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FEB - APR 09

Grand Revival

Downtown’s history is its future

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Going Strong Downtown “all-stars� shine bright through city’s revival Getting Here Central Phoenix is roughly bounded by Glendale Avenue (north), Buchanan Street (south), 15th Avenue (west) and 16th Street (east). South of the I-10 is designated as Downtown, while north is called Uptown.

By Rail

Downtown stations are on Central Avenue,Washington Street and Jefferson Street. For more information, see our METRO Light Rail section on pages 19-21 For routes and schedules, visit valleymetro.org.

By Car

Follow the 51, 1-17 or 202 freeways to the I-10 and take the Seventh Street or Seventh Avenue exits to begin in Downtown.To start in Uptown, take the 51 to the Glendale Avenue exit.

By Bicycle

Central Phoenix can be reached on bicycle via the Grand Canal, which runs from 75th Avenue and Camelback to Papago Park. View a map at srpnet.com.

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By Bus

Valley Metro serves the entire Phoenix area with a central bus station at First Avenue and Van Buren. For routes and schedules, visit valleymetro.org.

Over a large part of its revitalization, downtown has seen it all: streets tangled with the constant snarl of construction, a landscape defined not by skyscrapers but by the steel cranes that build them, and a host of small businesses struggling to be a part of it all. In what started as a sleepy desert town, Phoenix has rapidly grown over the years to become the fifth largest city in the country. But compared to other metropolitan areas, the city is still in its infancy. It continues to develop and evolve, discovering and defining its identity. What downtown has accomplished in the past 20 years alone is staggering: it is now the home of four professional sports teams, seen explosive growth in its thriving arts community, fostered the revitalization of the city’s most historic neighborhoods and become a center for innovative medical research and higher education. Downtown is also becoming recognized as a place to call home. From working professionals and young families to empty nesters and Valley newcomers, people are finding downtown a desirable place to live thanks to the recent boom of highrise housing developments. And with the recent renovation of the Phoenix Convention Center and launch of the METRO light rail system, downtown will only continue to grow and thrive, making it a top destination for entertainment, arts, culture, shopping and dining. In this issue of You Are Here, we’ll celebrate the old and new, recognizing the 7GSXXWHEPI city’s most long-standing businesses, +PIRHEPI    venues and organizations that have  weathered the storms of downtown’s 4EVEHMWI:EPPI] 'IRXVEP revitalization. Through all its highs and 4LSIRM\ lows, change is here and downtown is   finally reaping the rewards. 

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One Vision

Local organizations create true identity for downtown Living Legends History is alive and well at these downtown landmarks

602-256-7539 artlinkphoenix.com

Hotel Westward Ho

Downtown purists may argue that it wasn’t the arena or the ballpark that began attracting people downtown. Rather, many say it was the work of this volunteer-run arts organization that truly put Phoenix on the cultural map. With Art Detour and First Fridays, (its signature events,) Artlink has created an artistic revival that has breathed new life into our urban core.

202 N. Central Ave. Completed in 1928, the building was one of the first hotels to have elevators and air conditioning. It was a favorite destination for Hollywood celebrities.

618 N. Central Ave. The 400-room hotel opened in 1928 and has had such famous guests as Elizabeth Taylor and the King of Nepal. It also appeared in the 1998 remake of Psycho.

Luhrs Tower

45 W. Jefferson St. The tallest building in Arizona at the time of its construction in 1929, it was built by George Luhrs, a prominent Phoenix businessman.

Rosson House

6th St. and Van Buren Located at Historic Heritage Square, this 1895 Victorian home shows what life was like in Arizona’s late territorial times.

PHOTO: Dayvid LeMmon

Artlink Phoenix

Hotel San Carlos

St. Mary’s Basilica

231 N. 3rd St. The oldest Catholic church in Phoenix was founded in 1881. Built in a Spanish Revival style, it is famous for its magnificent stained glass windows.

Roosevelt Row 602-614-8727 rooseveltrow.org

L.A. may have Melrose but in downtown Phoenix, Roosevelt Row is the hip spot to see and be seen. Located on Roosevelt between Grand Avenue and 16th St., the area draws off the creative charm of its surrounding historic neighborhoods and offers unique artist spaces, charming restaurants and cozy bars.

Downtown Phoenix Partnership 602-495-1500 coppersquare.com

You’ve heard of the guys in blue, but what about the guys in orange? Stroll along downtown’s streets and you’re sure to run into an orange-clad ambassador doling out useful info on what to do and where to go. Friendly faces courtesy of this nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting downtown’s Copper Square area.

Seventh Avenue Merchants Association melroseon7th.com

Speaking of Melrose, downtown actually does have its very own.The Melrose District is a pedestrianfriendly area of shops and restaurants on Seventh Avenue just north of Indian School. Established by the Seventh Avenue Merchants Association, the group was formed in 1997 to revitalize the area that once was a successful business corridor.

Local First Arizona 602-956-0909 localfirstaz.com

The ultimate team player, Local First Arizona is all about supporting locallyand independently-owned businesses not only downtown, but also throughout Arizona. Founded in 2003, the group hosts special events and campaigns designed to showcase the creative talents of local artisans and entrepreneurs.

Urban Affair 602-252-2642 urbanaffairaz.com

Promoting the urban way of living, Urban Affair is dedicated to showcasing downtown businesses, events, arts and culture. Through its partnerships with such organizations as the Phoenix Art Museum, City of Phoenix and the Local First Arizona, the group showcases all that downtown Phoenix has to offer.

