Portland's Restaurant, the eatery and wine bar in downtown Phoenix that had become a mainstay after more than a decade, closed its doors for good at end of business on Thursday, February 20. But there's good news for fans of the restaurant and its food and drinks. The owners are already working on ... More >>
The large plume of smoke over Phoenix is coming from a big fire in an industrial area downtown.The listed address, near the Interstate 10/Interstate 17 stack, is a distribution center for a company that sells electrical, welding, plumbing, and other industrial products.
Good news: By one measure, you only need to make about $33,000 a year to buy an average home in Phoenix.Bad news: In reality, you're probably going to need a lot more than that.
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'd like a job at Oregano's. If anyone from corporate is reading this, please call me, okay? Never mind the fact that I already have ... More >>
Single this Valentine's Day? No worries: According to Facebook, Phoenix is one of the top cities to find a relationship. Facebook's researchers analyzed the 48 best and worst cities for love based on the amount of people who changed their relationship status from "single" to "in a relationship" and ... More >>
Last year, The Clarendon Hotel was transformed into a temporary art installation, thanks to the debut of Artel Phx, a project that brings together the creativity of local artists with the hospitality of local business. As Artel Phx preps for a spring exhibition, event organizers are looking for ne ... More >>
It's hard to complain about the 70-degree Phoenix winters, especially while a good portion of the country digs out from piles of snow and exposes their flesh to frostbite. But you know what? I'm going to. I used to be a hot chocolate-loving member of society, guzzling cup after cup of steaming Abuel ... More >>
Today in Found at the Border: U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers inspecting the vehicle of a Phoenix man on his way back into the United States found a Thai woman in the man's suitcase.According to a CBP spokeswoman, the 56-year-old Phoenix resident -- whose name wasn't released -- was driv ... More >>
With another year officially over and gone, it means another opportunity to appreciate how many changes we didn't make to our eating habits in 2013. Last January, we swore we were going to work out more and eat better. But we'll be honest: That kick lasted all of about five days. This year, we're ... More >>
We're not going to say we told you so, but we did say Bar Crudo was the best place for specialty cocktails in the Valley. And we're not the only ones who think so.
Phoenix is planning to maintain the same water and sewer rates for single-family homes in 2014. It marks the second year that the Water Services Department is not proposing a rate hike for Phoenix homes. City officials report that the average single-family residential water bill will remain at $3 ... More >>
Listen, folks, some very difficult decisions had to be made last week for our list of the 10 hottest TV news women in Phoenix.Since we don't disagree with many of our readers' suggestions of who deserved a top-10 ranking, we bring you the readers' choice listings for the 10 hottest TV news women in ... More >>
In the interest of fairness, we can only follow up a list of Phoenix's 10 hottest newsmen with a catalog of Phoenix's hottest newswomen.Now, the following rankings have nothing to do with any supposed journalistic abilities, but rather only their abilities to visually captivate their audiences. Enjo ... 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 Food Geek. Ah, the food geek. Not to be confused with those so-called "f ... More >>
Get ready because there are going to a lot of hot new places to park yourself these next few days. Earlier this week Gilbert's newest Mexican restaurant Isabel's Amor opened its doors. The restaurant comes courtesy of the owners of Poncho's & Someburrosand features cocktails from none other than ... More >>
Central Phoenix's Melrose District just got a lot more cozy and roast-y with the addition of The Refuge, a combination coffee shop, restaurant, and wine bar that manages to balance and blend all three components nicely -- no identity crisis here. What's extra nice about this homey spot on Seventh Av ... More >>
Next time you're stuck in traffic in Phoenix, consider this: the traffic in literally every other big city in the country is worse.TomTom, the company that makes the GPS products, used its data to compare travel times while there's no traffic, and when there's the heaviest traffic, in cities across ... More >>
You've never had to look much farther than your favorite authentic Mexican or Chinese restaurant to find examples of how delicious offal can be. These cuts of meat are unfamiliar to most American palates but with proper execution can be some of the most flavorful parts of an animal. Though things li ... More >>
A shooting at the Los Angeles International Airport has really messed up some flight plans at Sky Harbor in Phoenix.A TSA officer was shot and killed in an LAX terminal, and others were injured, which has resulted in 15 flights being canceled or delayed here in Phoenix.
