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7 Super Cool Phoenix Restaurants That Are Totally Worth The Drive

One of them serves rattlesnake.😳

7 Unique Restaurants In Phoenix That Are Worth The Trip

If you're looking to try something new but don't necessarily want to travel far, this list has some perfect suggestions. These unique restaurants in Phoenix all offer something individual that you won't find elsewhere. It's worth driving across The Valley to check these out. 

Whether you're looking for something adventurous, something quaint, or something altogether wild, this list is full of exciting spots in the city.

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You can check out the romantic backyard farm spot for a date night with your boo, or have a girl's night with your BFF at a rooftop garden full of tropical birds. 

Not only are these places exceptionally cool, but they're also dishing up some of the best food around. You probably want to come hungry!

The Perch Brewery 

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Cuisine: American

Address: 232 S. Wall St., Chandler, AZ

Why You Need To Go: This rooftop eatery has colorful exotic rescue birds, giving the place major tropical vibes.

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Taco Guild

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Cuisine: Mexican

Address: 546 E. Osborn Rd., Phoenix, AZ

Why You Need To Go: Set in an old church, this taco joint serves up some fantastic food (and much more). 

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Rustler's Rooste

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Cuisine: American/Barbecue

Address:8383 S. 48th St., Phoenix, AZ

Why You Need To Go: This old Western restaurant has spectacular views and serves rattlesnake on the menu.

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Organ Stop Pizza

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Cuisine: Italian

Address: 1149 E. Southern Ave., Mesa, AZ

Why You Need To Go: Listen to the world's largest theater organ while you enjoy some phenomenal pizza.

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Hanny's 

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Cuisine: American

Address: 40 N. 1st St., Phoenix, AZ

Why You Need To Go: Located in an old department store, this stylish restaurant has a spooky elevator shaft, wild bathrooms, and even a secret basement.

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Quiessence At The Farm 

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Cuisine: American

Address: 6106 S. 32nd St., Phoenix, AZ

Why You Need To Go: Set in a historic home, you'll feel like you're fine dining in someone's backyard.

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Two Hippies Beach House

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Cuisine: Mexican

Address: 501 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ

Why You Need To Go: This beach shack in the desert has an old VW van parked out front and serves up some delicious tacos. 

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Give your taste buds an adventure and check out these unique restaurants in The Valley.

Après 1 000 jours de détention en Chine, les deux Canadiens Michael Kovrig et Michael Spavor qui affolent la toile depuis près de trois ans, sont de retour au pays, ce 25 septembre.

« L'avion transportant Michael Kovrig et Michael Spavor a quitté l'espace aérien chinois. Après une épreuve extrêmement difficile, ils rentrent chez eux. Merci à chacune des personnes et tous nos partenaires dans le monde qui ont aidé à obtenir leur libération », a fait savoir sur Twitter, Justin Trudeau, le premier ministre du Canada, ce 24 septembre. Mais, si tu te demandes pourquoi ces deux citoyens ont été arrêtés et, voici tout ce que tu dois savoir.

Pourquoi ont-ils été en détention aussi longtemps ?

C'est en décembre 2018 que tout bascule pour Michael Spavor et Michael Kovrig, lorsqu'un différent politique éclate entre la Chine, les États-Unis et le Canada.

Alors que Meng Wanzhoula directrice financière de Huawei venait d'être arrêtée, ce 1er décembre, à la demande des États-Unis pour fraude bancaire, l'homme d'affaires Michael Spavor et l'ancien diplomate Michael Kovrig ont quant à eux été placés en détention en Chine pour espionnage le 13 décembre de la même année.

Spavor était incarcéré au centre de Dandong, près de la frontière de la Corée du Nord, et Kovrig était lui placé dans un établissement de Pékin. Leurs peines duraient depuis plus de trois ans, lorsqu'ils ont été libérés.

Et même si la Chine n'a jamais voulu reconnaitre un lien entre ses arrestations, de l'autre côté du Pacifique, les Canadien.nes et les Américain.es trouvaient qu'il y avait corrélation entre ces affaires.

Comment s'est passée leur libération ?

Pendant ce temps, les États-Unis demandaient l'extradition pour Meng Wanzhou, la boss de Huawei, qui était alors assignée à résidence à Vancouver.

