• Calendar

    June 26, 2014
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    June 9, 2014

    On Lagunitas IPA and Destination Drinking

    Beer: IPA Brewery: Lagunitas Brewing Co. Style: American IPA ABV: 6.2 percent When you work around craft beer, the most common question people ask is, "So, what's your favorite beer?" I'm never able to answer -- I freeze up like I've been stumped at the spelling bee and usually mumble something un ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2014

    Here Are the Winners of the AmeriCAN Canned Craft Beer Festival -- and Details About the Event This Saturday

    When it comes to beer events in this town, the AmeriCAN Canned Craft Beer Festival is definitely one of our favorites. And it's not just because we think cans are the best vehicle for delivering ice cold beer to our mouths. This year's festival, which will be held on Saturday, May 17, will bring m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2014

    Say Hola to Elevation Beer Co. and Its Imperial Horchata Porter, Señorita

    Beer: Señorita Brewery: Elevation Beer Co. Style: Imperial Porter ABV: 8.4 percent In a speech delivered to thousands of attendees at this year's Craft Brewers Conference, Paul Gatza told a story about bad beer. It was at a beer festival a few months earlier, the director of the Brewers Associati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2014

    Modern Grove Neighborhood Eatery & Market to Open April 8 in North Phoenix

    A new neighborhood spot for breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee, and drinks is coming to north Phoenix at 15530 N. Tatum Blvd. Suite 160, on the northwest corner of Tatum Boulevard and Greenway Road. Modern Grove Neighborhood Eatery & Market, an eatery and market, will celebrate its grand opening tomor ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 23, 2014
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    December 3, 2013

    Belgian Chocolate Shop and Cafe Comes to Old Town Scottsdale

    Luxury chocolates have arrived in Old Town Scottsdale by way of Belgium -- and just in time for holiday gift-giving. Chocolade van Brugge, 4225 North Marshall Way, comes courtesy of local owners Frederiek and Christine Verbeke. The couple's new shop, which opened in November, features an assortmen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2013

    Goose Island Lolita and Her Sour Sisters

    Beer: Lolita Brewery: Goose Island Beer Co. Style: American Wild Ale ABV: 9 percent "We live not only in a world of thoughts, but also in a world of things. Words without experience are meaningless." ― Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita Eloquent, no? It's not often I get to quote literature in this spa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2013

    Crooked Stave Surette: A Good Introduction

    Beer: Surette Brewery: Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project Style: Saison ABV: 6.2 percent Another day, another new brewery in Phoenix. This week's rookie has landed on shelves after a relatively short flight from Denver, but tasting their beers might make you think they came from Belgium. Chad Yakob ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2013

    European-Style Coffee Shop Coming to Scottsdale in September

    Java hounds on the hunt for a coffee shop with a European edge may want to make note of Altitude Coffee Lab. Coming to the McCormick Ranch area in early September, Altitude Coffee Lab will feature an in-house roasting system, rare and exotic beans, and "a relaxed European-style atmosphere reminisce ... More >>

  • Music

    May 23, 2013
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    May 6, 2013

    Ten FIDY, Oskar Blues and the Canned Beer Apocalypse

    Beer: Ten FIDY Brewery: Oskar Blues Brewery Style: Imperial Stout ABV: 10.5 percent As we inch ever closer to the third annual AmeriCAN Canned Craft Beer Festival our discussion of aluminum cylinders continues, and it's only right that at this point we bring up Oskar Blues. See also: - 2013 Ameri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2013

    Scottsdale Culinary Festival Burger Battle: The Results Are In!

    Judging by the bustling crowd at Scottsdale Stadium on Thursday evening, it's safe to say the second annual Burger Battle at the Scottsdale Culinary Festival was quite the success. I know I had a great time. But then, when you can smell the aroma of sizzling burgers from almost a quarter-mile away, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2013

    Now Available in Arizona: Upright Seven

    Beer: Seven Brewery: Upright Brewing Co. Style: Saison ABV: 8 percent Not sure if you guys have noticed, but craft beer is going all Manifest Destiny right now. With the likes of New Belgium, Oskar Blues, and Green Flash breaking ground on East Coast facilities, big brands are going nationwide. Ev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2013

