Just a few months after announcing plans to open a second Valley location later this year, Denver-based Snooze, an AM Eatery is back with plans for a third restaurant. The next outlet of the retro-cool breakfast and brunch spot will be located in Tempe, specifically inside the remodeled Art Annex Bu ... More >>
Changing Hands Bookstore Today Writer and blogger Kate Payne wants to help make your kitchen hip. And no, that doesn't mean having cutesy plates and matching window curtains. To this kitchen guru being hip is about making the most of everything you buy and learning to do some things -- like baking ... More >>
If you ask any of the local musicians that have performed at The Sail Inn what they'll miss about the Tempe venue -- and we did -- you can expect its outdoor stage to be one of the most common answers. And probably some memories about all the many great shows they either saw or participated in while ... More >>
Tempe's increasingly barren live music scene is about to get even more desolate as another landmark venue is about to go out of business. The Big Fish Pub, the infamous University Drive rock bar that's been featuring local and touring bands for nearly 20 years, will close its doors and unplug it ... More >>
No matter how many police reports we read through on a monthly basis, the criminal creativity, stupidity, and craziness never ceases to amaze us.Just when you think you've seen it all, there's always something worse. From a pair of seriously disturbing murders, to a cop gone wild, to a lonely guy sn ... More >>
Those eating vegetarian, vegan, raw, and gluten-free in Tempe can now put Carrots on the list -- 24 of them. 24 Carrots, the cafe and juice bar started in 2008 by Sadhana "Sasha" Raj (who came up with the idea for the restaurant while studying biochemistry at ASU), has pulled up stakes at its orig ... More >>
Sometimes it seems like wishing for a band to be famous is just the most polite way imaginable of wishing for all of its members to lead miserable, unloved, unfulfilling lives. Rest assured that when our writers got together to talk about Phoenix bands who deserve to be famous none of us meant it th ... More >>
I've been to a lot of different shows in my day, in a lot of different genres, but I'm honestly unable to imagine what a George Clinton show would be like in person. So that's one option.
Given the recent press devoted to the return of the cassette, you may have expected a bigger coming-out party than the first-ever "Cassette Day" on September 7. The Zia Records Exchange on Camelback rolled out all of six cassettes at the front counter, all easily dwarfed by a Questlove book and a Be ... More >>
Looking for something to put in your mouth this weekend? We've got you covered. Check out what's on our plate. Bastille Day On Sunday, July 14, the French and francophiles around the world will celebrate the national French holiday, Bastille Day. Mostly, we'll be using it as a good excuse to indu ... More >>
We'll always remember April as the month we said adios to every single Baja Fresh in the Valley. But at least we welcomed quite a few new friends to ease the pain. See also: - March Restaurant Openings and Closings in Metro Phoenix - February Restaurant Openings and Closings in Metro Phoenix
Heads up, outdoor lounge-y types; "Arizona's Hottest New Patio" opens in Tempe today. See also: - Bink's Midtown Is a Must (Especially When It Comes to Veggies) - New Restaurant Opens at Chase Field: Think Barbecue, Sandwiches Wrapped in Tape Measures, and the "Hottest Wings in Baseball" Featuri ... More >>
Although New Times called out then-Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman for touting an apparently fake endorsement from the city's firemen and cops, we have not called out potential gubernatorial candidate Hugh Hallman for using an apparently fake endorsement from Tempe's firemen and cops.Now that Hallman's rec ... More >>
Lucky Megan Dobransky! Our Chow Bella contributor managed to make it to two Okoberfest celebrations -- in both Munich and Tempe. She's here to compare and contrast. Oktoberfest has been a beer drinker's mecca for centuries. The name alone conjures up images of massive beers so heavy you need two h ... More >>
When Tempe's neighborhood shopping center on the northwest corner of Scottsdale and Curry Roads was demolished this summer, it was the end of an era for husband and wife team Ray and Janet Pedraza. The current owners of La Fonda Mexican Restaurant and Cantina are also the son and daughter-in-law of ... More >>
