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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #30 on: April 18, 2012, 01:06:54 PM »
Kosher Pizza is excellent (it's actually owned by an Italian non-Jew. His pizza has a slightly more artisan taste to it (i.e. heavy on the olive oil).
From what we saw (and we did not spend shabbos there), there is enough kosher food to more than satisfy anyone's needs.
We also ate at the deli that's right next door to the pizza shop and the food was good, but not on NYC standards.

In terms of attractions, my wife loved the nordstrom there. Here's the deal...this is the nordstrom that gets all of the stuff that are deemed inappropriate for all of the other nordstrom and nordstrom racks (this one is called Last Chance). They have many amazing deals, but you have to find them. In fact, there are often fights and minor arguments that erupt over clothing. I witnessed one such imbroglio and it was quite entertaining ;-)
At the end of the day, my wife bought two pairs of tory birch flats that retail between $2-300 for $70 a piece! I bought a shirt that sells in nordstrom for $80 for $10! That's a cool place.
Additionally, Phoenix is only 2 hours from Tucson. It's a quick 2 hours because you're just driving straight desert cruising at the speed limit of 75 mph (so in reality traffic moves at about 85). In Tucson there is a gr8 desert museum which is also a zoo and botanical garden (for cactus). There are many national parks in Arizona and I am not aware of the specifics, but I believe that there are some nice local attractions as well near phoenix. Good luck! Enjoy!

Thanks for the tips!

Do you remember if the pizza place you ate at was called "Manhattan Pizza" or "King Solomon's Pizza"?
Also, was it Cholov Yisroel?


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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #31 on: April 27, 2012, 12:10:39 AM »
http://kingsolomonspizza.com/?page_id=8

Here's the link to their website...It is cholov yisrael and the pizza is quite good!
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Anyone Traveled to the Grand Canyon? Ideas? Tips?
« Reply #32 on: June 27, 2012, 10:14:24 AM »
So we'll be travelling to the Grand Canyon this August.

We're a family of 8 with the youngest being 12. We'll be basing ourselves near the Chabad House in Flagstaff.

Any one has any experience regarding kosher food, great family-friendly attractions and ideas?

Also, any experience with any of the hotels there? None of the option look to be too good. At best a Cat 4 Hilton. I'd take a good vacation rental as well.

Thanks,
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Re: Anyone Traveled to the Grand Canyon? Ideas? Tips?
« Reply #33 on: June 27, 2012, 11:05:27 AM »
I wouldn't stay in Flagstaff if I had a choice, Just because Sedona is a half hour away (granted its a half hour away from The Grand Canyon and closer to Phoenix) and is so beautiful +nicer hotels although even Flagstaff is a hour and a half hour away just fyi
also near the grand canyon is lake (two and a half hours away) is lake Powell which is really beautiful also its near a Bryce Canyon IIRC which is also beautiful although I may be mixing up which state park is nearby





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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #34 on: June 27, 2012, 11:57:46 PM »
I also recommend staying in Sedona.  One of the most beautiful places I've been yet!  Can't wait to go back.

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #35 on: June 28, 2012, 01:35:41 AM »
Sedona is awesome but everything is an extra hour round trip from there as the grand canyon etc are all north. If you are already planning on Flagstaff you can always visit Sedona from there.

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #36 on: June 28, 2012, 05:33:41 AM »
Any minyan in Sedona?

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #37 on: June 28, 2012, 08:19:21 AM »
no minyan in Sedona

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #38 on: July 03, 2012, 12:52:55 PM »
Would staying in Sedona and driving in to Flagstaff for the tefillos work?

Flagstaff does seem to be a run-down place.

If you had nearly two weeks to spend with your flight arriving and leaving Phoenix, how would you plan it, keeping minyanim in mind?

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #39 on: July 03, 2012, 12:59:10 PM »
2 weeks?
Grand canyon, Vegas, and LA.
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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #40 on: July 03, 2012, 01:16:10 PM »
I really don't think any of these places are really doable with minyanim. To drive an hour plus (or closer to two) each way for a minyan will take your whole day. Stick to a city or a place near the summer program inthe Colorado rockies
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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #41 on: July 03, 2012, 01:44:11 PM »
Go to www.jewishvail.com and see the cool minyan maker, so you might find a minyan for your dates at the Rockies in Colorado.
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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #42 on: July 03, 2012, 01:53:47 PM »
Go to www.jewishvail.com and see the cool minyan maker, so you might find a minyan for your dates at the Rockies in Colorado.
Chances of a minyan in the Rockies this summer are pretty solid.

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #43 on: July 03, 2012, 02:05:19 PM »
Why? This summer especially?
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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #44 on: July 03, 2012, 02:08:14 PM »
I don't know if your willing to take the risk but I made minyanim just by bumping in to people all over AZ Last summer everywhere from the GC parking lot to Indian reservations to lake Powell/page to Sedona