Get ‘Em While They’re Hot: 3 Summer Foodie Specials

The kids may be on their way back to school, but summer is still in full swing here in the North Central Corridor. (And, let’s face it, will be for quite some time!) Lucky for us, restaurants all around the neighborhood are toasting to the season with fresh flavors, new menu additions and some pretty sweet digs. New Sorbets at Splurge Located next to Luci’s at The Orchard, Splurge is one of our favorite spots for gelato and ice cream. To celebrate the season, they’ve just released a lineup of … [Read more...]

5 North Central Phoenix Happy Hour Hotspots

Photo courtesy of Postino Central Facebook Page After several years of taste-testing experience, we can safely say that North Central Phoenix is home to some of the Valley of the Sun’s best restaurants. Along with that comes a collection of killer happy hour deals. Your choices are seemingly endless, but we recommend you start at one of these places: The Phoenix Ale Brewery Central Kitchen: This neighborhood hangout at Crown on 7th offers up drink specials and bar bites from 2 to 6 p.m. … [Read more...]

4 Cool Cocktails for a Hot Phoenix Summer

Photo courtesy of Okra Summer doesn’t officially start until June 20, but we all know that the season turned in Phoenix weeks ago. We’re already planning our happy hours around the best cool-down cocktails in the North Central Corridor and thought we’d share some of our favorites with you. Take note. And watch for us at the bar. Mint Julep at Okra ($8): Seriously, how refreshing does that Mint Julep (pictured above) look? You can’t deny it! Okra actually has a collection of five Juleps on … [Read more...]

5 Ways To Keep Your Kids Cool (And Busy) This Summer

Photo Courtesy of Desert Botanical Garden School is over or winding down for many families in Phoenix. Wondering how to keep them engaged and entertained during the summer months? We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite events, ideas and activities. Add them to your calendar: Uptown Farmer’s Market The Uptown Farmer’s Market moves all of its 100+ vendors indoors during the months of June – September. That means you can still get your local veggie fix (and keep the kiddos plenty busy) every … [Read more...]

Courtyard Concert Series at Crown on 7th

There really is no shortage of things to do in the North Central Corridor and now we've got one more thing to add to your list! Crown on 7th is launching its free monthly Courtyard Concert Series this Wednesday, March 29 with a live performance from local singer/songwriter Taylor Upsahl. The family-friendly events run from 6 to 9 p.m. and include extended food and drink specials from The Phoenix Ale Brewery Central Kitchen. Plus, many of The Crown's other tenants are offering deals and … [Read more...]

5 Family-Friendly Activities in Phoenix’s North Central Corridor

Looking for something to do with the whole crew in North Central? Here are just a few of our favorite family-friendly spots: Uptown Farmer's Market: Taking place on Wednesday and Saturday mornings, the farmer’s market is a local favorite, especially with families who love the seasonal fairs, live chef demonstrations, face-painting stations and more. (And of course the farm-fresh local goods; some of the top vendors in the Valley!) Mary Coyle Ol’ Fashion Ice Cream: Pineapple sherbet, … [Read more...]