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Arts & Culture

Art History

Treasures reveal city’s creative past QUICK TIPS Think you know everything about downtown’s arts venues? Here are a few curious facts:

Symphony Hall

The original chandelier light bulbs were guaranteed for 10 years or 30,000 hours. 75 N. 2nd St. 602-262-6225

Heard Museum

Maie Bartlett Heard, who founded the museum with husband Dwight in 1929, acted as museum director, curator, custodian, lecturer and guide for more than 20 years. 2301 N. Central Ave. 602-252-8848

Orpheum Theatre

After a multi-million dollar renovation, the Orpheum reopened on Jan. 28, 1997 with Carol Channing in Hello Dolly! 203 W. Adams St. 602-262-6225

Herberger Theater Center

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As one of the oldest volunteer arts organization in the Valley, Artlink Phoenix hosts the city’s most venerable art events. In 1989, the group kicked off Art Detour, a self-guided tour of art studios, spaces and venues in downtown Phoenix that that has grown to become the city’s largest annual artwalk. But it wasn’t until five years later, when the group launched First Fridays, that downtown became a creative hub that not only sparked interest in local artists but also created a resurgence that no other urban center has seen before.As downtown’s most signature event, First Fridays features 100-plus arts venues that open their doors to the public, live entertainment and specialty vendors.And as the event grew, so did a handful of art spaces whose names are now synonymous with the downtown art scene including Modified Arts, MonOrchid and Eye Lounge.Another cultural center that has put downtown on the map is historic Heritage Square. Filled with museums old and new, this unique destination tucked amidst the city’s skyscrapers is a testament to where downtown began and where it’s going. 1 515 ARTS

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515 E. Roosevelt St. & 602-256-0150

75 N. 2nd St. & 602-266-7464

502 E. Monroe St. & 602-496-1383

Local contemporary gallery.

Classic opera at Symphony Hall.

Public, mixed media gallery at ASU.

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1204 E. Roosevelt St. & 602-253-7887

116 W. McDowell Road & 602-710-2398

Indie arts organization & gallery.

Great urban artists.

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600 E. Washington St. & 602-716-2000 Learning exhibits & planetarium.

3 ACTORS THEATRE 911 N. 4th St. & 602-253-6701 Off-Broadway plays & musicals.

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9 BENTLEY PROJECTS

906 N. 6th St. & 602-252-0375

215 E. Grant St. & 602-340-9200

Local creative works.

Upscale, industrial art gallery.

PHOTO: Dayvid LeMmon

The clothes-free bronze statues outside the Herberger were originally installed in the courtyard of the Phoenix Civic Plaza in 1974. 222 E. Monroe 602-254-7399

Like milk is to cookies, peanut butter is to jelly and pink underwear is to Sheriff Joe, you can’t have downtown Phoenix without it’s exciting art scene.


Symbol Speak

The museum’s swirl logo represents an ancient Hohokam symbol meaning “going up” and is said to depict the “upward pattern of a soaring eagle.” 105 N. 5th St. 602-253-2734

How did Phoenix get its name? What was the name of the city’s first general store? What’s a beer bottle sidewalk? Find the answers to these burning questions at the Phoenix Museum of History. Located at Heritage Square Park, this downtown treasure makes history fun again.

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17 GARFIELD GALLERIA

1221 N. Central Ave. & 602-262-4636

316 W. McDowell Road & 602-349-3049

Architecturally significant public library.

Twelve artist studios in one building.

11 Children’s Museum of Phoenix 215 N. 7th St. & 602-253-0501

18 HEARD MUSEUM 2301 N. Central Ave. & 602-252-8848

Steele Indian School Park

Classic & contemporary Native American art.

Play to learn - opens June 14.

12 Dodge Theatre 400 W. Washington St. & 602-379-2800

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Madison Park

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Performance arts center.

Modern venue, classic feel, big shows.

13 EYE LOUNGE 419 N. 1st St. & 602-430-1490

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Collective, contemporary gallery.

14 Exposed Gallery 4225 N. 7th Ave. & 602-248-8030

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1015 N. 1st St. & 602-300-7575 Live/work collective artspace.

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Margaret T. Hance Park

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407 E. Roosevelt St. & 602-462-5516

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LIGTH RAIL ROUTE LIGHT RAIL STATION

Jefferson St.

16 Fluid5.6 1105 NW Grand Ave. & 480-588-7426 Visual interpretations.

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214 E. Roosevelt St. & 602-253-0339

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Monthly art shows & photo studio.

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Deep Freeze

Before it became an art space, the Icehouse was used by police as a storage area for crime evidence.Talk about your cold, hard facts. 429 W. Jackson St. 602-257-8929

It’s been more than 100 years in the making but the Icehouse has finally found its true purpose: innovative art space. Owners Helen Hestenes and David Therrien have transformed this former icehouse—that once manufactured 300-pound blocks of ice for the food industry—into one of Phoenix’s most unique art venues.

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203 W. Adams St. & 602-534-5600

203 W. Adams St & (866) 673-7248

Historic, multi-use auditorium.

Professional opera at the Orpheum Theatre

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817 N. 1st St. & 602-307-9643

225 E. Adams St. & 602-495-1999

Sculpture, painting & photography.

Classical & pops concerts.

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1113 NW Grand Ave. & 602-252-7449

100 E. McDowell St. & 602-258-1974

Art space & small concert venue.

All-ages performing arts center.

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33 Red Dog Gallery

1625 N. Central Ave. & 602-257-1222

812 N. 3rd St. & 602-340-1838

Large-scale contemporary museum.

Local art exhibits.

Steele Indian School Park

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28 PHOENIX Convention Center 100 N. 3rd St. & 800-828-4842

Restored historic home.

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919 W. Fillmore St. & 602-716-5667 Fine art & photography gallery.

Early Phoenix exhibits.

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36 VALLEY YOUTH Theatre 525 N. 1st St. & 602-253-8188 Acclaimed children’s theatre.

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113 N. 6th St. & 602-261-8063

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105 N. 5th St. & 602-253-2734

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The place to convene.

