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Phoenix Taco » 2010 » September

Racial Map of Phoenix from 2000 census

Red is White, Orange is Hispanic, Blue is Black, and Green is Asian. Each dot represents 25 people. Information taken from the 2000 census. This includes Peoria, Glendale, Tempe, Mesa, Scottsdale and Surprise. Map created by Eric Fischer. You can see maps for other U.S. cities at his flickr.

Joereal Elliot’s Rainbow

Thanks to Claire Lawton and others of Phoenix New Time‘s culture blog, Jackalope Ranch, mural artists are being given some serious attention due to their new series– Mural City. Here, Joereal Elliot’s new mural is shown on the side of Five15 Gallery.

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John Fair’s collection of “Killhouettes”

John Fair lives in Tempe and owns ThumbprintAZ Silkscreeners on 41 W Southern Ave where he has worked for over 20 years. His collection of dark humoured, Victorian-esque framed artwork, titled “Killhouettes”  is perfect as decoration or gifts for the upcoming Halloween season– and at an affordable price! Check out the original designs at his website www.Killhouettes.com

Lalo cota/Serp/Dose ► Central

9th Ave & Grand

Gubernatorial Debate, Jan Brewer stumbles

In case you missed it, Arizona’s gubernatorial debate was held earlier this month. Governor Jan Brewer gave us an amusing, yet disappointing show when she stumbled over her opening statement, resulting in a painful 15 seconds of silence.

However, that may not have been her biggest display of incompetency during the debate. At one point, Terry Goddard confronts Brewer, saying she is falsely portraying Arizona as a violent state by her claim that headless bodies have been found along the Southern border. After, Brewer ignores reporters’ requests to comment, as seen in the video below.

Phoenix New Times!

Thank you to Claire Lawton of Phoenix New Times for featuring Phoenix Taco in their weekly “Blogs That Make Us Happy” on their culture website!

“He says he’s always kept up with the happenings on LAtaco.com, a blog dedicated to the lifestyle, street art and taco stands in Los Angeles, and that he knew Phoenix could use a version of its own. So he made a couple emails.

A few months later, with the permission of LATaco he’s a one-man blogging machine — armed with a camera and tips from the community. His blog features a variety of street art, event fliers and refers to local arts news stories, though he admits to still being on the hunt for a few good taco shops to cover.”

View the article on their website here

ENUF Protest Art ► Grand Ave

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El Mac ~ 7th Ave & Grand


Banana guts!

Arizona Bike Polo ~ Tempe

I know what you’re thinking– what the hell is bike polo? Well, it’s only a game so awesome that Olympic historians suspect Ancient Greeks held tournaments on Mount Olympus in honor of Zeus– and the Mayans rated it more intense than their sacrificial deadly ball games. Matches are held weekly on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesdays at various locations around Tempe/Phoenix. Players of all levels are welcome. Check out the facebook page for more info or the Phoenix Bike Polo blog