As the likable smart-ass behind the food scene blog EATERAZ and the guy who puts on both the Arizona Taco Festival and the Arizona BBQ Festival (all with considerable help from his equally likeable and possibly more smart-ass partner Dave Tyda), Rick Phillips is known for being a magazine publisher ... More >>
By Jason Roche
Halloween is the time where it's acceptable to wallow in the creepy, the crawly, the dark, and the macabre. Sounds like the themes of heavy metal, year-round! Here then, are those most spine-tingliest metal album covers, for your All Hallow's Eve viewing pleasure. Step inside...
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When Matt Taylor said adios to Noca in May, foodistas who'd come to love his elegant spin on Southern classics worried he'd leave the state, just as he did when he left Metro Brasserie for Bellagio in Las Vegas. Lucky for us, he's staying ... More >>
When we saw Kentucky Fried Quail pop up on the menu at Aaron May's newest venture, Praying Monk, we were intrigued and pretty excited to try one of these little birds covered in batter and deep fried. Come on -- deep fried quail?! It sounds great!
And then we saw the same dish make an appearance o ... More >>
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Back and forth banter that didn't find its way in this week's New Times article on Kongos finds its way to you now, courtesy of Up On the Sun.
Among the topics open for discussion: swe ... More >>
When a new spot opens in town, we can't wait to check it out -- and let you know our initial impressions, share a few photos, and dish about some menu items. First Taste, as the name implies, is not a full-blown review, but instead a peek inside restaurants that have just opened, sampling a few item ... More >>
MCSOMichael Lamonica‚ÄčA former teacher at a Mesa elementary school was sentenced to 15 years in prison today after pleading guilty last month to
charges that he attempted to molest a 7-year-old girl in the band room
of the school where he worked, court officials announced this afternoon. The girl ... More >>
A professional Phoenix woman wanted to help one poor, "at risk" family. It was the type of private initiative that both political parties say will ease the harsh impacts of welfare reform.
Her three-year experiment in personal responsibility rescued an 1