Tweet I love ethnic food, especially the Indian, Asian, Middle Eastern and Mexican variety. As such, I often frequent ethnic food markets to find things you couldn’t in your run-of-the-mill grocery store. Below are my 7 favorite ethnic markets in Phoenix. And when I say Phoenix, I mean Phoenix proper and not suburbs like Chandler or Glendale, as there are so many wonderful ethnic markets in those areas that I’m not even aware of! 7. Middle Eastern Bakery 3052 N 16th St Phoenix, AZ 85016 – Middle Eastern I frequented the Middle Eastern Bakery a lot while renovating 3 Palms, because it…
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Tweet 2012 has been a year of profound change for me. I went through a divorce after being married for seven years. If you’ve ever been through a divorce, you know that it feels like the rug (actually, it feels more like the entire ground you walk on) has been pulled out from under you. Nothing looks or feels quite the same. Your old assumptions and your old paradigms don’t make sense anymore and you’re left with a blank canvas (whether you want one or not) on which you must build a new life with new assumptions and new paradigms….
Tweet Recently, I found myself talking to a few friends on separate occasions about how many cool new things are happening in Downtown Phoenix right now. We talked about how all these things are having a collective impact and gathering momentum for our Downtown. My friend Philip Beere today remarked on how Downtown has changed immensely in 10 years, going from almost no restaurants or places to hang out to all the places we see today. I’ve seen drastic changes even in the past five years, with a lot of mom and pop small businesses and community efforts taking hold….
Tweet Recently I interviewed Jim McPherson and J. Seth Anderson about their new book – Downtown Phoenix – published by Arcadia Publishing about the history of downtown Phoenix. (Suad Mahmuljin, the third co-author of the book, could not be present for the interview.) Below is our conversation: Photo Credit: A shot of my autographed copy of Downtown Phoenix. Photo by the author.
Tweet Today’s post is a glimpse into the world of a first year architecture student by contributing writer Jennifer Gunther. Jennifer Gunther is a design management sophomore at Arizona State University. She has written for NAU’s The Lumberjack and ASU’s own State Press, as well as for Modern Phoenix. Though she may prefer writing to drawing, architecture school will probably always loom over her future. If I could describe my first semester of architecture school in one word, I would use the adjective that was on everyone’s lips in the studio: intense. The unique lessons of craftsmanship and spatial relationship…
Tweet Check out the articles I’ve written recently on other sites: On Firefly Living: Jane’s Walk Phoenix On Downtown Phoenix Journal: 2011 Urban Land Institute Real Estate Summit Starts Today On Vanishing Phoenix: Michael Levine to Michael Crow – A Question About Tearing Down Buildings
Tweet You may have noticed that I didn’t post my usual weekly blog posts this week. That’s because I was working on relaunching the Blooming Rock website so it’s easier and more enjoyable for you to use and get information from. Take some time, poke around and get to know the site! If you like what you see, spread the word and let your friends know about the new and improved site here to inform, educate and inspire you about architecture in Phoenix. I’ll be back on my usual blog post schedule starting Monday!
Tweet Stay tuned for a way better Blooming Rock web experience with my new upcoming website relaunch! See you all in the next couple of days… Taz