It is not often a review of a book is longer than the book itself, at least in number of words, but this is not just any book review and the book in question is not just any book. What Every Child Needs to Know About Punk Rock, by valley resident R. Brad Snyder and his writing partner, New York auth ... More >>
This time of year, conversations at Chow Bella staff meetings tend to turn to who's eaten what and where. With the summer travel season winding down, we bring you one last Food Tour.
It's rainy. Near-record-setting rainfalls smacked Phoenix in the lip last night, as you no doubt heard via the bomb-like thunder circa 4 a.m. today. Highways have flooded, schools have closed, and offices have turned into wastelands. One dramatic consequence of flooding is that people tend to cocoon ... More >>
A few weeks ago, I figured I'd sneak into Bitter & Twisted, one of Phoenix's newest upscale bars, to eat and drink for a Happy Hour Report Card before the dinner rush hit. At about 4:30 p.m. on a Thursday, I walked in to find a mostly empty restaurant and a rather dismissive-looking waitstaff. "Do ... More >>
We spin the globe and search for otherworldly spots to expand our eating horizons around the Valley. The Place: Times Square Neighborhood Italian Restaurant 2602 West Deer Valley Road www.timessquareaz.com
Locals shine this weekend. Wooden Indian, Playboy Manbaby, and Thin Bloods are all releasing albums, so there are plenty of ways to support local arts these next few days. We've sifted through the listings and selected five shows worthy of checking out this week. If you'd like to double-check our wo ... More >>
No, Lady Gaga will not perform with Tony Bennett at Mesa Arts Center. There's long been talk of a collaboration CD between the two, and it seems that come September, the two finally will release Cheek to Cheek, an album that finds the unlikely collaborators crooning jazz standards, backed by consu ... More >>
Mellow Mushroom's menu and prices sure have changed a lot since the first shop opened in Atlanta in 1974. To celebrate its 40th anniversary, Mellow Mushroom is doing a trippy time warp and sending both back to the way they were when the restaurant opened, which means cheap beer and pizza.
As a city with a lot of transplants, there are a lot of lessons people are going to learn after moving here.Here are 10 things transplants will learn at some point after their move to Phoenix:
Despite the chill in the air, many of you have been champing at the bit to slip on a wifebeater, draw Xs on the back of your hands, and slam-dance to classic East Coast hardcore and old-school straight-edge thrash. When Boston's Slapshot makes its first trip to the desert in 20 years, you'll get y ... More >>
Cronuts™ have been dominating food news all summer, and New Yorkers are still lining up in the wee hours of the morning to get a taste when the bakery opens at 8 a.m., a trend that -- with the promise of a fig-mascarpone variety in September -- isn't likely to stop anytime soon. Three months after ... More >>
The hottest thing in NYC right now is the Ramen Burger. And yes, that does sound slightly reminiscent of something Saturday Night Live's city's correspondent Stefon would have said -- except that this is not a joke. Out of Brooklyn and on the heels of the now-infamous Cronut™ comes an unholy mas ... More >>
Future Loves Past has been a local favorite since getting together in 2010, but 2013 could be their most important year yet: They've just announced a full-length album (already recorded at Flying Blanket Studios) due out this fall on Common Wall Media. In the meantime, we've got a song from that a ... More >>
Reporters for the New York Times rode a subway this week to ask riders about Scottsdale.In the Scottsdale Convention and Visitors Bureau's latest attempt to get New Yorkers to visit Scottsdale, it's decorated subway cars, themed with potential tourist draws, like golf. The best part of this being, o ... More >>
Republican Congressman Paul Gosar has asked Remington Arms to move out of New York, and start making guns in Arizona.Why? Because people in the Colt Single Action Army Revolver state "cherish our Constitution, including the Second Amendment," Gosar wrote in a letter to Remington's CEO.
The Guilty Pleasure: Sour Cream Enchiladas Where To Get It: Los Olivos, two Scottsdale locations (but you want the original one in Old Town) Price: $7.95-$13.95, depending on your combination plate of choice. What It Really Costs: A whole day's worth of calories on one convenient plate. I have come ... More >>
Yeah, yeah, yeah...we get it. Mondays suck (we've read Garfield). But it means the start of a new week, which means a bunch of killer shows in and around Phoenix. And here are a few of the coolest -- our top five must-see shows this week.
New Yorkers are certainly no strangers when it comes to obscene wait times for meals, but, hey, it's different in the Valley. So whether you have reservations or not, is waiting for a table at a popular restaurant worth it in the end? I asked Valley chefs and restaurateurs how long they would stick ... More >>
From now 'til we publish the 2012 edition of Best of Phoenix, New Times and Chow Bella present 100 Tastemakers -- Valley residents who make the cut in our culinary scene. Some you'll know; for others, it'll be a first introduction (but likely not the last). While you're here, check out our 100 Creat ... More >>
Saturday is the Belmont Stakes, the final race of the Triple Crown series. Most years, the Belmont is ho-hum after two different horses win the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness. This year, it looked like we were in for an exciting race as Derby long shot I'll Have Another had a shot at all the marbl ... More >>
Cupcake takes the CakeThat sure is a Bacon Donut on top of a cupcake! Earlier this week we went on a little bit of a rant about a bacon wrapped matzoh ball. It was just too much and we couldn't contain our disgust any longer. Of course we still love bacon, but we don't want to write ab ... More >>
Julie Peterson To see and taste the beautiful finished Cherpumplemince, you have to come to Pie Social tomorrow in downtown Phoenix.About a year ago, Charles Phoenix, awesome connoisseur of all things pop-culture and especially vintage, was inspired to invent the Cherpumple, a massive and ... More >>
One of our freelancers recently wondered what kind of feedback, if any, comes in after I've given a negative restaurant review. Well, it's been a mixed bag over the years. Most of the time, I'm greeted with silence, leaving me to wonder whether any of my constructive criticism sank in. Of course, I ... More >>
by Djh57The Padres' Gonzales says MLB should pull the 2011 All-Star Game from AZIf a boycott of Arizona over its new "papers please" legislation is to be a home run, Major League Baseball could be the effort's star player.MLB Players Association Executive Director Michael Weiner issued a statem ... More >>
Fortunately, things didn't get quite this bad. At least they kept their clothes on...UPDATE 1/9/09: If you missed it, and are a glutton for punishment, you can watch Arpaio's appearance on O'Brien's show, here. Arpaio's segment starts about 28:38 in, or if you hit the "Chapters" button below the vid ... More >>
Memphix's DJ mastermind says adios to the 'Nix
DJs Megadef and Fact bring a touch of youth and New York flavor to the local hip-hop scene
Boiler Room serves up the sons of Gordon Gekko
Travolta, Duvall and filmmaker Steven Zaillian make a case for A Civil Action
So would Scottsdale Community College, where Sheridan made his Academy Award-winning student film
Telemarketers rake in millions of dollars by telling donors they're helping Native Americans. But the biggest beneficiary by far is the charity itself.
Luis Sharpe led a double life. In public, he was an admired NFL star. In private, he was a crackhead hell-bent on self-destruction.
Creator Kate Millett puts a lid on the art controversy that won't die
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