Beer: Barrel-aged Wee Heavy Brewery: AleSmith Brewing Co. Style: Scotch Ale/Wee Heavy ABV: 10 percent 'Twas a time, dear readers, when getting your hands on one of AleSmith's barrel-aged beers was a Very Big Deal. These bottles were among the rarest and most highly sought-after in all the land; th ... More >>
Ladies and gentlemen we have some urgent breaking news. In anticipation of the Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues you can now give the gift of Ron Burgundy scotch this holiday season. Aptly named "Great Odin's Raven," the scotch comes courtesy of Rivera Imports, a totally real marketer and importer ... More >>
Forks up, Phoenix! Chow Bella and Roosevelt Row present the third annual Pie Social Saturday, November 3rd, from 2 to 6 p.m. on Roosevelt Row in downtown Phoenix. We've got an all-star line up of bakers making pies for you to taste, and from now til Pie Social, we'll introduce them to you, one by on ... More >>
See Also: 9-Year-Old School Lunch Blogger 1, Council Censors 0 See Also: Three Ignite Phoenix Videos That Rocked Our World See Also: Beaver Choice Serves Up Swedish Fare That's Too Good to Keep Secret The debate over school lunches has is no stranger to news coverage. We've talked about the 9-year- ... More >>
Efforts by local Scottish authorities to silence a 9-year-old food blogger's school lunch critiques were met with such outrage that they were forced to reverse their gag order in less than 24 hours. Martha Payne, a 9-year-old from Scotland, was dissatisfied with the quality, quantity and human hai ... More >>
Rob Samuels comes from a long line of whiskey-makers -- the Samuels clan has been distilling as far back as the 1500s in Scotland and was making whiskey in America before the country was founded. Bill Samuels Sr. (Rob's grandfather) began producing Maker's Mark in 1954, and Rob took over as chief op ... More >>
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Jonathan McNamaraOur Scottish ales.At what point does one elevate from merely drinking beer to being a full-on beer snob? Answer: when you feel compelled to tell other people what to drink. And the inevitable result of this peculiar ailment is the beer argument. In the spirit of all great be ... More >>
Izumi KumazawaTrashcan Sinatras are scheduled to perform Tuesday at Martini Ranch in Scottsdale.Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the release of their debut album, Cake, the Trashcan Sinatras find themselves at a career crossroads. Two of the band's four remaining original members reside in the ... More >>
Few DJs in the Valley pimp themselves as hard as Tranzit. Every time the award-winning house mixmaster has an event to promote, my cell phone, Facebook, and e-mail seem to blow up with announcements aplenty from the dude. This week was no exception, as the 29-year-old has been promotin ... More >>
January evenings are chilly in Phoenix; not exactly ear muff weather, but certainly cold enough to justify a hot drink with a little kick. In honor of temps below 70 degrees and -- get this -- National Hot Toddy Day! -- we're mixing up one of our favorite versions, a scorching and some would sa ... More >>
The flag of Scotland What is it about Scotland that makes the country of just more than 5 million people produce far more than its fair share of great pop music artists? Consider the following sample list: Simple Minds, Orange Juice, Aztec Camera, Big Country, Altered Images, The Bluebells, The Je ... More >>
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This hearty dish consists of black and white pudding, two fried eggs cooked to order, rashers (potatoes), sausages, tomatoes, and brown bread. Black pudding (sometimes known as blood pudding) is a staple of a traditional breakfast in England, Scotland, and Ireland.
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