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Small Wonders Phoenix

Small Wonders Phoenix

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1) Little Cleo’s Seafood Legend

Located at The Yard, this hidden gem has seafood flown in daily & was voted Phoenix Magazine’s Top 5 Best New Restaurants in 2013. littlecleos.com

5632 N. 7th St, 602.680.4044
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2) French Grocery

Continental & Creole market. Enjoy pastries, coffee & daily lunch specials, or pick up a freshly prepared meal paired with wine from our expansive selection. frenchgroceryinc.com

5345 N. 7th Ave, 602.277.0101
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3) Windsor

Windsor, the second offering from the Postino family, features highquality wine & beer on tap, Prohibition-era cocktails & casual, upscale bar food. windsoraz.com

5223 N. Central Ave, 602.279.1111
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4) Churn

A nostalgic ice cream parlor, pastry & candy shop. Churn serves up the best parts of your childhood with none of the phony stuff! churnaz.com

5223 N. Central Ave, 602.279.8024
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5) Federal Pizza

Housed in the restored 1950’s First Federal Bank, we specialize in wood-fired pizza, sandwiches, pastas & salads as well as wine, wine coolers & craft beer! federalpizzaphx.com

5210 N. Central Ave, 602.795.2520
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6) Joyride Central

From the minds that created Postino & located next door, Joyride serves up modern Mexican in a lively indoor/outdoor space with a laid back vibe. joyridetacohouse.com

5202 N. Central Ave, 602.274.8226

7) Postino Central

Unique, approachable wines; simple delicious food prepared with local ingredients; a warm, edgy culture that brings everyone together. $5 glasses of wine & pitchers of beer daily, 11-5! postinowinecafe.com

5144 N. Central Ave, 602.274.5144
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8) Practical Art

Friendly place for artisan-made gifts, 100% locally made. Useful glass, ceramic, fiber & wood. Kitchenwares, soap, furniture, jewelry & more. Many fun, free events. practical-art.com

5070 N. Central Ave, 602.264.1414
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9) All About Books & Comics

Over one million new & vintage comics from Amazing Spider-man to Zorro! Toys, gifts, etc. Providing Arizona the best service & selection for 32 years. allaboutcomics.com

5060 N. Central Ave, 602.277.0757
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10) Cowtown Skateboards

Skateboarders serving skateboarders & the local community since ’97. Offering the largest selection & lowest prices. Served up with passion for what we love...skateboarding! cowtownskateboards.com

5024 N. Central Ave, 602.212.9687
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11) Halo Piercing

Dedicated to providing clients with an extraordinary experience. Expert piercers & knowledgeable staff to ensure health, safety & cleanliness remain a top priority. halopiercing.com

10 W. Camelback Rd, 602.230.0044
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12) Arizona Hi-Fi

Arizona’s largest selection of turntables on display as well as speakers. Specializing in High Performance Stereo Systems since 1994. tubeaudio.com

10 W. Camelback Rd, 602.264.4434
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13) Frances

A modern boutique with vintage charm. 2006-2013 New Times winner, Best Boutique. Open 7 days, M-Sat 10-6 & Sun 12-5. francesvintage.com

10 W. Camelback Rd, 602.279.5467
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14) Stinkweeds

Selling new & used music for over 25 years., Stinkweeds carries vinyl, CDs, DVDs, books & magazines. Over 80 listening stations. Buy, sell, trade. stinkweeds.com

12 W. Camelback Rd, 602.248.9461
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15) Changing Hands

Independent booksellers since 1974. Ten-time New Times Best of Phoenix winner. Phoenix location features First Draft Wine & Beer Bar. Books, gifts, author events. changinghands.com

300 W. Camelback Rd., 602.274.0067
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16) Smelly Dog & Green Bone Bakery

A modern dog market. Healthy foods, innovative, eco-friendly, local & USA products. Helpful staff & friendly atmosphere. Fresh bakes, allnatural Green Bone Bakery dog treats. smellydogaz.com

5033 N. 7th Ave, 602.265.6806
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17) The Refuge Cafe

The Refuge is located in the Melrose District. We serve quality coffee, breakfast, lunch & dinner. Craft artisan beer & wine. Happy hour specials daily. therefugeaz.com

4727 N. 7th Ave, 602.265.1725
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18) Maizie’s Cafe

Award winning urban cafe serving delicious lunch & dinner plus brunch on Saturday & Sunday. Happy hour 2 to 6 daily. maiziescafe.com

