by Carly Schorman

I remember the first time I stopped in at Welcome Diner, even if I can’t remember the date. They had just settled into a convert trailer off of Roosevelt and 10th Street and I was in the neighborhood for a house show just across the street. There was furniture hobbled together in front of the trailer and iced tea was served in mason jars. Of course, I didn’t have time to order (that time) because the police were already busting up my boyfriend(now husband)’s show across the street because the homeowners forgot to secure permits for their impromptu First Friday concert…Read More →

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Four Chambers Press launches new community publication at Welcome Diner October 3 By Matt Marn Staff Writer Four Chambers Press is ready to launch their latest collection of works, assembled from an open call to writers in the community. “Welcome Home: Poetry and Prose for Welcome Hospitality” will serve asRead More →

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by Frank Ippolito Associate Editor For me, nothing has been more anticipated throughout the past year than the arrival of the new Fairy Bones album, Dramabot, which was released on January 31st at The Rogue Bar in Scottsdale. OK, maybe Robert Cuica’s (the band’s guitar player) Ab Workout CD, but maybe that’s just meRead More →

by Lenore LaNova Senior Editor For those of us in Arizona that experience only two seasons each year (the hot and the less hot), the start of Autumn might not have the traditional signifiers that other folks associate with the season: chilly weather and changing leaves. Instead, we’ll have toRead More →

Photos courtesy of Welcome Diner It’s a warm night but the misters keep the patrons cool in the friendly enclave that surrounds the Welcome Diner in downtown Phoenix. The short curve of counter seats within the trailer/diner are all taken and folks fill the odd assortment of picnic tables andRead More →

We’re always looking for new ways to share our findings with our readers. We’ve been on Facebook and Twitter for some time now but recently stepped our game by adding Pinterest, Google + ( and now Instagram!! What we’re trying to say is, we’re here for you – whatever your preferredRead More →