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  • Mezona Market Opens Friday

    Sweet Cakes Cafe in Mesa has served some of the best sugar cookies on Main Street for more than a decade, but the bakery will unveil a new concept called the Mezona Market in a grand opening celebration Friday.
    Rest assured, you can still get your cinnamon rolls, cookies and other sweet treats.
    Sweet Cakes no longer serves … Continue reading

  • Visit Tempe’s “Nightmare Before Christmas” House

    Drive down El Freda Road in Tempe and you’ll see one of the most elaborately decorated houses in the city. Jessica and Francis Brown decorated their house after the 1993 classic “The Nightmare Before Christmas”. From the street, garland and Christmas lights illuminate “Nightmare Town,” large fangs hang from the monster house, and color-changing eyes peer … Continue reading

  • Explore Arizona’s Wine Region

    You might not know it, but Arizona produces some really great wine. Our wines have been served in the White House and at James Beard dinners in New York, and they’ve earned ribbons and won medals just like some of the more famous wine-growing regions in the country.
    Napa Valley can eat its (delicious, rave-worthy) heart … Continue reading

  • Downtown Tempe Hot Spots

    Tempe’s downtown offers a variety of entertainment options, from bars and restaurants to special events and shopping. Despite what you might think, Mill Ave is not the only thing Tempe has to offer. Here are some local favorites:
     
    1. Four Peaks Brewery
    Tempe is home to the original Four Peaks Brewery location, which opened in 1996. Other locations include one in … Continue reading

  • August is Prickly Pear Season in Arizona

    August is prickly pear harvest season in Arizona, where some species of the cactus are native to the Sonoran Desert. The pinkish plant proves picturesque and tasty, starring in salads, sweets and drinks on menus across the state.
    “There are over 200 species of prickly pear plants that grow all over the world,” says Cheri Romanoski, who makes … Continue reading

  • Weekend Events: 68th Annual Navajo Festival

    Join more than 80 artists and presenters at the Museum of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff for a weekend of cultural immersion at the 68th annual Navajo Festival of Arts and Culture on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 5 and 6, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    “Reaching the 68-year mark for the Navajo Festival of Arts and Culture … Continue reading