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By April 18, 2014

What exactly is soul food? A cultural importance? Or simply downright comfort or traditional food? I was pondering this and found a savory gem of "soul food" in Arizona. Lo-Lo's, a soul food/Southern joint that specializes in its famous chicken and waffles, provides a hybrid of dinner and breakfast. see more

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By April 17, 2014

New methods of community taxi services and strides in technology, available in Phoenix and throughout the country, are redefining the typical taxi experience see more

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Acoustics:

SPM BBL Acoustics + Interview from The State Press on Vimeo. If there’s one thing you should know about the Glendale group Black Bottom Lighters, it’s that a lot of musicians play in the band — seven by last count — something that easily accounts for their growing crossover appeal and distinct sound. On one song, they […]

The 2014 Best of ASU Winners

The 2014 Best of ASU Winners

By April 16, 2014

After gathering reader input and our writer’s knowledge, we compiled this list of the Best of ASU. Read on for the winners for all of the categories including Best Coffee, Best Splurge and Best Places to Take a Nap.     Best of Tempe:     University Drive and College Avenue 602-821-1610 Hours: Monday through […]

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First Date: Top 7 spots for the perfect college date

First date jitters and unsure of what to do? Take your date on a stroll across the lit bridge at Tempe Town Beach while soaking in the sunset. | Photo by Noemi Gonzalez

By April 16, 2014

We SPM editors aren't serious daters or anything close to it, but as romantic quirky souls, we decided to put together a short list of the best places to have your first date across the Valley. see more

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Best Place to Grab Coffee: Blue House Coffee

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By April 15, 2014

It’s 7:30 a.m. and Sam Beger and Nick DiPastena have already wheeled to work, or rather, wheeled their work- a self-made bicycle cart, to the corner of College Avenue and University Drive. see more

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Best place to grab coffee: Liberty Market

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By April 14, 2014

As far as food is concerned, downtown Gilbert boasts some of the best and most memorable establishments in the East Valley. But none of these restaurants dominate the downtown scene as much as Liberty Market has over the past few years. see more

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