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    October 31, 2013
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    March 11, 2013

    Sunday Devoured in Phoenix: Decadent 'Til You Drop

    After all of the goodness Saturday's Devoured offered, we sent two more of Chow Bella's finest out to tag team the over 40 vendors at the event on Sunday. Heather Hoch and Minerva Orduna roamed the aisles of Devoured at Phoenix Art Museum to bring you the good, the bad and the blah of the event. Dig ... More >>

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    January 10, 2013

    Dwayne Allen of Rum Bar Gives a Tasty Tutorial on Rum

    If you've ever been inclined to dismiss rum as a legitimate spirit because of slushy vats of hot pink strawberry daiquiris, flaming tiki drinks or frat boys chugging Bacardi and Coke, hang on one little minute. Dwayne Allen, who co-owns The Breadfruit and Rum Bar with his partner Danielle Leoni, is ... More >>

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    October 4, 2012

    Mark Bosworth, Former Real Estate "Guru," Claims He was Conned Into Trying to Cash a Fraudulent Check

    Mark Bosworth, a former Valley real-estate maverick who once boasted he owned $50 million in property, claims he was conned into trying to cash a bogus, $4,500 check. The felony forgery charge he's fighting could result in jail time. It's an ignominious -- though somewhat expected -- turn of events ... More >>

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    September 28, 2012

    How to Make the Perfect Mai Tai

    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. After working for five years at the now-shuttered Trader Vic's in Scott ... More >>

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    June 18, 2012

    Rum Bar Launches A-RUM-a-Therapy Social Hour: $5 Rum Punch to Cure All Y'all's Ills

    Dwayne Allen and Danielle Leoni bring a taste of the Caribbean to downtown Phoenix via The Breadfruit and Rum Bar -- the one a cheery Jamaican restaurant and the other a cozy hideaway featuring more than 100 brands of premium rum. Now that summer is in full swing, the two have decided customers need ... More >>

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    March 14, 2012

    Pop Your Cocktail Party Cherry with Advice from Chow Bella's Resident Bartender

    Since I sling drinks for a living, I get to hear quite a bit about people planning soirées at their houses. These descriptions of upcoming cocktail parties always come with an implication that they are looking for feedback on how to better throw their party. So, since many of you likely have the sa ... More >>

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    February 22, 2012

    Sipping Rums: Beyond Bacardi

    After working at Trader Vic's for its entire five-year run at the beautiful Hotel Valley Ho, I developed quite an appreciation for rum. Most people's familiarity with rum is limited to a mere two brands: Bacardi and Captain Morgan. Sometimes people are also familiar with Sailor Jerry. It's a crying ... More >>

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    January 19, 2012

    Chef Danielle Leoni's Appleton Rum Scallops

    ​Yesterday The Breadfruit's Chef Danielle Leoni told us she'd be teaching how to make Appleton Rum Scallops at the Winter Chef Series later this month. Well we've got a sneak preview for those of you who just can wait. Appleton Rum Sea Scallops Serves 2 Ingredients: 4 Large Diver Scallops ... More >>

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    January 18, 2012

    Chef Danielle Leoni of The Breadfruit, Part Two

    Lauren Saria ​Today we've got the second part of our chat with Chef Danielle Leoni of The Breadfruit. Although the restaurant's been open for several years, The Breadfruit stays true to its roots and original mission to offer fresh, Jamaican cuisine in a friendly, casual atmosphere. Leoni pride ... More >>

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    November 22, 2011

    Is Defense Attorney David Appleton a Murderer?

    MCSODefense attorney David Appleton​Scottsdale defense attorney David Appleton fatally shot a father of three during an apparent road-rage incident earlier this month. Yesterday, we learned that the second-degree murder charge against him has been dropped -- for now."We've asked the Scottsdale Pol ... More >>

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    November 21, 2011

    Murder Charge Dropped Against David Appleton, Lawyer Who Fatally Shot Man During Road-Rage Incident

    ​The second-degree murder charge against David Appleton, a Scottsdale defense attorney who fatally shot a motorist during an apparent road-rage incident earlier this month, has been dropped, the County Attorney's Office confirms to New Times. However, that doesn't mean he won't eventually be charg ... More >>

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    November 14, 2011

    David Appleton -- Scottsdale Defense Attorney Accused of Murdering Motorist -- Has History of Road-Rage Incidents

    MCSO Attorney David Appleton has been involved in three road-rage incidents since March. His latest ended with Appleton fatally shooting an unarmed motorist.​David Appleton, a Scottsdale defense attorney who once served as the president of the Phoenix Trial Lawyer's Association, fatally sho ... More >>

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    November 11, 2011

    Scottsdale Defense Attorney David Appleton Faces Murder Rap After Road-Rage Shooting

    Scottsdale Police DepartmentDavid Appleton, the former president of the Phoenix Trial Lawyer's Association, fatally shot a man during an apparent road rage incident last night.​"Inconsistencies" in his story about fatally shooting a man during an apparent road-rage incident last night has led to t ... More >>

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    September 1, 2011

    Three Favorite Phoenix Rum Cocktails

    The Dark & Stormy cocktail at J&G Steakhouse is the perfect late-summer cooler​Crisp, citrus-y and mixed liberally with ice, a nice tropical tipple is the perfect late-summer cooler. Here are three Valley bars serving up great rum cocktails. 1. The Dark & Stormy at the J&am ... More >>

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    July 31, 2009

    Recipe: Mai Tai from Trader Vic's

    Lauren GilgerThe Mai Tai at Trader Vic's.​When J.K. Grence is working behind the bar at Trader Vic's at the Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale, he imagines himself to be playing Penn to the other bartender's Teller. "I'm standing there talking constantly," he laughs, "while he's just standing the ... More >>