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The Shop Beer Co. is one of a kind

Written by Angela MunizPhotography by Mark Lipczynski With exception of the hum of planes approaching Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and a nostalgic mix of ’90s hits on the speakers, the patio of The Shop Beer Co. is quiet in the late morning. For now, the action is taking place behind the scenes in the brewery. But […]

Caffe Boa celebrates its 25th anniversary

A Downtown Tempe staple since 1994, Caffe Boa has been bringing guests farm to table food for 25 delicious years. In addition to an impressive wine list boasting the largest selection of natural wines in Arizona, the seasonally inspired menu focuses on homemade, local and organic ingredients. So every visit is a discovery of new […]

ASU Family Weekend

It’s that time again! Family weekend at Arizona State University will be here before you know it! While the fun weekend of events is happening a little later than usual this year (November 8-10, 2019), it will be just as fun-filled as ever before.  As a sophomore this year at Arizona State, I am super […]

Oktoberfest at Tempe Town Lake is “Beer-utiful”

I love the month of October. Fall colors, pumpkins, candy corn and cooler weather. It’s the best month of the year. For those of us that live around Tempe, this month is special for one other reason – Four Peaks Oktoberfest at Tempe Town Lake. That glorious weekend of beer, bands, food, beer, games, fun, beer and lederhosen is […]

Hidden Gems on ASU Tempe Campus

The Arizona State University (ASU) Tempe Campus is one of the largest campuses in the U.S. by student population. Don’t let that intimidate you. It’s a fun campus to visit and it’s easy to navigate. Among the buildings, walkways, breezeways and courtyards, you’ll find some of Tempe’s best hidden gems from public art to places […]

Bubbles & Boba at Mango Rabbit in Tempe

By Lauren SariaPhotography by Mark Lipczynski For more than 20 years, Tempe residents knew a long storefront on the north side of Apache Boulevard just east of Terrace Road as the original location of Pita Jungle, a popular local chain of Mediterranean restaurants. A group of international grad students who met while studying engineering at […]

Fun Things To Do in Downtown Tempe

It’s always a great time to explore all the fun things to do in Downtown Tempe. With all the options to choose from, there’s no better place to enjoy your free time than on Mill Avenue. In addition to great shopping and dining, Downtown Tempe offers hiking, biking, movie watching, museums and a variety of theater performances. Here’s […]

Aquariums in the desert

If you’re an ocean life and/or water creature lover, you’re in luck. Tempe and the Phoenix Metro Valley offers a close-up look into aquamarine life right here in the desert. There are three amazing aquariums to choose from to explore the wonders of the water. Perfect for families and entertaining kids for hours, these are […]

Things To Do on Mill Avenue in Tempe

The weekend is just around the corner, and you’re thinking…What should I do this weekend? Mill Avenue may just be the ticket to a fun-filled day. There are, of course, lots and lots of delicious restaurants to choose from, and unique shopping spots too. But there are so many activities such as hiking, biking, and […]

Plan your wedding in Tempe, AZ

There are a ton of details to take care of when planning your perfect wedding. But, if you are planning your Arizona wedding in Tempe, we can alleviate some of that stress by sharing our favorite tips for venues, hotels and group dining options for your rehearsal dinner.    From bridal showers to the rehearsal dinner to the grand occasion, Tempe is a perfect spot to share your special moments with your closest family […]

Morning at Singh Meadows

On a crisp, cool Saturday morning, farmer Ken Singh chats with a family enjoying breakfast at Singh Meadows in north Tempe. In the distance, a fire pit puffs smoke into the pale, blue sky and steam rises from a clear, chemical-free pond. For 30 years, this was Rio Salado Golf Course, maintained in pristine condition […]

Arizona Day Trips From Tempe

Looking for the perfect Arizona day trip? Exploring the sunny state of Arizona is easy to do from Tempe, Arizona. Located in the middle of the state, Tempe is a perfect jumping off point to head north to the pines in Flagstaff, or south to Tucson for scenic desert beauty and incredible Mexican food. There […]

Paddleboarding on Tempe Town Lake is great fun!

My favorite form of water adventure fun at Tempe Town Lake is stand-up paddleboarding (SUP). Today was my very first experience with this new water sport, and I have to say, it will will definitely not be my last! When I arrived in the morning, I checked in at the kiosk on the south side of […]

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 […]

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. “When I was a young chef […]