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‘Tis the Season

November 29, 2007

This is the time in Tempe that I love the most. The white lights are sparkling in the trees, the Christmas tree is up and my lunch hour is spent strolling Mill Avenue for gifts. The Tempe Festival of the Arts is this weekend, from Friday through Sunday. Looks like I might have to extend my lunch hour! I always find a present or two, and presents for myself too.

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So much to do, so little time

October 26, 2007

There are so many events in Tempe this weekend. Actually, I’m amazed that they fit into just one weekend. Every Sun Devil fan will want to attend the Homecoming game against Cal on Saturday night. Now that we’re ranked #4 IN THE COUNTRY, it’s going to be an even more exciting game. For the athletic types, the Soma 1/2 Ironman Triathlon is happening this Sunday at Tempe Town Lake. Families will want to see “A Thousand Cranes” by Childsplay at the gorgeous, new Tempe Center for the Arts. And, if you’re looking for even more culture, don’t miss the Dia de Los Muertos Festival at Desert Botanical Garden. Have fun out there!

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Go Devils!

October 18, 2007

7 and 0. Let me say that again: 7 and 0. I can’t remember a time when there was such a frenzy about the Sun Devils football team. Perhaps it was the 1996 season that led us to the Rose Bowl. Maybe this year’s excitement even surpasses that. I think it does. According to the NCAA Football Rankings this week, we’re ranked #8 in the nation. In my heart, of course, we’re number one. I can’t wait to see us crush Cal on the 27th. Wildcats, consider yourself warned. We’re coming after you too. Go Devils!

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Dragonfly is OPEN!

October 5, 2007

My friends and I had lunch at Dragonfly last week.  It was GREAT!  The food was delicious and well prepared.  Our server was super knowledgeable and explained everything to us in great detail.  I am so excited that there is a new lunch option on Mill Ave! My friend Jay got this crazy Vietnamese coffee that brews in a little coffee cup right on the table!  Check it out!

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Ready, go, shop!

September 25, 2007

The grand opening of Tempe Marketplace is almost here! I’ve been there every weekend for the past month and every time that I go, I discover a few more stores and restaurants are open. From 7-11 p.m. on Friday the 28th, you can be there for the official ribbon cutting and entertainment: like djs, street performers and live bands. It will all be taking place on the District Stage, right next to Dave & Buster’s. My advice? Be there or be square!

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Caffe Boa on Mill Recognized

September 12, 2007

Caffe Boa on Mill Ave. has won Wine Spectator Magazine’s Award of Excellence for 2007. They were selected for having “one of the best wine selections in the country.” There were almost 3,000 entries and Caffe Boa is the only restaurant in Tempe named by the prestigious magazine. The award is based on “well-reviewed wines and a solid food menu, and is the heart and soul of our [award] program,” according to magazine’s restaurant awards manager, Nathan Wesley. Caffe Boa is owned by Jay Wisniewski and is located 398 South Mill Street, just south of 3rd Street.   If you’ve never been to Caffe Boa, they have a fantastic happy hour with a delicious assortment of affordable appetizers and tasty beverages.  Check them out!

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