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Madison Park


COME PLAY TODAY HANDS-ON! EDUCATIONAL! FUN! All within walking distance of the light rail.

215 North 7th Street Phoenix, AZ 85034 602.253.0501 At the corner of 7th Street and Van Buren www.childrensmuseumofphoenix.org

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POPS GOES

VEGAS!

That’s right, ‘Vegas Baby!’ Conductor Jack Everly and The Phoenix Symphony take a spin on the musical roulette wheel! The sounds of Vegas will be musically honored in this evening of musical hit after hit. Just remember, ‘What happens in the concert hall, stays in the concert hall!’

2008-09 SeaSon ReSeRve youR SeatS today

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SHOPS & SERVICES

What’s in Store

Historic retailers are here to stay QUICK TIPS Sausage, Anyone?

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Who knew there were more than 60 varieties of sausage available? Well, we do now! From andouille to bangers to chorizo, Schreiner’s Fine Sausages has been carrying it all since opening in the historic Roosevelt District in 1955. 3601 N. 7th St. 602-265-2939 16

Rockwell Moment

Step into the Melrose Pharmacy and you’ll experience a throwback to another era where friendly staff greets you by name and service comes with a smile. Throw in a vintage soda fountain and it’s got Saturday Evening Post written all over it. 704 W. Montecito Ave. 602-264-4697 37

Star Treatment

202 N. Central Ave. 602-253-4121

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With some businesses starting as far back as the early 1900s, downtown has seen its share of small, family-owned shops that have been dedicated to two things: a great product and outstanding customer service.That’s exactly what you’ll find at Stinkweeds, downtown’s most popular record exchange. Open since 1987, this music treasure offers the best in imports and independent labels.Then there’s All About Comics. For more than 25 years, this downtown staple has been offering new and back issue comics as well as cool toys for the superhero in all of us. If you’re looking to kitsch up house and home, Go-Kat-Go has been offering an eclectic selection of vintage décor for 13 years. 1 Bangz

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7 FRANCES

5538 N. 7th St. & 602-604-9800

5517 N. 7th Ave. & 602-274-4769

10 W. Camelback Road & 602-279-5463

Art & hair salon.

Curioddities and obscurosities.

Vintage & new clothing & gifts.

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812 N. 3rd St. & 602-252-1323

1000 E. Camelback Road & 480-861-5148

5102 N. 7th St. & 602-277-8528

Men’s & women’s clothing.

Mind body spirit.

Unique vintage boutique.

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9 Grandiose Boutique

905 5th St. & 602-237-5446

4811 N. 7th St. & 602-265-8222

104 E. Pierce & 602-324-7558

Arts cooperative.

Yoga, massage & Tai Chi.

Gear, rare records & street wear.

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Opened in 1928, the Hotel San Carlos was a favorite destination for Hollywood celebs including Marilyn Monroe and Clarke Gable. During Mae West’s stay, it was reported she requested not to be woken until 3 p.m. and with a bottle of champagne.

In the retail world, it’s all about branching out and making more. Sure, there’s something to be said of American capitalism at work, but it’s the independent spirit that’s kept long-time retailers going strong during the long road to downtown’s resurgence.


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Star Student

Hinkley’s owner Michael Jackson started working for Al Hinkley when he was a student at Central High School. He got fired three times for damaging merchandise. 4620 N. Central Ave. 602-279-6267

A downtown “fixture” since 1910, Hinkley’s Lighting Factory isn’t your typical lighting store. Forget the fluorescent and halogen lamps here. The Phoenix warehouse and showroom is filled to the rafters with everything from elaborate chandeliers to handforged decorative lanterns, giving customers the chance to light it up in style.

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10 W. Camelback Road & 602-230-0044

742 E. Glendale Ave. & 602-749-8880

Body piercing & jewelry.

Unique clothing & accessories.

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18 Noble Beast

4700 N. Central Ave. & 602-277-0111

1005 E. Camelback Road & 602-265-4223

Urban furnishings.

Natural pet food & supplies.

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Extensive collection of invitations.

Professional pet sitting.

13 Little Artika 4700 N. Central Ave. & 602-277-0111 Cool kids stuff.

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14 Los Olivos Car Wash  232 E. McDowell Road & 602-258-2822

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20 Perry Monge Salon 3 S. 2nd St. & 602-253-8885

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An Aveda salon & spa.

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704 W. Montecito Ave. & 602-277-4714 Full-service pharmacy.

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Margaret T. Hance Park

Mid-century modern furniture.

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5070 N. Central Ave. & 602-264-1414

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Everyday classics, locally handcrafted.

Art, books, magazines & more.

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5102 N. Central Ave. & 602-279-0702

Car wash & car spa.

922 N. Fifth St. & 602-256-6233

Madison Park

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LIGHT RAIL STATION

2827 N. 15th Ave. & 602-728-0980

Jefferson St.

Clothing, jewelry & gifts.

Jackson St.

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Snake Sighting

Don’t be surprised if you spot a snake while getting your car washed at Los Olivos. According to owners, they’re the preferred car wash of the Arizona Diamondbacks. 232 E. McDowell Road 602-258-2822

Sure your ride may not be as sweet as Jerry Colangelo’s but the folks at Los Olivos Hand Car Wash don’t care. They’ll lather, buff and shine your car just as good. While you’re there, pull up a seat and get a good old-fashioned shoeshine. No reason your kicks can’t look as good as your wheels.

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30 STINKWEEDS

14 W. Camelback Road & 602-264-8560

12 W. Camelback Road & 602-248-9461

Designer vinyl toys, art, books & cards.

Independent record store.

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4303 N. 7th Ave. & 602-234-0120

3110 N. 16th St. & 602-274-6942

Antiques & vintage clothing.

Where hair happens.

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32 TRUNK TRADING CO.