4750 N. Central Ave, 602.274.2828
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19) Twirl Frozen Yogurt

Amazing, healthy yogurt in a variety of flavors in a hip, funky shop designed after the cool beach hangouts of the ‘60s & ‘70s. Voted Best of the Valley by Phoenix Magazine. twirlfroyo.com

4700 N. Central Ave, 602.264.8010
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20) Hula’s Modern Tiki

Retro-cool restaurant & bar with a modern twist on the ‘50s & ‘60s swanky hot spots. Serving classic tropical cocktails & Polynesian cuisine. Voted Best Happy Hour by Phoenix Magazine. hulasmoderntiki.com

4700 N. Central Ave, 602.265.8454
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21) St. Francis

A chic yet family friendly neighborhood restaurant, St. Francis is committed to using fresh ingredients from local farms. Featuring happy hour everyday, weekend brunch & nightly dinner. stfrancisaz.com

111 E. Camelback Rd, 602.200.8111

22) Urban Cookies Bakeshop

Family-owned bakeshop creating made-from-scratch pastries with local & organic ingredients. We take pride in our quality, old-fashioned values & belief in making a difference in our community. urbancookies.com

4711 N. Seventh St, 602.451.4335
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23) Urban Southwest

Furnishings handcrafted from locally harvested, recycled materials, original art, lighting, accessories, gifts, antique leaded glass, doors & iron gates, as well as custom furniture, art & sewing. urbansouthwest.com

1016 E. Camelback Rd, 602.686.8000

24) Samurai Comics

Feed your inner geek at Samurai Comics’ 4,000 sf superstore! Games, toys, t-shirts, gifts & more! Fun for the whole family. 3 Valley locations. facebook.com/samuraicomics

1051 E. Camelback Rd, 602.265.8886
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25) The Clever Koi

The Clever Koi is a modern Asian food & drink concept that delivers a unique approach to classic flavors featuring dishes from different regions in southeast Asia. thecleverkoi.com

4236 N. Central Ave, 602.222.3474
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26) Figs Home & Garden

Eclectic urban boutique. Asian, Indian, Indonesian & European furnishings, antiques, accessories, garden, chandeliers, found objects, gifts, architectural salvage & Trapp candles. figshomeandgarden.com

4501 N. 7th Ave, 602.279.1443
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27) Retro Ranch

Analog age artifacts. Mid - late century furniture, clothing, art, accessories, books. Honky-Tonk, pinup, cocktail, disco, modern, Danish, Regency, Bohemian, kitsch outrageousiosities. retroranch.net

4303 N. 7th Ave, 602.297.1971
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28) Cleo & Clementine

Dress house specializing in made to measure dressmaking services, party frocks, unique artisan gifts & accessories. Turn everyday into a special occasion! Open Thurs-Sat. cleoandclementine.com

704 W. Montecito Ave, 602.264.5004
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29) Melrose Pharmacy

Independent retail pharmacy specializing in personalized, expedient service, compounding, pain management, state-of-the-art packaging to simplify complicated medication regimens. mymelrosepharmacy.com

706 W. Montecito Ave, 602.277.4714
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30) Antique Sugar Vintage Clothing

Antique Sugar houses an astonishing, ever-revolving collection of designer & off-the-rack vintage fashions from the 1920’s - 1980’s. Sweet vintage threads. Find us on Facebook!

724 W. Indian School Rd, 602.277.5765
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31) Fez

A Phoenix original favorite serving contemporary American cuisine with a Mediterranean influence. Full bar. Patio. Chef specials & daily drink specials. Open 7 days. fezoncentral.com

3815 N. Central Ave, 602.287.8700
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33) Tertio Wine Bar + Urban Beans

Local artisan menu selections with fresh ingredients, this euro-café is a place to bring friends, to relax with Arizona wine, beer, cocktails & espresso too. tertiowinebar.com

3508 N. 7th St, 602.595.2244

34) Taco Guild

A gastropub located in a historic 1950s church, Taco Guild serves streetstyle tacos using local ingredients, hand-crafted cocktails & over 170 tequilas. tacoguild.com

546 E. Osborn Rd, 602.264.4143
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35) Duck And Decanter

Meet me at the Duck! The Valley’s hometown, award-winning sandwich, salad & soup shop set in a comfortable & unique environment since 1972. Free Wi-Fi & parking validation. duckanddecanter.com

1 N. Central Ave, 602.266.6637
3111 N. Central Ave, 602.234.3656
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36) Southwest Gardener

Gorgeous garden art, nature-inspired home décor, seasonal plant events & the very best tools for gardening. You’ll love our workshops too! southwestgardener.com

