• Blogs

    August 11, 2014

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

    Bink's Scottsdale Wednesday, August 13 On Wednesday James Beard Award-nominated chef Kevin Binkley will team up with winemaker Sam Pillsbury for a four-course wine-paired dinner at Bink's Scottsdale. The menu includes inventive summer dishes such as lobster with avocado, melon, extra virgin olive o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2013

    When It Comes to Wine, Bigger Isn't Always Better

    "Gimme your biggest wine!" One of the requests I dread the most. I know for sure he just drove up in his Toyota Tundra Crew Max Double Cab 4x4 Platinum 5.7L V8 FFV ** 6-Speed Automatic. After all, why not drive the biggest, most expensive, most powerful vehicle that will never see a day's honest w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2013

    10 Easter Dining Options at Metro Phoenix Restaurants

    Whether or not you celebrate Easter, with the holiday falling early this year (Sunday, March 31), a seasonal brunch or dinner is the perfect way to kick off spring. The following 10 restaurants are our top picks for Easter dining, thanks to menus that highlight local greens, succulent lamb, and fres ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2013

    Arizona WIne at Devoured 2013

    Pavle Milic knows his way around a bottle of Arizona wine, so when he graciously offered to give us the rundown on the local wine showcased last weekend at Devoured, we jumped at the chance. Full disclosure: As co-owner of FnB in Scottsdale, Milic serves AZ wine and he's in the process of making his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2012

    Five Must-See Shows This Weekend

    Curious what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions as to how to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This Weekend. Friday, June 8: Action Bronson @ Club Red in Tempe Action Bronson, who hails from Flushing, Queens, burst o ... More >>

  • Music

    June 7, 2012
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    August 19, 2011

    5 Beers Inspired by Internet Memes ​Would you drink a Pants on the Ground Porter? How about Boom Gueze the Dynamite? The internet influences everything these days, and memes are the vehicles by which it does so. No one knows why certain YouTube videos and other messages on the internet become so popular ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2011

    This Weekend: Devoured Phx Culinary Classic

    Last year, Kai's table at Devoured was the most beautiful display of all.​Over the last few years, the Valley of the Sun has become the Valley of the Culinary Festivals. A handful of must-visit food- and wine-tasting events is now a sprawling season of eating, from East Valley to West. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2011

    David Johnson Pours Big Bad Reds and Spills Stories at Avalon

    Wine dinners with Sommelier David Johnson always feel more like an eccentric dinner party with an array of characters you never knew you wanted to meet but suddenly can't believe you didn't know. Johnson is the most popular guy in school: No, not the quarterback who got all the girls, but the gregar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2010

    The Big Kahuna

    Erica O'Neil The Big Kahuna, ready to hang ten on your palate. ​Anyone that has searched the couch cushions for a handful of change knows that boozing on an extreme budget can be a risky proposition. To help you decide how to spend that meager pile of pennies, we've scraped the Bottom of th ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 3, 2010

    Wine Down

    Vino pairings made easy at Cheuvront

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2010

    AZ Wines Impress at FnB's Arizona Judgment

    Caffe Boa chef Payton Curry (left) joins FnB's Pavle Milic on the Arizona Judgment tasting panel.​Even though you'd never know it to look at his jovial expression, FnB owner Pavle Milic was a ball of nerves leading up to yesterday's Arizona Judgment, a by-invite-only blind tasting of wines that we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2010

    Winemaking 101: A Crash Course at Studio Vino

    There's something magical about making food or drink with your own two hands. Not that I haven't passed a few store-bought cakes off as my own at dinner parties, but it just doesn't feel the same when your contribution to the meal comes out of a bottle, box or KFC bucket. But what abo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2010

    Make Your Own Wine, Quick & Easy!

    ​ ​Famed director Francis Ford Coppola did it. So did Sam Neill and Olivia Newton-John and Tool's Maynard James Keenan. If they can get into the wine business, so can you! All you need is a large grape arbor, some vats, processing equipment, oak barrels, bottles, massive amounts of tim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2009

    The Top 5 Food-Related Meetups in Phoenix

    Meetup is like the adult version of afterschool activities: You find a group you like, sign up to join and then spend your afterhours getting together and doing something related to whatever activity/interest you have in common. It's an easy way to meet new friends, especially when you move to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2008
  • News

    February 16, 2006

    The Case of the Jealous Lover Boy

    Despite all the sex toys, Tim Contreraz and Shawn Drake weren't exactly living together in bliss

  • Dining

    March 11, 2004

    RenFest Retch

    Into medieval torture? Try the food at the Renaissance Festival.

  • News

    December 11, 2003

    Dark Impulses

    At night, downtown Phoenix is a ghost town except for a few bright spots

  • Dining

    June 14, 2001

    Bar Trek

    Plot a course for a nip and a nosh