• Blogs

    July 29, 2014

    Delux in Phoenix: Happy Hour Report Card

    The Spot: Delux 3146 East Camelback Road, Phoenix 602-522-2288 The Hours: Happy Hour is offered Monday - Friday from 4 until 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. until 2 a.m. daily, though the sushi kitchen closes at midnight Sunday - Thursday.

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    July 8, 2014

    Geisha A Go Go in Scottsdale: Happy Hour Report Card

    The Spot: Geisha A Go Go 7150 East Sixth Avenue, Scottsdale 480-699-0055

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    June 27, 2013

    11 Fourth of July Specials at Metro Phoenix Restaurants

    Don't feel like doing the grilling this July 4th? Get a healthy buzz of all-American pride by supporting a local business. One of these 11 metro Phoenix establishments will be happy to help you put together the perfect feast of food and beer. A couple of restaurants offer a spectacular view of firew ... More >>

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    February 25, 2013

    The Flavor of Death

    Chow Bella has a valentine for you. For the rest of February, we're handing out Candy Hearts -- stories of food and love from some of our favorite writers. Enjoy. Nearly 10 years ago, my wife and I had our second date at Hiro Sushi, an authentic Japanese restaurant in North Scottsdale that defies ... More >>

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    February 14, 2013
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    June 21, 2012
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    April 10, 2012

    Sushi Roku: Happy Hour Report Card

    The Spot: Sushi Roku, 7277 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. (480) 970-2121. The Hours: 4 to 6:30 p.m. Daily The Details: Sushi Roku's new happy hour menu features eleven "Bites" - like the Sautéed Garlic Green Beans, Crispy Chicken, and Popcorn Rock Shrimp - arranged into ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2011

    The Sushi Room in Chandler Opens Today

    From the folks who brought the Valley The Living Room, the contemporary wine cafe and lounge, comes another room of sorts. This time, with a distinctive fishy flair. Located in downtown Ocotillo and in the same shopping complex as The Living Room, The Sushi Room, opening at 4 p.m. today, promises t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    Rice Paper: Happy Hour Report Card

    Nicole Smith​The Spot: Rice Paper, 2221 N. 7th Street, Phoenix, Hours: 11 am- 6:30 pm, 7 days a week.The Details: The Cen-Pho newbie may have higher price points on traditional Vietnamese fare than what you're used to, but with happy hour discounts ... More >>

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    September 8, 2011
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    August 9, 2011

    New Sushi Joint to Open in Downtown Ocotillo

    ​Chandlerites will soon be able to get a new sushi-on thanks to an upcoming restaurant in Ocotillo located off Queen Creek Road and Price. The Sushi Room, from the owners of Humble Pie pizzeria and The Living Room Wine Cafe & Lounge (a play off the new name and The Sushi Room's next door neig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2011

    Sapporo Scottsdale: Happy Hour Report Card

    Nicole Smith Sapporo's Cocunut Water Martini and Passion-Mango Martini induce a high that's worth their high price.​The Spot: Sapporo, 14344 N. Scottsdale Rd., North Scottsdale, 480-607-1114www.sapporoscottsdale.comThe Hours: 11 a.m. - close, Monday through Friday, and 3 p.m. - close, Satur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2011

    August 2 In Blogs: America's Best Bathroom, Happy Hour Report Card, A Tribe Called Quest, and a Porn Star Rock Band

    ​In the 24-hour news cycle, it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs.Today's entries:

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    July 7, 2011

    MLB All Star Weekend Specials

    Christian Peterson ​The game isn't til Tuesday, but a couple Valley restaurants are starting the party early with a few killer food and drink specials. You might want to join them. Check it out... If you happen to be in the midst of all the action, downtown pop into the District American ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    Roka Akor: Happy Hour Report Card

    House infused Shochu with hand cut ice cubes are half priced during Happy Hour at Roka Akor.​The Spot: Roka Akor, 7299 N. Scottsdale, Rd., Scottsdale, 480-306-8800 The Hours: 5-7pm, daily. The Details: Happy Hour pricing is available in the lounge and bar areas onl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    Last Minute Mother's Day Brunch Roundup

    ​Hey there, fellow procrastinators. Something tells us you still haven't made brunch reservations. You probably wouldn't be here if you had. Lucky you, we decided to combine our previous Mother's Day Roundups into one GIANT roundup. A one-stop Mother's Day brunch extravaganza of sorts. We've even ... More >>

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    May 3, 2011

    Mother's Day Brunch Roundup Part 2

    ​ Didn't see anything that you liked yesterday, in our first roundup? That's cool, we have plenty more. Lots more. Like more then a dozen. We want you to know all your options but we'll make it quick. Ready? Here we go...Sapporo in Scottsdale will be open this Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. offerin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    Open Table's Top 50 Hot Spots List and a Side of Bacon Jam in Today's Eater's Digest

    Not Quite Nigella​ Hungry for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives?Looks like Open Table is more then just an easy way to make sure you have a table at your favorite dining destinations; it's also becoming a go-to resource for reviews. Diners are now using Op ... More >>

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    February 28, 2011

    Spring Training Eats: North Scottsdale

    The D-Backs and Rockies now call Salt River Field home, at least for spring training.​Peanuts and Cracker Jacks? Uh, sorry, but even the most hardcore baseball fan will eventually get fed up with all the ballpark junk food and start looking for a real meal. Where to go for some good grub ... More >>

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    February 25, 2011

    This Week In Chow Bella

    Another week has come and gone leaving us to ponder the upcoming events that will shape our lives and, more importantly, our dinners out. But before we move on, let's have one last look at the blog posts from this week. AVION Silver Tequila "Too Good," New Times Editorial Staff Reports A Taste o ... More >>

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    February 22, 2011

    A Taste of Sapporo's Revamped Menu

    ​Scottsdale's Sapporo restaurant celebrated its ten-year anniversary with a facelift -- not a total overhaul, but a graceful update overseen by the new owners, San Francisco-based Tavistock Group. This teppan chef is on fire!​The remodeled decor features a vibrant red color scheme, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    Where Am I Eating?

