Cornish Pasty Co. in Tempe, Arizona

Close up of the Italian

I can remember my first visit to the Cornish Pasty Co. It wasn’t in Tempe, Arizona but in Las Vegas, Nevada. Just as in Tempe, the Las Vegas location was hidden in a drab strip mall off the beaten path. When I walked through the doors from the bright Las Vegas sun into the dark and dimly lit restaurant, I wondered what I was getting myself into. At the time, even as a well-traveled foodie, I had no idea what …

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Four Peaks Brewing Company on 8th Street in Tempe, Arizona

The Southwest Burger with a side of french fries[

As a baseball fan, I find myself back in Tempe, Arizona each year for spring training. While I am no expert on Tempe, I have witnessed how the city has changed over the years. Each time I visit, I encounter new restaurants, breweries, and sights that seem to pop up out of nowhere. While there are many great places for food or a cold beer in Tempe, I always find myself returning to Four Peaks Brewing Company on 8th Street. …

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