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Mesa isn’t just a place for wonderful weather, golfing and shopping; the dining and entertainment opportunities are some of the best in Greater Phoenix! With unique performances from dueling pianos to Dixieland jazz, you’re sure to find a musical hangout you’ll love in City Limitless®.   Dixieland Jazz and Swing at Pier de Orleans If you’re a fan of traditional jazz, swing over to Pier de Orleans every Saturday from 6:30 – 9 p.m. where you can enjoy live music by Cheryl Thurston’s Mardi Graz Jazz Band. Dancing, parasol parades, laughter and fun are

Monday, February 29, 2016 11:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Cheers! 6 Bars for the Weekend

Popstar Rihanna once sang “Cheers to the weekend. I’ll drink to that!” We think that a week well spent working hard at the office (or wherever you work) calls for celebratory drinks on the weekend. We’ve put together a list of the 6 places that our 21+ readers need to drink at this weekend. Follow Rihanna’s footsteps and find your weekend drink at one of these bars: Postino East Wine Café : Wine drinkers will find their happy place at this warm, cozy restaurant and wine bar located in Heritage Square. With 36 unique, approachable wines to choose from, the

Monday, February 29, 2016 8:00 AM by Guest

5 Must-stop Places Along the Mesa Foodie Trail highlighted local farms and restaurants where you can get the freshest crops and cuisine.   In the dusty desert of the Valley of the Sun, it’s striking to come across rich fields of thriving crops. Rows of greenery line the Arizona landscape, juxtaposing the dry heat and rocky horizon. In Mesa, Arizona , the farming scene and its back-to-basics practices are growing in popularity, and agritourism is becoming the next big thing. Agri-what? Agritourism is a travel niche, in which visitors venture to farms to learn about agricultural techniques and processes. At

Friday, February 19, 2016 11:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Get Your Guac On

Ya, ya, we know guac is extra but these guacamole stops in City Limitless® are worth the upcharge. Explore the flavors of the region through an assortment of inspired guacamole dishes found throughout the city: Barrio Queen Nationally-renowned for their tableside preparation of the bowl, the Queen tops her guacamole with fresh pomegranate seeds adding a pop of flavor to our favorite dip. Joyride Taco House Here, it’s more than Roma tomatoes added—Joyride goes all the way with tomatillos mixed into this house-made appetizer. The Original Blue Adobe Grille Blue Adobe’s

Saturday, February 6, 2016 9:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Olive You! Valentine’s Day Dinner Ideas

If you didn’t catch that pun, look a little closer. Olive you = I love you. After all, that’s what Valentine’s Day is all about. What better way to show your significant other that you love them by taking them out to a beautiful Valentine’s Day dinner? Luckily for us, Mesa is home to amazing restaurants that are offering a up little celebratory dining experience for you to treat that special someone in your life.  Queen Creek Olive Mill: There’s no better place to say “Olive you!” than at Queen Creek Olive Mill. Spend a romantic evening in

By: Jennifer Gastelum, Creative Catalyst    Mimosas, eggs benedict, breakfast potatoes, fresh fruit, oh my. OH MY.   Brunch: A delicious meal typically consisting of breakfast-inspired entrees and your pick of morning cocktails, occurring in the late morning to accommodate the required sleep-in schedule of the weekend.   Brunch is the reason that many of us choose to pull ourselves out of bed on the weekends. We flock to the most delicious brunch we can find, near or far. Lucky for us here in Mesa, the Creative Catalyst group has made it a goal of theirs to build the brunch

Monday, January 11, 2016 11:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Delicious Downtown Gilbert

A culinary renaissance is underway in downtown Gilbert and you’re invited! The recent redevelopment of the Gilbert Heritage District has brought some of the best culinary offerings of the Phoenix-area all in one place.   Rated as one of the five best Food Neighborhoods in metro Phoenix by Phoenix New Times, the Heritage District features a wide variety of dining and nightlife options. From wine bars to tacos there’s something for everyone’s palate.   If you’re looking for some suggestions on how to enjoy #DeliciousGilbert here are a few places we’d

Lunch Roundup, time again! Hope everyone’s week is going great! Today’s roundup is for those readers who enjoy the greener things in life; whether you’re a diehard vegan, a casual vegetarian, or a carnivore trying to do Meatless Mondays—do not fright, we’ve got tasty options. We’ve compiled a list of the 5 tasty vegetarian lunches that we found in and around Mesa. So, little herbivores, go out and try these veggie-licious dishes—you won’t be disappointed. Schnepf Farms : Best Dang Veggie Burger Ever After all, it isn’t called Schnepf

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 8:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Extended Stay Foodie

With so much to do in City Limitless® we know you’re going to want to stay a while, but sometimes staying in a traditional hotel room can make you miss the comforts of home. Residence Inn Phoenix Mesa would be perfect to make your home away from home while you visit us.   With studio, one and two-bedroom suites available you’ll be able to take full advantage of your stay with a home base to come back to and relax. You’ll be treated to separate live, work and sleep areas so you can spread out. Each unit has a full equipped kitchen, but that doesn’t mean

We understand, Thanksgiving can be A LOT of work. How big of a turkey should I get? Where are the mashed potatoes, I thought you were supposed to bring them! Hold on, let me clean the table first!  Well, we just might have the solution for you, swap your Thanksgiving dinner for something a bit earlier at the Hilton Phoenix/Mesa’s Thanksgiving Champagne Brunch at the Zuni Grill!   You will be treated to the whole spread at the Hilton’s Thanksgiving Buffet, which is prepared by their award-winning Executive Chef, Ryan Staroszik.   Indulge in the classic turkey with a