Il aura fallu attendre août 2021, pour que Michael Spavor ait enfin le droit a un procès dans un tribunal chinois. Il a d'ailleurs été reconnu coupable d'avoir divulgué des secrets d'État et d'espionnage. Il a été condamné à 11 ans de prison et expulsé de la Chine.

Le procès de Michael Kroving s'était lui déroulé en mars dernier et l'accusé devait répondre aux mêmes chefs d'accusation.

Notons qu'en août 2021, le secrétaire d'état américain, Antony Blinken avait apporté son soutien aux Canadiens : « Nous appelons Beijing à immédiatement libérer Michael Spavor et Michael Kovrig, tous deux détenus de manière arbitraire depuis plus de deux ans et demi. Des individus ne sont pas une monnaie d'échange », avait-il tweeté.

Comment s'est passé leur retour au pays ?

Il aura fallu attendre que la Cour suprême de Colombie-Britannique conclut une entente entre Meng Wanzhou et la justice américaine pour que les trois protagonistes obtiennent leur libération.

Justin Trudeau a accueilli les deux hommes avec une grande accolade lors de leurs arrivées à l'aéroport de Calgary, en Alberta, cette matinée du 25 septembre à 8 h.

Michael Kovrig, devra encore patienter avant de retrouver sa famille puisqu'il doit prendre un autre vol pour Toronto dans la matinée.

Another big Lotto Max jackpot is being offered in Canada and there's more money to be won than just the $70 million.

There was no winning ticket sold for the draw on September 24 either for the jackpot or the Maxmillions and so the amount of cash that's up for grabs has gone up.

The Lotto Max draw on September 28 will have a jackpot of $70 million along with 13 Maxmillions prizes that are worth $1 million each. That works out to a total prize pool of $83 million.

For anybody who wants to try their luck at winning the $70 million or the $1 million prizes, tickets for this draw will be sold until 10:30 p.m. ET on September 28.

If the jackpot isn't won then, the total prize pool will continue to get bigger with more Maxmillions since the grand prize is the highest it can get. We could be in for a repeat of what happened in June when the total reached a record-breaking $140 million!

Seven lucky people joined the list of billionaires in Canada in 2020 and helped to push up the number of the country's wealthy people rise despite the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report.

A billionaire census by Wealth-X reported that there were over 3,000 billionaires in 2020 for the first time in human history, an increase of 13.4%, seven of whom are Canadian.

As of 2021, Wealth-X said that 53 of the world's 3,204 billionaires are Canadian and worth a combined $100 billion, putting the country in 13th place for the most total billionaires (between Brazil in 12th and the United Arab Emirates in 14th). In 2020's census, Canada had 46 billionaires.

The United States has far and away the most billionaires at 927, more than twice that of second-place China's 410.

According to the report, four of the world's five-richest people are American: Jeff Bezos (1), Elon Musk (2), Bill Gates (4) and Mark Zuckerberg (5). The third-richest person is France's Bernard Arnault, while no Canadian billionaires cracked the top 15.

An Oxfam report from earlier in 2021 said that Canada's billionaires had upped their wealth by almost $63.5 billion since the start of the pandemic.

Calgary

Justin Trudeau Welcomed The Two Michaels Back To Canada With Hugs At The Calgary Airport

Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor had been detained in China for almost three years.

The two Michaels who were detained in China for over 1,000 days have returned to Canada and they were personally greeted by Justin Trudeau.

According to CBC News, Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor landed at the airport in Calgary just before 8 a.m. ET on September 25 onboard a Royal Canadian Air Force plane. Live video from CTV News showed Trudeau waiting on the tarmac in the darkness of the morning as the two Michaels got out of the aircraft.

The prime minister spoke with the Canadians and other officials for a while before sharing hugs with both Kovrig and Spavor.

Trudeau announced on September 24 that the two men had boarded a plane in China at 7:30 p.m. ET and were on the way home to Canada. "These two men have gone through an unbelievably difficult ordeal," he said.

It is widely believed that they were arbitrarily detained in China in 2018 as retaliation for Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou being arrested in Canada on behalf of authorities in the U.S.

Trudeau's announcement on the two Michaels' release came just hours after Meng reached an agreement with U.S. authorities and an extradition case against her was dropped, according to CBC News.

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Willie Garson's Cause Of Death Was Pancreatic Cancer, His Family Says In His Obituary

The Sex and the City actor passed away at the age of 57.

Days after his passing was announced, Willie Garson's cause of death has been revealed by his family.

