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History, Tradition and Beer: The Four Peaks Brewery Oktoberfest

In the rafters of the 100-year-old creamery that still houses the original Four Peaks Brewery, above the steel tanks in which new beers are constantly bubbling, hang flags. More than a dozen of them are up there in total, from countries (and certain sports teams) across the globe. And the prime position, just to the […]

Holiday Menus and Craft Cocktails in Tempe

With the holiday season upon us, now’s the perfect time to seek out special holiday menus and craft cocktails to get in the festive mood! Here are just a few of the Tempe restaurants offering special holiday menus and/or holiday drinks we think you’ll love. Culinary Dropout at The Yard Tempe – 149 S. Farmer Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281 […]

Hop Over to the Original ChopShop in Tempe

Last week I had the pleasure of trying the Original ChopShop in Tempe. My co-worker had been there before and gave rave reviews, so I decided I needed to go to try it out for myself. I was not disappointed! The Tempe location of the Original ChopShop is located on University Dr. near the ASU […]

House of Tricks – One of Our Favorite Tempe Restaurants Turns 25

Arizona State University, Mill Avenue and the House of Tricks…some things are synonymous with Tempe. House of Tricks, one of everyone’s favorite Tempe restaurants, is celebrating their 25th anniversary this year. Throughout the years, this charming eatery has been the perfect spot for a lunch with the girls, a romantic evening, a meal with family and […]

House of Tricks: an oasis in Downtown Tempe

By Angela MunizPhotos by Mark Lipczynski Given its tucked away setting, it’s easy to believe House of Tricks is named for the way it plays on the mind like an oasis—a touch of green in Downtown Tempe’s growing urban landscape. The restaurant now includes a signature bar wrapped around a tree on the deck that […]

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 […]

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 […]

Matt’s Big Breakfast Opens in Tempe

We’ve heard rumors about the legendary Matt’s Big Breakfast making its way to Tempe. And, now the wait is over. I went to the brand new Matt’s Big Breakfast at 400 E. Rio Salado Parkway this weekend and you must check it out. You can’t see this location from the street, so be the coolest […]

Mexican Food Favorites in Tempe

I am a Mexican food fanatic. Since moving to Arizona from a small town in Southern Colorado, I have been continuously searching for some of the amazing green chili famous in my hometown. My search is still ongoing, but in the meantime I have been able to try some great Mexican food in the process. […]