Head to the Plaza Mayor in the heart of Madrid, Spain, and walk a few steps from the center square down one of the cobblestoned streets. Peek into Tablao Flamenco Arco de Cuchillleros, one of the city's premiere flamenco spots. The tables in the intimate venue are filled with tourists, sipping on sa ... More >>
Craft beer is a pretty big deal considering that while beer sales in the states continue to shrink in comparison to wine and spirits, craft beer is a thriving industry that's shown steady growth for several years. The only downside is that all the new breweries out there make finding the good stuff, ... More >>
If you're feeling a bit blue that school's starting up without you, this is the week to get your brain back in action. Luci's Healthy Marketplace will be hosting a gluten-free cooking class and Classic Cooking Academy's nights-only culinary course begins on Thursday. The Parlor: Four Peaks Beer Ta ... More >>
Every week, there's a cornucopia of Phoenix food news, features, and reviews to report here at Chow Bella. If you're like most people, you probably just don't have the time to get to all of it. So, here's a recap of some of the top stories from the week that you may have missed.Helen Yung's 5 Best C ... More >>
Phoenix restaurants are hot right now. It hasn't been more than two weeks since Melt, the new ice cream shop on Roosevelt Row, got a shout out for being one of the Hottest Ice Cream shops in the country from the national food blog Eater. And earlier this week five metro Phoenix restaurants earned sp ... More >>
No Age returns to Phoenix tomorrow night in support of the band's third full length album, An Object (fourth if you count compilation album Weirdo Rippers.) The band is all about reinvention, whether it's singer/drummer Dean Spunt learning how to play his drums while recording the band's first mater ... More >>
Recently OpenTable, the restaurant reservation service, released a list of the 100 U.S. Restaurants most "Fit for Foodies." The list, which was created based on more than 5 million restaurant reviews submitted by OpenTable users for more than 15,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of C ... 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 >>
Last month saw the closing of the one and only Saladworks in Arizona, but we welcomed two new pizza outlets and one Chandler neighbor bar and grill. Plus, fall is just around the corner and that means a whole slew of new eateries to look forward to. For now, here are the goodbyes and hellos from las ... More >>
While most of us spent the Labor Day weekend relaxing, Bashas', the Arizona-owned grocery store chain with more than 130 locations in Arizona, California, and New Mexico, was doing some serious explaining. The company, which also operates AJ's Fine Foods and Food City, has admitted to mislabeling ... More >>
We're just about ready to release our annual guide to the best dining, entertainment, shopping, nightlife and recreation found in this fair city. That's right, New Times' 35th Annual Best of Phoenix issue will be hitting stands on September 26, 2013. As always that also means it's time to party. An ... More >>
If you trust Allstate's data, then there's no big city in the United States with safer drivers than Phoenix.The statistics don't take into account someone driving like a complete jackass, but just relies on accident statistics, naturally.
Phoenix Cooks! Saturday, August 31 The annual Phoenix Cooks! event is just around the corner, which means that we've officially kicked off the fall culinary event season. This year the Westin Keirland Resort and Spa in Scottsdale will host chefs including Stephen Jones of Bluehound Kitchen and Coc ... More >>
This might be hard to believe if you're a Phoenix commuter, but a study says Phoenix has the safest drivers among all the big cities in the United States -- for the ninth year in a row.Phoenix drivers, on average, go nearly a decade between collisions, according to a study by Allstate (go ahead and ... More >>
Researchers at Arizona State University estimate that about 1-in-20 men in Phoenix solicits online sex ads.ASU researchers made similar estimates in other large U.S. cities, estimating that perhaps more than 20 percent of men in Houston call sex ads, whereas less than 1 percent do in San Francisco.
Seráh Blain is fighting homelessness with homelessness.Blain, the executive director of a local political-advocacy group, the Secular Coalition for Arizona, has been voluntarily living on the streets of Phoenix for more than a week now.
Phoenix, and Arizona in general, may always seem to be on the crappier side of rankings (see: high suicide rates, low levels of freedom) but we've found a good one -- according to one analysis, Phoenix is one of the top 10 big cities in the country for small business.Well, it's not that good -- Phoe ... More >>
Every week, there's a cornucopia of Phoenix food news, features, and reviews to report here at Chow Bella. If you're like most people, you probably just don't have the time to get to all of it. So, here's a recap of some of the top stories from the week that you may have missed. 10 Crazy Ice Creams ... More >>
This is part two of our interview with Brian Peterson, executive chef and part owner of Cork in Chandler. Today we get the story on how this former Chicago guy learned to love living in the Valley and what he still thinks the Phoenix food scene is missing. If you missed part one, in which he talked ... More >>
Beer: Surette Brewery: Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project Style: Saison ABV: 6.2 percent Another day, another new brewery in Phoenix. This week's rookie has landed on shelves after a relatively short flight from Denver, but tasting their beers might make you think they came from Belgium. Chad Yakob ... More >>
We won't judge you if the thought of having to stop by the local farmers market to get freshly, locally grown fruits and vegetables just seems like too daunting of a task after a long day or week of work. We've been there. It just seems so much simpler to stop by the closest grocery store and pick u ... More >>
Topless women (and men) will be marching down Mill Avenue in Tempe in a couple weeks.Last year marked the first time a Phoenix-area "Go Topless Day" protest was organized, as about 40 men and women marched in downtown Phoenix, in what was billed as a protest against gender inequality.