2809 N. 15th Ave, 602.279.9510
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37) Switch

A midtown joint serving Americana cuisine by Chef Jason Peterson. Local, fresh comfort food featuring international flavors. Open late. $3 drink specials daily, breakfast Sat/Sun! switchofarizona.com

2603 N. Central Ave, 602.264.2295

39) Bunky Boutique

Unique Phoenix fashion. Downtown staple featuring contemporary apparel, accessories, artisan-made jewelry & gifts. Featuring product for women, men & baby. Open M-F 10-6, Sat-Sun 10-5. bunkyboutique.com

1437 N. First St, 602.252.1323
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40) Humble Pie

Starters, salads, sandwiches, pastas & wood-fired pizzas with fresh ingredients & a crust to crave. Warm, upbeat ambiance. Happy hour 3 to 6. humblepieusa.com

2333 N. 7th St, 602.229.1289
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41) Pizza People Pub

Great food, beer & atmosphere! Friendly staff, full bar, pizza, wings, burgers, salads & other pub fare. Gluten free & vegan options available. pizzapeopleaz.com

1326 N. Central Ave, 602.795.7954
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44) Short Leash Hot Dogs

Short Leash is a restaurant, food truck & catering company that specializes in hotdogs & sausages. Our mission is to serve a unique twist on a classic favorite. shortleashhotdogs.com

110 E. Roosevelt St, 602.795.2193
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47) ASU Art Museum International Artist Residency At Combine Studios

The ASU Art Museum brings international artists to live in downtown Phoenix & develop new work in partnership with ASU, community organizations & local artists. asuartmuseum.asu.edu

821 N. Third St, 480.965.2787

48) Bliss Rebar

Rustic contemporary restaurant & bar in historic Roosevelt Row serving up comfort classics & new American standards. Best downtown Phoenix patio. Daily specials. Open 7 days. blissrebar.com

901 N. Fourth St, 602.795.1792

49) Modified Arts

A contemporary gallery with new exhibitions opening every third Friday featuring regional artists. Modified is also home to Local First Arizona. Photo by B. Timmerman. modifiedarts.org

407 E. Roosevelt St, 602.462.5516

50) MADE

MADE is located in the Roosevelt Row artist district & features items made by more than 70 artists including jewelry, ceramics, home goods & books. madephx.com

922 N. Fifth St, 602.256.6233
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51) Phoenix Art Spaces

Emerging & seasoned artists collaborate to create visual, performing & culinary arts. Welcoming & unpretentious, PAS boasts the Aside of Heart Café, theatre & art gallery. phxartspaces.com

901 N. Fifth St, 602.349.3134
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52) Growop

Urban farming meets cooperative retail. Hand-crafted local goods, handselected vintage & USA-made designers. Tues-Sun, noon-7pm; volunteer in the garden Sundays, 10am-noon. facebook.com/growopboutique

902 N. 6th St, 602.714.5256

53) The Welcome Diner

Historic 1940s diner serving farm to table fare & awesome drinks. Open late night. We look forward to serving you! welcomediner.net

924 E. Roosevelt St, 602.495.1111

54) Phoenix Public Market Cafe

Phoenix Public Market Cafe is a downtown urban-hangout featuring fresh market cuisine crafted with seasonal ingredients for breakfast, lunch, full-service dinner & happy hour nightly. phxpublicmarket.com

14 E. Pierce St, 602.253.2700
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55) Cibo Urban Pizzeria Cafe

Set in the heart of the Roosevelt historic district, Cibo offers classic Neopolitan pizza as well as fresh pasta specials & weekend brunch. cibophoenix.com

603 N. Fifth Ave, 602.441.2697

56) Crescent Ballroom

Crescent Ballroom is a mid-sized music venue with live music every day, a lounge with full bar service & a kitchen, Cocina 10, serving a one-of-akind, locally sourced menu developed by Chris Bianco. crescentphx.com

308 N. 2nd Ave, 602.716.2222
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57) Focaccia Fiorentina

Downtown’s favorite for breakfast/lunch/catering, serving fresh & fabulous sandwiches on focaccia bread, amazing pastas, pizzas & authentic tiramisu. Local owned/operated 14 years. Open 6 – 2. focacciafiorentina.com

112 N. Central Ave, 602.252.0007

Additional SmallWonder Listings

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Additional Phoenix Small Wonder Listings

