My Side of Arizona
Collected by Amanda Niehaus @ Minimal Worries (and Easy Peasy Organic) , AFAR Local Expert
Work and play, food and drink in the land of the saguaro
311 N Court Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705, USA
El Charro sits in a converted set of historic houses & buildings a block off Tucson's old town district—the same location where it began serving food in 1922. We had lunch here, at a big old wooden table in a warmly decorated dining room. Ask to...
Gates Pass, Arizona 85745, USA
Residents and visitors alike drive out to the western edge of Tucson on most evenings. The area averages 350 sunny days a year, so viewing the sunset is almost always a possibility. Summer evenings are predictably hot, but you're in for a...
7299 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85253, USA
This is my favourite Japanese restaurant EVER, having that oh-so-desirable combination of amazing food and drinks, warm atmosphere & incredible (daily) happy hour specials. What makes this happy hour unmissable? $5 blood orange margaritas and...
225 W University Dr #101, Tempe, AZ 85281, USA
Cartel exudes cool. From the hip, industrial atmosphere to the blaring music, this is a place you come to feel alive. Plus, the spectacular, heart-quickening coffee is house-roasted, and brews are made to order. In fact, you can sit and caffeinate...
10919 S Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85042, USA
One of my favourite things about Phoenix is the mountains that pop up out of nothing. Well, not nothing, really, but out of expanses of sand or suburbia. They grab your attention, and suggest that hey, maybe this isn't a sprawling city after all....
1445 W Southern Ave, Mesa, AZ 85202, USA
I can't guarantee your time at Fiesta Mall will include mariachi ... or the animal-shaped balloons that featured out last visit ... but there *is* a Dillards Clearance centre. Tucked away on the lower level resides a veritable adventure of...
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