Bill Johnson's Big Apple, the legendary Valley restaurant chain with five locations, is in trouble. Big, bankruptcy trouble.
In August 2011, Bill Johnson's, in business for 55 years, filed to reorganize in a Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding. Prior to the hearing in January, CEO Sherry Cameron, gra ... More >>
Uh oh! You better hurry up and make reservations for Valentine's Day or you're going to be stuck pretending like you actually planned a romantic dinner for two at home, a cooking disaster waiting to happen. Besides, cleaning up the kitchen will take away from, ahem, business time. Here is a ... More >>
James KingBen Quayle did not accept government funded health care, despite what Congressional Democrats might have told you.The egg is on the face of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee this morning for calling Arizona Congressman Ben Quayle a "hypocrite" for accepting government fund ... More >>
Hungry for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives?Valentine's Day DealsIf yesterday's Valentine's Day dinner suggestions were a little out of your price range (even though nothing is too good for that special someone) we have some relief for your wallet i ... More >>
The Big One
The average person's stomach can hold about a liter of food, or close to two pounds' worth. But who wants to be average? All over town, restaurants are offering up contests of confection, defying brave eaters to ingest more food than they should eat in a week -- dail ... More >>
For the most part, I try hard to heart Phoenix. Really. This city and I have a long history together, long enough that I remember the days when Bill Johnson's Big Apple was considered a night out on the town.
uglyblackjohn.blogspot.comI even remember when we had a Sambo's. I apprecia ... More >>
Ok, the title may be a little deceiving. We here at New Times will not be cooking your Thanksgiving feast for you. (Trust us, that's a good thing.) We are, however, ready to point you in the direction of some traditional -- and not so traditional -- Thanksgiving sit-down meals&nb ... More >>