32) Schreiner’s Sausage Company

schreinerssausage.com

3601 N. 7th Street, 602.265.2939
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38) Shine Coffee

shinecoffee.com

10 W. Vernon Ave, 602.625.6322
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42) Irish Cultural Center

azirish.org

1106 N. Central Ave, 602.258.0109
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43) The Nash Jazz Venue

thenash.org

110 E. Roosevelt St, 602.795.0464
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45) Carly’s Bistro

carlysbistro.com

128 E. Roosevelt St, 602.262.2759
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46) FilmBar

thefilmbarphx.com

815 N. 2nd St, 602.595.9187
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PHX Happenings

Matsuri Festival: Experience the culture & traditions of Japan with exhibits, performances, children’s activities, arts & crafts & a wide variety of Japanese food. Held in February. azmatsuri.org

Willo Home Tour: Step inside historic homes built from 1920 – 1940 in Phoenix’s largest historic district. Held in February. willohistoricdistrict.com

Indian Fair & Market at the Heard: Hundreds of American Indian artists show off their jewelry, sculptures, paintings, pottery, weaving, bead work, carvings & baskets. Held in March. heard.org

Devoured Food + Wine Classic: Sample food from Arizona’s favorite restaurants, wines from local & national vineyards plus craft beers at this award winning culinary festival. Held in March. devouredphoenix.com

Art Detour: Get to know the art scene in Phoenix by visiting artist’s studios & galleries during this weekend event. Held in March. artlinkphoenix.com

Coronado Home Tour: Tour California bungalow, Spanish Colonial revival, Ranch & contemporary homes, all co-existing in Phoenix’s Coronado district. Held in March. gcna.info

McDowell Mountain Music Festival: Spend the day at Hance Park listening to local & national music acts & enjoy the urban vibe at this annual festival. Held in March. mmmf.net

Phoenix Film Festival: Films of every kind –short, feature, documentary, international, Arizona made, all shown at Harkins Scottsdale/101. Held in April. phoenixfilmfestival.org

Dia del Nino: The Phoenix Zoo’s celebration of children, animals & culture featuring games, music, folkloric dancers, piñata bashing by Zoo animals & other fun activities. Held in April. phoenixzoo.org

Fabulous Phoenix Fourth: Celebrate Independence Day at Steele Indian School Park with fireworks, live music & activities for all ages. Held on July 4th. phoenix.gov

Chile Pepper Festival: Local chefs highlight the essential southwest ingredient with chile pepper-inspired cuisine, chile roasting, live music, beer & margaritas. Held in September. rooseveltrow.org

Pedal Craft: Combining the local design community & the bicycle community, this one night celebration has hundreds of bicyclists, a bicycle-themed poster show, vendors & a guided night bike ride in downtown Phoenix. Held in October. facebook.com/PedalCraft

Certified Local Fall Festival: Family friendly festival showcasing goods from locally owned businesses, local music acts, food & beverage & entertainment for the kids. Held in November. localfirstaz.com

Roosevelt Row Pie Social: Celebrate the glories of community & pie with dessert masterpieces from local celebrity chefs & a pie eating contest. Held in November. rooseveltrow.org

AWGA Festival at the Farm: Sip some of Arizona’s finest vintages on the idyllic grounds of the Farm at South Mountain. Held in November. arizonawine.org

Phoenix Annual Parade of the Arts: Flash your creative side, don a costume, bring the kids/pets & become a part of the city’s art scene at this 100% participatory parade. Held in November. facebook.com/artparade

Crafeteria: Handmade goods galore at this indie craft fair featuring Arizona artists at Frances Boutique. Held in December. francesvintage.com

Phoenix Festival of the Arts: Hance Park hosts this weekend event with local artisans selling their wares, musical, theatre & dance performances & popular food trucks. Held in December. phoenixfestivalofthearts.org

First Fridays: Visit hundreds of galleries & vendors on the first Friday of every month in downtown Phoenix from 6 – 10 p.m. artlinkphoenix.com

Downtown Public Market: Year-long open-air market selling local produce & goods on Wednesday evenings & Saturdays. phoenixpublicmarket.com

Central Farmers Market: Year-long market selling local produce & goods every Saturday. Open-air in spring, fall & winter; indoors in summer. centralfarmersmarket.com

Roadrunner Park Farmers Market: Year-long open-air market selling local produce & goods every Saturday. arizonacommunityfarmersmarkets.com

Concerts at the Garden: Listen to local musicians in the most unique concert venue in the Valley. Spring, fall & winter series. dbg.org

Birds ‘n Beer: The third Thursday of each month, the Audubon Center gives you a chance to learn a thing or two about birds & other wildlife while enjoying Four Peaks beer at this happy-hour-type event. riosalado.audubon.org


Go Local!

The businesses in this map are all locally owned, Arizona businesses. Supporting these businesses means more money stays in Arizona and creates a unique community. Click here to find locally owned businesses of all kinds.