• Blogs

    June 25, 2013

    Nobuo Fukuda on Binkley, Bianco, American-Style Sushi, and the Most Exciting Japanese Food in the U.S.

    This is part two of my interview with Nobuo Fukuda, chef-owner of Nobuo at Teeter House. If you missed part one, where Nobuo explained what he misses about Japan and the difference between an American and a Japanese chef, read it here. Favorite places to dine in Phoenix: Pho43, because, in my opini ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2013

    Nobuo Fukuda on What He Misses About Japan and the Difference Between a Japanese and an American Chef

    Nobuo Fukuda Nobuo at Teeter House 622 East Adams Street, Phoenix 602-254-0600 See also: -- Tastemaker #59: Nobuo Fukuda -- 13 Favorite Cold Dishes in Metro Phoenix This is part one of my interview with Nobuo Fukuda, chef-owner of Nobuo at Teeter House in Heritage Square in do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2013

    11 Favorite Salads in Metro Phoenix

    Summer is just weeks away, which means it's panic time for those of us who packed on the lbs. over the winter. Yes, of course, we should've seen this coming, and what the hell happened to that exercise regimen we felt so enthusiastic about back in January? Now there's no place to run and certainly n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2012

    59: Nobuo Fukuda

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2011

    Darren King of MuteMath on Music Videos, Japan, and Being "Chrish"

    Claire Vogel​We're legit bummed that X103.9's Bush and MuteMath show was cancelled, but since it would have been tonight, we decided that our interview with MuteMath is definitely still worth a read. Mutemath drummer Darren King had a lot to say about stop motion photography, comparisons to the Bl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2011

    Authority Zero Is Turning Japanese

    ​I really think so. It's been a busy year for Mesa's leading reggae/punk export, Authority Zero. The band is in the midst of a national tour that includes a date at Marquee Theatre on November 5, which will be a hometown sendoff of sorts before the band heads to Japan at the end of the month ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    Okonomiyaki from Nobuo at Teeter House

    David SydiongcoOkonomiyaki from Nobuo at Teeter House​Tired of the same old tired orange chicken and California rolls? Want to venture beyond the standard suburbian-stale take-out? Here comes Chop PHX, with the Valley's rarer Asian offerings.  This Week: Okonomiyaki from Chef Nobuo Fukuda ... More >>

  • Music

    June 24, 2010
  • Blogs

    May 28, 2010

    Toybox Debuts Stay Alive and Kicks Off National Tour

    Jonathan McNamaraToybox performing at Matsuri at Heritage Square in Phoenix​When one thinks of Japanese punk, exotic locales like the hard-hitting streets of Osaka come to mind. Well think again, gaijin. Turns out the Valley's got its own J-punk band called Toybox and they're releasing a brand ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 20, 2010

    Drum Major

    International performing percussionist sires sounds

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2009

    Cafe: Modern Burger and Other Valley Steak Places Serving Up Sliders

    ​We came to appreciate tasty burgers during our stint as freelance journalistic Japan-o-philes in Osaka. Think good sushi is hard to find in the Valley? Try finding a decent slider amid the ramen stalls and kaitenzushis in O-town. While we were in the Land of the Rising Sun, steak houses star ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2009

    Shonen Knife at Plush in Tucson

    Jonathan McNamaraNaoko Yamano of Shonen Knife​Here at Up on the Sun, we're constantly shaking our fists in frustration watching band after band head to Tucson and pass us by. Last night, we rebelled. If Tucson's going to take our bands, we're going to take Tucson! At least that was the sentime ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2009

    Hot Links: Mental Health, Don Stapley, and Colonel Sanders

    The National Alliance on Mental Illness gave Arizona's mental health care system a grade of "C,"which, sadly, is higher than the national average of  "D." Governor Jan Brewer has formed a special panel to address the subject at a hearing in May...A massive house fire near 47th avenue and Gl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2008
  • Music

    January 31, 2008
  • News

    May 11, 2006

    Xtreme Cuisine

    Arizona's cunning culinary wizard Chef Kaz Yamamoto prepares taboo illegal moveable feasts for the elite and über-rich

  • Music

    January 5, 2006

    Overlooked in '05

    Ten great discs that were, shall we say, underserved by the media but are more than worthy of your money and close attention

  • Calendar

    July 14, 2005

    Postal Modernism

    Pushing the envelope

  • News

    July 8, 2004

    Turning Japanese

    Desert drifters import "car surfing" to Arizona's hot streets

  • Dining

    August 28, 2003

    East Meets West

    A weekend of cherry rides and zoot-suited friends

  • Dining

    June 19, 2003

    Breakfast Club

    Two of the Valley's premier places for morning munching

  • Music

    December 19, 2002

    Off the Rails

    The Guns N' Roses tour collapses, and Axl folds. Is anyone really surprised?

  • Music

    November 4, 1999


    L7 declares an all-out assault on Warped boys and Lilith Fairies with slap-happy

  • News

    April 8, 1999

    Concealed Weapons

    Despite some misfires, The Pistoleros keep looking for a break and say that rumors of their demise are greatly exaggerated

  • News

    March 6, 1997
  • Music

    May 23, 1996

    Edible Complex

    Cibo Matto's avant pop is more about flava than flavor

  • News

    December 7, 1995

    Sumitomo Wrestling

    Government officials are crowing about the deal that brought Sumitomo's silicon-wafer factory to northeast Phoenix. But they haven't mentioned that the deal will cost taxpayers billions of dollars.

  • Music

    May 25, 1994