Category Archives: DRINKS & DINES

LOCAL LILY LOOK AHEAD {SUMMER} DRINKS, DINES & GOOD TIMES

Twenty weeks of heat – summer has arrived with all the grace of a karate-chop to the throat. It seems like just yesterday we were picnicking on the grass watching Cactus League baseball, hiking Camelback with our dogs, and chillin’ […]

Damn Good Date Ideas for Summer

  Planning the perfect date during mild months can prove tricky, and things only get worse when the weather warms to 100+ degrees. But don’t despair, there is still plenty of cool stuff do with your boo. From cult classic […]

Stick to Where the Sun Don’t Shine

When all else fails, go underground. The Valley is peppered with cold speakeasies and dark hole-in-the-wall spots offering tall, icy drinks and respite from the summer sun. Here are a few places where we seek seasonal salvation…   Rokerij in Arcadia /Phoenix […]

Spring Tempe Festival of the Arts

This weekend Downtown Tempe welcomes back the annual Spring Festival of the Arts for its 40th year. Personally, I’m due for a day of sunshine, live music, street entertainers and shopping artist booths from all over. I’m told this year there will be over 300 artists filling Mill […]

The Cocktail Society: Friday, April 7

Get your tickets for an event you will not want to miss…The Cocktail Society is invading the Scottsdale Performing Arts Center (7380 E. 2nd St. Scottsdale, AZ) on Friday, April 7th from 7-11 p.m. The best party you’ve never been too, […]

Damn Good Date Ideas

Date night typically sounds like something to get excited about, but the pressure of combining romance and spontaneity is enough to paralyze most anyone’s plans. While everyone appreciates well-orchestrated outing with their sweetheart, we all know too well that the […]

Local Lily Look Ahead {February} Drinks, Dines & Good Times

While everybody else is all “cupid, hearts, chocolate, Valentines”…I’m all “Flea markets, beer, cactus, cocktails, food trucks and more beer.”  Boozing festivals abound in February, so be sure to buy a box of sweets for your designated driver because it’s gonna […]

Local Lily Look Ahead {More January} Drinks, Dines & Good Times

    I can hardly believe I’m planning for February already. You’ll want to purchase tickets (and possibly book sitter) if you’re looking to attend events like the  Chocolate & Wine Experience and upcoming Arizona Beer Week.  Personally, I am spending every possible minute […]

Holiday Happenings in Downtown Tempe

Downtown Tempe is a hub for entertainment, food, drink and lively atmosphere. Mill Ave. has become home to some of the Valley’s hottest restaurants and plays host to a ton of can’t miss annual events. During the holidays there are a […]