Here are thirteen food trends that have become ubiquitous and shed the sheen of novelty -- now they're just dull and sometimes annoying, in spite of an exciting debut. (To keep things interesting, we've included a few food trends we hope continue into 2014 and beyond. See if you can identify which ... More >>
Every week, there's a cornucopia of new 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 thi ... More >>
Mark Tarbell Tarbell's 3213 E. Camelback Road 602-955-8100 www.tarbells.com This is part one of my interview with Mark Tarbell, owner of Tarbell's in Phoenix and The Oven Pizza E Vino in Lakewood, Colorado. Read part two here on Tuesday, when Tarbell talks about how he discovered wine and his advic ... More >>
The top act in Phoenix's garage rock scene, The Love Me Nots, has set a September 18 release date for their new record, Upsidedown Insideout, which they recorded at Mesa's Flying Blanket Recordings with the legendary Detroit-based producer Jim Diamond. (You can read my interview with Diamond, don ... More >>
Alaskan folk/indie rockers Portugal. The Man will entertain the masses September 29 at The ClubhouseI don't know how I let this one slip through the cracks this long -- but Portland, by way of Alaska, indie rockers Portugal. The Man will play a highly anticipated (hopefully by people other than m ... More >>
Come out to The Firehouse this Friday for a cool benefit show featuring Haunted Cologne, Andrew Jackson Jihad, Haymarket Square and othersThis Friday, The Firehouse, one of downtown Phoenix's finer collective art spaces, is hosting one such benefit show. It is being put on by Rusty Spoke Commun ... More >>
Cambridge, Mass' own Passion Pit have released one of 2009's finest Summer has unceremoniously slapped us Valley residents in the face, making us long for those sub-100 degree days that October will eventually bring. Thank goodness there are bands like Passion Pit releasing albums that make for the ... More >>
I just received the witness list for Thursday's 287(g) hearing from New York Congressman Jerrold Nadler's office. At this point, it's highly unlikely that the Republicans will try to call Sheriff Joe Arpaio because the Dems are running the show, and Arpaio would be walking into a hostile environment ... More >>
The first batch of bands for SXSW, the large music industry trade show, conference and festival every year in Austin Texas, have been announced. Unlike my Coachella post earlier this week, the list comes straight form SXSW.com so we know it is right (but subject to change). This year's line up has a ... More >>
Chick-flick genre should disown this one
Yet another reason for McDonald's to use Spanish
Think your kid could be the next Shea Hillenbrand or Curt Schilling? Hook him up with the major leaguers in metro Phoenix youth baseball.
You've seen Legally Blonde, but did you know Elle Woods really grew up in Paradise Valley?
Letters from the week of September 11, 2003
As Twinemen, the ex-members of Morphine string together a vibrant new sound, thorns and all
After two decades of sterling fretwork, Ronnie Earl emerges as a rising star of the blues
Veterinarians know it as Ketamine, a small-animal tranquilizer. Valley drug users call it Special K, and it's not just for breakfast anymore.
When Jim Stevens' chance for astronomic fame came along, he spaced out. Instead, Tom Bopp looked through Stevens' homemade telescope and discovered the comet of the century.
Aging tax activists insist that a $40 million foundation fulfill its promise: to advance the ideals of 19th-century social reformer Henry George
DESPITE THIER PROTESTATIONS, GUITAR BUFFS ARE MAKING A FASHION STATEMENT
ACTUALLY, WE'D SETTLE FOR WAYNE DELLINGER