Since leaving his partnership with Ed Leclere last November, former-Kai chef Micheal O'Dowd has been a busy man. He's formed a new company, The MOD Restaurant Group LLC, and is ready to open a new restaurant in May.
One of these men is a member of the version of Herman's Hermits coming through town this weekend. The others are not even hermits at all. (View our complete concert calendar here.)
The Black Bottom Lighters are the biggest thing on the Valley reggae scene since white guys learned how to dreadlock their hair. The six-piece Glendale-based desert reggae crew has been jamming together for more than two years in their current form, and that's all it's taken to grab the ear of many ... More >>
This year is shaping up to be a busy one for chef and first-time restaurateur Michael O'Dowd. In May, the ex-Kai chef, who put the nationally renowned restaurant on the map during his 10-year reign, opened Renegade by MOD, his restaurant of eclectic global eats in North Scottsdale, under his new co ... More >>
Michael O'Dowd, the chef responsible for turning Kai into a culinary destination with national recognition, is setting his sights on another challenge: starting his own business. See also: - Short Leash Hot Dogs to Open Permanent Location in Downtown Phoenix - "Arizona's Hottest New Patio" Opens in ... More >>
eBaum's WorldIt's been 18 months or so since Scottsdale's Cream Stereo Lounge opened its doors to the public, and for the life of us we can't remember a time when the titular milk-based substance has ever been employed at the Old Town hotspot. That all changes tonight as club promoter Brian Durkee ... More >>
With the rigors of the morning workday including pointless meetings, office gossip and hours on Facebook, who wants to be greeted at noontime by a sad, stain-ridden paper sack whose food contents reflect the imagination of those in the HR department? It is possible to create tasty, thrifty, ... More >>
As music editor Martin Cizmar mentioned in his post earlier today, the slate of concerts scheduled to go down from tonight until Sunday kinda pales in comparison to the overwhelming assortment of superstars who'll be in town next weekend. But while this weekend's line-up of major music and comedy e ... More >>
Tempe's countrified punk-rockers Truckers on Speed have two big performances in Mesa this weekend. The guys will share a stage with Tempe rock guys Dead Hot Workshop and Los Guys at Mesa's Goathead Saloon (1423 S. Country Club Drive) on Friday and will take part in the AZ Bike Week festivities with ... More >>
By Joseph Golfen Jerryd Bayless was in a tough spot. Two towering players blocked his path, but the Phoenix native was determined to take it to the hoop. He swerved between the two giants, jumped and seemingly flew toward the backboard. Gracefully juggling the ball from hand to hand to avoid the o ... More >>
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The patriotic pigeon uses the bleedin facts to peck holes in the rantings of 9/11 conspiracy wacktivists!
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Avery Wiseman writes about cannibalism as a cure for cancer. But don't boil your best friend just yet. It's fiction.
Since the Great Depression, Izora Hill has helped the mentally ill, raised five children, worked as a cook, a teacher, a laundress and a janitor, invested in real estate, run for office, advised political leaders and spied on them. She achieved success as
A PROMINENT MESA LAWYER AND HIS FLUNKY WERE SUPPOSED TO PROTECT THE ELDERLY IN THEIR CARE. INSTEAD, THEY PLUNDERED THE OLD PEOPLE'S ASSETS.