Roosevelt (New York)

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2011

    Local Singer-Songwriter Hopes to Make Big Splash with First Friday Street Corner Performance

    Brooks Hansen has big dreams and songs to sing.​Tonight is going to be a landmark event in the life of Tempe-based singer-songwriter Brooks Hansen. The shabbily dressed 26-year-old acoustic guitarist is planning an "epic" street corner performance near the intersection of Fifth and Roosevel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2011

    Where Am I Eating?

    ​Several Arizonans claim to be the inventors of the Chimichanga.  Was it Woody, the founder of Macayo's? Or maybe Monica Flin of Tucson's El Charro? I guess we will never know, but we do know where you can get an exceptionally tasty chimi filled with just the right amount of machaca and s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2011

    Cycle: New Pop-Up Eatery Opens Downtown in April

    ​That "mystery" restaurant that people were talking about late last week? Well, it's still somewhat of a mystery, or at least a work-in-progress, but I just got the skinny on a very intriguing concept -- and the city's first pop-up restaurant. (Yeah, you've been hearing about this trend in re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2011

    Lunch $10 and Under at Athenian Express

    ​ The owners at Athenian Express are no fools for including, "the little Greek place," on their restaurant sign, because that's usually how most of the restaurant's loyal followers refer to it when telling a friend or co-worker about this tasty and budget-friendly spot. Located on Cent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    Can Slick Pita Jungle Out-Hummus Authentic Baiz Market?

    Amy Silverman​Hummus is the glue -- sometimes almost literally -- that holds a Middle Eastern/Mediterranean meal together. Do it wrong, and indeed, it's a little like cement. And not in a good way.But do it well and some of us will fill up on the chickpea dip long before the gyro or the kebabs hit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    Giant Coffee Ditches Cash-Only Payment Policy

    Chrystall Kanyuck ​Is it a big deal if a coffee shop doesn't accept plastic? Perhaps it shouldn't be, but when the cafe is in CenPho (where there's plenty of stylish competition, and people take their hangouts very seriously) and the java joint happens to be owned by Matt and Erenia Pool ( ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2010

    Chaka Chaka First Friday Style, Dine Around Downtown and Rice Krispie Treats in Today's Eater's Digest.​Hungry for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives?Chaka Chaka!Tonight, get out of the madness of first Friday for a quick bite to eat right down the road at Chaka Chaka. They are opening their doors for dinner from about 6 p.m. till a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2010

    Downtown Pita Jungle Finally Opens and Turkey Tacos in Today's Eater's Digest​Hungry for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives?It's Finally HereHappy early Christmas to us! Just in case you haven't heard, the much anticipated downtown Pita Jungle officially opened it's doors yesterday. Now those us of that live, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2010

    Pie Social: Meet Our Reader Judge!

    Our call for a final judge for Saturday's Pie Social drew some wonderful responses, including my personal favorite: Pie-Ku Haiku Crisp, light, flaky crustFilled with fruit, nuts, or meringueMakes my heart rejoice. Alas, the haiku-er did not leave an email address, a requirement that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2010

    Opened and Closed Restaurant Roundup

    Jobot Coffee now open on 5th just south of Roosevelt ​Holy cow it's November already?! Here is your roundup of all the new restaurants that joined our fair city in the month of October and a couple we had to say goodbye to.  RESTAURANTS OPENING IN OCTOBERJobot Coffee, DowntownChaka Chak ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2010

    Pie Social: The Final Celebrity Line-Up

    ​With just a little more than two weeks left to dust off those pie tins, Chow Bella and Roosevelt Row proudly announce our final line-up of celebrity chefs for the first-ever Pie Social, to be held Saturday, November 13, 2 to 6 p.m. at 5th Street and Roosevelt: Veronica Arroyo, Bo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2010

    12: Rustica Pizza at Cibo

    ​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 sectio ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 23, 2010

    Grand Standing

    Downtown fest pulls together art, fashion, and more

  • Calendar

    September 16, 2010

    Mural City

    Celebrate another sick community work

  • Calendar

    August 19, 2010

    Have a Wall

    Graf artists go indoors

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2010

    Ernesto Moncada, What Are You Eating?

