Chocolate was the unifying factor at the Heard Museum's second annual Haute Chocolate festival, held Friday, Jan. 31. From cocktails to cupcakes -- with some Peruvian cacao thrown in -- it was a sweet evening with a few twists and even an edible fashion show.
Mojito - white rum, sugar, lime juice, sparkling water, and mint. Refreshing on a hot summer's day. Necessity when you are a prominent author sipping them in a Cuban bar called La Bodeguita del Medio. Cheers, Hemingway! Made famous by Ernest Hemingway, the birthplace of the mojito is suspected to b ... More >>
For many, hearing the news that there is traditional comida Dominicana in the Valley is a lot like seeing a shirtless Bradley Cooper in a spin class: There is squealing and some people may accidentally hurt themselves from the excitement. See also: Speakeasy Saloon & Grill Opens in Chandler and Tem ... More >>
Dwayne Allen and Danielle Leoni bring a taste of the Caribbean to downtown Phoenix via The Breadfruit and Rum Bar -- the one a cheery Jamaican restaurant and the other a cozy hideaway featuring more than 100 brands of premium rum. Now that summer is in full swing, the two have decided customers need ... More >>
State Senator Steve Gallardo, D-Phoenix, says he's "suspicious" that funds may have been misappropriated from another foundation run by corrupt former lawmaker Richard Miranda. Miranda, a Democrat from Tolleson who resigned abruptly on February 16 after 13 years in the Arizona Legislature, pleaded ... More >>
Because nothing quite says "I love you" like a nice big slice of bull testicle pie, UK gourmet pie maker, Charlie Bigham, went ahead and created one just in time for Valentine's Day
Chiapas Attorney General's Office X-ray images show immigrants crammed into the back of a truck heading to the U.S.Immigrants will do just about whatever it takes to obtain a better life in the United States -- which apparently includes being crammed into two tractor-trailers with more tha ... More >>
MoviefoneJuan Carlos Collado's story is stranger than fiction -- in this case, 2008 film "Sugar."Baseball America reported earlier this week on the strange story of former Arizona Diamondbacks prospect Juan Carlos Collado, a Dominican pitcher who signed with the D'Backs in May 2009 for $17,000. H ... More >>
dailyspeculations.comA pitching prospect for the Arizona Diamondbacks has been busted for using performance-enhancing drugs. Joel Matos, a right-handed pitcher in the Dominican Summer League, tested positive for metabolites of the drug Stanozolol, which is also known as Winstrol.In other words, ... More >>
Back in 2003, we published a cover yarn about the mysterious death of elderly Scottsdale socialite Kathryn Howard: The Maricopa County Medical Examiner eventually called it murder, probably by suffocation. Entitled "Dying for Love," the desert gothic tale described Ms. How ... More >>
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Police say a 17-year-old Mesa boy will be charged with second-degree murder for fatally stabbing one of his friends last week. Frank Raymond Aguilar, according to police, stabbed 17-year-old Alexander Niazi after he caught the teen kissing his sister...A 3-year-old girl was killed when the li ... More >>
Jon Garland pitched almost perfectly through six innings last night. Too bad there are nine innings in a game. Any way you slice it, Cincinnati Reds right hander Johnny Cueto is a pitching stud. As the fourth-best hurler in the National League, the 23-year-old regularly flings 98-mph heaters and h ... More >>
First-gen American author scores big with debut novel
Novelist turns her pen toward the real-life quinceañera
They made it into October. Can José Valverde and the Baby Backs close the deal?
The case against Michael Moore and for B-list celebs at SXSW
Bachata steps into the spotlight
Kreme rides the bull while Jett lusts after cowboys at Tempe's Graham Central Station.
Trace the motorcycle's trip through time
Crave the wave at Caribbean culture fest
Arizona's Juries are proving tougher than judges under a new murder sentencing system
Chuck Kniffin caught the break of a lifetime as the Diamondbacks' new pitching coach
Busk Showalter, the Diamondbacks' workaholic manager, proves that there is crying in baseball.
Mexicans living in the U.S. may no longer have to go home to vote in Mexico's elections
Voters seem certain to do what the Arizona Legislature has repeatedly refused to do--ban cockfighting, and hasten the death of a way of life
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RUDY USED TO BE A RED ARMY PARATROOPER NOW HE AND HIS COMRADES ARE MAKING BASEBALL HISTORY IN MESA.