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Foodie Friday – Rogue Tomato

Let’s talk about a hidden gem on the outskirts of Glendale’s Arrowhead Ranch area. The most damning thing I have seen written wasn’t about the Rogue Tomato itself, but rather the fact it was trapped in Glendale rather than living life as the author thought it should along Phoenix’s north central neighborhoods. (I have some choice words for that reviewer, but that’s another story.) The truth of the matter, though, is the Rogue Tomato bears a strong resemblance to the laid-back, food-driven restaurants usually found closer to north central Phoenix. It occupies the far end of a strip shopping center, […]

Sunday Night Football in Arizona

Last night, the flying saucer-esque University of Phoenix stadium in Glendale was brilliantly illuminated with waving red lights and a pair of logos letting those driving down Loop 101 know that tonight’s Arizona Cardinals opener will be something special – Sunday Night Football is here. As I write this, of course, the tailgates likely already are underway in the greenspace on the stadium’s west side and, probably, more than a few photos will be taken in front of the statue of Pat Tillman on this, the 15th anniversary of 9/11. For those making their first trek to the stadium, though, […]

The Hill, The Man and Some Pokeballs

Hiking and I have a rather checkered history. Which makes my presence in the hiking capital of the southwest a bit ironic. When I was in the Boy Scouts, my parents placed me in a troop whose motto was “have pack, will travel.” Though there were more hikes than I currently recall, two remain burned in memory: a trek through the cool pines of the Mazatzal Mountains north of Phoenix – I still can see the spring-fed water fountain on the trail – and a May excursion through the bowels of hell, otherwise known as the Butterfield Trail east of […]

The Other Side of Westgate City Center

This story begins with a Buffalo Wild Wings gift card given for the holidays and a decision to go to a different location, the somewhat newer one at the Westgate City Center in Glendale. Truth is, as many times as I’ve been to Gila River Arena for events, I rarely venture north of the fountains in the just north of the arena. Because of that, and with the recent demise of the Margaritaville Cafe, I had been under the impression that Westgate was struggling to attract people to its restaurants, bars and stores. Yes, the Tanger Outlet malls across the street […]

Glendale Keeping Foothills Library

Interesting news from the Glendale City Council last week. After some consideration, and due in great part to public comment, the city has decided not to sell and relocate the Foothills Library Branch near 55th Avenue and Union Hills. Plans had been compiled to move the library from its current building into existing space in the Foothills Recreation and Aquatics Center next door. After several public meetings, however, those plans were scratched. One of my enduring sadnesses is to not have taught all three of my kids the wonder of the library. In California, I remember school field trips to […]

A-Rod, Ryan Braun and Willful Denial

I didn’t want to believe it. Deep down, I absolutely new Ryan Braun got caught with his hand in the PED cookie jar but, when he escaped on a technicality, heart overrode head and I willfully chose to ignore the inconvenient truth that he really had gotten caught using performance enhancing drugs. Call it a Jewish thing. Braun is one a handful of Jewish players in the majors, albeit a non-practicing one, and ever since the days of Hank Greenberg my people have taken a close interest in any major leaguer who’s meshpuchah. There’s even a website dedicated to the […]

“I Wasn’t Going to Get Into the Bidding Game”

A week or so ago, the community section of the Arizona Republic wrote about home buyers here in Glendale (though it applies elsewhere) who found themselves caught off guard when the market turned from a buyer’s market to the current seller’s market which we now are in. They put in two other offers in the north Phoenix and Peoria area, but were outbid within a week for one and within a day for the other. They didn’t place counteroffers. “I wasn’t going to get into the bidding game,” Williams said. “It’s not worth it. There’s been no house that I’d […]

Yes, Glendale, There Will Be Phoenix Coyotes Hockey Now and Into the Future

In case you hadn’t heard the news, the NHL owners and the NHL Players Association finally have come together on a new collective bargaining agreement which means, likely within the next two weeks, there will be Phoenix Coyotes hockey again at Jobing.Com Arena. And, unlike the last few seasons, there should be no ownership drama hanging over the team. After securing a lease agreement from the Glendale City Council, Greg Jamison is waiting only for the official end of the lockout and a positive vote from the NHL Board of Governors to purchase the club and secure its future here […]

Glendale Real Estate – A Christmas Gift for Zillow

There’s a fairly consistent pattern with Zillow. Anytime someone questions the accuracy of the listings or a Zestimate, the Zillow elves spring into action asking for the address so they can correct the mistake. Never mind that the issues with inaccurate listings and Zestimate data are systemic; the elves are determined to fix these issues one property at a time. So, with that in mind, here’s my own personal Christmas gift to Zillow … a rundown of all the listings errors in my own city of Glendale. (Yes, these are the things that one does when it’s four days before […]

Phoenix Coyotes Ownership Saga and the Westgate City Center

Two nights ago, the Glendale City Council voted to approve a lease agreement with erstwhile Phoenix Coyotes buyer Greg Jamison, moving what has become a three-year ownership saga closer to completion. Even this step took a bit of work. A lease was negotiated months ago but never signed by the council because of the then-impending and now-happening NHL Lockout. And a citizens group decided to take the sales tax needed to fund a portion of the deal to the November ballot, where the proposition to prohibit the sales tax (and also require more or less any tax increase to be […]

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