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Diet Coke

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2013

    21 Day Green Smoothie Cleanse: Week Four and Beyond

    I wrapped up my Fresh Start: 21 (28) Day Cleanse from SimpleGreenSmoothies.com just in time to tumble into a long weekend of eating and making merry at a reunion of old friends at a beach house in Oregon. I imagine my detoxified insides recoiling in horror at the gluten-free beer and M&Ms I downed ... More >>

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    November 8, 2013

    21-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse: Week Two

    Okay. I've become the annoying convert everyone avoids. I make visitors to my house taste my latest green smoothie, even though they look like deer in the headlights as they stare at the liquid that is not the color of anything you would willingly drink. I describe my lunch items in detail to my co- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2013

    Taylor Swift - Jobing.com Arena, Glendale - 5/28/2013

    Taylor Swift (See the complete slideshow here.)Jobing.com Arena, GlendaleMay 28, 2013 First, you'll notice the makeup -- you'll notice, more generally, the feeling of being underdressed in the company of 9-year-olds. All around Westgate, which feels itself like a mock downtown, a big occasion to pl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2013

    Five Guys Offers Gluten-Free Happiness for the Not-So-Health Conscious

    It's an interesting phenomenon when you tell people you are a gluten-free eater. Most of them think it's a choice, and that you're a "healthy" eater, focused on nutrition. They picture greens, nuts and berries. Well ... not necessarily. See also: - Chompie's Gluten-Free Bagels and Memories of F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2013

    Phoenix Beats The Taylor Swift Scavenger Hunt--Do You Know The Answer?

    I'm not sure this is a conventional reason to feel civic pride, but I'm going to put it out there: Phoenix completed Taylor Swift's Willy Wonka scavenger hunt in two hours flat, with two of eight sets of tickets going out in less than 30 minutes. That's faster, in my limited research, than most of t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2013

    Taylor Swift Will Incite a Willy Wonka Scavenger Hunt in Phoenix This Weekend

    When people and brands re-create the Willy Wonka Golden Ticket promotion, they don't always seem aware that Willy Wonka is kind of a sociopath. Regardless: Taylor Swift is re-creating the Golden Ticket promotion, and it's coming to Phoenix. If you can connect a series of clues on Diet Coke's Twitter ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2013

    Chefs, What Would It Take to Sell Yourselves to a Major Corporation?

    Welcome to Chow Bella's Bites & Dishes, where Valley chefs and restaurateurs respond to a question New Times food critic Laura Hahnefeld has on her mind. Have a question you'd like to ask? E-mail laura.hahnefeld@newtimes.com.Since James Beard likened himself to a "gastronomic whore" after signing an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2013

    Drynuary: Zach Fowle's Mid-Month Update on His Vow to Give Up Beer for January

    At this point halfway into January, we check in with intrepid contributor Zach Fowle, who's made a commitment to go without alcohol for the first 31 days of the new year. Here's his Drynuary update, by the numbers: See also: - Drynuary: Zach Fowle Vows to Give Up Beer for the Entire Month of Jan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2012

    To Decant or Not To Decant

    Welcome to Vine Geeks, where Brian Reeder and Pavle Milic of AZ Wine Merchants take the drinking game quite seriously. Pay attention -- you might just learn something. You may have heard of this 'decanting' business. In fact, you may have seen it at a restaurant and wondered why someone was pourin ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 3, 2011
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    April 28, 2011

    AZ DJs Pickster One and Melo Featured on Moombahton Massive Mixtape

    ​ I love NPR as much as the next fella (gotta get my Car Talk on), but every now and then their media coverage highlights something truly unique --case in point, last March, Sami Yenigun ran this story about moombahton, a DC-bred brand of dance-music that encompasses elements of electro, Dutch hou ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 11, 2010
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    October 11, 2010

    Cupcake Love-In Judge: No Easy Job!

