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The Colony on 7th Street

The Colony is a cool dining and shopping destination in north-central Phoenix, on 7th Street north of Missouri. This relatively new spot has some amazing restaurants to choose from, a couple of local boutiques and even a speakeasy.

The Colony

I sampled all three restaurants and enjoyed all of them. The Herb Box has opened a third location here. They are well known for their healthy, …

Arizona Restaurant Week is May 15-25

Arizona Restaurant Week is almost here! With over 100 restaurants participating, it’s the perfect chance to get out and explore the local dining scene. Three-course, pre-fixe menus are offered at $33 or $44, May 15-25. At ZuZu, we’ll be serving a three-course menu with a glass of wine or beer for $33, plus tax and gratuity. Choose from favorites like our Braised Beef Short Rib and Peanut Butter Crunch Bar. Make your reservation soon. Call 480.421.7997 or book online.

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Aunt Chilada’s Mexican Restaurant

Recently I had a chance to revisit an old Valley favorite, the original Aunt Chilada’s Mexican restaurant. It was built on the foundation of the only general store that served the laborers at the Rico Mercury Mine over 100 years ago. The men, dreamy-eyed and intoxicated from inhaling the mercury vapors were said to be returning from the “Dreamy Draw”. After the repeal of prohibition, the land’s owners were granted the first liquor license in Arizona.

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