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Phoenix (Arizona)

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2014

    Best of Phoenix 2014: Moon Valley Mercies

    Once upon a time, there was a city. It was not the largest city, or the smallest. It was not the richest or the poorest. But this city had a reputation, nonetheless. It was known throughout the land as dry and inhospitable -- heated to unimaginable temperatures for several months of the year, ruled ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2014

    Lo-Fi Coffee Brings Electricity-Free "Eco-Bar" to Downtown Mesa Event Scene

    I never thought I'd say this, but -- there's something kinda cool happening in Mesa. Seemingly ceaseless light rail construction has provided Mesa shop owners with a creative challenge: How do small businesses stay competitive in an area dominated by road closures, jackhammering, and snorting diggi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2014

    How to Become a DJ in Phoenix

    The local nightlife scene can be a mess of wannabe DJs trying to make a name for themselves. There is some great local, innovative talent out there, but it's hard for most aspiring DJs to stand out among the masses. Unless you have a friend who knows someone, most DJs are mystified by the process ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2014

    Phoenix Area Faces Threat of More Rain, Flooding

    More rain is expected to hit Arizona this week, bringing with it the possibility of more flooding in the Phoenix area. National Weather Service meteorologist Gary Woodall tells New Times a flash-flood watch will be in effect from tomorrow morning through Thursday afternoon, although there are indic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2014

    5 Best Concerts to See in Phoenix This Weekend

    Filed under the category of "Everything That's Not Mad Decent Block Party," here are your five best options for live music this week in Phoenix. Be sure to check out our comprehensive concert listings for more options.

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2014

    5 New Places for Brunch in Metro Phoenix

    Bootleggers Modern American Smokehouse Bootleggers is looking to attract the brunch-time crowd with food and drink deals including $1 moonshine shots and Fried Chicken and Waffle Bites. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, the restaurant will be offering sangria pitchers, moonshine mimosas, and Epic B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2014

    10 Imaginary Things Arizonans Believe in

    Arizona is a hotbed for urban legends. From the state's own Bigfoot, to blood-sucking monsters, to a lady who snatches up kids, and more, we bring you 10 imaginary things that Arizonans believe in:

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2014

    Storm Around Phoenix Causing Power Outages, Traffic Nightmares

    Welcome to Phoenix, where a few inches of rain have pretty much turned the city into Atlantis. Rainfall records are on pace to be broken, schools are being canceled, power outages are being reported, and cars are floating in the middle of the interstate.

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2014

    Best Concerts to see in Phoenix This Week

    It's rainy. Near-record-setting rainfalls smacked Phoenix in the lip last night, as you no doubt heard via the bomb-like thunder circa 4 a.m. today. Highways have flooded, schools have closed, and offices have turned into wastelands. One dramatic consequence of flooding is that people tend to cocoon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2014

    The Oasis 95.1 FM Promises 55 Minutes Of Music, But Why Would You Want to Listen?

    For several hours this week, I've been listening to The Oasis 95.1 FM, a radio station that underwent a format change two weeks ago. Branded as 'Lite & Refreshing,' it goes down exactly like a diet Sprite -- zero calories, a vague hint of flavor, leaving an empty, fizzy feeling. This is so-called 'S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2014

    7 Places to Get Artisan Bread in Arizona

    There's nothing quite like the aroma of freshly baked bread. If you ask us, it's one of the most beautiful smells in the world. And the good news is you don't have to look all that far to find it. There are several bakeries and restaurants in town that offer freshly baked bread regularly. We could ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 28, 2014
  • Blogs

    August 25, 2014

    10 Things No One From Phoenix Ever Says

    There are certain phrases people from Phoenix always use ("It's a dry heat!") but there are also some things people from Phoenix never say. Check out 10 things no one from Phoenix ever says:

