Heart Attacks

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2013

    State Health Department Stats Show Hospitals That More People Tend to Leave in a Body Bag

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2013

    Death of Another Heart Attack Salesman

    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 >>

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    May 10, 2012
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    April 25, 2012

    Woman Collapses at Heart Attack Grill, Second Person Down in Two Months

    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 >>

  • Music

    October 20, 2011
  • Blogs

    June 6, 2011

    Heart Attack Grill Not Closing: "Taste Worth Dying For" Lives On -- Maybe.

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    Heart Attack Grill Being Sued By NYC Deli Reminds Us All to Eat More Salads

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2011

    Death of a Heart Attack Grill Salesman: Blame the Man, Not the Burger ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    Heart Attack Grill's 575-Pound Spokesman Dies -- Shockingly, Not From Heart Attack Blair River​The 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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    March 4 In Blogs: First Friday, Bad Cactus Brass Band, Great Arizona Beer Festival, and SB 1611

    ​​​In the 24-hour news cycle, it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries:

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2010

    Closed for Business: The Grill Next Door

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2010

    This Week In Chow Bella:

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2010

    Heart Attack Grill's Quadruple Bypass Burger Challenge

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2010

    Heart Attack Grill Reaches Settlement With Florida-Based Restaurant With Similar, Cardiac Theme

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2010

    Heavyweight Fight: Heart Attack Grill in Chandler Sues Florida Sports Bar With Similar Theme

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    December 3, 2009

    El Diablo Made Him Do It

    Joe Arpaio inks a deal with the Devil in topical seasonal tale

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2009

    A Burger to Die For...Literally

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2009

    In Honor of John Hughes

    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.

  • Calendar

    July 23, 2009

    Underdog: Evolution

    Hunters stalk the quivering weak at AZ Dodgeball affair

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2009

    The Bronx Play Rough at Yucca

    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 >>

  • Music

    December 6, 2007

    Smoothest Sounds in Town

    Make tonight a wonderful thing

  • Calendar

    November 22, 2007

    Yeast of Eden

    Free suds. No, really.

  • Calendar

    October 18, 2007

    Tee and Sympathy

    Well . . . maybe not sympathy

  • Music

    June 21, 2007

    The Photo Atlas

    Radio, schmadio

  • Music

    May 17, 2007

    Man of Steel

    Jon Rauhouse gives his music the ol' iPod shuffle

  • Dining

    March 29, 2007

    Grill About Town

    Three reasons upscale burgers are still going strong

  • Calendar

    January 18, 2007

    Swine Tasting

    Sexy nurses serve up king-size cow patties

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2007
  • Calendar

    December 21, 2006

    You Deserve a Brake Today

    Would you like a master cylinder with that?

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2006

    Liberal Losers

    from CNA's web site, Sandy Summers, eat your heart out... Of this week's Bird items, the one closest to my evil lil' cardiac muscle is the victory over the forces of political correctness by "Dr. Jon" Basso owner of Tempe's Heart Attack Grill, where artery clogging ground round is served up ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2006
  • News

    November 9, 2006

    Strange Fruit

    Senator Barry Goldwater's kin try to seal embarrassing letters about them from public view. Way to respect the great man's wishes!

  • Music

    April 27, 2006

    Death of Sid Copeland

    Jugheads' proprietor will be missed

  • Dining

    March 2, 2006

    Uni Vision

    Roll with it

  • News

    December 5, 2002

    Heart Failure

    A Valley company sets a new low for workplace cruelty

  • News

    July 6, 2000

    Who Mutilated Dominic Marion?

    On the trail of a bizarre hospital crime, New Times finds a cryogenically frozen head, a witch hunt for a wiccan and a stumped detective. And still nobody knows . . .

  • News

    May 4, 2000
  • Music

    January 13, 2000

    Tombstone Blues

    1,161 rock stars were fatally injured in the making of The Encyclopedia of Rock Obituaries

  • Music

    May 18, 1994