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Phoenix Taco » 2010 » October

A Place to See Jewelry

Check out the custom made, hand crafted jewelry of A Place To See, created by Stephen Rosa Jr., based out of Scottsdale, AZ. The necklaces feature vintage 1970’s maps of cities/countries tailored to your sentimental choosing. You can place an order online or visit Hub Clothing in Scottsdale to see the jewelry.

“We hope that this piece of jewelry will motivate you to not only travel the world, but to also follow your own map along the way.”

Dumperfoo Has a Posse

Chet Lawton

Check out Dumperfoo at The Forgotten this Thursday, as seen below

The Forgotten at 5 & 6 Gallery

Thursday, Oct. 28th at 5 & 6 Gallery

“Stay True and Stop Fakin the Funk”



UGHOG ~ Dirty Dubstep Blog

Run by Phoenix DJ/producer Ughog, this site brings you the sickest dubstep you’ve never heard from international artists, as well as letting you in on music events around town, such as DOPE!. Check out The Ughog Blog for all your sampling and listening needs.

The Original Oyster House of Hipsterdom

Casey Moore’s Oyster House of Tempe, AZ, c. 1910.
Thanks to Jackalope Ranch for sharing.

Arizona Taco Festival Winner!

On October 9th, the Arizona Taco Festival was held at the Scottsdale Waterfront. Sombrero-wearing donkeys and lucha libre wrestlers were in attendance! Congratulations to Barrio Cantina (4731 E. Cactus Rd.) for taking home 1st Place and a hefty sum over $2,600, part of the grand purse of $7,500!!! They also placed 1st in the seafood, salsa, and guacamole categories! They certainly took home the taco in this competition. You can check out photographs, testimonials, and the winners of each category at the Arizona Taco Festival website.

The Future of First Friday?

Part of the allure and interest in First Friday is the inconsistency. You may be instilled with a reassuring outlook on the arts community in Phoenix one month, creating that warm, fuzzy feeling you get inside in the moments when you truly love your city– and then the next month will be the poorly-planned product of city officials trying to homogenize everything into a tightly-knit carnival. Police officers regularly patrol the vendors, threatening anyone with a citation if they use a driveway, lawn, or sidewalk as make-shift booths without a permit.

Last week, a State Press Magazine article was published, appropriately titled “The Politics of Art: Fighting for First Fridays”, outlining the origins of the art walk in 1994 and how it has slowly progressed into an uncertain battle between art galleries/business owners, city officials, and non-profit organizations.

“First Fridays is not going back to how it was– it’s going to evolve.”
T.J. Jordan, Revolver Records

Brainforest Poetry & Live Painting

Every second Wednesday of the month, open mic poetry and slam sessions are held at That 70’s Hookah Bar & Lounge on Camelback & Central Ave in North Phoenix, also featuring live art. Painting by Chet Lawton.


La Frontera Comida Mexicana ~ Central

Let it be known, Phoenix Taco does not support Jack in the Box, Del Taco, Taco Bell, or Filiberto’s for your late night comida mexicana cravings. Taco trucks in abandoned dirt lots are one of the things that truly makes this country great.

La Frontera– 16th and Van Buren
1209 N. 16th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85034