The Arizona Department of Health Services has released a database showing, among other things, which hospitals people tend to leave dead a little more than average.The database shows rates of dying at hospitals around the state, and it's separated by the reason that someone's admitted to the hospita ... More >>
The surprisingly rural Arizona tour Jimmy Eat World announced on Wednesday left a lot of Phoenix-based fans planning a trip to Wickenburg, but as it turns out, there's one chance left this month to not only see lead singer Jim Adkins at Crescent Ballroom but also feel good about yourself for doing i ... More >>
Two years ago, the morbidly obese spokesman for Heart Attack Grill, Blair River, died of pneumonia, likely complicated by his extreme weight. Late last week, the current spokesman for that temple of excess was removed from life support after suffering a massive heart attack. See Also: --Death of a ... More >>
In a "shocking" turn of events, yet another "patient" was struck down at the Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas. The woman fell unconscious while eating a double bypass burger, smoking a cigarette and drinking a margarita. Owner Jon Basso told Fox5 reporters that the 40-year-old woman, "[Gave] her b ... More >>
Your coronary-inducing creation awaits, er, maybe.What the hell is going on with the Heart Attack Grill? Last Wednesday, The Associated Press reported that the fast food restaurant in Chandler, famous for scantily clad "nurses" serving up such sky-high caloric fare as Bypass Burgers and frie ... More >>
Your coronary-inducing creation awaits...somewhere.In March, Chandler's Heart Attack Grill, the fast food restaurant that serves up such sky-high caloric fare such as Bypass Burgers and fries cooked in pure lard, threatened a trademark infringement case against 2nd Ave. Deli claiming the New York ... More >>
sheknows.com I met Blair River just one time in 2010. As I was sitting down to attempt my first-ever Quadruple Bypass Burger, he was just leaving Heart Attack Grill, his friend having finished two of the meaty monstrosities while he himself had just downed three of the regular Bypass Burger ... More >>
heartattackgrill.com Blair RiverThe nearly 600-pound spokesman of Arizona's own Heart Attack Grill died Tuesday -- not 'cause of what would have been an ironic heart attack for a man whose weight suggests his heart probably resembled a basketball filled with ricotta cheese -- but prob ... More >>
In the 24-hour news cycle, it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries:
Song: David's Lyre, "Heartbeats"Context: This artist's name, combined with the opening of this song, made me sincerely worry we had a male Joanna Newsom on our hands. Whatever your feelings on Ms. Newsom (mine? "Over-Rated! clap, clap, clapclapclap") you can probably agree the last thing on earth ... More >>
Another week has come and gone leaving us to ponder the upcoming events that will shape our lives and, more importantly, our dinners out. But before we move on, let's have one last look at the blog posts from this week: 6 Dining Tips for ASU Downtown Students Heart Attack Grill's Quadruple Bypass ... More >>
The Quadruple Bypass Burger 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 ... More >>
Hip runway show raises money for the greater good
To survive the ordeal of escaping Guatemala, Julia needed a big Heart. But not this big
Chef Sara Siso's Almond HummusThis week, Chef Sara Siso shared with us her thoughts about the benefits of a Raw Vegan diet. Now she shares one of her easiest recipes, a twist on the traditional hummus. Listed below are just some of the health benefits provided by the ingredients in this recip ... More >>
The Heart Attack GrillHere's taste of The Heart Attack Grill's menu. Good news to report out of Chandler: The battle of the bulge -- as we referred to it in a post in February -- has been won, and the Chandler-based Heart Attack Grill came out the victor.You may recall that back in February the c ... More >>
A battle of the bulge has broken out between two restaurants that feature sexy "nurses" as waitresses, heart-attack-themed ambiance and towering burgers that would make a vegan vomit. Jon Basso, who launched the Heart Attack Grill in Tempe five years ago, is suing a Florida restaurant with a simila ... More >>
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We've heard rumors about crazy high-fat diet plans and free food for obese diners at Chandler's Heart Attack Grill since it originally opened in 2005. We figured we'd pop by for a Bypass (yes, that's what they call their burgers) and shed a little light on their high-calorie fare, even if it means w ... More >>
This one'll turn your tummy
As you may have already heard, John Hughes died of a heart attack today while visiting his family in New York. Hughes directed such films as Pretty In Pink, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, The Breakfast Club and many more. This one's for you, Mr. Hughes.
Hunters stalk the quivering weak at AZ Dodgeball affair
An Apache Junction woman claims the Arizona Heart Hospital violated her right to religious freedom by demanding she be immunized as a condition of employment. Melissa Allen, a licensed nurse, applied at the Phoenix hospital two years ago as a patient care assistant and was told ... More >>
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This onell turn your tummy
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Free suds. No, really.
Well . . . maybe not sympathy
Sexy nurses serve up king-size cow patties
Would you like a master cylinder with that?
Roll with it
Bill Wohl is serious as a heart attack
No Johnny D, but plenty of ChaseOne
Coleman gets in on "Dry Heat"
The family of a murdered society matron says she took up with the wrong man
Its heart is in the right place, but John Q. is too clumsy to make us care
Chef, skin-care product maker use the same ingredients
Is Scottsdale weapons manufacturer Taser International saving lives or supplying tools for torturers?
On the trail of a bizarre hospital crime, New Times finds a cryogenically frozen head, a witch hunt for a wiccan and a stumped detective. And still nobody knows . . .
1,161 rock stars were fatally injured in the making of The Encyclopedia of Rock Obituaries
In her final days, little Amber Bass suffered from a heart condition, a broken home, dubious caretakers and a sexual mutilation. Her memory inspires authorities in their quest for justice.
FUELED BY SELFLESS-----AND SELFISH-----PASSIONS, ERIC ADAM BATTLED A MEDICAL EQUIPMENT COMPANY AND RESCUED A BOSNIAN RUNNER HE SAW ON TV
SARAH DUGAN WAS A LOYAL AMERICAN EXPRESS EMPLOYEE UNTIL SHE COLLAPSED ONE DAY AT WORK. HER FAMILY BLAMES THE COMPANY FOR WHAT HAPPENED NEXT.
St. Elsewhere's Denzel Washington is on his way to big-screen success... slowly