Beer: Lolita Brewery: Goose Island Beer Co. Style: American Wild Ale ABV: 9 percent "We live not only in a world of thoughts, but also in a world of things. Words without experience are meaningless." ― Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita Eloquent, no? It's not often I get to quote literature in this spa ... More >>
Chad Curtis, a former New York Yankees outfielder from the small Arizona city of Benson, will be in prison for the next seven to 15 years.Curtis, a two-time World Series champion with the Yankees, was sentenced in Michigan yesterday for his sexual conduct with three high school girls there.
When a new spot opens in town, we can't wait to check it out -- and let you know our initial impressions, share a few photos, and dish about some menu items. First Taste, as the name implies, is not a full-blown review, but instead a peek inside restaurants that have just opened, sampling a few item ... More >>
A Michigan mother says she found a live worm inside her son's Capri-Sun juice pouch last week. And despite what you see in the video below, in which the worm can be seen wriggling inside a plastic bag, Kraft Foods says it can't be sure the object in question isn't just mold without testing it in a l ... More >>
Rocky Marquez escaped one of Sheriff Joe Arpaio's jails in May by essentially walking out the front door, but he was caught in Michigan just a couple weeks ago by the U.S. Marshals Service.And you'll never guess who escaped a jail in Detroit last week by essentially walking out the front door.See al ... More >>
Listen up, lousy tippers. Yeah, you. You know who you are: stiffing your restaurant server, leaving him or her less than what they're owed after you've filled your face, and especially the guy in Grand Rapids, Michigan, who, after having dinner with his family of five, left me the "tip" of a religio ... More >>
I'm sorry, but there are always more. As soon as I hit save on my Army of Foodies list, I came up with another five. While these Amuse Douchers aren't always as prominent in everyday foodie structure, they are there. Thankfully, most of them will move on in about three months to whatever the next ... More >>
Photo courtesy Erin ForneyErin Forney grew up the daughter of a butcher in Michigan. She's been in Phoenix since 2005 and has been "a food lover since birth." She documents her food adventures on her blog Food Tramp Diaries. While she does have the hereditary love of food and writes about ... More >>
Jon Lane hasn't owned a restaurant before, but he's worked in several of them. Jon Lane"My dad owned a banquet facility and I've worked in fast food, fine dining, and was a bar tender for Four Peaks and Dos Gringos for a while," he says. "If you're in the restaurant business, it's [re ... More >>
Zach Fowle Beer for Brains sure knows how to throw a party. On Saturday, close to 800 beer lovers soaked themselves in suds at the RAREaffair, thrown by the Beer for Brains Foundation. Held at Talking Stick Resort, this no-limit food-and-drink-tasting event featured more than 75 beers for s ... More >>
One Be Lo is scheduled to perform Friiday, September 23, at Club Red in Tempe. Making your weekend plans? We've already highlighted some of the best music going down this weekend, from the rock 'n' rolling Quarter Inch Crown, hardcore stalwarts H20, and the Music of the Old West performances at t ... More >>
An 86-year-old Scottsdale man pleaded guilty this morning to endangerment in the assisted-suicide case of a Phoenix woman who killed herself in 2007. Right-to-die advocate takes one for the team In April, a Maricopa County jury could not agree on whether Franklin Langsn ... More >>
While we have no idea whose big idea it was to schedule bikini season during one of the best eating and drinking portions of the year, we can assume that they're evil. Summer is the season for BBQ and popsicles; for buckets of popcorn at all-night movies; for flipping burgers pool-side whil ... More >>
Arizona is well-known as a corridor for smuggling marijuana, and out-of-towners often like to take home a souvenir. Weed, however, is not allowed on airplanes, so stoners are occasionally forced to mail their cannabinoid keepsakes to their out of state homes (click here and here for a couple ... More >>
Andres SerranoPiss ChristHappy Easter, you degenerate rock 'n' roll fans. Most of you listeners of the devil's music probably only know Easter as the one major holiday that does nothing to shorten the workweek. But, there actually is reason for the holy day. In case you didn't know, Easter ... More >>
