Popup shops and restaurants are a pretty big business here in Japan, particularly in Tokyo. I’ve seen news of them from time to time, but one in particular caught my attention: Amazon. They created their own bar in the G735 Gallery in the fancy Ginza district of Tokyo. It’s only there from October 20th through […]
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I’m hopping on a a fairly timely topic! Look at me go! Over the summer, some videos and pictures of a watermelony soft serve from Tokyo made the viral rounds of Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Those came from the limited summer specials at Dominique Ansel Bakery down in Omotesando, just a short walk away from […]
Read More Dominique Ansel Bakery What-a-Melon and Creme de la Corn Soft Serve
Picture a modest-sized bar where you order small finger foods and drinks. That’s known as an izakaya in Japan. Now picture a place where you play with cats as you drink tea. That’s known as a cat cafe. What happens when you merge the two? You get a cat izakaya (bar/pub), which is where my […]
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Flagstaff is a great city in Arizona: There’s tons of nature and a lot to do and see within the city itself. As someone who likes to explore and try new things, I was delighted to see that so many of the attractions in downtown were within walking distance. The craft brew scene in Flagstaff […]
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As the season at Gammage continues, I continue on with my journey to learn more about musical theater and to cultivate an appreciation for it. On the menu for February was Matilda, a musical adaptation of the Roald Dahl children’s book. I was a big fan of the book and the Danny DeVito movie, so […]
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I was finally able to visit the downtown portion of Tucson, despite it only being a short two-hour drive away. While down there, it was my privilege to stay in the historic Hotel Congress, truly a centerpiece of Arizona history.
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The music scene has exploded, thanks to the Internet. There are so many options that sometimes it can be dizzying trying to keep up with it all. Here in Arizona, there are many unique music venues that cater to a wide variety of musical tastes. Enter the Marquee Theatre in Tempe.
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I am a big fan of salsa: My father would make large batches regularly when I was a child, and when I visited my uncles, I was able to taste each of their own unique takes. I was pretty excited then when I heard that down at Steele Indian School Park there would be a […]
Read More My Nana’s Best Tasting Salsa Challenge 2016