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    November 11, 2014

    10 Ways People in Phoenix Know It's Autumn

    One of the biggest culture shocks experienced by people who moved to the Phoenix metro area from a cold climate can be the completely unexpected arrival of winter. With daytime temperatures reaching into the high 80s in early November -- a situation that's by no means unusual -- Valley residents so ... More >>

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    September 29, 2014

    10 Vacant Buildings Around Phoenix That Should Be Music Venues

    If there's one thing that Metro Phoenix has no shortage of, it's vacant buildings. Thanks to the Great Recession and the ever-fickle whims of consumers, and the normal failure rate of any business, our area is littered with scores of available spaces or shuttered enterprises. Some will eventually ... More >>

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    August 19, 2014

    5 Things I Will Never Eat or Drink Again

    For every year that my palate matures, two more bad experiences come to my plate. While most of us would not claim to be picky eaters, admittedly, we've all suffered some form of culinary trauma. Like any sour encounter of my life, my best is not to forgive but to forget. But until I reach the ripe ... More >>

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    July 10, 2014

    5 Best Things to Eat and Drink This Weekend in Metro Phoenix

    Someburros Scavenger Hunt Today through Saturday, July 12 Now through Saturday, Someburros is celebrating its 28th year of business with twice-daily Piñata Hunts. The restaurant is thanking customers for their years of loyalty by stashing two piñatas around town every day. At 9 a.m., Someburros w ... More >>

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    July 7, 2014

    5 Best Places to Eat and Drink This Week in Metro Phoenix

    Grateful Spoon Gelato Today Usually we associate happy hour with frozen margaritas not frozen treats. But at Grateful Spoon Gelato inside La Grande Orange Grocery they do happy hour with your sweet tooth in mind. From 3 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday you can get half off any scoop of gelato. The s ... More >>

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    March 14, 2014

    Maricopa County Mugshots of the Week: What It Looks Like

    At the end of the week, we bring you a roundup of visitors to the desert's own Fourth Avenue Jail. To be considered for our Maricopa County mugshots of the week, get arrested, strike a pose, and we'll take care of the rest.This week, we can only say what it looks like. Enjoy.

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    January 27, 2014

    10 Worst ASU Frat Parties

    Even the most casual observers know an Arizona State University fraternity's "MLK Black Party" isn't the first ASU fraternity party to face public scrutiny.Check out 10 of the worst parties involving ASU fraternity members, which includes events not officially sanctioned by the fraternities:

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    December 31, 2013

    Phoenix News: 2013 Year in Review

    In case you missed out on some of the biggest news stories of the year, or just need a refresher, we've got you covered.Check out our month-by-month review of some of the biggest news stories around Phoenix:

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    December 26, 2013

    Top 5 Things to Eat and Drink This Weekend in Metro Phoenix

    Charity Pie Night Friday, December 27 Christmas is over, but you still have a chance to get into the spirit of giving during the holiday season. From 7 to 9 p.m. Friday head to Practical Art for its monthly Charity Pie Night. A $5 donation will get you a slice of pie by Karen Olson of Vonciel's Pi ... More >>

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    December 19, 2013

    Top 10 Jan Brewer-isms of 2013

    There may be nothing more American than baseball and apple pie, but there's nothing more Arizonan than guns and Governor Jan Brewer struggling to complete a sentence.Although the peak of Brewer-isms will likely always be her 2010 debate brain-fart, the nonsense and weirdness keep on comin'. Check ou ... More >>

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    December 16, 2013

    Top 10 Arizona Marijuana News Stories of 2013

    This year was an important year for marijuana-related issues in Arizona.Some of the most important battles of the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act were fought this year, and there appears to be a future for legalization. Check out the top 10 marijuana stories from New Times this year:

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    December 7, 2013

    Top Five Most-Read Phoenix News Stories of the Week

    In case you missed any news action this week, we've got you covered.Here's our recap of the most-read news stories of the week:

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    November 23, 2013

    Top Five Most-Read Phoenix News Stories of the Week

    In case you missed any news action this week, we've got you covered.Here's our recap of the most-read news stories of the week:

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    October 26, 2013

    Top Five Most-Read Phoenix News Stories of the Week

    In case you missed any news action this week, we've got you covered.Here's our recap of the most-read news stories of the week:

