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Flagstaff’s Best Dog Friendly Summer Patios

Written by: Rachel Stevens I don’t think it’s actually possible for me to put into words how much I love Flagstaff summer, but suffice it to say I love it a LOT. Between its community farmer’s markets, weekend Movies on the Square, and hiking trails galore, summer Flagstaff is like Cinderella to its ugly seasonal stepsisters. In honor of my very last Flagstaff summer (*tear*), and because dogs and Flagstaff summers go together like gin & juice, I’ve decided another pup-tastic piece...

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A Flagstaff Spring Survival Guide

Written by: Rachel Stevens I thought I knew a lot about Flagstaff before I moved here. I “knew” it was really high up. (True.) I “knew” it was really expensive. (Also true. *sigh*) I “knew” it couldn’t be too hard to get a job. (LOL.) And I “knew” what to expect with the weather. That last one was true…mostly. What I didn’t know about–and no one warned me about–was Flagstaff springtime. Yes, you still have your flowers and sunshine and beers on the patio....

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Beer After Exercise: The Best Recovery Drink

Keep Flag Happy exists to help you find the best deals and happy hours around town. Everyone knows that. But did you know that our other prime directive is to help you feel good about the alcohol you consume, and the time you spend doing it? No? Well…trust me, it’s there. Bold letters. With that said, give me your attention, my fellow happy hour kin–I’ve made a discovery that will change the way you recover from exercise. Forget juice, energy drinks, and other lame...

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7 Flagstaff Vegetarian Sammies You Just Have to Try

By: Emily Hoover I’ve been a vegetarian for the past six years (I celebrated my anniversary in March with beer and guacamole). It’s a choice I made back in college for health reasons, environmental reasons, and because I just love fruits and vegetables and not wearing shoes. I know my lifestyle works for me; it keeps me away from most fast food. But I also know from traveling across the country, attending work parties with clueless colleagues, and spending the last 15 years in the...

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Drinking with Children: Flag’s Top 4 Kid-Friendly Bars

My daughter Isabel and I have been on a mission–nay quest–to find The Bar: the one perfect place where we can both go, both enjoy ourselves, and yes, both get the perfect drink. Our criteria are a little different of course: I want a nice glass of wine or a well-poured beer on tap, and Iz…well, she just wants cherries suspended in some sort of non-descript liquid. We do manage to agree on some extras that a bar should have. Like the ability for Isabel to stay interested for...

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Top 3 Reasons Why You’re the Best Date in Flag

Written by: Rachel Stevens At some point every semester, I ask my composition students a question: Do you feel comfortable taking yourself out to dinner or a movie? And I am always sadder than a comma splice when their answers come in, because nearly every one of them say no. Their reasons vary: It would be weird to sit alone somewhere. They don’t know how to keep themselves company. People might look at them strangely. “But you’re in Flagstaff,” I reply, “It takes a lot for anyone to...

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Top 5 Flagstaff Breakfast Restaurants

By: Emily Hoover I have a love-hate relationship with winter in northern Arizona. One week, I’m wearing a cardigan and flats, enjoying the cloudless, breezy, sunny days; and the next, because of a cold front producing snow, sleet, and/or freezing rain, I’m donning an Icelandic beanie, pea coat, and boots, trekking to class through fresh powder or on a sheet of ice. No, this is not a fashion piece. I like to write about what I know. And if there’s one thing on this earth I know, it’s...

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