Drawn to Comics
Nominated for three Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Awards (a big accolade in comic-nerd nation), this independent comic book shop draws fans of every ilk for its stellar selection, from rare, first-edition superhero comics and animated films to adult-oriented graphic novels and custom character sculptures. 5801 W. Glendale Ave., 623-847-9090, drawntocomics.com
This family-owned restaurant in an inviting cottage decked with Vietnamese memorabilia serves nearly a hundred dishes, including six types of pho (chicken, beef meatballs, sliced beef and more), fire pot soups, seafood from sea bass to steamed catfish, and specialties like carí gä – stir-fried curry chicken with a roasted peanut garnish. 7016 N. 57th Ave., 623-939-6136, littlesaigonaz.com
Olde Towne Glendale Wine & Beer Bar
Cozy and casual, OTG offers a global selection of vino (around 68 bottles) including Argentinian malbecs, Sonoma Valley varietals, and local vintages. On Wednesdays, all bottles of wine are half-price. OTG also pours around 40 beers (10 on tap), with tastings of all tappers for $6. 5745 W. Glendale Ave., 623-937-9463, otgwinenbeerbar.com
A Mad Hatter’s Antiques & Collectibles
The White Rabbit would go crazy in this 20,000-square-foot store, with its shelves of antique toys, books, clothing, jewelry, vintage furniture and home decor. 5734 W. Glendale Ave., 623-931-1991, amadhatters.com
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