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hawkins.326

Scottsdale, AZ (via Perrysburg, OH)

Member since 02 December 2013 | Blog

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Comment 26 Dec 2016

As a Scottsdale resident, I can recommend a few spots for food/nightlife/etc.

There's two sides of Old Town when it comes to bars, there's clubby Old Town (your Whiskey Row, Bottled Blonde, El Hefe area), and then your more laid back Old Town (Pattie's, Grapevine, Boondocks, Gilligin's, Coach House). In clubby Old Town, you'll get a lot of loud club music, usually packed to the brim with people and lines out the door, girls in little clothing dancing on the bars. Whereas in the laid back side, Pattie's has pool and shuffle board, Gilligin's has beer pong and Jenga, Boondocks has cornhole, Jenga, pool and a large patio, and Grapevine is good for some karaoke.

Mill Ave in Tempe is much like clubby Old Town but with more college kids. They do have a great dueling pianos bar called Low Key.

Food: GratefulBuck mentioned Pizzeria Bianco, there's a few locations. I haven't been to the original downtown but there's one in the Biltmore area I have been to which is a short drive from Scottsdale. As for food in Old Town, Cold Beers and Cheeseburgers is a good sports bar, The Breakfast Club is great for (you guessed it) breakfast, I'm a big fan of Barrio Queen and their Mexican food and margaritas.

Any other suggestions and I'd be happy to help!

Comment 11 Dec 2016

I work for the bowl, I'm just very very lucky my first two years there, we've had the Buckeyes in town for both games.

Comment 05 Aug 2016

Somehow Kyrie, Russ, LBJ, KD and Anthony Davis only ranks at 55.8 percent, but I like my picks.

Comment 05 Aug 2016

Echoing the sentiments in here. Went for the game back in 2014, fans were super welcoming. We tailgated right next to their old field house and were able to walk on over to the hotel/conference center for bathrooms and the like. Didn't stay the night, so don't know RV rules, but it was a great campus and atmosphere.

Comment 26 Jul 2016

This literally happens to me all the time living in Arizona. Someone asks where I go, I say Ohio State and no matter who or where they're from they sarcastically reply "THE Ohio State."

Comment 07 May 2016

Last time the men's volleyball team was in the national championship (2011?), my buddies and I were pregaming and channel surfing until we found this on. We watched the whole thing and were screaming at the TV like it was a football game. A very small, but fond memory of college. I'll definitely be tuning in again tonight. Go Bucks.

Comment 12 Jan 2016

I was at the game last night (and unfortunately sitting in the Bama section). Following the final Henry TD, the Bama fans started a nice big S-E-C chant, instead of, y'know, cheering for their own team.

I know our fan base gets a bad rap, but this was the first I'd been exposed to Bama fans, and I have to say they're the most entitled, insufferable group there is.

Comment 21 Oct 2015

As a Red Wings fan:

Comment 21 Oct 2015

Brian Peppers story incoming: as high schoolers we somehow ran into this picture and found out he lived in Maumee, OH, just across the river from my buddies and I in Perrysburg. Because we were immature and dumb 16 year olds, we drove to his apartment and tried ringing his doorbell and running back to our cars, but he never came to the door. So one of my friends ripped off his 'B. Peppers' on the mailbox and it's floating around in my group of friends somewhere to this day.

Comment 05 Oct 2015

Amid the despair that is the forums these days, this one stuck out as the ray of shining light. So thank you, go hockey.

As a huge Red Wings fan, I'm pumped about this year with a new coach with a much more exciting style of play, as well as Dylan Larkin and all the young guns that Blashill has already coached in Grand Rapids. Most likely a first or second round exit in the playoffs, but hey you never know.

As for the Cup, I think (and somewhat hope) this is finally the year for the Caps. Always been an Ovechkin fan, and always seem to be rooting for them once the Wings are knocked out.

Comment 30 Sep 2015

Tonight while attending a Diamondbacks game out here in Arizona, I wore a Homage How Firm Thy Friendship shirt, a Homage How Firm Thy Friendship lacelet around my wrist, and also have a How Firm Thy Friendship tattoo on my shoulder blade. As an alum, it's impossible to listen to Carmen and not get a tear in my eye every single time. Perfection.

Comment 12 Sep 2015

The even more funny part about this: Toledo is missing its best player due to suspension (RB Kareem Hunt). Bert gonna Bert.

Comment 08 Sep 2015

Looking at the box score and the participation page, doesn't look like there were any true freshmen in there.

Comment 23 Aug 2015

Thanks so much! My new gig is actually as a graphic designer, so looks like I chose correctly. And Sammy is just on another level, I like to try some of the methods he uses, and they usually come out looking awful.