Roosevelt (New York)

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2011

    Payton Curry Pops Up at the Welcome Diner

    Jonathan McNamara ​Thanks to Chef Payton Curry, life has returned to the beloved Welcome Diner, which sat sad and empty on the corner of 10th street and Roosevelt for far too long. The infamous chef kicked off the first night of his three-month pop-up project to a packed house -- and a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2011

    Five Favorite Coffee Houses in Metro Phoenix

    ​I remember the very first coffee house in Phoenix. OK, maybe it wasn't the first. I'm sure it wasn't the first. But it was my first. It was 1991(ish) and I'd just moved home to the Valley -- and no one around here was into coffee. Yet. It would be years before Starbucks arrived, but one da ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2011

    Coming Soon: Payton Curry's "Curry-ousity"

    ​Last week, former Digestif and Caffe Boa chef Payton Curry announced he'd found the perfect location for his new pop-up-restaurant concept. Thursday afternoon, Curry signed a temporary lease on the classic Welcome Diner building at 10th Street and Roosevelt in downtown Phoenix.  Curry plans ... More >>

  • Culture

    March 3, 2011
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    February 22, 2011

    Roosevelt Tavern: Happy Hour Report Card

    The Roosevelt Tavern​The Spot : The Roosevelt Tavern, 816 N Third St. Phoenix, 602-254-2561. The Hours: 5 to 7 pm, M-F. All night, Sundays  The Details: During happy hour, The Roosevelt offers one beer selection for $3, a select white wine for $5, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2010

    Cherpumple (-mince): The Turducken of Desserts Gets Ready for Its Pie Social Debut

    Julie Peterson To see and taste the beautiful finished Cherpumplemince, you have to come to Pie Social tomorrow in downtown Phoenix.​About a year ago, Charles Phoenix, awesome connoisseur of all things pop-culture and especially vintage, was inspired to invent the Cherpumple, a massive and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2010

    Pie Social: Jar Pies

    Sativa Peterson​It started when our sister-in-law, Ryan, said she was making jar pies. Jar Pies! What's that? "Oh you make pie in canning jars, then you can either freeze them or bake them". Holy cow, why didn't we know about this? Individual servings of pie in a jar?    This is i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2010

    Pie Social: Dishing on the National Dish

    Pie Social on Saturday, November 13th, is less than a week away and we are getting excited. For inspiration, check out this photo of a pie and cake table in Pie Town, New Mexico in 1940. Just look at that assortment! It's got our mouths watering. Lee, Russell, 1903-1986 from the Library of C ... More >>

  • News

    October 21, 2010
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    October 19, 2010

    Indie Bowl Is This Weekend: Phoenix's Two Best Hipster DJs Spin Off While Scenesters Bowl

    ​Quick reminder: Indie Bowl, the annual charity bowling event featuring Phoenix scenesters rolling for the benefit of Local First Arizona, is this Sunday. There's a veritable who's who among the teams at the Psyko Steve sponsored event: The Rogue Bar, Hard Rock Cafe, Lost Leaf, Snake! Snake! Snak ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2010

    Calabrese Sandwich at Calabria Italian Kitchen

    Calabria's tasty Calabrese​Calabria Italian Kitchen, the joint that closed its doors on Roosevelt and was replaced by Lola Coffee, has been resurrected in another CenPho location -- the former Cafe LaBella spot at 7th Street and Virginia -- and I'm happy to report that the sandwiches are just as g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2010

    1: Braised Leeks With Mozzarella at FnB

    ​We've spent all summer making ourselves drool over Chow Bella's 100 Favorite Dishes from across the Valley -- presented in no particular order, mind you -- all in anticipation of our blockbuster Best of Phoenix issue, out tomorrow. From burgers to bourekas to banana cream pie, there's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2010

    Amount of Water Lost in Town Lake Draining is Just Fraction of Run-off This Year

    Image: Ray SternSRP released 217 billion gallons of water through the Town Lake from January to May due to excessive rain and snowmelt​ This is a desert. Nobody likes to see a billion gallons of water flushed down a hole in the middle of summer, which is what happened July 20 after one Tempe T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2010

