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    November 25, 2014

    Happy Hour at The Main Ingredient in Phoenix

    The Main Ingredient is a neighborhood hang out in all the best ways. It's not frilly and it's definitely not upscale, but it is a nice, casual spot in a cozy old house. The big patio is perfect this time of year to sit and sip happy hour drinks with your pooch or some friend or both. On Mondays you ... More >>

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    November 12, 2014

    After Bassist's Death, Suicidal Tendencies Singer Talks Life

    There are three bands about to come through Phoenix that have, collectively, been writing, recording, playing and influencing heavy metal for around 100 years. One. Hundred. Years. You might think, yeah, okay; that's impressive. What if I also said that, collectively, these bands have released mor ... More >>

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    November 10, 2014

    10 Best Restaurants for Fried Chicken in Metro Phoenix

    You might not realize it, but we bet you could go for a plate of fried chicken right now. It's true. We know because it's impossible (for most of us) not to enjoy a well-prepared plate of fried chicken. There's something deeply satisfying about picking up a piece of crispy meat that's covered in a c ... More >>

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    November 6, 2014

    Free Tamale-Making Classes at All Ranch Market Locations

    Every year you probably say to yourself, "I'm going to learn to make tamales for the next holiday season." Then the just before that year is up, you conclude that it's too much of a task and you're not sure where to even begin. Now, none of that matters, thanks to the Ranch Markets around the Vall ... More >>

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    October 27, 2014

    10 Things You Never Thought You'd See in Arizona

    Arizona can be unpredictable sometimes. From legal gay marriage to a Phoenix snow day, here are 10 things you never thought you'd see in Arizona:

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    September 23, 2014

    The Descendents Likely to Play Milo Goes to College in Full This Weekend

    Influential pop punk legends The Descendents paved the way for bands that hit it big, like Blink-182 and Green Day. Descendents may not be a sold-out-arena sort of band, but that's the band's appeal -- Descendents are for underdogs who are unlucky in love and like going to Wienerschnitzel. They are ... More >>

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    July 31, 2014
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    May 26, 2014

    Bacchus and the Demonsluts - Lawn Gnome Publishing - 5/25/2014

    Bacchus and the Demonsluts put on one of the best album release parties of 2014 on Sunday for the release of their debut studio recording, The Rumors of our Demise Have Been Grossly Underestimated. The band really just did everything right for the show. The party had a stacked lineup with opening ... More >>

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    May 1, 2014
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    April 24, 2014

    Jan Brewer Vetoes Third Gun-Related Bill

    Governor Jan Brewer has now acted on all six gun-related bills passed by the Legislature this session, and vetoed half of them.Brewer vetoed two of those bills earlier this week, one that would have allowed guns in more public buildings, and another that would have created more restrictions against ... More >>

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    April 17, 2014

    Donovan McNabb the Latest Athlete to Be Arrested for DUI in the Phoenix Area

    It's just now surfacing that former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb was arrested for DUI in December.McNabb's arrest near the Loop 101 by the Salt River police was kept quiet until today, when his mugshot surfaced, as McNabb had to serve his sentence of one day in jail.

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    April 10, 2014
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    March 25, 2014

    Tesla Opening Sixth Arizona Supercharger Tomorrow in Flagstaff

    You can't buy a Tesla in Arizona, but you can get it charged here.Despite Arizona's law preventing Tesla from using its sales model in the state, the company is opening its latest "supercharger" tomorrow in Flagstaff.

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    February 21, 2014

    Get Your Munchie Girl Scout Cookie Fix at TruMed Dispensary Today and Tomorrow

    Girl Scout Danielle Lei has been making headlines for her savvy business decision to sell Girl Scout cookies outside of a medical marijuana dispensary in San Francisco. According to Time, Lei sold 117 boxes of Dulce de Leches and Tagalong cookies in just two hours last weekend. That's 37 more than s ... More >>

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    February 14, 2014

    New Pro's Ranch Market Owners Say They Don't Intend to Change Name or Store Offerings

    As we reported Wednesday, Phoenix-based Hispanic retailer Pro's Ranch Market was sold for $55 million earlier this week to a California-based company -- an LLC made up of two other supermarket chains. The family-owned Pro's Ranch Market declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy last June, saying that the bad e ... More >>

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    February 11, 2014

    Pro's Ranch Market Sold to California-Based Company for $55 Million

    On Monday two California-based Hispanic retailers reached an agreement in US Bankruptcy Court to acquire Phoenix-based Pro's Ranch Markets. The Pro's Ranch Market chain includes seven stores in Arizona, two in New Mexico, and two in Texas. As we told you in June, the family-owned company filed for ... More >>

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    January 23, 2014
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    December 3, 2013

    50 Awesome Gifts for the Food and Drink Lover

    What? Not done with your holiday shopping? Yeah, neither are we. But we've been making lists -- and checking them twice -- and we've got some suggestions for the nice people on your lists -- no matter who they are. Here (divided by category for your convenience) are our 50 favorite gifts this holida ... More >>