    ​ Ernesto Moncada The author, poet, improviser and actor with experimental theater ensemble Arcana Collective and The Empty Frames Experiment conducts and produces the variety show Firestage at the Firehouse every Third Friday, hosts the monthly live talk show Grand Avenue Live! at The Trunk S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2010

    First Friday at the Market, Free Cooking Demo, Champange Brunch and Stuffed Avocados in Today's Eater's Digest​ Hungry for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives?Market First Friday'sTonight while your downtown at first Friday, escape the hustle and bustle of Roosevelt row and stop by the Phoenix Public Market. From 7 to 10 p.m. enjoy live music inside ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2010

    Calabria Italian Kitchen Reopens in New CenPho Location

    ​Calabria Italian Grocer & Deli was one of the original occupants of the renovated, historic Gold Spot building at Roosevelt and 3rd Avenue, so it was gloomy news when the casual neighborhood eatery closed up shop last September. Daniel Wayne's second location of Lola Coffee soon too ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2010

    Read This: ReadyMade's Feast

    ​Funny, the more time we spend sailing the blogosphere, the more we appreciate paper. Like the new album from She & Him. Yeah, we could have downloaded it from iTunes, but we had to own it, if only for the cover art -- and the feeling of buying something and holding it in your h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2010

    Spoken Boutique is Closing with 60% Off Sale​This is really a good news/bad news situation.Bad news: Spoken Boutique is closing.Good news: They're having a 60% off sale on all merchandise.More good news: They're closing because the owners are moving out of town, not because of the economy. Phew!

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2010

    Behind the Bar: Eric Carfagnini of Culinary Dropout

    ​ It's no wonder Eric Carfagnini enjoys bartending at Culinary Dropout. Just shy of three months old, the restaurant/bar prides itself on taking traditional cocktails and serving them up with a twist. With house-made ingredients like ginger agave syrup and a Guinness reduction, manning the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2010

    More on Oakville Grocery at CityScape

    In the hours since RED Development's announcement that Oakville Grocery will be the new tenant filling the space originally planned as an AJ's Fine Foods at CityScape, locals have already begun bitching via social media. Along with collective groans about yuppie retail from skept ... More >>

  • Music

    February 11, 2010
  • Blogs

    February 9, 2010

    Al-Hana Restaurant at Baiz Market: Lunch $10 and Under

    ​For lunch we decide to try Al-Hana Restaurant at Baiz Market. Ok, so maybe the word 'restaurant' is a stretch, more like hole-in-the-wall, but we mean that in the best way possible. Al-Hana consists of a walk-up counter with a half dozen tables and chairs for eating in. It is tucked into th ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 4, 2010
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    December 24, 2009

    Kennedy and Roosevelt

    DJ spins regal tunes at downtown bar

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2009

    Caffiend: Fair Trade Cafe's Eggnog Latte

    ​'Tis the season for holiday drinks, and while many people are running for seasonal ales, caffeine junkies need some holiday cheer, too. And the best seasonal caffeine drink we've found this year comes from Fair Trade Cafe, located on Central Avenue, off Roosevelt.The eggnog latte might sound biza ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2009

    Soup's On!: Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese at The Roosevelt Tavern

    Creamy, crunchy, sweet, spicy, tangy: When done right, the coupling of grilled cheese and tomato soup should have all of these things. When done wrong, it still tastes pretty good, but undoubtedly lacks the sophistication one expects from an $8 meal.Heather HochAren't those faux styrofoam cups adora ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2009

    Arty Girl: Green Streets, In the Yard, Stylos and Spanish Market

    By Joe Lanman on flickr Creative CommonsYou're going to need something bigger than that.​I did my fair share of being out and about these past two weeks, soaking up the Nick Cave lecture at SMoCA, making a jaunt to First Friday and hitting the Canalscape opening at ASU Art Museum (among other even ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2009

    Downtown is Ovah: The Shirt, The Followup Column, The Contributors

    ​If you pick up a copy of the brand new New Times (or, I guess, just click this link) you'll come across my latest Sonic Truth column, a followup to the "Downtown is Ovah" column I penned predicting that the demise of Modified Arts will lead to a shift of live music and local bands to Tempe. Hopef ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2009

    Hot Links: Kyrsten Sinema, Casinos, and Child Care Protests

    ​Arizona State Representative Kyrsten Sinema is in Washington, D.C. today to attend a ceremony for the signing of a hate crimes bill that would add crimes committed against people because of sexual orientation, gender, and gender identity. Sinema has sponsored similar legislation in Arizona...Temp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2009

