Bill Smith

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2009

    Stoudemire's Downtown Takes a Hit

    You've been holing up and watching too many Phoenix Suns games on TV, folks. Meanwhile, Stoudemire's Downtown has been hurting for business (as well as dealing with a rent dispute with its landlord, according to ABC 15). The restaurant just filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The eatery is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2009

    Behind the Bar: Chase Crain at Bar Smith

    Lauren Gilger Chase Crain flairtending at Bar Smith in downtown Phoenix.​Flairtending occupies a realm of its own in the bartending world -- there's fire, alcohol, flips, spinning and juggling. Chase Crain has spent a good part of the last two years learning the craft. "It makes people wan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2009

    Devour Phoenix Takes Over CenPho Culinary Festival

    West of Western is no more at the Phoenix Art Museum, but the show must go on. The fifth annual installment of the popular culinary festival took place at the museum this past March. In March 2010, look for an all-new culinary fest at the museum called "Devoured," sponsored by a just-launched n ... More >>

  • News

    December 28, 2006

    Stop Your Railing!

    Sure, light-rail construction is painful, but it will be worth it in the long haul

  • News

    November 18, 2004


    Letters from the week of November 18, 2004