The Thumb

The Thumb serves down-home barbecue by an experienced and friendly staff. According to general manager Michael Lawson, there is a lot going on at The Thumb. “It’s just a gas station — with award-winning barbecue, gift store, of course a gas station and homemade pastries, just a little bit of everything. ” The Thumb is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, but if it’s barbecue you are after, Lawson says you may want to come early, “sometimes if you come in 7 or 8 o’clock, we may be done for the night.”

Sponsor message:

Restaurant address: 9393 E Bell Road, Scottsdale, AZ

Phone number: 480-513-8186

Website: www.thethumb.com

Sponsor message:

Sign up to receive the Arizona PBS Insider

Get up-to-the-minute information about your favorite programs and learn more about Arizona PBS news and events.

'Clifford the Big Red Dog' returns this December

Based on the best-selling Scholastic book series by Norman Bridwell featuring the larger-than-life dog and his best friend Emily Elizabeth, the reimagined animated series will premiere on Arizona PBS with an hour-long special airing Monday, Dec. 9 at 10 a.m.

Pavlo: Live in Guadalajara

Pavlo celebrates his life’s work with a 93 piece orchestra behind him. This spectacular performance took place at the legendary Degollado Opera House, a five-story historic national treasure in Guadalajara, Mexico. 

Listen to the best songs of the '50s and '60s folk era

Presented by the lead singer of The Lovin’ Spoonful (“Do You Believe In Magic”), "Folk Rewind" features a treasure trove of historical footage that has not been seen in over four decades and new performances by artists who are still appearing in concert today.