Chances are strong that if you like in Phoenix, you've eaten chef Chris Bianco's food. As a James Beard award-winning chef and one of the country's best known pizzaiolos, he's arguably the biggest name in the Valley culinary scene. His small collection of restaurants showcases the talents of not onl ... More >>
Before we go on to the picks for this week, let's reflect on the events of this past weekend. Phoenix hosted Dias de la Crescent, a massive outdoor festival that walled off Civic Space Park and attracted thousands (one estimate said 3,500) people of all ages and walks of life, and the bands that dr ... More >>
Turkey day is rapidly approaching and you might have already planned your full menu. However, for those less culinarily inclined, there are many options for both dine in and take out Thanksgiving dinner options. Ranging from traditional and homey to upscale and classy, you can choose your own advent ... More >>
There are stereotypes about every major American city, and in Phoenix, a whole lot of those stereotypes are actually true. Below, find 10 Phoenix stereotypes that are (mostly) based on facts:
In the past few months, we opened a call for photographers to nominate themselves as the Best Concert Photographer in Phoenix. We then had a panel of judges winnow the almost 50 entries down to 10 finalists. Over the next few weeks, we introduced you to each finalist and showed you their photos, and ... More >>
Crossing our fingers, but we haven't heard a single Christmas song yet. We hope the holiday hasn't yet entered your ears either, and to keep it that way, here are six suggestions for great music to hear this weekend that won't make you want to strangle yourself with tinsel. For more options, check ... More >>
Throughout the past four weeks, we've introduced you to the 10 finalists in our Best Concert Photographer in Phoenix contest. To recap for those who haven't been paying attention, earlier this year, we made a call for photographers to submit 10 concert photos. A panel of five judges winnowed the 4 ... More >>
Living anywhere comes with a set of annoyances that can drive people crazy, and life in Phoenix is no exception. Below, find the top 10 things in Phoenix that drive people nuts:
Whether or not you agree with their political views there is no denying that downtown Phoenix's original protest band The Haymarket Squares is one of the most distinctly talented groups in town. The all strings quintet make some pretty amazing sounds when they get on stage, or in the studio. Someth ... More >>
Forks up, Phoenix! Chow Bella and Roosevelt Row present the fifth annual Pie Social from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, November 15, at the "What Should Go Here" Pop Up Park at Second and Roosevelt streets. We've got an all-star lineup of bakers making pies for you to taste, and from now till Pie Social, we' ... More >>
Altitude Coffee Lab recently celebrated its one-year anniversary in the best possible way: by winning a New Times Best of Phoenix award.
Last month, we announced a contest calling for photographers to nominate themselves for the title of best concert photographer in Phoenix. Now, 46 entries, later, our panel of five judges has narrowed the field down to 10 finalists.
If you read the words "Bacon & Beer Festival" in the headline and your heart skipped a beat, there'll be plenty more heart-stopping action where that came from when you actually head out to the Wigwam Resort's event celebrating all things porcine and sudsy. The event, which takes place on October 25 ... More >>
New Times' annual Best of Phoenix A'Fare is just around the corner and there's still time to get your ticket to the party. On Saturday, October 4 we'll be celebrating the best that our city has to offer with food, drinks, and live entertainment. In keeping with this year's theme, Tales of the City ... More >>
Thanks to all of you who entered our contest to win a free pair of tickets to the 15th annual Best of Phoenix A'Fare. And here's some good news: We had so many entries, we decided to give away two sets of tickets instead of one! The party will be going on this Saturday, October 4 at Burton Barr Ce ... More >>
All right brunchophiles, it's time to dust off the old two wheeler and get back on your saddle because temperatures are finally cooling off and that means pretty much every weekend should be filled with both biking and brunching. Over at Phoenix City Grille, you can choose to combine the two and the ... More >>
Turns out that Phoenix isn't immune to losing a cool and much-beloved music venue, as one of the city's more renowned hip-hop spots has gone down for the count. The Hidden House, the midtown dive and lounge that's been a cornerstone of the local boom-bap and rap scene for more than a decade, unexp ... More >>
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 >>
Get ready, y'all! Our Best of Phoenix issue comes out next week and that means it's time to celebrate. This year our annual party will be held at Burton Barr Central Library on Saturday, October 4 -- and you're invited. Join us as we celebrate with more than 30 local restaurants, nine bars, and pl ... More >>
Have you recovered from Mad Decent Block Party? Last weekend, everything musical in Phoenix paused to give space for what is arguably the largest EDM event that will happen this year. This week, the Phoenix music universe has adjusted, compensating for the overabundance of beats and turntables with ... More >>
Earlier this year, during the First Friday art walk, you would find a couple dozen people hanging out outside Palabra - Phoenix's up-and-coming hair and art collective. It wasn't that the people wanted to enjoy the fresh air (not with our weather), the former space simply couldn't fit the rising num ... More >>
With apologies to Andrew Jackson Jihad, there' no doubt KONGOS is the hottest musical export Phoenix has created in years, and we have the news to prove it. Their smash hit "Come With Me Now" has now gone platinum, meaning digital sales of the song have exceeded one million.
Plenty to do this weekend, from past-their-prime '80s rockers to up-and-coming locals. Check out our five recommendations, and browse our comprehensive listings for even more options.
Although other places in the nation pridefully boast their barbecue prowess, one Phoenix restaurant is showing America what the Valley has to offer fans of smoked meat. Bobby Q was ranked among the top thirty BBQ joints in the nation by Open Table's Diners' Choice awards after about a decade of serv ... More >>
That was quick. Less than two months after closing its doors at 110 East Roosevelt Street, Tonya Saidi's The Pie Hole has found a new Central Phoenix spot to call home. The pie shop closed on June 10, at which time Saidi (a.k.a. Mamma Toldeo) said she was looking for a larger space for her operati ... More >>
Prepare to waste the next hour or so of your day on Yelp. No, we're not talking about revisiting some of your favorite Amy's Baking Co. reviews (though that's always fun). Yelp just released a city-specific trend analytics site that can tell you what's hip in Phoenix. And from the looks of it, we're ... More >>
Not so long ago, counter service was reserved for cafes and bars and coffee shops, places where you would order your drink or sandwich and then take a seat at whatever table you liked. At more traditional restaurants with longer menus and more expensive food, you could pretty much always expect to h ... More >>
Instead of bitching about the weather, like we usually do here, let's instead think of reasons why 113-degree temperatures are actually good. After all, if you live in Phoenix during the summer, the world is your sauna, am I right? And to think some folks like to be indoors when they need to have a ... More >>
Our Quick PHX guide this year showed you a lot of dining, partying, and entertainment options this year. From coffee to day drinking and cocktails, we have some spots for slinging some of the best imbibing options in Central/Downtown Phoenix. Today we'll show you the best spots for happy hour in C ... More >>
A college student working in a job-placement program at a Phoenix elementary school was arrested on child-porn charges.Travis Kinkaid-Mata, 27, worked in the library at Phoenix's Longview Elementary School, near 12th Street and Indian School Road, according to court documents obtained by New Times.
Acclaimed filmmaker Robert Rodriguez has tapped Phoenix band Fayuca for his new TV series. Matador will premiere Wednesday, July 15 at 9 PM ET/PT on the new El Rey Network, which was also started by Rodriguez. The show follows Antonio "Matador" Bravo, who quietly works for a branch of the CIA, whi ... More >>