    A few of the contenders for Classic Cupcake.​When Tracy Dempsey asked me last week to be a last-minute judge at the inaugural Cupcake Love-In -- held yesterday at the Valley Ho in Scottsdale -- I replied without hesitation. Of course! I couldn't wait to get my Gail Simmons on. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2010

    Calabrese Sandwich at Calabria Italian Kitchen

    Calabria's tasty Calabrese​Calabria Italian Kitchen, the joint that closed its doors on Roosevelt and was replaced by Lola Coffee, has been resurrected in another CenPho location -- the former Cafe LaBella spot at 7th Street and Virginia -- and I'm happy to report that the sandwiches are just as g ... More >>

  • Music

    August 19, 2010
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    August 19, 2010
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    May 28, 2010

    Where Am I Eating?

    photo by Claire Lawton​ Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks and stuff your face. While it's well past November, we did both of these things after chowing down this turkey and cranberry sandwich. From our large glass table, we dutifully people-watched, commented on the lack of Diet Coke, and sn ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 20, 2010
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    April 15, 2010

    Top 5 Least Fattening Cocktails

    fashiontribes.typepad.comOh to be drunk and skinny.​Last week we featured the Top 5 Cocktails That Will Make You Fat, so it's only fair to follow it up with what you may want to drink instead. Let's be frank: if you're trying to lose weight, you should probably stop drinking altogether; but ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2010

    Green Chili at Rito's Mexican Takeout

    ​Diet Coke, don't fail me now.A little caffeine boost is usually a good idea this time of day -- especially after a lunchtime splurge like I had.Ever been to Rito's Mexican Takeout? It's one of those hidden downtown gems, the kind of place you learn about through word of mouth, and wonder how you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2010

    Summery Lunch at RnR in Old Town Scottsdale

    ​Want to feel optimistic about the economy? Head to new RnR like I did for lunch recently -- the place was crawling with people on a random weekday. Between Cactus League game-goers, tourists, and Old Town office workers, the scene was as vibrant as the weather. I settled on a seared ahi sala ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2010

    Eliana's: Lunch Under $10

    ​Truth be told, you can't technically eat lunch at Eliana's Authentic Salvadoran Cuisine for under $10. Not if you order an entree. But we know from experience that the entrees at Eliana's are enough for lunch and dinner. We figured we'd be fine with the appetizer menu -- and we were mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2010

    Behind the Bar: Steve Howard of Murphy's Law

    Nicki Escudero Ready to serve you​It's easy to see why Steve Howard of Murphy's Law in Chandler is a popular bartender. The handsome 25-year-old is extremely charming, doing tricks behind the bar and letting customers name drinks he makes for them. And he's had plenty of time to build up a ... More >>

  • News

    December 24, 2009
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    December 23, 2009

    Day Drinker: Royale Lounge

    Who says you have to wait until the sun goes down to have a good time? ​Sunday night, after watching, Two Weeks in Hell, a show about the brutal, two-week tryouts for wanna-be Green Berets, I woke up at 4:30 a.m. after dreaming about killing zombies with my bare hands on a 50-foot rope ladd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2009

    Joe Arpaio Supporter Jim Gilchrist Takes Swipe at Ron Paul "Fanatics" and Every Other Nativist on the Planet

    The one thing you can always count on with minutemen, nativists and neo-Nazis is more backstabbing than backstage at a Miss America Pageant. This video from VronRN2 of a conversation between anti-racist YouTuber Naui Ocelotl Huitzilopochtli (try saying that three times fast) and minut ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 29, 2009
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    October 29, 2009

    Scenester Eats: Xchel Manuel Hernandez-Zendejas

    Pan searing is the secret to making your tongue bend to its knees and accept the healthiness of chicken breast. The best part is you can put it on anything. Salad, pasta, me, and it still tastes good.