Whether you're ready or not, school's about to be back in session, kids. Sure, it seems like just a few weeks ago you were wrapping up finals and cracking a beer (or, like, 50) in celebration. And now it's time to start over again. If you're new to Arizona State University's downtown Phoenix campus ... More >>
Beer: Saison Brewery: Funkwerks Style: Saison ABV: 6.8 percent Phoenix, it must be said, is a pretty odd place -- made up primarily of people exported from other regions. With our climate and the variety of drinkers making their homes in the Valley, it's difficult to dial in on what beers will be s ... More >>
Summer months can be hard on the restaurant biz but this July we welcomed a pair of county-themed bars and said both hello and goodbye to a pop-up restaurant worth popping into. We'll have to bid adieu to a Tempe Mexican dining institution, but at least one Valley liquor store will rise from the as ... 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 cocaine-thieving plastic surgeon, to a guy barfing on a dog and shooting its ... More >>
This is part two of our interview with Chef Renetto-Mario Etsitty of Tertio in Phoenix. Today he tells the Navajo story of hunger, shares his favorite childhood cooking memory and gives his not-so-gentle thoughts on cilantro. If you missed the first part of this week's Chef and Tell in which he expl ... More >>
There are a few reasons you might be looking to climb into a bottle of booze well before it's five o'clock anywhere. And regardless of the reasoning, there's a bar in this Valley to meet your needs. We've got dive bars options, wine bar options, and even Scottsdale sports bar options, each of which ... More >>
Just because the weekend is over doesn't mean you have to starve. This week has plenty to offer food lovers and beer drinkers all over the Valley. "Brews & Banter" Craft Beer Dinner This Tuesday, July 30 The Arrogant Butcher at Cityscape in Downtown Phoenix is celebrating the craft beers of Mothe ... More >>
Welcome to another installment of Most Wanted -- New Times' weekly post featuring scofflaws, including suspects in robberies, homicides and assault cases, sex offenders who've absconded, and even "dead beat" parents who aren't shelling out court-ordered child support. Suspects featured here are pre ... More >>
Without using a time-turner--and those things are dangerous--it's impossible to see every show in Phoenix every week. It's not even possible to see all five shows in this list. But I really don't think you should resort to time-travel. There'll be five more must-see shows this weekend, after all. ... More >>
Lost in love? Your relationship too weird for Ann Landers to understand? Trying to discover what comes next in your life or your music? Bring your problems to Ask Magic, your chance to ask Arizona's reigning slow-jam king for advice on whatever life throws at you. (Click here to ask MC Magic a quest ... More >>
Every week, there's a cornucopia of Phoenix food news, features, and reviews to report here at Chow Bella. If you're like most people, you probably just don't have the time to get to all of it. So, here's a recap of some of the top stories from the week that you may have missed. 10 Best Breweries i ... More >>
Former NFL player and current East Valley activist John Goodie led a march of around 150 people last night in Downtown Phoenix, protesting the Trayvon Martin ruling. "We're having this peaceful rally for Trayvon, and for all the young men and women who might be killed next week or next month," Goo ... More >>
Every week, there's a cornucopia of Phoenix food news, features, and reviews to report here at Chow Bella. If you're like most people, you probably just don't have the time to get to all of it. So, here's a recap of some of the top stories from the week that you may have missed. 10 Favorite Chocola ... More >>
The plans for a passenger rail line between Phoenix and Tucson are still crawling at a snail's pace.However, state transportation officials announced today that they're going to "study the feasibility" of three routes for the potential rail line.
The countdown to Best of Phoenix is on. Mark your calendar: This year's issue will be on newsstands September 26. What better way to warm up than by asking some local "experts" to list their own personal bests? This week, Lauren Bailey of Upward Projects shares her favorite hidden treasures in town. ... More >>
Here's a great thing about Phoenix: It's never too cold for a chocolate milkshake. We don't need to tell you that they can instantly make a summer day more bearable, and the rest of the time, well, they're just good. The Valley is full of frosty treats, so we've compiled a list of ten must-taste ... More >>
Although craft cocktailing and mixology have made it trendy to spend way too much money on one drink, there will always be a place in our bar roster for a good old fashioned dive bar. Great jukeboxes, cheap drinks and the opportunity to shark some n00bs at pool keep us coming back to some of the see ... More >>
Last month we saw the demise of the French cafe Scratch Pastries, which had recently expanded from Scottsdale to downtown Phoenix. We'll miss the pastel colored macarons and dainty cakes but we are set to welcome a new French-inspired eatery to the scene: French Grocery, a cafe and market, set to op ... More >>