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Friday, November 24, 2017

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Fun family dining destinations in greater Phoenix

When the weekend finally rolls around, most families are eager to spend some quality time together after long days at the office and non-stop school-year schedules. Dining out fits the bill. But it’s not always easy. Kids quickly get bored waiting for their food when faced with the standard in restaurant entertainment: three crayons and […]

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Mexico’s Rocky Point: A fall break destination

I hadn’t been to Rocky Point in more than 20 years, when the roads were rough and resorts were sparse. Today, the popular vacation destination offers ample oceanfront vacation options, and the beaches are amazing — clean, walkable stretches of sand, warm gentle water, active tide pools. I have friends who regularly take their kids […]

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San Diego caters to families with “kids free” deals all month in October

Every October, San Diego reaches out to families with free deals for kids — including free admission to major attractions such as the San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld. Many hotels offer kids-eat-free deals or gifts at check-in. In all, there are more than 100 Kids Free October offers listed on the tourism website sandiego.org. Here […]

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5 Valley food trucks families will love

food trucks

Tired of cooking? Try a new twist on the restaurant experience by visiting one of the Valley’s food trucks. These mobile eateries offer a variety of foods—from waffles and grilled cheese sandwiches to gourmet burgers and veggie sushi—that will satisfy any family’s taste buds. Food trucks are always on the move, so check websites to […]

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Good Food Finder helps Arizona families “eat local”

Good Food Finder, u-pick farms, Local First Arizona

If the idea of taking your kids to the farm to pick their own apples or gather greens from a garden appeals to you, there’s a new tool to help you do just that. Good Food Finder lists resources for locally grown and produced foods along with local, “homegrown” restaurants and shops. Sponsored by the Local […]

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Five Arizona family day trips

When you’re coping with brutal Phoenix summers, you need a change of scenery to remind you that summer is supposed to be fun. Each of these five family-friendly destinations is just a short road trip away—less than two hours’ drive time—and guaranteed to be 15 to 20 degrees cooler than Phoenix. So hop in the […]

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Forty years of food, friendship and family

Forty years ago, Earl and Dort Mettler packed up their young family and left a hectic California lifestyle behind. Earl didn’t mind leaving his thriving insurance career; instead of spending hours on busy freeways, he wanted to spend time with his family. When he arrived in Phoenix, he scanned classified ads in the newspaper until […]

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Four ways you and Macaroni Grill can help stop childhood hunger

Romano’s Macaroni Grill® has partnered with Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry to work toward ending child hunger in America. The goal is to connect kids to 1 Million Meals through a platform that includes in-restaurant promotions, social sharing activations and a blogger call-to-action. According to statistics released this month by the U.S. Department of […]

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Extreme Pita provides extremely health meals for kids

Extreme Pita in the Scottsdale 101 Shopping Center has joined “Kids LiveWell,” a nationwide initiative to highlight restaurants’ commitment to healthy eating. Kids LiveWell menu options at Extreme Pita have been adapted to follow USDA Dietary Guidelines. They include: • BBQ4U Pita with Baked Pita Chips, 290 Calories, 3g of Fat • Beefosauraus Rex Pita with […]

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"Neighborhood Nights" offer discounts and family fun

Up to two kids per adult can eat for $2 at “Neighborhood Nights” at Bueno Burger Mex American Grill. The central Scottsdale restaurant creates a family environment from 5 to 9pm each Tuesday. Board games and a community table are set up to encourage conversations and the sports-focused television in the dining room remains off. […]

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