Coffee. It has become a ubiquitous part of our daily lives. For years, the running joke has been that some of us need to have a cup of coffee to even be able to function before noon. There is a bit of truth to that, as a survey by the National Coffee Association indicated that … Continue reading InkleDeux – The coffee is just the beginning.
Growing up, baseball was always on the fringe of my consciousness. I didn’t know much about the game, but I knew quite a few of the names. Randy Johnson. Chipper Jones. Andruw Jones. The list goes on and on. Being a great hitter meant crushing a baseball out of the park, being a great pitcher … Continue reading Myke’s Pizza, pt 2
Myke's Pizza is located inside of Cider Corps Brewery in downtown Mesa. Back in June, Myke's went from a mobile 2 gas fired oven set up to a woodfired oven in the taproom at Cider Corps, putting what I would argue is the best cider maker and the best pizza maker in Arizona under one … Continue reading Myke’s Pizza
Faith and Family night at Chase Field was attended by over 35,000 fans. Most stayed after the game for the fireworks, and once the fireworks finished, to watch For King and Country. Brothers Luke and Joel Smallbone front the band, one of the best Christian music acts currently touring, and have a high energy stage … Continue reading For King and Country – Chase Field. September 13th, 2019
It’s been a bit. It’s been a journey. July 4th. 2 am. I was approaching 1,500 words on my latest blog, and I wasn’t thrilled with it. The flow wasn’t working for me, it just didn’t click. I had hoped to have it posted on the 1st. I missed that deadline, and I was frustrated. … Continue reading An overdue update
6922 E Main St, Scottsdale, AZ The Carne Pizza in Arizona has come a long ways over the last few years. When I was a kid, there wasn’t much around me, and I grew up thinking that frozen pizza was a gourmet meal and the high point of my life was when we had … Continue reading Craft 64 – Scottsdale
100 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ, #172 This is a first for me. I posted my Chula Seafood review on Saturday the 9th, and then, much to my surprise, on the 11th they opened the Uptown Plaza location. I made the decision to split it into 2 blogs for a couple of reasons. Length is … Continue reading Chula Seafood: Uptown Plaza
8015 E Roosevelt Rd, Scottsdale, AZ Growing up in Arizona, I always ended up becoming a fan of things that weren’t native to this state. I was a Red Sox fan despite never actually setting food in Massachusetts until I was in my 20s. I was a huge seafood fan, the only one in my … Continue reading Chula Seafood: Scottsdale
January 14, 2019 State 48 Funk House Westgate shopping center, Glendale AZ Normally I try to get the review out within a day or two of my visit. This one took some soul searching and rewrites before I was ready to release it. State 48 is a brewery based in Surprise Arizona, with 4 locations … Continue reading State 48 Funk House
Ah, 2018. I’d be lying if I said I was going to miss you. I learned a lot this year. I deepened my relationships with some people, learned a lot about my faith, and overall tried to better myself and those around me. The truth is, this would have been a very different reflection a … Continue reading 2018: the year that was.