4214 N. 7th Ave. & 602-795-4980

742 E. Glendale Ave. & 602-944-3353

Selection of new and used vinyl LPs.

27 Salvador Calvano  Salon 2505 N. 7th St. & 602-263-1138

1229 NW Grand Ave. & 602-330-5794

610 E. Roosevelt St. #148 & 602-687-9755

Steele Indian School Park

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5050 N. 7th St. & 602-274-0200 Children’s clothing & toy exchange.

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Urban betterment.

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4230 N. 7th Ave. & 602-462-9274 Healthy pet center.

Contemporary women’s clothing.

LIGTH RAIL ROUTE LIGHT RAIL STATION

Jefferson St.

Jackson St.

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3225 N. Central Ave. & 602-277-9642

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Boutique clothing exchange.

Hair at its best.

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Natural Foods & Fresh Baked Treats Self-Wash & Full Service Grooming Toys & Accessories

upscale re-sale boutique

Vintage | Name Brands | Re-sale for Woman & Men > most items below $15 < Small Business Service Center Beauty Supplies & Internet Café

602-462-WASH © 2009 Healthy Pet Partners, LLC.

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1229 NW Grand Ave. | Downtown Phoenix 85007 Shop deviouswigs.com | 602.330.5794 | myspace.com/shopdevious

Best of Phoenix Hand Car Wash! — VOTED NEW TIMES 2008!

{ Strictly by Hand for 20 years! } Detailing | Shoeshine Gift Shop | Window Tinting Windshield Repair

Obscuriosities and Curioddities Open Most Days at the crack of noon. Close at dusk • 6 PM 5517 N. 7th Avenue (Missouri & 7th Ave.) 602.274.7469 LIBATION & WiFi

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EightLim Yoga studio includes both Hatha and Ashtanga yoga classes. We specialize in Medicine Ball workouts and overall strength building.

1000 e. camelback rd. stuite 2 phoenix, az 85014 tel: 480.861.5148 www.eightlimyoga.com

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toy gallery + culture shop


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Sports & Rec

Sports Center

Valley sports teams are in full swing QUICK TIPS Kid and Play

OK, it’s not Disneyland but kids of all ages will discover tons of fun at Enchanted Island at Encanto Park.Take a spin on the historic carousel or pedal along a tropical lagoon. 1202 W. Encanto Blvd. 602-254-1200

If there’s anything downtown Phoenix is best known for, it’s not the corporate centers or the museums or the symphony. By the sound of the whistle and the crack of the bat, in downtown, it’s all about the sports.

Looking for somewhere romantic to take your sweetheart? Take in a concert or movie at Steele Indian School Park’s Under the Stars entertainment series. And the best part? It’s all free! 300 E. Indian School Rd. 602-495-0739

No Sweat

Get your body in gear at these downtown gyms:

Central Park Square Athletic

2020 N. Central Ave. 602-252-0092

Lincoln Family Phoenix Downtown YMCA 350 N. 1st Ave. 602-257-5138

Central Phoenix Boxing Gym

1755 W.Van Buren St. 602-254-0995

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401 E. Jefferson St. & 602-514-8400

350 N. 1st Ave. & 602-257-5138

300 E. Indian School Road & 602-495-0739

Retractable-roofed Dbacks stadium.

Family fun & fitness.

Amphitheater, dog park & gardens.

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2605 N. 15th Ave. & 602-261-8991

67 W. Culver St. & 602-534-2406

201 E. Jefferson St. & 602-379-2000

Shaded greens, fields & lagoon.

Centralized park and Japanese gardens.

Suns, Roadrunners & Rattlers arena.

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First there was America West Arena where the NBA’s Phoenix Suns played their way into the hearts of the Valley’s most die-hard basketball fans. Now the US Airways Center, the arena is also home to the Phoenix Mercury, Arizona Rattlers and Phoenix Roadrunners. Then came Chase Field (originally Bank One Ballpark) and since then, baseball has run rampant all over the Valley. With a World Series Championship title under their belt, the Arizona Diamondbacks have not only brought America’s favorite pastime to Phoenix, but has also breathed new life into downtown. In coming months, the 2009 Diamondbacks baseball season gets into gear, welcoming throngs of fans to the city’s center who will all enjoy a delicious hot dog, a cold beer and an exciting day out at the ballpark.

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Phoenix last hosted the NBA AllStar Game in 1995. Suns head coach Paul Westphal coached the Western Conference team, which included Dan Majerle and Charles Barkley. 480-784-4444 ticketmaster.com

If you think the NBA All-Star Game is just basketball game, well, you don’t know the NBA. Sure there’s a game but it’s the special events leading up to the tip off—such as the three-point shootout and the slam-dunk contest—that make this one of the league’s most exciting events. Check out the action Feb. 12-16.

Event Parking Arriving early, knowing that you’ll spend $10 - $15 on a space for your car and consenting to a bit of a walk will make parking in CenPho a delight - if that’s possible.

