We're calling it. It may only be April, but summer in Phoenix has pretty much arrived. We know because Chef James Porter's Petite Maision has switched over to a dinner-only schedule, making it the first (we've heard) of the many restaurants in town that will either cut back to limited hours or clo ... More >>
Today in Found at the Border: Three Phoenix residents were caught trying to bring back more than 1,200 pounds of marijuana to the United States in RVs, on the pot holiday of "4/20."If the more seasoned drug-smugglers can get caught crossing the border by hiding drugs in specially fabricated compartm ... More >>
Since the release of their debut album, Tennessee, The Prowling Kind have been looking to prove that they are one of the premier indie rock bands on the Phoenix scene. They have already passed many of the traditional milestones for a Valley band looking to conquer that next step. They have some pret ... More >>
A fight on Sunday night in a Phoenix diner between police officers and a berserk man on a destructive rampage ended when the man fell ill and died after being tased four times. Police haven't yet released the name of the 38-year-old white man, pending notification of his family.
One of the most requested food bank items from families in need, according to Feeding America, is milk. However, although the non-profit serves 37 million people each year, less than a gallon goes to each person in that time. Now through an online and mobile, Feeding America, in conjunction with loc ... More >>
According to a post on the restaurant's Facebook page on Friday night, Tacos Atoyac in Central Phoenix has closed its doors indefinitely. The restaurant, owned by Oaxacan Pablo Lopez and Chilean-born Dan Maldonado, opened in 2010 and has become known as one of the Valley's best places for excellent ... More >>
Say it ain't so. After more than three decades in business, Karsh's Bakery in Phoenix will close its doors for good at the end of business tomorrow. The bakery, which has been in operation since the early 1960s, offers a full line of kosher baked goods including what's been regarded as the best ry ... More >>
Phoenix voters will likely be voting on reforms of the pension system for city employees, which includes actually phasing out the program, and replacing it with a 401(k)-style plan.A right-wing group called the Arizona Free Enterprise Club started its effort to collect signatures to put this on the ... More >>
Leading up to this year's Big Brain Awards, we're checking in with past winners. Up today: Michael Babcock. With a new spring menu and an expanded cocktail program, Michael Babcock's Southern food diner concept in Central Phoenix, Welcome Diner, is still reinventing itself through Babcock's guidan ... More >>
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 >>