Charles Grey

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2014

    Cowboy Ciao's Wildly Collaborative Cocktails Are Barely Legal

    You'd think getting three different people with three different mixing styles and three different palates to work together to make one cocktail menu would be tricky. However, Mari Howe, Rich Furnari, and Kiefer Gilbert did just that for Cowboy Ciao's most recent menu -- and they say it was easy. " ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2014

    10 Best Things I Ate and Drank in September

    Last month we released Best of Phoenix 2014, recognizing some of the best restaurants and bars in the Valley. Many of the most memorable things I ate and drank in September come from places included in the Food & Drink section of the issue though some dishes are from new spots around town. I hope y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2013

    Arizona Highways Magazine Accidentally Identifies Psychedelic Mushroom as Edible

    Arizona Highways magazine won't be hitting the newsstands this month, after it wrongly identified a certain mushroom as being edible.Let's just say that while most people wouldn't consider the fly agaric mushroom to be edible, hippies at a Phish concert might.

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2013

    Kick Ass Kakes Opens New Shop at Biltmore Fashion Park's Union

    Kick Ass Kakes, the cake-centric shop in Central Phoenix owned by artist-chef Jay Murphy -- who made CNN news in January for his lifesize Lady Gaga cake -- is expanding its sweet offerings. In early August, Murphy, a graduate of Parsons School of Design and Scottsdale Culinary Institute, opened The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2013

    Ice Cream Sandwich Battle: Sweet Republic vs. Churn

    What sweet does a pastry chef crave in her non-sweet surround off-hours? Ice cream! Better yet, ice cream sandwiches. Housemade ice cream on freshly baked cookies is the ultimate summertime treat. There are a few ice cream mavens churning up the cold, creamy goods in the Valley, this battle between ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2013

    Five Things to Eat and Drink This Weekend in Metro Phoenix

    Looking for something to put in your mouth this weekend? We've got you covered. Check out what's on our plate. See also: - Mother's Day in Metro Phoenix: 12 Recommendations Based on Time, Budget, and Location - Aaron Chamberlain's Phoenix Public Market Now Open Inaugural Scottsdale Beer Festival ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2013

    Everything You Need for Your Downton Abbey Viewing Party -- Pinkies Up, Fans

    There's something uniquely English about enjoying a dainty scone and a piping hot cup of tea. So while we may not be able to actually get to the Yorkshire country house of the Earl and Countess of Grantham -- mainly because it's a fictional place -- we can channel our inner Crawley family-ness with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2012

    Video Premiere: Bogan Via, "Afternoon Wonderland"

    Tempe-based dream pop band Bogan Via has been picking up steam. Just last month the duo released its anticipated EP, Wait Up, and now they've added a sleek black-and-white video for one of the album's standout cuts, the Lee and Nancy-styled "Afternoon Wonderland." See also: Indie Pop Duo Bogan Via ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2012

    Craft Coffee: Call It the "Bean of the Month Club"

    Jonathan Meter Jessica Hertle, The Bite Sized Blog Craft Coffee's map of roasters.​ If you ballpark the number of coffee roasters in the United States who are seasonally finding the tastiest coffees from around the world and roasting them to perfection, you really only have more than a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2011

    Food Porn from the Citizen Public House Cocktail Pairing Dinner

    Zach Fowle ​On Thursday, Scottsdale's Citizen Public House held its first-ever Cocktail Pairing Dinner. This "nod to pernod" featured cocktails from three of the Valley's top tenders -- Richie Moe, chief mixologist and partner at Citizen; Kris Korf, Citizen's bartender; and Travis Nass of Ra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2011

    Citizen Public House to Hold First-Ever Cocktail Pairing Dinner

    Zach FowleRichie Moe of Citizen Public House pops his bar cherry at the first-ever cocktail pairing dinner.​There's a first time for everything and I'm hoping if this event ends up being half as cool as it sounds, it won't be the last. For one night only, on Thursday, July 28, Citizen Public ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 23, 2010

    Monster Energy

    A Latin jazz supreme at Symphony Hall

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2009

    Sweet Republic Gets A Nod From Bon Appetit

    Congrats to Sweet Republic owners Jan Wichayanuparp and Helen Yung, whose year-old North Scottsdale shop gets a mention in Bon Appetit's June Hot 10 list of the country's "Best Ice Cream Shops." Can't say it really comes as a surprise -- these hard-working ladies have earned ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2009

    Caffiend: The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf's Earl Grey Tea

    Tastes like: A full, tangy citrus tea with a rich Bergamot flavor (Bergamot is a Mediterranean citrus fruit, and Earl Grey derives its taste from the fruit's oil).

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2009

    Jan. 12 In Blogs: Arizona Cardinals, Craig Ferguson, Sheriff Joe and More

    We understand that in the 24-hour news cycle it can be difficult to keep up. Worry not! We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries: Valley Fever: Who Would've Ever Thunk it? The Arizona Cardinals are a Win Away From t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2008
  • Culture

    May 31, 2007

    Amblin' Man

    The "topical pop" creations of a bass-playing adventurer

  • Film

    November 18, 2004

    Peter Panache

    Barrie good boys

  • Culture

    March 28, 2002

    Table Manners

    An unexpected emerging artist gives new life to still lifes at Cathedral Arts

  • Music

    November 16, 2000

    The Beatles Anthology

    The Beatles (Chronicle Books)

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 21, 2000

    Best Gourmet Restaurant

    Mary Elaine's
    The Phoenician
    6000 East Camelback

  • Dining

    February 25, 1999
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    December 12, 1996
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    December 5, 1996
  • Music

    July 28, 1994



  • Dining

    October 31, 1990