Not that there's ever a bad time for sangria, but sunny days and warmer temperatures mean that you might want to perk up your wine with some fruit, brandy, and other delicious sweetness. We asked three Valley restaurants to give up their amazing in house sangria recipes and tips (Did you know you ca ... More >>
Forks up, Phoenix! Chow Bella and Roosevelt Row present the third annual Pie Social Saturday, November 3rd, from 2 to 6 p.m. on Roosevelt Row in downtown Phoenix. We've got an all-star line up of bakers making pies for you to taste, and from now til Pie Social, we'll introduce them to you, one by on ... 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. I pity the poor Cosmopolitan. At the turn of the 21st century, it becam ... More >>
Love it or hate it -- AZ Restaurant Week (Spring Edition) is officially over Sunday night. According to Bernie Kantak, chef and co-owner of Citizen Public House, this calls for a celebration. But then, with Kantak, what doesn't? He and his partners Richie Moe and Andrew Fritz are hosting a late ... More >>
Since there's really no better accessory than a cocktail in your hand, each week Jackalope Ranch brings you a tasty adult beverage from one of our favorite drinking establishments, complete with recipe. This week: Tongue-n-Groove at The Little Woody. While some are still lamenting the loss of ... More >>
Inside Citizen R D. After months of work, the tiny lounge above Citizen Public House, Citizen R D, is now open to the public -- if you can actually get in. Accessible from only an outside staircase next to a smelly garbage dump behind the restaurant, would-be guests must c ... More >>
Both the Orient Express cocktail and the Korean Short Ribs looked beautiful, but the short ribs' consistency left us wanting. The Spot: Jimmy Woo's Sushi & Asian Bistro, 4233 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, (480) 945-4669. jimmywoos.com The Hours: 3 to 7 p.m. daily The Details: The ... More >>
Zach Fowle On Thursday, Scottsdale's Citizen Public House held its first-ever Cocktail Pairing Dinner. This "nod to pernod" featured cocktails from three of the Valley's top tenders -- Richie Moe, chief mixologist and partner at Citizen; Kris Korf, Citizen's bartender; and Travis Nass of Ra ... More >>
Hannah HayesIt looks like skinny margaritas aren't the only low-cal cocktails taking over the Valley. Take it from Bravo reality star Bethenny Frankel, who made an appearance in Scottsdale last week to promote her recently launched line of Skinnygirl ready-to-serve drinks. Originally, the line b ... More >>
Zach FowleRichie Moe of Citizen Public House pops his bar cherry at the first-ever cocktail pairing dinner.There's a first time for everything and I'm hoping if this event ends up being half as cool as it sounds, it won't be the last. For one night only, on Thursday, July 28, Citizen Public ... More >>
Mark Tomlinson (a.k.a. DJ Dark Mark)Name: Mark Tomlinson AKA: DJ Dark Mark Genres spun: I started out playing with what I knew best -- EBM, industrial, and rhythmic noise. As of late I have been mixing a lot of dubstep and drum 'n' bass into my industrial sets. Current schedule: I am one of th ... More >>
Sink something other than putts at the TPC
A particularly giddy (and macabre) holiday reveler in a much colder part of the country created her own Frosty the Snowman cocktail (aka Frosty-tail) this weekend -- and it was too cute not to share. The drink is a combo of snow (the real thing!), diet ginger ale and ... More >>
The Spot: Avalon 7707 East McDowell Road, Scottsdale 480.656.0010 http://www.avalon-scottsdale.com Catherine Slye
If you've ever been to the Scottsdale Culinary Festival, you know that it's a world apart from Phoenix's other major culinary events. Some say the festival has slowly spiraled into an all-out drunkfest. Others believe it has evolved to separate the ... More >>
Think you can whip this up in an hour? Good luck."You're going to hear a lot of interesting language today," announced Chef James Porter, host of today's Challenge to the Chefs at the Scottsdale Culinary Festival and owner of Petite Maison. The question is, was he referring to th ... More >>
Who can resist a weather-centric special? Especially when it involves booze?Not me. I talk a good game about wanting a cup of hot tea, but I would not refuse a Jameson's Irish Coffee if one mysteriously appeared in front of me.This week's crappy weather is reason to celebrate at Cadillac Ranch&nb ... More >>
This winter season, the specialty cocktails offered on the happy hour menu of Spotted Donkey Cantina in north Scottsdale will have you feeling like it's a lot warmer, as the chic southwest Mexican restaurant presents sweet, brightly colored drinks more suited for the beach than for cold mo ... More >>
Lauren GilgerThe CenPhopolitan at SideBar in downtown Phoenix.There are 57 vodkas, two shelves of tequila and 50 different kinds of beers taking up the limited shelf space of SideBar in downtown Phoenix. For a bar that's about the size of a college dorm room, that's not too shabby. OK, a college s ... More >>
Less Pain Forever has its brains and eats them, too
Waiting to inhale
Intrigue on the cheap
Culinary fest tries new tropical theme
Jett and her faithful manservant, Kreme, pop by Pantera's for a Tuesday night of Foxy Boxing.
P-town's Pleasure Squad squeezes into Scottsdale's swank Six Lounge for a Satanic Red Sunday.
P-town's original playa-pimp pair stops by Amsterdam for a quickie manicure.
- and just in time for Labor Day weekend
Wanna see members of the Rat Pack buy drinks for wannabe supermodels? Check out The Merc.
Our night shift explores the rowdy gay gangsta hip-hop scene
The night crew checks out an after-hours hot spot
Our night owls hit the street for some action
The clean, sparkling flavors that epitomize regional Italian cuisine
Starting a paper's not for the faint of heart. Duh!bya's Justice Department kooks made ending one even more harrowing.
Coup Des Tartes
No more "Chardonnays that taste like baseball bats"
The Gerard L. Cafesjian Pavilion of the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
Beat Angel Brian Smith's 10 Greatest Atrocities in '96
IF YOU RIDE AN ITALIAN SCOOTER, SKA DANCE AND WEAR SKINNY TIES, YOU'RE A HEPCAT. JUST ASK BOB DARNELL.
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