This Week: Shop Local, Eat Local for Independents Week

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Support the independent voice of Phoenix and help keep the future of New Times free.

You want to see locally owned restaurants thrive? Put your money where your mouth is.

The folks at Local First Arizona would be happy to help. Once again, they've organized dozens of local businesses for the annual Independents Week -- going on now through July 5. Visit the website, and you can print out a special coupon that'll get you a 20 percent discount at all sorts of places.

There's a considerable food component, including retail spots like Urban Cookies and Pop the Soda Shop, as well as favorite indie eateries such as Uncorked - The Unpretentious Wine Bar, and Duck & Decanter.

Keep Phoenix New Times Free... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Phoenix with no paywalls.

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Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.