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Jamaica

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2013

    Maricopa County Mugshots of the Week: Just Pointing It Out

    At the end of the week, we bring you a roundup of visitors to the desert's own Fourth Avenue Jail. To be considered for our Maricopa County mugshots of the week, get arrested, strike a pose, and we'll take care of the rest.This week, we're just pointing out some things. Enjoy.

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2013

    10 Best Margaritas in Metro Phoenix

    Summer is coming. Time to switch our drinking regimen from stouts, red wines, and whiskey to more refreshing beverages. The first thing that always comes to mind when the temps top 80 degrees is a margarita, and, boy, do we know quite a few places around town that serve up unique and delicious takes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2013

    Dwayne Allen of Rum Bar Gives a Tasty Tutorial on Rum

    If you've ever been inclined to dismiss rum as a legitimate spirit because of slushy vats of hot pink strawberry daiquiris, flaming tiki drinks or frat boys chugging Bacardi and Coke, hang on one little minute. Dwayne Allen, who co-owns The Breadfruit and Rum Bar with his partner Danielle Leoni, is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2012

    Should We Come Up With a Better Name For Third Wave Ska?

    I won't beat around the bush: I don't really like the music of Reel Big Fish. I don't like the Mighty Mighty Bosstones either, and found No Doubt a giggly waste of my time. In fact, while as a music critic I respect these bands for what they are trying to accomplish and the fact that they all have a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2012

    S.S. Coachella Cruise Lineup Announced Featuring Pulp, Girl Talk, Z-Trip, and More

    See also: Z-Trip Talks Growing Up in Phoenix, Johhny D., Crate-Digging, Mexican Food, Smite, and More See also: Up on the Sun's Coachella 2012 Coverage Goldenvoice promised an announcement at 6 p.m. today, but looks like someone jumped the gun: Get ready for the S.S. Coachella cruise, which takes a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2012

    Tamarindo: The Best Agua Fresca You've Never Tasted (And Where You Can Find One in Phoenix)

    If you've ventured beyond the gringo-ized Mexican food served at chain restaurants or wandered into a Latino grocery store, chances are you've run across aguas frescas (fresh waters) -- the non-alcoholic coolers that combine fruits, cereals, or seeds with sugar and water. Kept in clear jugs and di ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2012

    Three Things to Eat, Drink, and Bake this Weekend

    It's the first weekend of June, which means downtown Phoenix is going to be hoppin' with First Friday art action, a whole lot of sunshine, and maybe a pool party or two (check out Jackalope Ranch for all your summer pool party info). And just because we'll be out and about checkin' out the art gal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2012

    Just Like Mom's: Congrats to the Winners of Chow Bella's Mother's Day Essay Contest

    From Jamaica to Panama, the entrants in Chow Bella's first-ever Mother's Day essay contest took us on a whirlwind tour of maternal culinary inspiration. And boy, are we hungry. Thanks to all who entered, and particularly to Gayle Shanks, co-owner of Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe, who graciousl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2012

    Fu-Fu Cuisine Is a Journey to Africa and the Caribbean

    To eat at Fu-Fu Cuisine on Phoenix's west side, is a journey far from the sprawling Arizona desert. The new restaurant owned by Esther Mbaikambey, who was born in Nigeria and spent her high school years in Jamaica, offers a culinary journey to Africa and Caribbean.

  • Music

    March 22, 2012
  • Dining

    March 15, 2012
  • Blogs

    February 22, 2012

    Ten Favorite Margaritas in Metro Phoenix

    pinterest.com​We don't really go for all the hoopla over the made-up holidays that have crept onto the calendar in recent times, thanks to clever marketers. You know, like Orange M&M Day and Brown Rice Tortilla Week. (We made those up, don't worry.) But there's one fabricated celebration w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2012

    Sipping Rums: Beyond Bacardi

    After working at Trader Vic's for its entire five-year run at the beautiful Hotel Valley Ho, I developed quite an appreciation for rum. Most people's familiarity with rum is limited to a mere two brands: Bacardi and Captain Morgan. Sometimes people are also familiar with Sailor Jerry. It's a crying ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2012

    Chef Danielle Leoni of The Breadfruit, Part Two

    Lauren Saria ​Today we've got the second part of our chat with Chef Danielle Leoni of The Breadfruit. Although the restaurant's been open for several years, The Breadfruit stays true to its roots and original mission to offer fresh, Jamaican cuisine in a friendly, casual atmosphere. Leoni pride ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2012

    Chef Danielle Leoni of The Breadfruit

    ​In many ways the exterior of The Breadfruit -- tucked away on a quiet street and so unassuming that even walking right by, it could still go overlooked -- reflects the amiable persona of its unpretentious chef. We met with Chef Danielle Leoni this week to get to know the woman churning out some ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2011

    Reggae Music and Jokes Collide at Sail Inn This Upcoming Saturday

    ​​Bob Marley once said that "One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain." Reggae music, especially, has a way of making you forget your problems. Maybe because the kinds of people who listen to it are the usually same kind of people who enjoy getting ferociously high. At ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2011

    In Season: Amaranth Greens

    Whether you're a CSA devotee, a farmers' market weekender or consider ketchup a veg, we'll bring you fresh inspiration for how to prepare our local produce. This week's harvest: Amaranth Greens Jennifer Woods​ Amaranth has come into favor with the healthful properties of the seeds (which can be ... More >>

