When Ricardo (Ricky) Celaya was a student at the University of Arizona, he was on his way to a career in the medical field. But after he graduated, and before signing up for more schooling, his visions of the future changed from stethoscopes to Sonoran hot dogs. "I love Sonoran food," says Celaya, ... More >>
Now that school is out for the summer, teens find themselves with more time on their hands. Apparently two teens living in the border town of Agua Prieta, Sonora, decided to find summer jobs smuggling dope over the border. In two separate and unrelated seizures, U.S. Customs and Border Protection c ... More >>
The case of Goodyear mother Yanira Maldonado is a good reminder that when you're going to Mexico, you might never know when the federales are going to pin a crime on you, and take you to jail.Since it took Maldonado more than a week to get out of jail for sitting on the same public bus as 12 pounds ... More >>
Yanira Maldonado, the mother from Goodyear who was jailed last week on likely bogus marijuana-smuggling charges in Nogales, Sonora, was released from custody, and photographs show her crossing the border back in the United States.With that, New Times checked with the U.S. Department of State, to see ... More >>
A few weeks ago, I started counting the years since I've visited my hometown of Hermosillo. After removing my socks so the writing may continue, and hitting the very high number of 10 fingers and 7 toes, I was glad to have toes to spare, but I panicked at my increasing age and resolved to stop the c ... More >>
Customs and Border Patrol arrested a man who just tossed his cocaine into a duffel bag in the backseat of his car in an attempt to smuggle it across the border. Luis Gonzales Murillo, 33, is a Mexican national from the state of Sonora, and allegedly tried to drive the drugs across the border i ... More >>
Welcome to Minervaland. In Minervaland, all food is Mexican -- or should be -- and tostadas are easily consumed all the way through without breaking. Strawberry ice creams bars can be found on every corner, every cup of coffee is face-smackingly strong and is always served with a concha; those dome ... More >>
We had a good mix of new restaurants or restaurants expanding into new digs last month. A storied BBQ pitmaster found a new home in Phoenix and a new frozen yogurt place breezed into town. At the same time, Peoria faced the loss of one of its few independent restaurants.
Flickr- Accidental HedonistSonoran dogs, bacon-wrapped and piled high with goodness.A good Sonoran hot dog is the sum of all its parts, from the bacon down to the bun. And honestly, we could care less whether or not Arizona was the first to bacon-wrap a hot dog. So long as we get to benefit f ... More >>
Evil stands in the way of Mexican familys rendezvous with Baby Jesus
Just when it seems like smuggling violence can't get any worse comes news of a slaughter just south of Nogales, Mexico: 21 dead, at least six wounded in a massive gun battle. Media outlets are reporting that the skirmish between rival gangs took place Thursday morning on a dirt r ... More >>
These are two versions of the "threatening" ad. The one on the right appeared in Friday's Arizona Republic, the one on the left appeared Saturday.The boycott battle wages on.Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio announced today that he is calling for Arizonans to boycott Mexico following a "threaten ... More >>
The roundup of alleged crime ring members we told you about on Thursday also snared Mario de la Fuente Manríquez, a Mexican media mogul who owns cable TV companies, a Nogales, Sonora TV station and newspaper. Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon, Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard, and police officials ar ... More >>
If you've driven past Sonora Brewhouse sometime in the last month, you might've noticed a different name on the sign for the brewpub. Now it goes by SunUp Brewing Co. But if you're a fan of this cozy little hangout -- where you can chow down on really good burgers and amazing onion rings a ... More >>
Jonathan McNamaraSun Up's Stinger Pale Ale at Sonora Brewhouse. See this week's other beers in our slide show. As per @deonadee's request, I checked out Sonora Brewhouse this week to find their best Summer beer selections. My discoveries: Armadillo Red Ale, Hefeweizen, and Stinger Pale Ale. Chec ... More >>
We understand that in the 24-hour news cycle it can be difficult to keep up. Worry not! We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries: Valley Fever: Scottsdale Community College Journalism Director Declares Victory in St ... More >>
Saturday afternoon. The light rail trains are packed. It's a good time for a pint. So some friends and I wound up at Sonora Brewhouse, just a few blocks' walk from the train. And look at what was there to tempt us before we even got in the door -- a cute handpainted sign advertising Light Rail Crea ... More >>
Arizona's deepest-fried mystery is smothered in cheese, guacamole and sour cream
Birth of the brews
For most Mexicans who're flooding our borders, it's a life-or-death choice
Sonora Brewhouse Pub & Restaurant
The crooners at a west-side bar put gringo karaoke lovers to shame
The organizers of Americopa Mantle go the nontraditional route to build a scene
Strong Beer & Ale Festival isn't for the weak of heart
Downtown Phoenix dining hasn't gotten much respect, historically
The Valley is now the prime way station for ruthless smugglers engaged in the lucrative trafficking of human cargo -- illegal immigrants
From all points south, they flock to a Sonoran bus station called "The Chicken Coop"
The Latin Explosion in dance music causes barely a ripple at Latino venues like Club Orfeon
A couple hours from Phoenix, tens of thousands of Mexicans work on maquiladora assembly lines for $1 an hour, making the toys and tools of American convenience. Critics say the maquila system lets U.S. corporations maximize profits on the backs of Third W
A maquila worker's 600-kilometer trek to the farming village where she was born
Every weekend, about 1,400 vendors set up at the Great Southwestern Swap Meet in Phoenix. They sell a little bit of Mexico to people who need it.
How Governor Symington misused state resources to further the cross-border business interests of his friends and family.
REMOTE BORDER AREA IS TERRORIZED BY ROBBIN' HOODS