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7 local thrift shops in Phoenix with consistently good selections

Where to score secondhand deals in Phoenix.

Discover Phoenix’s thrifting scene, where affordable and sustainable finds come together. Beyond adding to the city’s charm, these thrift shops in Phoenix, Arizona double as community hubs that foster engagement, all while promoting eco-friendly fashion. Whether you’re on a budget or seeking a one-of-a-kind treasure, these Valley thrift stores offer value that extends beyond the price tag.

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HALO Animal Rescue Thrift Boutique 

Secondhand art, home decor items, knick-knacks, and clothing are just a few of the things you’ll encounter at HALO Animal Rescue Thrift Boutique. Style-savvy shoppers will appreciate that a large number of the donations to HALO’s Thrift Boutique are from High Society Resale Boutique and Stevan’s Consignment. The thrift shop also accepts donations from the public, too. Proceeds from the HALO Animal Rescue Thrift Boutique directly benefit HALO programs and animals in need of support, food, and shelter.  

White Dove Thrift Shoppe

With multiple locations across The Valley, from Midtown to Mesa and from Glendale to Scottsdale, and new items arriving daily, your next thrifting adventure is right around the corner. This Phoenix thrift store is famous for its sales and recurring discount days. Here, you’re shopping for a cause, as White Dove Thrift Shoppe benefits Arizona’s Hospice of the Valley and its local programs and services. Plus, any items that don’t sell at White Dove are donated to other local charities, not sent to a landfill. Whether you’re hunting for electronics, jewelry, kitchen items, or clothing, there’s a good chance you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for here.

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PAC911 Rescued Treasures Charity Boutique 

If you’ve got a soft spot in your heart for animals and an eye for style, Rescued Treasures Charity Boutique in Phoenix is the thrift shop you’ve been searching for. Rescued Treasures is styled like a gift shop, and it’s full of seasonal and holiday goods as well as a variety of apparel and accessories, home furnishings, pet items, and animal-themed books. Benefiting the work of the PAC911 animal welfare community, each Rescued Treasures purchase directly supports the medical fund that provides life-saving services to homeless dogs and cats throughout the county.

Maggie’s Thrift 

Scoring a deal feels good. Knowing that your thrift score benefits local programs feels even better. Sales from Maggie’s Thrift directly benefit the programs of Maggie’s Place, a Phoenix-based nonprofit that offers direct support services, housing, classes, and workforce programs to local moms experiencing hardship. The cozy but curated Phoenix thrift store is stocked with men’s and women’s clothing, books, kitchen items, coats, purses, kids’ clothes, and more. Maggie’s accepts donations from the public and even diverts some donations from the thrift store to homes in the program, giving gently used secondhand items a second life. 

Arizona Humane Society Thrift Stores

If you’re looking for a large selection of items, visit Arizona Humane Society Thrift Stores, located in Cave Creek and Mesa. Each store stocks donated goods that range from pet accessories and gently used furniture to shoes and apparel for the entire family. Most clothing items are marked under $5, and the stores are very well organized and easy to shop. The AHS thrift stores are always accepting donated items from their approved donation list. And, if you have a large item to donate, like dressers or dining sets, AHS will pick it up for you. Your donations and purchases help support the critical work of the Arizona Humane Society. 

The Salvation Army Thrift Stores 

The Salvation Army provides critical services to the local Phoenix community, including assistance for those experiencing homelessness, recovery programs, and support for individuals and families. Their eight Valley thrift stores play a vital role in supporting these services by offering affordable, lightly-used clothing, donated furniture, and unique household items to secondhand shoppers looking to score a deal. Thanks to the variety of locations, it’s easy to find a store close by. 

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale Thrift Shop

You can find vintage treasures and designer labels at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale Thrift Shop. Thrifty shoppers say this is one of the best places to find secondhand gems in the Valley. The Scottsdale thrift shop restocks its store daily with everything from sports equipment to fine china. Additionally, the Boys & Girls Clubs Thrift Shop accepts donations six days a week, and proceeds benefit the organization’s youth programming across the Valley’s communities. 

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The best DFW bars and restaurants to catch your favorite game

Follow your team at these North Texas favorites.

While the biggest game in football is imminent, there’s still plenty to look forward to for sports fans, from NCAA March Madness to the start of the Major League Baseball season. If you’re looking for the perfect spot to root for your favorite team, we’ve selected nine DFW game day champions that offer a wide variety of sports (and screens) in addition to stand out food, drinks, and ambiance. 

