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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 – […]

Cool summer fun at the aquarium in Tempe: SEA LIFE

Afternoons are much cooler when you’re in the aquarium in Tempe. I think any day is a great day to visit SEA LIFE Arizona Aquarium at Arizona Mills, but it’s one of my favorite places to visit in the summer. Once you enter, you’ll first see fish from freshwater streams and lakes. After this refreshing […]

Indoor Activities in Tempe for Kiddos

It’s summer in Arizona, which means it’s pretty toasty outside. While that means staying indoors during the majority of the day, it doesn’t mean the fun stops there! Tempe has a variety of entertaining indoor activities for young kids to enjoy and have a blast this summer. Here is my list of top 5 indoor […]

Tempe Marketplace concerts are the best way to unwind

Most people usually unwind from the work week and celebrate the upcoming weekend at happy hour. For me, I love to kick back and listen to music. No, I don’t mean I turn on iTunes. I prefer listening to live music if possible. The best place to see a constant flow of live music is […]

Enjoy Cult Classics at Pollack Tempe Cinemas

Like most people, I love movies. Everybody has a handful of films that they love and could watch over and over again. For whatever reason, you love them, regardless of what anyone else thinks about it. I have a few movies like that. They’re the ones where I could recite every line in the film […]

Take a break and rent a boat at Tempe Town Lake

There’s never a better time than the present to get outside and enjoy Tempe Town Lake! The weather is warm, not too hot, and perfect for a lovely boating excursion on Tempe’s urban oasis in the desert, Tempe Town Lake. Renting a boat at Tempe Town Lake is easy! Boat rentals are available through Tempe […]

ASU Gallery of Scientific Exploration takes you to infinity and beyond

I recently spent an absolutely fascinating afternoon at the ASU Gallery of Scientific Exploration. The Gallery is geared to educating the public about the wonders of earth and space science through digital media, interactive displays and public lectures presented in a high-definition theater. There are also glass-enclosed research laboratories that allow visitors to see scientists […]

Summer Family Fun in Tempe, AZ

The school year is coming to a close and that means summertime is just moments away. Those lazy days of summer can quickly turn into complaints of boredom from your kids — but not in Tempe. We have plenty of summer family fun ideas in Tempe to entertain you and your family from now until […]

ASU Art Museum Ceramics Center & Brickyard Gallery

I attended the grand opening of the ASU Art Museum Ceramics Center & Brickyard Gallery at its new location last Friday evening and was just blown away by the new space. It’s located just off Tempe’s Mill Avenue in the back section of the Brickyard space that was formerly Borders Bookstore. The Ceramics Center was […]

4 Reasons to Register for Pat’s Run in Tempe

One of my favorite annual events is just around the corner: Pat’s Run on April 26 in Tempe. If you’ve participated in this race once, I’m sure that you’re already registered. It is hard to believe that this will be the 10th year for this event. Pat’s Run is the perfect way to finish the […]

Tempe’s Chalk Art Festival at Tempe Marketplace

Remember when you were little and used to create magnificent works of art with chalk on your front driveway? I do! I could spend hours with my neighbor friends creating all sorts of designs. Ready to walk down memory lane? Revisit those fun memories on Saturday, April 12th at the Chalk Art Festival at Tempe Marketplace! Local […]

Small Talk with Sesty: Jerry Hall, Tempe Diablo Stadium Manager

If you’ve been to a spring training game in Tempe, you’ve been to Tempe Diablo Stadium, the spring training home of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim since 1991. I’ve been to this ballpark quite a bit, both for work and to catch a game or two. But I wanted to know a little more […]

Small Talk with Sesty – Nick Nitz at Handlebar Tempe

With Arizona Beer Week rapidly approaching, it seemed appropriate to talk to someone who’s a beer expert. I know, I know, most people out there love beer. But I wanted to find someone who not only loves beer, but is also a beer expert. If you’ve been to Handlebar Tempe, you’ve probably seen Nick Nitz. […]

Tempe’s outdoor patios offer great dining and greater views

Though it seems like the rest of the country is either covered in snow or reaching high temperatures of 30 degrees, Tempe, Arizona has been unseasonably warm the last couple of weeks. With highs in the low 70s, it’s the perfect weather to be outside, embracing the sunshine and fresh air. There are many things […]

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. […]