Good thing someone's been keeping track of what parents named their children last year.The Arizona Department of Health Services released the list of the 100 most-popular baby names for boys and girls, with number one being Liam for boys (369 new Liams in 2013) and Sophia for girls (581 of 'em).
So, first let me say that I can't remember ever eating at P.F. Chang's China Bistro. Until this week. Which is a bit weird since the chain's very first restaurant opened a few miles from my house, and now it has hundreds of restaurants around the world and is a go-to dine-out place for a lot of peo ... More >>
As anyone who's seen the Leo DiCaprio flick Catch Me If You Can is likely to attest, being a commercial pilot is a certainly a pimp experience. Sky captains certainly command plenty of respect (unless they're unlucky enough to get caught on tape spewing vulgarities), which is one of the things that ... More >>
Admit it, you saw the words "yoga" and "rave" and thought they were two mutually exclusive propositions. One involves healthy living and the other...uh, drugs and baby pacifiers is the first thing that springs to mind there. That thought has certainly crossed the mind of enterprising local rapper Wi ... More >>
The building of a possible second Essence Bakery site near Indian School and 40th Street in Central Phoenix.Looks like Essence Bakery, the sunny spot of upscale comfort food in Tempe, has its sights set on a second location in Central Phoenix. "We're cautiously optimistic," says Gilles Combe ... More >>
MCSOMichael LamonicaA former teacher at a Mesa elementary school was sentenced to 15 years in prison today after pleading guilty last month to charges that he attempted to molest a 7-year-old girl in the band room of the school where he worked, court officials announced this afternoon. The girl ... More >>
We don't want to rain on anyone's parade or anything, but Easter is like on Sunday. That's in about two days. If you're planning on getting your brunch on you had better book your table quick or else you will be stuck in a champagne-less kitchen attempting to make your own version of brunch which ... More >>
Viking Don't want to cook on Easter but haven't got a clue where to go? We're here to help. We have rounded up over a dozen restaurants and resorts that would be delighted to spend Easter with you. All you have to do is call and RSVP then let the experts handle the rest. Scottsdale's trendy ... More >>
The East Valley certainly has the market cornered on Irish chain pubs. (You know, quasi-Celtic party bars/eateries that lay on the shamrock schtick as thick as a pint of Guinness. My colleague Stephen Lemons once decribed them as "Irish Disneylands") Just off the top of our head there's Tilted ... More >>
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