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Arizona Tips Suggestions, comments? Send them to me at evan @ trashytravel.com 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

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/


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
Rhythm Room-1019 East Indian School Road-Phoenix, AZ 85014-4811
(602) 265-4842  www.rhythmroom.com

Castles '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

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


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) 731-0361


Hotels-
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

Tempe, AZ

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

Record stores-
Stinkweeds Music-1250 E Apache Blvd , Tempe AZ
(480) 968-9490
ZIA Tempe-105 WEST UNIVERSITY, TEMPE, AZ  (480) 829 - 1967
Hoodlums Music and Movies, 6434 S. McClintock Drive, Tempe, AZ 85283
(480) 775-2722




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