The Guilty Pleasure: Surge soda. Where to Get It: For now, exclusively on Amazon.com. Price: $14 for a 12-pack. What it Really Costs: New bigger cans mean even more empty calories per serving! If you are of a certain age, you may well remember Surge soda. It was Coca-Cola's attempt in the 1990s to ... More >>
I don't think anyone will be shocked by this admission, but I'll make it: I don't like Britney Spears or Miley Cyrus very much. (Aside from that Notorious B.I.G. mashup from a few years ago.) They are not really gyrating in my demographic's direction. But Britney Spears has a new single out--finally ... More >>
I've never done anything interesting enough to merit a Kickstarter, but if I ever happen to by accident I could do worse than following the example of Northern Hustle, who's celebrating their crowdfunding victory with a CD Release show this weekend. That's just one of the titular must-see Phoenix ... More >>
Phoenicians can now open their homes and offices to the King without even having to get up, get in the car and drive to get that greasy bag full of deep-fried foods for yourself. The Burger King Corporation has announced that the Burger King delivery service, BK Delivers, is now available at one loc ... More >>
The Guilty Pleasure: White hot dog, onion rings, loganberry drink Where to Get It: Ted's Hot Dogs, McClintock and Broadway Price: About $8-$10, depending on choice of dog and drink size What It Really Costs: Charring, fat, and sugar, respectively? It's the bad-for-you trinity! Sometimes, I don't un ... More >>
Where do North Scottsdale folks go for artisan pizza when they're really hungry? Starting Sunday, March 10, it may be Giant Rustic Pizza. See also: - 11 Best Pizza Spots in Metro Phoenix - Federal Pizza: Empire-Building on Central Avenue The new takeout and delivery restaurant, 14626 Frank Lloyd W ... More >>
So this one time, my college roommate was gonna buy this album. It came in two formats: CD and MP3. The CD version was a few bucks cheaper. I argued with my roommate that a CD was a better deal because you also got a physical copy of something, but he went for the MP3 download anyway because he didn ... More >>
Lana Del Rey's "Cola" put some interesting visuals in our heads, especially that line about the particular flavor of her labia - "My pussy tastes like Pepsi Cola," she sings. As we've already gone into, local pranksters MAN-CAT took the vulgarity one step further, creating their own ad campaign, com ... More >>
The late, great and totally irreverent comedian Bill Hicks once predicted the ultimate television commercial, describing it as such: "Here's the woman's face. Beautiful. Camera pulls back. Naked breast. Camera pulls back, she's totally naked, legs apart, two fingers right here and it just says 'Dri ... More >>
After reading Lenni Rosenblum's blog about Dave Matthews Band, I considered calling this "Fuck you, I Love The Spice Girls," but the thing is, I don't think I'm alone here. The Spice Girls got their share of critical jabs, I'm sure, for for a certain generation of girls (yeah, mostly girls) born in ... More >>
Looking forward to seeing Suicidal Tendencies this weekend at the Marquee Theatre? Well, so were we, but we have bad news: The band has rescheduled this weekend's performances in Phoenix for Friday, September 21 at the Marquee Theatre (with the same support acts, BroLoaf and Perpetual lined up, as w ... More >>
If you have a hankering for some Mexican food and don't already have plans tonight, might we suggest tamales and a show in South Phoenix. The 77th Annual Friendly House Tamale Dinner is tonight from 5 to 9 at Corona Ranch Rodeo Grounds.
