer variety. From high to low, quirky to classic, […]

Dining at Tempe Marketplace – So Many Options!

Tempe Marketplace, located at McClintock Drive and Rio Salado Parkway, has a little bit of everything when you are in need of some good grub. Whether you are ready for a sit-down, relaxing dinner or a quick grab-n-go meal or snack, you will find what you are looking for in their extensive list of dining […]

Ghost Ranch: Modern Southwestern Cuisine

By Sally J. Clasen Photos by Mark Lipczynski Born and raised in Arizona, chef-restaurateur Aaron Chamberlin longed for the Southwestern food of his youth. So he decided to revive the cuisine—albeit with a twist—in his latest restaurant concept Ghost Ranch, located in south Tempe at Rural and Warner roads. “When I was a young chef […]

Hot Deals for Summer Meetings

Arizona is known for sizzling summer days.  Stay cool this summer with some great offers from our local partners.  Don’t miss out – book a meeting in Tempe by September 15, 2017 and take advantage of some amazing deals!  Already finalized your 2017 planning? Contact our team today and learn the best time of year […]

How to Entertain Your Parents When They Visit ASU

As a third-year college student at ASU, most of my time is devoted to hitting the books or spending time with my friends. However, when my parents come to visit, binge-watching Netflix or studying in Hayden Library isn’t exactly what they are looking to do. Luckily for me, I have become a pro tour guide […]

LGBTQ events in Tempe & Phoenix this spring

Looking for a friendly, diverse and inclusive destination? Be sure to visit Tempe, Arizona. Tempe is known for its welcoming spirit, blend of cosmopolitan culture and style, scenic desert beauty and more than 330 days of sunshine every year. And, Tempe is known for its non-discrimination policies and its perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundations’ Municipal Equality Index.  Another great thing […]