    Five More Food Fixes for Phoenix​Typically, the fur really flies over on our brother blog, Up on the Sun, while things stay pretty staid around here at Chow Bella. But our esteemed food critic, Michele Laudig (who also happens to be our former music editor), keeps telling me that Phoenix is way ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2010

    72: Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup at The Roosevelt

    ​Hungry yet? We're working up our appetites for our huge Best of Phoenix issue, out September 30, with daily servings of Chow Bella's 100 Favorite Dishes from across the Valley -- in no particular order Leave your suggestions for upcoming favorites in the comments section. Visit our sister blog, J ... More >>

  • News

    May 6, 2010
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    April 1, 2010

    Bunky Boutique is Moving Next Month

    Ooh, pretty!​I just got word that Bunky Boutique is moving. Don't panic. They're staying in central Phoenix and their new home will be at 1st and McKinley in the Merz Project building.

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2010

    Ahwatukee Farmers' Market Gets Our Goat

    Every since Chef Payton Curry butchered a pig at the Devoured Culinary Classic, conversations have turned to what unusual meats one can expect to find at Caffe Boa and Boa Bistro (just wait until you peep tomorrow's posting on his kid-unfriendly Easter specials). Turns out B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2010

    Chris Bianco is Deejaying Today

    Just got the word that local celebrity Chris Bianco will be spinning tunes instead of pizza dough today. He's set to be a guest DJ on ASU's The Blaze 1330 AM today from 1 to 2 p.m. Ever talked music with Bianco? Dude's got great taste, actually -- I've run into him at a Calexico show, he clued me in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2010

    Caffiend: Lola Coffee's Matador

    ​The last time I visited Lola Coffee, it was the location on Central Avenue, and I gulped down a quadruple-shot espresso that kept me buzzing throughout the day. I always enjoyed the quaint, social atmosphere of the coffee shop, but since it was a bit of a drive for me, I rarely went.Well, now the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2009

    Mark Growden, Bay Area Singer-Songwriter, Plays Three-Night Stint at Carly's

    ​Carly's Bistro on Roosevelt is not really known as a live music venue, but such big holes in the CenPho venue game thanks to Modified's changes and Ruby Room closing it's nice to see they're booking some music. Bay Area singer-songwriter Mark Growden has a three-night stand on January 7, 8 and 9. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2009

    Welcome Diner Survives Destructive Car Crash

    Jonathan McNamaraLocal kids observe the destruction at Welcome Diner.​Just one day before this weekend's First Friday celebration, Welcome Diner was hit and partially destroyed by a car and truck that rocketed toward the local eatery after colliding with each other at the corner of 10th Street ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2009

    What's Cooking at First Fridays

    Just a few years ago, you would've been lucky to find one pushcart vendor or a lousy faux wine and cheese plate at First Friday in Downtown Phoenix. Now, there are dozens of food booths, trucks and free samples to be found on Roosevelt St. during the monthly art showcase. We ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2009

    Arty Girl: Tonight Roosevelt Row Shuts Out Traffic & A New Mural Arrives

    By Hamner_fotos' on flickr Creative Commons.Now this is a good sign.​Didja hear the big, big news?!?!?Finally, at long last, after years of fighting a sea of people on the sidewalks of Roosevelt, dodging cars while jaywalking and breathing the exhaust of the slowed vehicles, Roosevelt Street is sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2009

    Not Ovah Yet: Following the Downtown Drama on Twitter

    ​Quick synopsis: I wrote a column saying CenPho's music scene was dying as Tempe rises up, a bunch of people freaked out, someone even printed an ironic t-shirt mocking my column. The situation blew up over the weekend (we hear reports of "Fuck Martin Cizmar!" Fuck New Times!" and "Downtown is Not ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 8, 2009

    Analog Roll

    Local mystery mixer Djentrification stays out of cyberspace

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2009

    Coming Soon: Giant Coffee

    ​One of the neatest things I saw when I was out and about on First Friday wasn't actually a painting or a photograph, although you could call it a work of art. Giant Coffee isn't open just yet, but Matt and Ernie Pool of Matt's Big Breakfast (get it?) opened up their new coffee shop fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2009

