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Globally-inspired desserts put Tempe on the map

Since gaining our independence in 1776, American ingenuity and love of sugar have joined forces to concoct amazing desserts that have helped make Americans’ waist lines great! Yes, apple pie, fruit cobblers, brownies, chocolate chip cookies and s’mores will always be favorites and a source of patriotic pride. However, there are always new, sumptuous treats from […]

5 Frozen Treats on a Summer Day in Tempe

Beat the heat with a cool treat this summer and check out Tempe’s frozen delights! Lucky for us, Tempe has everything from frozen yogurt and ice cream to shakes and icy treats to get us through the grueling summer heat. Here’s a list of my favorite frozen treats in Tempe. 1. Frozen Yogurt A little […]

Tempe splash pads and waterpark fun this summer

What makes any summer day in Tempe just a little bit better? Water. As in splash pads, water parks and pools. Even though the summer days get pretty toasty in Arizona, my family always cools off and has fun when there is water around. Luckily for us, Tempe has lots to choose from! Here are […]

4th of July fun in Tempe

The summer is under way here in Tempe, and that means it’s time to start making plans for the July 4th, 2019! Always one of my favorite holidays, this year is sure to be another fun year with lots of places to choose from to watch the sky sparkle with fireworks of every color. Here […]

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. Grab brunch, lunch or drinks and take in all that Tempe has to offer on these outdoor patios. House of Tricks114 […]

Ghost Ranch: Modern Southwestern Cuisine

By Sally J. Clasen Photos by Mark Lipczynski Born and raised in Arizona, chef-restaurateur Aaron Chamberlin longed for the Southwestern food of his youth. So he decided to revive the cuisine—albeit with a twist—in his latest restaurant concept Ghost Ranch, located in south Tempe at Rural and Warner roads next to Tempe Public Market Café, […]

Top 20 Summer Activities in Tempe

Those lazy days of summer are upon us in Tempe, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to just lounge by the pool. Here are our top 20 summer activities in Tempe to help make this summer your best one yet. 1. Big Surf Waterpark: Everyone, from big kahunas to little splashers, will have fun staying cool […]

Best Museums for Kids

Gone are the days of keeping quiet and not touching anything at a museum. I remember going on field trips to museums when I was a kid. They were fun, but I wouldn’t exactly say it was the best day of my life. It was hard to relate to and nothing felt like it was […]

Brunch in Downtown Tempe is a Can’t Miss

My favorite part of the weekend is brunch for a few reasons. First, it’s the only time it’s socially acceptable to have a late breakfast and a cocktail all before noon. Secondly, Downtown Tempe has so many restaurant options to satisfy all your weekend brunch cravings. From zesty mimosas to syrup-covered red velvet waffles, Tempe’s […]