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Monday, November 16, 2015 8:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Lunch Roundup: Bite into Burgers

We love a good burger. Well, let’s be real; everyone loves a good burger. It is an American classic, after all, even though it doesn’t happen to be very unique or special. But sometimes, a burger comes along that just changes your life with its juicy, meaty goodness. Luckily for us, this has happened quite a few times in and around Mesa. For this week’s Lunch Roundup, we chose five burgers in Mesa you’ve gotta try. Zinburger: Breakfast Burger This burger is honestly incredible. Combining the beloved breakfast foods a fried egg and bacon, and common burger favorites like

By Sydney Rea, Queen Creek Olive Mill Marketing Assistant All Queen Creek Olive Mill recipes are carefully crafted from the mind of Perry Rea, our owner and masterblender. Perry is always busy in our family's kitchen creating new dishes that represent our lifestyle, a lifestyle that emphasizes health, taste and simplicity.   This particular recipe, just in time for football season, highlights three unique items we make here at the Olive Mill - Bacon Olive Oil, Rosemary Olive Oil and our signature Espresso Bean BBQ Sauce. The Espresso Bean BBQ Sauce is a collaborative effort between us

Monday, October 26, 2015 8:14 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Date Night in Mesa

Mesa CityLimitless offers a host of unique experiences that are well-suited to wow on a first date or a 500 th date. If you’re looking to up the ante of next Friday’s date, look no further! Grab your sweetheart and head out to Mesa for one of these date experiences. Spice up the night with Cajun food at Pier De’Orleans.      Experience New Mexico with dinner at Blue Adobe Grille .  “Mamma Mia!” You’ll have a hard time finding Italian food that beats that of Buca Di Beppo .  Dine, shop and stroll through San Tan Village . Take a bike

San Tan Village is more than shopping and dining—here’s our little insider’s guide to what we think are the Village’s little known gems.   For the fitness fiend, be sure to check out the free fitness classes at Lorna Jane. Bootcamp classes will whip you into shape and get the adrenaline pumping for some high-stakes shopping afterwards or if you’re looking to unwind after a long day, a yoga class is just the ticket to inner peace. You’ll also get 10% off any purchases you make in the store when you come in for a class! It pays to workout here!   If

Monday, September 21, 2015 8:12 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Lunch Roundup: 5 Tacos to Try

Introducing a new series with the Visit Mesa blog: the Lunch Roundup! All of us can fall into a food rut. In this series, we’ll help you break out of the box by choosing five unique lunch spots that the Mesa area offers of whatever the weekly taste is. This week, we’re kicking off with our favorite southwestern lunch staple: tacos! Soft tacos, crunchy ones, spicy ones and fish tacos—who doesn’t love tacos? Here, read on for 5 tacos to try for Lunch Roundup: Joyride Taco House : Crispy Fish Tacos Check out these incredible looking tacos from Joyride. Ridiculously fresh

Thursday, September 10, 2015 8:11 AM by Visit Mesa Team

5 Breakfasts to Wake You Up!

Everybody loves a good breakfast. Some even say that they fall asleep excited just to wake up in the morning and eat breakfast. We know that happens to us. Well, when you think about it, why wouldn’t it? Bacon, eggs, sausage, oh my… our stomachs are rumbling just thinking about it. One of the best things about the Mesa restaurant scene is that many of them are open for breakfast, and these breakfast meals aren’t just any breakfast meals. There’s always something about them has a signature Mesa twist, and this twist is one that you need to try. Like, A.S.A.P.

Saturday, August 22, 2015 8:02 AM

3 More Miles of Mesa Fun!

Valley Metro Light Rail Expansion to Connect Downtown Mesa Valley Metro’s new 3.1 mile stretch of service running through Mesa’s downtown district is now open! The expansion connects more Mesa attractions for visitors to experience shops, restaurants and activities that feature a local Mesa flair. Visit Mesa has put together this day trip itinerary to help you experience all our favorite destinations on the new light rail line.  8 a.m.: Ditch your car at the Sycamore/Main Street Park ‘n Ride lot and hop on an east-bound light rail train. Trains arrive every 12 minutes to

Monday, July 27, 2015 8:05 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Al Fresco Desert Dining

Many Mesa restaurants see no better way to enjoy dinner than on an outdoor patio with stunning sunsets dishing up the ambiance. Here’s some of the standouts for al fresco dining in City Limitless. Las Sendas Patio The Patio as Las Sendas was recently named one of America’s top 100 Al Fresco Restaurants by Open-Table.com. Here, 800 feet above the Valley of the Sun, patrons enjoy breathtaking views of Arizona’s third-largest city and the stunning Superstition Mountains. Classic desert sunsets are offered up daily and are accompanied by delicious meals and live music. Click here

To whet your appetite to experience Mesa City Limitless® this summer season, Visit Mesa is offering exclusive discounted summer travel packages that are available now for those that want to dig into the Southwestern flavors of Mesa, Arizona. These inspired Arizona vacation packages offer amazing summer values with hotels and attractions offering discounts on incredible, one-of-a-kind experiences. Enjoy brunch over the Sonoran Desert in a sunrise  hot-air balloon ride or dinner while cruising along the calm waters at  Saguaro Lake . Tour the only working olive farm in the state at

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 2:46 PM by Visit Mesa Team

Visit Mesa's Guide to Father's Day 2015

From changing diapers, to wiping tears, to playing games, to cracking jokes, he’s been there through it all. What can you do to celebrate dad on his special day? Here at Visit Mesa we found some fun ways to make Father’s Day 2015 extra special. We've worked hard to take the guess work out of planning a day with dad by finding all our partner’s that dads love! Buy dad a drink! Take him out and experience some of Mesa’s craft breweries. Here are two top picks for beer tastings. If you’re already making dinner at home for dad, pick-up a growler of local-made beer