    Former Ghosts At Trunk Space: An Early Haunting

    By Frances Michelle Lopez Frances Michelle Lopez​The throngs of excited First Friday goers seemed to have been M.I.A at the Trunk Space Friday night for the One AM Radio, Former Ghosts, Knesset show. Having had a late start to my night, I wasn't able to catch much of the Los Angeles-based One AM ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2009

    Star Wars, Haunted Houses and First Friday Over the Weekend

    ​Star Wars: In Concert at Arena: Lucasfilm Ganks More Money Outta Geekdom For the past three decades, the "Great Bearded One" has been on a Jedi-like quest to separate Star Wars fans from their paychecks by any means necessary. His unabashed over-licensing has even exceeded Krusty t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2009

    Hot Links: Gretzky Sits Out, Roosevelt Fires, and Parsley Recall

    ​The Phoenix Coyotes ice hockey team started training camp on Saturday without coach Wayne Gretzky. While awaiting the decision of a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge in the sale of the team and team ownership, "The Great One" Gretzky thought it better to "sit back for a few days and evaluate," accordin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2009

    Kinch Release New EP with Two Great Shows

    Roarke LaceyKinch performs on Roosevelt Street at September's First Friday. It was the first time Roosevelt has ever been closed for a concert.​Kinch's The Economic Chastisement EP release party back in February was one of the best little concerts I've seen this year, so I was pretty stoked about ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2009

    8 Places for President Obama to Try on His Next Phoenix Visit

    Call me a shameless arugula eater, but I still can't get over the Obama family's choice of dinner destination when they were in Phoenix this past Saturday night: Macayo's Mexican Kitchen on Central Avenue, the flagship among the Southwestern chain's 18 locations. Seriously? Sure, Macayo's has b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2009

    10 Things Under $10: The Love Me Nots, Third Friday, Shizz Bands, and More

    The Love Me Nots are scheduled to perform tonight at the Yucca Tap Room in Tempe.Need something to do tonight? What about Saturday or Sunday? Here's the latest edition of our weekend sampler encompassing everything a slew of cheap and chic thrills available around the Valley. 1. Third Friday Art ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2009

    Back Ted Bring New Material To First Friday Show

    Jonathan McNamaraBack Ted N-Ted outside Lost Leaf on Roosevelt RowIn the disorganized menagerie of music and art that you'll find at a typical Phoenix First Friday, I've found that it's usually best to show up without plans and let the muse lead you. Friday night I showed up with a mission, though: ... More >>

  • News

    July 24, 2008
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    August 16, 2007
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    November 30, 2006

    Phoenix Rising?

    A peek at the future cityscape

  • News

    November 23, 2006

    Tear Down Town

    It's a knock-down, drag-out for the city's soul

  • Dining

    October 20, 2005

    Mercado Madness

    Meanwhile, back at the Ranch

  • Culture

    July 22, 2004

    The Artist Currently Known As Michael 23

    "I'm advocating a new form of human ability -- to teleport or move from one place to another without all the steps in between."

  • Dining

    April 1, 2004

    Wacky Wasabi

    Our resident foodie travels to the far reaches of the Valley for the best sushi

  • News

    December 4, 2003

    The Cool Index

    Phoenix has always been hot. But can it ever be cool?

  • Dining

    January 31, 2002

    Max'd Out

    Caribbean gem Max & Myrl's closes

  • Culture

    November 22, 2001

    War on War Books

    Donald Miller has rewritten one of the best books on World War II, but will anyone care?

  • News

    September 6, 2001

    Ice Try

    Frozen out of the downtown art scene, Helen Hestenes turns the heat up under the Icehouse

  • News

    February 3, 2000

    Letter in a Battle

    Rediscovered cache of castoff communiqus captures World War II and 1940s Phoenix

  • Calendar

    September 2, 1999
  • Music

    January 14, 1999

    House of Pain

    Bldg 5 benefit for Autumn House inspired by tragedy that hit close to home

  • News

    May 9, 1996

    Come Laud PUHSD

    Stop the presses: Here's some rare good news about public schools

  • Film

    October 27, 1993
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