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All Access

6 Madison Street Lots On Madison btw Central Ave. & 1st St.

Enter off 1st St. btw Van Buren & Monroe

2 Civic Plaza East Garage Chase Field Enter at Washington btw 7th St. & 5th St.

3 Collier Center US Airways & Chase Field Enter at Washington btw 2nd St. & 3rd St.

4 Heritage Park Garage All Access Enter off Monroe btw 5th St. & 7th St.

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5 Jefferson Street Garage US Airways & Chase Field Enter off 3rd St. btw Jefferson & Jackson

Steele Indian School Park

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Sports Schedules February - April | 2009

Arizona Diamondbacks Baseball

Single-game 2009 regular season tickets can be purchased at ticketmaster.com or by calling the Arizona Diamondbacks ticket office. Regular season tickets are also available at the Chase Field box office, located at the west side of the stadium. Regular season prices range from $5 to $240 (subject to change). vs. Colorado vs. Colorado vs. Colorado vs. L.A. Dodgers vs. L.A. Dodgers vs. L.A. Dodgers vs. St. Louis vs. St. Louis vs. St. Louis @ San Francisco @ San Francisco @ San Francisco vs. Colorado vs. Colorado vs. Colorado vs. San Francisco vs. San Francisco vs. San Francisco vs. Chicago Cubs vs. Chicago Cubs vs. Chicago Cubs @ Milwaukee vs. Houston vs. Houston

12:40p 6:40p 12:40p 6:40p 5:10p 1:10p 6:40p 6:40p 12:40p 7:15p TBD 1:05p 6:40p 6:40p 12:40p 6:40p 5:10p 1:10p 6:40p 6:40p 12:40p 5:05p 6:40p 12:40p

Arizona Diamondbacks spring training is in full swing at Tucson Electric Park. For information, visit www.arizona.diamondbacks.mlb.com or call at 1-866-672-1343.

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Single-game 2009 tickets can be purchased at nba.com/suns, through ticketmaster. com by calling (800) 4NBA-TIX or visiting the US Airways box office on the northwest side of the facility. Regular season prices range from $10 to $1,851. Feb. 2 Feb. 4  Feb. 6 Feb. 8 Feb. 9 Feb. 11 Feb. 17 Feb. 18 Feb. 20 Feb. 22 Feb. 24 Feb. 26 Feb. 27 March 1 March 3 March 4 March 6 March 8 March 20

vs. Sacramento @ Golden State vs. Golden State @ Detroit   @ Philadelphia @ Cleveland vs. L.A. Clippers @ L.A. Clippers vs. Oklahoma City vs. Boston vs. Charlotte @ L.A. Lakers vs. Toronto vs. L.A. Lakers @ Orlando @ Miami @ Houston @ San Antonio vs. Dallas

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vs. Cleveland vs. Oklahoma City @ Golden State vs. Philadelphia vs. Washington vs. Denver vs. Utah @ Portland @ Utah @ Sacramento vs. Houston vs. Sacramento @ Dallas @ New Orleans @ Memphis @ Minnesota vs. Memphis vs. Golden State

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Phoenix Roadrunners Semi-Pro Hockey

Single-game tickets for the 2009 season can be purchased through phxroadrunners. com/tickets, ticketmaster.com or by calling (602) 462-GOAL. Day-of tickets are sold at the US Airways box office. Regular season prices range from $8 to $45. Feb. 3 Feb. 4 Feb. 6 Feb. 7 Feb. 10 Feb. 13 Feb. 14 Feb. 16 Feb. 20 Feb. 21 Feb. 23 Feb. 26 Feb. 27 Feb. 28 March 3 March 4 March 8

vs. Ontario @ Utah @ Utah @ Utah @ Las Vegas @ Idaho @ Idaho @ Las Vegas @ Ontario vs. Alaska vs. Las Vegas vs. Ontario @ Ontario vs. Bakersfield vs. Stockton vs. Stockton vs. Utah

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@ Alaska @ Alaska @ Alaska @ Alaska @ Las Vegas vs. Alaska vs. Alaska @ Ontario @ Utah @ Utah @ Bakersfield vs. Alaska @ Idaho @ Idaho @ Idaho @ Idaho

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PHOTO: Jonathan Willey/Arizona Diamondbacks

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Phoenix Suns Basketball


On Track

Light rail a welcome fixture to downtown QUICK TIPS Ride the rails with ease thanks to these handy basics:

Hours Weekdays 4:40 a.m. to 11 p.m. Weekends 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Fares One ride – $1.25 All-day pass – $2.50 3-day pass – $7.50 7-day pass – $17.50 31-day pass – $45 (Fares subject to change.)

Frequency

Weekdays Every 10 minutes from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Weekends Every 15 minutes from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Every 20 minutes all other hours.

Ride Times

With all the bells and whistles of its inaugural ride behind us, METRO light rail has eased its way onto downtown streets, giving commuters quick and easy access to the city’s top business, cultural and entertainment hubs. Launched in December, METRO light rail has been the most anticipated and exciting thing to happen to the Valley since the Arizona Diamondbacks paraded the World Series Championship trophy through the streets of downtown in 2001. The 20-mile route runs from Mesa to Tempe to downtown Phoenix, with an available route to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Along the way, riders have access to some of the Valley’s most significant destinations, as well as downtown’s most celebrated venues. Interested in expanding your creative horizons? Climb aboard and stop at any of downtown’s amazing art galleries and spaces. Craving innovative dishes from the Valley’s rising chefs? One ride and you’ll be able to sink your teeth into everything from a juicy steak to piping hot pizza. In the mood to be entertained with a good theater show? Stop and catch a stunning performance by the opera, symphony or host of downtown theater troupes. Downtown’s possibilities have become endless thanks to the METRO light rail, which runs 365 days a year at fares ranging from $45 a month to $1.25 per ride. Now that’s driving a hard bargain if there ever was one.

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From downtown Phoenix to: Downtown Tempe - 23 minutes

Rail Talk: What’s new on the line

Downtown Mesa - 37 minutes

How many times have you ridden the rail thinking to yourself, “How cool would it be if there was a live band playing right here, right now on this very train?” You can stop wondering because that time is now. Starting Feb. 6, live music comes your way on the light rail with Train Tracks, an innovative music project featuring uncut performances by local artists. Check out thetraintracks.org for more info.

Phoenix Sky Harbor 14 minutes

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LEGEND Light Rail Alignment Free Airport Bus Station Location Park-and-Ride Location

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Get on Track Stretching 20 miles, METRO light rail will run through Mesa, Tempe and Phoenix. Park, bike or walk and ride, stopping at key points and landmarks in the Valley. Visit valleymetro.org for more information.


