Friday, December 23, 2011

King's Fish House at Tempe Marketplace

King’s Fish House ~ Tempe Marketplace

McKlintock and 202, Tempe AZ

With a name like “King’s” you know you’ll be treated like royalty while enjoying a full menu lunch or dinner. The variety of items served is amazing! Great appetizers available, there’s also sushi, salads, soup, sandwiches, pasta, and of course, fresh fish, flown in daily! King’s Fish House has a full wine and mixed drink menu. Lunch and dinner served daily, and “nightlife served until we close”.

Looking for that special place to relax and celebrate with friends and family? King’s Fish House is the place!

For specific menu items, prices, or information:

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Tilted Kilt Mesa

Tilted Kilt Pub and Eatery is located at Gilbert and Baseline in Mesa!

Sunday nights Karaoke at The Tilted Kilt can’t be beat for entertainment! So many people come each week and share their love of music and gift of song. Sunday evening you’ll hear everything from Eminem to Queen to Lady Gaga to Johnny Cash, and so much more! The Tilted Kilt is a great place to have a beer / wine / shooters and share a bite. Menu includes hot wings, pizza, burgers, and the best fish and chips in town!

Come watch your favorite sport on big screen televisions with a great group of friendly people and personable staff!

Start collecting Tilted Kilt trading cards or purchase your copy of The Kilt Girl 2012 calendar! Calendars would make great stocking stuffers!

Tilted Kilt is THE place to be on St. Patrick’s Day featuring some of the hottest live Irish music in the valley.

Tilted Kilt’s hours are as follows:

Monday Through Thursday 11am to Midnight, Fri 11 to 2, Sat 10 to 2, Sunday 10 to Midnight.

Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee and drinks!

See YOU there!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Rancho de Tia Rosa’s

If you’re looking for great atmosphere and excellent menu choices, visit Tia Rosa’s on McKellips between Lindsay and Val Vista in Mesa, AZ. Here you’ll find some of the best Mexican food in the valley! Fresh chips and salsa served as your seated (check the menu, they have 10 kinds of salsa), a nice selection of drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks available), in addition to a full dinner menu Tia Rosa’s offers reasonable lunch specials. Several friends and family members enjoy their fish tacos, while I prefer their chicken, beef or pork tacos. The enchiladas are excellent, served with beans and rice.

Inside and outside seating available (weather permitting). For more information visit their website at Tia Rosa’s has several new locations in the East Valley, you can also visit at 891 North Higley Road in Gilbert, AZ.

Great restaurant for celebrations, cozy lunch or dinner for two, family gatherings, and an authentic Mexican restaurant to visit with out of town guests. Try to save a little room for desert!

Tia Rosa’s rating 5 out of 5 red hot chili peppers!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Gotham City Comics and Coffee

Kabam! Pow! Piff! Wham! Zap! Kaboom!

Take the comic book enthusiast in your life to Gotham City Comics and Coffee in downtown Mesa! Gotham City opened in December 2010. The store has comic books, out of print books, T shirts, fan art, action figures (some life sized!) and the best coffee in town! Events include video games, live music, poetry slams, charity events, local artist events and more! Don’t miss Mesa’s Second Friday events at Gotham City Comics and Coffee, it’s the place to be! Power up your rocket boots and fly on over to Gotham City Comics and Coffee!

Open Monday ~ Thursday 9:00 am -9:00 pm, Friday ~ Saturday 9:00 am-11:00 pm.
46 West Main, Mesa, AZ

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Desert Botanical Gardens

Whether you want to observe wildflowers, birds, butterflies, lizards, or tortoises in the morning or take a flashlight tour just after sunset, Phoenix’s own Desert Botanical Gardens is the place.

Nestled near the red rock mountains separating Phoenix, Tempe, and Scottsdale, the gardens offer serene beauty and valuable information for every age group, local residents or visitors to the Valley of the Sun.

Check out their website at for hours, pricing, class schedule, and special events. The Desert Botanical Gardens is the best place in the valley to hear live jazz music.

Liberty Market

Liberty Market claims to have the “Best Chicken Sandwich in the World.” I think most people would agree. Liberty Market is located in the heart of Gilbert, Arizona, just east of the water tower.

Hours Monday ~ Friday 7 am ~ 9 pm Saturday 7 am ~ 8 pm. Great location to enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner, or to meet friends for coffee or tea. Seating is available inside or outside on the shaded patio.

Owners Joe and Cindy Johnson have been in the restaurant business for over 20 years. They also own Joe’s BBQ and Joe’s Farm Grill.

After your meal take a stroll into some of the local shops and galleries. For more information visit Liberty Market’s website at

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Evermore Nevermore

Amanda Tucker is an amazing costume and make up designer and owner extraordinaire of award winning* Evermore Nevermore.
* New Times Best of Phoenix: Best Shopping on the Dark Side
* Best of the East Valley: Best Place to Find a Unique Gift

This zombie friend shop is located on the dark side of the street in downtown Mesa, AZ. Evermore Nevermore hosts over 100 artists including Mystic Pieces Jewelry by Shelly Brooks, Comic Art by Oddity Commodity, Fine Art Paintings and Prints by Marco, Shelly Robertson, and Big Chris Wood.

The ONLY place in town that has your copy of Restless, and other local poetry.

If you’re a local Roller Derby fan you can see jerseys worn by The Schoolyard Scrappers and the Coffin Draggers, all designed by Amanda!

Evermore Nevermore is open Mon - Saturday 10 am ~ 9 pm and hosts events such as Zombie Walk, Steampunk Street, Corset parties (ladies only, sorry guys) and Sci Fi Friday. Upcoming events include Star Wars Art Show, Steampunk Inventors Competition, Sci Fi Fashion Shows, and so much more!

Come on over to the dark side of the street… 127 W. Main, Mesa

Photo: Steampunk Shadowbox titled Masquerade by Judy Wood available at Evermore Nevermore

Friday, March 4, 2011

Scottsdale Marketplace

Scottsdale Marketplace has home and garden d├ęcor and so much more! Scottsdale Marketplace has 38 booths, filled with brilliant eye candy such as furniture, linens, candles, frames, jewelry, antiques, bags, fresh and silk plant and floral arrangements, clothes, books and more.

If you’re looking for something to decorate that lost corner in your home, or a gift for any occasion, look no further. Scottsdale Marketplace has something for everyone!

While you’re there, be sure to stop by Steampunk Atrium Center Courtyard, reasonable prices and some wonderful antiques and household items.

Conveniently located on the Southwest corner of Scottsdale Road and Lincoln in sunny Scottsdale.

Open 10-6 Monday thru Saturday, 12-5 on Sunday

6310 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, Arizona ~ 480.368.5720


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Harper's Nursery

For personal, helpful service visit Harper's Nursery with two locations
1830 E. McKellips, Mesa, AZ
2529 N. Hayden, Scottsdale, AZ

Plants ~ Seeds ~ Pots ~ Herbs ~ Flowers ~ Antiques ~ Gardening Classes ~ Landscaping services

Best nursery in town! Harper's has been in business in the Valley of the Sun for 65+ years!

For more information check out their website at

Friday, February 11, 2011

East Valley Reading Series

Just in time for Valentine's Day!

Our first poetry reading event is Sunday, February 13 from 1~3 pm at the Kiva Courtyard on 5th Avenue in downtown Scottsdale, Arizona!

Featured local poets include Melanie McCuin, Brigid Maloney, David Wood, and Judy Wood. See you there!

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