The Arizona Department of Health Services has released a database showing, among other things, which hospitals people tend to leave dead a little more than average.The database shows rates of dying at hospitals around the state, and it's separated by the reason that someone's admitted to the hospita ... More >>
Two years ago, the morbidly obese spokesman for Heart Attack Grill, Blair River, died of pneumonia, likely complicated by his extreme weight. Late last week, the current spokesman for that temple of excess was removed from life support after suffering a massive heart attack. See Also: --Death of a ... More >>
In a "shocking" turn of events, yet another "patient" was struck down at the Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas. The woman fell unconscious while eating a double bypass burger, smoking a cigarette and drinking a margarita. Owner Jon Basso told Fox5 reporters that the 40-year-old woman, "[Gave] her b ... More >>
Your coronary-inducing creation awaits, er, maybe.What the hell is going on with the Heart Attack Grill? Last Wednesday, The Associated Press reported that the fast food restaurant in Chandler, famous for scantily clad "nurses" serving up such sky-high caloric fare as Bypass Burgers and frie ... More >>
Your coronary-inducing creation awaits...somewhere.In March, Chandler's Heart Attack Grill, the fast food restaurant that serves up such sky-high caloric fare such as Bypass Burgers and fries cooked in pure lard, threatened a trademark infringement case against 2nd Ave. Deli claiming the New York ... More >>
sheknows.com I met Blair River just one time in 2010. As I was sitting down to attempt my first-ever Quadruple Bypass Burger, he was just leaving Heart Attack Grill, his friend having finished two of the meaty monstrosities while he himself had just downed three of the regular Bypass Burger ... More >>
heartattackgrill.com Blair RiverThe nearly 600-pound spokesman of Arizona's own Heart Attack Grill died Tuesday -- not 'cause of what would have been an ironic heart attack for a man whose weight suggests his heart probably resembled a basketball filled with ricotta cheese -- but prob ... More >>
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Two-pound, quadruple decker burgers and scantily clad babes weren't enough to keep Heart Attack Grill on life-support at the corner of 44th Street and Thomas, and apparently that formula didn't work for its watered-down successor, either. The Grill Next Door is now an empty shell, and t ... More >>
Another week has come and gone leaving us to ponder the upcoming events that will shape our lives and, more importantly, our dinners out. But before we move on, let's have one last look at the blog posts from this week: 6 Dining Tips for ASU Downtown Students Heart Attack Grill's Quadruple Bypass ... More >>
The Quadruple Bypass Burger 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 ... More >>
The Heart Attack GrillHere's taste of The Heart Attack Grill's menu. Good news to report out of Chandler: The battle of the bulge -- as we referred to it in a post in February -- has been won, and the Chandler-based Heart Attack Grill came out the victor.You may recall that back in February the c ... More >>
A battle of the bulge has broken out between two restaurants that feature sexy "nurses" as waitresses, heart-attack-themed ambiance and towering burgers that would make a vegan vomit. Jon Basso, who launched the Heart Attack Grill in Tempe five years ago, is suing a Florida restaurant with a simila ... More >>
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We've heard rumors about crazy high-fat diet plans and free food for obese diners at Chandler's Heart Attack Grill since it originally opened in 2005. We figured we'd pop by for a Bypass (yes, that's what they call their burgers) and shed a little light on their high-calorie fare, even if it means w ... More >>
As you may have already heard, John Hughes died of a heart attack today while visiting his family in New York. Hughes directed such films as Pretty In Pink, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, The Breakfast Club and many more. This one's for you, Mr. Hughes.
Hunters stalk the quivering weak at AZ Dodgeball affair
It wouldn't be hard to argue that The Bronx are on a steady decline. When the band first played Phoenix, they were at the area's biggest club-type venue, the Marquee. Then, last year, they played the much smaller Clubhouse. Last night, they were crammed into the tiny (but wonderful) Yucca Tap Room. ... More >>
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