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Phoenix (Arizona)

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2014

    5 Lessons Learned at Taste of Chicago, The World's Largest Outdoor Food Festival

    Taste of Chicago, or The Taste as it's usually referred to, is one of the nation's best-known food events. It's been around since long before Food Network was a social force and kale was cool. For many, it's a summer tradition that's as cherished as any and this year was the event's 34th anniversary ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2014

    7 Best Shows to See This Weekend

    In summertime, when we put together this list of best shows to see in Phoenix on any given weekend, we don't have very many options. It can be slim pickings for live music around here when it hits triple digits. Not this week. There are more concerts than you could possibly hope to see this weekend, ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 17, 2014
  • Blogs

    July 11, 2014

    Phoenix Had the Nation's Largest Decrease in Home Ownership During Recession Years

    Of the 30 largest cities in the United States, Phoenix had the nation's largest decrease in home ownership from 2000 to 2012.The nearly 8 percentage-point drop in home ownership in Phoenix over that time-span was only rivaled by the 7.1 percentage-point drop in Philadelphia, according to a report re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2014

    Phoenix's Summer High Temperatures Projected to Be 10 Degrees Higher by 2100

    Phoenix's average high temperature during the summer is projected to reach more than 114 degrees by the year 2100.The current average high temperature in Phoenix is just below 104 degrees.

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2014

    13 D-Rated Restaurants in June in Metro Phoenix

    Although not all restaurants participate in voluntary health grading from the county, a look into last month's reports does give a pretty good picture of the compliance of local restaurants. While the vast majority scored A and B grades that participated, thirteen spots across the Valley were given ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2014

    Angry Crab in Mesa to Open Second Location in Phoenix

    If you still are looking for a good seafood experience, you really don't need to look any farther than Angry Crab Shack in Mesa to see the flaw in that thinking. The locally-owned restaurant serves a menu of Cajun seafood that includes crab, shrimp, and crawfish (on a seasonal basis). And there's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2014

    10th Annual Phoenix Cooks: Dozens of Restaurants, Chefs at The Westin Kierland Resort Aug. 30

    Mark your calendars now because the 10th annual Phoenix Cooks will take place later this summer, bringing more than 50 restaurants and chefs to the Westin Phoenix Resort and Spa in Scottsdale. The event will include food, drinks, and entertainment with a portion of the day's proceeds going to benefi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2014

    French Fries from Cafe Bink, Bink's Midtown, and Bink's Scottsdale: 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.saria ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2014

    ADOT to Test if More Signs, Bigger Signs Will Stop Wrong-Way Drivers

    People keep driving the wrong way on Phoenix-area highways, and the Arizona Department of Transportation is going to see if signs do the trick.Just in the last two months, seven people have been killed by wrong-way drivers, and there were two more crashes caused by wrong-way drivers this week.

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2014

    Local Rapper Futuristic's Video Viewed More Than 1 Million Times on Youtube

    Things are going well for Phoenix rapper Futuristic. The video for tje unsigned rapper's single, "I Guess I'll Smoke," from his released released album Traveling Local, has now surpassed one million views on YouTube. If you listen to him, it's clear he's bound for great things. And he's not the o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2014

    Alfajores from El Chullo: 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.saria ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2014

    10 Before-and-After Photos of Downtown Phoenix Captured by Google Maps

    Downtown Phoenix has changed quite a bit over the last seven years.Since Google first sent its Street View cameras through the streets of downtown Phoenix in 2007, buildings have gone up, others have come down, and other areas have completely changed. Now that the Street View car came back through P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2014

    10 Favorite Cult Restaurants in Metro Phoenix

    You've downed the Kool-Aid and you don't even care because some restaurants in town deserve the obsessive following you give them. That might mean constantly checking a joint's Facebook page to find out the week's market specials or it might mean stalking your favorite local chef's Instagram. Ain't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2014

    Benefit Dinner for Native Seeds/SEARCH at the Farm at South Mountain -- Wait Till You See The Lineup of Chefs

    For more than two decades Native Seeds/SEARCH has been working to protect the biodiversity of the Southwest by collection and preserving the native seeds of the region. The Tucson-based non-profit organization is one of the leading organizations working to promote bio-diversity and thereby strengthe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2014

    Eating Locally in Phoenix: We're Not Perfect, But We've Come a Long Way

    Hey, have you been paying attention out there? Because if so, then you might have noticed that in the period of less than a week we're written about how the Valley is a great place for local food lovers and also a horrible place for eating locally. Wait, what? Yeah, I know. That seems a little c ... More >>

  • News

    June 19, 2014
  • Blogs

    June 19, 2014

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

    "Sweet Julia" Series Debut Saturday, June 21 Catch Phoenix's own confection queen Julia Baker in the debut of the six-episode series Sweet Julia this Saturday on The Cooking Channel. (Check your local listings for times.) The series will cover everything from desserts -- of course -- to how to inco ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2014

    Phoenix Named One of the Best Cities for Drivers

    Phoenix truly is a good place to be a driver. Well, compared to everywhere else.Yet another look at driving-related statistics has placed Phoenix among the top American cities to drive.