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events

Out & About

A spattering of spring happenings Looking for something to do? Check out these great events coming to your favorite downtown venue. robin williams feb. 13-14

World Championship Hoop Dance Contest

Pretty Things Peep Show

Feb. 7-8

Feb. 14

Top native dancers from the U.S. and Canada compete. Heard Museum 602-252-8848 heard.org

Vaudeville girls dish out a bit of humor with a lot of tease. The Trunk Space 602-256-6006 thetrunkspace.com

Romeo & Juliet

Vegas Variety Live

Feb. 12-15

Feb. 15

Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers are back on stage. Symphony Hall 602-381-1096 balletaz.org

Animal tricks, illusion and magic set the stage for this unique variety show. Orpheum Theatre 480-784-4444 ticketmaster.com

Amare Stoudemire’s All-Star Brunch photo: live nation

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A Raisin in the Sun Feb. 5-22

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Feb. 6 Documentary explores music’s role in shaping human history. Phoenix Art Museum 602-257-1222 phxart.org

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Feb. 17 Belly dancing acts from the Middle East to Las Vegas. Orpheum Theatre 480-784-4444 ticketmaster.com

Robin Williams Feb. 13-14 The popular comedian comes to the Phoenix on his “Weapons of SelfDestruction” tour. Dodge Theatre 602-379-2800 livenation.com *Events subject to change.

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Award-winning drama of a family living on the south side of Chicago. Herberger Theater Center 602-256-6995 aztheatreco.org

The Heart is a Drum Machine World Premiere

The Phoenix Suns forward hosts this event benefitting the Ronald McDonald House. Stoudemire’s Downtown 602-798-5092 rmhcphoenix.com

Bellydance Superstars


Hoop Dreams

Reigning champ Charles Denny from Fort Duchesne, Utah, will defend his title at this year’s contest. Last year, the 18-yearold took home his share of $30,000 in prize money. 2301 N. Central Ave. 602-252-8848

As one of the Heard Museum’s most heralded events, the 19th Annual World Championship Hoop Dance Contest promises to bring the top Indian hoop dancers come from all over the U.S. and Canada together to show exactly what they’re made of. Check out the exciting action Feb. 7-8 at the museum.

The Pretenders March 4 Promoting their latest album Break Up the Concrete, Chrissie Hynde and band will perform. Dodge Theatre 602-379-2800 livenation.com photo: live nation

Halo Third Annual Opening Party

25th Annual Matsuri: A Festival of Japan

Don Giovanni

Feb. 21-22

Mozart’s tragic and comic opera. Symphony Hall 602-266-7464 azopera.com

A celebration of Japanese culture with authentic arts, crafts, food and entertainment. Heritage and Science Park 602.262.5029 azmatsuri.org

Feb. 26 to March 1

March 7 Annual event celebrating Melrose District businesses. Seventh Avenue (Indian School and Campbell) 602-926-2758

Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market March 7-8 Artworks and crafts by more than 700 American Indian artisans. Heard Museum 602-252-8848 heard.org

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Family focused event presented by the Phoenix Symphony featuring music, clowns and crafts. Steele Indian School Park 602-495-1999 phoenixsymphony.org

Hits include Owner of a Lonely Heart and I’ve Seen All Good People. Dodge Theatre 602-379-2800 livenation.com

See the work of three emerging Native American artists. Halo 602-230-0044 halopiercing.com

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Best Shott

Because home is where the soul is, Cold Shott & the Hurricane Horns will be entertaining this year’s crowds with their fusion of blues, rock, funk and jazz. 3rd Ave. & Holly St. willohistoricdistrict.com

On Feb. 8, get a peek at some of downtown’s most unique historic homes at the Willo Home Tour, an annual event featuring Tudor, Spanish and bungalow style homes dating from the 1920s to ‘40s, as well as a community street fair and leisurely trolley tours. Walk for Wishes March 14 5K walk or run benefitting the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Arizona. Steele Indian School Park 602-262-6412 wishaz.org

Valley Fever Arts Festival

No Kids

Somebody/Nobody

March 23

April 2-19

March 21-22

The Canadian pop band performs in support of their latest release, Come Into My House. Stinkweeds 602-248-9461 stinkweeds.com

The play takes a look at our culture’s obsession with celebrity. Herberger Theater Center 602-256-6995 herbergertheater.org

Festival of music, dance, poetry, interactive performance art and visual arts studios. Heritage and Science Park 602-262-2652 valleyfeverarts.com

Fifth Annual West of the Western Culinary Festival March 14-15

March 26

Multi-sensory event of signature dishes, works of art and live entertainment. Phoenix Art Museum 602-262-2652 westofwestern.com

The two music legends perform. US Airways Center 480-784-4444

Tosca

“In Contemporary Rhythm: The Art of Ernest L. Blumenschein”

March 26-29 Puccini’s most beloved operas. Symphony Hall 602-266-7464 azopera.com

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Innovative, experimental and provocative theater by local and international artists. Downtown Phoenix 602-476-1066 phxfringe.org

*Events subject to change.

