Write On Rubee

An Arizona-based food and beverage writer since 2008,  I launched this website in 2015 to document my culinary adventures, beverage escapades, gardening endeavors, and travel in the Phoenix area and beyond.  Find a comprehensive calendar of Phoenix-area food and drink-related events on my Events page.

Celebrate Independents Week


Independents Week, sponsored this year by Credit Union West, is Local First Arizona's annual summer celebration of local businesses.Independents Week runs June 25 through July 4, 2016. During this week, we encourage you to "go local" by supporting as many locally owned businesses as possible. 

  • Arizonans can take the pledge to shop locally during Independents Week (and beyond) at localfirstaz.com/independents-week. Those who take the pledge will be entered to win a grand prize staycation trip to Prescott, Arizona.
  • The popular Golden Coupon, printed this year by Think! Graphic and Printing Solutions, is the ticket to saving 20% off purchases from hundreds of locally owned establishments. As of June 14, 2016, over 300 local businesses have signed up to accept the Golden Coupon during Independents Week. A full list is posted at http://localfirstaz.com/directory/golden-coupon.php.
  • Local First Arizona has planned a variety of fun events in Phoenix and Tucson during Independents Week to encourage consumers to get out in the community, use their Golden Coupons, and get to know local businesses in their area.