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Dining tips for ASU downtown Phoenix students (and the rest of you too!)

While this article is focused on downtown ASU students, the tips are relevant for anybody who lives, works and/or plays in downtown Phoenix.

[Source: Kelly Green, New Times Chow Bella]

​Downtown Phoenix has come a long way in a short period of time. Anyone who’s been around longer than an ASU freshman can tell you that. But the dining scene for students still leaves a bit to be desired. Here are our tips for feeding yourself, these first few weeks of school.

Source: Kelly Green, Phoenix New Times

1. Become a Coupon Clipper Printer

Little known fact: downtownphoenix.com has tons of special deals and coupons on local restaurants and businesses, just select the option from the “What to do” tab and print away.

2. Be Picky About Your On-Campus Eating

There are two restaurants in the bottom of the Cronkite School at 555 N. Central Avenue: Subway and El Portal. Subway is good for a few meals, then all of the sudden one day you walk in and never want to smell that bread again. And El Portal has earned quite a reputation locally for its health inspections, which you might want to check out here.​

Our pick for an on campus meal?

ASU’s Taylor Place (120 East Taylor Street) offers lunch and dinner to everyone, not just students or dorm residents. A little more than $8 will get you an hour of bottomless food and drinks at the buffet-style cafeteria, which has offers a pizza station, salad and fruit bars, pastries, and made-to-order sandwiches. Sit outside on the patio for less of a rowdy high school cafeteria experience, unless of course, that is your thing.

The places you should be going and our coffee picks, after the jump. Read the rest of this entry

Epicurious.com returns to farmers’ markets nationwide (first stop, Phoenix)

[Source: PRNewswire] — For the second year in a row, Epicurious.com is hitting the road to visit farmers’ markets across the United States, offering seasonal recipes, advice from editors on using local ingredients, as well as free tote bags and gifts.  First stop: the Downtown Phoenix Public Market on Wednesday, July 22.

In seven of the country’s major cities, Epicurious.com editors will have a booth at select farmers’ markets, giving away recipes printed on reusable cards, based on ingredients that are currently in season at that market, such as green beans and summer squash in Phoenix, apricots and avocados in San Diego, and blueberries and tomatoes in Washington, DC.  To discover what’s available in your local farmers’ market at any time of the year, consult Epicurious.com’s interactive Seasonal Ingredient Map[Note: Read the full press release at Epicurious.com returns to farmers’ markets nationwide (first stop, Phoenix)]