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