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When the Spirits Move You: Tempe Distilleries

Written by Angela Muniz With a now-established wine and craft beer scene, Arizona’s distilleries and their small batch spirits are becoming the state’s next wave of innovative and artisanal beverages. Tempe is home to three distilleries all within three miles of each other. It makes for an easy day of spirit-hopping and their mix of […]

Where to get a margarita (or two) in Tempe, Arizona

Frozen or on the rocks, we love all Margaritas Let’s be real. National Margarita Day shouldn’t be limited to just one day… but it is a day where you can drink as many margaritas (responsibly) without the judgement of others because, “…it’s National Margarita Day guys!” (extra kudos for this fun holiday falling on a […]

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 […]

Dine out in Tempe this Valentine’s Day

Tempe is home to hundreds of restaurants with cuisines from all over the world. With it being the month of love, be sure to set yourself and significant other up for success. Love is in the air… or maybe it’s the smell of delicious food calling to your taste buds for a romantic dinner! Either […]

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. Whether you’re enjoying one of the many spring festivals or events at Tempe Beach Park or in town for a spring […]

An insider’s guide to the Arizona Cactus League’s ballparks and culinary scene

Buy me some craft beer and Sonoran Hot Dogs, I don’t care if I never get back By Charlie Vascellaro  PLEASE NOTE – As of March 12, 2020, the remainder of the Cactus League Spring Training season has been cancelled. For questions, please visit https://cactusleague.com/. While major league baseball’s spring training season coincides and overlaps with the spring break season, there’s always a feeling of playing hooky associated with whiling away […]

Healthy Restaurants in Tempe

I love to go out to eat – it’s relaxing, convenient and fun! But, I also like to eat relatively healthy, if possible. For those of you that try and keep it healthy when dining out, here’s a list of of my favorite healthy restaurant options in Tempe that won’t let you down when it […]

Family-friendly restaurants in Tempe

There are so many great restaurants in Tempe. I never grow tired of the tasty options in our city. But which restaurants are the best to take my family? There are a few that are always a sure bet for a good time, and a family-friendly atmosphere for the kiddos. Here’s my short list of […]

Things To Do During Spring Training Season

We recognize the remaining Cactus League spring training games have been cancelled as of March 12, 2020, however, there are still plenty of fun things to do and see while you’re here visiting Tempe. Spring Training will be back February 2021. Enjoy sunny skies and all the spring vibes at this year’s Cactus League Spring […]

20 things to do in Tempe, AZ in the New Year

2020 is here and we’re all starting a brand-new decade. If that sounds a bit overwhelming to you, we’ve got you covered. Here are 20 things to do in Tempe, Arizona in 2020.   Whether you think you’ve done it all in Tempe or are just skimming the surface of all the wonderful things Tempe has to offer, we’re here to help you plan […]

Spring Break Family Fun in Tempe

When you’re a child, you always wanted spring break to last a lot longer than a week. With so much to do in Tempe this spring, parents might wish for the same thing! Here are nine fun things to do in the Tempe area during spring break: Visit the Phoenix Zoo. Voted one of the […]

LGBTQ events in Tempe & Phoenix this spring

Looking for a friendly, diverse and inclusive destination? Be sure to visit Tempe, Arizona. Tempe is known for its welcoming spirit, blend of cosmopolitan culture and style, scenic desert beauty and more than 330 days of sunshine every year. And, Tempe is known for its non-discrimination policies and its perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundations’ Municipal Equality Index.  Another great thing […]

Best burgers in Tempe

Top 10+ burgers in Tempe you must try We all know that hamburgers are a staple of the American diet, but did you know that people in the U.S. eat an average of 50 billion burgers each year?   It’s a given that a college town like Tempe, Arizona would have its fair share of restaurants […]

Spend New Year’s Eve in Tempe

It’s time to ring in 2020! And, more importantly, time to decide where to celebrate New Year’s Eve! Tempe has everything from champagne toasts, live music, festive dinner menus and kids’ activities to choose from to celebrate. And, to make sure that your night on the town is safe, Valley Metro is once again teaming up with Coors Light to […]

Favorite Mexican Restaurants in Tempe

NOTE: The City of Tempe is encouraging delivery and curbside pick-up whenever possible (rather than take-out) at this time. Lucky for you, we’re keeping a running list of who’s open and ready for delivery and curbside pick-up! BBQ and Kansas City, Jambalaya and New Orleans, Coffee and Seattle, Mexican food and Tempe. Some things just go […]