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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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Puppy Love: A Flagstaff Doggy Date Guide

Written by: Rachel Stevens I can’t tell you what I love most about her. Maybe it’s those big, brown eyes. Maybe it’s the way she steals my pillow in the mornings. Or maybe it’s how she literally cries with joy every time I come home. No, I can’t tell you what I love most about her. But if I had to pick one thing, it’d probably be her tail. Before visions of fursuits dance in your heads, I should probably clarify—the one for whom this article is written, the fuzzy beast that even...

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Flagstaff Valentine’s Day: A Love Letter to “Restaurants”

Written by: Kama Shockey Seeing as how it is Valentine’s Day and the cute blonde my daughter played pool with last month did not in fact sweep me off my feet, I am left pondering what to do on this day for lovers, lusters, and people who need an excuse to drink alone. I figure I will take my daughter out to a “restaurant” where we can both get clear drinks with bright red cherries in them (Sprite for her, straight Vodka for me, please) to celebrate the festivity. Maybe we’ll even...

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A Flagstaff Winter Survival Guide

Written by: Rachel Stevens When I first moved to Flagstaff, my New Jersey friends were jealous of my exodus to Arizona. “Say hi to the palm trees,” they sighed. “Guess you’ll have to retire your snow boots,” they jeered. Little did they know. It’s not Flagstaff’s fault, really. Altitude is a bitch. And unlike my blissfully ignorant friends, I was fully aware what living at 7,000 feet would mean: freezing winters. I did not retire the snow boots. I did not make besties with a...

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5 New Years Drinking Resolutions

I have two sets of New Years Resolutions this year. I have my first set, the boring New Years resolutions like fitness goals or career milestones that I’m going to ignore until I’ve forgotten about them completely as I settle back into my static life of stagnancy. Hurray! Then there’s the second set, my New Years Drinking resolutions, which are way more fun and actually provide something to strive for. Allow me to share. And yes, they’re a little late, but 2015 is a...

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