Eddie Hantas Chef/Owner Hummus Xpress www.hummusxpress.com Since January, Eddie Hantas has been serving healthy, fresh Mediterranean food in a fast-casual atmosphere at Hummus Xpress in Tempe. The Subway- (or if you prefer, Chipotle-) style restaurant is his second venture, opened about year after ... More >>
If your commute was ruined by traffic on Interstate 10 this morning, we'll tell you that the culprit has been revealed as aluminum cans.Like, a lot of aluminum cans, which covered several lanes of traffic near the Salt River Bridge.
After a long wait -- perhaps a little too long for Michigan transplants -- Detroit Coney Grill, the Motor City-minded hot dog joint in Tempe, will open at 11 a.m. this Friday, August 30. Courtesy of Michigan native David Najor, who spent years working for his family's grocery stores in Detroit befo ... More >>
Welcome to our Label of the Month feature, where we'll expound on some of our favorite music manufacturing companies, the folks that help mold the entire picture for amazing artists and shoot those ideas out into the world. This month, we're aiming our sights on Ghostly International, the Ann Arbor, ... More >>
Beer: HopslamBrewery: Bell's Brewery,Inc.Style: Imperial IPAABV: 10 percent See also: - Rogue Voodoo Doughnut Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Banana Ale - Ballast Point Victory at Sea. Not to get you guys all excited, but Bell's, the best damn brewers in all of Kalamazoo County, posted this on thei ... More >>
The feds unsealed an indictment charging 41 members and associates of the Devils Diciples Motorcycle Club -- including the national president and national vice president -- with crimes mostly related to gambling, drugs, and violence.The Justice Department says the crimes committed by members of the ... More >>
Lauren Saria This week in Chef Talk we'll sit down with Chef Paul Lindsay of La Grande Orange and the Arcadia Room. When did you know you wanted to be a chef?As corny as it sounds, I pretty distinctly remember standing in the kitchen with my mom when I was like barely able to see up ... More >>
Zach Fowle The tender: Lexi HuckabyThe bar: DiVerti Bar & Grill (4 E. University Dr., 480-284-5972)The pedigree: Huckaby's father worked for an oil company, so the family moved a lot -- she lived in Brazil, Dubai, Egypt, London, Bangkok and Turkey before turning 15. A "traveling b ... More >>
Now that he's got all that hilarious and awesome palling around with Stephen Colbert, out of his system, Jack White is getting back to business. The Raconteurs, arguably the dude's main gig now that The White Stripes have called it quits, are back, according to Consequence of Sound.The Raconteurs ha ... More >>
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Why did Simply Bread simply close its doors a little over a week ago, when business seemed so robust? Why are 87 people now suddenly out of a job? The official word is that the bakery's Michigan-based bank is to blame. However, I've been talking to lots of local restaurant owners who wonde ... More >>
Image: www.azleg.govState Rep. Kimberly Yee, R-Phoenix, wants employers to have the right to discriminate against and fire qualified medical marijuana users. A state lawmaker wants to scratch out the anti-discrimination clause in Arizona's medical marijuana law and give immunity to employers ... More >>
Is it jumping the gun to wish it were April Fool's Day, instead of Valentine's Day? Not if you're a fan of Simply Bread's tasty artisanal baked goods. The five-year-old bakery -- which served 1,400 retail and restaurant customers -- reportedly shut down its operations yesterday. The c ... More >>
Welcome to Obscuro, a new weekly feature where Up on the Sun dives deep into the world of vinyl oddities: private press jobs, major label cast-offs, and general thrift shop clutter that's thus far escaped anyone's attention. These LPs have been hiding out, collecting dust, until we come along, in ... More >>
If only the record came with a copy of the letter Lane Dawson's writing... Welcome of Obscuro, a new weekly feature where Up on the Sun dives deep into the world of vinyl oddities: private press jobs, major label cast-offs, and general thrift shop clutter that's thus far escaped anyone's attentio ... More >>
Don't be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the HoodIf two pounds of weed were to just show up at your door, what would you do? Smoke it? Sell it? Dump it out on your bed and roll around in it?An elderly Michigan woman went a different route -- she took what many would conside ... More >>
www.automaticmusicgroup.net If you've never heard of rapper/producer "The Hard Money Lender," don't worry, neither have we. But his days ballin' as a Los Angeles rap mogul may have come to an end since federal authorities are ordering him to turn over about $25 million worth of as ... More >>
Beauty Lab: Cookin' up good looks in nature's pharmacy. My hair has a mind of its own.I've since given up on trying to tame the beast living atop my head. Dry, fuzzy, curly, it's been likened to everything from a tumbleweed to dirty cotton candy. I know, hot. But wait, all hope may not be ... More >>
For Steve Losey, the best part of being a bartender is interacting with the guests. And with 20 years in the hospitality industry, he knows how to make sure their needs are met. Losey, who came to the Valley 15 years ago from Michigan, has been working at El Chorro Lodge since it reopened ... More >>
Scramble Scrabble tiles amongst friendly faces
Autumn De WildeYou may know him as Raconteur #2, but Brendan Benson's best work has been as a solo artist, not in one of Jack White's many projects. The Michigander comes to the Rhythm Room on February 22 bringing a band that includes drummer Brad Pemberton (Ryan Adams), bassist Jared Reynolds (B ... More >>
You might think Valley diners are all about greasy Mexican food or gigantic chain restaurant-style portions, but a new study by Dole Fresh Vegetables claims Phoenicians are among the top salad eaters in the nation.
We've been disappointed by sophomore albums by pop rock artists we love before--see Cute Is What We Aim For, Quietdrive--so we were very happy that Michigan-based Every Avenue's Picture Perfect, off Fearless Records, is even better than their solid debut, Shh. Just Go with It.
At a senate committee hearing Wednesday, senators both praised and poked holes in President Obama's plan to send more troops to border states to combat Mexican drug cartels and associated violence, but Arizona Senator John McCain lauded Mexico President Felipe Calderon's efforts to combat the ca ... More >>
Indie singer/songwriter brings his world view to Trunk Space
By Jay Bennett On Saturday mornings, I like to head downtown to what is casually referred to as the farmers market, at Second and McKinley streets. It's really called the Downtown Phoenix Public Market, a more suitable name than "farmers market" because, in my opinion, it's way short on farmers and ... More >>
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Arizona's prisons are packed. Building more would cost millions. Governor Janet Napolitano wants to lockup even more people. But others say it may be time to let a few out.
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