The weeklong Scottsdale Culinary Fest came to an extravagant end last night at the annual Best of the Fest dinner held at the Scottsdale Hyatt Regency. The event brought out eight of the Valley's top chefs who each prepared a coursed dinner for two tables of guests. It's a sort of unofficial competi ... More >>
One thing about being behind the bar for as long as I have is that part of my mind is an overstuffed Rolodex full of drink recipes. Sometimes things get misfiled (there's a slight chance I'll make you a Negroni when you ask for an Americano), but I generally have at least passing familiarity with mo ... More >>
This summer I took a trip of epic proportions, leaving the hot, sweltering desert for the cool, mosquito-filled vastness of Alaska and points north. I saw amazing sights--bears, whales, glaciers, rain forests, rivers two miles wide, etc.--before school forced my return to this urban existence. All ... More >>
If you can't stand the heat -- get in the kitchen. On Thursday, June 13, at 6 p.m. at the Lounge at Crescent Ballroom, Chow Bella writers are warming up for summer with "Fried," an evening of true stories. Admission is free; food and drink will be available for sale. There are a few ingredients th ... More >>
Sunday is Mother's Day, and (especially if you don't do it throughout the year) you'd better find a way to honor the woman that gave you life. Brunch is the traditional meal of the holiday, and there are plenty of those in the Phoenix area if your mom loves waffles, omelettes, and bacon. But there a ... More >>
We're big fans of the farmers market scene, really. But sometimes, Saturday mornings just have to be spent sleeping in, and it's not like we can go two weeks without getting our local food fix. Enter, Edible Exchange Market. See also: - The Edible Exchange Lets Small Businesses Barter for Their ... More >>
The Spot: Gilbert Farmer's Market, Open Saturday from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. See Also: - Old Town Scottsdale Farmer's Market: What We Bought, What We Skipped and What We're Still Lusting Over - Gilbert Farmers Market: Beautiful Beef, Alaskan Salmon, and The Salts of The Earth - Gilbert Food Truck ... More >>
If you love local food trucks, Food Network, or Man v. Food on the Travel Channel, here's an event for you.
The world didn't end on December 21, giving us even more reason to celebrate our asses off on December 31 as we ring in the New Year. Some New Year's celebrations feel lackluster, but this one is gearing up to be a celebration you won't want to miss. If you still don't know where you're drinking and ... More >>
The craft beer movement has been steadily growing in Phoenix over the past few years, and now all the hard work we've done downing pints and sampling flights has paid off with one really big event. The first Phoenix Brewers Invitational Festival will take place from noon to 10 p.m. on Friday, Decemb ... More >>
Beer: Baltic Porter Brewery: Alaskan Brewing Co. Style: Baltic Porter ABV: 9.8 percent Alaskan Brewing is known for their Smoked Porter, and why not? The beer's won more golds than Michael Phelps, impressing so many beer judges that they've basically made the brew the standard by which all other ... More >>
See also: New Documentary Bigger Than Sound Tracks the Career of Local Promoter Charlie LevyIf you didn't catch the screening of Bigger Than Sound at ASU's downtown journalism school last May, then chances are you probably haven't seen the student-made documentary that chronicles the career of local ... More >>
See also: Craft Beer of the Week: Schneider Aventinus Weizenbock T. Cook's at the Royal Palms Resort invited guests to an Alaskan Beer pairing dinner last night, in what it hopes will be the first in a series of beer pairings to run throughout the fall and winter. The evening featured a variety of ... More >>
See also: Five Must-See Summer Olympics Parties See also: The Best and Worst Olympic Theme Songs in History In case you don't remember from last time the Olympics rolled around, watching athletes burn hundreds of calories can really get you thinking...about dinner. And since we're about to be bomba ... More >>
Remember back in of December when I told you that the famed Magnolia Bakery in New York was going to start shipping their cupcakes nationwide? Well here they are. Aren't they pretty? As a huge fan of the bakery's cupcakes (and cookies, and brownies, and coffee, and aprons) and without plans ... More >>
Zach Fowle Beer for Brains sure knows how to throw a party. On Saturday, close to 800 beer lovers soaked themselves in suds at the RAREaffair, thrown by the Beer for Brains Foundation. Held at Talking Stick Resort, this no-limit food-and-drink-tasting event featured more than 75 beers for s ... More >>
Image: Paula GroundwaterLenore Groundwater, 93, of Green Valley, won a famous fish Derby in Alaska last weekend by reeling in a 16.58-pound salmon. A 93-year-old great-grandma from Green Valley reeled in a 16.58-pound fish last Saturday to become queen for a day in Alaska's famed Va ... More >>
eastbranchlodge.comHere's a tip: Next time you go moose hunting in Alaska, you have to fill out your "hunting report card" whether you manage to snag a moose or not.Unfortunately for 57-year-old Phoenix resident Peter Amador, he didn't know that -- and he's now charged with failing to repor ... More >>
Hey there, fellow procrastinators. Something tells us you still haven't made brunch reservations. You probably wouldn't be here if you had. Lucky you, we decided to combine our previous Mother's Day Roundups into one GIANT roundup. A one-stop Mother's Day brunch extravaganza of sorts. We've even ... More >>
Didn't see anything that you liked yesterday, in our first roundup? That's cool, we have plenty more. Lots more. Like more then a dozen. We want you to know all your options but we'll make it quick. Ready? Here we go...Sapporo in Scottsdale will be open this Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. offerin ... More >>
Family Fresh Cooking Hungry for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives?Spring Chef's DinnerEvery month, Scottsdale's ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho turns one boring Monday night into an exciting evening of food and drinks. The Month of May is no exception. Monday, Ma ... More >>
www.theknead4speed.comHungry for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives?Wine Dinner at The BouldersLatilla at The Boulders Resort is hosting a Winemakers Dinner this Thursday, October 14. The recently overhauled restaurant's Executive Chef, Michael Pieton will ... More >>
smeeksHungry for for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives?Independents WeekThere are only a couple days left to use your golden coupon, folks! In case you haven't already heard, Independents Week is a week to get out there and support as many locally owned ... More >>
www.simplebites.netHungry for for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives?Fat Cat Wine DinnerMake your reservations now for your chance to join Fat Cat Restaurant and Lounge in downtown Chandler for their Wines of Argentina Dinner tomorrow, June 10th. The ... More >>
The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office released records to New Times that seem to contradict our notion that the SCA fishing trip in Alaska may have been funded by the county. To the office's credit, the taxpayer-funded trip to Alaska taken by Sheriff's Office personnel in late October to early Novemb ... More >>
A couple of weeks ago, we related how a top official with the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office met with some rich guys during a fishing trip in Alaska three years ago. As we were told by the lawyer for the rich guys, Grant Woods, the Alaska trip -- which was attended by MCSO Director Larry Black -- ... More >>
You may ditch the SUV after watching this documentary
Before every restaurant in creation jumped on the "local art" bandwagon, coffee houses were the place to go for cool art. You know, the kind of packed hangout with comfy mismatched chairs and moth-eaten sofas that every artist in town was clamoring to showcase their works in. Killer painti ... More >>
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At the same time hundreds of dead gray whales were washing up on beaches, their birthrate was plunging. Theories abound, but little hard data has been gathered to solve this environmental puzzle.
Why is an Alaskan hunter gunning for a giant bear - in a Phoenix strip joint?
Siberian Eskimos on the edge of the Earth and the brink of starvation saved their lives and their culture by reviving the lost tradition of whale hunting. Now they worry the gray whales are poisoned.
Mystery, Alaska, scores a hat trick
The Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution has been established in Mo Udall's name. Would he even like it?