Although egg nog cocktails used to be somewhat of a seasonal staple in most bars around this time of year, craft cocktailing has seemed to make this tradition almost disappear entirely. The classification of egg nog cocktail just relies on booze plus nog, although the liquors paired with nog most fr ... More >>
You didn't have to spend a lot of time at beleaguered metal bar Rocky Point Cantina to be interested in the way it went under. Thankfully, you don't have to be a regular viewer of SpikeTV's Bar Rescue, either. After looking set to fall off the schedule, Bar Rescue's trip to Tempe finally aired Sun ... More >>
On Sunday, several employees for Prescott Valley's minor-league hockey team, the Arizona Sundogs, went into a small lift, intent on staying there until they sold 300 hundred season tickets.As of about 1 p.m. today, they still had 24 more season tickets to sell.
Not that there's ever a bad time for sangria, but sunny days and warmer temperatures mean that you might want to perk up your wine with some fruit, brandy, and other delicious sweetness. We asked three Valley restaurants to give up their amazing in house sangria recipes and tips (Did you know you ca ... More >>
If you've ever been inclined to dismiss rum as a legitimate spirit because of slushy vats of hot pink strawberry daiquiris, flaming tiki drinks or frat boys chugging Bacardi and Coke, hang on one little minute. Dwayne Allen, who co-owns The Breadfruit and Rum Bar with his partner Danielle Leoni, is ... More >>
If you love local food trucks, Food Network, or Man v. Food on the Travel Channel, here's an event for you.
See also: Chef Cullen Campbell Picks Up Sommelier and Cocktail Artist Micah Olson for New Crudo Bar See also: Mr. Show, Chalkboard Paint and the Perils of Owning a Bar with Crudo's Micah Olson If you're looking for Jim Beam, José Cuervo or Captain Morgan, you've come to the wrong place. Those rel ... More >>
The name Bigie Meanmugg doesn't just allude to Shaun Cheney's stature or appearance. Its also a tip of the hat to the big sound of his frenetic disco-house and electo mixes, which have a flair for R&B smoothness, and knob-twisting bombast. He's also got ample talents in graphic design, as illu ... More >>
After working at Trader Vic's for its entire five-year run at the beautiful Hotel Valley Ho, I developed quite an appreciation for rum. Most people's familiarity with rum is limited to a mere two brands: Bacardi and Captain Morgan. Sometimes people are also familiar with Sailor Jerry. It's a crying ... More >>
Pharrell Williams has concocted a liqueur for working women, according to Paste.N.E.R.D. frontman Pharrell is releasing Qream, which he says was "created for contemporary women who work hard and want to relax with friends at the end of the day."One of the aspects of Qream that ladies will like th ... More >>
If you missed out on all the outrageous action of the first night of Halloweekend, fear not. (Better, yet, check out our pictures of one rather potent party that took place). Two more evening of exciting and enthralling All Hallows Eve entertainment is scheduled to transpire both tonight an ... More >>
Bill DeGroot Bill DeGroot is an oddity for us here at Behind the Bar, for he no longer works behind the bar at all. A veteran of the cocktail scene for more than 15 years, DeGroot paid his dues at establishments throughout the valley, including Star-Spangled Tavern, Canal, E ... More >>
Not only is Tyler Christensen the bar manager at Malee's Thai Bistro, but he's also a musician, world traveler (where he picks up ingredients and ideas for drink creations) and public-transit advocate. Oh, and did we mention he started his own independent record label?One of Christensen's other p ... More >>
The Bay Area's Nobunny will terrorize the Trunk Space on Saturday night. There are gonna be two kinds of people in the Valley this weekend: Those who can afford to go to Fall Frenzy, and those who can't. Given the $50-$60 price tag for tickets, its to be expected that a few thrifty types might consi ... More >>
Bound for glory: DJs Bigie (left) and Epidemic. DJ Bigie is a rotund, foul-mouthed party animal who knows his way around both a turntable and copy of Photoshop. Meanwhile, his partner DJ Epidemic is a wiry mixmaster with a taste for Red Bull and exotic beats. Together they comprise Glory Hol ... More >>
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart M - Th 11p / 10c Arizona State Snubs Obama thedailyshow.com Daily ShowFull Episodes Economic Crisis Political HumorIn case you haven't seen this, it's a must... Why did Arizona State University snub President Barack Obama on a worthless, honorary sheepski ... More >>
By Jonathan McNamara I know, I know. Rest assured that we'll be diving back into your regularly scheduled dose of legitimate brew review next week (in fact, I'm currently securing some samples at the recommendation of Al the Pal) but this time around I'd like to focus on something that caught my at ... More >>
By Jonathan McNamara Friday: Ukulele Ray and the KoKonutz We're unsure how much faith you can put in anything a parody artist says, but if myspace is to be believed, Ukulele Ray is capable of imitating a "cast of thousands." Come take a gander at the man who dresses like Captain Morgan and wails on ... More >>
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