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2014

    Phoenix PD's Shooting of Michelle Cusseaux to Be Investigated by DPS

    A Phoenix police officer's fatal shooting of Phoenix resident Michelle Cusseaux will be investigated by the Arizona Department of Public Safety. Cusseaux, 50, was fatally shot by Phoenix Police Officer Percy Dupra on August 14, after police say she threatened officers with a hammer when they went t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2014

    10 Best Shops for ASU Students in Downtown Phoenix

    Class schedule? Check. Roommate? Check. Tearful goodbye to summer vacation? Check and check. Cue the back-to-school shopping spree. Whether you're in the market for a new ride around town, a stylish new wardrobe to make you stand out on campus, or the right supplies to keep you the safe favorite ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2014

    10 Best Metro Phoenix Restaurants to Dine at Alone

    Getting a group of friends together to grab a meal and actually finding a place everyone agrees on can be a chore. Heck, even finding a place just you and one other person want to go to can be a task. If you'd prefer to skip the "I don't know. Where do you want to go?" debate, you can opt to eat sol ... More >>

  • Culture

    August 14, 2014
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    August 14, 2014

    bRUNch Running Combines Fitness and Eating -- You Know, If You're Into That Kind of Thing

    Usually our Sunday routine involves some variation of waking up with a mild hangover and rolling out of bed to seek out greasy or starchy food -- preferably in a location with lots of natural sunlight and more booze. This is the whole point of brunch. But for those of you with more productive Sund ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2014

    10 Metro Phoenix Restaurants We Miss

    Some restaurants in Phoenix seemed to be ahead of their time. Others were good in theory but just didn't pan out to be regular stomping grounds for local diners. Still more restaurants just simply couldn't stay open just because we wanted them to, no matter how many times we ate there. Come take a t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2014

    7 Best Concerts to See in Phoenix This Weekend

    Don't be fooled by the naysayers. Those who say Phoenix doesn't have live music options in the summer are either lying or basing their statements off of the dark days before engineers mastered central air conditioning. There's enough music going on this weekend to keep Bomont barn-dancing for years. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2014

    TEDx Discusses Phoenix Food on August 28

    It's time to put your thinking caps on and spend an evening learning about food in Phoenix when TEDxEvansChurchill puts on the "Can't Stand the Heat, Get Out of the Kitchen" series of food-centric presentations on Thursday, August 28. Since TED talks are known for being illuminating and entertaining ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2014

    25 Best Concerts to See in Phoenix in August

    We're officially hip deep into the time of year that's officially know as the dog days of summer, which -- if you're not familiar with the term -- refers to the most sweltering period of the season. But while the weather might be keeping your ass glued to the couch, it's not stopping chart-topping ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2014

    Orange Is the New Black Actress Laverne Cox Speaks Against Phoenix Prostitution Ordinance

    Emmy-nominated actress Laverne Cox came to Phoenix to speak on behalf of Monica Jones, a transgender Phoenix student convicted on charges of manifesting prostitution in April. Cox, Jones, and Jones' attorneys all claim that the Phoenix city ordinance under which Jones was arrested is unconstitutio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 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:

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2014

    10 Time-Lapse Images of Phoenix Being Built Over 80 Years

    Thanks to the wonders of modern technology, we can watch more than 80 years of development take place in about five seconds.Maricopa County keeps aerial maps dating back to 1930, and we've combined some into time-lapse images to show you how Phoenix has changed over the years:

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2014

    Teach for America Trains 500 New Teachers in Phoenix, Places 125 in Area Schools

    Teach for America, the non-profit organization that trains volunteers to teach in public schools, will launch 125 newly-trained teachers into Valley schools beginning as soon as this month. This new batch of teachers will bring the total number of local volunteers in the two-year program up to 250. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2014

    Devour Phoenix Launches eGift Card Redeemable at More Than 30 Local Restaurants

    Picking a gift for a serious food enthusiast can be tricky to say the least. No friend or family member should be expected to keep track of which dining spots the restaurant lover in your life likes, dislikes, and can't wait to try. Enter, the Devour Phoenix eGift card. The new electronic gift c ... More >>

  • 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
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    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 >>

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