Say what you will about weird weather, the economy, the election, the budget battle, gun control or whatever else has put your brow in a knot and your britches in a bunch this past 12 months, but 2012 has been a fantastic year for cocktail drinkers. Here in Phoenix, we've got serious behind-the-bar ... More >>
Curious about what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions where to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This Weekend.
See also: Best Rock Radio Personality, 2011: Westley Allen See also: Erratic! Radio Discusses Yus, Eastside Jets, and Muddy Moneys With Up on the Sun See also: Review: Plainfield Butchers, Hard to Be HumanWestley Allen, Phoenix punk rock DJ, bartender, guitarist, and host of KWSS 106.7 FM's Tuesday ... More >>
Phoenix mayor hopefulsIf the customers who feast on the Arrogant Butcher's Turkey Sloppy Joe and wash it down with a Miller High Life have anything to say about who will lead the nation's fifth ... er, that is sixth largest city ... then the honors will go to former Deputy Attorney General Greg S ... More >>
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David Boyle We all know what to get Mom for Mother's Day. Flowers, Chocolate, probably a card to let her know how special she is. But what do you get Dad for Father's Day? A tie? New power tools? Maybe some, err, socks? (Actually, we have some really classy ideas over on our sister blog, ... More >>
You undoubtedly wept as Lisa G's went away to be replaced with who knows what. The answer: The Main Ingredient Ale House. Need a coney? You've got it. Thirsty for a craft beer? Big check on that one too. Food Critic Michele Laudig on The Main Ingredient: After visiting The Main Ingredient ... More >>
Adriane GoetzThe Ginger Old Fashioned, made exclusively by Ted Grossman at Shady's.The plush leather booths, dim lighting and retro jukebox tunes give Shady's somewhat of an old fashioned vibe, but with Ted Grossman is behind the bar, you'll swear you're in a Brooklyn speakeasy circa the 196 ... More >>
Before we jump into the review, here are a few stats you should know about Cedric the Entertainer's show at Celebrity Theater last night. Number of performing comedians: 5 (including host Cedric and Aries Spears, Deray Davis, Tommy Davidson, and Kevin Hart) Number of comedians in the audience who ... More >>
A trophy thingy was set up in front of the DJ area at the Epic Red Cup Massive NYE Extravaganza. Click here for more pictures from the event. New Year's Eve was a busy night for the Party Crasher. This sultan of celebration had more than a dozen destinations on his shortlist, including hanging with ... More >>
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