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If you're looking for a shop unlike any other you've ever seen, than you need Curious Nature. At this intriguing little store, you'll find all kinds of natural history specimens and items. Whether you're looking for mounted insects like colorful beetles and butterflies, animal skulls, turtle shells or crystals, you can find it at Curious Nature. For the extra curious, there are even wet specimens for sale like preserved centipedes and rattlesnakes in jars.
When in the city, visit Lo-Lo's Chicken & Waffles run by the grandson of the Phoenix soul food legend Mrs. Elizabeth White. This place is always packed with hungry locals craving some old-fashioned soul food, complete with all the trimmings of collard greens to mashed potatoes. It has even been visited by celebrities like Shaquille O'Neal, Amare Stoudemire and many more. The boisterous and unpretentious setting is made up of several small rooms still laid out as part of the original house, all packed with tables full of diners. The waffles are light and fluffy, and the chicken is fried to perfection! After your main plate is cleared away and if you still have room, be sure to try the red velvet cake along with some sweet tea.
Many people consider the burrito to be the most perfect food: the combination of rice, beans delicious protein and salas all wrapped up in a delicate tortilla. At PHX Burrito House, you can get huge burritos stuffed full of delicious meats like pork in green chile, shredded beef, shrimp and more. They also serve up tacos and quesadillas for those with slightly lesser appetites.
The inconspicuous Fry Bread House has major fan following that even includes legendary chef and food writer, James Beard. Fry Bread, a Native American specialty, is a delicious, fluffy pillow of perfectly fried dough topped with a variety of options like chorizo and green chile beef as well as vegetarian options. The Fry Bread House also cooks up delicious stews and for the sweet tooth, even does dessert fry breads. Don't miss out on your chance to try this regional specialty.
Wide World of Maps, Inc. is your one stop shop for every map imaginable. With stores in and around Arizona, they offer a good selection of books and recreational maps, travel guides and even cookbooks. They also have map design services to create original maps as per customer specifications. Large-sized laminating services are available here as well. Featuring more than 30,000 items, you can shop online or enjoy a more personal experience at their retail outlet.
If you're looking for some hot, authentic fry bread in Metro Phoenix, just look for the truck that says Emerson Fry Bread on the side. The the delicious, puffy fried dough topped with a range of tasty Mexican dishes from carne asada to green chile chicken and cochinita pibil to sweet fry breads with honey and powdered sugar.
Located in Phoenix's Arcadia neighborhood, La Grande Orange or more affectionately known as LGO is a spot where you can get high-quality organic pastas, cheeses and wines. The adjacent LGO Pizzeria provides light bites such as sandwiches, salads, burgers and pizza alongside beverage like green tea, lattes, smoothies, etc. The food is delicious and service great, reasons why it is often difficult to find parking in front of the shop. If you want a more formal dinner service, check out Postino Arcadia right behind the grocery, this restaurant provides valet service.
Chicago-bred Frank and Ron Dazzo hit gold by selecting the perennially weather-friendly city of Phoenix to open their dream hot dog place. Dazzo's Dog House opened its doors in 1979 and has since established itself as an institution for hotdogs in Phoenix. From the classic hot dog and chili dog to the more inventive beer sausage, Bratwurst and Polish, the fare has been a favorite among generations of patrons. Also on the menu are Italian Beef Sandwiches, burgers, burritos and sides of onion rings.
For a taste of the Caribbean, there are few places better in the Phoenix Metro area than Cuban Foods Bakery & Restaurant. Of course the first thing most people think of when they think of Cuban food is the Cubano sandwich, and they make a mean one. However, they also serve up dishes like the classic ropa vieja, tostones and papas rellenas. And of course, as this place is a bakery as well, don't miss out on the sweets and pastries made right in house.
When in Rome, do as the Romans do. So pop on into Cowtown Boots and pick up a new pair of shiny, real leather cowboy boots! These gorgeous, handcrafted boots come in all shapes and sizes. Cowtown Boots is known for carrying a wide selection of western boots that are handmade from start to finish. Fine, stamped, embroidered leather accentuates each and every pair. Boots range from simple western casuals, to boots with all the bells and whistles. You'll even find a selection of Ariats here, a popular brand for working cowboys!
In business for over 20 years, this tailoring and clothing company sure knows how to make men look their best. From suits, separates, and accessories, Brothers Tailors & Clothing Co. has everything you need for any type of event. They even employ European Master Tailor's to ensure the perfect fit.
With over 1000 imported cigars, 600 beers and 350 single malt scotch brands, Magnum's offers their clientele a whole new experience in the world of indulgences. The exhaustive range of cigars, alcohol and tobacco on sale are a treat for connoisseurs. And for those who do not want to buy, there is an equally exhaustive list of cigars and alcohol on the menu to choose from. One can even get their cigar and drink combination selected by expert mixologists.