The egg-shaped hut that has been in various states of disrepair over the past year on Central and Highland Avenues is well on its way to becoming Hula’s Modern Tiki, an Island-themed retro-modern joint soon to become North Central’s big hangout spot. The place used to be called Heap’s Big Beef way back when it opened in 1965, so you know it’s gotta be good.
Attention shoppers! The first grocery store to open in downtown Phoenix in nearly 30 years is taking shape.
On a recent afternoon, a crew worked on plumbing and electrical systems for the 2,000-square-foot store, which is expected to open sometime in August. Soon they will bring in refrigerated cases, ovens and other kitchen equipment, said Alan McLaughlin, the store’s general manager.
“We will source everything local,” he said, including meat, milk and cheese. “This will be a hangout place in the neighborhood.”
The $475,000 project is an offshoot of the popular, biweekly Phoenix Public Market, which is run by the non-profit Community Food Connections.
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Head over to Coach and Willie’s at 412 S. 3rd St. on Friday, June 5th for Beat the Heat Happy Hour. From 6 to 9pm, enjoy drinks at a reduced price, a complimentary food buffet, baseball ticket giveaways and karaoke.
Lola Coffee is hosting its oh so official grand opening party tonight (never mind that it’s been open for three weeks) and you’re invited. They’re luring everyone in with free coffee, some super secret live jams and even a few wine pours. Plus, there’s the killer atmosphere, munchable food and relaxed vibe that’s made Lola an instant success.
It can be hard to find jazz in Phoenix if you’re not at the Rhythm Room, so head out to The Farm at South Mountain’s Quiessence Restaurant to enjoy some food and drink and some of Phoenix’s best jazz musicians in a rare open-air environment. This isn’t the cramped confines of dark and dingy club. This is the beautiful airiness of a warm Arizona summer night at the Q’s awesome patio.
End memorial weekend at Lost Leaf, a wine and beer house in downtown Phoenix, on Monday, May 25 at 7pm to celebrate their first anniversary with a whole host of bands. The event is free and each band will play no more than three songs.
Mark, Julie and Jack will be performing songs with three part harmony on Saturday, May 16 at Pink Spot Coffee & Ice Cream from 7 to 9pm.
There’s a rather large list of happenings for this month’s Third Friday festivities. Choose wisely, downtowners.
Up at the Clarendon Hotel, Phoenix Friday Nights is having a special rooftop sunset edition with grub from the brand spankin’ new Gallo Blanco on the ground level. It’s a 2-for-1: Check out the much-hyped foodstuff and meet your fellow Phoenicians. Win!
Celebrate the Pre-Solstice and support the Roosevelt Row Community Development Corporation on May 15 at the Dr. George M. Brockway House at 5pm.
The Phoenix Art Museum and Heard Museum have joined for the second year to celebrate International Museum Day with an offer that gives visitors two museums for the price of one.
On Saturday, May 16 and Sunday, May 17, visitors can purchase admission at either museum and take their same-day receipt to the other museum for free admission.