Eats & Drinks

Eats & Drinks

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.

Art Detour, Kid Detour This Weekend

March 4, 2009 | By

Downtown Phoenix during First Fridays can be a little overwhelming, with hordes of people trying to get their monthly art fix in the span of four hours. So for people who want to enjoy their art and culture in a slightly more relaxed setting, there is Art Detour. The once-a-year, all-weekend event lets visitors take a self-guided tour through the art galleries and studios in central Phoenix.

Sapna’s Cafe Now Open

March 4, 2009 | By

If you’ve been to the Downtown Phoenix Public Market anytime in the last three years or so, chances are, you’ve encountered Anna Kletkke and her long-running food stand, Sapna Chill Out Cafe. Her tasty soups and salads have been a huge hit, especially since she’s big on vegetarian options.

Now you can enjoy Kletkke’s cooking every day of the week, at her brand-new restaurant, Sapna’s Cafe, which just opened yesterday. It’s located on Grand Avenue (1301 NW Grand, 602-254-6726), in the circa-1947 Bragg’s Pie Building, one of Phoenix’s last examples of “streamline moderne” architecture.

1130 Restauraunt Review

March 2, 2009 | By

1130 occupies a prime spot in the Arizona Center, located roughly halfway between the Van Buren / Central Avenue (northbound) and Van Buren / 1st Avenue (southbound) stations and the 3rd St. / Washington (westbound) and the 3rd St. / Jefferson (eastbound) stations. It’s at the east end near the parking garage and sees a lot of pedestrian traffic. The restaurant has a stylish look both inside and outside. Near the main entrance, there are couches and lounge-style seating. Inside, a bar divides two different dining rooms. There’s additional outdoor seating on a L-shaped patio. The furnishings are contemporary and brick and wood interiors keep the place looking current.

Happy Birthday, Public Market!

February 27, 2009 | By

Celebrate growth with the Downtown Phoenix Public Market as they mark their fourth anniversary on Saturday, February 28th. This market is more than just a Farmer’s Market. It is a place to gather, eat, enjoy music, and shop for great food and crafts.

SoDo coming to life during All Star Week

February 9, 2009 | By

The vintage warehouses in the Downtown Phoenix Warehouse District aka SoDo will be springing into action this week, hosting NBA All Star parties, fashion shows, probably a little comedy thrown in and if you are in need of some casual, vintage clothing you will be able to pick that up as well.

Where to watch the Cardinals beat the Eagles this Sunday

January 16, 2009 | By

If you’re not planning on going to Glendale to see the game, you can certainly find a Sports Bar in Downtown Phoenix where you can cheer on the Cards with some fellow fans,  This list is not exhaustive, just the first ones that come to mind.’ Majerle’s Sports Grill – 24 N 2nd St Coach… Read more