These are pumpkins. Seem a little out of place, don't they? Know why that is? Because it's f-ing August. The term "seasonal creep" has long been used to describe the way Christmas ornaments seem to start tinkling onto store shelves before the Fourth of July fireworks even get cold, but it can ju ... More >>
Although the fire is no more, the 21,000-acre Slide Fire is still affecting the area between Sedona and Flagstaff.State Route 89A -- undoubtedly one of the state's best highways as far as scenery and driving excitement are concerned -- is now having problems with floods.
BroLoaf's 5th Annual Patriotic Meltdown Yucca Tap Room Friday, July 4, 2014 Most Tempe residents flocked to Tempe Beach Park to watch fireworks on Fourth of July, which is a shame, because they missed out on a massive party at Yucca Tap Room. BroLoaf returned for its 5th annual Fourth of July Party ... More >>
The whiz-bang spectacle of the Fourth of July isn't gonna be limited to just skyrockets in flight or legal pyrotechnics going off in your neighbor's backyard, bub. The Valley's club scene tends to turn up the razzle-dazzle during the annual holiday with an abundance of can't miss Independence Day da ... More >>
Summers in Northern Arizona are some kind of magical. I spent my childhood helping my dad load our battered red farm truck up with alfalfa bails, unloading them under building monsoon clouds, racing from the barn to the house as the rain fell, hay hooks in hand. As idyllic a scene as that is, that's ... More >>
An emergency deployment to Hollywood Alley might have deprived them of sleep and beer money, but it wasn't about to keep our Club Candids photographers off their usual July beat: Taking pictures of people who would probably have left Phoenix for the summer if it weren't for the pool parties. As al ... More >>
If you're looking to impress your guests at Fourth of July celebrations and weekend BBQs, look no further. We've got you covered with this simple slush recipe. Just be sure to keep it away from the young ones because it packs a punch! Non-alcoholic versions of this could made -- but let's not go the ... More >>
The 4th of July is for buying Chinese fireworks and being a proud American. Maya Day & Nightclub is betting that you might also enjoy some music by a certain very famous British DJ. The War of 1812 is still felt pretty acutely 'round these parts, thank you very much. Regardless: Here's five shows ... More >>
Don't feel like doing the grilling this July 4th? Get a healthy buzz of all-American pride by supporting a local business. One of these 11 metro Phoenix establishments will be happy to help you put together the perfect feast of food and beer. A couple of restaurants offer a spectacular view of firew ... More >>
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.When you're in the food business, holidays can mean big money. What's the w ... More >>
Beer: Racer 5 Brewery: Bear Republic Brewing Co. Style: American IPA ABV: 7 percent Brewing beer and distilling whiskey are closely related enterprises. To make beer, all you need to do is add yeast to a boiled blend of malted barley and hops called wort. To make whiskey, you take hops out the equ ... More >>
The actual Fourth of July holiday may have been on Wednesday, but as far as we're concerned, the celebration should continue through the entire weekend. So we're extending our patriotic plans this weekend with a real Arizona burger, a couple of historic American cocktails, and a batch of sinfully ... More >>
See also: Seven Must-See Fourth of July Parties in Phoenix See also: Five Red, White and Blue Cocktails for the Fourth of July In honor of our die-hard patriotism here at Chow Bella, we visited three local bars and asked bartenders to make a single cocktail on the fly -- a drink they'd be proud to ... More >>
Before you jump onto your smoothies-are-supposed-to-be-healthy soapbox I'd like to analogize smoothies to gay marriage.
Anyone with a can of Reddi-Whip and some berries can cobble together a dessert that looks like an American flag. Though that's not a bad tradition for a Fourth of July picnic, I like to celebrate Independence Day by being a little more decadent and a little less dependent on a dessert that's a stack ... More >>
Don't: add sparkling water (or 7Up) ... That's a spritzer or wine cooler and you're either a girl in high school or reliving your glory days as a girl in high school.
