Archive for the ‘Su Vida’ Category

Thee Pitts Again BBQ

Posted on: July 28th, 2014 by xmlrpc

Thee Pitts Again BBQ has been family owned and operated since Cheryl and Roger Wagner opened it in 1979 with their first location in Scottsdale.  Since then, the restaurant has gained local and national acclaim, appearing on local TV and even on the Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives” with Guy Fieri.  Now located in Glendale, the Wagners continue to compete in BBQ competitions and have over 300 awards for their BBQ.

Gertrude’s Restaurant

Posted on: July 28th, 2014 by xmlrpc

Fresh ingredients directly from the farm and pasture to the plate. Chef Taylor’s menu showcases local ingredients from artisans and farmers around Arizona and the Southwest. The restaurant is named after Gertrude Divine Webster, the founder of the Desert Botanical Gardens, and offers the garden’s patrons fresh food that includes herbs sourced straight from gardens located on the Desert Botanical Garden property.


Open for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Sunday Brunch. Located at the Desert Botanical Garden at 1201 N. Galvin Parkway in Phoenix.  

Community Garden

Posted on: July 28th, 2014 by xmlrpc

The Community Garden at Desert Botanical Garden strives to be a leader in promoting community gardening in the Phoenix area by designing and implementing a community garden with staff and volunteer involvement. The community garden will serve as a model that demonstrates vegetable gardening best practices in the desert environment, promotes educational opportunities, enhances and further develops a sense of community within the Garden. We will share the results with extended communities beyond the Garden. The Community Garden, about ¼ of an acre in size, is located adjacent to the pumpkin patch area used for the fall Great Pumpkin Festival.

Local First

Posted on: July 28th, 2014 by xmlrpc

Steve Russell from Local First explains the importance of how buying from local businesses impacts our economy. When you buy local, three times more of what you spend stays in the local economy and circulates in our economy. By making a conscious effort to spend at independent businesses, it helps create more jobs in our community, and 73 cents of every dollar stays in Arizona.

Golf N’ Stuff, Tucson

Posted on: July 28th, 2014 by xmlrpc

With two fun and entertaining 18-hole courses to choose from, Golf N’ Stuff in Tucson prides itself in presenting the area’s premier miniature golf experience.  Take the driver’s seat and press the pedal to the metal as you get ready for the adrenaline pumping adventure of racing a Lit’l Indy Car around a twisting, turning track!  It’s every man (or woman) for themselves as you fully immerse yourself in this energizing, high-tech Laser Tag inflatable arena. The maze-like layout puts you in the game and makes the experience all the more exciting. Ships ahoy with Bumper Boats! You have permission to board and maneuver your very own bumper boat (or be a passenger) on a treacherous lagoon of excitement! Different paths in the pond make the ride a constant adventure and our super soaker squirt guns will keep everyone entertained!  Also enjoy the batting cages, arcade and snack bar.

From Farm to Your Plate

Posted on: July 28th, 2014 by xmlrpc

Fresh ingredients directly from the farm and pasture to your plate. Chef Taylor from Gertrude’s Restaurant makes some of his healthy and delicious entrees, we’ll tour the Community Garden at the Desert Botanical Garden, Steve Russell from Local First explains the importance and value of buying local in Arizona, G Farms in El Mirage is a family owned farm growing fresh produce in the West Valley, and we show the fun and entertainment at Tucson’s Golf N’ Stuff Amusement Park.

G Farms

Posted on: July 27th, 2014 by xmlrpc

Santiago Gonzalez, owner of G Farms in El Mirage, AZ, talks about his family legacy of working the land.

The Lovelost

Posted on: July 24th, 2014 by xmlrpc

The Lovelost is a bilingual indie band based in Phoenix, performing Indie pop, Indie Dreampop, Eclectic, with songs in English and Spanish.


Twitter: @thelovelostband

Instagram: Thelovelostband

Angie Gomez, Mega 104.3 FM

Posted on: July 22nd, 2014 by xmlrpc

Angie Gomez was raised in the unique mining town of Superior, Arizona. She is a 1996 graduate of Ray High School in nearby Kearny, Arizona. Angie grew up listening to and was influenced by the sounds of Whitney Houston, Carlos Santana, Gloria Estefan, Mariah Carey, and Madonna. Angie now lives in Mesa, Arizona and makes her livelihood by entertaining people as the Midday Diva (9am – 2pm) on Phoenix’s original “Old School” radio station Mega 104.3 FM, and as the lead vocalist for the very popular music group Power Drive.  

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Chaz Salazar – Flutist

Posted on: July 22nd, 2014 by xmlrpc

Chaz Salazar is a success story from Rosie’s House, the downtown Phoenix-based non-profit providing lessons and instruments for young musicians. Chaz began playing the flute in fifth grade, and eventually went on to win a spot on the National Public Radio show From the Top, garnering a Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award and performing on several broadcasts.

From that experience he was inspired to coach weekly sectionals and give private lessons to students at Valley View, his alma mater. Keep an eye out for Salazar’s future performances — he’s an active member of Buck’s flute studio at ASU, and he occasionally offers free community recitals.

Jody Livingston

Posted on: July 22nd, 2014 by xmlrpc

Jody Livingston is a young painter from Chandler, Arizona. He has been painting for the last 6 years and has works displayed in various locations around Phoenix, Chandler and Mesa. 


Posted on: July 22nd, 2014 by xmlrpc

Su Vida welcomes guest host Angie Gomez from Mega 104.3. Here Angie catches up with band members of Fayuca at Third Eye Production Studio in Glendale, AZ.

Known for their fierce live performances and relentless touring, Phoenix-based Latin-Reggae-Rock band, Fayuca blends their cultural roots and mother tongue with the ethos of Reggae and the passion of Progressive Punk. The end result is an intimate explosion of heady, sultry stoner rock with a Cumbia-Reggae twist.

Fronted by lead vocalist/guitarist, Gabo and drummer, Rafael, Fayuca has released 4 studio albums since their launch in 2005 and continues to write and record new music regularly. In May of 2013, Fayuca released their Fervor Records debut, Barrio Sideshow, made with platinum producer, Ralph Patlan (Megadeth, Jaime Foxx). Not only was their album called one of the ‘Most Anticipated Releases of by ThePier.Org, but Fayuca also won the High Times Magazine Doobie award for Best New/Underground Artist in Austin at SXSW.

Since the launch of Barrio Sideshow, Fervor Records has released three music videos, one of which is currently airing on MTVU. The all-Spanish video “Por Que Seguir”, Fayuca’s anthem to the oppressed, highlights their eclectic influences and bilingual, multi-cultural palette. For more information, please visit