The Desert Nights, Rising Stars
Writers Conference

Conference Dining

Special offers and recommendations for local restaurants

Don't forget to eat! Whatever your dietary style or preference—be it vegan, vegetarian, or even gluten-free—there are numerous dining options within walking distance of the conference: on campus at the Memorial Union and on surrounding side streets like University Dr, College Ave, and Mill Ave.

Lunch and dinner breaks are extended to give attendees more time to connect with each other, enjoy the literary fair, or simply relax in between the day's activities. 

To find dining options in the area, you can use your smartphone's map application or keep reading to browse our list of recommendations and view special offers and discounts for conference attendees. 

For more information about the conference, you can meet our faculty or view the schedule

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Dining Offers

Dining Recommendations

  • House of Tricks114 E 7th ST, Tempe, AZ 85281
    • Upscale dining & cocktails
  • Shady Park26 E Universit Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281
    • Pizza, ramen, sushi, & drink bar
  • Nocawich777 S College Avee #105, Tempe, AZ 85281
    • Sandwiches and other fare
  • The Crêpe Club550 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281
    • nearby crêpes, coffees, and other snacks
  • The Bodhi521 S College Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281
    • Healthy customizable bowls, salads, & juices, fast-casual
  • Snooze615 S College Ave #103, Tempe, AZ 85281
    • All day breakfast/brunch
  • Postino Wine Café615 S College Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281
    • Wine café with italian-inspired dishes
  • Ike's Love and Sandwiches699 S Mill Ave #107, Tempe, AZ 85281
    • Sandwiches with unique combos and ingredients
  • First Watch111 W University Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281
    • Health-minded breakfast, brunch & lunch options
  • Snakes and Lattes20 W 6th St, Tempe, AZ 85281
    • Café and bar with large collection of card and board games, serving pub food, poutine, and other snacks
  • Grilled Ave Teriyaki House705 S Forest Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281
    • Casual restaurant with grilled good, bento boxes, and boba
  • Sauce Pizza and Wine705 S Myrtle Ave Suite 101, Tempe, AZ 85281
    • Pizza and wine bistro
  • Insomnia Cookies, 116 E University Dr Suite 104, Tempe, AZ 85281
    • Warm cookies
  • Nekter Juice Bar116 E University Dr Suite 104, Tempe, AZ 85281
    • Fresh juices, smoothies, and healthy bowls