Masters of Movement April 3-5 Christopher Wheeldon’s intense Polyphonia. Symphony Hall 602-381-1096 balletaz.org

Maricopa County Fair April 15-19 Features rides, entertainment, exhibits, contests and animal shows. Arizona Exposition and State Fair Park 602-258-6711 maricopacountyfair.org

Pops Goes Vegas! April 17-19 The Phoenix Symphony performs such classics as Luck Be a Lady, Hey Big Spender and Viva Las Vegas. Symphony Hall 602-495-1999 phoenixsymphony.org

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Phoenix Fringe Festival photo: Deborah Anderson

See the original art works by Blumenschein, co-founder of the Taos School. Phoenix Art Museum 602-257-1222 phxart.org

Billy Joel & Elton John: Face to Face Tour 2009


Dining

Taste of History

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Power Lunch

Working, lunch and meeting are perhaps the three most dreaded words in business. Thankfully, Downtown Deli caters heaping platters of delicious sandwiches that’ll make the mind-numbing assembly almost worth it. 130 N. Central Ave. 602-258-3069 42 Soda Jerk One step into MacAlpine’s Restaurant and you’ll immediately feel sensory overload.That’s because the place is packed floor to ceiling with vintage knick knacks collected since it opened in 1928.Take the edge off with a frosty milkshake or egg cream. 2303 N. 7th St. 602-262-5545

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One of the most recognized downtown restaurants is Durant’s, a Central Avenue landmark since it opened in 1950. Sink your teeth into a juicy T-bone steak and sip on the perfect martini.You’ll feel like Dean, Frank and Sammy are sitting in the red leather booth right next to you! Another great downtown standby is Pizzeria Bianco. Owned by celebrated chef Chris Bianco, this popular spot is young by comparison to downtown’s other historic eateries. But what it lacks in tenure, it more than makes up for in popularity. Here, patrons arrive hours before opening to line up for Bianco’s renowned pizza that even caught Oprah’s attention. And just down the way is the Teeter House at Heritage Square, where owner Lynne Behringer serves up old-fashioned fare in this 100-year-old Victorian home. 1 Aiello’s

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5202 N. Central Ave. & 602-277-8700

416 N. 7th Ave. & 602-253-5864

128 E. Roosevelt St. & 602-262-2759

New York-style fine Italian.

Mexican deli & bakery.

Food, spirits & art.

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2329 N. 7th St. & 602-257-4609

108 E. Pierce St. & 602-267-1266

1326 N. Central Ave. & 602-307-0022

Café & soup boutique.

Flavors of Jamaica.

Classy wine & cheese bar.

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43 Deep Fried In an age of overly healthy eating, it’s comforting to know we can fall off the sweet wagon at the Fry Bread House.Top yours with honey or powdered sugar, or go for broke with homemade refried beans, lettuce and cheese. 4140 N. 7th Ave. 602-351-2345

Downtown’s dining scene is filled with long-standing restaurants that have seen the city grow. From classic steakhouses to authentic Mexican eateries, they’ve been there through it all, serving up delicious dishes we’ve come to love.


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There’s something to be said about Southern hospitality. Don’t have the cash? Mrs. White’s has been known to use the honor system with their regulars. 808 E. Jefferson St. 602-262-9256

At Mrs. White’s Golden Rule Café, it’s about as no frills as you can get. For more than 40 years, this downtown treasure serves up the simple pleasures in life: golden fried chicken, chicken-fried steak and melt-in-your-mouth cornbread. It’s the true definition of finger-licking good. 7 CITY BAKERY

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600 E. Washington & 602-716-2000

1020 N. 1st Ave. & 602-354-8150

Organic lunch & sweet snacks.

Organic espresso & teas. 15

8 Coach & Willie’s 412 S. 3rd St. & 602-254-5272

401 E. Jefferson St. & 602-462-3506

Pre-game food & drinks.

In Chase Field.

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Steele Indian School Park

15 Fuego Bistro

Upscale American with a view.

Flavorful, hearty Latin cuisine.

10 Coronado Café

16 George & Dragon

2201 N. 7th St. & 602-258-5149

4240 N. Central Ave. & 602-241-0018

Home-style fare in a historic house.

Authentic English pub.

10 E. Thomas Rd. & 602-222-1111

3111 N. Central Ave. & 602-234-3656

American food.

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Opened in 1929,Tom’s was originally located in the city morgue, which was converted into a burger joint, gin mill and private pool room, a favorite with polticians and officials. 1 Renaissance Square 602-257-1688

You may not see Paris Hilton inhaling a chili cheeseburger at Tom’s Tavern, but you’ll surely spot local politicians wheeling and dealing over the daily blue plate special. Even George Dubya and Laura dined there, having lunch with then Governor Jane Hull during a campaign stop in Phoenix.

South of the border Got a hankering for something cheesy delicious? Dine at these downtown eateries that have been serving up authentic Mexican dishes for years:

20 Kincaid’s 2 S. 3rd St. & 602-340-0000 Classic seafood & chophouse.

21 Lisa G. Café Wine Bar 2337 N. Seventh St. & 602-253-9201 Epicurean small plates & wine bar.

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Matador Restaurant 125 E. Adams St. 602-254-7563

Owned by the Anagnopoulos family for 25 years, Matador is a favorite among the downtown business lunch set. In addition to traditional Mexican favorites, the restaurant offers up a Greek “taco,” served gyro-style with lamb or beef in fresh pita bread. 47

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Los Dos Molinos

1202 Mohave St. 602-252-1503

1010 E. Washington St. 602-528-3535

There are some restaurants worth waiting in line for.When it comes to Mexican food, Carolina’s is just that place. From tacos to tostadas, this place has it all but it’s the tortillas that have people coming from miles around.Thin, light and flaky, they’re simply heavenly.

A Phoenix tradition, Los Dos is known for turning up the heat with its wonderfully spicy selections. Chef Victoria uses New Mexican red chiles and Hatch Valley green chiles in such house specialties as the relleno dinner and the adovada ribs.

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2814 N. 16th St. 602-636-0240

4001 N. Central Ave. 602-264-6141

At Tradiciones, you’ll feel like you’ve landed smack dab in a charming hacienda in a quaint Mexican town. Here, waitresses in ruffled tops serve up authentic dishes as strolling mariachi in traditional dress entertain you.

Barrio Café brings together fine food and art in a cozy setting. Chef Silvana Salcido Esparaza creates an innovative menu of southern Mexican cuisine that has become a favorite among downtowners since it opened in 2002.

