Archive for the ‘Gilbert’ Category

Eat at Joe’s

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The photo from my camera phone does not do the pizza justice. We tried Joe’s Farm Grill over in Gilbert for lunch today. I had the veggie pizza which was almost wonderful. A little too cheesy (yes, something can be too cheesy) for my taste, but topped with some very nice grilled veggies and greens. Presh had the BBQ Pork sandy (ala Joe’s other place) and we shared what was just about the best onion rings I have had in years. The grill is open for lunch and dinner and should do well here. I need to try the portabello mushroom burger next (Joe’s fave). The burgers look fancy and reports are that they are tasty in a “Fuddruckers” sort of way. Joe was on hand to greet folks. I meant to ask him where his old room was.

Calling all Earthquake Junkies

There will be a lecture this evening by renowned earthquake expert and engineer Dr. John L. Aho at the Gilbert Town Council Chambers.

“SHAKE, RATTLE and ROLL”
A DISCUSSION OF EARTHQUAKES and THEIR EFFECTS ON DEVELOPMENT
Presented by: Dr. John L. Aho

Tuesday, 26 September 2006
6:00 pm

Town of Gilbert, Town Council Chambers
50 E. Civic Center Drive, Gilbert, AZ 85296

The presentation addresses recent of seismic activity with an emphasis on the most seismically active state-Alaska. The discussion is developed for the layman who has an interest in how earthquakes affect the built environment and addresses how damage investigations have played a roll in the development of state, national, and international building design and construction standards. The discussion will address why things fail during strong-motion earthquakes and examine the positive effects of earthquake risk mitigation.
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New Dog Park

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You just finish building a new freeway. So, what do you do with the freeway’s water retention basin? If you are the Town of Gilbert, you build a dog park there. We went to the opening of the dog park last night and it was just about the coolest water retention basin I have ever seen.

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I loved the dog beach. As did the hundreds of dogs who came out. Gilbert’s park has a tot lot (most cities ban children from dog parks – Chandler) as well as the usual cool doggie features. My favorite was the dog fountain hydrant thing. Which is your favorite dog park?

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Number 8 – Suburban Mini-mall Hell

When asked, I tell everyone that I live in suburban mini-mall hell. But the truth is that while I find all these strip malls. and regional malls, and mega-malls hideously ugly I love that I can find whatever I need within a 30 minute drive. Two Apple stores, two Fry’s Electronics, about 140 theater screens, a Costco just about a block away from a Sam’s Club just down the road from one of those Supercenters. It boggles my mind. I love that they are not going to close the Albertson’s on the corner and that my Safeway delivers. All that is missing is a Peets.

Number 8 – Presh’s Shopping Nirvana. You know this is why we moved here. Biltmore, Chandler Fashion, all of Scottsdale.

Counting down the top 30 things I (and Presh) love about Phoenix as we head towards our one year anniversary here at MetroBlogging PHX.

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