Oct 23, 2020

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Record Store Day Returns This Weekend — Here’s What You Need to Know

Record Store Day started in 2007 as a way to highlight and support independent record shops. This year, the tradition shifted a bit to include three days spread out across two months, as a way to help record stores facing the impacts of COVID-19. The final Record Store Day of 2020 happens this Saturday, October 24. Several metro Phoenix record stores are participating, with various combinations of in-person, phone, and online sales.Take a mask along if you’re visiting stores holding in-person events, and be a good sport about following social distance guidelines while you’re there. Record Store Day hours and offerings vary by […]Read full article >
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The Scottsdale White Castle Sold More Sliders Than Any White Castle on Earth This Year

Exactly one year ago today — October 23, 2019 — the fast-food joint White Castle opened its first Arizona location, in Scottsdale, at 9310 East Via de Ventura. More than 4,000 square feet, it is also the largest White Castle in the world. It’s been a fruitful 12 months, it seems, for slider sales. According to QSR , a trade publication covering the fast-food industry, the Scottsdale White Castle has sold more than 4.2 million of its melty, oniony, square-like, nearly-bite-sized burgers. Of all of White Castle’s 360 locations, Scottsdale is the top performer, QSR reports. “The response this past year has been […]Read full article >
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Here Comes a Wave of New Phoenix Restaurants

This week in Phoenix food and drink news: A big wave of incoming restaurants is about to crest in downtown Phoenix and the east Valley. Let’s recap.All the New Restaurants Coming to Downtown PhoenixRED Development, the developer behind downtown business clusters like Block 23 at 101 East Washington Street and CityScape at 1 East Washington Street, has announced opening dates for a ton of new restaurants. Blanco Cocina + Cantina (Fox Restaurant Concept) is set to debut November 13 at Block 23, and the second location of Ingo’s Tasty Food (LGO Hospitality concept) is scheduled for mid-2021. More is going on at CityScape: Everbowl, […]Read full article >
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You Can Sing Karaoke Again at Bars Across Arizona

Karaoke fans, get ready to step up to the mic again as the Arizona Department of Health Services is allowing the popular activity to happen at bars across the state. There’s a catch, though: You’ll have to wear a mask and follow other rules while belting out your favorite tunes. On October 20, ADHS unveiled requirements allowing karaoke, parlor games, and other activities at Arizona bars that follow certain COVID-19 safety restrictions, including social distancing between patrons and sanitizing touch-points. Bars, clubs, and other businesses offering karaoke will have to keep participants at least 6 feet away from other patrons […]Read full article >
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Seven Places to Find Cookbooks in Metro Phoenix

Odds are, you’re doing more home cooking in the age of COVID-19, even if you’re still supporting your favorite local eateries. If so, physical cookbooks are likely part of the experience. Here’s a look at seven places to find a fun selection of cookbooks, even from Arizona authors — for anyone from cooking novice to culinary wiz. Arcadia Farms Marketplace 7020 East First Avenue, Scottsdale Head to this charming marketplace next to Arcadia Farms Café if you’re looking for cookbooks with finer culinary fare, including several devoted to French cuisine. The marketplace carries dozens of titles, like […]Read full article >