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  • 2011 - Arizona Press Club Awards, published November 18, 2010

    "Zach vs. Food"

2011 Stories by Zachary Fowle

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  • Sunny Side Up

    published December 29, 2011

    Never mind that the current NBA season almost didn’t happen. Never mind that greed on the part of both players and owners caused a couple... More >>

  • Blue Christmas

    published December 22, 2011

    It’s been mighty hard to be a supporter of Arizona’s major sports teams lately. The Diamondbacks fell apart in the first round of... More >>

  • Festival of Laughs

    published December 15, 2011

    Celebrating Hanukkah is, indeed, lots of fun-akkah, but, as it goes with most holidays, laughs can make it even better. Prep for the upcoming... More >>

  • Shot Show

    published December 8, 2011

    From fishbowl-sized margaritas to salty shots chased with lime, tequila has a rep for getting the party started. But the agave-based liquor can... More >>

  • Food Network

    published December 1, 2011

    Great food doesn’t have to cost more than a car payment, and the second annual Downtown Dine Around proves it. During the showcase... More >>

  • Tap That

    published November 10, 2011

    To quote humorist Dave Barry, “Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer.” Granted, the wheel was... More >>

  • Snark Attack

    published November 24, 2011

    Since 1990, when he joined the cast of Saturday Night Live, David Spade has lent his trademark snark to movies and TV, bringing us... More >>

  • Crash Course

    published November 17, 2011

    Admit it: you’ve wanted to crash your car into someone before. Maybe he cut you off in traffic, and you could barely repress the urge to... More >>

  • Worked Up

    published November 10, 2011

    Hello, reader. What’s happening? Did you get that memo? Yeah. We’re going to need you to go ahead and come to the Sail Inn for the... More >>

  • Shot Show

    published November 3, 2011

    Sunset in an old town in the American West. Two men face each other in an empty street, motionless, their fingers hovering expectantly over... More >>

  • Walk This Way

    published October 27, 2011

    Cultural education time! Día de Los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, is a Mexican holiday for honoring lost loved ones. Held in... More >>

  • Get Lifted

    published October 27, 2011

    When you think about it, hot air balloons capture the Halloween holiday pretty perfectly. They’re colorful, almost as if they were in... More >>

  • Cut Ups

    published October 20, 2011

    Any good pumpkin carver of legal age knows: There’s no greater thrill than combining sharp objects with alcohol, and Four Peaks Brewing... More >>

  • Punchbowl

    published October 20, 2011

    This weekend avid boxing fans can check out Real Steel, the new Hugh Jackman movie about fighting metal men. If you think that premise... More >>

  • Good Eats

    published October 13, 2011

    Full disclosure: I was at last year's Arizona Taco Festival, competing (for reasons I'm still trying to justify) in the Hot Chili Pepper Eating... More >>

  • Party Town

    published October 13, 2011

    Arizonans have always known how to party -- our first fair was held in 1884, long before our Southwest territory was even a state. Dubbed the... More >>

  • Hops Stop

    published October 6, 2011

    Quick history lesson for your unknowing ass: Oktoberfest began way back in 1810 with the marriage of Bavarian royals Princess Theresa and... More >>

  • Pretend Play

    published October 6, 2011

    While most folks are loath to admit it to their significant other, they’re likely skilled at the art faking sexual thrills. It can be... More >>

  • Use the Fork

    published September 29, 2011

    Put your hands out in front of you, fingers spread wide, and then press each ringfinger and thumb together. There. Now you’re doing “The... More >>

  • Stroke Force

    published September 22, 2011

    If you’ve ever driven over Tempe Town Lake, you’ve probably entertained the thought of jumping in for a swim. But after eyeing the... More >>

  • Twitterpated

    published September 15, 2011

    Under normal circumstances, downing a few beers inside the confines of a protected bird sanctuary isn’t a recommended activity. Given claims... More >>

  • Patriot Acts

    published September 8, 2011

    If you detect a recent upsurge of flags waving, patriotism being espoused, or recordings of Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless America”... More >>

  • Captain Morgan

    published September 1, 2011

    At this point in the career of actor-comedian Tracy Morgan, it’s likely you’re familiar with some of his belly laugh-inducing... More >>

  • In the Cards

    published August 25, 2011

    Calling all card sharks: Think you can maintain that rock-solid poker face while facing the flop against local celebrities like Grant Hill and... More >>

  • Summer Guide: Beer

    published June 2, 2011

    There is no food in my refrigerator. Fruits are relegated to the cupboard; cheeses and deli meats turned away entirely. There's a lone... More >>

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