    Authority Zero is Stronger With The Tipping Point

    Mesa's reggae/punk outfit Authority Zero has come a long way over the course of its nearly two-decade-long career. The band quickly moved up from intimate (often free) local shows to playing Warped Tour, and eventually, touring the world. Authority Zero is now a household name in the local scene, an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2012

    Inaugural Phoenix Brewers Invitational Festival Coming December 7 and 8

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2012

    Five Things to Eat and Drink This Weekend

    Looking for something to put in your mouth this weekend? We've got you covered. Check out what's on our plate. See also: - Join Amy Binkley, Tracey Dempsey, and More Top Female Chefs at Getting Our Just Desserts - Food, Beer & Wine Samples at the 8th Annual Certified Local Fall Festival Chiles & ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2012

    AndyTalk: Underneath the Tough Exterior of Butternut Squash

    It takes a steady hand and a little nerve to hack into the armor-like skin on a butternut squash. Luckily, the skin is the only thing hard about butternut squash.

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2012

    AndyTalk: The Winning Combo of Cauliflower and Mayonnaise

    I've made the cauliflower rubbed with olive oil and I've made it with butter. Mayonnaise is, hands-down, the best way to coat the cauliflower.

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2012

    Three Things to Eat Drink, Drink, and Bake this Weekend, The Craft Beer Edition

    See Also: Here Come The Growlers: Starting at Midnight, Bars Can Hand Over 64 oz To Go Happy weekend Chow Bella friends! Ready for another road trip? This time we're heading out west to sunny Palm Springs, California for one of the desert's biggest craft beer parties. Then we'll head home for a f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2012

    Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale

    Beer: Indian Brown Ale Brewery: Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Style: American Brown Ale ABV: 7.2 percent See also: Sierra Nevada/Dogfish Head Life & Limb See also: New Belgium/The Lost Abbey Brett Beer The Beer Judge Certification Program (the major authority that certifies and ranks judges for homeb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2012

    Moa Imperial Stout

    Beer: Moa Imperial Stout Brewery: Moa Brewing Company Style: Russian Imperial Stout ABV: 10.2 percent See also: Sonoran FFF See also: New Belgium/The Lost Abbey Brett Beer 9 p.m., Sunday night. CSI has been called in to investigate a crime scene. Lieutenant David Caruso arrives at the taped-off Te ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 21, 2012
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    June 8, 2012

    Here's a Sneak Peek at Payton Curry's Menu for Brat Haus

    With a "coming soon" announcement first reported in January, Brat Haus, an artisan sausage and craft beer concept from restaurateur Dave Andrea (formerly with Old Town Tortilla Factory, Wild Noodles, and Fat Slim's BBQ), has been keeping diners' curiosities fed with several events and social media u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2012

    Last Night's Scottsdale Culinary Festival Chocolate & Wine Experience Not So Chocolatey

    To me, one of chocolate's best properties is the fact that it doesn't need to be super sweet to feel incredibly indulgent. A blissful chocolate is smooth, rich, dark, and simple. My current favorite is Chocolove's Orange Peel, and I expected the Scottsdale Culinary Festival's only dessert event woul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    Eleven Favorite Ice Cream Shops in Greater Phoenix

    Ever since Italy and France began making iced and flavored confections made from milk or cream in the 17th century, ice cream has become one of the most successfully cool, dairy-based treats on the planet. Not sorbet, ices, or gelato (we promise those lists will come later), here are 11 of our favor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2012

    Magnolia Cupcakes Straight from New York and Some of Our Favorite Brewers Win Good Food Awards

    ​ 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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2011

    Four Peaks to Open Third Location in Summer 2012

    ​But don't get too excited. The popular Tempe brewery and restaurant has plans in the works for a third location but it will mostly be used for the production of the Four Peaks favorite, Kiltlifter. We have known this for sometime, the big question has just been where's it going to go?Un ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    Cafe Bink's Sunday Dinner and Beer Braised Beans in Today's Eater's Digest

    The Bitten Word​ Hungry for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives?Farm to Table, Again. Okay, I think this is going to be the last time we talk about farm to anything for awhile. Pat Duncan and his farm must be exhausted hosting these dinners twice a week (I k ... More >>

