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Phoenix (Arizona)

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    February 4, 2014

    Baby Kay's Cajun Kitchen Opening a Location in Mesa

    Mesa residents with an appreciation for Cajun and Creole fare will be able to satisfy their cravings soon. Baby Kay's, the longtime Valley Cajun restaurant formerly located at Town & Country Shopping Center until August, is getting ready to open a restaurant at 2051 South Dobson Road in Mesa. The ne ... More >>

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    February 3, 2014

    January Restaurant Openings and Closings in Metro Phoenix

    The first month of 2014 was full of new beginnings for restaurant owners around the Valley. This month we saw the opening of Payton Curry and Dave Andrea's highly-anticipated Taco Haus and welcomed several new restaurants to the booming dining scene in the Arcadia neighborhood.

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    February 3, 2014

    New Food Truck Alert: Comfort Cravings Hits Phoenix

    A new food truck is here to comfort the masses of Phoenix -- with comfort food.

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    February 3, 2014

    Environmentalists Plan Phoenix Protest of Keystone XL Pipeline

    Phoenix is one of many cities around the country in which environmentalists plan on holding "vigils" to protest the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.Mind you, the proposed path of the pipeline doesn't come within 1,000 miles of Phoenix.

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    February 1, 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:

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    January 23, 2014

    Check, Please! Arizona Festival Tickets on Sale Now; Here's a Preview of the Restaurant Lineup

    Last spring, Channel 8 hosted its first-ever Check, Please! Arizona Festival, an event co-sponsored by New Times that brought celebrity chefs, independent restaurants, and food lovers to downtown Phoenix. This year, the event will be held Sunday, March 30 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at CityScape -- and ... More >>

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    January 16, 2014
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    January 16, 2014
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    January 16, 2014
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    January 15, 2014

    Phoenix Police Seize More Than 650 Marijuana Plants

    While marijuana has been legalized for personal use for the last couple of weeks in Colorado, there have been several large pot busts in Arizona during that time-frame.In addition to a couple of unlicensed dispensaries being raided in the West Valley last week, Phoenix police also seized about 650 p ... More >>

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    January 11, 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:

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    January 8, 2014

    Phoenix Workers Rarely Take Days Off From Work, According to Survey

    People in Phoenix don't take off many days from work compared to the rest of the country, according to research.TriNet, a national HR company, compared the paid time off of the more than 218,000 workers employed by its clients, to see which regions where workers took more or less time off last year. ... More >>

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    January 7, 2014

    Live Rabbits and Fried Pickles at First Friday in Phoenix

    Welcome to "Schaefer," in which Eric Schaefer -- a local guy with a big (but discerning) appetite and a sense of humor to match -- takes on the Phoenix food scene. I may very well be one of the few Phoenicians who somehow has managed to avoid the social and cultural phenomenon known as First Frida ... More >>

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    January 3, 2014

    7 New Year's Resolutions from Metro Phoenix Chefs and Restaurateurs

    Whether you like to admit it or not, you're probably thinking about making some changes in the New Year. We know we are, starting with cracking open the oven more and the freezer less. Oh, and actually using that gym membership we fork out for every month . . . But if you're looking for a few more ... More >>

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    January 2, 2014

    Anonymous Donor Gives $10,000 in Effort to Reopen Shelter for Homeless Female Vets

    Although a Phoenix homeless shelter for veterans had to close its women's section after only six months in operation, there's a big effort to raise the funds to get it reopened.That includes an anonymous $10,000 donation, according to the people organizing the fundraising effort.

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    December 24, 2013

    10 Reasons Phoenix Is the Best Place to Celebrate Christmas

    If you're in Phoenix right now (and you celebrate Christmas), we've got some reasons why your're lucky.Check out our 10 reasons why Phoenix is the best place to celebrate Christmas:

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    December 19, 2013
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    December 10, 2013

    The 10 Best Phoenix Bands Under 21

    Whether they were adding a bit of flair to an old favorite, taking the scene by storm, or continuing their march to the top, 2013 was a big year for Valley musicians under 21. Here's 10 of our favorites who spent most of 2013 in the all-ages sections of their own shows.

