When Ricardo (Ricky) Celaya was a student at the University of Arizona, he was on his way to a career in the medical field. But after he graduated, and before signing up for more schooling, his visions of the future changed from stethoscopes to Sonoran hot dogs. "I love Sonoran food," says Celaya, ... More >>
As the chefs competing in Smeeks and Chow Bella's fourth annual Caramelpalooza -- coming 7 p.m. Friday, April 5, at UNION -- get out the candy thermometers, we've got our pens ready to introduce you to the faces behind the caramel. Minerva Orduño Rincón is a chef who knows how to keep it real. Th ... More >>
Minerva Orduño Rincón, the pig-tailed line cook at FnB, swears she's not a pastry person by nature, citing her lack of patience for "all that measuring" as the reason. But the proof is in the pudding, or, in this case, the coyota ($3), an utterly delicious little Mexican pastry she began selling ... More >>
From the week of August 30, 2001
A Phoenix cop gunned down Alfonso Celaya four months ago. His family still waits for justice, or at least an explanation.
As a promising amateur boxer, Michael Carbajal set lofty but simple goals. Ten years later, he's achieved them. What makes him fight on?
TAJUANA DAVIDSON'S NEW PARENTS HAD A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE TOWARD CHILDREN. FIVE MONTHS AFTER THE STATE PLACED HER WITH THEM, SHE WAS DEAD.