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New Year's

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    November 4, 2014

    Monique Rossignol of The Herb Box: Pie Social Celebrity Bakers 2014

    Forks up, Phoenix! Chow Bella and Roosevelt Row present the fifth annual Pie Social from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, November 15, at the "What Should Go Here" Pop Up Park at Second and Roosevelt streets. We've got an all-star lineup of bakers making pies for you to taste, and from now till Pie Social, we' ... More >>

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    February 13, 2014
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    January 7, 2014

    Border Officers Unpack Phoenix Man's Suitcase, Find Thai Woman

    Today in Found at the Border: U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers inspecting the vehicle of a Phoenix man on his way back into the United States found a Thai woman in the man's suitcase.According to a CBP spokeswoman, the 56-year-old Phoenix resident -- whose name wasn't released -- was driv ... More >>

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    January 3, 2014

    7 New Year's Resolutions from Metro Phoenix Chefs and Restaurateurs

    Whether you like to admit it or not, you're probably thinking about making some changes in the New Year. We know we are, starting with cracking open the oven more and the freezer less. Oh, and actually using that gym membership we fork out for every month . . . But if you're looking for a few more ... More >>

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    December 30, 2013

    Top 5 Places to Eat and Drink This Week in Metro Phoenix: New Year's Edition

    San Tan Brewing Company Today It's illegal in nine countries. And it's made with bits of real panther, so you know it's good. Just kidding, but San Tan Brewing's Sex Panther porter does take its name from the pungent, aphrodisiacal cologne featured in the original Anchorman movie. The beer is a lat ... More >>

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    March 25, 2013

    Denise Is Cooking's Denise Clayton: Caramelpalooza Candymakers 2013

    As the chefs competing in Smeeks and Chow Bella's fourth annual Caramelpalooza -- coming 7 p.m. Friday, April 5, at UNION -- get out the candy thermometers, we've got our pens ready to introduce you to the faces behind the caramel. If you've ever taken a cooking class with Denise Clayton, chances a ... More >>

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    January 25, 2013

    Five Things to Eat and Drink this Weekend in Metro Phoenix

    Looking for something to put in your mouth this weekend? We've got you covered. Check out what's on our plate. See Also: MF Tasty Back In Action on Jan. 27: Here to Rid You of the Munchies "Celebrate Green" March 16 with Dinner at Double Check Ranch -- Buy Discounted Tickets Now Stack up some stee ... More >>

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    December 31, 2012

    Ando Muneno Starts the New Year Off with a Dangerous Bowl of O-zoni Soup

    This holiday season, Chow Bella asked some of our favorite writers to regale us with tales of the holidays -- and food. What do you eat on New Year's Day? For many that's a trick question -- it's not a day you want to think about food, except perhaps greasy breakfast food late in the afternoon. Not ... More >>

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    December 28, 2012

    Top 5 Things to Eat and Drink this Weekend in Metro Phoenix

    Looking for something to put in your mouth this weekend? We've got you covered. Check out what's on our plate. See Also: Where to Drink and What to Eat in Phoenix on New Year's Eve 7 More Picks for Where to Drink and Dine in Phoenix on New Year's Eve Stock up on some sweet bubbly at Sportsman's Fi ... More >>

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    December 28, 2012

    3 Unusual Black Eyed Pea Recipes for a Lucky and Prosperous New Year

    As we enter the new year, I can't think of anything I'd rather have (aside from great health for me and my family) than a little luck and prosperity. Luckily, manifesting these traits is easy peasy (sorry, had to do it) with the help of some black eyed peas (NOT the music). The tradition of eating ... More >>

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    December 28, 2012

    Chow Bella's New Year's Survival Guide: Where to Eat, What to Drink, and How to Avoid the Hangover

    New Year's Eve is upon us. To help guide you through the madness of the biggest party night of the year, Chow Bella has put together some handy guides of where to eat, what to drink, and how to avoid the dreaded hangover. Click through the stories to see the full lists, and enjoy. See Also: - Y ... More >>

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    December 27, 2012
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    December 27, 2012

    Please, Someone, Buy Eric Schaefer Jack in the Box Tacos for His New Year's Eve Birthday