  • Dining

    September 10, 2009
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    June 19, 2009

    Viva El Mercado: Food City

    Sloane BurwellVegetables and colorful pinatas inside Food City. This week we are bringing you reviews of three Valley Mexican grocery store chains, in honor of the opening of Walmart's Supermercado. Wednesday, we brought you Walmart; yesterday was Phoenix Pro's Market. Today, Basha's Food City. Lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2009

    Viva El Mercado: Supermercado De Walmart

    Sloane BurwellSupermercado's super meat selection. As recently as a decade ago, grocery shopping in metropolitan Phoenix a la Mexicana was pretty limited. A carniceria here and there, and if you were lucky, your local grocer would stock a few spices and treats from south of the border. Now that sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2009

    Budget Beat: $2.99 Breakfast at 12 East Café

    If you live or work downtown and need a quick and cheap(!!) breakfast, you can do no worse than 12 East Café, right across the street from the light-rail stop on Jefferson and 12th streets. Here's the deal with this place (btw, it's right across the street from New Times' office): It's not gonna bl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2008

    Violet Wild at Last Exit

    It's nearly 1 a.m. and I'm a few drinks into the night. I'm at Tempe's Last Exit Bar & Grill to watch Violet Wild, one of my favorite local pop-rock bands who used to play anywhere and everywhere a year ago and pretty much whored themselves out in the local music scene - playing gigs almost ever ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2008

    Fried: QuikTrip Taquitos, Breadsticks, and a Surprisingly Good Chicken Wrap

    A true feast ... If there is anything worse than moving -- and I'm not certain there is -- it may well be attempting to move in that frantic time between Thanksgiving and Christmas. But I'm nothing if not stupid, so my movers are scheduled to arrive bright and early December 3. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2008

    Gross Out: Roaches, Slime and Bad Hand Washing at Texas Roadhouse on Stapley

    By Amy Silverman At this point, I've gotten accustomed to seeing news of cockroaches and soda guns with "bacterial slime" -- both of which afflicted the Texas Roadhouse on Stapley Drive, during a recent inspection. But there was something about the litany of complaints involving hands that got me: ... More >>

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    September 17, 2008
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    September 11, 2008
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    August 28, 2008

    Budget Beat: Ranch House Grille

    By Jay Bennett There's no shortage of cooler, hipper, trendier, more unique breakfast joints in the Valley, but there may be no better morning spot around than the unassuming, totally uncool — and proud of it — Ranch House Grille, on East Thomas Road near 56th Street. It's been only about eigh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2008

    Hideous cakes from hell . . .

    By Michele Laudig I'm starting to think it's a bad idea to drink Diet Coke while reading emails, because I never know when I might get something so funny that I risk said soda spurting from my nostrils. !!! The latest unassuming correspondence to take me off guard? A simple email from a friend, c ... More >>

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    July 9, 2008
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    July 8, 2008

    Gross Out: Blood in the aisles at a 99 Cent Only Store

    by Amy Silverman Look, I know times are tough. Money's tight. I'm happy to shop the clearance racks at Target, buy my kids' shoes at Last Chance and fork over my Safeway card to save a few pennies, even though it means some creepy marketing types will know my family subsists on Carnation Instant Br ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 26, 2008
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    June 20, 2008

    How do food critics keep from gaining weight?

    By Michele Laudig An Newsweek article that came out this week has really given me some food for thought. If your job is all about eating, how do you avoid packing on the pounds? I remember reading Ruth Reichl's strategy a few years ago -- basically, she only has a taste of everything. Apparently i ... More >>

  • Music

    November 1, 2007

    Paul Oakenfold

    Greatest Hits & Remixes
    (Ultra Records)

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2007

    Gilbert gal gets cook-off kudos

    Damn, I'm an alliteration wizard today, huh? And to think, our freakin' breakroom vending machines don't even have Diet Coke right now. So check it out -- Jenny Flake from Gilbert just competed as one of 15 finalists in Southern Living's big annual recipe contest. And although she didn't end up win ... More >>

  • Music

    October 13, 2005

    Lyrics Born

    Same guy, different name

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 30, 2004

    BEST WATER CART

    Vincent on Camelback

  • Music

    August 3, 2000

    Rap and Roll (and Fold)

    Thanks to Dr. Dre and his partners in crime, smoking dope looks cool again

  • Music

    February 3, 2000

    Welsh-Hop

    Former '80s synth-poppers return from decadelong exile with a funky makeover

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    September 22, 1994
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