I was determined, while dining at Gertrude's, not to be distracted by the chatter of tourists seated at tables on either side of mine at this Desert Botanical Garden hotspot. Fortunately, the food on Gertrude's recently redesigned menu was mostly so dreary, it was impossible to think of much else. ... More >>
The Spot: The Lodge 4422 North 75th Street, Scottsdale 480-945-0828 www.lodgescottsdale.com The Hours: Happy Hour is offered every day from 3 until 7 p.m.
Baseball fans in need of a little pub and grub pre- or post-game may want to check out downtown's new Coach's Corner Grill. Located at 333 East Jefferson Street, just steps away from Chase Field, the sports-minded spot comes courtesy of two of the owners of Coach & Willies, the downtown bar and gri ... More >>
Our intrepid Club Candids photographers began May covering Cinco de Mayo at the Spanish Fly and ended it on Mill Avenue, at the newly opened Gringo Star Street Bar. In between, they caught nightlife in the Valley in these photos:
Yeah, yeah, yeah...we get it. Mondays suck (we've read Garfield). But it means the start of a new week, which means a bunch of killer shows in and around Phoenix. And here are a few of the coolest -- our top five must-see shows this week.
By Michael Alan Goldberg Jess Rotter truly racked up the frequent flyer miles this year. The long-time in-house publicist and marketing wiz for Brooklyn-based indie record label Mexican Summer practically lived in airplanes, repeatedly jetting out west and back to handle her duties repping Best Coa ... More >>
The past few years have been busy for prolific songwriter Loudon Wainwright III: he revisited his early records with Recovery, a full-band effort produced by Joe Henry, won a Grammy for his High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project , a tribute to the American banjo player, and released ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsLeslie WestAside from perhaps Lynyrd Skynyrd, you'd be hard pressed to find a classic rock band that's been through more tribulations than Mountain. The Long Island, New York-based band is perhaps best known for their 1970 hit "Mississippi Queen," but there's some ugly lore in t ... More >>
Congressman gary AckermanThe Arizona Legislature passed a bill late last night that allows for the creation of an Arizona vanity license plate featuring the "Don't Tread on Me" Gadsden Flag, which is an early symbol of the United States Marine Corps and Navy. It also happens to be the adopted sym ... More >>
Carol BlonderPeter DeRuvo The best seat in this house is at the copper, wood and granite tapas bar facing Prado's wood-fired oven. The view is of chef de cuisine Peter DeRuvo and his "pickle master," Jay, working the oven, firing up the food, and finishing the plates. The chef says he is "having fu ... More >>
Keyon FareghiTransitioning from the corporate life to running a restaurant of your own is no easy task. Close to 28 years in the making, Sunshine Moon Peking Pub in Old Town Scottsdale shows it can be done. Emilio Morales of Sunshine Moon, shares his journey from sous chef with P.F. Chang's ... More >>
With last night's episode of Top Chef All-Stars, there was some serious hatin' going on in the aftermath of the dim sum elimination challenge last week where EVERYBODY ON THE PLANET thought Two-Stitch Jamie was goin' home. Nope. Still here. Still annoying. Plus, Dale and Teen Wolf Marcel are fighti ... More >>
Erica O'NeilThe spread at Philly's happy hour.The Spot: Philly's Sports Bar & Grill, 1826 N. Scottsdale Rd., Tempe, 480-946-6666 http://phillyssportsgrill.com/ The Hours: Happy hour runs Monday through Friday from 4 to 7 pm, with reverse happy hour deals Sunday through Thursday from 11 pm to ... More >>
Flickr via allysdad's photostream Trent Oeltjen's outstanding offensive efforts for the D-Backs over the past week have put the Australia-born ballplayer in a field of his own. If nothing else, the Arizona Diamondbacks' disastrous 2009 season will be remembered for the number of breakout s ... More >>
Margot sees family for what it is: prickly
United 93s Ben Sliney, as played by an actor who understood the role
Standards done well
It's taken more than great hooks for xrayok to get noticed
No cure for insidious earworms
Forget caroling. Here's a few hip-hop jammy-jams to warm your Yule log
Lipstickers, doo-raggers and power lesbians get buck wild at the E-Lounge.
Childhood games turn into obsession in Love Me If You Dare
As Phoenix considers how to revitalize its downtown, leaders should note how Tempe murdered Mill Avenue's soul
At Nantucket Seafood and Raw Bar, there are bivalves dying foryou sins
Half-Baked standup revels in the high life
Aussie rockers Radio Birdman beat the boots -- and strike a chord with the punk 'n' roll youth today -- with a new authorized collection from Sub Pop
Ed Harris flings himself into art-splattered Pollock
State requirements for a concealed weapons permit are hit or miss
Small businesses continue to flee downtown Tempe. Restaurant Mexico is the latest.
A trip to Long Island reveals an Allison wonderland
August 20 - 26, 1998
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