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    December 3, 2013

    Meagan Micozzi of Scarletta Bakes on the Evolution of Southwest Cuisine

    This week, we're chatting with Meagan Micozzi. You might be more familiar with her blogging pseudonym, Scarletta Bakes. The Scottsdale-based food blogger has been sharing her culinary adventures online for several years and just released her first cookbook, The New Southwest, which she describes as ... More >>

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    December 2, 2013

    The 10 Hottest TV News Women in Phoenix: Readers' Choice

    Listen, folks, some very difficult decisions had to be made last week for our list of the 10 hottest TV news women in Phoenix.Since we don't disagree with many of our readers' suggestions of who deserved a top-10 ranking, we bring you the readers' choice listings for the 10 hottest TV news women in ... More >>

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    November 19, 2013

    5 Gifts for the World Traveler

    What? Not done with your holiday shopping? Yeah, neither are we. But we've been making lists -- and checking them twice -- and we've got some suggestions for the nice people on your list. Today, Chow Bella's Gift Guide for the world traveler. We all have that friend who jumps from Vietnamese pho sh ... More >>

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    November 6, 2013

    Mike D'Antonio: Killswitch Engage Feels Like A Band Again

    Killswitch Engage has gone through some major changes during the past few years. Since 2000 the Massachusetts' metal act has put out six studio albums, sold more than four million albums in the U.S. alone, and is known as one of the defining bands for the New Wave of American Heavy Metal. Up On Th ... More >>

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    October 31, 2013
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    October 23, 2013

    Worst Part of Christine Jones' Campaign for Governor So Far?

    It's not even the election year yet, but the campaign of former Go Daddy lawyer and GOP candidate for governor Christine Jones is not going well.Yesterday, our colleague Ray Stern reported Jones' 2004 DUI conviction, although history (Governor Glug-Glug) shows that's not the end of the world.

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    September 27, 2013

    Best of Phoenix 2013: Best Sports Moments

    In honor of this year's edition of Best of Phoenix, we bring you the best sports moments of the year.

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    September 9, 2013

    Five Ways Eminem's "High" ESPN Interview Is Pop Culture's Pro Wrestling Moment

    Eminem has always explicitly played a character on his records, so I guess we shouldn't be surprised that he's playing one on TV now that he's re-dyed his hair and dumped his earnest Recovery/Chrysler commercial persona. Based on the reaction to his bizarre "high" ESPN interview with Brent Musburger ... More >>

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    August 28, 2013

    What Are the Pros and Cons of Arizona Restaurant Week?

    Welcome to Chow Bella's Bites & Dishes, where Valley chefs and restaurateurs respond to a question New Times food critic Laura Hahnefeld has on her mind. Have a question you'd like to ask? E-mail laura.hahnefeld@newtimes.com.Arizona Restaurant Week, the twice-a-year event put on by the Arizona Resta ... More >>

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    August 22, 2013
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    August 9, 2013

    Joe Arpaio Arrests Four Cleaning Ladies in 74th Immigration Raid

    One week away from a major filing in the ACLU civil rights case Melendres v. Arpaio, the MCSO has done its 74th worksite immigration raid on the Phoenix commercial cleaning service Pro-Serv, arresting four women in the process. MCSO spokesman Chris Hegstrom issued the following statement in respons ... More >>

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    August 8, 2013
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    August 8, 2013
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    July 18, 2013
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    July 10, 2013

    5 Things to Eat and Drink in Houston

    This time of year, conversations at Chow Bella staff meetings tend to turn to who's eaten what and where. With the summer travel season in full swing, we bring you Food Tours, our writers' suggestions of what to eat and drink out of town. Though Houston is better known as a business center than a t ... More >>

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    June 27, 2013

    Warped Tour Gets Older, But Its Fans Stay the Same Age

    The Vans Warped Tour--at Quail Run Park in Mesa Thursday--is 18 years old, which is just old enough for it to have second thoughts about going to Warped Tour. That's the trouble with long-running festivals: Either the music stays the same and the people in attendance get older, or the music changes ... More >>

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    June 27, 2013
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    June 24, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Phoenix Shows This Week

    I know a lot of people who are kind of frustrated that the Vans Warped Tour has passed them by -- that they're targeting new teenagers instead of targeting the people who were teenagers when Warped Tour began. To those people, I ask: How many fellow 30-year-olds do you know who want to stand outside ... More >>

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    June 20, 2013

    With Green Line Operator, Everything Comes in Threes

    Green Line Operator knows how to leave an impression in a crowded scene and with a very distractable music editor: Easily digested, arbitrary show ideas. The THR33 Show is, as its flier helpfully points out, three bands with three-word names playing three sets of three songs for $3 at, and this one ... More >>

