Arizona State University. Mill Avenue. Arizona Mills and Tempe Marketplace. These are some of the places and institutions most associated with Tempe today. While ASU and Mill Avenue both have deep roots in our town’s history, there is much more history to this desert city than we see at first glance.
Friends, family and fans honor the life of beloved Valley icon and longtime KPHO-TV children’s television host, creator, writer and producer Bill “Wallace” Thompson with a special tribute on Monday, Aug. 11 at 7:30 p.m. at Harkins Tempe Marketplace Cine Capri.
A new restaurant at the Tempe Marketplace has quite the international flair. Sydney’s Cafe and Market features an eclectic offering of empañadas, sandwiches, salads and fresh boba milk tea drinks inspired from cuisines around the world. Diners can order a flaky dough pastry filled with flavors spanning six continents, including Peking duck, chicken paella with chorizo, Swiss chicken mushroom, Chilean spiced chicken and vegetarian Indian samosa. Beverages include bobas, a variety of fresh fruit seltzers, iced tea and coffee or beer and wine by the glass. For more information, call (480) 967-1171 or visit SydneysCafe.com.
More inventory, more competition, smaller buyer pool. That sums up April’s market. According to the Arizona Regional MLS, April property sales in the 85044, 85045 and 85048 ZIP codes were down by 150 sales or -12.8 percent from 172 in April of 2013 and 68.5 percent higher than the March sales of 89. April 2014 sales were lower than April of 2013 and 2012. April’s Year-to-Date (YTD) sales of 349 are 33.3 percent behind last year’s YTD sales of 523.
Eating well can be hard to do — but not because of a lack of options. Farmers markets make finding fresh-picked produce (and a variety of locally made specialty foods and products, like hummus and bath soaps) convenient in and around the East Valley.
Chicago-based fast-casual restaurant Portillo’s will open 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, at Tempe Marketplace. It will be open 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays, and 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays on the northeast corner of Rio Salado Parkway and McClintock Drive.
Portillo’s Hot Dogs — the Chicago-based fast-casual eatery that opened its first Arizona location in Scottsdale earlier this year — is set to hire 200 more hourly positions for a new Tempe location beginning this week.
Finding good Mexican grub in this town is no problem; we could celebrate Cinco de Mayo once a week if pressed. But if you’re looking to do justice to this weekend’s other big almost-holiday, the Kentucky Derby, that’s a little more of a head scratcher. Here are three ways to indulge in the Southern spirit of the Run for the Roses, no big fancy hats required.
The Thunder look to return to their winning ways behind a talented junior class and a group of committed seniors in 2014.Produced by David JolkovskiNarration by Jason P. SkodaInterviews (in order of appearance):Cade van RaaphorstTJ RobertsAlex FarinaDrew McIntyreCoach Dan HindsAdrian PerezAndrew MacnairSaxon McDonald