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Phoenix (Arizona)

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2014

    Phoenix VA Investigation: 1,700 Veterans at Risk of Being "Forgotten" in Health Care System

    The Veterans Affairs inspector general has found that scheduling practices at the VA hospital in Phoenix are "convoluted" and non-compliant with policy.The interim report released this morning does not answer the question of whether 40 veterans died on various VA waiting lists -- as a retired doctor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2014

    Pad Khing from Nunthaporn's Thai Cuisine: 100 Favorite Dishes

    Last year, we marked the hundred day countdown to Best of Phoenix by sharing some of our favorite food folks' "Personal Best" lists. This year, we're bringing back our list of 100 Favorite Dishes. Have a suggestion for a dish you'd like us to try? Leave it in the comments section or email lauren.sar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2014

    10 Things Transplants Learn About Phoenix

    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:

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2014

    10 Signs You're A Phoenix Foodie

    Don't worry, you don't have to be a Valley native to be considered a true Phoenix foodie. It's not how long you've lived here that gives you real culinary cred, but things like knowing where to find edible seafood and when it's peach picking season. Or knowing that a restaurant with Schreiner's saus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2014

    Pomo Pizza vs. La Piazza Locale: Downtown Phoenix Neapolitan Pizza Battle

    You might not realize it, but downtown Phoenix has a whole lot of pizza options. There's Pizzeria Bianco, Cibo, and as of last year, two different restaurants specializing specifically in Neapolitan-style pizzas. And crazily enough, they're both located on First Street. Pomo Pizzeria comes to down ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2014

    Cox Bringing Gigabit Internet Service to Phoenix Area

    Cox Communications is establishing super-fast Internet service in the Phoenix area with speeds on par with Google Fiber.The announcement from Cox comes just a few months after Google announced it planned to offer gigabit broadband service, which Google has billed as "100 times faster than today's ba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2014

    Brunch Burger from Orange Table: 100 Favorite Dishes

    Last year, we marked the hundred-day countdown to Best of Phoenix by sharing some of our favorite food folks' "Personal Best" lists. This year we're bringing back our list of 100 Favorite Dishes. Have a suggestion for a dish you'd like us to try? Leave it in the comments section or email lauren.sari ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2014

    Meet The Black Family, Trap House's New Hip-Hop Collective

    With eight critically acclaimed projects under his belt, Phoenix-based hip-hop artist Trap House has become one of the most prolific and influential hip-hop artists to come out of Arizona. Some of his accolades include being chosen by Vitamin Water to give a personalized tour of the city and being c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2014

    ADOT Tested Systems to Detect Wrong-Way Drivers Last Year

    Seven people have been killed by wrong-way drivers on highways around Phoenix over the last week, and highway-safety officials held an "emergency meeting" to discuss the issue.While there's no one solution to the problem, it was just last year that the Arizona Department of Transportation tested out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2014

    5 Best Restaurants in North Phoenix Right Now

    When it comes to the north Phoenix part of town, the question isn't whether there are good places to eat, but whether or not you can make time to get to them all. There's a lot of square mileage that constitutes this part of town, but whether you're from the neighborhood or just passing through, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2014

    Phoenix Named Among Most Dangerous Cities for Pedestrians

    Out of the largest metro areas in the country, the Phoenix metro area is one of the most dangerous for pedestrians.Recently released National Highway Traffic Safety Administration statistics show Phoenix is near the top in pedestrian deaths, but that's partly because Phoenix is one of the biggest ci ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2014

    5 Must-See Concerts in Metro Phoenix This Week, 5/19 - 5/22

    Perhaps you stepped outside this morning and started sweating. Summer is coming, reverse Game of Thrones-style, and as the temperature starts ratcheting up, relief from the heat will come in smaller and smaller windows each day. That said, it's still quite pleasant at night, and you can catch anythi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2014

    PBLT at Bootleggers: 100 Favorite Dishes

    Last year, we marked the hundred-day countdown to Best of Phoenix by sharing some of our favorite food folks' "Personal Best" lists. This year we're bringing back our list of 100 Favorite Dishes. Have a suggestion for a dish you'd like us to try? Leave it in the comments section or email lauren.sari ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2014

    Cartel's Cold Brew Is Now Available by the Keg

    It's going to be a long summer. If your plan is to hunker down and get a bunch of work done in hopes that it'll make the heat pass more quickly, we understand, but you're going to need some help. Now you can enjoy all of the smooth, caffeinated goodness of Cartel Coffee Lab's cold brew from the comf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2014

    The First Scottsdale Spice Culinary Event is Scheduled For The Same Day as Roosevelt Row's Annual Chile Pepper Festival. Really.

