Arizona

Above, the Thing, a mysterious roadside attraction….

When in Arizona, try the local regional specialty, the Green Chili Cheeseburger.  Yum

Zia Records is a Music store with locations in Chandler, Phoenix, Tempe and Tucson

AZ Punk is actually a good resource for punk rock shows

Flagstaff, AZ

Eats-
Bun Huggers-hand-formed burgers : 901 S Milton Rd A, Flagstaff, AZ 86001 til–10PM (928) 779-3743

Brandys restaurant for breakfast. get swedish oak pancakes. Midtown Shopping Center, 1500 E Cedar Ave #40, Flagstaff, AZ 86004

Record Store
Gopher Sounds . 6 West Route 66, Flagstaff, AZ
(928) 779-1515

Gilbert, AZ(near phoenix)

Eats-
Joes Real BBQ-301 N Gilbert Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85234
Joes Farm Grill-3000 E. Ray Road – Gilbert-burgers, grilled Pizzas
This pair of restaurants are owned by the same family.  The farm grill actually has a working organic farm where most of the vegetables come from

Glendale, AZ

Eats-Thee Pitts Again 
5558 W Bell Rd
Glendale, AZ 85308
Phone: (602) 996-7488
award winning bbq and best of all, smoked pulled turkey!!!

 

Holbrook, AZ
Lodging
Wigwam Motel-811 W Hopi Dr-Holbrook, AZ 86025 (928) 524-3048 -one of the last of the Wigwam motels that used to be all over the place
http://www.galerie-kokopelli.com/wigwam/
Mesa, AZ (greater Phoenix)
Eats-
Waldo’s BBQ “world Famous Ribs”-mesquite-grilled BBQ- 4500 E Main St #1, Mesa, AZ 85205

Phoenix, Arizona

The Local Weekly Alternative Paper is the Phoenix New Times.

Phoenix Music has a listings for lots of local bars and clubs. Zia Records has lots of info on the local scenes as well.

Live Music-
Modified– 407 E. Roosevelt in Phoenix (602.252.7664). Artspace/live music venue.
Alice Cooper owns a bar/restaurant/music space called alice COOPERSTOWN-101 E. Jackson St.-Phoenix, AZ  602-253-7337

Crescent Ballroom -lounge in former garage with tex-Mex cooking & much free live music. 308 N 2nd Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85003 (602) 716-2222

The Pressroom -Live music venue- 441 W Madison St, Phoenix, AZ 85003
(602) 396-7136

Valley Bar-Music, film, spoken word & comedy venue with a game room : Rear Basement, 130 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004 til 2AM  (602) 368-3121
The Rebel Lounge ?-2303 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016 til 2AM (602) 296-7013

Rhythm Room-1019 East Indian School Road-Phoenix, AZ 85014-4811
(602) 265-4842  www.rhythmroom.comCastles ‘N Coasters Amusement Park- 9445 North Metro Parkway East, Phoenix, AZ 85051
Phone Number: (602) 997-7575
Small amusement park with a couple of small coasters.Record stores-
ZIA THUNDERBIRD-2510 WEST THUNDERBIRD, PHOENIX, AZ (602) 866-7867
ZIA 7th Avenue, 807 WEST INDIAN SCHOOL
PHOENIX, AZ  (602) 241-0313
ZIA 3851 EAST THUNDERBIRD ROAD, PHOENIX, AZ (602) 482-3119

Eats-

The Barbecue Company Grill and Catering ?-serving St. Louis BBQ: 4636 S 36th St, Phoenix, AZ 85040 (602) 243-3771 BBQ MEATLOAF!!!! also a location in….Hartford, WI???

