Eats & Drinks

Eats & Drinks

Fringe entering final weekend

April 2, 2009 | By

The Phoenix Fringe Festival (PHX:fringe) presents innovative, experimental and provocative theatre by local, national and international artists. PHX:fringe seeks to develop a cutting-edge, urban audience by offering an edgy assortment of performance choices in non-traditional downtown spaces. The PHX:fringe promotes artistic exploration by supporting the risky, adventurous work of established and emerging artists while also providing accessible, affordable performances to the community.

Chrysalis Hosts Happy Hour at SideBar

March 30, 2009 | By

This Thursday, April 2nd, staff from Chrysalis Shelter will be hosting a happy hour event at SideBar from 6PM to 9PM. Mention Chrysalis to receive $1 off – on top of already great happy hour prices.

Two Hippies Breakfast Joint Headed Downtown

March 25, 2009 | By

With last week’s abrupt closing of Palatte, I’ve heard several friends complain about the lack of breakfast options in Central Phoenix. But I guess the restaurant gods were listening, because I just found out about a brand-new spot that’s in the works: Two Hippies Breakfast Joint.

Postino On Central Now Open

March 25, 2009 | By

Postino, the popular neighborhood winecafé, will open its newest location on Monday, March 30 in the 1960’s building that housed Katz’s Deli for just shy of 30 years on Central Avenue. Similar to its first location, Postino Central will offer a casual yet upscale café filled with great food, inspired wines, friendly faces and good times. Perfect for a date night, girls’ night out, lunch or dinner with a friend or just chilling out, Postino Central is sure to become an uptown favorite.

Take The Canalscape Survey

March 15, 2009 | By

ASU and other public and private sector partners are exploring the possibility of creating vital urban hubs where canals meet major streets throughout metro Phoenix. These hubs could range in size and character, depending on community requests. ASU students are conducting a public survey and would like your feedback.

Go “West of Western” This Weekend

March 12, 2009 | By

Join the Phoenix Art Museum for a two-day outdoor culinary extravaganza featuring Arizona’s renowned chefs and a sublime selection of wines and spirits from around the world. Venture inside for the opening of our Spring exhibition featuring one of the most successful American artists of the early 20th century.

Riding The Light Rail: First-Hand Account

March 10, 2009 | By

Even though ridership is well above the estimates published before the Grand Opening, many people have yet to ride the Light Rail.

Greg Hogue, Newscast Director for ABC 15, shares his experience riding the rail for the first time on his blog.

Palatte Restaurant Now Closed

March 10, 2009 | By

Downtown Phoenix brunch spot, Palatte, closed its doors yesterday.

Rumor has it that the space that Palatte occupied will be reopened soon, which would be great – but the new owners better know they have big plates to fill…

Guide To Art Detour 2009

March 6, 2009 | By

For proof that art lovers are about more than schmoozing and sipping cheap wine from plastic glasses, one need look no further than Art Detour, the free, self-guided tour of downtown artist studios, galleries, and art-friendly businesses. Now in its 21st year, the Phoenix tradition, which typically draws upwards of 10,000 patrons, has bridged the wide gap between artists and suburb dwellers who think art should match their throw pillows. This year, both art fans and the artless will find the Detour even more accessible, thanks to light rail and a new, improved shuttle system.

Businesses Get On Light Rail Bandwagon

March 6, 2009 | By

When light-rail construction scared off scores of shoppers, many struggling downtown merchants considered the $1.4 billion line more of a curse than a blessing. Light rail began running in December, and what a difference a few months has made. Last week, several downtown business owners lobbied a transit agency to make sure that their shops would sit near a future light-rail route.