After nearly a decade, Celtic folk punkers Flogging Molly have become a St. Paddy's Day staple in Tempe. The band's anthems -- like "What's Left of the Flag," "Devil's Dance Floor," and "Salty Dog" -- pull double duty each year at Tempe Beach Park, serving both the energetic moshers and the waves of ... More >>
As if the horror across the pond concerning horse meat wasn't enough, a recent study has revealed that more than two-thirds of the processed meat in South Africa is contaminated with, well, a lot of things. Meat scientists who conducted the testing estimated that fully 68 percent of the processed me ... More >>
Republican Congressman Trent Franks' obsession with abortion has now gone international.Franks, whose numerous anti-abortion proposals have been signed into law exactly zero times, is now concerned about the state of abortion in Ireland. Ireland.See also:-Trent Franks Successfully Wastes Everyone's ... More >>
Phoenix might be pretty far from "the pond" (the Atlantic Ocean), but we can still get down on some UK-style fish n' chips. Being landlocked, we probably appreciate good seafood even more because it can be tough to find. We'll never leave you high and dry craving fried fish, so we're pitting two of ... More >>
It's been said that God created whiskey to keep the Irish from taking over the world. If it's true, he didn't do a great job of it -- the Irish take over the world every day on March 17. But while everyone may be from the land of the clover on St. Patrick's Day, before you go around pinching everyon ... More >>
Looks like the Coachella runoff just keeps on...uh...running off. Florence and the Machine, scheduled to play the Indio Festival on Sunday April 15 and 22, is making a side trip over to Comerica Theatre on Friday, April 20. 2011 was big for singer Florence Welsh -- her sophomore album, Ceremonia ... More >>
Murphy's Law served up a deliciously savory Chicken Shepherd's Pie.October may be a popular month for outdoor festivals, but it's not the most reliable. Caught in an annual tug-of-war between summer and fall, October promises states like Indiana the first snow of the year, while in Arizona we cr ... More >>
edible-ireland.com Hungry for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives?Fondue-Raiser at the Melting PotFor the rest of 2011, The Melting Pot restaurants will be helping raise fund for local charities with their special "Classic Combination Four-Course Fondu ... More >>
And don't let the talent and success of the Yanks fool you, some of the best Celtic punk outfits of the past and present still have their roots on the other side of the Atlantic. Here is a list of the top five groups that actually have members from the Emerald Isle (or at least close by).
A former altar boy who now lives in Arizona has filed a lawsuit against the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, claiming church leaders ignored complaints of a pervert priest. It's the fourth lawsuit against the archdiocese since a grand jury report came out last month that sparked t ... More >>
More sequined vests and leather chaps than a John Waters casting call
The Fall's frontman Mark E. Smith allegedly threw a bottle at Mumford & Sons at a festival in Dublin last month, according to NME.Way to get aggressive, Mark. And for what? It turns out he simply didn't like the way Mumford & Sons played during their sound check. Smith also reportedly cal ... More >>
Torched Goodness A couple of local food trucks hit a bump late last week, one trucker tells Chow Bella. Two popular vendors -- creme-brulee-wielding Torched Goodness and barbecue connoisseurs Pork on a Fork -- were approached by an enforcement official Friday for violating city code n ... More >>
Kelly Green Eric Ireland, torch in hand, is ready to burn something up -- and hopefully it's creme bruleeWith the sweet smell of caramelized sugar floating from his white catering truck, Chef Eric Ireland plays with fire on a daily basis. In fact, when he's not concocting next wee ... More >>
Not this year, buddy.As the old adage goes, "Everybody's Irish on St. Patrick's Day." That does not, however, mean you have to celebrate your "honorary" Irish heritage by swilling pints of leprechaun piss until the inside of your mouth starts to look more like Shrek's. So while others go fro ... More >>
Like drunken beer bashes? You wont like this sophisticated affair.
This hearty dish consists of black and white pudding, two fried eggs cooked to order, rashers (potatoes), sausages, tomatoes, and brown bread. Black pudding (sometimes known as blood pudding) is a staple of a traditional breakfast in England, Scotland, and Ireland.
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