Robert Towery, a 47-year-old Mesa man who spent the last two decades of his life on death, was executed late this morning at the state prison in Florence.Towery's last-minute appeals didn't pass muster, and prison officials injected the inmate with the poisonous chemicals that killed him.He was c ... More >>
It's been a long time since we've heard from thrash-metal stalwarts, Suicidal Tendencies. Most of the 2000s were void of any new albums, as the band lay dormant following their 1990s retirement. The good news for all you "cyco" fans is that as of 2009 original frontman Mike Muir has dusted ... More >>
Because it is what we in the business call a slow news day, I dropped by the "Gratitude Tour," a one-day expo of new food and drink vending machines in Glendale, and, boy, folks were crabby with a capital C-R-A-B. "How much does this machine cost?" I asked the representative of a digital vending ma ... More >>
Last year we marked the hundred day countdown to Best of Phoenix by sharing our 100 Favorite Dishes with you. Now we're back - with the 2011 edition. Have a suggestion for a dish you'd like us to try? Leave it in the comments section or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 14: Moist Brisket ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsMichael Jackson at the White House in 1984.This month marks the two-year anniversary of Michael Jackson's death. Though the King of Pop passed away June 25, 2009 at the age of 50, he left behind an incomparable body of work, one that stands among the greatest contributions to en ... More >>
Attention vending machine world: prepare to have your collective coin-op slots blown off. PepsiCo has announced it's set to launch a line of "next generation" social vending machines. The new machines will allow folks to connect with friends and gift them drinks with the push of a (touchscreen) ... More >>
Coming soon to downtown Phoenix.Driving through downtown Phoenix today, we thought to ourselves "hmmm, this city definitely needs a collection of giant, gaudy, lighted ads for things like Pepsi, and Doritos -- on par with places like Las Vegas and Times Square -- to line the sides of buildings ne ... More >>
Pop the Soda shop was always the place where you could find those rare, nostalgic beverages that seem to pre-date beverage behemoths like Pepsi and Coke. Birch beer, sarsaparilla, Moxie, and countless kinds of cola filled the shelves of the longstanding store in South Scottsdale. Now t ... More >>
mixthatdrink.comA rainbow of vodka flavors.Candy is dandy, liquor is quicker, so combining candy AND liquor must be a jovial jaunt to inebriation.If you've got a bowl full of Halloween candy and some alcohol in your cabinet, why not get creative and really trick-or-treat.Here are 5 ideas to ... More >>
Luke HolwerdaThe Glee: Live Tour opens in Phoenix.Lady Gaga is a free bitch, baby.Bitch. Bitch. Bitchhhhhhhh.You would not know that from last night's world premiere of the hit Fox musadramedy Glee's touring stageshow at Dodge Theatre in Phoenix, where a cadre of stars from the show reprised "Bad ... More >>
Yes, it's still 2010. And a local band's cassette is a top selling album of the week. Hell yeah.The weekly list of best sellers at Eastside in Tempe never ceases to be eclectic, and contain at least a few surprises. This week, Gorillaz top out the charts, Swedish punk rockers The Regulations make ... More >>
Find out what comedian Amy Donohue loves to eat.
www.repmanblog.comJust when we thought we didn't have to watch commercials anymore, with TiVo ending the corporate enslavement of our subconscious, advertisers snuck back in. And we didn't even notice. A study released by the Department of Research and Economic Affairs ... More >>
1. You know what I've always hated? Hearing MJ described as "the self-proclaimed King of Pop." First, I don't think it's appropriately respectful of the man who wrote Thriller; second, as far as I know, it's totally inaccurate, as I've never heard Jackson refer to himself as the "King of Pop" a ... More >>
A California woman sued Pepsi after finding out that Crunchberries contained no real fruit, but a judge ruled any reasonable person could have figured that out. The case of Janine Sugawawa does provide a modicum of hope that the justice system isn't running on four flats -- thi ... More >>
As I've mentioned a few times before, our tasting panel seems to loathe super-sweet sodas. In our last review, we made them get over it to appreciate Mountain Dew Voltage, a brilliant new Pepsi product. This week, we picked up something your dentist would like: Dry Soda's Lemongrass. With 50 calorie ... More >>
I'm not sure when the last time I had a Mountain Dew was, but the last time I remember enjoying one was back when the brand's Code Red flavor came out. I have vivid memories of using the stuff to wash down Flamin' Hot Cheetos while listening to The Writing's On The Wall.The Pepsi brand has released ... More >>
After hearing Kinch's new EP, The Economic Chastisement (review here), I was a little worried the boys were going soft on us. Chastisment is a solid CD, but it's so much softer than their previous effort, the album Advances, it was hard for me to get as excited about it. All three songs on the EP we ... More >>
There were some truly awful ads on during yesterday's insanely competitive Super Bowl. The economy is changing, America is changing, and the past two Super Bowls have been some of the best games in Super Bowl history. I remember watching some Super Bowls that were atrocious, lopsided affairs that we ... More >>
California's rent-a-patient scam has reaped millions for greedy physicians, clinics and patients
Sally Field performs sash 'n' burn on beauty pageants in pretty good Beautiful
The bandit Jesus Malverde has been dead for nearly a century. He's still wanted on both sides of the border.
Starbucks, the high-powered gourmet coffee-house chain, finally finds grounds for expansion into Arizona
Harvey McElhannon sells Diamondback Beer, and was the first to file for that trademark. Now Jerry Colangelo and Major League Baseball want him eighty-sixed.
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