For $250 a person, you're probably wondering what is in store at the First Press Wine Auction on February 16 at the Montelucia Resort. If the 5-course dinner and paired wines sound predictable you should know that you'll also get to preview distinctive wines and live auction lots and silent auction ... More >>
When Simply Bread closed nearly two years ago, it was a major blow for those of us who love crusty, European-style bread. Good news is: there's a new bakery called Mediterra Bakehouse in town (well, in Coolidge, to be precise), and they're turning out ravishing artisan loaves -- large and heavy wit ... More >>
2012 is at its end, and just like I did last year, I thought it would be good fun to try and recap the reissues and compilations I couldn't seem to get off my phonograph this year. So here they are: The 10 reissues and compilations I dug most in 2012.
- The 10 Most WTF Moments of 2012
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From now 'til we publish the 2012 edition of Best of Phoenix, New Times and Chow Bella present 100 Tastemakers -- Valley residents who make the cut in our culinary scene. Some you'll know; for others, it'll be a first introduction (but likely not the last). While you're here, check out our 100 Creat ... More >>
St. VincentWelcome to another installment of Up on the Sun's 2011 Review. We've been counting down our favorite songs, shows, national and local releases of 2011. Today's list comes from contributor Melissa Fossum.
Maybe I'm too indecisive for my own good, but year-end lists are always a cha ... More >>
Phoenix has crazy love to thank for Chef Guido Saccone's pizza and pasta at Cibo Urban Wine Cafe & Pizzeria. Saccone, who was born just outside of Naples, fell in love with the American girl working in Tuscany for the summer, who just happened to be from Mesa. A love story straight out of a fairy ta ... More >>
The Arizona Department of Corrections media relations department has had a busy few days. Last week, there was an apparent shanking, which left one inmate dead. Within minutes of relaying that news to media outlets, prison officials were charged with explaining to the public how a different inmat ... More >>
Governor Brewer's CCA connection: Conflict of interest over SB 1070?Several months before signing SB 1070, Governor Jan Brewer accepted hundreds of dollars in "seed money" for her clean elections campaign from corporate executives and others with a possible stake in Arizona's "papers please" legisla ... More >>
www.funmunch.comRather than face his victim's families in Arizona's death chamber, a death-row inmate took the easy way out and did something the state has been trying to do since 1997: end his life.Department of Corrections officials say 46-year-old James Adams was found han ... More >>
Photo by Evan Gunville. Courtesy of Gabriele Bertaccini.Yesterday we sat down with Gabriele Bertaccini of il Tocco and Culinary Mischief. Today, the conversation continues.Want to hear about Bertaccini's weekly foodgasm? Read on ... Culinary Inspiration:I discover my passion for cooking as a youn ... More >>
We wrote in a blog item the other day about the passing of 94-year-old Viva Leroy Nash, who was the oldest person on death row in the United States.
Nash had been housed on Arizona's death row in Florence since the early 1980s, after his conviction for murdering a young man named Greg West during th ... More >>
www.csmonitor.comThe oldest death row inmate in the United States escaped his court determined date with death on Friday, when he died of natural causes at the Arizona state prison in Florence.Viva Leroy Nash was 94 when he died late Friday and had been on death row for more than 20 years.In 2008 ... More >>