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24 Carrots in Tempe: good food that’s good for you

I’m drinking a smoothie called “Berry Me Alive.” I didn’t realize how funny the name was until I said it out loud when I ordered it at 24 Carrots today. I’m a sucker for cute names for beverages, but I’m also a sucker for places that take extra steps to do things the right way. […]

5 Frozen Treats on a Summer Day in Tempe

Beat the heat with a cool treat this summer and check out Tempe’s frozen delights! Lucky for us, Tempe has everything from frozen yogurt and ice cream to shakes and icy treats to get us through the grueling summer heat. Here’s a list of my favorite frozen treats in Tempe. 1. Frozen Yogurt A little […]

50th Fall Tempe Festival of the Arts: Art, music, food and fun for all

I love Tempe during the holidays. There are so many great events and activities going on from now through the New Year. One that I always look forward to is the Fall Tempe Festival of the Arts. This year is especially significant because it’s celebrating 50 fabulous years as one of the most popular events in […]

7 lunch spots in Tempe not to miss

Having worked in downtown Tempe for several year now, I’ve had the good fortune of trying several lunch spots in Tempe that make my tummy happy and my day a bit brighter. Here is my list of top 7 lunch restaurants to try in Tempe. In no particular order, here they are: Pita Jungle – […]

A Day at Arizona Mills

Written by: Arizona Mills Between warmer weather, longer days and a break from school, summer is the season of adventure, and the perfect time to create lasting memories with family. Whether you’re an Arizona local or visiting Tempe on vacation, Arizona Mills – located in the heart of Tempe and just 15 minutes from the […]

A Summer Evening at the Desert Botanical Garden

The best place to experience the wonders of the Sonoran Desert at night is at the Desert Botanical Garden. My mom is in town for a visit, so I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to take her and my family to experience a Flashlight Tour at the Garden. To complete our evening out, […]

Add spice to your life at Tempe’s Thai restaurants

When my tummy tells me it’s time for Thai, I don’t have to go far to find my favorite authentic Thai dishes.  Tempe has so many great family-owned and operated restaurants that making a choice is the main challenge. You can be sure that the food is authentic, fresh and prepared from favorite family recipes. […]

Apache Blvd. offers an authentic culinary adventure

When I’m hungry for some fragrant, savory, spicy and delicious Middle Eastern/ Mediterranean and Asian food, I know where to go—Apache Boulevard in Tempe. I don’t have to venture very far to find mighty fine falafel, curry or couscous. Apache Boulevard is a veritable spice trail of flavorful food finds all clustered between Rural and […]

Beat the heat with refreshing summer drinks and cocktails

Oh, sweet summertime. Or more commonly known as the time of year in the Valley where you can fry an egg on a sidewalk, seat belt burns can almost send you to the hospital and phones can’t function because they go into cool down mode. Those local to the Tempe area know how important it is […]