Legacy Hall (Plano)

7800 Windrose Ave., Plano, TX 75024

Sports fans of all varieties can find their niche in this vast food hall. The Lexus Bar Garden features notable events like Sunday’s “Big Game,” The Master’s Tournament, and more, but you can find just about any sport in every season throughout its many bars and varied screens. Come here with a group — there’s plenty of seating.

Stan’s Blue Note (Dallas)

2908 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206

This ever-popular Dallas sports bar has drawn crowds for more than 70 years. Stan’s is known to attract fans of the same feather who gather for watch parties and group outings, creating an environment that invites revelry — and rivalry among fans of competing teams. It covers all the bases with reasonably priced drinks, an impressive number of big screens, and stick-to-your-ribs food.

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Rogers Roundhouse (Fort Worth)

1616 Rogers Rd, Fort Worth, TX 76107

With top-tier pub food fare, a rotating selection of beers, a charming, dog-friendly patio, and multiple TVs, you’ll have everything you need for proper viewing. While the bar screens big games frequently, stop by and ask the staff if you’re looking for a specific game — this place has a reputation for its customer service. 

3 Nations Brewing (Carrollton, with a second location in Anna)

1033 Vandergriff Dr, Carrollton, TX 75006

Located on the site of a grain mill in historic Downtown Carrollton, this spacious destination has room for your whole party, with dog-friendly indoor and outdoor seating. Plus, you’ll find a flavorful menu that pairs well with the wide selection of brews. There are plenty of screens dotting this massive property and events for special games, so check the website if you’re looking for a watch party. 

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Goodbye Horses (Dallas)

5629 SMU Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75206

Come for the pizzas, stay for the game — and you’ll have your pick of which. This is one of a handful of Dallas spots that offer a wide variety of sports and exclusive viewing (think the Sunday Ticket.) While the crowds can get rowdy, it’s exactly the kind of spirit you’re hoping for when you’re ready to celebrate a win at your local watering hole. 

Sidecar Social (Frisco, Addison)

Two locations

At these popular indoor-outdoor locations, you won’t have to strain for a screen — in fact, you might not even need your glasses or contacts. With multiple viewing options of every size, including absolutely ginormous, you’ll be able to keep your eye on the scores. There’s also plenty to play if you don’t feel like viewing, whether you want to shoot hoops or play darts. 

Bryan Street Tavern (Dallas)

4315 Bryan St, Dallas, TX 75204

Don’t sleep on this familiar favorite. With a lineup of high-definition TVs within the interior dining room and an adorable outdoor patio, you’ll be able to find the game you came to see. This laid-back joint offers easy parking, 20+ draft beers, and some of Dallasites’ favorite wings. The Tavern frequently offers specials on drinks and food, so drop by on the next game day and enjoy a standby of Old East Dallas. 

Social House (Fort Worth)

840 Currie St, Fort Worth, TX 76107

With 20 televisions, you’ll be able to watch the game wherever you sit in this casual upscale staple in the heart of Fort Worth’s entertainment district. The Social House is known to draw a crowd thanks in part to its distinct drinks, including a frozen margarita flight featuring flavors like Spicy Mangonada, with jalapeno tequila and mango, and the Ocean Water, with coconut rum and blue Curacao. 

Angry Dog

2726 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75226

One of the vestiges of Deep Ellum as it used to be, Angry Dog has been serving up greasy and wonderful hot dogs, burgers, wings, and more for more than 30 years. Are the TVs big-screen? No. Will you find trendy gimmicks? Absolutely not. But belly up to the bar at the right time, and you’ll find yourself enamored with this simple spot that satisfies everything you want on game day. 

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8 Atlanta restaurants offering the best dishes for Mardi Gras

From po’boys to gumbo, we’ve got the perfect dishes for Fat Tuesday.

If you can’t make it to New Orleans for Mardi Gras this Feb. 13, you’re still in luck: There are plenty of ways to celebrate around Atlanta, especially when dining out. 

Historically, Mardi Gras (or Fat Tuesday) was the gluttonous precursor to Lent, hence all the hearty, flavorful dishes many have come to associate with the holiday. Across Atlanta, you have your choice of southern-style dining experiences that offer up favorites like po’boys, gumbo, seafood, and more. Visit these eight spots to let the good times roll — just remember to save room for king cake. 

