This time of year, conversations at Chow Bella staff meetings tend to turn to who's eaten what and where. With the summer travel season winding down, we bring you one last Food Tour.
As the legend goes, in 1974 the commercially successful jazz and soul symphony band Tower of Power played a studio session in Long Island on the radio station WLIR. This might have been just one of countless performances in the history of a band that's conquered the ups and downs of the music indust ... More >>
This set of concert recommendations won't apply to everyone, because we don't have one that takes place in an airport on your way back to your parents' house. But if you're sticking around, like me, you've got some options. Like Up on the Sun on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for the latest local ... More >>
If you love local food trucks, Food Network, or Man v. Food on the Travel Channel, here's an event for you.
Some people, such as readers of Eatocracy, followers of multiple food blogs, and Food Network devotees, consider themselves as inductees in a special club of "culinary provocateurs" who rise far above the standard chewers of mealtime. So much to the point that as any exclusive rank, they've inven ... More >>
It's that time again, time for the students at ASU to be on spring break, heading off to Puerto Peñasco or Lake Havasu or goodness knows where. And with spring break comes a time-honored tradition for college students everywhere: Binge drinking. One of the most popular mixed drinks for copious cons ... More >>
Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Sox: Camelback Ranch All week long we're sharing suggestions of where to find breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks near each spring training stadium. Have a favorite spot baseball fans should hit? Leave it in the comments. Widely considered one of the crown ... More >>
Zach Fowle Yesterday we met Matt Slenske, bar manager at American Junkie. Today he shares with us the recipe for the bar's signature drink, aptly named the American Junkie. Packed with ingredients, it's like a Long Island Iced Tea gone to the loony bin.
Zach FowleThe tender: Curtis Williams The bar: Mill Cue Club (607 S. Mill Ave., 480-858-9017) The pedigree: Becoming a bartender at Cue Club works differently than at most places: any girl who wants to tend bar has to start out as a server, and any guy has to first work the door. Williams followe ... More >>
Hungry for some awesome restaurant deals? The Arizona Restaurant Association announced yesterday that they'll be following in the footsteps of Long Island's Restaurant Week sponsors, who recently added a spring event to their annual culinary lineup. The first-ever Sprin ... More >>
April Lohrenz April Lohrenz wears many hats. There's the promoter hat, which she wore while working years ago as a promoter for Budweiser, travelling all over the country to promote the beer company at hydroplane speed boat races. There's the student hat, which she currently dons as she stu ... More >>
This Tuesday on Fox, Mr. needs-a-nap chef Gordon Ramsay brings the world's biggest cooking competition to America with MasterChef. Featuring home cooks competing for $250,000 and the chance to publish their own cookbook, this American Idol of cooking shows doses out more drama than the wildly pop ... More >>
Badness membersThis is part of a series of reviews of bands who play weekly at local bars. The show: Badness at Char's Has the Blues. The look: Small, old-school blues dive, lit by red Christmas lights. The smell: Wood and the street. The taste: Sweet. In an old, sweaty kind of way. Three words/ ... More >>
This subway sign from the NYC Dept. of Health and Mental Hygeine is about sugary soft drinks, but you get the point.Just because the bartender doesn't hand you a nutritional information packet with your cocktail doesn't mean those calories don't count. For some, a night of binge-drinking ca ... More >>
www.fancast.com"The Situation"The results are in: Sex great Tiger Woods and Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino of The Jersey Shore are named as the two un-sexiest men of 2009, according to an opinion survey conducted by The Boston Phoenix.Tiger, who just finished a stint at an Arizona rehab center, ... More >>
This is one of the few haircuts we've ever seen that may be dumber than the "blown out" Long Island locks Paulie D sports on the Jersey Shore. This Arizona Cardinals super-fan was originally seen on The Smoking Gun and his mug was brought to our attention by our friends a ... More >>
The original emcee returns to pump up the volume
It's not often that a band garners encore-like chants from their fans before a show unless it's an arena band such as Bon Jovi or U2. However, this was the scene at Mesa Ampitheatre Thursday 10 minutes before Brand New greeted the fairly packed house. The Long Island punk act took ... More >>
Daisy, the forthcoming album from Long Island indie/hardcore band Brand New isn't out until next Tuesday, Sept. 22, but thanks to MySpace, you can check out the disc in its entirety before it drops next week. The band is streaming its fourth disc on their MySpace page. After givi ... More >>
A not-very-nice girl performs at Dodge
Daisy, the forthcoming album from Brand New, is set to drop Sept. 22Arizona Brand New fans can rejoice. The Long Island hardcore rock band will release Daisy, their forthcoming disc, Tuesday, Sept. 22. The disc is the highly-anticipated follow-up to 2006's The Devil and God Are Rag ... More >>
Panic! offshoot has good genes for an alt-dance party
A buddy just sent us a link to this cool little story in the New York Times. Seems that a factory worker from Long Island named Saul Linares recently penned a little corrido -- those wonderful Latino folk ditties about love, murder, and about everything between. Th ... More >>
With Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers headlining Super Bowl XLII’s halftime show, we couldn’t help but wonder what other acts deserve the chance to play to one of the year’s biggest crowds. Of course, then also we got to wondering about what rare duets the event could motivate, especially after ... More >>
Artist Gwyneth Scally swims with the jellyfish
Colonel Kreme and Staff Sergeant Jett dive-bomb Mardi Gras for the Mother of All Sadisco Battles
A little bit country
Shaken and stirred
Catchy, with gloom
Daniel's Italian Cuisine
The Scully and Mulder of PHX-Files fame discover Goth/Industrial vamps and tramps at Area 51
Dying in Stereo (Interscope)
The malaise of a suburban teen is made vivid in the disturbing debut L.I.E.
If your vagina got dressed, what would it wear to The Vagina Monologues?
Ted Demme and Denis Leary are a match made in effin' heaven
'Stop urban sprawl!' 'Burn the rich!' 'An acre an hour is obscene!' Is it any wonder some are rooting for the arsonists?
Valley of the Sun Gay and Lesbian Community Center's "2000 Night of Comedy"
The trailer-park Grinch revisits his year of misery
Hip-hop court jester Busta Rhymes rides high with new album and groundbreaking tour
The fashionable dos and duds of pop's greatest costume gimmick bands