    This holiday season, Chow Bella asked some of our favorite writers to regale us with tales of the holidays -- and food. We're at the tale end this week, with New Year's. Today: Eric Schaefer on the joys horrors of a NYE birthday. See also: - Champagne: Good, Better, Best Options with Kimber Stoneh ... More >>

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    December 26, 2012

    4 Ways to Enjoy Black-Eyed Peas for Luck in Metro Phoenix in the New Year

    Eating black-eyed peas has been a tradition to ring in the New Year for centuries. In fact, it was first recorded 2,500 years ago as a Syrian Jewish custom, and the Aramaic name for black-eyed peas (rubiya) also means "abundance." A couple millennia later the tradition made it from Africa to the Dee ... More >>

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    December 20, 2012
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    January 4, 2012

    Vintage KUPD Coke Tee at Blue Jean Buyer

    Each week Gem features one standout piece from a local shop. Whether it's a jacket, necklace, or handbag, it's on our have-to-have list.​What: If your New Year's resolution involves being more of a badass (or simply adding more hard-to-find tees to your wardrobe), then we'd like to point you towa ... More >>

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    January 4, 2012

    Packrat Ready to Bring the Noise to Rogue Bar on January 10

    ​Did you guys know that loud music entices bar patrons to drink more and faster? I read this factoid in the back of a Men's Health Magazine a while back and it prompted me to look further into this phenomena. According to WebMD, there is a French study that says the theory is true. Apparentl ... More >>

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    January 4, 2012

    Club Candids: NYE Takeover at The Lexington

    ​"Good morning 2012!" was the rallying cry hollered by a young lass in full-on party mode just before dawn broke on New Year's Day at hip hotel the Lexington. The sky was drenched in imperial violet as the sun readied its leap over the horizon, which usually is the indicator that whatever all-nigh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2011

    New Year's 2011 in Metro Phoenix: One-Stop Guide to Where to Dine, What to Drink and Year-End Musings

    ​Looks like we made it. 2012 is just about here.If you're a last-minute planner, you're in luck. Here's Shannon Armour's guide to New Year's Eve dining (we're sure there are still reservations available somewhere) and Benjamin Leatherman's comprehensive list of where to party. Erica O'Neil fo ... More >>

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    December 30, 2011

    Top 5 Things to Do This Weekend

    ​It's almost 2012, and if you're on board with all the Mayan-end-of-the-world business that slates next December as the end of days then this weekend will serve as your last chance to celebrate a new year. Instead of losing yourself in the abyss of an existential crisis, here are five fun ways to ... More >>

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    December 29, 2011

    Five Places in Phoenix to Get Black Eyed Peas for a Lucky New Year

    ​​It's about time to say adios to 2011, and after a year like this, we could use every bit of good luck to start off the new year with a bang. Even though we aren't from the South, we are more than willing to celebrate New Year's Eve with a heaping pile of black eyed peas. A scoop of black eyed ... More >>

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    December 28, 2011

    How to Saber a Champagne Bottle

    ​Allow me to introduce you to a new, awesome word: sabrage. It's the name given to the practice of opening a champagne bottle with a sword. If your New Year's resolution is to be a badass, you should learn it. I can hear your incredulousness, but trust me -- sabrage has been practiced for centuri ... More >>

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    December 22, 2011

    New Year's Eve Dining Round Up

    ​ Christmas is right around the corner -- and we hope that all of your baking, wrapping, and planning needs have been met, because it's time to start thinking about what you're going to do for the ever-so-important last night of the year.    To help you narrow down your New Year ... More >>

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    December 5, 2011

    Haffo Announces Reunion Show

    ​Most break-ups end horribly, and reunions are often just as rocky. Despite the original magic, it's nearly impossible to recapture the love. But sometimes it's not so dramatic. Haffo had one of those rare breakups where you actually can still be friends with your ex and it's not that awkwa ... More >>

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    February 17, 2011

    ASU Men's Basketball Desperate For Win--But Unlikely To Get It Tonight Vs Washington

