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 >>
Coffee: Elixir of the gods -- or at least the sleep deprived. Here in the Valley there are plenty of places to get a fix of fresh-brewed coffee. But if you're looking for a particularly satisfying jolt of caffeine we've narrowed down the options in this year's Best of Phoenix® edition. Here are t ... More >>
For the second time this week, a Valley police agency has started a search for a double-murder suspect.Two people were shot and killed this morning in Youngtown this morning, according to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office.
With the challenges and dangers that young students face today (online bullying, offline bullying, gossip, hate, and the increasingly common school shooting) programs like the Anti-Defamation League's "World of Difference" has arguably never been more important. But Phoenix Catholic Bishop Thomas O ... More >>
U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will be in Phoenix on Thursday to promote Obamacare.Sebelius isn't exactly in everyone's good graces right now, since her agency is responsible for rolling out the health insurance exchange website that's been a world-famous failure so far.
The Sugar Thieves, considered by many the best dance-blues band in Phoenix, have been busy for a while now, playing a regular gig every Wednesday at Copper Blues, touring across the state, and working toward getting an album out in 2014. Oh yeah--and band members Mikel Lander and Meredith Moore we ... More >>
The Blind Pig in South Scottsdale is the new venture of restaurateurs Bob and Sally Ann Molinari (Uncle Sal's Italian Eatery, the Side Door bar and restaurant) and Bret Pont, owner of Hobe Meats, a butcher shop in business for more than 50 years in Phoenix. Whether The Blind Pig's decidedly meaty ... More >>
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:
Phoenix is apparently the home-wrecker capital of the United States.This according to the marketing division of AshleyMadison.com, which helps hook up people looking to have affairs.
By Jeff Moses Judging by the main event Saturday at Pub Rock Live, Phoenix Ska Punk Bowling was a smashing success. It seems as though the entire ska punk community came out to support Andrew Jones and his crazy dream of putting Phoenix on the map as a punk rock town. "I expected 10 people at ever ... More >>
Phoenicians welcomed a whole bunch of new restaurants last month, including the second location of Portillo's and couple new vegan-friendly spots. And the month also saw a few makeovers completed. You can officially check out the fresh digs at T. Cook's at the Royal Palms Resort, or grab a cocktail ... More >>
Fun fact: If a Phoenix New Times Club Candids photographer is caught out in the line of duty--and given the size of the cameras they carry around, this happens a lot--we disavow all knowledge of their activities. So when you see them taking photos in every nook and cranny of the Phoenix nightlife- ... More >>
The wait for convenient, fresh produce is over. October brings changes to metro Phoenix farmers markets, both in terms of hours and activity. Most markets are seasonable and start up again this month or change their hours to reflect the cooler mid-day temperatures. Can't keep track? No worries. We'v ... 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 naked meth-head's chase of imaginary people, to a man playing in traffic, to ... More >>
Stepping into Jenny Kuller's 1950s-inspired kitchen is like traveling straight back in time. The pink walls, patterned curtains, and stacks of colorful tablecloths make the small room a vintage sanctuary. Everything from the authentic food packages and containers (retro Jell-O, anyone?) to the shelv ... More >>
Day or night, truck or table, tacos are becoming the go-to grub of many Phoenix locals. With an array of fillings, salsas, and tortillas, these mini meat and veggie pockets are essentially the choose-your-own-adventure of finger foods. While it's easy enough to get our fix of larger, more monotonou ... More >>
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 >>