Tags: Restaurants & Dining

Stay Cool With These Sweet Treats

Posted 07.19.17 by Miranda

With summer in full swing, it’s always good to have some ways to cool down in your back pocket. Nothing says you deserve to indulge in a sweet treat more than bearing the triple digit heat day in and dayout for several months. Thankfully, Downtown Tempe’s ¾ square mile business district is packed with a delicious selection of cold desserts for those trying to stay cool this summer, and we’re not here to judge. Enjoy… 

Tags: Shopping & Leisure

4 Staycation Ideas for Summer '17

Posted 05.24.17 by Miranda

Triple digit heat means that summer is officially here…yay! Ok, I’m actually not excited about the next few months – walking through misters for a drop of moisture, getting in the car with oven mitts (do people actually do this?) and the swamp…you know what I’m talking about!

Tags: Spotlight

March Event Supports Tempe's Homeless

Posted 03.20.17

On any given day, an estimated 300 to 500 Tempe residents call the streets of our city their “home.” Some sleep in their cars – if they are lucky enough to own one.

Tempe Community Action Agency (TCAA) operates the only homeless shelter resource in City of Tempe. In partnership with 10 local faith organizations and more than 800 volunteers, its Interfaith Homeless Emergency Lodging Program (I-HELP) provides 560 men and women annually a warm meal, a safe place to sleep each night and a pathway out of homelessness to financial independence. The program shelters 40 people in Tempe each night, seven nights per week, 365 days per year. Sixty-eight percent of those entering I-HELP became homeless in the past 90 days; 20 percent report they are a victim of domestic violence; and 29 percent have some type of disability.

Tags: Arts & Culture

Celebrate Mardi Gras in Downtown Tempe

Posted 02.16.17 by Miranda

The last day of Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, is traditionally a day of indulgence. For some, it’s over-indulgence – in food, drink and all things that scream guilty pleasure. This day is especially important for those planning to give up or cut back on something during Lent, but if you aren’t a practicing Catholic (or even religious), this is still a chance for you to eat, drink and celebrate this New Orleans tradition. Get in the Mardi Gras spirit on February 28th right here in Downtown Tempe!

1. Mask Yourself

Tags: Shopping & Leisure

All You Need is Love...and Downtown Tempe

Posted 02.08.17 by Miranda

I know some of you think Valentine’s Day is grossly commercialized, and I can’t say that I disagree with you. That’s why I wanted to share these 5 Downtown Tempe experiences with you -- Ditch the cliché box of chocolates, useless stuffed animal and bouquet of flowers on February 14th and give your Valentine’s Day a major upgrade with a super sweet and sentimental experience in the place that you love with the ones that you love, whether they be significant others, family members or close friends.

1. A Casual Date Night on Mill Avenue

So, I can’t exactly take credit for this one. We published a blog last month titled “6 Downtown Tempe Date Nights” and there was one in particular that I was drawn to because it sounded like a more casual and fun option with less pressure to impress or be overly romantic. Check out #5: The Date Night of Laughter. There is nothing that says love like laughter!

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