Jon Basso

  • 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

    March 8, 2011

    Death of a Heart Attack Grill Salesman: Blame the Man, Not the Burger ‚ÄčI 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

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2010

    Cheese Sculptures, Hummus Flowers and a High Calorie Lawsuit in Today's Eater's Digest

    A daily dose of food news, with no preservatives or additives.​ In local news, the owner of the Heart Attack Grill, Jon Basso, is suing the owner of the Florida restaurant Heart Stoppers for allegedly stealing his idea. Click here for the full story. Cheese-lover Prudence Staite, wh ... More >>

  • News

    June 7, 2007

    Bird Boycott

    The truculent tweeter tackles Mayor Phil, PHX City Council hypocrisy, and goofball prez wanna-be Fred Thompson

  • News

    November 30, 2006

    Koetter Carve-Up

    No, this ain't some artist's rendering of Dirk Koetter post-whacking; it's the scary new statue of Pat Tillman at You Pee Stadium

  • 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!