Growing up in Hermosillo, in northern Mexico, in the 1980s, my school lunchbox was filled with healthy and delicious snacks of juicy orange wedges, crunchy cucumber spears, jicama slices drizzled with lime juice and sprinkled with salt and chile powder, and a cold can of Jumex brand mango nectar. I ... More >>
The Phoenix food truck craze is over.
Not that we still don't enjoy food trucks. Their offerings at lower commitment levels than those of their dine-in brethren make them the most accessible and cheapest culinary adventures in town. But gone is the hype of the new. With more than 30 food trucks cur ... More >>
As is the case every two years, all nine of Arizona's seats in the U.S. House of Representatives are up for grabs, and some are closer than others.For example, if it's 8 a.m. on Election Day, and we're on the Secretary of State's website trying to find the name of the Democrat running against Congre ... More >>
Wolfing down a gigantic burger can be a lot like a one-night stand: fun at first, then full of self-loathing and regret.
Rehab Burger Therapy in Old Town Scottsdale does not believe in one-night stands -- at least, not half the time. Each one of its 10-ounce Rehab burgers is available in a more ma ... 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. Miss a question? Go here.Go shark-cage diving, get on a JumboTron, sleep w ... More >>
Another year, another crapload of new menu items from Taco Bell. First up, the Beefy Crunch Burrito.
Touted as "layers of seasoned ground beef, rice, warm nacho cheese sauce, reduced-fat sour cream [hahaha!] and Flamin' Hot Fritos wrapped in a warm, flour tortilla," the Beefy Crunch Burrit ... More >>
Football meets the footlong? Yeah, it's a bit of a stretch, especially when it's a Tex-Mex Footlong. But if Friday Night Lights has taught me anything, it's that Texas loves its football and 30-year-old actors who play teenagers.
Sonic's new Tex-Mex Footlong Quarter Pound Coney, available for ... More >>
Oh, TV, how did you get so smart? Just when the temperature starts to rise on another fiery Phoenix summer, you go and give us a bunch of new and returning foodie shows to keep us safe from sunburn, hanging out with you in air-conditioned bliss. Plus, yesterday's launch of the Cooking Channel (lat ... More >>
How well do you know your favorite cookhouse contraptions? See if you can guess today's gadget and check back next week for the answer.
Here are a few shots at the answer, add yours to the comment box below:
- Alien Chalice
- "Topsy" the Topple Vase
- Crocodile Muzzle
What the he ... More >>
When we heard about the two Social Justice teachers who went on a "Dollar a Day Diet" back in 2008 (they're now working on a book deal) and Rebecca Currie's follow-up project on healthy eating for a dollar a day, we thought they all must be crazy.
We can't even eat for a dollar a meal, mu ... More >>
It's no secret that the Lone Star State -- and all of its legendary down-home cooking -- is the inspiration at TEXAZ Grill. All year long, the place serves up chicken-fried steaks and barbecued brisket fit for any Texas-sized appetite.There's a little extra love right now, though, since the restaura ... More >>
Luke HolwerdaThe Fray and Jack's Mannequin made the perfect touring partners when their show stopped into the Dodge Theatre Tuesday. Both bands produce piano-driven melodies and songs that can get haunt your head for days. Both tend to attract a late teen to twentysomething crowd of starry-eyed girl ... More >>
A platter filled with Ethiopian entrees, as served by Cafe Lalibela in Tempe.
We hate to sound like a nagging mother, but it might be a good idea to make sure you've scrubbed up good and proper before sitting down to eat at Cafe Lalibela (849 West University Drive in Tempe, 480-829-1939). It's only ... More >>