Magic and/or food in Phoenix?

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Magic and/or food in Phoenix?

Postby erdnasephile » October 16th, 2015, 6:15 am

I will be in Phoenix, AZ shortly and am wondering if there is anything there magicwise you would recommend to see or do?

Also, I am staying about 5 miles from the airport and will have to eat dinner out every night. Any restaurants you would care to recommend? (I'll eat just about anything).

Many thanks!
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Re: Magic and/or food in Pheonix?

Postby mr_goat » October 16th, 2015, 6:52 am

I had the most amazing mexican food in Tempe. Can't remember the name of the place though.

Hope that helps.

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Re: Magic and/or food in Pheonix?

Postby Jim Riser » October 16th, 2015, 1:30 pm

Try to fit in a performance by Carnival of Illusion to see a unique live performance of magic. Family friendly too!

https://www.carnivalofillusion.com/

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Re: Magic and/or food in Pheonix?

Postby observer » October 16th, 2015, 6:25 pm

Texaz Grill (not a typo)

The Breadfruit & Rum Bar

Pomo Pizzeria

Pizzeria Bianco

Phoenix Public Market Cafe

Richardson's Cuisine of New Mexico

They all have websites with info re location, opening times, etc.

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Re: Magic and/or food in Phoenix?

Postby erdnasephile » October 16th, 2015, 6:41 pm

Awesome--thanks all--I'll look them up. Any more?

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Re: Magic and/or food in Phoenix?

Postby Tom Gilbert » October 16th, 2015, 8:09 pm

When I was in Sedona a few years ago there was a listing of a magic shop somewhere around Phoenix, not sure if it's still there.

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Re: Magic and/or food in Phoenix?

Postby Jim Riser » October 17th, 2015, 2:56 am

For food:
Lucille's Smokehouse BBQ
YC's Mongolian BBQ
La Parrilla Suiza Mexico City type Mexican food

This is Arizona. There are other great Mexican restaurants everywhere you look.
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Re: Magic and/or food in Phoenix?

Postby Fredrick » October 17th, 2015, 10:37 am

Book dealer, Andy Greget, is located in Scottsdale. He doesn't have a website or email so a phone call is required. Easely's Costume and Fun Shop is still in business I believe. The caveat is that it's magic section is small.

Yes - I concur with the others. There are many wonderful restaurants.
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Re: Magic and/or food in Phoenix?

Postby erdnasephile » October 17th, 2015, 12:04 pm

Fredrick: Dumb question before I call: what is the correct pronunciation of Mr. Greget's last name?

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Re: Magic and/or food in Phoenix?

Postby erdnasephile » October 17th, 2015, 12:07 pm

I did find this B & M shop: http://wackyzacksmagic.com/ Anyone know if it is worth visiting?

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Re: Magic and/or food in Phoenix?

Postby Brad Jeffers » October 17th, 2015, 4:50 pm

erdnasephile wrote:Anyone know if it is worth visiting?


Now is that a question you would have asked yourself at age twelve?

Of course not!

So get in touch with your inner child and never pass up the opportunity to visit a real magic shop.

The day might come when this could be your last chance ...

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Re: Magic and/or food in Phoenix?

Postby erdnasephile » October 17th, 2015, 7:06 pm

Good point, Brad.

You're quite right: when I was a kid, I begged my Mom and Dad to take me to see the magic shops in every city we went to on vacation. Saw some wonderful places. Al's Magic in DC stands out--the man himself sold me a copy of "Greater Magic"--had to borrow some cash from the peeps for that one, but I thought I had literally found the Holy Grail!

However, as an adult, some shops I've been to in my travels have unfortunately been gross disappointments, staffed by either the unwelcoming, rude, or unknowledgeable (sometimes all 3 at once). Shoot--even my own local shop has recently stopped letting customers browse books anymore, which makes it nearly pointless for me to go down there after years of buying lots of stuff.

Still, hope springs eternal--perhaps Wacky Zack will indeed restore my faith.
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Re: Magic and/or food in Phoenix?

Postby Tom Gilbert » October 17th, 2015, 7:56 pm

Wacky Zack's has 20% off all Zombies in stock.

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Re: Magic and/or food in Phoenix?

Postby erdnasephile » October 17th, 2015, 8:26 pm

Awesome! I'm there! :D

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Re: Magic and/or food in Phoenix?

Postby Fredrick » October 18th, 2015, 8:28 pm

Excellent question - I have only spoke to him in person at his booth at MagiFest. I just called him Andy.
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