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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 can

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

Visiting Mesa on your birthday and want to save some money for souvenirs or a Pink Jeep Tour? Celebrating in City Limitless ® is sure to please, as many restaurants around town offer exclusive deals to treat you on your big day.   If eating local is your thing, your best bet is to head over Agritopia’s family of restaurants, all of which offer birthday specials. This includes Liberty Market and Joe’s Real BBQ in Gilbert’s Heritage Square, and Joe’s Farm Grill at Agritopia. These all offer a $10 birthday credit with proof of your birthday. Use it at Liberty

What could be better than spending the early evening with conversation, delicious bites and a great drink in your hand? City Limitless® has so many great happy hour spots, so here are a couple of our favorites! If wine is more your style, get together with a friend or two for Postino Wine Café’s $20 board and a bottle on Monday and Tuesdays after 8 p.m. You can enjoy any house bottle of wine and a board of bruschetta for just $20.  Enjoy unique bruschetta options ranging from smoked salmon and pesto to brie and apples with fig spread!   You could also “wine

Monday, May 2, 2016 10:27 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Mother’s Day Brunch Roundup

Lucky enough to be celebrating Mother’s Day in City Limitless®? Check out our roundup of our must-visit Mother’s Day brunch spots.   Celebrate Mother’s Day with brunch at the Vistas Pavilion at Las Sendas . It’s the perfect place to take in the beautiful panoramic views of the mountains and luscious landscape in City Limitless® as you enjoy as savory selection chef-carved New York strip, shrimp, crab and a build-your-own omelet station. Reservations are recommended and will be offered for seating between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The buffet is $45 for adults and

When you think of Arizona, the first thing that comes to mind probably isn’t olive oil.  Visitors are flocking to the Queen Creek Olive Mill, a family-owned olive farm that embraces the entire olive oil-making process from “Blossom to Bottle.”    Start off your visit attending their daily “Olive Oil 101” tour, offered on the bottom of the hour from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. You’ll learn about the qualities and standards of olive oil, health benefits, gain ideas on how to use olive oil, and learn why it's important to buy olive oil from a

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 8:00 AM

Fresh Foodie Must: Farmers Market Roundup

Here at Visit Mesa, we call the path of agriculture-driven attractions and farmers markets the “ Fresh Foodie Trail® ,” where agritourists find themselves in fresh foodie heaven. We’re often referred to as the “culinary gateway to Phoenix and Scottsdale. Here’s our go-to guide for local Farmers Markets around City Limitless®.   On Tuesdays and Thursdays, the culinary-driven tourist could head over to the True Garden Farmstand, where they’d be faced with mounds and mounds of fresh vegetables grown in True Garden’s one-of-a-kind aeroponic

Saving room for dessert is always good advice – especially in Mesa. We’ve taste-tested loads of cookies, cupcakes, pies and treats and put together this must-taste guide to sweet treats throughout the region:   Queen Creek Olive Mill cupcakes feature an assortment of flavored and infused olive oils in the batter, keeping these delectable cakes moist beyond comparison. Owner Perry Rea infuses local citrus into his in-demand extra virgin olive oil, creating incredible cupcake flavors such as Meyer Lemon, Blood Orange and Mexican Lime.   Piefection serves up perfect pies