It was a sellout at Miller Park in Milwaukee (same as it was in the first two games of the ongoing National League playoffs) on a beautiful Fourth of July. The Brewers were cruising, up 6-1 after the fourth inning. But this was becoming a special D-Backs team. Over the next several innings, Arizona ... More >>
Judging from the war-like sounds of our neighborhood, more people than ever were using fireworks this Fourth of July because of last year's law that legalized them.We're pretty sure a lot of the bangs we heard weren't from the now-legal snakes, sparklers and ground-spinners. Plenty of typica ... More >>
Hey, aren't you supposed to be off lighting something on fire? Go back outside, but before you do, check out our favorite fireworks. An oldie but a goodie. Have a safe and tasty Fourth of July, from all of us here at Chow Bella.
Ade KassimNightlandsThe Sail InnSunday, July 3, 2011My very first thought when Nightlands took the stage last night and began cranking out lush harmonies was "Oh man, this band needs to open up for Fleet Foxes", and I couldn't be any more sincere about that statement. It might seem a bit far-fetche ... More >>
nocoboys.blogspot.comNow that fireworks are legal in Arizona, we know you're excited to get out there and wreck pyrotechnic havoc on your backyard this Fourth of July weekend. But slow your roll for just a minute. In an effort to prevent patriotic mishaps, we've decided to offer up safety ... More >>
With all the Independence Day festivities coming up, we almost forgot that British super couple (and the most interesting thing about the royal wedding), David and Victoria Beckham, who now live in Los Angeles, are expecting their fourth child on July 4th. The British Open Pub in Scottsdale ... More >>
Maybe you don't own a grill. Maybe you do but it's a pain in the rear to drag it out. Maybe you're smart and just don't want to hang out in the sweltering heat. Whatever the case, if you're looking for something to do this weekend, a few of our Valley restaurants are cookin' up some sweet h ... More >>
The Trump International Firecracker Cocktail Celebrate in style this Fourth of July with your very own red, white and blue cocktails. Not only will you impress your friends with your expert bartending skills, these cocktails contain enough booze to make you forget the fact that you are sitt ... More >>
Picture yourself here for the Fourth of July.Want one of the best views in town for Fourth of July fireworks along with some tasty eats? J&G, the chic eatery located atop The Phoenician is celebrating Independence Day from 5 to 10 p.m., Monday, July 4, by offering guests hungry for food with ... More >>
James King "B-Nasty"Maricopa County has a problem: It's animal shelters are "overflowing" with chihuahuas.An earlier chihuahua infestation hit the Valley in December 2009. More on that here. According to Maricopa County Animal Care and Control, there are about 200 chihuahuas curr ... More >>
Jocks chugging beer bongs, snorting lines of cocaine, and hazing nerds on stage -- welcome to the magic that is a Broloaf show. The Scottsdale punk band that has been entertaining the Valley with wild on-stage antics for the past three years and will do so again when they open for The Meatmen ... More >>
A couple of my dear friends are heading to Los Angeles for a food-filled Fourth of July weekend, and I suspect that they'll be joined on the highway by many more hungry Phoenicians in search of some fabulous meals. So here's a really handy guide to some of that city's best eats, courtesy of my colle ... More >>
No wimps! A possibility of gimps and/or pimps, though.
J.T. Ready at the Phoenix Tea Party July 4, 2009 These uber right wing Tea Parties continue to be a magnet for extremists and crazy folk of all stripes. Though I wasn't able to make the recent hate-Obama rally that took place July 4 at the Arizona state Capitol, I have since discovered from in ... More >>
Star Swim special edition raises the roof at the Wyndham
The past lingers on in charming PHX hood
Benjamin LeathermanDon't miss your stop, broham. At last, the train we've wanted to ride is finally pulling up to the station, so to speak. METRO light rail is becoming a post-midnight express as of tomorrow with service offered until last call on weekend evenings. The trains will run approxima ... More >>
The ATL's Le Castle Vania will kick out the electro-house beats on Friday at Bar Smith. There's more to see and do this weekend than just staring at massive explosions of gunpowder in the sky while some Lee Greenwood anthem plays in the background. A lot more. Since you've got three straight days a ... More >>
Image: Wikimedia Commons The state parks department sent out the following news release this morning, announcing that "closed" signs were being taken down at state parks. The Arizona Republic's Casey Newton reports that some campers had already been evicted as a state government shutdown loomed. But ... More >>
In the spirit of the Fourth of July, and to show appreciation for all those who served and sacrificed for the freedom we celebrate today, here's an assemblage of USO music performances for our troops.
Contestants try to eat their way to Coney
Strange days and fiery nights at the 1996 Burning Man Festival