  • News

    April 7, 2011
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    March 30, 2011

    Top 10 Craft Beers for Pussies

    There will be none of that in here sir. ​So you have found yourself on a date with that hot hipster chick from the office. Lucky you. She insists that the two of you stop by her favorite super-cool beer and wine bar because "Hipsters so don't hang out there." You know you have been tricked the sec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2010

    Brewed For Battle: Saisons

    Jonathan McNamaraFantome Hiver, Saison Dupont, and Dupont Foret. ​At what point does one elevate from merely drinking beer to being a full-on beer snob? Answer: when you feel compelled to tell other people what to drink. And the inevitable result of this peculiar ailment is the beer argument. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2010

    Brewed For Battle: Witbier

    ​At what point does one elevate from merely drinking beer to being a full-on beer snob? Answer: when you feel compelled to tell other people what to drink. And the inevitable result of this peculiar ailment is the beer argument. In the spirit of all great beer-related discussions, we present ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2010

    Greek Fest, Tour De Fat, Taco Party, Ocktober Fest, and Cherry Jigglers in Today's Eater's Digest​Hungry for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives?When it Rains, it PoursWe have one busy weekend ahead of us folks! With no less then six events going on this weekend, we are going to have to manage out time wisely.  T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2010

    Canadian Man Pleads Guilty to Selling Fake Cancer Drugs in Arizona and Abroad Chuck Norris​At the federal courthouse in Phoenix this morning, a Canadian man pleaded guilty to selling counterfeit cancer medication over the Internet to victims in Arizona and as far away as Belgium.Hazim Gaber, 22, of Edmonton, Canada, pleaded guilty to f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2010

    2010 Strong Beer Festival: 10 Clues You Were There

    Jonathan McNamaraYup. There was a ton of beer at the Strong Beer Festival as evidenced by these jokers. Slideshow here. ​Were you at the 2010 Strong Beer Festival in downtown Phoenix Saturday?Seriously, this is not a rhetorical question. If you were at the annual fest -- relocated from Mesa to Cen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2009

    Draft Magazine's The Big Pour...Or At Least What We Remember From It

    Jonathan McNamaraDelicious Fat Tire. See more shots in our Big Pour slide show. ​What do you do when faced with multiple beers from multiple breweries? That's right, drink 'em all! That's precisely what we (attempted) to do at Draft Magazine's The Big Pour last weekend. The beer festival too ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2009

    Lisa G Rallying Restaurant Community for Lionel Geuskens

    Lionel GeuskensWith one post of her Facebook and another on her Twitter account yesterday, Lisa Giungo (of Lisa G Cafe Wine Bar) raised $250 and two plane tickets for her longtime friend and colleague, Lionel Geuskens. And that was just in one day, "so I know I can get him home," she says. The fo ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 29, 2009

    Err Martial

    The Muscles from Brussels returns with sad-faced new flick

  • Calendar

    January 29, 2009

    Magical Prehistory Tour

    Gallery presents first local Haring show since ’91

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2009

    Brew Review: Lindeman's Kriek and Cassis

    We interrupt this regularly scheduled Brew Review to bring you a taste sensation direct from Belgium given to us by a fellow beer connoisseur. You may have already guessed by the frothing beer float (that's what I said) floating over there on the right of the screen that today we're drinking a coupl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2008

    Local Label Spotlight: Funzalo Records

    Believe it or not, there are a handful of excellent indie record labels in the great state of Arizona, boasting rosters with some of our finest local artists and some hot underground national acts, as well. This week, we'd like to give a shout-out to Funzalo Records.

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2007
  • Culture

    May 31, 2007

    Amblin' Man

    The "topical pop" creations of a bass-playing adventurer

  • Music

    February 3, 2005

    Bury Your Dead, and Walls of Jericho

    Hardcore tour shakes the Jar

  • Dining

    March 7, 2002

    Have It Our Way

    Baked Bean Dippers? They're a hit at BK in the U.K.

  • Dining

    February 28, 2002

    Got Milk?

    Order a grande latte in Italy and that's what you'll get

  • Music

    March 2, 2000

    Siren Songs

    Lords of Acid sells sex to ravers

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    July 4, 1996
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    September 8, 1994
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