- Favorite Restaurant: Havana Cafe.
$3 Mojitos on Mondays? Yes. And these are the best Mojitos I've ever had in my life. And the food is delicious. The only bad part is that I only end up here for special occasions - so that means once a year. I cannot stress enough how delicious this food is.
- Favorite Bar: Robbie Foxs Public House. (Or as I call it - SHOBBIE SHOX'S)
This is my go-to bar. Someone asks where I want to meet up and I always respond, "SHOBBIE'S!" I have spent many summer afternoons on the patio, drinking Magner's. And Jameson for $3 for Happy Hour? Yes. Please. Also, the food is delicious too. I've gotten the French Onion Soup on special before and it was so amazing.
Robbie's is dog friendly on the patio. And, there is live music on the weekends. The only bad part is that it turns into Club Robbie's on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights after 10. That's when it gets super packed and the music gets way too loud and really terrible. So, my solution is just to start there so I can leave before it gets too frat-boy on me.
- Favorite Sandwich: The Boars' Head Turkey and Brie at La Bocca Pizzeria.
I would also suggest grabbing a glass of their sangria here as well because it is delicious too. Honestly. This sandwich is my world. It has turkey, brie, and fig. And the bread - holy hell. This place is on Mill Ave in Tempe and is a little spendy, but I think it's definitely worth it.
- Favorite Place to Run: the canal.
Arizona has canals. Everywhere. And they make great running trails. The portion of canal next to my apartment isn't right up next to the road, so I don't have to worry about people gawking at me while I run and there are usually other runners and walkers out there too - so I definitely feel safe.
- Favorite Drink: Paper Route at Handlebar.
Another place I love on Mill. I sense a theme. The first time I went to Handlebar was on my 23rd birthday. It had just recently opened and I'm all for trying out new bars on Mill before they close. I noticed the Paper Route on the menu and I think all of us ordered one. I have also been known to make them at parties for unsuspecting guests. I say it is the quintessential American drink. Others say it is disgusting.
- Favorite Bagel: Lox Stock and Bagel.
I have been going here since I was a baby. And no, it's no New York bagel but that has to do with the water. Honestly, this is the place for people in the area. Everyone knows what you're talking about when you say you want to go to Lox.
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