Here at DPJ, it’s our goal to help you “go where the locals go.” And now ,with social check-in app Foursquare’s new “Best of Phoenix” lists, we can tell you exactly where locals love to be in downtown Phoenix and beyond.
Phoenix is one of 30 cities in the U.S. included in Foursquare’s “Best of” guides. The rankings are based on a 1-10 scoring system that factors in things like check-ins, tips, likes, dislikes, popularity and loyalty.
The lists include restaurants, bars, coffee shops and cool things to do and of course greater downtown(*) is well represented! Here are just a few of the “best of’s” you should check out for yourself:
1. Jobot Coffee*
2. Lux Central*
3. Giant Coffee*
4. Urban Beans*
5. Copper Star Coffee*
6. Fair Trade Cafe*
7. Lola Coffee*
8. Cartel Coffee Lab*
9. Royal Coffee Bar
2. Maizie’s Café & Bistro*
3. Hillstone Restaurant
4. Armadillo Grill
5. The Arrogant Butcher*
6. District American Kitchen & Wine Bar*
7. Seasons 52
8. BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse
9. The Garage Restaurant & Bar*
10. Beckett’s Table
1. Gallo Blanco Café*
2. Carolina’s Mexican Food*
4. Los Taquitos
5. Dick’s Hideaway*
6. Valle Luna
7. Barrio Café*
8. La Condesa Gourmet Tacos*
9. Los Reyes de la Torta
10. Rito’s Market & Mexican Take Out*
1. The Vig Uptown*
2. Carly’s Bistro*
3. The Lost Leaf*
4. The Duce*
5. The Roosevelt* (now closed)
6. Sandbar Mexican Grill
7. Angels Trumpet Ale House*
8. Half Moon Sports Grill
9. Rips Ales & Cocktails*
10. Brigett’s Last Laugh
1. Postino Winecafe*
3. Duck & Decanter
4. Portland’s Restaurant & Winebar*
5. Sportsman’s Fine Wines & Spirits
6. Cheuvront Restaurant & Winebar*
7. My Wine Cellar
1. Phoenix Zoo
2. Civic Space Park*
3. Echo Canyon Park/Camelback Trailhead
4. Arizona Science Center*
5. Piestewa Peak
6. Steele Indian School Park*
7. North Mountain Park Trail 44
8. Hubbard Family Swim School
10. Shaw Butte Hiking Trails
1. Herberger Theatre Center*
2. The Torch Theatre*
3. Space 55*
4. Conspire Arts Cooperative*
5. Phoenix Theatre*
6. “CYPHERS” The Center for Urban Arts
(From the Wire includes press releases received from reliable sources that help tell the story of the many happenings in Greater Downtown Phoenix. Yep, they are ripped from our inbox.)
Celebrate the tradition and artistry of Hispanic culture at the Heard Museum’s 10th Annual Spanish Market, Arizona’s only Spanish Market on Saturday and Sunday, November 12 & 13, 2011, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Spanish Market is presented by SRP.
Strolling mariachis, dancers and artwork by Hispanic artists from Arizona and New Mexico highlight this festive, casual and friendly annual marketplace, the largest of its kind in Arizona. Chat with more than 65 artists as they sell a range of distinctive and unique artwork. With art in every price range, Spanish Market offers buyers a wide selection of objects from different Hispanic traditions including santos, pottery, embroidery, furniture making, painting, printmaking and silver and tinwork.
The Café at the Heard Museum Phoenix will offer a menu of festive and traditional foods. The Spanish Market marks the end of the month-long CALA biannual festival.
On Saturday, see CALA artists at work during a special demonstration. Mariachis will stroll the grounds on Saturday and Sunday. The Café at the Heard Museum will offer a menu of festive and traditional foods and folklorico dancers will perform in Steele Auditorium.
This year’s signature artists are husband-and-wife team Veronica and Gabriel Sandoval. This talented duo specialize in the ancient art of repousse, a form of embossing that became popular in Spain in the 12th century and made its way to Mexico along with other Spanish influences. After extensively researching the history of this nearly-lost art form, the Sandovals chose to incorporate additional repousse techniques that were common in Eastern European designs.
COST: free with suggested donation; each person donating $10 or more will receive a museum pass.
The public can learn more about the event at heard.org/SpanishMarket or by calling 602.252.8848.
About the Heard
Since 1929, the Heard Museum, a private non-profit organization, has enchanted visitors from around the world with the art, culture and history of American Indians, with an emphasis on tribes of the Southwest. With more than 40,000 fine artworks and cultural artifacts in its permanent collection, 11 long-term and changing exhibit galleries, an education center, an award-winning Shop, boutique bookstore, coffee cantina and a courtyard Café, the Heard Museum is a place of learning, discovery and unforgettable experiences. In addition to its flagship Phoenix location, the Heard Museum also operates a community museum in North Scottsdale.
On Friday, June 19, come out for an evening of entertainment, lectures, dining and drinks and the Heard Museum’s 10 exhibit galleries during NU (Native + You).
This month, enjoy a fashion show featuring Un3ek Sy5tem, a Navajo and Iroquois design team based out of Tempe, at 7pm. Un3ek Sy5tem designs T-shirts and accessories inspired by graffiti art, hip-hop culture, spiritual and Native influences. Young native jewelry designers and New Mexico residents, Keri Ataumbi, Pat Pruitt, and David and Wayne Nez Gaussoin will be selling their contemporary designs during a special trunk show from 6 to 9pm, showcasing some of their most affordable items. DJ Fienx, Navajo, is back by popular demand to provide a musical backdrop for the evening from 6 to 9pm, in the museum’s Crossroads Gallery. From 5:30 to 9pm, visitors can enjoy the museum, outdoor courtyards and cash bars. The Café and the Heard Museum Shop are all open until 8pm. Admission to NU is free, thanks to JP Morgan Chase.
The Heard Museum is located at 2301 N. Central Ave.
For more information, call 602-252-8848 or visit www.heard.org