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New Zealand

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    May 19, 2014

    5 Session IPAs To Try Right Now

    In the previous decade, brewers pushed the envelope farther than it had ever gone in terms of alcohol content, barrel-aging and experimental yeast strains -- and beer geeks loved them for it. To peruse a list of the top-rated beers in the world was to see a list of the most intensely flavored and in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2013

    Sam Pillsbury: Treat Your Wine Tasting Room with Respect

    A comment overheard recently: 'If it looks like a Bar, sounds like a Bar, it is a Bar.' It's hard enough to grow and plant wine grapes in Arizona, or anywhere for that matter, and fortunately this is not a majority opinion, but I beg to differ. Let me explain about the gap between these two state ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2013

    Sam Pillsbury Turns on New Zealand Wine -- Sort of

    I watched the chef swirl and sniff as I opened the rest of the bottles. I had learned not to expect too much from resorts, and this was one of them. We have really nice relationships with some, but they tend to be too big, run by out-of-state corporations, and not know or care about local wines.... ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 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: - Food Truck Caravan Rolls into Downtown Scottsdale Starting This Saturday Night - Drive-Thru Tacos and Tapas Come to Peoria (By Way of Las Vegas) Schnepf Farms Peach Festival ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2013

    Sam Pillsbury Spills on the Reason He Landed in Arizona, and Launches a Wine Column for Chow Bella

    This week we introduce a new, occasional wine column by one of the best-known Arizona winemakers, Sam Pillsbury. Welcome to Spillsbury. When managing editor Amy Silverman asked me to write for Chow Bella and New Times, I had to stop and think how that was going to work. I think that will evolve. I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2012

    Fellow Geeks: Pack Your Bags, Pints Now Served at "The Hobbit" Green Dragon Pub

    The Green Dragon pub, as seen in "The Hobbit," is now open to real world tourists. Check that, it's now serving tourists both brews and food at Hobbiton, the New Zealand farm where The Shire from the Lord of the Rings movies was filmed. See Also: -We Ate It: Denny's Nerd-Bait "The Hobbit" Menu -Wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2012

    Join the Slow Food Movement and Celebrate Terra Madre Day on Dec. 10

    If you haven't made it to the Biltmore Fashion Park's latest addition UNION -- a mix of 18 small, distinctive boutiques run by local vendors -- mark your calendars to visit on Monday, December 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. for Terra Madre Day. This international event is a celebration of slow food and eating ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2012

    Taps Opens Second Location in Peoria

    Heard of Taps Signature Cuisine & Bar? If you live outside Litchfield Park, chances are you haven't. The bar and restaurant, which opened in 2008, is located in Old Town Litchfield and has recently opened a second location in Peoria's Park West shopping district. Like the original location, the ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2012

    Moa Imperial Stout

    Beer: Moa Imperial Stout Brewery: Moa Brewing Company Style: Russian Imperial Stout ABV: 10.2 percent See also: Sonoran FFF See also: New Belgium/The Lost Abbey Brett Beer 9 p.m., Sunday night. CSI has been called in to investigate a crime scene. Lieutenant David Caruso arrives at the taped-off Te ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2012

    Pizza Roulette Amazes/Potentially Kills Friends With Just One Slice!

    The saying, "sex is like pizza -- even when it's bad, it's still pretty good," may not necessarily apply when it comes to Pizza Roulette -- in fact, it could be downright painful. From the New Zealand-based pizza chain Hell Pizza, the company's latest promotion features a regular pizza, but with a ... More >>

  • Music

    March 8, 2012
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    February 7, 2012

    Super Giant Prawn Found; It Doesn't Look As Tasty as It Sounds

    You're welcome. I knew you couldn't live without seeing this super giant prawn for yourself. Last week, scientists on a deep sea research mission off the coast of New Zealand came across something huge -- a super giant amphipod, aka a MASSIVE prawn. The scientists found seven of these unrealistic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2012

    Florence and the Machine Coming to Phoenix

    Looks like the Coachella runoff just keeps on...uh...running off. Florence and the Machine, scheduled to play the Indio Festival on Sunday April 15 and 22, is making a side trip over to Comerica Theatre on Friday, April 20. 2011 was big for singer Florence Welsh -- her sophomore album, Ceremonia ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 13, 2011
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    May 12, 2011

    Cheuvront's NZ Wine Dinner and Chipotle Salmon in Today's Eater's Digest

    Joanne-eatswellwithothers.com​ Hungry for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives?Craggy Range Wine Dinner No plans for this lovely Thursday night? That's too bad. Maybe we can help. Tonight Cheuvront's is hosting the Craggy Range New Zealand Wine Dinner from 7 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2011

    Citizen Public House Beer Dinner and Drunken Beef Stew in Today's Eater's Digest

    backtoherroots.com​ Hungry for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives?Beer Week Beer DinnerReserve your table now for this exciting Beer Week event. Citizen Public House in Scottsdale will be hosting a Four Peaks Beer Dinner Thursday February 24th. Chef Bernie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    LON's New Zealand Wine Dinner and Whiskey Hot Sauce in Today's Eater's Digest

    georgiapellegrini.com​ Hungry for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives?Craggy Range Wine DinnerWine Maker and Owner Terry Peabody of New Zealand's Craggy Range Winery will be teaming up with Paradise Valley's LON's at the Hermosa for a special evening o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2011

