Tucked away in the copper foothills of the Rocky Mountains is a mining town called Globe-Miami, Arizona. With a temperature that is normally 10-12 degrees cooler than the Phoenix Valley, Globe provides a quick get away for those looking to escape the lingering summer heat. Get in your car and head east this weekend. I will provide you with a few helpful hints on where to go.
Burger House Restaurant
“The Burger House” as locals have come to call it is a small Mexican Restaurant just off Highway 60 in Miami, Arizona. The parking lot is small and the dining inside is limited. It is fair to say that most people call ahead and pick up their order to go. If you make it in before 10:30am be sure to try the “Tony Special”.” This tasty burrito is made with egg, bacon and green chili for a unique breakfast flavor. The menu has a variety of Mexican and American food items. I recommend anything with green chili, especially the “Green Mix Burro” and the “Burger Ole.” If spicey is not your thing you may want to try a hamburger to find out how “The Burger House” got its nickname.
Bullion Plaza Cultural Center and Museum
The town of Miami was originally founded as a mining camp for early copper and silver mines. Many different cultures collided here as men and women sought a life of their own. The Bullion Plaza Cultural Center and Museum has a pleasant display of artifacts that link the modern community of Miami to its past. The museum itself is in the old Bullion Plaza School that was built in 1924 and is open Thursday through Saturday from 11am to 3pm and on Sundays from Noon to 3pm. Admission is free and donations are appreciated.
Apache Jii Festival
The 32nd annual Apachi Jii Day Festival will be held on Broad Street in Downtown Globe on Saturday, October 17th from 9am to 4:30pm. Craft and food vendors will be present as well as ceremonial dances. This event not only includes the San Carlos and White Mountain Apache tribes but also representatives of many other tribes from across the United States. Come on out an enjoy the outside air and the sweet smell of fry bread cooking on an open flame.
Copper Country Rendezvous
The Copper Country Rendezvous is somewhat new to the Downtown Globe landscape. The restaurant offers a fun and family friendly atmosphere from breakfast until dinner, 7am- 8pm. Race the kids with some slot cards or sit down and play a family board game. The menu is very kid friendly and has something for every meal of the day. “The Rendezvous” is also available for a short delivery if you’re ordering from one of the local watering holes or businesses in the downtown area. That my friend, is quality customer service.
The up and coming night spot in the Globe-Miami area has become Jammerz Bar. Located in the heart of Globe on Broad Street in downtown, Jammerz has become part of the local party walk. The inside bar is dwarfed by two giant projector screens either side showing the game or the fight that is on demand. The outside stage has professional sound, lighting and a grassy lawn to heighten the musical experience. The bar hosts bands almost every weekend. Last but not least, the drinks have a great price and the staff is friendly and ready to serve. This Saturday, October 17th, Jammerz hosts two bands from Mesa; Light Speed Go and Contradiktion. The show starts at 9pm and ends at 1am.
Stephen Palmer is an Arizona native, born and raised. With his ear to the ground and head in the clouds Stephen brings a passion to life that is as complex as it is full of joy. Reader beware the adventures of an untamed mind.