Friendly House on Flickr.
The Friendly House
113 W. Sherman Street
Established in 1920, Friendly House was part of a new national settlement house project of the federal government to assist both new immigrants to the United States and the poor.
While programs of Friendly House continue to expand addressing the needs of its constituency, the emphasis is still on the education of our youth, employment and training, social services and adult education. Annually, Friendly House serves 40,000 families, youth and children building success and independence for a better America.
Like them on Facebook and get updates on their community activities and great events.
391, Fajardo’s Cafe
6706 N 58th Dr., #Glendale,AZ 85301
Zip Hernandez sold his homeade Mexican food from this original location since 1949. Zip died of cancer in 2006 and the neighborhood lost a historic mark. In 2009 Alfredo Fajardo, son of Zip’s longtime cooks, Jesus and Beatriz Fajardo, decided to reopen the cafe using original recipes.
The building reminds me of someone’s house, complete with a yard, tucked in the middle of a residential neighborhood just minutes away from the downtown area where many visit the Glendale Glitters, Chocolate fest among other annual festive traditions.
I went to high school with Alfredo’s sister Angelica Fajardo Bowman, one of the sweetest people you will ever meet. Angelica, also an owner, and works side by side with her family at the cafe. It’s evident their customers love and respect the Fajardos and the cafe.
Next time you are near downtown #Glendale, please stop in and treat yourself to wonderful homeade Mexican food. I have a particular craving for the chorizo breakfast burrito.
Like their Facebook page, where you can see their hours of operation. http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Fajardos-Cafe/126952959487?sk=info
#45, Faded Glory, The Westward Ho on Flickr.
#45, Faded Glory, The Westward Ho
618 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ.
In 1928, the Westard Ho Hotel was the tallest building constructed in Phoenix. The large radio antenna, mounted asymmetrically, reaches a height more than twice that of the building itself.
The luxury hotel was the hottest in town and hosted the rich and famous regularly. People like Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe hung out at the pool. The Ho saw its glory up to 1979, when the hotel closed its doors. In 1981 the building was reconstructed to house the lower income elderly, which it currently caters. The antenna, once used by KPHO, is no longer active.
A couple of fun facts. George Carlin stayed in the Ho the last time he visited Phoenix, prior to his death. The hotel was not featured in the original Psycho movie, it was the Jefferson Hotel. The Ho was featured in the Psycho remake with Anne Heche.
Once a hopping hotel. Now serves the community and remains a significan icon along the the Phoenix skyline.
#42 Doing it Doggy Style - Wag N’ Wash on Flickr.
#42 Doing it Doggy Style - Wag-N-Wash
4230 North 7th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ
I love the Wag-N-Wash. Located on funky 7th Ave. in Phoenix, this boutique store/pet deli/do it yourself dog wash/groomer is the only one of its kind in Arizona.
I hate spending money at the groomer. But, I also hate messing up my bathtub to wash my dirty pug. The Wag-N-Wash provides indoor washrooms equipped with grooming equipment for customers to use on their dogs.
The owners of this store are very nice and helpful. In fact, they were quick to help me find an inexpensive dog food that will alleviate my pug’s digestion issues.
Shop Local: www.wagnwash.com/