Macayo’s has been a Valley Phoenix tradition since 1946 when Woody Johnson opened El Nido on McDowell Road. Six years later, the original Macayo’s opened on Central Avenue, where it still stands today.

Spanish shared plates.

23 Maizie’s 4750 N. Central Ave. & 602-274-2828 Uptown vibe. Uptown cuisine.

24 MATT’S BIG BREAKFAST 801 N. 1st St. & 602-254-1074 Hearty diner-style breakfast/lunch.

25 Mrs. White’s  Golden Rule 808 E. Jefferson St. & 602-262-9256 Soul Food at its best.

26 Networks Bar & Grill 122 N. 2nd St. & 602-440-3198 American eclectic favorites.

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1602 E. Roosevelt St. 602-254-1719

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Eliza Teeter, who bought the home in 1911, is said to have died in the home in 1965. Since then, pictures flying off the walls and unexplained noises have been reported. 622 E. Adams 602-252-4682

The pomp and circumstance of the Victorian era is alive and well at the Teeter House, a charming, turn-of-the-century tea room offering American and Italian cuisine. Stop by for high tea or Teeter Evenings, where you can enjoy sips, snacks and live song.

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49 W. Thomas Road & 602-265-3889

622 E. Adams St. & 602-252-4682

Ice cream & espresso.

Midwestern style dinners.

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623 E. Adams St. & 602-258-8300

6335 N. 16th St. & 602-287-8900

Gourmet thin-crust pizzeria.

Hearty Southwestern fare.

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6933 N. 7th St. & 602-264-0700

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Quality American Fare.

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4711 N. 7th St. & 602-265-3444

High-class bar food.

Customizable, fresh-baked cookies.

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602 E. Lincoln St. & 602-340-8787

540 W. McDowell Road & 602-254-0005

Traditional Mexican & cantina.

Fresh breads, pastries & custom cakes.

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122 N. 2nd St. & 602-440-3180

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Kick it old school at downtown nightclubs QUICK TIPS 11 By, George! Who would’ve thunk it? A bunch of Brits at the George & Dragon have created a margarita that gives even the most authentic Mexican bar a run for its money.The Cadillac is loaded with Grand Marnier and Cuervo Gold. Cheers to international relations! 4240 N. Central Ave. 602-241-0018 1

Your first stop? Chez Nous, downtown’s celebrated

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No we’re not talking about multi-colored chocolatey treats. It’s even better. Head into Amsterdam for their popular Martinis & Manicures, where you can get a good polish while polishing off a tasty drink. 18 N. Central Ave. 602-258-6122 21

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jazz club that has had a faithful following since opening in 1963. Last year, Chez Nous moved into a new location on Grand Avenue after its original location closed due to urban development. Although the building was demolished, owner Amina Uben saved a few original items that have found their way into the new location. If you’re feeling a little blue, head over to Char’s Has the Blues near 7th Avenue and Camelback. Opened for more than 20 years, this downtown favorite features live blues entertainment every night. At the Rhythm Room, blues, jazz and roots acts do what they do best. For something more laid back, the Bikini Lounge, Phoenix’s legendary tiki room, offers up strong drinks served by one of the best bartenders in town. No wonder she’s got the drill down pat.Westley Nieto has been working at the lounge for more than 20 years. 1 AMSTERDAM

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718 N. Central Ave. & 602-258-6122

1502 Grand Ave. & 602-252-0472

1801 W. Van Buren St. & 602-252-5353

Gay-friendly martini & patio bar.

Old-school Phoenix tiki bar.

Live rock club & sports bar.

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609 E. Adams St. & 602-528-3699

1140 E. Washington St. & 602-252-2273

4631 N. 7th Ave. & 602-230-0205

Cozy bar in a historic house.

Soul food eatery with jazz lounge.

Old-school blues bar.

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Owned by “Thunder” Dan Majerle, Majerle’s Sports Grill is the ultimate in sports bars.You’ll not only find the standard beer, wings and big-screen TVs but there’s also 9 Lounge, a swanky nightclub where you just may spot your favorite sports celeb. 24 N. 2nd St. 602-253-9004

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Box Lunch

What’s a boxty, you say? A potato-based pancake served with soda bread and margarine, this Galway favorite goes best with corned beef and a pint of Irish ale. 18 W. Monroe 602-253-6081

Come March, the Guinness will be overflowing at Seamus McCaffrey’s, downtown’s original Irish pub. This downtown tavern has hosted its share of St. Paddy’s Day parties since it opened 17 years ago, serving up Irish ales, whiskey and malts, giving Phoenix its own little pot o’ gold.

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702 N. Central Ave. & 602-258-8343

40 E. Camelback Road & 602-277-5999

Large, mainly Latin dance club.

Upscale, tiered jazz lounge.

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15 The Rhythm Room

710 N. Central Ave. & 602-229-1150

1019 E. Indian School Road & 602-265-4842

Dance the night away.

Blues bar with live touring acts.

9 Coach & Willie’s

816 N. Third St. & 602-254-2561

Pre-game food & drinks.

Intimate wine & beer bar.

628 E. Adams & 602-256-0223

Rocker Alice Cooper’s sports bar.

British-Style Pub.

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4240 N. Central Ave. & 602-241-0018

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Authentic English pub.

Original Irish pub.

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101 E. Jackson St. & 602-253-7337

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412 S. 3rd St. & 602-254-5272

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607 W. Osborn Road & 602-266-1763

322 E. Camelback Road & 602-279-8909

Working-class tavern with DJ nights.

Hand-crafted brewery & restaurant.

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138 W. Camelback Road & 602-234-3023

1506 Grand Ave. & 602-256-6006

Nightlife at its urban best.

Gallery, performance & concert venue.

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