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    June 8, 2013

    Top Five Phoenix Food Stories of the Week

    Every week, there's a cornucopia of Phoenix food news, features, and reviews to report here at Chow Bella. If you're like most people, you probably just don't have the time to get to all of it. So, here's a recap of some of the top stories from the week that you may have missed. May Restaurant Openi ... More >>

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    June 5, 2013

    Why Mumford & Sons Deserves The Backlash

    [We're not sure a seemingly uncontroversial band has ever generated as much controversy as Mumford and Sons have in their brief stint as folky chart-toppers. To celebrate their show tonight at Desert Sky Pavilion, I asked representatives from both sides of the (surprisingly heated) Mumford & Sons de ... More >>

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    June 4, 2013

    For The Maine and Forever Halloween, Computers Are for Porn

    When we last spoke to John O'Callaghan of The Maine, a year and a half ago, things were a little nebulous. Pioneer had just been rejected by the major label that had signed them to a seven-album contract one album ago, and it wasn't clear what The Maine's followup would look like or who would be beh ... More >>

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    June 3, 2013

    Pro's Ranch Markets Files for Chapter 11

    Say it ain't so, Pro's. See also: - Ranch Market in Phoenix: What We Bought, What We Skipped, and What We're Still Lusting Over - A Visual Tour Through Pro's Ranch Market Pro's Ranch Markets, the super-awesome California-based supermercado of Latin foodstuffs with 11 stores in Arizona, Texas, an ... More >>

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    May 17, 2013

    Ranch Market in Phoenix: What We Bought, What We Skipped, and What We're Still Lusting Over

    The Spot: Ranch Market, Open daily from 6 a.m. until 11 p.m. See Also: - Singh Farms Farmer's Market in Scottsdale: What We Bought, What We Skipped, and What We're Still Lusting Over - 5 Recipes for DIY Agua Frescas - Ten Favorite International Markets in Phoenix

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    May 16, 2013

    Joe Arpaio Recall: 14 Days Left, a New Dennis Gilman Video

    Citizens for a Better Arizona president Randy Parraz makes two very important points in this new video from Dennis Gilman. The first has to do with what is possible. See also: -Joe Arpaio Shill Chad Willems' Bogus Pro-Joe "Petition" (w/Update) -Joe Arpaio's Chad Willems Talks to the Shadow Army a ... More >>

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    February 2, 2009

    Redneck Riot: Nativists Terrorize Macehualli's 6th Anniversary Celebration

    It was a beautiful celebration of the 6th Anniversary of the Macehualli Work Center in North Phoenix, with music, carne asada, Native American dancing and rituals, and children playing in the confines of the open-air facility, a facility dedicated to giving day-laborers a place to congregate and wai ... More >>

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    November 25, 2008

    Curtains: A New Brain at Soul Invictus

    By Julie Peterson Let's lay some cards on the table, here: I'm not crazy about traditional, mid-century, Rodgers-and-Hammerstein-style musical theater. I'm also not crazy about more recent spectaculars like Andrew Lloyd Webber's. It's not that I think less of those genres; it's just that musical ... More >>

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    November 25, 2008

    Phoenix Athletes' Blogs Bite on Yardbarker.com

    Popular sports Web site Yardbarker.com hosts a slew of superstar bloggers from the world of sports -- Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling, tennis pro Rafael Nadal, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb, Dallas Mavericks owner Marc Cuban, golf legend Tiger Woods, and NASCAR driver Jeff Gor ... More >>

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    November 11, 2008

    New Phoenix Ranch Market Grand Opening Tomorrow

    By Michele Laudig Admit it, you can't get enough of Phoenix Ranch Market (you're hooked on those aguas frescas, right?). Well, the people behind it are on to you. In fact, they're opening their fifth Phoenix location tomorrow, November 12. The doors will open at 11 a.m. at 3223 W. Indian School Rd. ... More >>

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    May 9, 2008

    Dennis Gilman's May Day video; RAIA-founder Buck Young dies; and ACU's Keith Lefebvre insults former Marine Bob Haran.

    Pro-immigrant activist Dennis Gilman's video of the nativists' May Day clambake. Dennis Gilman, the bad-boy of the local pro-immigrant community, recently posted the video above of Rusty Childress' 2008 May Day demonstration at the state capitol, one I blogged about, here. This gathering of some 50 ... More >>

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    January 4, 2008

    Another neo-Nazi in the nativist woodpile: "Scott Hume," alias "Shawn Hughes."

    ****PLEASE NOTE: Since I posted this item last night, some of the pages linked to below have been taken down. I anticipated this possibility, and so have screen shots of everything. Next week, I'll see about posting some of these to back up what was linked to in the first place.**** Back in Decembe ... More >>

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    December 5, 2006

    And It Begins...

    Hella props to Lawrence for fashioning the Pandemic logo, which is making its debut in this post. If you didn't hear already, I've asked a plethora of local artists, promoters, and playaz to submit their various Top 5 lists. This is the debut of the returns. If you think you oughtta be included, e-m ... More >>

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