  • Music

    July 28, 2011
  • Blogs

    July 28, 2011

    Tony Culture on Studio One, Keeping His Music Clean, and Being a 'Rasta Witness'

    ​ In this week's music feature, New Times takes a look at the music and history of Valley DJ/reggae performer Tony Culture. Culture acts as sort of an elder statesman of reggae in Phoenix, and our interview covered much more ground than I had room to include in the paper. Culture is scheduled to p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2011

    Tony Culture, Kurt Vile, Katy Perry and More in This Week's Issue

    Kurt Vile​This week's issue features Tony Culture, a local artist who has his roots in Jamaica. As a fan of the Studio 1 and "lovers rock," he loves many styles of reggae. He's a do-it-all MC, DJ and Sound System master. His wife owns Afida's Hair Culture, which is where you can see Tony ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    Aguas Frescas from Dan Maldonado of Tacos Atoyac

    Maya DukmasovaHibiscus and Watermelon Aguas Frescas at Tacos Atoyac​Over the past two days, Chef Dan Maldonado of Tacos Atoyac has talked tacos and transitions from fine dining to fast food. Today, he shares two recipes for refreshing, Oaxacan style summer "fruit waters" that you can enjoy both a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    New in CenPho: Rum Bar at The Breadfruit

    ​Dwayne Allen and Danielle Leoni, the folks behind cheerful Jamaican restaurant The Breadfruit, just opened Rum Bar in the space next door to the restaurant, serving nearly 70 kinds of premium rum, from smooth, young spirits to exquisite aged reserve varieties. There are also several kin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2010

    The World's Most Unfortunate Food Packaging

    Different cultures, different languages, different tastes. Somewhere along the line, things are going to go wrong when it comes to packaging our foodstuffs for the rest of the world to see. We've captured the top five most unfortunate in today's post. ​ 5.) Shitto Hotly Spiced Pepper Sauce: Ghan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2008

    Brew Review: Nefarious Ten Pin Imperial Porter

    By Jonathan McNamara Someone ought to get in touch with the marketing department at Ska Brewing. Yes, that’s right. I used the word “ska” as in punk with a horn section, “Mirror in the Bathroom,” Reel Big Fish, etc. The marketing dilemma this brewery suffers begins with incorporating S ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 12, 2008

    Old School

    AHK23 fuses our favorite nostalgic sounds with the new

  • Music

    February 28, 2008

    Ojos de Brujo

    Techari Live
    (Six Degrees)

  • Dining

    October 11, 2007
  • Blogs

    June 29, 2007
  • Blogs

    April 18, 2007

    Rusty's World: The secret life of PHX Kia peddler and anti-Mexican A-hole Rusty Childress.

    Let it all hang out: Rusty's pic labeled "Jamaica Hedonism." Prejudiced playboy Rusty Childress is one complex fella. Every Thursday he welcomes fellow wackjobs to his anti-Mexican fiestas, like the ones described in this week's Bird column, the item titled "Bigot Bash." The putative Republican (i ... More >>

  • Music

    February 22, 2007

    Big Pete Pearson

    I'm Here Baby
    (Blue Witch Records)

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 28, 2006
  • Dining

    February 9, 2006

    Jamrock Jaunt

    Cool jerk

  • Music

    September 1, 2005

    Sweater Club

    Youth is rough, it really is

  • Calendar

    June 30, 2005

    Reigning Cats and Dawgs

    A stylus assault at Old Brickhouse

  • Calendar

    June 30, 2005

    Star-Spangled Skankin'

    Trunk Space goes Fourth with dance frenzy

  • News

    January 6, 2005

    Red Bull Run

    P-town's Pleasure Squad squeezes into Scottsdale's swank Six Lounge for a Satanic Red Sunday.

  • Music

    November 14, 2002

    Shaggy

    Lucky Day (MCA Records)

  • Music

    September 5, 2002

    Beenie Man

    Tropical Storm (Virgin)

  • Music

    June 6, 2002

    Dancehall Crasher

    Hip-hop may have forgotten its debt to him, but reggae toaster Yellowman still knows he's king

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 20, 2001
  • Music

    September 13, 2001

    Sax Relief

    Gumbo rewrites the tax code with the latest batch of jazz, blues and heritage releases

  • Dining

    March 22, 2001

    Jamaican Whoopie

    Take a vacation to Callaloo

  • Music

    November 2, 2000

    Bop the Question

    Drawing insight from the month's best in jazz, blues and heritage, Gumbo answers readers' nagging queries

  • Music

    October 22, 1998

    Soul Music

    Wailing Souls take their vintage reggae skank into the realm of psychedelia

  • Dining

    August 6, 1998
  • Music

    October 31, 1996

    Jamaican Whoopie

    Arizona's ska kings trace roots of reggae

  • Music

    May 16, 1996

    Blue Ska Ahead

    Thirty years after ska was born in Jamaica, its prospects in the U.S. have never looked better, thanks in part to Toasters founder Rob "Bucket" Hingley

  • Dining

    May 18, 1995
  • News

    May 19, 1993

    BUSTING THE BIKERS

    YOU'RE A TATTOOED GIANT ON A HARLEY. YOU'RE A MEMBER OF THE DIRTY DOZEN. YOU'RE TOAST.

  • News

    November 11, 1992
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