I love live music. As someone who writes about music for a living, that is probably as unsurprising a sentence I could type. I love going to concerts, hanging out with like-minded music lovers and watching professionals execute their craft at the highest levels possible. I love music music that dr ... More >>
It's hard to find fault with the unpretentious food writing of Mark Bittman and easy to follow recipes. But when his subject is corn tortillas, fault will be found, and not appreciated. Let's point them out.
A funny thing happened in 2013. Both of us -- two curmudgeonly writers who between us have lived in Arizona way closer to 100 years than either would like to admit -- came to a shared conclusion. We like Phoenix. That's funny because for years we've loved to hate this place -- even as we wrote doz ... More >>
The beauty and taste of food may be half in how you describe it and what you name it. In that case, the simple Mexican snack called alegría (happiness or joy), may be one of the most beautiful foods available. Learn how to make your own happiness.
It's hard to complain about the 70-degree Phoenix winters, especially while a good portion of the country digs out from piles of snow and exposes their flesh to frostbite. But you know what? I'm going to. I used to be a hot chocolate-loving member of society, guzzling cup after cup of steaming Abuel ... More >>
The Sugar Thieves, considered by many the best dance-blues band in Phoenix, have been busy for a while now, playing a regular gig every Wednesday at Copper Blues, touring across the state, and working toward getting an album out in 2014. Oh yeah--and band members Mikel Lander and Meredith Moore we ... More >>
Grand Canyon Brewing Company and Gertrude's at Desert Botanical Garden are teaming up for a four-course dinner paired with craft beers.
Downtowners looking for a new place to imbibe should start counting their empty martini glasses until the opening of Bitter & Twisted, the new cocktail parlor coming this fall to downtown's Luhrs Building courtesy of mixologist and co-founder of Arizona Cocktail Week, Ross Simon. See also: - New Wi ... More >>
One trip to the Desert Botanical Garden bookstore and you'll be full of ideas for your own garden. Some are practical and others require winning the lottery or moving. Luckily, they carry Concrete Garden Projects by Malin Nilsson and Camilla Arvidsson, a book that not only serves as inspiration via ... More >>
The Spot: Singh Family Farmer's Market , open Saturday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. See Also: - Arcadia Farmer's Market: What We Bought, What We Skipped and What We're Still Lusting Over - Arizona Farmer Chef Connection Conference on June 10 at Desert Botanical Garden - Six Spots to Get Fresh Local Pr ... More >>
Summer is just weeks away, which means it's panic time for those of us who packed on the lbs. over the winter. Yes, of course, we should've seen this coming, and what the hell happened to that exercise regimen we felt so enthusiastic about back in January? Now there's no place to run and certainly n ... More >>
Last Wednesday, the folks over at Forbes put together a 48-hour itinerary of places to eat, stay, and play in Phoenix. (Hey, suits need vacations, too!) See also: - Chou's Kitchen in Chandler Makes Travel Leisure's List of Best Chinese Restaurants in the U.S. - Chef Kevin Binkley a Finalist for J ... More >>
Laura S. Strickland Strickland is the Principal Flutist for the Arizona Pro Arte Ensemble and a soloist in the upcoming concert, The Winds; Woodwind Masterworks, on Friday, January 25 and Saturday, January 26. For more info, go here. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, wh ... More >>
In some respects, Arizona's culinary scene is behind the times. But when it comes to preserving the past, our state has one very special organization that keeps us ahead of the curve. Native Seeds/SEARCH (NS/S), a Tucson-based seed bank and conservation nonprofit, has been advancing educational oppo ... More >>
weheartit.com We know you're digging up those recipes for prime baking season: the holidays. While you're trying to decide between Aunt Bessie's fruitcake and Grandma's Christmas pudding (side note: never go with fruitcake), think about some friendly yuletide competition offered at the Hya ... More >>
You could own this stylish ensemble, thanks to eBay.The Love Me Nots are cleaning out their closets with the help of eBay. The stylish retro-rock foursome is running a whole host of eBay auctions for pieces of their on-stage attire, including these banging orange vinyl go-go boots (and matching d ... More >>
The Sugar Thieves: Lending some talented musicians to the Desert Botanical Garden's spring jazz and blues series. It's not even January yet, but Phoenix's Desert Botanical Garden has announced dates and performers for its "Jazz in the Garden" series. Chef-prepared food and a bar with wine-by-the ... 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: Pistachio Martini at Roaring Fork Hot Tamales in Time for the Holidays Hunti ... 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: Brew Review: Biergarten at Desert Botanical Gardens New Restaurant Round-up ... More >>
Visitors to the Phoenix Zoo and Desert Botanical Garden should plan to find the best detours around road construction on Galvin Parkway that's expected to last through September. The city of Phoenix is building a roundabout intersection near the Garden. A city of Phoenix wor ... More >>
Does anyone have any concert-going energy left (or any money, for that matter) after last week's ginormous orgy of music events? We definitely do, which is why our asses will be out and about this weekend. Since Easter is on Sunday, the schedule is somewhat lighter than normal, but there's still s ... More >>
Trans-Siberian Orchestra at Jobing.com Arena on Sunday, November 23 Read: about the Christmas wonder rock that is Trans-Siberian Orchestra. See: a slide show of shots from the Trans-Siberian Orchestra concert. Irwin Benefit Boasts Two Brash Female Voices Read: about what went down at t ... More >>
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