Apr 19 2018
Though kombucha didn’t appear on the shelves of U.S. health food stores until the 1990s, humans have been swilling the fermented tea for more than 2,000 years. Legend holds that this mystical brew was first consumed by Emperor Qin Shi Huang in ancient China, one of the first civilizations to recognize the health benefits of kombucha. …
Nov 02 2017
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 …
Oct 30 2017
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 …
Oct 17 2017
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 …
Sep 12 2017
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 …
Aug 23 2017
Last weekend, Tempe welcomed literally thousands of college students back into the fold. And though we’re sure the studious lot will be spending the majority of their time hitting the books at Hayden Library, it’s inevitable that they’ll also need to eat. The Memorial Union and the dining halls are perfectly viable options, but we just …
Aug 08 2017
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 …
Aug 01 2017
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 …