• Blogs

    October 8, 2014

    Skrillex Embraces Brostep, and is Anyone Surprised?

    It's easy to hate on Skrillex or even just razz the dude. Probably since the erstwhile screamo frontman, once known as Sonny Moore, is sui generis and a polarizing figure in electronic dance music who provides critics with plenty of ammunition. For starters, there's that funky hairstyle (a.k.a. the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2014

    Ramen Burger from Bitter and Twisted Cocktail Parlour: 100 Favorite Dishes

    Last year we marked the hundred day countdown to Best of Phoenix by sharing some of our favorite food folks' "Personal Best" lists. This year we're bringing back our list of 100 Favorite Dishes. Have a suggestion for a dish you'd like us to try? Leave it in the comments section or email lauren.saria ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2014

    After Less Than Six Months, Fusion Burritos in Gilbert Has Closed

    It seems the Valley just isn't ready for internationally inspired burritos via a drive-thru because after less than six months Fusion Burrito in Gilbert has closed its doors for good. The restaurant served a menu of burritos stuffed with off-the-wall toppings including meatballs, mashed potatoes, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2014

    5 Best Places to Eat and Drink This Week in Metro Phoenix

    Romeo's Euro Cafe Tuesday, August 19 Every third Tuesday of the month chef Romeo Taus of Romeo's Euro Cafe in Gilbert hosts a special dinner event with three courses and three wines for $30. This month's event features Asian Calamari Salad with cilantro tangy citrus sesame oil dressing and spicy ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2014

    Bob Tam of Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour: "We Want to Feed Those Who Feed Others"

    Bob Tam Chef, partner Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour In the words of Bitter & Twisted Principle Barman and Proprietor Ross Simon, the downtown cocktail lounge is "a bar that happens to have great food." As in, first and foremost, this place is about the drinks. But ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2014

    Fusion Burrito in Gilbert: Meatball Burritos and New Orleans-Style Beignets

    When a new spot opens in town, we can't wait to check it out -- and let you know our initial impressions, share a few photos, and dish about some menu items. First Taste, as the name implies, is not a full-blown review, but instead a peek inside restaurants that have just opened, sampling a few item ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 23, 2014
  • Blogs

    November 26, 2013

    The Two Things to Know About Pizza People Pub in Midtown

    When a new spot opens in town, we can't wait to check it out -- and let you know our initial impressions, share a few photos, and dish about some menu items. First Taste, as the name implies, is not a full-blown review, but instead a peek inside restaurants that have just opened, sampling a few item ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2012

    The 10 Most WTF Moments of 2012

    Election years tend to carry more chaos then normal ones, but there was something else going on in 2012. Maybe it's the aura of apocalypse made people a little stranger this year. We had the Syrian Civil War, the Aurora Shooting, Israel being dicks to Gaza and vice versa, Mitt Romney was treated l ... More >>

  • Film

    October 25, 2012
  • Blogs

    September 27, 2012

    Tastemaker No. 1

    From now 'til we publish the 2012 edition of Best of Phoenix, New Times and Chow Bella present 100 Tastemakers -- Valley residents who make the cut in our culinary scene. Some you'll know; for others, it'll be a first introduction (but likely not the last). While you're here, check out our 100 Creat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2011

    Keep Drawing

    One new idea for every day in 2011. We're talking big, small, local, international, in action, and on the drawing board. Here's today's -- what's yours?​Just for a minute (and 20 seconds), forget the crumpled papers in the trash bin and torn pages from your sketch book and press play o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2011

    Eastbound & Down: 13 Killer Songs Featured in Season Two

    "If at first you don't succeed then maybe you just suck."​ I hated Eastbound & Down when I first started watching it. The show's protagonist, Kenny Powers, portrayed by Danny McBride, was just so utterly unlikable. I couldn't get behind him, even as an anti-hero. He was just too racist, sexist ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2010

    Restaurant Roll Call for 2009

    Nine 05 brought Asian noodles and more to downtown Phoenix in 2009.​Bittersweet seems to be the best way to sum up the Valley restaurant scene for 2009 -- sweet that more than 100 restaurants opened in the midst of a very rough recession, but bitter that more than twice as many places shut t ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 22, 2009

    Sweet 17

    Valley rockers Colorstore provide more than a dozen reasons why they won't be closing up shop anytime soon

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2008

    Farewell, Plaid Eatery

    By Michele Laudig I never had a fair chance to say goodbye to Plaid Eatery, as this cute, vegetarian-friendly Tempe hangout quietly closed this summer while school was out. Makes me wonder if it was the economy, or what -- and how many other little joints are shutting their doors for good. Oh yea ... More >>

  • Music

    February 21, 2008
  • News

    November 1, 2007

    Brother's Keeper

    Phoenix boxing great Michael Carbajal says his big brother and manager, Danny, stole every penny he had

  • Dining

    August 24, 2006

    Thai Me Up

    Siam what Siam

  • Culture

    April 20, 2006
  • Best of Phoenix

    September 30, 2004


    Seoul Garden Korean BBQ Restaurant

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 30, 2004


    Seoul Jung Restaurant

  • Dining

    September 23, 2004

    Seoul Survivors

    Lemons picks his hypothetical "last meal"

  • Dining

    July 1, 2004

    Savory Seoul

    Beef-a-licious BBQ, Korean-style

  • News

    October 9, 2003

    Eye of El Tigre

    Is Phoenix fighter Jesus Gonzales the next Oscar De La Hoya? He may not be as good-looking, but he punches just as hard.

  • Culture

    May 15, 2003

    Pod Squad

    Korean artist Lee Bul's karaoke pods will make you feel like you're in orbit

  • News

    May 8, 2003

    I'll take care of your kids!

    For troubled 'tweens, forget the parents: Nothing beats the hip techie uncle with the PC room

  • Music

    April 3, 2003

    Yigee Yes, Y'all. Boom!

    Not even preemptive war and its inherent dangers can stop the 24-hour party people at Miami's WMC 2003

  • News

    December 6, 2001

    For the Love of Jamie

    Cheryl Moore expected a healthy baby to come off the plane from Korea. She got Jamie instead. And then she and her family made a surprising choice.

  • Culture

    March 8, 2001

    That '80s Show

    Former art-world rage du jour Julian Schnabel has a lot to live down in ragged Reagan-era retrospective

  • Film

    February 1, 2001

    Sweet Seoul Music

    You've probably never seen anything quite like the Korean pansori-inspired Chunhyang

  • Dining

    August 12, 1999
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    June 12, 1997
  • News

    April 10, 1997

    A Long Day's Journey

    As a promising amateur boxer, Michael Carbajal set lofty but simple goals. Ten years later, he's achieved them. What makes him fight on?

  • News

    May 18, 1995



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    January 13, 1993
  • News

    February 5, 1992