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    October 8, 2012

    Magic Hat #9

    Beer: #9 Brewery: Magic Hat Brewing Co. Style: American Pale Ale ABV: 5.1 percent There are a few ways to judge the strength of beer culture in a city. One would obviously be the number of breweries operating within the community (and judging by recent events, we've got this one). But another impor ... More >>

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    September 26, 2012

    Gordon Biersch Märzen

    Beer: Gordon Biersch Märzen Brewery: Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant Style: Märzen/Oktoberfest ABV: 5.8 percent It was a cool fall day more than 200 years ago, and the Germans were partying. It had just been announced that Crown Prince Ludwig, who would later become King Ludwig I, was to be mar ... More >>

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    July 3, 2012

    Wasted Velvet in Tempe Closes

    See also: Pussycat Lounge in Scottsdale Closes Anyone brimming with dreams of bringing their killer nightclub concept to the ASU crowd now has a vacant spot in which to make it a reality: Tempe lounge and dance joint Wasted Velvet, located just off Mill Avenue, announced it's closing earlier today ... More >>

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    December 12, 2011

    Seven Great Brewpubs in Greater Phoenix

    ​(This post has been updated.) Brewpubs, restaurants that sell beer brewed on the premises, combine tasty eats washed down with unique fermented concoctions for an experience folks can't get anywhere else. Where to go for bites and a venue-made brew in greater Phoenix? (Distributing brews to ... More >>

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    July 7, 2011

    Five Favorite Reverse Happy Hours in the Valley

    Hannah HayesDeliciously gooey fondue at FEZ​If you're braving summer in Phoenix, you likely know that one of the best things to happen to bars since skinny margaritas is the reverse happy hour. Sure, happy hour's always been our favorite part of the day, but here, the half-price hoopla ... More >>

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    March 4, 2011

    Where Am I Eating?

    ​ Last week, we were able to squeak in a quick lunch at this breakfast/lunch/bakery's new and improved "bigger" location. Loaded with turkey we swear was just sliced off a freshly roasted bird, crispy bacon, ripe tomato and field greens made up this especially lovely sandwich. We enjoyed every tas ... More >>

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    February 24, 2011
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    January 13, 2011

    Arizona Beer Week Events Announced

    ​We like beer and so do you, which is why we're psyched to announce the list of events currently on tap for the first-ever Arizona Beer Week. Months ago, we announced plans to organize the inaugural festival for February 19-26. Sponsored by the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild, this first-ever statewi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2010

    Know Your Buzzwords: What the Hell is a Gastropub?

    The new Culinary Dropout gastropub in Scottsdale.​It sounds like something you'd want to get surgically removed from your small intestine, but the term "gastropub" is actually a combination of the words pub (short for "public house") and gastronomy (the study of the relationship between cultur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2009

    Summer Beer Quest Week Two

    Jonathan McNamaraGordon Biersch's Hefeweizen For week two of our Summer Beer Quest, we spoke with Gordon Biersch Brew Master Dieter Foerstner about his favorite brews during the hotter months. He admitted to us that he prefers "yellow, fizzy beers" and recommended a few including the Gordon Biersch ... More >>

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    March 15, 2009

    Beware The "Brides" of March

    There's no party like one that starts early. At least that seemed to be the attitude held by dozens of men and women clad in wedding dresses as they congregated on the corner of Mill Avenue and Rio Salado on Saturday, March 14. Riding on the heels of December's "Santarchy," "The Brides of March," ... More >>

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    September 29, 2008
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    September 5, 2008
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    July 3, 2008

    Brew Review: Gordon Biersch's Sommer Gold

    By Jonathan McNamara Avid New Times readers may be under the impression that working here is a never-ending party. We cover concerts. We write about sexist chocolates. We get to have our say about the actions of public officials. But believe me when I say there are times when working at this paper ... More >>

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    May 26, 2008
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    April 21, 2008

    Playing tour guide in Phoenix

    My sweetie's mom hasn't come to visit in *years* and we're finally getting a chance to show her around town, so that means we've spent the last few days giving her the grand tour. That includes hitting up some familiar haunts around town. Before her flight was scheduled to arrive, we did a whirlwin ... More >>

  • Culture

    December 27, 2007

    New Year's Eve Guide 2007

    You may kiss us at midnight

  • Culture

    December 20, 2007

    Live and Let '007 Die

    New Year's Eve of destruction

  • Music

    April 12, 2007

    Milling Around

    Avenue attitude

  • Culture

    December 22, 2005
  • Dining

    January 20, 2005

    Taste Magnet

    Tempe has the goods, and here's where to find them

  • Music

    May 6, 2004

    Droll Call

    Veteran Valley music oddballs plot to top the Sponge Monkeys

  • News

    April 8, 2004

    Death of Cool

    As Phoenix considers how to revitalize its downtown, leaders should note how Tempe murdered Mill Avenue's soul

  • Culture

    December 25, 2003
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    November 27, 2003


    Letters from the week of November 27, 2003

  • News

    May 25, 2000
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    May 11, 2000

    Anarchy How?

    Can an anarchist with a law degree break the rules of modern activism and still save Tempe Butte?

  • News

    May 11, 2000

    What a Butte!

    Developers and anti-growth activists want a piece of Tempe's mythical mountain

  • News

    March 23, 2000

    Feed Him and Weep

    "Mill Avenue Food Critic" is back -- and restaurateurs are reaching for the Tums

  • News

    April 15, 1999

    Brown Sugar

    A high school hoops phenom comes home a pro

  • Music

    March 4, 1999

    Sticks and Scones

    The Scones try to overcome the cover-band stigma and earn respect for their classic-sounding originals

  • Dining

    August 13, 1998