Sep 18 2017
October is right around the corner and that means Oktoberfest celebrations will soon begin!
Four Peaks Oktoberfest at Tempe Town Lake is one of Tempe’s signature annual events. Benefiting Tempe Sister Cities, the Tempe Oktoberfest combines beer gardens, live music, a polka stage, great food including German fare, a carnival, kids activities and much more fun. Throwing the …
Sep 15 2017
Arizona Restaurant Week officially begins today!
This statewide affair offers foodies a wealth of dining opportunities and the chance to get outside their own neighborhood and try something new. From sizzling Southwestern and soothing comfort foods to five-star dining and international fare – it’s all on the table during Arizona Restaurant Week.
A few Tempe favorites are …
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 31 2017
The college football season officially kicks off tonight at Arizona State University.
The players aren’t the only ones practicing hard — a team of engineers and researchers have been mapping out a game plan to make major technology upgrades to sun devil stadium.
The school has partnered with Intel and put 44 sensors around the stadium that …
Aug 28 2017
The first ever Lost Lake Festival in Phoenix is fast approaching, and more details are being released.
The inaugural music festival that takes place Oct. 20-22 at Steele Indian School Park will also feature culinary, arts and gaming elements, showcasing some top Arizona talent. The Lost Playground is the larger-than-life gaming area and is a partnership with Walter …
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 22 2017
Eight months into 2017, we’ve had more than 50 restaurants either open their doors for the first time in the Valley or open second, third, and fourth locations.
The openings include everything from modern Japanese cuisine to Chicago deep-dish pizza, Mexican cuisine, Hawaiian-inspired poke, and fast-casual breakfast joints.
July restaurant openings
June restaurant openings
May restaurant …
Aug 11 2017
Thousands of students will move into the Valley for the start of the Arizona State University school year.
The Downtown Phoenix campus will start the move-in process Friday. The bulk of students will continue settling in over the weekend in Tempe.
One student says, “Move in day is going to be, I think it’s going to be …
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 07 2017
Once the temperatures drop below 95 degrees in Phoenix, the events and festivals move right in.
Between August and November, there are more than 70 food and drink, music, art and family festivals happening throughout the Valley whether you live in the East Valley or West Valley.
From mac & cheese to bacon and beer, Lost Lake …