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    October 21, 2013

    10 Phoenix Ladies You've Probably Dated

    In case you haven't noticed, there are certain types of ladies you'll locate on the dating scene around Phoenix.The ladies you'll find in an Old Town Scottsdale bar are definitely of a distinct species -- as are the ones you'll find downtown during the artsy-fartsy festivals. So, we have a field gui ... More >>

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    October 19, 2013

    Top Five Most-Read Phoenix News Stories of the Week

    In case you missed any news action this week, we've got you covered.Here's our recap of the most-read news stories of the week:

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    October 12, 2013

    Top Five Most-Read Phoenix News Stories of the Week

    In case you missed any news action this week, we've got you covered.Here's our recap of the most-read news stories of the week:

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    September 27, 2013

    Best of Phoenix 2013: Best Sports Moments

    In honor of this year's edition of Best of Phoenix, we bring you the best sports moments of the year.

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    September 23, 2013

    Watching the Arizona Cardinals Is Like Watching Groundhog Day Every Sunday

    For Arizona Cardinals fans, waking up on Sundays in the fall is like BIll Murray waking up on February 2 in Groundhog Day.Even if you didn't watch the Cardinals lose to the New Orleans Saints 31-7 yesterday, you've probably seen this game already -- many times. See, Bill Murray eventually wakes up o ... More >>

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    September 16, 2013

    Tuesday Night TV Dinner, Bourbon Heritage Month and More This Week In Metro Phoenix

    Another weekend has passed us by but this week in Phoenix there are more than a few dining and drinking opportunities for mid-week fun. Here are a some of the events we have on the books. Monday Night Chef's Table with Four Peaks Brewery Monday, September 16 To kick off the week ZuZu in Old Town ... More >>

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    September 14, 2013

    Top Five Most-Read Phoenix News Stories of the Week

    In case you missed any news action this week, we've got you covered.Here's our recap of the most-read news stories of the week:

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    July 17, 2013

    Most People Don't Show Up for Jury Duty in Maricopa County

    Chris Spavins via FlickrStatistically, most people who are summoned for jury duty in Maricopa County just don't show up.Maricopa County Superior Court officials say they're enacting a "get-tough policy" for the people who get a jury summons in the mail and promptly toss it in the garbage.

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    July 8, 2013

    Dean Peak Fire Near Kingman "Wind[ing] Down"

    The Dean Peak Fire that's burning near Kingman is "wind[ing] down," according to firefighting authorities.The 5,400-acre, lightning-caused fire, which has been burning just 10 miles southeast of Kingman, is now 90 percent contained.

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    November 9, 2012

    Five Things to Eat and Drink This Weekend

    Looking for something to put in your mouth this weekend? We've got you covered. Check out what's on our plate. See also: - Join Amy Binkley, Tracey Dempsey, and More Top Female Chefs at Getting Our Just Desserts - Food, Beer & Wine Samples at the 8th Annual Certified Local Fall Festival Chiles & ... More >>

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    May 23, 2012

    Juice Boxes Made Completely From Real Fruit

    This is potentially the ultimate in truth in advertising, perhaps even the anti-Fauxbe beef. Brazilian fruit juice company Camp wanted to take their claims of being "made with 100 percent fruit juice" one brilliant advertising step further. Advertising firm Ageisobar spent two years developing molds ... More >>

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    March 8, 2012

    Polvorones: Mexican Wedding Cookies from Azteca Bakery

    Tacos may very well be the perfect food, but let's face it, the standard Meximerican fare can get a bit stale after a while. Taco the Town is here to highlight some of the more unusual Mexican finds in the valley. This week: Polvorones from Azteca Bakery ¿Como se dice?: You probably know polvoro ... More >>

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    February 23, 2012

    Campechana Tostada: Mixed Sea Critters from Mariscos Sinaloa

    Erica O'NeilThe campechana tostada from Mariscos Sinaloa, packed with octopus and conch.​Tacos may very well be the perfect food, but let's face it, the standard Meximerican fare can get a bit stale after a while. Taco the Town is here to highlight some of the more unusual Mexican finds in the ... More >>