    Coming Soon to Downtown: Lola Coffee and Pita Jungle

    ​It's not just a rumor. According to Daniel Wayne, owner of Lola Coffee, the old Calabria Italian Deli space in the historic Gold Spot building (Roosevelt and 3rd Ave) will soon become a second outpost of Lola Coffee. Wayne has negotiated a lease and everything's underway. He hopes to open b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2009

    10 Things Under $10 This Weekend: Free Rock Shows, Bad-Ass Country, and Tattooed Punks

    Loren Scott Sketching In Stereo is scheduled to perform tonight at the Hot Topic at Tempe Marketplace. Was the four-day workweek too much for y'all to handle? Fear not, fellow cubicle drones, as we've got a decatet of onexpensive options to spend your weekend recovering from the rat race. Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2009

    The Mars Volta, Kinch, When In AZ, First Friday and Woods Over the Labor Day Weekend

    ​The Mars Volta Erase Last Year's Mistakes Let's start with some context: The Mars Volta came to Phoenix's Dodge Theater last October and played a show that was, for lack of a better term, lacking. They played for less than an hour and left many people underwhelmed. It's unfortunate to judge t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2009

    Hot Links: FLDS Land for Sale, D-Backs, and the Shaggy Bandit

    ​A judge in Utah has ordered the sale of Arizona land belonging to a property trust established by followers of polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs. The trust has about $3 million in debt. The 400-acre parcel of land in northern Arizona will be sold to the highest bidder, but the Fundamentalist Ch ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 6, 2009
  • Blogs

    July 28, 2009

    Arty Girl: Wire Crochet Workshop at MADE

    By Yael Falk from Flickr Creative Commons.Oooooh, pretty...​This one's a ways off, but, if you're like me and you need the social/emotional comfort of securing a good friend to come along with you for this kind of thing, you'll need some time to coordinate.MADE at boutique is hosting a wire croche ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2009

    Club Candids: The Golden Rule Tattoo Grand Opening

    They're happy and that makes us happy.The Golden Rule Tattoo certainly does "do unto others..." and one look at the employees' heavily tatted sleeves tells you they're ready to return the favor. The new tattoo spot opened July 3rd and Club Candids decided to check out their Grand Opening shindig dur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2009

    Christopher Gross' Chef's Tour: A Recap

    Sloane BurwellJames Porter gets Aaron May's autograph. After this weekend, it's time to replace "party like a rockstar" with "drink like a chef." Friday night is a bit of a blur for most (if not all) of the participants in a Chef's Tour of central downtown Phoenix restaurants (yes, and bars) dreamed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2009

    Hot Links: Kidnappings, Smoking Bills, and Barcelona

    About 150 Iranian-Americans rallied in Tempe, to protest what they see as fraud in Iran's recent presidential elections. The rally was peaceful, and a similar rally in Tucson drew about 60 people...A Valley man was kidnapped by a group of armed suspects near 27th avenue and Roosevelt Tuesday nig ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 30, 2008

    Who's Your Papa?

    Weirdos come out of the woodwork for bizarre bazaar

  • Calendar

    December 13, 2007

    The Wonder Year

    Wordsmiths aim to recapture the spirit of '76

  • Calendar

    November 29, 2007

    Prodigal Sunburn

    Home is where the art is for native Arizonan

  • News

    September 2, 2004

    Crossroads for the Artwalk

    How much longer can we T.G.I. First Friday?

  • News

    December 3, 1998

    Night In The City

    In the hear of Phoenix lies a suberranean sone where day fades into night nearly without notice, where the city doesn't shut down with the sunset, and where, for some, the day begins with the night. Welcome to the night watch.

  • Culture

    March 13, 1997

    Escaping Planet Earth

    The pair who nurtured experimental theater will leave Phoenix on a high note, with Haunted Summer

  • News

    March 7, 1996


    Controversy--often racially charged--has been a constant companion of school administrator Charles Townsel. Now his job is on the line again and people in South Phoenix are choosing up sides.

  • News

    December 28, 1995

    The High Cost of Education Reform

    The Symington administration touts market-based reform as a cure for Arizona's educational ills. Behind that rhetoric, state policies are driving public schools toward financial collapse.

  • News

    September 21, 1995



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    August 4, 1994
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