Welcome Diner brings back brunch hours early due to high demand after a summer absence


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Female-focused exhibition 'Isn't She Lovely' on display at {9} the Gallery


{9} the Gallery hosted an artist reception Friday evening with the artists featured in their monthly exhibition that opened on Sept. 5. The gallery, located at Grand Avenue and McKinley Street, featured contemporary artists Dino Paul and Mikey Jackson, whose works encompass very different styles, but both use women as a focal point. Read story

A Tailored Place: A journey through the most fashionable vintage shops on Roosevelt Street


There’s no better way to get to know a city than by strapping on those walking shoes (or, in our case, polished black ballet flats and sporty white Converse All-Stars) and trekking into the scorching jungle of urban life that is downtown Phoenix. Today, we explored Roosevelt Street, a haven of vintage shops. Stay tuned for future in-depth features on some of these vintage hot spots. But for now, check out some of today’s best finds. Read story

Slide show: National Geographic biome exhibit debuts at Arizona Science Center


On the corner of Fifth and Washington streets, the Arizona Science Center welcomed customers for the debut of their new science exhibit, National Geographic Presents: Earth Explorers, on Sunday. Read story

Video: Firestage performance night draws varied artistic talents on Third Friday


For the past six years, the Firehouse Gallery, located on First and Roosevelt streets, has been the venue for the monthly Third Friday event deemed “a performance night by artists, for artists” by gallery co-owner Michael 23. The open-mic night allowed performers of various mediums and ages to perform in front of an audience. Read story

Devilishly Healthy: Fresh food and smoothie option caters to downtown health nuts


Last week, I wrote about the juicing phenomenon and how it has swept through the Valley with a startling pace. Well, folks, it’s only expanding more, and in our very own downtown Phoenix! I’d like to focus on a new place that’s opened for your juice, smoothie and health-food needs: Grabbagreen. Read story

Shade Gallery at MonOchid hosts exhibit of whimsical, geometric quilt-inspired patterns


The Shade Gallery at MonOrchid is featuring the work of Lara Plecas in an exhibit titled “Old Stories,” which includes whimsical collages in quilt-inspired patterns. Read story

Jobot applies for liquor license, receives mixed reactions from customers


Jobot Coffee and Dining, famed for it’s hip environment and coffee drinks, has applied for a liquor license. Regulars and neighboring businesses had positive and negative reactions to Jobot’s move to serve liquor. Read story

Water experts present report to city of Phoenix's Environmental Quality Commission


Despite record rainfall in the past few weeks, Phoenix is still in the middle of a drought. The city’s water department presented multiple water use and conservation plans available to the city. Read story

Bioscience becomes first Arizona school to include sustainability officer in student council


Bioscience High School has partnered with the SustainPHX Literacy Project to add a position to its student council, helping to develop a relationship between the council and sustainability initiatives already on campus. Read story