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    February 10, 2012

    Top 5 Things to Do This Weekend

    ​Valentine's Day -- and Arizona's 100th birthday -- aren't until next Tuesday, but that won't stop the lovey-dovey gallivanting from starting early.Whether you're single, taken, or desperate for a date, here are five things that'll keep you (and maybe help you get) busy this weekend. Tiffe Ferma ... More >>

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    January 26, 2012

    Alegría: Honey-Spun Popped Amaranth Candy

    Erica O'NeilA staple of any good swap meet, the colorful stands of Mexican dulces.​Tacos may very well be the perfect food, but let's face it, the standard Meximerican fare can get a bit stale after a while. Taco the Town is here to highlight some of the more unusual Mexican finds in the valle ... More >>

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    December 8, 2011

    Caramelos from Mickey's Hot Dogs

    Erica O'Neil Caramelos! Two crispy, buttery tortillas packed with carne asada and melty queso blanco.​Tacos may very well be the perfect food, but let's face it, the standard Meximerican fare can get a bit stale after a while. Taco the Town is here to highlight some of the more unusual Mexi ... More >>

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    November 29, 2011

    One Million Photographs: A Day's Worth of Flickr Uploads by Erik Kessels

    One new idea for every day in 2011. We're talking big, small, local, international, in action, and on the drawing board. Here's today's -- what's yours?​Dutch photographer Erik Kessels is no stranger to the massive amount of imagery that surfaces on the web -- his latest installation, at Amsterd ... More >>

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    July 28, 2011

    Horchata from Tacos Atoyac

    Flickr- KernJustin Creamy horchata surrounded by its defining spices, like cinnamon, cloves, and star anise.​Tacos may very well be the perfect food, but let's face it, the standard Meximerican fare can get a bit stale after a while. Taco the Town is here to highlight some of the more unusu ... More >>

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    July 13, 2011

    Kirti Dwivedi's Perfect Food Day

    Kirti Dwivedi​You might have seen Kirti Dwevedi at one of her favorite restaurants, tweeting about eating (she's a self-professed social media addict - @DiyaMarketing) and otherwise thinking about food. She tweets about live organ donation (#TinyFabKidney) as her mother needed and miraculously fo ... More >>

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    July 6, 2011

    Georganne Bryant's Perfect Food Day

    Jamie Peachey​Georganne Bryant is the owner of Frances, Smeeks and the new Frances Studio, all in Medlock Plaza on the northwest corner of Camelback and Central. If you've seen those Love Phoenix or Leave Phoenix t-shirts and bumper stickers around town, we have her to thank. She has enviable tas ... More >>

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    June 30, 2011

    Dulce de Leche Churros from La Tolteca

    Erica O'NeilAddictive dulce de leche churros from La Tolteca's panaderia. ​Tacos may very well be the perfect food, but let's face it, the standard Meximerican fare can get a bit stale after a while. Taco the Town is here to highlight some of the more unusual Mexican finds in the Valley. This wee ... More >>

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    June 9, 2011

    Erik "The Red" Denmark Takes on Big Dogs at Nathan's Challenge in Tempe This Weekend

    Major League EatingErik "The Red" Denmark ​Erik "the Red" Denmark isn't one to back down from a challenge -- any challenge. A former golfer on Seattle's amateur circuit, Denmark turned his attention towards a less conventional sport in 2005 when he downed a boatload of chicken in a San Francisco w ... More >>

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    May 4, 2011

    Cabeza y Lengua Mixta: Head and Tongue Tacos

    Erica O'Neil A trio of tacos, packed with beefy head meat, and accented by grilled onions and jalapenos. ​Despite what the supermarket aisle may lead you to believe, there's more to an animal than neatly wrapped styrofoam trays of meat. From tongue to tail, offal (pronounced awful) encompas ... More >>

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    April 7, 2011

    Tlacoyos from Huauchinango Mexican Grill

    Flickr- arnold inuyaki Tlacoyos can be filled and topped with just about anything, like these saucy numbers.​Tacos may very well be the perfect food, but let's face it, the standard Meximerican fare can get a bit stale after a while. Taco the Town is here to highlight some of the more unusu ... More >>

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    April 6, 2011

    Sam Fox's New Restaurant Gets Even More Arrogant with their Meat

    Uberculture via Flickr Can this help Arizona crawl out of the red? ​The Arrogant Butcher publicity machine is at it again. When the Sam Fox eatery first opened at downtown's CityScape in mid-February of this year, the place was flooded with VIP parties that made it look like the most popula ... More >>