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2014

    Top 5 Favorite (Mostly) Vinyl DJ Nights in Metro Phoenix

    In the Valley, there is clearly no shortage of places for nightly booty-shaking to a myriad of local DJs. From Scottsdale's glam clubs bumping EDM to Phoenix's dives roaring punk and garage. If you think you don't dance, there's a night playing a tune that's sure to prove you wrong. Yes, these days ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2014

    Phoenix Area's Multimillion-Dollar Home Sales at Best Rate Since 2007

    Considering Phoenix was especially hard-hit by the housing crisis, there's always something interesting to be found in the monthly real estate reports released by Arizona State University's Center for Real Estate Theory and Practice.Demand for homes has been fairly low, but people spending more tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2014

    Lemon and Basil Chicken Salad Sandwich from Essence Bakery Cafe: 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.saria ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2014

    10 Unearth Songs You Need To Hear

    Many metal heads will know Massachusetts as the birthplace for many vital modern bands. There must be something in the chowder. Artists like All That Remains, Shadows Fall, Killswitch Engage, and specifically, Unearth, all hail from the Bay State. Unearth is currently on tour with Texas In July, Cr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2014

    Phoenix Has the Nation's Eighth-Most LGBT-Friendly Businesses

    Phoenix has the eighth most LGBT-friendly businesses per capita in the nation.Vocativ, a media company that relies on data mining, made the discovery as part of its effort to find the most LGBT-friendly cities in America. Although Phoenix has a lot of LGBT businesses, it did not land on the list of ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 12, 2014
  • Blogs

    June 10, 2014

    Ronnie Milsap Cancels June 12 Celebrity Theatre Concert

    Country singer and pianist Ronnie Milsap canceled his June 12 show at Celebrity Theatre due to unspecified health reasons.

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2014

    Latte Artist Perry Czopp Gives a Step-by-Step Tutuorial

    The words latte art might evoke an eye roll, but bear with me. Honestly, Perry Czopp, who has won local competitions with his pours, will be the first to admit that he doesn't take it very seriously. Rather, it's a means to get people passionate about their morning cup of coffee, and that's what he' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2014

    Cracker Jack from House of Tricks: 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.saria ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2014

    VA Audit: Thousands of Arizona Veterans Waiting for Care

    The Department of Veterans Affairs released the results of its internal audit, which didn't reveal a surprise -- wait times are long, and many employees around the country claim there's gaming of the scheduling system.Nationwide, there are more than 100,000 veterans facing long wait times, including ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2014

    VA: 35 Phoenix-Area Veterans Have Died While Waiting for Care

    Veterans Affairs officials and investigators have found that 35 veterans in the Phoenix area died while waiting for care.However, there's been no confirmation that these veterans died because they didn't receive timely care.

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2014

    Black Licorice from Super Chunk Sweets and Treats: 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.saria ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2014

    25 Years Ago, Phoenix Hosted Formula One's U.S. Grand Prix

    Twenty-five years ago today, Phoenix hosted its first Formula One Grand Prix.Phoenix's F1 race didn't last long.

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2014

    Migrants Dropped Off at Phoenix Greyhound Are Seeking Asylum

    Reports of hundreds of migrants being flown to Phoenix and released at a bus station are missing half the story -- these women and children are seeking asylum in the United States.The people being released are doing so under what's called humanitarian parole, allowing them to stay in the United Stat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2014

    Mesa Parks System Named Among the Worst in the Country

    If you're a fan of public parks, Mesa probably isn't the city for you.The Trust for Public Land, a nonprofit organization, ranked Mesa's parks system 56th out of the 60 largest cities in the country.

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2014

    Top 5 Concerts To See In Phoenix This Weekend, 5/30 - 6/1

    There are two words sum up the greatest concert going on this weekend in Phoenix. They are "Billy" and "Joel." But if you can't score a ticket or just can't afford one, there are still plenty of other options this weekend, from noise-punk (Perfect Pussy) to stoner rock (Fu Manchu) to weird-ass ner ... More >>

  • 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

    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 >>

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