Michael Carter lives in a Southern-style storybook, on a piece of meticulously maintained property in the heart of Tempe, covered in lush bermuda grass, pecan and mulberry trees. This is a common meeting place for Jared & The Mill, and given their country-infused folk-pop sound, it's about as comple ... More >>
Some people seem to misunderstand the concept of April Fools' Day.One such person is 27-year-old Phuoc Tran, who police say stole a $25,000 diamond as his April Fools' Day "prank."
Just when you thought the land of fast food promotions couldn't get any more convoluted, Panda Express is offering a free serving of Golden Szechuan fish with any purchase-- you know, so you can have another meal with your meal. This April Fool's Day deal, which they're promoting as April Fish Day d ... More >>
There's no better day than today, April Fools' Day, to explain the latest goings-on with Sheriff Joe Arpaio's "birther" gang.Yes, the phony "investigation" of President Obama's birth certificate still exists, and no, there's no actual evidence yet.
Scope Mouthwash pulled off quite the April Fool's joke with its weeklong campaign to introduce consumers to a new product: bacon-flavored mouthwash. We'll admit, they really had us going, thanks to a dedicated product website and a well-produced video released a full four days before April 1. See ... More >>
Welcome to Chow Bella's Bites & Dishes, where Valley chefs and restaurateurs respond to a question New Times food critic Laura Hahnefeld has on her mind. Have a question you'd like to ask? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.With today being April Fools' Day, there's a good chance many of us will ei ... More >>
There are an estimated 300 Grateful Dead tribute bands--by one website's account--including the Tempe-based Xtra Ticket. But of all those bands, only Dark Star Orchestra actually play the Dead. Let us be a little clearer. DSO picks a Grateful Dead show from a list of thousands spanning the Dead's 4 ... More >>
Beer: Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout Brewery: Wynkoop Brewing Co. Style: Foreign Export Stout ABV: 7.5 percent This week's beer is...huuurrrp. Excuse me. Um, this week's beer...HLEEAAHHHurkurkBLLEAAHH! Sorry, I just threw up in my mouth a little bit. Let's get a little distance between us and that pi ... More >>
Remember Martin Cizmar? He was our music critic at Phoenix New Times (left last year, he's now at the Willamette Week in Portland, Oregon) and he also kicked up some dust in the Phoenix food community. As you might recall, Cizmar got into a bit of a tiff with Earl's BBQ (there's still a "Wanted" ... More >>
jdfoods.net You call yourself a bacon lover. But are you a bacon lover? Baconlube is exactly what it sounds like -- the world's first bacon-flavored personal lubricant and massage oil.
New York PostCoheed and Cambria bassist Mic ToddYou guys heard this one, right? The one about how Michael "Mic" Todd -- the bassist from prog-rockers Coheed and Cambria -- robbed a Massachusetts Walgreens claiming he had a bomb for some bottles of Oxycontin this past Sunday? Yeah, I wish I was ma ... More >>
jaqian/FlickrChef Payton Curry, infamously known for his adventurous Christmas reindeer and Easter rabbit dinners, is doing a total one-eighty this year. Miffed that Caffe Boa is continuing his tradition of butchering Bugs, Curry is opting to serve a Vegan Easter Dinner on Sunday, April 24 at Wel ... More >>
nba.com/sunsMen against boys.The Phoenix Suns kept their fading playoff hopes alive against the Los Angeles Clippers Friday night before having them snuffed out for good by the San Antonio Spurs Sunday morning. Friday's 111-98 win against the Clippers was almost a cruel April Fool's Day pran ... More >>
http://twitter.com/papagobrewing Papago Brewing has removed all mentions of the Pliny prank from Facebook, but forgot to scrub Twitter. The apology tweet here goes to a dead link. An April Fool's Day prank by Scottsdale's Papago Brewing backfired Friday. In fact, the situation is ... More >>
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Last week, former Digestif and Caffe Boa chef Payton Curry announced he'd found the perfect location for his new pop-up-restaurant concept. Thursday afternoon, Curry signed a temporary lease on the classic Welcome Diner building at 10th Street and Roosevelt in downtown Phoenix. Curry plans ... More >>
Chef Payton Curry 's "Guerilla Gourmet"If you haven't already heard through the social media grapevine, tomorrow is the worldwide Twestival event -- basically, a Tweetup for charity with food, drinks and a silent auction. The event started in 2009 and has spread to over 200 cities around th ... More >>
Is it jumping the gun to wish it were April Fool's Day, instead of Valentine's Day? Not if you're a fan of Simply Bread's tasty artisanal baked goods. The five-year-old bakery -- which served 1,400 retail and restaurant customers -- reportedly shut down its operations yesterday. The c ... More >>
www.parker2010.comVernon Parker's mouthpiece Jason Rose and other conservative politicos have been squawking much about the Ben Quayle connection to Nik Richie's scandalously sexy website thedirty.com.It's been part of the mudslinging campaign featuring Parker and Quayle -- two of the candidates ... More >>
April Fool's Day was a week ago, so I guess the news is no joke: Citrus Cafe's current owner, Andrew Paparella Jr., was arrested by the Chandler P.D. for allegedly stealing customers' credit card info to order things online and then re-sell them on eBay, reports The Trib. Un-freaking-believabl ... More >>
So, Maria, what took you so long? The two e-mail missives below just arrived via third parties, and though I've yet to receive an official confirmation from the AZ Democratic Party, the letter from party Executive Director Maria Weeg announcing her resignation seems genuine. (It ain't April Fools' D ... More >>
By Martin Cizmar It's been a good day in metal, what with Metallica opening their World Tour here in Phoenix Tuesday night, and now Guns N' Roses announcing a release d ... More >>
Why were the nativists at the Paradise Valley Mall Saturday? "Why not?" sputtered American Freedom Riders founder Danny Smith in reply to my query. Hey, it's still a free country, kinda-sorta. And the AFR and other anti-illegal groups wanted to get out of the Thomas Road box this weekend, seeing tha ... More >>
Jim Moret & moi: As you can see, Jimbo's dreading that drive to Sells. Now that the word's out that our wildly successful Anna Nicole Smith spoof was, um, a spoof, I can reveal the events of this Monday that resulted in Thursday's Inside Edition segment on yours truly and the story of ANS' Nat ... More >>