For more than a year now, Shady's bartender and regular Chow Bella contributor JK Grence, has been providing invaluable advice to the alcohol-infused masses with his "Last Call" column. Considering this grand milestone, we decided to take a look back at some of his best tips as we head into the summ ... More >>
Ring the bell, it's time for Last Call, where JK Grence, bartender at Shady's, serves up booze advice and recipes. Got a burning question for your bartender? Leave it in the comments and it might be answered in a future column.
Mardi Gras is coming up quick. The fuel of Fat Tuesday's debauchery is, ... More >>
Now that it's November and the election is over, one thing is on every American's mind: Thanksgiving. This year it's fairly early -- Thursday, November 22 -- so it'll sneak up before you know it. If thinking about two weeks of planning, stocking up, and preparing to cook for a large group leaves you ... More >>
I've fallen under the spell of a classic summer beverage, the shandy. It doesn't get much simpler to make: First, get some beer, not too dark; lagers and wheat beers work great. Then, get your hands on some sparkling lemonade or citrus-flavored soda like 7-Up. Mix together in equal parts (or to tast ... More >>
Move over Margarita, your Spanish 3rd cousin, Sangria is popping up on menus all over town.
The refreshing summertime concoction of red (or white) wine and boozy fruit layered over ice has become a menu staple for Valley restaurants. Here are 10 of our very favorites.
10. Sangria Blanco, La Bocc ... More >>
Nothing says "I love you" quite like an inappropriate public drunken make-out session at your local bar. It's also a good way to scare off your friends and the fastest way for the entire place to suggest the two of you get a room. Save yourself the embarrassment and keep your friends by shaki ... More >>
What would you pick for your last meal?It's estimated that the average human will consume more than 85,000 meals in his or her lifetime. And some are inevitably more important or memorable than others (such as Thanksgiving or Christmas dinners, wedding feasts, or at impor ... More >>
"Weezy"Legally challenged hip-hopster Lil Wayne, currently serving a year-long jail sentence in New York, is apparently a pretty funny dude now that he's not in a "purple-drank"-and-weed-induced haze."Purple drank," for those not hip to the rap scene, is a mixture of prescription-strength cough s ... More >>
E. GrovesThere are so many energy drinks on the market these days, and so few that truly stand out -- even visually. A walk down the energy drink aisle at the store becomes a monotonous montage of black and silver aluminum, decorated with various logos in bright orange and florescent green. But t ... More >>
Mike Bunker's Strawberry-Coconut Mojito at The Mission in Old Town Scottsdale.
Mike Bunker's concoctions at The Mission in Old Town are often sweet, often strong, and almost always delivered with a touch of flair.
"I feel like I have a good palate for cocktails," he says. "And ... More >>