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Wednesday, September 13, 2017 10:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Festivities and Food from South of the Border

Dia de los Muertos is a traditional Mexican holiday for celebrating and remembering those who have passed on. Join the Mesa community as they come together to rejoice their loved ones at the Dia de los Muertos Festival at the Mesa Arts Center in Downtown Mesa. October 28 – 29, enjoy a variety of food, a colorful mercado featuring local vendors and live entertainment at the festival where spirits connect. Also at the Mesa Arts Center, on October 27 , the diverse sounds of modern Mexico will fill the air as Los Angeles based La Santa Cecilia showcases music that earned them a Best

Queen Creek Olive Mill , Arizona’s only working olive farm and mill, delivers a true agritourism experience for visitors. This family-owned stop along Mesa’s Fresh Foodie Trail® embraces the entire olive oil-making process from “Blossom to Bottle” and carries it through to their tour, marketplace, and eatery.   Olive Oil 101 Tour   What makes Extra Virgin Olive Oil ‘Extra Virgin’? What is the difference between a green and purple olive? Find out the answers to these questions and more in Queen Creek Olive Mill’s Olive Oil 101

Monday, January 23, 2017 4:00 PM by Visit Mesa Team

Taco 'bout a Delicious Taco Tuesday

It’s everybody’s favorite weekday…Taco Tuesday! If you are wanting to live like a local, you will want to eat like a local—there is no better way to truly immerse yourself in a new culture than by trying its food.   Here are some of our favorite places to satisfy our taco needs:   Matta’s Grill + Cantina   Located in the Mesa Riverview shopping center, Mesa families have grown up with the tradition of going to Matta’s Grill and Cantina to enjoy authentic Tex-Mex style cuisine for over 60 years. They have daily Fiesta Hour specials from 3

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 6:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Beer Me!

Craft beer continues to grow in popularity, so much so that travelers will seek out a local brew while visiting new destinations. If you are exploring Mesa, you will want to make a stop and quench your thirst at these breweries.   Desert Eagle Brewing Company In the heart of Downtown Mesa, Desert Eagle Brewing Company was one of the city’s first owned and operated micro-breweries. IPA’s are all the rage these days, however you can find many more options on tap here. Enjoy a Dunkel, Wheat, Porter, and more while relaxing to live music or partaking in their open mic nights.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 6:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

The Skinny on Where to Eat Clean in Mesa

Right now you most likely have an orange bucket or pillowcase filled with candy lying somewhere in your house. Maybe you’ve already pawned some off to your coworkers realizing that Thanksgiving is right around the corner, followed by endless holiday parties. Tis’ the season to eat, drink and be merry, but you will probably come to your senses and weave some healthy meals into the many weeks of indulgence. If you’re in Mesa for the holidays, we have some options that won’t make you loosen your belt buckle.   Eat Better “Eat Better” is more than

Thursday, November 3, 2016 6:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Sandwiches Galore

Happy International Sandwich Day! If you feel like celebrating all day long, we have picks for breakfast, lunch and dinner. These sandwiches will have you licking your lips.   Breakfast at Worth Takeaway Pastrami Croque Madame Sandwich : Don’t forget breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Taste the flavor of Bechamel, pastrami, aged white cheddar, dijonaise served on PROOF sourdough; baked and topped with an over easy egg.   Lunch at Joe’s Farm Grill Pesto Chicken Sandwich : At Joe’s Farm Grill the ingredients are fresh off the farm. Stop by for lunch

Thursday, September 29, 2016 12:00 PM by Visit Mesa Team

Cold Brew is Coffee's Hottest Trend

Finally, a delicious coffee trend that doesn’t require complicated lingo! Cold brew coffee is taking the nation by storm, and with our 325 days of sun each year, Mesa is the prime place to sip a brew on ice.   You’ve been drinking iced coffee for years, so what makes cold brew different you ask? Cold brew coffee is steeped in cold water for 12- 24 hours, whereas iced coffee is brewed hot and then poured over ice. Your cold brew will be less acidic, full-bodied, and slightly sweet. Good news for all you caffeine addicts out there: cold brew coffee has much more caffeine to

Monday, August 29, 2016 11:58 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Burger Roundup

There’s nothing quite like a juicy burger to fill an empty stomach. We’ve rounded up a few burgers for you to try on your visit in Mesa.   BurgerFi Whether it is morning, afternoon, or evening the Breakfast All Day Burger at BurgerFi will hit the spot. Topped with American cheese, bacon, maple syrup (yes, you read that right!) hash browns, a fried egg, grilled onions, and ketchup this burger has the perfect balance between sweet and savory. We won’t judge if you save some leftovers to actually eat for breakfast the next day.     Zinburger Over a dozen of the

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 6:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Explore Mesa with Your Four-Legged Friend

Sometimes I get asked if I have any children, with which I’ll quickly reply “yes, my four-legged fur child is my world!” I will take her with me wherever possible: happy hour – where I will seek out a dog friendly patio; Home Depot - she sniffs out the best plants; the post office - I can probably use her drool for the stamp. If there is one time I feel most guilty leaving her behind, it is on vacation. If you are a crazy dog mom (or dad) like me, don’t leave your pup behind while visiting Mesa. Here are some dog friendly activities you and your furry friend

Tequila is trending and now, guests at Macayo’s Mexican Kitchen in Mesa can attend the Macayo’s Tequila Experiences Cocktail Dinners through the end of August.    A friendly face is there to greet you and direct you to the start of cocktail hour where you’ll enjoy their homemade chips and salsa and a House Margarita.  When the cocktail dinner is ready to begin, the guests are brought upstairs for a night filled with food, tequila and live music by Nick Hranek of B&B Music.     A Chef-inspired menu has been thoughtfully created for an incredibly