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    December 10, 2013

    Phoenix Public Market Cafe vs. Grassroots Kitchen & Tap: Rotisserie Chicken Rumble

    Rotisserie chicken can be such a tease. We get it all dressed up in its butter, salt, and pepper, and then stick it in the grill to rotate around and around and around for what seems like forever. We ditched the waiting game andset out to see where we could get our craving satisfied right away in Ph ... More >>

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    December 7, 2013

    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:

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    December 4, 2013

    November Restaurant Openings and Closings in Metro Phoenix

    It's going to be hard to keep up with all the new restaurants that opened this month including several highly-anticipated spots from local chefs. Check out all the comings and goings.

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    December 2, 2013

    10 Craziest Phoenix Crimes of the Month: November

    No matter how many police reports we read through on a monthly basis, the criminal creativity, stupidity, and craziness never ceases to amaze us.Just when you think you've seen it all, there's always something worse. From a crime spree sparked by a fear of Alice Cooper's restaurant, to a new pot-smu ... More >>

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    November 29, 2013

    8 Best Neighborhood Pizzerias in Metro Phoenix

    There's nothing better than a pizza after days of stuffing yourself with Thanksgiving dinner and leftovers. You're in luck, because Chow Bella spent the past year scouring the Valley to find the best pizzerias. Here's a list worth saving for when you need a great pizza, no matter where you are in ... More >>

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    November 28, 2013
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    November 28, 2013

    5 Gifts for the Cocktail Lover

    What? Not done with your holiday shopping? Yeah, neither are we. But we've been making lists -- and checking them twice -- and we've got some suggestions for the nice people on your list. Today, Chow Bella's Gift Guide for the cocktail lover. Craft cocktailing has become as much a culinary art as a ... More >>

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    November 28, 2013
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    November 26, 2013

    6 of The Best Live Sound Engineers in Phoenix

    The spring of 1989 was period of birth for me: It was the first time I ever played a gig at an club with a PA of it's own. The place was Time Out of Mind in South Phoenix. Not the most reputable club, as some of you may recall, but a place that I got my first experience working with a gigging musici ... More >>

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    November 22, 2013

    Top 5 Must-See Phoenix Shows This Weekend

    The weekend before Thanksgiving can't help but disappoint you. It's trying as hard as it can, and it's perfectly happy to remind you that you've got a short week coming up, but really the only positive you can take from it is that you won't get trampled chasing down a really big Vizio TV at Wal-Mart ... More >>

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    November 22, 2013

    Chow Bella's Guide to Everything Thanksgiving in Metro Phoenix

    Not ready for Turkey Day? We've got everything you need to prepare the bird, pick the beer, and order the best tastes in town for your Thanksgiving table. For a relaxing kick-start to your holiday season, get pampered by booking a table at one of our top picks of places to dine out on Thanksgiving o ... More >>

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    November 21, 2013

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

    Vegetable Literacy For Thanksgiving Saturday, November 23 Any good host or hostess knows that sides are no mere back up singers to the giant, golden turkey on the Thanksgiving table. They're stars, too. But serving the perfect side dishes means dealing with vegetables, which can be a make or break ... More >>

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    November 21, 2013
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    November 21, 2013
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    November 18, 2013

    The Winners of Pie Social 2013 Are....

    Fourteen celebrity chefs, countless community bakers, 700 attendees, hundreds of pies -- and we won't even try to count the calories. Come back to the blog later today for a slideshow and later this week we'll have a behind-the-scenes account of the competition, complete with a rundown of all the p ... More >>

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    November 18, 2013

    Sweet Republic Opening Second Location in Phoenix

    Just months after celebrating its five-year anniversary in June, Sweet Republic, Scottsdale's top-notch artisan ice cream shop from Jan Wichayanuparp and Helen Yung, is giving its fans another reason to celebrate: a second location in Phoenix.