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    March 30, 2011

    Chicken Livers: Country Pate Platter from Beckett's Table

    Erica O'Neil The colorful and rustic country pate platter from Beckett's Table. ​Despite what the supermarket aisle may lead you to believe, there's more to an animal than neatly wrapped styrofoam trays of meat. From tongue to tail, offal (pronounced awful) encompasses all those taboo edibl ... More >>

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    March 24, 2011

    Milanesa de Res: Thin-cut, Crispy Beef from La Salsita

    Flickr- amanky Pan-fried steak never looked so pretty: Milanesa de res con limon.​Tacos may very well be the perfect food, but let's face it, the standard Meximerican fare can get a bit stale after a while. Taco the Town is here to highlight some of the more unusual Mexican finds in the val ... More >>

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    March 9, 2011

    Crispy Pig Tails: Pork Tail Meat from Big Earl's BBQ

    Flickr- TheGiantVermin Tap your inner carnivore, like this guy here, with crispy fried pig tails.​Despite what the supermarket aisle may lead you to believe, there's more to an animal than neatly wrapped styrofoam trays of meat. From tongue to tail, offal (pronounced awful) encompasses all ... More >>

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    February 17, 2011

    Raspados: Shaved Ice from Oasis Raspados

    Erica O'NeilOne mango raspado, chock full of fruity bits!​Tacos may very well be the perfect food, but let's face it, the standard Meximerican fare can get a bit stale after a while. Taco the Town is here to highlight some of the more unusual Mexican finds in the valley. This week: Raspados, ... More >>

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    January 6, 2011

    Taco the Town: Caldo de Res at Pitic

    Erica O'Neil A steaming hot bowl of caldo de res from Pitic in South Phoenix. In a town where the chimichanga is king, we stuff our faces with Meximerican fare, forgetting what a bevy awaits us -- if we only look. Really hard. Consider Taco the Town your passport to the stranger (a ... More >>

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    January 3, 2011

    The Virgin Cook Pops Her Cherry With a Bloody Mess

    By Missy & The Universe via Flickr I admit it. ​I have no clue how to cook food that tastes good. I'm practically a cooking virgin. When I met my in-laws, I tried to bake a pie for the first and only time. I had this ingenious idea that if regular pecan pie tasted good, a pie  ... More >>

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    December 13, 2010

    Wild Vines Blackberry Merlot

    Flickr- darwin bell Wild Vine's blackberry merlot, a classy alternative to grape juice and grain alcohol. ​Anyone who has searched the couch cushions for a handful of change knows that boozing on an extreme budget can be a risky proposition. To help you decide how to spend that meager pile ... More >>

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    December 8, 2010

    Calf Fries: Deep Fried Testicles from Stockyard's

    Erica O'Neil A tasty platter of taboo eats. Calf fries with cocktail sauce from Stockyard's. ​Despite what the supermarket aisle may lead you to believe, there's more to an animal than neatly wrapped styrofoam trays of meat. From tongue to tail, offal (pronounced awful) encompasses all thos ... More >>

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    August 23, 2010

    Bartles & Jaymes Pina Colada Wine Cooler

    Erica O'Neil If you like pina coladas...​Anyone that has searched the couch cushions for a handful of change knows that boozing on an extreme budget can be a risky proposition. To help you decide how to spend that meager pile of pennies, we've scraped the Bottom of the Barrel to review some ... More >>

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    July 28, 2009

    Arty Girl: Wire Crochet Workshop at MADE

    By Yael Falk from Flickr Creative Commons.Oooooh, pretty...​This one's a ways off, but, if you're like me and you need the social/emotional comfort of securing a good friend to come along with you for this kind of thing, you'll need some time to coordinate.MADE at boutique is hosting a wire croche ... More >>

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    May 20, 2009

    Geek Beat: 5 Geeky Freebies for This Week

    We don't have to tell you that the event listings for Phoenix shrivel in the summer heat. As the calendar rolls from May to June to July and the thermometer raises from hot to hotter to "oh, crap, the mercury exploded," locals literally head for the hills. Of course, the upside to being ge ... More >>

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