You may have noticed that Mardi Gras is just around the corner. It's one of my favorite holidays to celebrate, largely because even if I'm not going to New Orleans, it's a grand opportunity to celebrate the Big Easy's rich cocktail culture.
Former Kai chef Michael O'Dowd delivered on his promise of entertaining appetizers and a lineup of fun-to-drink cocktails Thursday night at the launch event of Renegade by MOD in Scottsdale. The restaurant will open to the public this evening, and though we've already shown you the menu, here's a ... More >>
You're going to South by Southwest, right? Or you're already there? One of those things is bound to be true. Well, we here at DC9 have got some advice for you, and we've managed to format it all into the style of commandments, because one of our favorite things to do is pretend we're angry gods. Or ... More >>
My general rule when it comes to drinking is that I do mine at home. Life is so much simpler that way. It's a bit of wisdom two of Sheriff Joe Arpaio's boys in beige might profit from: MCSO Lieutenant Aaron Brown and sex crimes detective Stephen Palmer, both of whom are charged with driving while i ... More >>
Every week, there's a cornucopia of Phoenix food news, features, and reviews to report here at Chow Bella. If you're like most people, you probably just don't have the time to get to all of it. It's kind of like those burgers at Old Town Whiskey; it just won't all fit in your mouth ... or in this ca ... More >>
We're usually looking for a reason to convince our more responsible friends to go out drinking on a Tuesday night, which is why Fat Tuesday is one of our favorite days of the year. As much as we wish we could pack our bags and hit Bourbon Street for authentic eats and Hurricanes, we'll be celebratin ... More >>
Local strippers and the clubs that employ them have had to put up some major crap from government in past few months. In case you hadn't heard, a cadre of uptight right-wing officials and politicos (including a few members of Arizona Legislature) have been attempting to get nanny-state laws passed t ... More >>
Since the first food truck festival rolled into Phoenix last October, it seems that nothing - not stupidly long lines, not inflated prices, not a complete and utter lack of organization, truly NOTHING - can stop the flood of food trucks and food truck festivals from saturating the Valley with mob ... More >>
It's kinda tough to be a stand-up comic from Arizona. No matter how successful and funny you might be, you'll always have to measure up the king of locally grown comedians, David Spade. Pablo Francisco, however, has done his best at giving the former Saturday Night Live performer a run for h ... More >>
marie carianna@flikrCC Fleur de Lis shaped King Cake, New OrleansWhere can I find a King cake for Mardi Gras, and why is there a plastic baby inside? Far from Bourbon Street, we desert dwellers limit our thinking of Carnival to one night a year, the night of Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday. If ... More >>
The latest "happiness study" finds that Arizona is among the grinningist states in the entire country. A few weeks ago, a similar survey determined that Arizona was the 10th-happiest state, but the latest study ranks Arizona at number five.
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