A funny thing happened in 2013. Both of us -- two curmudgeonly writers who between us have lived in Arizona way closer to 100 years than either would like to admit -- came to a shared conclusion. We like Phoenix. That's funny because for years we've loved to hate this place -- even as we wrote doz ... More >>
Once upon a time, there was a New York baker who decided he wanted to combine two humble baked goods: the doughnut and the croissant. French chef Dominique Ansel, operating out of a storefront in SoHo, spent two months finding the perfect fusion of the two breakfast bakery treats and introduced the ... More >>
If you pay a visit to AZ/88 tonight, its urbane décor and trendy drinks won't be the coolest thing going on inside the haute Scottsdale hangout. DJ Akshen will be working hard on the wheels of steel providing a fitting tribute to the late Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys during his weekly gig Fluid F ... More >>
This week in Chef Talk we've been talking with Chef Mensur Duzic of Phoenix Children's Hospital. A tenured veteran of fine dining spots from across the Valley to across the pond, Duzic has enjoyed his position at the hospital for nearly ten years. But does he miss his more high-class culinary roots? ... More >>
Sadly, many of us who followed Muhammad Ali's (aka Cassius Clay) boxing career and life for about a half-century suspected that he wouldn't see a 70th birthday.Surely, we told ourselves privately, he never would outlast his nemesis, Smokin' Joe Frazier, the Philadelphia fury who died late last ye ... More >>
It was late Janary 1974, and I took a train from Connecticut to New York City for the rematch between Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali. I had no idea how or if I was going to get into Madison Square Garden for the fight--but I was determined to give it my best shot. One of sport's greatest rival ... More >>
Ando Muneno Tired of the same old tired orange chicken and California rolls? Want to venture beyond the standard suburban-stale take-out? Here comes Chop PHX, with the Valley's rarer Asian offerings. This Week: Bicol Express from Gingerroot (1076 W. Chandler Blvd. Chandler). The ... More >>
David Abie Morales, the bad-ass, lefty blogger of Three Sonorans fame, is calling out Tucson wingnut lip-flapper Jon Justice of 104.1 FM "The Truth," and challenging the rightist moonhowler to a debate.But, um, on neutral ground, of course. Heck, I'll even drive down to Tucson to moderate, if they w ... More >>
Fall is ushering all kinds of cozy new food at Tuck Shop, the Coronado District restaurant that's transformed the corner of 12th Street and Oak into a popular CenPho dinner destination.
photo by David ShankboneMy advice to Al: Wear a wire, Rev. It's like going to visit a mafia don.It promises to be more scintillating than the Thrilla in Manila, though, sadly, this verbal donnybrook will mostly behind closed doors, according to the Rev. Al Sharpton's camp.I'm talking about the news ... More >>
We're not going so far as to predict another Thrilla in Manila, but we will say this: the fight for the chairmanship of the state Republican party is getting good -- in a juicy, knockdown, drag-out kind of way. Just how we like it! Here's the background for all you non-politi ... More >>
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