In an obituary for Garson published by The New York Times on September 23, it was said that the actor died at the age of 57 at his home in L.A. due to pancreatic cancer.

Over the last four decades, Garson appeared in more than 300 TV shows and 70 films, including Sex and the City. Recently, he had been reprising his role as Stanford Blatch in And Just Like That, an upcoming revival of the show.

On September 24, fellow Sex and the City actor Sarah Jessica Parker posted a touching tribute to Garson on Instagram. "It's been unbearable," she said of his passing. "Willie. I will miss everything about you. And replay our last moments together. I will re-read every text from your final days and put to pen our last calls."

In the obituary, his family requested that any donations to be made in his name go to the Alliance for Children's Rights, which facilitates adoptions in L.A. County, because it holds a special place in his family since Garson adopted his son Nathen in L.A. in 2010.

Garson's death was first reported on September 21. At the time, it was said that he died after a short illness while surrounded by his family.

Toronto

An Ontario Woman Got Charged With Impaired Driving After She Crashed Her Car Into An LCBO

She was four times over the legal limit of blood alcohol concentration.

A 60-year-old Thunder Bay woman is facing charges after she crashed her vehicle into the side of an LCBO building on Wednesday afternoon, police say.

Thunder Bay Police were dispatched to the LCBO at 969 Fort William Rd. at around 1:20 p.m. following reports of a motor vehicle collision that had just occurred, according to a news release.

"When officers approached the motorist, they observed several signs of impairment," the release read. "The driver was subsequently arrested and transported to the TBPS headquarters at 1200 Balmoral Street for further evaluation."

Police found she had "a blood alcohol concentration of 320 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood" — which is four times over the legal limit.

According to police, the driver was charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, operation of a motor vehicle while impaired, and operation of a motor vehicle while impaired blood alcohol concentration.

Harvest season is here, but it's not all about apples and pumpkins. This Ontario winery is full of bright red cranberry marshes, and you can actually splash through a sea of berries this fall.

Muskoka Lakes Farm & Winery is bringing back its annual Cranberry Plunge starting September 25.

You can pull on a pair of chest waders and get lost in a sea of floating cranberries for a totally unique autumn experience.

Other harvest actives available at the winery include wagon tours, trails filled with fall colours, wine and cheese on the patio, and more.

Reservations are available online and must be booked in advance. Don't forget to bring an extra pair of socks with you!

Cranberry Plunge

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Price: $20 + per person

When: September 25 - October 24, 2021

Address: 1074 Cranberry Rd., Bala, ON

Why You Need To Go: Plunge into a sea of floating cranberries for a unique fall adventure.

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Fall is one of the most beautiful times to take a stroll, and these spots around Toronto will whisk you away to Central Park.

While it may not be New York, the quaint bridges, tree-lined pathways, and ponds at these places have similar vibes and are especially beautiful during the autumn season.

Mill Pond

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Price: Free

Address: Mill Pond, Milton, ON

Why You Need To Go: Mill Pond's short loop will take you around a pond where you can see all the fall colours reflected.

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High Park

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Price: Free

Address: 1873 Bloor St. W., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: This park explodes with colour every autumn, and while it may not be New York City, it certainly has the vibes.

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Spencer Gorge Conservation Area

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Price: $10 reservation fee, $5 per person

Address: Harvest Road, Dundas, ON

Why You Need To Go: The Webster Falls walk at this conservation area will lead you past a cobblestone bridge, and you can imagine you're strolling through Central Park as you cross it. A reservation is required in advance.

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Victoria Park

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Price: Free

Address: 32 Dill St., Kitchener, ON

Why You Need To Go: This historic park features an iron bridge, towering trees, and a beautiful pavilion.

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Claireville Conservation Area

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Price: Free

Address: 8180 Hwy. 50, Brampton, ON

Why You Need To Go: Described as an "urban oasis," this area is full of valleys, forests, and wetlands.

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Guild Park

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Price: Free

Address: 201 Guildwood Pkwy., Scarborough, ON

Why You Need To Go: Featuring a number of regal sculptures and architecture, this park is even more stunning during the fall season.

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The Arboretum

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Price: Free

Address: 200 Arboretum Rd., Guelph, ON

Why You Need To Go: Boasting 400 acres of tree-lined pathways and natural beauty, this spot is a dreamy place for a walk on a crisp autumn day.

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