    Here's the good news: We're getting another spicy culinary event in town, one that will let diners see if they can handle varying levels of heat from Valley chefs. And here's the bad news: It's going down on the same date as the third annual Roosevelt Row Chile Pepper Festival, a celebration of al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2014

    Kim Haasarud: What Phoenix's Cocktail Scene Needs and the Perks of USBG Membership

    As a mother and Phoenix's United States Bartenders' Guild president, Kim Haasarud is used to wrangling and organizing. Her experience in cocktail bars began as a way to supplement her income in the 90s, but since then she's become a well-known player in cocktail scenes from New York to L.A., putting ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2014

    Phoenix Now a Top City for Dogs Biting Mailmen

    Like baseball and apple pie, dogs biting mailmen is something of an American tradition -- not a tradition the Postal Service is particularly pleased with, mind you.Letter carriers actually do get attacked by dogs every year (more than 5,500 in 2013), and Phoenix is now one of the top spots for dog a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2014

    5 Must-See Local Music Videos

    Creating an interesting, engaging, or exciting music video is no easy trick. In some ways, it sometimes can be as challenging as creating the song that its showcasing. While the audio end is covered, filmmakers or video creators have to conjure up a visual representation of the track being featured ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2014

    Black Keys to Play US Airways Center November 10

    The Black Keys announced a nationwide tour in support of their forthcoming album, Turn Blue, and they will stop by Phoenix on November 10 to play the US Airways Center. No word yet on ticket price, but if you pre-order the album through the Black Keys' website you can get first shot at tickets sta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2014

    ASU Report: More Evidence Millennials Aren't Buying Homes Around Phoenix

    The monthly real estate reports from Arizona State University's Center for Real Estate Theory and Practice have suggested for several months that Millennials aren't buying homes in the Phoenix area.This month's report includes more evidence this is true.

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2014

    Tucson's Burning Palms Bring A Taste Of Egyptian Lo-Fi

    By Joshua Levine Just 15 months after their debut show, Lolipop Records recording artists Burning Palms will be headlining a free show at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix in the headlining slot on Sunday, May 11. The Tucson-based quintet will be supported by some of the valley's best underground ro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2014

    ACLU Looking Into Phoenix's "Project ROSE" Prostitution Busts

    The American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona is looking into the program known as "Project ROSE," which involves sending suspected prostitutes to a church-based diversion program as an option to avoid jail.The ACLU has filed records requests seeking a wealth of information on the program, which is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2014

    Phoenix Avoids a Measles Outbreak

    A little more than a month after someone with measles flew into Phoenix, health officials say it looks like an outbreak has been avoided.There have been multiple measles outbreaks in places along the West Coast this year, including more than 20 cases in Orange County, California, and more than 400 c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2014

    Top Five Most-Read Phoenix News Stories of the Week

    In case you missed any news action this week, we've got you covered.Here's our recap of the most-read news stories of the week:

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2014

    Phoenix VA Director, Two Others Placed on Leave

    Phoenix VA Health Care System director Sharon Helman and two other VA employees have been placed on leave while the investigation continues into whether 40 veterans died on a "secret waiting list."Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki released a statement indicating that Helman, Phoenix VA ass ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2014

    10 Best Metal Shows in Metro Phoenix In May

    See also: Top 10 Metro Phoenix Metal Vocalists. Now more than ever, there is lot of metal -- from comedy to thrash to black to grindcore -- getting slung in and around Metro Phoenix, thanks to concerts and gigs by locals and touring acts alike. That's why we have compiled a monthly list of the 10 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2014

    April Restaurant Openings and Closings in Metro Phoenix

    Despite spring being a great season for Valley restaurants with tons of out of towners coming in and giving the scene a cash boost, not all restaurants made it through the season. However, in a very springy way, there was much more growth in the restaurant scene this month than there was shuttering. ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 1, 2014
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    April 30, 2014

    VA Official: We Found "No Evidence" of a Secret Waiting List at Phoenix VA Hospital

    The Under Secretary of Veterans Affairs for Health told a U.S. Senate committee this morning that the department's own review of allegations surrounding the Phoenix VA system has revealed "no evidence" of a secret waiting list.A retired VA doctor from Phoenix has claimed that there is a secret waiti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2014

    Senate Committee to Hold Hearing on Phoenix VA Allegations

    The Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs will hold a hearing on allegations that as many as 40 veterans died while waiting for care at the Phoenix VA healthcare system.Both a former VA doctor and a U.S. Congressman have claimed that VA employees either manipulated or otherwise obfuscated the true w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2014

    5 Best Restaurants in Arcadia Right Now

    There are plenty of reasons for food lovers to like the Arcadia neighborhood -- the central location, the ranch-style homes, the plentiful citrus trees, and of course, the plethora of dining and drinking options. There's no shortage of places to grab a bite or a cocktail in this Phoenix neighborho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2014

    Food Festival Season in Phoenix: Spread Out the Love

    The number of food (and drink) festivals in this city has exploded in recent years. Phoenix is a bona fide food town. It's exciting. It's also daunting. If you're a food lover, you've probably spent many weekends over the past few months stuffing your face with BBQ samples and dessert samples and w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2014

    5 Best Things To Eat and Drink This Weekend in Metro Phoenix

    Wingstock 2014 Saturday, April 19 The "hottest festival in the Valley" is going down Saturday at the Mesa Amphitheatre. At Wingstock Arizona 2014, Valley restaurants (including House of Brews in Gilbert and The Vine Tavern & Eatery in Tempe) will compete for the title of "Wingstock King of Wings. ... More >>

