After some research on Downtown Phoenix dates, we both decided this was a must we needed to try ASAP! The Crescent Ballroom just opened last October in a historic building off Van Buren and 2nd Street. They are a small to mid-sized venue that hosts a range of music acts from large names who like smaller venues to local bands that actually have a following beyond 27 Facebook fans. The best part is smaller venue=smaller ticket price.
We’ve been looking for an act we thought we’d both enjoy. Camille=hipster indie rock, Jacob=classic rock, and his knowledge can sometimes be limited on bands and music. So the task was to find an artist he 1. Knew, and 2. Liked. We had absolute success when we heard Eric Hutchinson would be playing in May.
I know you’re all thinking, wait…who? How to I know that name? Let me give you a few reminders of how you know who he is.
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UM0qzSAxrCM] [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bm5TZX5hz3g] [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ce6IdWCBPY] Okay, everyone with us now? If that was your first exposure you are welcome! 🙂
One of the greatest things about the Crescent Ballroom is the food. Here in Phoenix we have a celebrity chef named Chris Bianco who owns this place called Pizzeria Bianco. It’s been featured on the Food Network, Rachel Ray, etc., and the 14th most powerful woman in the world makes special stops to get it. Here’s a spoiler alert- we’ve never had it, but it’s actually our July date for our 12 Months of Dates, so we’ll talk about it more then. HOWEVER, we can now say that we’ve tried this very famous chef’s burrito line he developed as a side project, because he gave it to his friend as the Kitchen element of the Crescent Ballroom. You can read the story here.
And you can look at the best burritos we’ve ever had (and we eat a lot of burritos) here:
Beyond Dinner and a Movie
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