    First, we note that the lowly Cleveland Cavs somehow beat the two-time defending NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers last night in what has to rank as the sports upset of this new year. A real stunner. ASU coach Herb Sendek needs help from the basketball gods ​For the ASU Sun Devils to beat a ... More >>

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    February 3, 2011

    Chinese New Year Welcomes Year of the Rabbit

    ​Thought New Year's celebrations were last month's news? Not when you're talking about the lunar new year, making this the year 4079 according to ancient Chinese calendars. Today's Chinese New Year, and the beginning of the Year of the Rabbit. Farewell, Tiger! Each of the 12 ani ... More >>

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    January 21, 2011

    Scottsdale Police Say This Guy Smashed a Bottle Over Someone's Face. They Want to Arrest Him

    If you know this guy, call the Scottsdale Police Department.​ The man pictured above is wanted by the Scottsdale Police Department for allegedly smashing a bottle over a guy's face at a bar on New Year's Day.According to the SPD, the above-pictured man was at the Devil's Martini bar in Scott ... More >>

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    January 3, 2011

    Jobot Coffee's Cappuccino

    E. GrovesJobot Coffee's Cappuccino​For New Year's Day, we resolved to take more walks in our neighborhood and try new things. That's how we ended up at Jobot Coffee downtown, sipping a cappuccino on a chilly Saturday morning.Jobot was opened last October by John Sagasta, the same fellow who ran Co ... More >>

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    January 3, 2011

    Vatra Grillhouse to Become Kitchen 56

    Vatra Grillhouse is now called Kitchen 56.​Will the third time be the charm for the restaurant at the southeast corner of Indian School and 56th Street? The recently renovated building, which used to be a garage, opened in August as Vatra Grillhouse, and, after getting a lukewarm response fro ... More >>

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    January 3, 2011

    Kick Off Meatless Mondays with Vegetarian Chili

    Meatless Mondays​ We believe in the adage everything in moderation, no extreme exclamations are on our list of New Year resolutions. Which is why we like the idea of Meatless Monday, a movement that has been quietly growing since 2003 appealing to authors, nutritionists, filmmakers, health p ... More >>

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    December 30, 2010
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    December 29, 2010

    New Year's Day Brunch In A Mug

    Illustration by Cyndi Coon​Serve New Year's Day brunch in a mug -- that's right the whole thing. Clean up will be easy because all items in the dishwasher will be the same shape. This is all about economy of time. Ideas for a New Year's Day brunch in a mug after the jump....

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    December 28, 2010

    Bombay Spice: Lunch $10 and Under

    ​We got a five-pound wakeup call this week -- in the form of the holiday red velvet cake, coconut macaroons and sugar cookies that landed on our thighs. So with the inevitable New Year's resolutions of dieting and gyms looming on the horizon, we went in search of a lu ... More >>

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    December 23, 2010
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    December 21, 2010

    Metro Brasserie Does Holiday Dining Sans Prix Fixe Menus

    Forget about sugarplums. We're having visions of raw oysters at Metro.​Seems like every restaurant in town is doing special holiday prix fixe menus, and going all-out with luxury ingredients and prices to match. Looking for a special-occasion meal with family or your sweetheart? Take your p ... More >>

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    January 18, 2010

    Dog Shot With Pellet Gun on New Year's Eve Dies Two Weeks After Incident

    www.icanhascheezburger.com​Winchester, the small Oro Valley cancer-surviving dog that was found semi-conscious and lying in a pool of his own feces on New Year's Day, died Thursday after fighting off death for about two weeks.Winchester went missing on New Year's Eve and was found by a dog sitter ... More >>

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    January 4, 2010

    Monday Night Martha, Jalapeno Corn Muffins

    ​We are invited to a New Year's Day smoked pork roast. Our Southern girlfriend and her husband are going to slow smoke pork for twelve hours on the grill with a secret spicy dry rub. Well, need we say more? Count us in. But we need to bring something along. And since this is Monday Night Marth ... More >>

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    January 3, 2010

    2010: The Future Phoenix, Joel McHale, The Love Me Nots, New Year's, and December In Photos Over the Holiday Weekend

