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My Tempe- Notes From a Native; Restaurants

By Delaney Wood Having been born and raised in Tempe, I’ve had the unique opportunity to test out numerous restaurants, attractions and events that we have here in town.  Here in Tempe, we have a good mix of mom-and-pop establishments, as well as larger businesses and chain establishments. However, there are a select handful of […]

New Dining Options in Tempe, AZ – Fall 2020

The newest eateries in Tempe feature everything from plant-based cuisine to delicious sweet treats, so you’ll find exactly what you’re craving. It’s the perfect time to check out a new restaurant to treat yourself to take out!

New places to dine, drink and dance in Tempe

Tempe is bursting with new places to dine and be entertained. Just when you think you’ve tried them all, a bunch of new venues spring up. Whether you’re in the mood for a great meal, a new cocktail designed by a creative mixologist, or an evening of DJs and dancing, here are some fun and […]

Off the Beaten Path Restaurants in Tempe

New restaurants, old favorites, college hang-outs and upscale dining options, all within Tempe, makes this town a hot spot for culinary adventures every day of the week.

Oktoberfest at Tempe Town Lake is “Beer-utiful”

I love the month of October. Fall colors, pumpkins, candy corn and cooler weather. It’s the best month of the year. For those of us that live around Tempe, this month is special for one other reason – Four Peaks Oktoberfest at Tempe Town Lake. That glorious weekend of beer, bands, food, beer, games, fun, beer and lederhosen is […]

Picnics in the Park in Tempe

To best enjoy the sunny Arizona weather we highly suggest a leisurely picnic at one of Tempe’s parks. There are 50 parks throughout the city of Tempe, with lots of amenities from lakes to playgrounds. To make your picnic seem more like a special event, order takeout from a nearby Tempe restaurant. Here’s a handy list of Tempe parks and restaurants to check out first.

Plant-Based Pioneer: 24 Carrots

By Angela Muniz | Photography by Mark Lipczynski Long before vegan and plant-based were common menu phrases, Sasha Raj started serving vegetable-forward juices, snacks and meals out of a tucked-away Tempe restaurant with green walls. Today, 24 Carrots celebrates 12 years of sharing and showing people the difference between diets and lifestyles. That people now […]

Poke is the new food wave to hit Tempe

Do the hokey POKE and turn yourself around because Tempe is what it’s all about! If you didn’t catch the reference, then I will let you in on a little secret: Poke is popular food trend hitting the Valley and Tempe is at the forefront. Poke, meaning to slice or cut, is a Hawaiian staple […]

Pumpkin Spice Love Found in Tempe

Join us in our quest to try and sample as many of Tempe’s pumpkin food and drinks as we possibly can. Here’s a list of our favorites. Enjoy!

Quick bites in Downtown Tempe

In a pinch and need something delish? From local hits to convenient favorites, Downtown Tempe has you covered with quick bites that will surpass anyone’s appetite! Check out our list of on-the-go restaurants in Downtown Tempe.

Restaurantes de Tempe

Los restaurantes de Tempe ofrecen una ecléctica variedad de opciones para comer y beber. En esta ciudad universitaria, influenciada e inspirada durante mucho tiempo por los gustos locales, regionales, nacionales e internacionales, los visitantes a Tempe disfrutan de comidas rápidas casuales así como cenas formales de todo tipo y estilo.

Restaurants in Tempe with great patios

What does great weather, delicious food and the perfect outdoor patio have in common? They are all available right here in Tempe! Patio dining is in full swing and it’s not stopping anytime soon.

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 […]

Save a buck this summer at these Tempe restaurants

Summer is a fantastic season to eat out in Tempe. Why, you ask? The crowds thin out in the summer, so you have a shorter wait, or no wait at all, at most restaurants. Also, there are lots of good deals to be had! And what is better than enjoying a yummy meal out, while saving […]

Signature Tempe crafted cocktails

There’s just something about a perfectly mixed drink that makes for a great evening out. Check out these restaurants and bars for some of the best Tempe cocktails—we’ll give you the inside scoop on the overall vibe and drink menu highlights.