Po'Boy Sandwich on a Wooden Table at a Restaurant

The Po’Boy Shop & Basement Bar

1369 Clairmont Rd., Decatur, GA 30033 (Bar: 558 Webster Dr, Decatur, GA 30033)

Upon approaching The Po’Boy Shop, it seems like a regular restaurant, but just underneath is an atmospheric bar decorated in classic New Orleans yellow, purple, and green. At either, you’ll find 20-plus po’boy options, including the classic fried shrimp, catfish, and crawfish, or more adventurous options like fried alligator bites and Beyond beef po’boys. The fun doesn’t stop at the food and drinks. The NOLA-themed Basement Bar has pool tables, darts, skeeball, keno, and sports in every corner of the bar, making it the perfect place to pop by with a fun group of friends.

Bon Ton 

674 Myrtle St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308

Bon Ton mixes the best of Cajun and Vietnamese to create a singular feast for Mardi Gras and all year round. Re-opened under Darren Carr, Eric Simpkins (of Big Citizen), and Chef Hieu Pham (of Crawfish Seafood Shack), Bon Ton honors tradition while creating new classics. Try the Cajun shrimp burger, the blackened catfish banh-mi, or the charbroiled oysters, or go all out with the “Birthday Boil-A-Rama,” which includes everything and the kitchen sink. Bon Ton is open late, too — just heed the lights of the bright neon signs to find a memorable meal.

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Big Easy Grill

1193 Collier Rd. NW, Atlanta, GA 30318, UNIT D

Located in West Midtown, this intimate restaurant (with a spacious patio for nice weather) serves up big flavors and classic NOLA fare. Start with the alligator bites before trying the crawfish etouffee, gumbo, or catfish, but save room for the beignets, which are the real stars of the show. With decorations that pay homage to the Saints, LSU, and Tulane, you’re sure to get fully immersed in NOLA vibes.

Cafe Bourbon Street 

Two locations (Atlanta food truck; Marietta)

Catch the Cafe Bourbon food truck in Atlanta (that’s consistently named one of the city’s best), or head to the Marietta brick-and-mortar to find unique spins on traditional delicacies, like jambalaya egg rolls, Cajun wings, and the Sunday-only favorite, chicken and beignets. Though the menu is small, it never disappoints. 

Tray of Freshly Shucked Oysters

Fontaine’s Oyster House

1026 1/2 North Highland Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

If you are looking for an excellent seafood experience, check out Fontaine’s Oyster House. Offering fresh oysters (that are now internet famous), crawfish, mussels, and more, diners rave about the quality and variety of options. Don’t skip the Louisiana-inspired dishes like Cajun rice balls, seafood gumbo, shrimp etouffee, and jambalaya. Whether your tastes want something land or sea, Fontaine’s has you covered. 

Dos Bocas 

275 Baker Street, Atlanta, GA, 30313

If you’re with a group that wants several types of cuisines, try Dos Bocas in Midtown. It offers a blend of Creole cuisines like Gulf shrimp etouffee, fried catfish, and “Chicken Zydeco,” plus Tex-Mex standards like enchiladas, fajitas, and margaritas. For dessert, pick between the tres leches cake or the beignets. (Or both, perhaps.) 

Hippin Hops Brewery and Oyster Bar 

Two locations (East Atlanta and Stone Mountain)

Ever heard of a brewery and an oyster bar together under one roof? If the idea piques your interest, Hippin Hops can satisfy two cravings at once. This Black-owned brewery knows how to keep the party going, which is easy thanks to the assistance of meticulously brewed lagers and ales for every taste. With locations in Kirkwood and EAV, you have neighborhood options to make any day Mardi Gras. Pick one of the fun appetizers like Cajun shrimp deviled eggs or Cajun crawfish eggrolls. Or you can try out their “Oyster Collardfeller” — a southern variation of Oysters Rockefeller topped with collard greens and smoked turkey. 

Virgil’s Gullah Kitchen & Bar 

Multiple locations

Black-owned and inspired by the Gullah Geechee culture off the coasts and bayous of Louisiana, this restaurant holds tight to southern hospitality service and offers a friendly neighborhood vibe. The Gullah-themed menu is full of flavorful choices like “sammen,” “skrimp,” and “greenz.” Whether you sit inside or on their open-air patio with a city view, Virgil’s is sure to put you in the mood to celebrate the way NOLA folks do. 

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