    ​Poll: What is Your New Year's Resolution? Tempe greeted the new year with one massive party in honor of the Insight and Fiesta Bowls. New Times was there asking party-goers for their best (or most alcohol-fueled) New Year's resolutions. Check out what Tempe's trying to achieve in the new year ... More >>

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    January 1, 2010

    The Love Me Nots Welcome 2010 In Raucous Fashion At The Yucca Tap

    Benjamin LeathermanThe Love Me Nots perform at the Yucca Tap Room on New Year's Eve.​So how did your New Year's Eve go last night? While I'm guessing it involved plenty of off-the-chain and alcohol-fueled action, it probably pales in comparison to the crowded and cacophonous celebration put on by ... More >>

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    December 31, 2009
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    December 31, 2009

    10 Things Under $10 New Year's Weekend

    Table reservations at chic Scottsdale nightspots will be going for $200 a pop with bottles of bubbly starting at double that amount (or more). Tickets to any of the major block parties or other swanky shindigs will be at least $20 or more by the time you stumble to the door, not to mention however m ... More >>

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    December 31, 2009

    Get Supper and a Song on New Year's Eve

    Yesterday we brought you a list of last-minute New Year's Eve dining ideas for procrastinators. Have you booked your dining plans yet? If not, locally-owned Italian restaurant Andiamo Italian Bistro at 6987 N. Hayden Rd. in Scottsdale is serving up a romantic New Year's supper that mi ... More >>

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    December 30, 2009

    Curtains: Meet Me in St. Louis at Mesa's Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre

    courtesy of Broadway Palm Dinner TheatreJessica Taige and Ashley Stults play the boy-crazy Smith sisters in Meet Me in St. Louis.​It's not too late to get your holiday theatrical fix -- Meet Me in St. Louis, the cozy, old-fashioned story that introduced the popular song "Have Yourself a Merry Litt ... More >>

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    December 30, 2009

    The Procrastinator's New Year's Eve Dining Guide

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/optical_illusion/ / CC BY 2.0​So...you've waited till the last minute again and all of your usual haunts are sold out this New Year's Eve. We don't blame you for being distracted, what with all that last-minute holiday shopping and gorging and partying. If you ... More >>

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    December 24, 2009
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    November 11, 2009

    10 Music Documentaries You Should See, Pop Music Takes Over Broadway, New Magnetic Fields

    Electric Mustache: 10 Music Documentaries You Really Should SeeElectric Mustache: Turn Back O Man @ Local First Festival 11/7/09Idolator: Fergie Calls Kanye West "Gay Friendly" (But Not a Gay Fish)Idolator: Eat It, 'Les Miz': Pop Music Takes Over BroadwayNME: Steven Tyler onstage with Joe Perry: 'I' ... More >>

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    January 28, 2009

    Good Luck Black Eyed Peas

    It's long been considered a tradition, particularly in the South, to consume black eyed peas on New Year's Day as a symbol of good luck, wealth and general good fortune for the upcoming year. Hey, every bit of good luck helps and besides, black eyed pea dishes are generally hearty and stewlike--perf ... More >>

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    January 27, 2009

    Arizona Photo Enforcement: How to Beat It Mailbag

    The wicked flash of a photo enforcement unit sears to the bone, sending out a beam of emotion -- indignation, denial, anger, guilt -- as it lights up the picture they'll use to prosecute you.Then, when the ticket comes, it's like junk mail that bites.Nobody likes getting a photo enforcement citation ... More >>

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    January 9, 2009

    Loss Angeles: Phoenix Suns vs. Star-Crossed Clippers on Sunday Afternoon

    It's the best of times and the worst of times for the Angeleno sports fan. There's still no NFL, and none on the near horizon, which seems to bother the NFL more than it does L.A. Jack Nicholson's once again grinning like a pre-lobotomy Randle Patrick McMurphy since his pet franchise, the Lakers, ... More >>

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    January 8, 2009

    Budget Beat: Fine's Cellar and Wine Bistro

    Fine's bruschetta with house-smoked mozzarella: Wow.Happy New Year, Budget Beaters! It ain't a news flash when I say that times are tight as we enter the new year. After the missus and I put pencil to paper on New Year's Day to add up all the money we blew in '08, we decided that even the Budge ... More >>

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