There are plenty of reasons for food lovers to like the Arcadia neighborhood -- the central location, the ranch-style homes, the plentiful citrus trees, and of course, the plethora of dining and drinking options. There's no shortage of places to grab a bite or a cocktail in this Phoenix neighborho ... More >>
Though The Local has been "soft open" for a few weeks now, and the restaurant has announced it will be officially open to the public as of tomorrow, Saturday, April 12. That means chef Chris McKinley and bar master Adam Hargett have finally settled on a menu of upscale, innovative food and drinks th ... More >>
After the first day of the Devoured Food Wine Classic, we're stuffed. The overcast skies and intermittent rain didn't keep crowds of Valley food lovers from drinking and dining the day away at the Phoenix Art Museum. With nearly 50 restaurants and more than 30 wineries at the first of the two-da ... More >>
On the heels of opening North Scottsdale's Renegade by MOD in May, ex-Kai chef Michael O'Dowd and partners Ed Leclere and Don Misheff of Vivid Lifestyle Concepts have opened their second restaurant -- this one tucked into a golf club in Fountain Hills. Called Wicked Six Bar and Grill by MOD (anyon ... More >>
Offal often gets a bad rap for being the odds and ends of animals that no one wants to eat. The term, a British one, refers to non-muscle parts of a butchered animal. It covers all sorts of tasty bits like intestine, liver, kidneys, feet, head, brain, tongue and more. And we'll admit, these aren't e ... More >>
Some say tomato. Others, tomahto. But when it comes to to enjoying the flavor of this perfect summertime fruit, you'll want to say "reservations, please" when venerable East Phoenix restaurants Crudo and Noca join forces to praise it proper. See also: - English Rose Tea Room to Host Royal Baby Show ... More >>
Where do North Scottsdale folks go for artisan pizza when they're really hungry? Starting Sunday, March 10, it may be Giant Rustic Pizza. See also: - 11 Best Pizza Spots in Metro Phoenix - Federal Pizza: Empire-Building on Central Avenue The new takeout and delivery restaurant, 14626 Frank Lloyd W ... More >>
Murs, The Insects, Fashawn, Prof @ Club Red|2/5/13It looks like it's that time of the year again, as Murs gathers a select group of rappers to embark on a nationwise tour leading up to his annual "Paid Dues" festival in March. The endeavor this year, aptly titled "The Road to Paid Dues," normally sh ... More >>
Rehab @ Rhythm Room| 8/30/12Not since bearded Jim Morrison have rotund drunks been celebrated with such crazed enthusiasm. Not that I could ever compare last night's Rehab show at The Rhythm Room to even the most spaced-out of Morrison's career and consider it fair. But I did learn a few things as ... More >>
See also: decker: Love, God, and Sex in SedonaCall it a rough weekend: While on tour in California, Sedona-based folk band decker.'s van flipped over on Friday night, injuring one of the band members. On the road from Santa Cruz to their Los Angeles show, a tire blew out, causing the van and U-Haul ... More >>
Most of us think of pig ears as leathery chewables for the dog, not something we'd ever dream of eating ourselves. But they're showing up on local menus as bar snacks, and you know what? They're fantastic. At Crudo, chef Cullen Campbell turns pig ears into crunchy strips of such addictive porkali ... 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 >>
If you've been looking for an excuse to get back to Binkley's, the top-notch restaurant of French-informed, modern American fare in Cave Creek, and you're a lover of burgundy-style pinot noirs, this may the event for you. Inside Binkley's Restaurant.At 6:30 p.m., Thursday, November 3r ... More >>
The feds launched a new assault in their fight against medical marijuana today, threatening to seize the property of California medical marijuana dispensaries unless they close within 45 days.If there's no push-back from the states that have legalized weed for qualified patients, including Arizona, ... More >>
The southern California leg concluded nicely. Thanks to a great promoter and the draw of some awesome local rippers, we played to 130 kids at The Smell in Los Angeles, a well-known downtown all-ages space with a relatively big stage. We don't normally get the opportunity to play with big PAs and dru ... More >>
But most of the day was spent trying to pass the time. Griffin and Teran spent most of the day at the mechanic while the rest of us tried to find last minute shows.
The band and I had the chance to spend another day with the Dain Griffin's very hospitable and friendly family. We also got to walk around the neighborhood for a bit and enjoy some nice (78 degree) sunny weather.
I gave these gourmet tacos a try on a rare trip to Mill Ave. for happy hour. The beer battered fish tacos were fried to a perfect crisp and served with spicy slaw and picked Fresno peppers in warm flour tortillas. The tacos were good but needed a fair amount of salsa to spic ... More >>
Ade KassimAhhday Presents is ringing in the spring season with a bright and sunny flier for the upcoming Fierce Creatures show at the very intimate Dressing Room in Downtown Phoenix."Fierce Creatures is a wonderful band from Fresno, California, and they've got a great ear for melody and good musi ... More >>
theenchantedcook.blogspot.comHungry for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives?CSM CardsShow your support for the Downtown Phoenix Public Market and purchase a CSM card which are available in denominations of $50, $100, $250 and $500. Need a little encourageme ... More >>
Six weeks after announcing he wouldn't prosecute criminal speeding cases based on photo radar evidence, Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas has decided that photo-radar evidence can be used in criminal speeding cases. Barnet Lotstein, special assistant to Thomas, says what Thomas should have s ... More >>
www.dreamstime.comWhen Pamela Ekizian was a little tardy in walking her dog Max, the pooch took it upon himself to break out of the house, and take a stroll around their neighborhood near Fresno, California.He didn't stop there.Four months later, Max, a one-year-old, long-haired Dachsund, w ... More >>
Chick-fil-a More than 800,000 pounds of ground beef recalled by meat distributor. Holy cow!At least one Valley resident's been treated for salmonella poisoning linked to beef recalled yesterday by Beef Packer, Inc.Beef Packer Inc. recalled more than 800,000 pounds of tainted bovi ... More >>
Arizona pistachio farmers are hoping the government soon lifts a blanket warning against eating the nuts, which was issued after a California batch tested positive for salmonella. So far, there's no indication the illness-causing bacteria infects any Arizona products, but ... More >>
Fight Club *Sadisco, Blow By Blow (with Video) On Saturday, January 17, the twisted minds behind the monthly *Sadisco events hosted their annual "Fight Club" themed *Sadisco at J-Heads. The scene was post-industrial-apocalyptic, as revelers meandered around the perimeter of the venue among precariou ... More >>
San Francisco by way of Fresno rock newbies Stone Foxes dropped by Phoenix's Ruby Room Saturday night as part of their Sweep The West Tour. The band is young, fresh and full of talent - not to mention they possess some incredible rock chops. The band can rip it up at a moment's notice, screaming and ... More >>
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