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    November 15, 2013

    Katastro: It Was A Bummer When The Clubhouse Shut Down

    On Friday night, Tempe locals, Katastro, will be returning to the Valley, from their new home in Huntington Beach, to play a local show for their anxiously awaiting fans at Marquee Theatre. While the band will always support the city from which it came, two years ago the four funk, rock and hip-hop ... More >>

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    November 15, 2013

    The Zoo Wants to Set a Standard for AZ Reggae

    The Zoo aims to put reggae music on top, plain and simple. The musical drive is clear for the four members of the latest band to spring to life in the Phoenix desert. The four men come from different walks of life, and different regions of the world, bringing with them a diverse musical culture. L ... More >>

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    November 15, 2013

    Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton Pledges Every Homeless Vet Will Be Housed By Christmas

    Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton stood besides U.S. Senator John McCain earlier this week -- on Veteran's Day -- and pledged that every chronically homeless veteran in Phoenix will be housed come Christmas. On Tuesday, the Phoenix City Council approved earmarking $100,000 toward getting the remaining 56 ... More >>

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    November 15, 2013

    8 Best Neighborhood Breakfast Spots in Metro Phoenix

    We spent the past year putting together a list of the best breakfast spots in the Valley for the 2013 Best of Phoenix® edition. Print this off, bookmark it, pocket it, or make your own list for the next time you feel like rolling out of bed and having someone else make breakfast for you. Bonus: Th ... More >>

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    November 14, 2013

    Eat St. Is Filming Food Trucks in Phoenix

    Another television crew is coming to Phoenix and surprisingly, this time, they're not headed for Amy's Baking Company. The Cooking Channel show Eat St., "a lip-smacking celebration of North America's tastiest, messiest and most irresistible street food," has a few Valley food trucks on their radar ... More >>

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    November 12, 2013

    Phoenix Named One of the Top Cities for People Under 35

    Phoenix cracked the top 10 in a listing of the best cities for people 35 or younger.The "mostly scientific guide" produced by Vocativ, a news website that relies on data mining, includes all the important stuff -- you know, like the average rent for a two-bedroom apartment, the cost of a gallon of g ... More >>

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    November 8, 2013

    8 Best Neighborhood Mexican Restaurants in Metro Phoenix

    There are few places in the states where you can find the quality of Mexican food that Phoenix has. We spent the past year putting together a list of the best places for authentic Mexican cuisine for this year's Best of Phoenix® edition. What follows are the eight best neighborhood Mexican restau ... More >>

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    November 7, 2013
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    November 7, 2013

    Oh God, Miley Cyrus Is Coming to Phoenix

    PHOENIX, AZ: 2 AMC. Some of the elders still remember the Beforetimes. They claim not to, especially to the guards, but I see it in their faces when they're alone together. They remember life before Miley Cyrus came to Phoenix. When they're alone--after work and before the Two Minute Sext--I watch ... More >>

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    November 7, 2013
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    November 6, 2013

    Government Shutdown May Have Affected Phoenix Housing Market

    It turns out that a partial shutdown of the federal government has consequences.Arizona State University's W. P. Carey School of Business released its monthly report on the Phoenix-area housing market, and things weren't so hot last month.

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    November 4, 2013

    Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band - Crescent Ballroom - 11/03/13

    Few bands merit having the wall of talent that is Phoenix's Haymarket Squares open for them at Crescent Ballroom. But Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band is one that did when they brought their twangy, country, bluesy sound through Downtown Phoenix Sunday night. "The Rev", Breezy Peyton and Ben "Big Bi ... More >>

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    November 1, 2013

    10 Best Things I Ate in October

    Another month checked off in the culinary datebook of 2013, another month when I look back on the best things I ate. From dishes like my new favorite macaron of the moment to sophisticated nachos and a tough-to-find street snack, here are 10 of the best things I ate this month, selected from review ... More >>

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    November 1, 2013

    10 Craziest Phoenix Crimes of the Month: October

    No matter how many police reports we read through on a monthly basis, the criminal creativity, stupidity, and craziness never ceases to amaze us.Just when you think you've seen it all, there's always something worse. From a teenager tossing her newborn baby out of a window, to a crime inspired by th ... More >>

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    October 31, 2013

    Megadeth - Arizona State Fair - 10/30/13

    MegadethArizona State FairOctober 30, 2013 It was pretty easy to tell who was at the State Fair for Megadeth last night, and who was there for fried twinkies. You just had to look for the people wearing '80s-style jean vests bedecked with heavy metal band patches or spiked metal studs. By the tim ... More >>

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    October 28, 2013

    Phoenix "GRID" Bicycle Rental Program Will Earn Money for Taxpayers, City Says

    Say hello to "GRID" bikes. This morning, city of Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton helped unveil the logo and name of the bicycle-renting program expected to launch by early next year. The bikes are bright green, sport a girly-basket on the handlebars, and come with a high-tech locking system to prevent t ... More >>

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