    Man Invents Grand Piano With 102 Keys

    ​An Australian craftsman has taken things up a notch and designed a grand piano with 102 keys, according to NPR Music.Wayne Stuart, the man behind the design, claims that the 14 additional keys will set the bar higher for pianos to come: none can go as high, and very few can play notes as low as t ... More >>

  • Culture

    December 16, 2010
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    August 27, 2010

    "Porirua Gurls"

    ​Song: "Porirua Gurls"Context: In the wake of the "Arizona Gurls" video I went searching for the world's most ridiculous parody of Katy Perry's song. This one, named for a suburb of New Zealand's capital and made by a radio station there, takes the cake. The references are totally incomprehensible ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2010

    Wine Tasting at Capital Grille, Sassi Cooking Class and Chocolate Ice Cream in Today's Eater's Digest

    bakedbree.com​ Hungry for for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives?Summer Wine TastingStarting today and continuing through September 5th, The Capital Grille will be hosting Master  Wine Tastings every night during dinner. During the first seven we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2010

    Kerretta at The Underground

    New Zealand's prog-metal outfit Kerretta.​As we've all observed, and discussed, one of the benefits of living in Phoenix is our proximity to other cities and music festivals.Now that SXSW has officially come to a close, bands are making their way back home while playing a few gigs on the way. Not ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2010

    New Zealand Prog-Metal Molten-Core Rockers Hit the Valley

    The mysterious sounds of "molten-core" rockers, Kerretta.​One of the best, and worst, things about living in Phoenix is that we're a pitstop on the way to and from loads of other more exciting places.Yes, we're strategically located six hours from LA, four hours from Coachella, and a long day's dr ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 11, 2010

    Ruby Suns

    Indie-pop band rolls through the Valley

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2010

    10 Things Under $10 This Weekend: Rites of Spring Ball, Tim Barry, Miss Derringer, and More

    Deja Dance will participate in the Rites of Spring Ball on Friday at the Alwun House.According to the calendar on our wall, more than a week remains until spring has officially arrived. But for all intents and purposes, it feels like it's already sprung. The last gasp of winter has come and gone, te ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2010

    Justin Schmid, What Are You Eating?

    Justin SchimdThe guitarist for Hung Dynasty, blogger for http://wanderingjustin.com/ and nonprofit writer performs with his band at Donna Jean's Libations Friday, January 22. Justin Schmid with his possum pie​What'd you eat for dinner last night? Pho ga from Da Vang in Phoenix. Favorite foo ... More >>

  • Music

    November 19, 2009
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    November 19, 2009
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    October 21, 2009

    Top Underrated Zombie Films

    ​Every zombie walk and kitschy zombie indie comedy is milking the zombiemania cash cow. However, the films that paved the way still get little recognition, which is a darn shame.These films explore just what a human can do under apocalyptic circumstances and how far people will go to survive. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2009

    New Zealand Golf Course Takes "Party Hole" Page Out of TPC Scottsdale Playbook

    www.aboutgolf.com Hole 16 at TPC Scottsdale​Golf is typically considered a game of etiquette, where observers are well-behaved, quiet, and polite. However, anyone who has been to the FBR Open in Scottsdale can tell you that it can also be a game of debauchery.The 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2009

    Simon & Garfunkel Plan Long Awaited Reunion Tour

    It makes sense these days for some older acts to get out on tour and start playing some shows. Just looking at this past weekend in the Valley, we saw Springsteen, Lou Reed and Leonard Cohen all unravel some shows well in the twilight of their respective careers. Paul Frederic Simon and Ira Arthur G ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 19, 2009
  • Music

    February 12, 2009
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    January 30, 2009

    Flight of the Conchords Coming To Dodge Theatre May 19

    One last big concert announcement for the week: Flight of the Conchords will be at Dodge Theatre on May 19. The joke folk duo from New Zealand's new season on HBO just started, so expect a few new songs from that. Tickets are  $38.50 and availible through www.livenation.com.

  • Calendar

    January 22, 2009

    Red-Hot, White, and Brown

    Canadian-Indian comic seeks world domination

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2009

    Chef Vincent Guerithault Hosts 10th Annual Champagne Affair

    You thought the time for bubbly came and went with New Year's Eve? Not at Vincent's on Camelback. Chef Vincent Guerithault is kicking off his 2009 wine dinner series with the tenth annual "Extraordinary Champagne Affair" on Friday, January 23. For $55 a head, guests will nibble on Guerithault's fa ... More >>

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    July 31, 2008

    Burn Notice

    Check out the hottest show in town

  • Music

    May 1, 2008
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    April 5, 2007

    Die! Die! Die!

    Check between the toes

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 28, 2006
  • Film

    January 1, 2004

    A Long-Expected Party

    A half-century of Rings-mania culminates in The Return of the King

  • Film

    December 18, 2003

    A Long-Expected Party

    A half-century of Rings-mania culminates in The Return of the King.

  • Calendar

    June 19, 2003

    World's Fare

    International movies are screened in the Valley

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 26, 2002

    Best Wine List

    Kazimierz World Wine Bar

  • Dining

    March 14, 2002

    Hollywood and Wine

    An Arizona filmmaker gets an additional taste of success in the vineyard

  • Dining

    January 3, 2002

    Roman Holiday

    Joining the Lord of the Rings special-effects team was a fantasy come true

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 20, 2001
  • Music

    January 25, 2001

    Garageland

    Do What You Want (Foodchain)

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    February 24, 2000
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    April 20, 1995
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