Durants– 2611 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004 (602) 264-5967-fancy schmancy red velvet steak and martini joint.  Since the 50s

Fry Bread House – savory & sweet dishes made from Native American fry bread.
4545 N 7th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85013 (602) 351-2345 closed Sunday

Little Miss BBQ -Central Texas–style BBQ & traditional sides. 4301 E University Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85034 Closed Sunday and Holidays.  (602) 437-1177

The Stand Burgers & Tacos-elevated fast-food items : 3538 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018 til 10PM  (602) 314-5259

Rustler’s Rooste-8383 S 48th St, Phoenix, AZ 85044  (602) 431-6474-cheesy crowded restaurant with great sunset views and rattlesnake on the menu.  Tourist fare steak/ribs/prime rib but we like tacky.

Scottsdale, AZ

Stateside seems to bring some cool shows to town

Bars-The Rogue Bar is a cool bar with live music

Eats
Grease Wood Flat-480-585-9430, 27375 N. ALMA SCHOOL PARKWAY, SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA  Burgers, pulled pork and more on a sort of ranch kind of place

El Chorro-5550 E Lincoln Dr, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 (480) 948-5170-full sit down restaurant famous for giving free cinnamon sticky buns.

Tucson-
The weekly alternative paper for Tucson is the

Tucson Weekly.Record Store-
CD Depot, 1712 E. Speedway, Tucson, AZ 85719

ZIA SPEEDWAY, 3370 EAST SPEEDWAY BLVD, TUCSON, AZ  (520) 327-3340
ZIA ORACLE, 3655 NORTH ORACLE RD, TUCSON, AZ  (520) 887-6898
ZIA PANTANO, 7940 EAST SPEEDWAY, TUCSON, AZ (520) 731-0361Hotels-

Hotel Congress-311 East Congress Street-800-722-8848-Art Deco Hotel with “Club Congress” downstairs open til 1 am, as well as a late night restaurant serving til 1 am.  Rates from 48 to 75 dollars with discounts for students and artists.  I dont know how you prove that one.
Frontier Motel-227 West Drachman Street-520-798-3005-Old fashioned motor court with cabins and central courtyard.  Doubles run $35.

 

Eats-
Lil Abners Steak House-8500 North Silverbell Road- 520-744-2800-Eat at picnic tables or in rooms with fireplaces.  The waiter tells you the menu, as there is no printed menu.
For Mexican, go to St. Mary’s Tortilla factory order at least a dozen of the finest Sonoran thin flour tortillas you’ll ever eat, and order a “Machaca Burro” (In AZ there’s no such thing as “burritos”)and savor a true Sonoran Mexican nosh. Machaca is a stew of dried beef (jerky or carne seca in Spanish) and in this case it is mixed with mild green chiles and refried beans. St. Mary’s Rd and Silver Bell Rd
Mi Nidito Restaurant-1813 S 4th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85713 til 10:30PM (520) 622-5081 carneseca, where they essentially make beef jerky and then stew it, and shredded beef tacos.

Venue-

191 Toole-(fka 191 Warehouse) mostly all ages shows in community Live music venue/emerging arts space: 191 E Toole Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701 : (520) 445-6425

La Cocina -indoor/outdoor cafe with late-night happy hours & live music performances.
Address: 201 N Court Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701  (520) 622-0351

Tempe, AZ

Live Music

FiftyoneWest -Coffee Shop with rare punk shows- 51 W Southern Ave, Tempe, AZ 85282
(480) 306-6129

Nitas Hideaway-soon to move to the corner on Price (101 Freeway) & Southern.  Call to check before you go. 480-966-7715Record stores-

Stinkweeds Music-1250 E Apache Blvd , Tempe AZ
(480) 968-9490

Yucca Tap Room -Located in: Danelle Plaza, 29 W Southern Ave, Tempe, AZ 85282 til 2AM  (480) 967-4777
ZIA Tempe-105 WEST UNIVERSITY, TEMPE, AZ  (480) 829 – 1967
Hoodlums Music and Movies, 6434 S. McClintock Drive, Tempe, AZ 85283
(480) 775-2722

 

Arizona Oranges? WTF?!

 

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