Since leaving his partnership with Ed Leclere last November, former-Kai chef Micheal O'Dowd has been a busy man. He's formed a new company, The MOD Restaurant Group LLC, and is ready to open a new restaurant in May.
Chef Michael O'Dowd and partner Ed Leclere, founders of Vivid Lifestyle Concepts (VLC), the company they started this spring after O'Dowd left as executive chef at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown, have called it quits. Under VLC, O'Dowd and Leclere, a former Harley-Davidson promotions director, opene ... More >>
This year is shaping up to be a busy one for chef and first-time restaurateur Michael O'Dowd. In May, the ex-Kai chef, who put the nationally renowned restaurant on the map during his 10-year reign, opened Renegade by MOD, his restaurant of eclectic global eats in North Scottsdale, under his new co ... More >>
Each week Gem features one standout piece from a local shop. Whether it's a jacket, necklace, or handbag, it's on our have-to-have list.What: If your New Year's resolution involves being more of a badass (or simply adding more hard-to-find tees to your wardrobe), then we'd like to point you towa ... More >>
Deadbolt are a band with a reputation. I remember being introduced to them years ago, when I was working at Zia Records in Tempe. "You've got to see these guys live," said my friend Ryan. "They flick lit cigarettes on each other, they have two bassists, and they use power tools on stage."I never ... More >>
Wikimedia Commons Lemmy from Motorhead has some swag up for grabsThis week, we shared our experiences cooking with Mosh Potatoes, a heavy metal cookbook filled with recipes from rockers like Lita Ford, Anthrax, Megadeth, and Otep. We noted that the most extreme recipe was "Krakatoa Surpri ... More >>
Win something pretty sweet at a motorcycle party
The average person's stomach can hold about a liter of food, or close to two pounds' worth. But who wants to be average? All over town, restaurants are offering up contests of confection, defying brave eaters to ingest more food than they should eat in a week -- daily recommended values be damned ... More >>
Partying comes naturally to these bikers
eBaum's WorldIt's been 18 months or so since Scottsdale's Cream Stereo Lounge opened its doors to the public, and for the life of us we can't remember a time when the titular milk-based substance has ever been employed at the Old Town hotspot. That all changes tonight as club promoter Brian Durkee ... More >>
The eat is on for chicken wing consumption
An Apache Junction motorcycle dealership will hold a public meeting at 6:30 p.m. tonight to discuss ways to keep the Lost Dutchman Park open during the state budget crisis. Mark LeResche, owner of Superstition Harley-Davidson, says all money raised tonight will be handed over t ... More >>
The gangs are all here again for 10-day-long bender
As music editor Martin Cizmar mentioned in his post earlier today, the slate of concerts scheduled to go down from tonight until Sunday kinda pales in comparison to the overwhelming assortment of superstars who'll be in town next weekend. But while this weekend's line-up of major music and comedy e ... More >>
Tempe's countrified punk-rockers Truckers on Speed have two big performances in Mesa this weekend. The guys will share a stage with Tempe rock guys Dead Hot Workshop and Los Guys at Mesa's Goathead Saloon (1423 S. Country Club Drive) on Friday and will take part in the AZ Bike Week festivities with ... More >>
Pavle Milic, general manager at Scottsdale's groovy Digestif, was a man with a plan. But in the words of John Lennon, "Life is what happens while you're busy making plans." So although Milic had gotten the ball rolling on opening his own gourmet panini restaurant (inspired by Ino, in New York ... More >>
And the State of the State is -- I'm outta here! No doubt, Janet Napolitano won't keep her yearly address this brief, though her words will be drowned out by the zipping sound of her suitcases. The Cards' next home game is likely to be the rowdiest, loudest, happiest ever -- whether they win or not ... More >>
Cast of old men in leather pants on the road to nowhere good
Where the girls are
Flashes of brilliance at PAM
Harley what you might expect
Ride to live at Bike Week
'Cuz there's Panic! on the streets of Scottsdale
Bikers, skinheads, punks and coeds love getting bent at the PV, the divey-est dive in Tempe.
Auto show kicks into gear
Sure, Seabiscuit 's better than all the action sequels it's up against. But what will a fan of the book say?
A documentarian takes a look at the little boy -- now an angry man -- that he left back home
Hungry Valley night owls need to eat, too
The Hideaway Grill
6746 East Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek
Where do hospitality employees go for good food when they'redone with work?
CPR offers a breath of life to the Valley Latin scene
Popular punkettes the Peeps avoid an untimely fate
Rising documentary filmmaker Barbara Bustillo-Cogswell rides high on the hog
Venerable watering hole takes its derelicts, and keeps on ticking
Where the inner consumer feasts, and everything but money is fantasy
July 2 - 8, 1998
YOU'RE A TATTOOED GIANT ON A HARLEY. YOU'RE A MEMBER OF THE DIRTY DOZEN. YOU'RE TOAST.