If you're like us, your NCAA bracket is already worthless leading into the Sweet 16. But the University of Arizona's still giving some Arizonans a reason to pay attention to college basketball -- if only for one month out of the year.The Wildcats won a stunner over the Texas Longhorns yesterday, ... More >>
matchingfoodandwine.com Arizona Beer Week, once upon a time just a twinkle in the eye of desert-dwelling beer lovers, is now upon us -- and has grown to juggernaut proportions. As our mom likes to say, you can't swing a dead cat without hitting a beer week event. With somewhere in the ne ... More >>
DJ ill-legal?Name: Blake Ludera AKA: DJ ill-legal? Genres spun: Glitch, dubstep, breakbeats, and hip-hop mostly. I also like to scratch and get into some turntablism stuff, and on rare occassion I'll play house music or drum 'n' bass. I'm really all over the place when it comes to different ge ... More >>
Enchantment: Songs About New MexicoWelcome to Obscuro, a 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, collectin ... More >>
Who says you have to wait until the sun goes down to have a good time? "We can't go back in there." "I know. It's too much, even for the two of us." "You call it. I mean, I'll do it, but if we go back in, who knows what's going to happen." "Run. Run to the car." ------ Stan was there f ... More >>
Who says you have to wait until the sun goes down to have a good time? After surviving another holiday visit with the family in Michigan, where a new rule was set each time the temperature dropped another five degrees (don't knock the nativity set over when you're fencing on the Wii, don't ... More >>
Who says you have to wait until the sun goes down to have a good time? Sunday night, after watching, Two Weeks in Hell, a show about the brutal, two-week tryouts for wanna-be Green Berets, I woke up at 4:30 a.m. after dreaming about killing zombies with my bare hands on a 50-foot rope ladd ... More >>
Based on the most recent job-loss data, Arizona may have been hit harder by the recession than Michigan, a state infamous for job losses in the past. The most recent data shows that Arizona, since the start of the recession, shows the highest percentage of job losses. Arizona, according to th ... More >>
The guys in Every Avenue cite hometown heroes Jimmy Eat World and Gin Blossoms as influences, and it's evident judging by the band's sophomore album, Picture Perfect.
ASU-alum actress switches gears (again) with new book
Doctors and clinicians across the state are preparing for what one official called the "fairly inevitable" discovery of a new strain of swine flu in Arizona.See: Shots of the Swine Flu's impact on Mexico City in this slide show. No sign of the virus that has killed 103 and sickened more t ... More >>
Surf rock? Garage Rock? Cocktails? Sounds like the recipe for a cool Saturday night to me! The Ruby Room hosts four bands from the two genres Saturday, including The Surfside IV, who get their name on the drum kit in the poster, The Rebel Set, and Thee Jaguar Sharks of Tempe (not to be confused with ... More >>
When it comes to playing hooky from work, you'd better be on your game - particularly if you work in a busy restaurant. Where my own exploits are concerned, experience has proven the best teacher. Susceptible to bouts of Cactus League-triggered spring fever, I've called in sick one day and returned ... More >>
By Michele Laudig Economy be damned, somebody's still got the confidence to open their doors! Now hopefully customers will keep coming out to spend some dough. (Me? I'd subsist on pretzels if it meant I could still eat foie gras.) Anyway, I just got a call from the ever-charming Maurizio Benforte ... More >>
Beachfront property in Tucson going fast
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Our gal about town enjoys the grub and the guys at My Florist.
Acclaimed Portland bassist kicks off downtown's newest jazz showcase
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Underground Empire and rap supergroup The Ten Commandments find favor in Philly
More than 500 paintings of social and psychological truths spanning 50 years have made Curtis the dean of Arizona artists. At 90, he's losing the most important tools of his trade.
Is the African-American psychologist and former Ev Mecham staffer incompetent--or just streetwise?
Once dominant, U.S. swimmers have fallen back in the Olympic pack. And some observers are questioning whether Gary Hall Jr., the world-class sprinter from Paradise Valley, has the work ethic to find gold in Atlanta.