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    April 17, 2014
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    April 15, 2014

    Caffe Boa in Tempe Is Doing Easter Brunch in Old School Croatian-Style

    If you're still looking for a unique way to celebrate Easter brunch this year, you might be interested in what they've got planned over at Caffe Boa in Tempe. Owners Jay and Christine Wisniewski are bringing some Croatian traditions to their restaurant by offering rotisserie-style all natural, who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2014

    5 Best Restaurants in Peoria, Surprise and El Mirage Right Now

    Head west of the Loop 101, hit the US 60, and you're in the north West Valley. And while it's not the hottest or hippest part of greater Phoenix, the cities in this neck of the woods -- which include Peoria, Surprise, and El Mirage -- have more than a few restaurant gems to offer hungry diners. You ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2014

    United 
We Stand: Asylum Seekers Test America's Broken Immigration System

    They're called the Dream 9 -- young men and women who were brought into the country when they were children but who returned to Mexico, their birthplace, and then attempted to re-enter the United States last summer. They didn't cross under the cover of darkness. They didn't hike for days through th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2014

    Hi, Phoenix. I'm the New Music Editor. Let's Meet.

    There's a new music editor running Up on the Sun. My name is David Accomazzo. Nice to meet you, Phoenix. I've spent my life in the mountains of Colorado, and nine days ago, I sold most of my worldly possessions, packed the rest in a U-Haul, and started the 13-hour drive to the Arizona desert. And t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2014

    As Lime Prices Rise, Metro Phoenix Restaurants Figure Out A Way To Lower Cost

    Think of your favorite dinner at a local Mexican joint-- the guacamole uses lime juice, the margarita uses lime juice, and your favorite street taco is typically topped with a slice of lime too. Many drinks and dishes in town use the green citrus, but recently, cartels in Mexico have started trying ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2014

    10 Most Underrated Aspects of Living in Phoenix

    Sometimes, it can be easy to lose sight of why living in Phoenix is better than living in so many other cities.With that, check out our picks for the 10 most underrated aspects of living in Phoenix:

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2014

    Phoenix One of the Top Cities for Entry-Level Jobs

    Depending on where you are in your career, this might be good news or bad news: Phoenix is one of the top cities for entry-level jobs.This is according to Indeed, the job-hunting website, which scanned its own listings for this result.

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2014

    Maya's Farm CSA Accepting Applications Now for Spring Season

    There's no need to run all over town just to get your hands on fresh, local produce. Not when you can sign up for a CSA, or community-supported agriculture. Maya's Farm, a small enterprise run by Maya Dailey within The Farm at South Mountain development, offers CSA members a weekly allotment of fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2014

    March Restaurant Openings and Closings in Metro Phoenix

    Another month, another handful of painful goodbyes to Phoenix dining institutions have left us near heartbroken. However, with some exciting new restaurants hitting the scene this month as well, it almost makes up for having to let go of some favorites -- almost.

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2014

    ASU Real Estate Report: Home-Buyer Demand "Subdued," but Rental Demand Very Strong

    The home-buying market in the Phoenix area is still "quiet," but the same can't be said about rentals.According to the monthly real estate report from Arizona State University's Center for Real Estate Theory and Practice, the rental supply in the Phoenix area is at "unusually low levels" due to a he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2014

    Puente Supporters to Walk 60 Miles From Phoenix to Eloy to Protest Deportations

    Supporters of the pro-immigrant group Puente plan to make the 60-mile walk from Phoenix to Eloy in their latest stunt to protest deportations.The National Day Laborer Organizing Network, which is behind the national "Not One More Deportation" project, is having a day of action on April 5 to demand t ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 27, 2014
  • Blogs

    March 25, 2014

    Snake! Snake! Snakes! On Reinvention, New Material and Why Playing Scottsdale Sucks

    Without reinvention there would be nothing new worth being inspired by. For Snake! Snake! Snakes!, an alteration came with the coming and going of band members and a new option to simplify the band's entire approach. At its writing core is bassist Chris Sanchez, drummer David Cooper, guitarist/voc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2014

    14-Year-Old Phoenix Girl Killed in Suspected Arson; "Person of Interest" Released

    A 14-year-old girl was killed in an apartment fire in Phoenix over the weekend, and police believe someone set fire to that apartment.However, Phoenix detectives' "person of interest" has since been released from custody.

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2014

    Phoenix-to-Las Vegas Interstate Proposal Gets Signs

    Twenty-three years after the first official discussions of a straight, interstate-quality path for vehicles to travel from Phoenix to Las Vegas, there is finally physical evidence of progress: some signs.There's no construction date, no funding, and the studies aren't even done, but the Arizona Depa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2014

    5 Best Things To Eat and Drink This Weekend in Metro Phoenix

    Johnny Chu's RedThai Friday, March 21 Earlier this year we told you that chef Johnny Chu, of Sochu House in Phoenix and T. Spot in Chandler, was planning to open two new spots in Phoenix. And as of this weekend fans of the chef's Asian cuisine will wait no longer to experience the newest concepts. ... More >>

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