Grab your sweaters! Fall temps hit Phoenix

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By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey

PHOENIX -- In a place known for its dry heat and triple-digit temps, it sure is nice when the numbers on the thermometer start to drop.

"Finally broke, and it makes it a whole lot easier to run," said John Fournier at the end of his run. A run on the bridle path not as brutal when it's 64 degrees on a Monday night. It sure beats 110.

"Winter fare. We're looking at things like Brussels sprouts and heavier cheeses and dairy based dishes," said Matthew Dabin of The Parlor Pizzeria.

It might be cool enough to even work up an appetite. "Gotten a few phone calls about our soup. So as the temperatures drop I think people are looking for more comfort foods," said Dabin.

They want a little something hot at The Parlor Pizzeria, and diners like to eat on the patio by the fire. "The weather's really nice today. Really pleasant and crisp," said diner Azeen Elahi.

Because this is the time of year we all wait for, it's now attracting people from up north down here. "We're from Pine, Arizona, so when we come here we can actually wear short sleeves instead of long sleeves up there. We are getting ready to get some snow so it's kind of nice traveling down here so we can sit outside again," said Tamara Morken.

Plus, it's the time of year when it's not too cold. "This morning it was 41 degrees in Cottonwood and it's nice here where you can sit out on the patio," said Steve Morken.

"I love it, love it this time of year. But then again if we didn't have the summers we'd have six million people here. This is alright," said Fournier.