Archive for the ‘Su Vida’ Category

La Purisima Bakery

Posted on: September 21st, 2014 by xmlrpc

JR and Vanessa visit the La Purisima Bakery in Glendale along with Los Reyes de la Torta, Joe’s Real BBQ, Fair Trade Cafe, and a review of Fiestas Patrias celebration at Rawhide.

Fair Trade Cafe

Posted on: September 21st, 2014 by xmlrpc

Fair Trade Cafe and Gallery is a locally owned cafe committed to providing certified fair trade, organic, and shade grown coffee to the Valley. All of the coffees are locally roasted, not only for taste, but also to bring money back into the Greater Phoenix community. Coffee with a conscience.

All the coffee and tea brewed at Fair Trade Cafe is certified fair trade and organic, meaning that the farmers are ensured fair living wages for their products and work under safe conditions. The owners strive to buy all of their products from local vendors. The coffee is roasted in Goodyear and the tea comes from the Scottsdale based China Mist. All cups, napkins and lids are from recycled materials.  

To learn more, please visit www.azfairtrade.com

Fiestas Patrias Food

Posted on: September 21st, 2014 by xmlrpc

Great food was a big part of the Fiestas Patrias celebration at Rawhide. Su Vida takes a look at some of the delicious food at the Fiestas Patrias celebration on September 13th & 14th. Matt Lock from Mega 104.3 FM tastes the fabulous taquitos.

La Purisima

Posted on: September 21st, 2014 by xmlrpc

La Purisima is a longtime bakery for pastries, cakes, and cookies with Mexican items like pan dulce and tortillas. JR and Vanessa take a tour and see how the tasty treats are made from scratch. 

Fiestas Patrias Review

Posted on: September 21st, 2014 by xmlrpc

Su Vida takes a look at the Fiestas Patrias celebration at Rawhide on September 13th & 14th, featuring music, entertainment, traditions of Hispanic culture, and lots of family fun. Interview with Michael Kowakoski from Cesar Chavez Foundation.

Joe’s Real BBQ

Posted on: September 20th, 2014 by xmlrpc No Comments

Located inside a 1929 brick building at 301 N. Gilbert Rd. in Gilbert, Arizona, Joe’s Real BBQ offers barbecue slow-cooked over pecan wood.

Reyes De La Torta

Posted on: September 19th, 2014 by xmlrpc

Los Reyes De La Torta, the Kings of the Mexican sandwich, a must try, located at 9320 N. 7th st. in Phoenix.

Abbie’s Kitchen

Posted on: September 15th, 2014 by xmlrpc

Old Town Cottonwood is becoming the new Napa Valley where our fine foods complement fine wines. Abbie’s Kitchen serves high-end comfort foods in a small, 1920′s home that has been renovated with intimate dining rooms and a commercial kitchen, which is also the hub of their full-service catering business. Preparing comfort foods people usually don’t think of or take time to prepare themselves. Pastas, dressings, sauces and desserts are house-made, including the crackers for their  delicious soups. Vegetarian and vegan options available. Walk-ins are always welcome, however, reservations are suggested to be sure a table is available. Please call (928) 634-3300.

For more information, please visit www.abbieskitchen.com

Copper Art Museum

Posted on: September 15th, 2014 by xmlrpc

The Copper Art Museum is Arizona’s newest art museum which is in perfect unity with the former company-town of Clarkdale, a City Beautiful Movement town founded in 1912. Clarkdale was built by Senator W. A. Clark “America’s Copper King” for the mass-production of industrial copper from 1915 to 1953, which was exported throughout the world. The museum’s collection is the “largest return of copper,” “back” to both Clarkdale and the “Copper State” and showcases what man created with the red-metal while it was away.

 
The Copper Art Museum features exhibits of copper art and collections for study, which were made by coppersmiths, soldier artists and braziers; many of whom were masters in their trade. Artifacts displayed have an emphasis on American and European works-of-art from the 16th to 21st century. The affinities and history of copper is also featured and is very fascinating, bringing forth forgotten stories, legends and mysteries.
 
The Copper Art Museum features what man created with the metal copper. The museum is divided into 6 major categories:
 
Information Room
Military Art Room
Art & Architecture Room
(also including a Religious Art Room)
Kitchenware Collection
Drinkware Collection 

For more information, please visit www.copperartmuseum.com

Douglas Mansion

Posted on: September 15th, 2014 by xmlrpc

The Douglas Mansion (Arizona State Parks) has been an eye-catching landmark in Jerome since 1916, when James S. Douglas built it on the hill just above his Little Daisy Mine. This former home is now a museum devoted to the history of the Jerome area and the Douglas family. The museum features photographs, artifacts and minerals in addition to a video presentation and a 3-D model of the town with its underground mines. There are more displays outside along with a picnic area offering a beautiful panoramic view of the Verde Valley. 

For more information, please visit Jerome State Historic Park website.

Four Eight Wineworks

Posted on: September 15th, 2014 by xmlrpc

Four Eight Wineworks, the Arizona Winemakers Cooperative. Located at 907 Main Street Clarkdale, AZ.

For more information, please visit their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/four8wineworks

Verde Canyon Railroad

Posted on: September 15th, 2014 by xmlrpc

A great way to start your weekend is with a ride on the Verde Canyon Railroad located in Clarkdale. The Verde Canyon Railroad is a heritage railroad making a 20 mile trip between Clarkdale and Perkinsville.  Riding these old rails is a great adventure for anyone who loves history and the romance of the railroad, and you can’t beat the scenery of Sycamore Canyon. In the glory days of the iron horse, the train station was typically the bustling hub of every small town across America. Those times may have passed but Verde Canyon Railroad is doing its part to ensure that they are not forgotten. An essential part of the Verde Canyon Railroad journey is time at the depot prior to departure. Open daily, the depot is home to Boxcar Gift Store, Copper Spike Cafe, Whistle Stop @ Milepost 38 and John Bell Museum.

For more information, please visit www.verdecanyonrr.com