    Nothing can quite replace biscotti with coffee. Call them bland, call them crunchy, call them what you want, but we're sticking to our guns. We sneak away to this quiet hotspot to re-caffeinate and get some work done. What about you? Where do you hide out? Is it here too? Go ahead and take a guess.. ... More >>

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    September 29, 2010

    Eatrip Screening at the Chef's Loft and Chocolate Cookies in Today's Eater's Digest​Hungry for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives?Foodie Movie NightTonight dust off your Kimono and head to the Chef's Loft for, not one but two special screenings of Eatrip, a Japanese documentary that will take you on a journey exploring ou ... More >>

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    September 16, 2010

    Sept. 16 In Blogs: Bill Montgomery, Phoenix Design Week, Spoken Word Intros, Nobuo at Teeter House, and Don't Ask Don't Tell

    ​​​In the 24-hour news cycle, it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries:

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    September 8, 2010

    Nobuo at Teeter House Launches Happy Hour

    ​Haven't been to new Nobuo at Teeter House yet? Don't wait. My review on chef Nobuo Fukuda's Heritage Square restaurant will be in this week's issue (which goes online later today), but here's a new tidbit that didn't come in before press time: They've just started a happy hour. From 5:30 to ... More >>

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    August 3, 2010

    Stingray Sushi: Happy Hour Report Card

    Erica O'Neil Warm sake and cold Sapporo at Stingray Sushi's happy hour.​The Spot: Stingray Sushi, 2502 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, (602) 955-2008, The Hours: Between the hours of 3 and 7 pm, Monday through Friday. The Details: $5 sake bombers, $4 wine by the gla ... More >>

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    February 23, 2010

    Moto Sushi: Happy Hour Report Card

    Starting this week, we'll be giving you our own "report card" review of a local happy hour spot. Study hard! The Spot: Moto Sushi 6845 N. 16th Street Phoenix 85016​ The Hours: Happy hour kicks off at 3 pm and goes till 6:15 pm Monday thru Saturday. On S ... More >>

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    February 12, 2010

    Chef Nobuo Fukuda Officially Planning Downtown Izakaya

    ​He just signed the lease today. After about three and a half months of negotiations with the City of Phoenix and the city's Historical Preservation Office, chef Nobuo Fukuda is officially planning to open a new restaurant, Nobuo at Teeter House, this June or July. The location, across fro ... More >>

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    January 25, 2010

    BYOB: Local Places to Bring Your Own

    Bringing our own at Hana Japanese Eatery.​We skimp on the appetizers, order the cheapest entrée, pass over dessert entirely, and the dinner bill is still twice as high as we expect, so what gives? Ahh, yes, dinged by the drink prices again. Sometimes the only way to beat back the booze stick ... More >>

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    December 28, 2009

    Tavistock Restaurants Acquires Sapporo in Scottsdale

    Sapporo will not be swimming with the fishes, thanks to Tavistock Restaurants, a boutique restaurant company based in Emeryville, California. Tavistock purchased the bankrupt Scottsdale sushi spot on December 22, promising "uninterrupted service," according to a press release last week. Other ... More >>

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    December 17, 2009
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    February 13, 2009

    Roka Akor Hosts Robata Grilling Class

    You might think sushi and tempura when you think of Japanese food, but robata-yaki is also a huge part of the cuisine. It's all of those aromatic grilled foods that taste so good with a cold Sapporo. Roka Akor is one of the few local Japanese restaurants that actually specialize in it, and now the S ... More >>

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    January 30, 2009

    Brew Review: That Victory Sip

    We've made no secret here at New Times who we're pulling for in the match-up between the Arizona Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Steelers this Super Bowl Sunday. Chances are if you're reading this, you're pulling for the Cardinals despite jumping on the bandwagon only after they won the NFC championsh ... More >>

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    August 28, 2008
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    July 24, 2008

    Brew Review: Hitachino Nest's White Ale

    By Jonathan McNamara Any experienced Japan-o-phile can tell you that the country’s major beers taste pretty much the same. It’s true. Whether your slugging down a Sapporo, Kirin, Asahi or Ebisu you won’t know which one you’re drinking for sure unless you look at the label. Mind you, thi ... More >>

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    September 27, 2007
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    December 6, 2006

    Football Foodie

    Larry Fitzgerald works up an appetite Ever wonder how pro athletes chow down? Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald usually chats about football on his weekly Alltel Audibles podcast, but on a recent episode, he dished on local restaurants. Here's a look at his top ten favorite restau ... More >>

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    November 25, 2004
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    September 16, 2004

    Tomato Head

    Valley chefs need to take a lesson from Redendo's

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    August 5, 2004
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    October 16, 2003

    Youth Ache

    The band from Japan knows emo

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    September 18, 2003
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    April 17, 2003


    Bite Me gets raw

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    December 19, 2002
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    September 19, 2002

    Razor's Hugh Hefner

    Publisher details his magazine's maxim

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    May 16, 2002

    Plumb Tasty

    If a girl and a guy can't see eye to eye on redecorating, can they agree on lunch?

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    January 31, 2002

    You don't like us, you really don't like us

    Readers say they're disappointed, appalled and extremely upset. At least they cared enough to write.

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    January 10, 2002

    Pacific Rim Shot

    Sapporo is more than just another sushi bar

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    September 20, 2001
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    July 12, 2001

    Lizard Lounge

    Forget dog days, August will be the month of the Iguana

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