Just the name Pastries N Chaat inspired wide eyes at last week's Chow Bella staff meeting, and it was determined that the first thing to try at the north Phoenix spot was dessert. We'll save c... More >>
A ballot initiative to legalize recreational marijuana use in Arizona is going to be filed this afternoon.
The campaign, backed by the Marijuana Policy Project, needs to gather about 150,000 sig... More >>
Wacko bigot preacher Brother Dean Saxton and a crew of fellow jerks harass the mosque in Tempe
I hate giving morons free publicity, but sometimes it's necessary to spotlight the stupid as a so... More >>
Immediately after the debut album (Dead) from Scotland's Young Fathers won the prestigious Mercury Prize, the group took off for Berlin to record a vastly different sophomore album.
Blending... More >>
By Andy Hermann and Besha Rodell
Our Coachella team had a blast rocking out to AC/DC, getting our swerve on in the craft beer garden and stepping over passed-out bros in the Sahara tent. But ... More >>
When a new spot opens in town, we can't wait to check it out -- and let you know our initial impressions, share a few photos, and dish about some menu items. First Taste, as the name implies, is... More >>
Vinyl nerds rejoice, Record Store Day is upon us! This Saturday marks what is arguably the best day of the year for record collectors -- short of a yard sale with an awesome collection at a cri... More >>
There's a lot more to girls than sugar, spice and everything nice. There's Uggs, glitter, and pumpkin recipe Pinterest boards, too. Just ask Iliza Shlesinger, winner of NBC's ... More >>
A question for the ages: Just how many abandoned absinthe fountains are out there? Disenchanted by the apparatus (tragically, just picture those heavy fountains metal-plated Lady Absinthe lifts ... More >>
It's all about variety this month as Third Friday April gives folks a chance to explore delicate wood burnings of moths inspired by ASU's entomology collection, acrylic paintings on watercolor p... More >>
Jason Eppworth giving a high five down low.Smack!...Smack!....Smack! "Woooo! Coachellaaaaaaaahhh! Gimmie five!"
That's the sound of a loud, burly Kentucky man high-fiving his way through the su... More >>
A man who fatally shot a tenant on his father's property in Mesa this weekend was arrested Wednesday after recanting his story about shooting the man in self-defense.
According to the Maricopa Co... More >>
Phoenix just got one step closer to suing the FAA over last year's flight-path changes at Sky Harbor Airport. Mayor Greg Stanton said the city could file as lawsuit as early as May 1.
"I have... More >>
Mitchell Hillman listens to more local music than just about anyone in the Valley. He presents his picks for best new music in his column, Right Hear Right Now.
Tigerface - "Slip Away"
After n... More >>
A few weeks ago, the guys behind Tempe's award-winning Arizona Distilling Co. drove out to the middle of the desert to stand in the field of grain pictured above. And while the hip-high stalks o... More >>
Aly Spaltro, known to the masses as Lady Lamb, manages herself, but most of all, she challenges herself. Her second full-length, After, is 12 songs of radio-friendly, bright-eyed folk pop, but... More >>
Inside the McDonald's at 1205 South Rural Road in Tempe, dinner guests sipped on soft drinks, munched on burgers, and surfed Facebook on their laptops.
Outside, 600 protesters lapped up again... More >>
Great Southwest Cajunfest
Saturday, April 18
On Saturday, the Great Southwest Cajunfest will be held downtown at the Margaret T. Hance Park from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. This event aims to transport ... More >>
If you've ever read the summaries of trashy romance novels on Amazon, then you know how tough it can be to write something both sexually provocative and not entirely silly.
Sexting isn't any di... More >>
Finding a Thai restaurant in the Valley is no problem. Finding an honest to goodness, true Thai place in the Valley -- now that's a struggle. Here at Chow Bella, we feel the pain of those cold, ... More >>
By Adam Lovinus
Time for weekend two of Coachella 2015, or amateur hour for doing drugs in the desert. Hopefully by now you've got your stash procured already. If not, there's always Palm Sp... More >>
The thieves approached the house under the cover of darkness, sneaking behind the two-bedroom dwelling in Chandler rented by Arizona State University student Zachary Rowe.
Rowe, 25, was a pre... More >>
The majority of federal and state dollars spent on Arizona anti-poverty programs go -- not to the unemployed -- but to college professors, home-healthcare nurses, child-care specialists, and oth... More >>
I've already extolled Laura Walsh's virtues already, but I have to reemphasize her talents once more. It's a shame that she's still not Phoenix-based, as her vocal range alone could place her in... More >>
Arizona lawmakers this year proposed a lot of changes to the state's driving laws, though only a few of them actually made the cut.
Below, check out seven changes to Arizona's driving laws that ... More >>
If you happen to be a die-hard fan of Battlestar Galactica -- well, the phenomenally popular 2004 reimagining of the classic sci-fi television series, that is -- and live in Arizona, its safe to... More >>
They certainly don't make video games like they used to way back when. While modern-day blockbuster titles like Assassin's Creed: Unity, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, and Grand Theft Auto V pa... More >>