This week we're chatting with chef Jay Bogsinke of St. Francis, who's taking some of pressure off chef/owner Aaron Chamberlin at the restaurant as he deals with his second spot, the Phoenix Public Market Cafe. Yesterday we found out what brought Bogsinke to this farm-to-table haven. If you missed th ... More >>
Five people were found shot to death at a Phoenix apartment complex Saturday morning, October 26. According to reports, two dogs were also killed. That makes nine murders in the past week (although one of those killed in Saturday's shooting spree may have been the assailant, according to prelimina ... More >>
Forks up, Phoenix! Chow Bella and Roosevelt Row present the fourth annual Pie Social Saturday, November 16, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the "What Should Go Here" Pop Up Park at Second Street and Roosevelt. We've got an all-star lineup of bakers making pies for you to taste, and from now till Pie Social, we' ... More >>
Not all happy hours are created equal. In this year's Best of Phoenix® issue, we scoured the Valley to find the best places to grab a drink and a bite after a long day. Here's a look at the seven best places to enjoy happy hour in Metro Phoenix.
For the second time in a row there's a state fair show among these top five Phoenix shows this week. Please take it as read that its status as a Must See Show is partially but not entirely dependent on buying your favorite fair food in an enormous basket or bowl, eating it, and then feeling a litt ... More >>
Halo-Halo Kitchen, the Filipino restaurant on the city's west side, is not only a place to eat, it's also a place to party. On one side, there is the eatery, a bright white room of Filipino baked goods and groceries and a turo-turo, or a cafeteria-style "point-point" setup of meats and prepared ste ... More >>
Phoenix officials this week wrapped up the last in a series of four public meetings to gather input on how to fairly eliminate the bank-breaking practice of pension spiking. The City Council Pension Fairness and Spiking Elimination Ad Hoc Subcommittee unanimously recommended preventing employees f ... More >>
This Saturday, October 5 we're hosting a blow out party to celebrate our Best of Phoenix issue. And if you don't already have your tickets, unfortunately you're out of luck. As of yesterday the 14th annual Best of Phoenix A'fare is officially sold out. For those who got your tickets already, we c ... More >>
In what can now be pretty much be deemed "2013: The Year of the Landlord," another Valley restaurant has been shuttered by a building owner -- this time, it seems, much to the surprise of the staff. On Saturday, September 28, Carefree Station, the nine-year-old Southwestern restaurant located in Ca ... More >>
It's that time of year again. After months of planning, research, and collecting the gems of our city, the Best of Phoenix 2013 issue has hit the stands. This year, we take a journey into Phoenix's past to unearth the vintage beauty of our city.
Central Phoenix's neighborhood coffeeshop and wine bar Tertio is hosting New Times' upcoming charity happy hour event, Brews to Benefit, on Friday, October 4. This month's event will benefit YNPN Phoenix, a nonprofit that provides "professional development and networking for young nonprofit profes ... More >>
With the scent of Best of Phoenix in the air (our biggest issue of the year final hits newsstands -- and the Internet -- later this week) we set out this summer to ask some of our favorite food folks to list their "Personal Bests." We came up with everything from Pavle Milic's favorite spots to take ... More >>
There's never been a summer in Phoenix hotter than this one.The average temperature of 95.1 degrees from July to August is the highest on record, according to the National Weather Service.
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 Helen Yung of the artisan ice cream shop Sweet Republic shares her favorite Chi ... More >>
The countdown to New Times' 35th Annual Best of Phoenix is on, but it's not too late to make your voice heard in our annual Best of Phoenix Readers' Poll. Submit your top picks for the best Valley radio stations, dive bars, DJs and more and get entered to win free burgers for a year from Smashburge ... More >>
The countdown to New Times' 35th Annual Best of Phoenix is on, but it's not too late to make your voice heard in our annual Best of Phoenix Readers' Poll. Submit your top picks for the best Valley restaurants, breweries, bakeries and more and get entered to win free burgers for a year from Smashbur ... More >>