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 >>
See also: Echo Cloud Brings Actual Local Rock to Mill Avenue's School of Rock See also: Behind the Scenes of Former Friends of Young Americans' Practice Pad A couple weeks ago our own Anthony Sandoval penned a music feature about Phoenix-based shoegazers Former Friends of Young Americans. In the pi ... More >>
Here's a tip: If you're planning on doing something that may be a crime, don't tell the state's largest paper before doing so.Apparently our tip is a little late, as it would seem that a fan of Tempe mayoral candidate Michael Monti did that yesterday.Legislative District 17 Republicans chairman A.J. ... More >>
This week, New Times ran a list in our print publication highlighting some of the most interesting posts published at Up On The Sun over the past week. Here are links to those posts. What did the community have to say about the Clubhouse at an open forum in Tempe? How does Phoenix rockabilly band ... More >>
Not all Phoenix fun comes with dim lighting and fancy cocktails. Sometimes, there's nothing better than endorphins, sunshine, and sweat. Lover of all things outdoors, The Outsider explores the more natural side of Phoenix.January 15 is the day that everyone can call themselves a runner ... More >>
2011 was a busy year for the Valley restaurant scene. We added more than 100 new restaurants and lost just under 50. Just in case you forgot about some of the newcomers, or missed the news that one of your favorite restaurants closed, here's a look back ... 2011 Restaurant Openings  ... More >>
In the 16th and 17th centuries, the skills of the pastry chef were added to those of the bread maker so that in modern Britain (as opposed to France), domestic and commercial bakers used the talents of both. Though the lines have been blurred, the benefit of combining these two trades mean ex ... More >>
Want pot? Are you one of Arizona's 6,000-plus, card-carrying, qualified medical marijuana patients? Or a valid patient from another state? Join the club. In a creative work-around to the state's lack of marijuana dispensaries, a group of card-holding patients are offering various strain ... More >>
Jobot Coffee Shop Hooray for Jobot opening on Roosevelt Row in October, 2010 The Valley of the Sun saw a lot of activity in the restaurant world in 2010. More than 100 new restaurants opened and fewer than 50 closed their doors for good, according to our tally. Here is our Restau ... More >>
Luke HolwerdaOver the last days of the year Up On The Sun will be counting down the best live shows of 2010. Today we look at the No. 5 show of the year, The National at Marquee Theatre.
In the 24-hour news cycle, it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries:
Filmmaker Alex Rivera at Fair Trade Cafe: He'll be at a screening for his film Sleep Dealer in Tempe Saturday night For anyone interested in immigration, sci-fi or both, director Alex Rivera's debut feature Sleep Dealer is a must see, a futuristic and at times Blade Runner-ish trek through a w ... More >>
Democratic Diva's Donna Gratehouse went in search of big companies being represented out at the pro-SB 1070 "buycott" at Tempe's Diablo Stadium this Saturday. Know how many she found? Zip. Zilch. Zero.Well, Tempe's Xtreme Bean Coffee was there. (Hardly a biggie.) But otherwise, it was just vendors s ... More >>
Like bangers and mash or bubble & squeak, fish and chips is the kind of perfect pairing you'll find at any decent English pub. It's also the only way most parents can get their kids to eat fish -- because everything is better when battered and fried. For this week's battle, we pitted t ... More >>
Jordin Sparks is playing the Marquee Theatre in Tempe on July 1 as part of a national tour that'll take the Glendale native to 35 cities across the country.Sparks, the 20-year-old 2007 American Idol winner, is also slated to make Broadway debut in the 2008 Tony and Grammy Award-winning Best Music ... More >>
Greeley Estates is scheduled to perform on Saturday at the Clubhouse Music Venue in Tempe. We've got some mighty big plans this upcoming weekend. On Friday, we're gonna be stopping by the Marquee Theatre in Tempe to witness the return of SoCal metal-punk legends Snot, followed by a jaunt over to My ... More >>
Hoops rule . . . in football season?
There’s something for everyone in this week’s edition of Future Shock, whether you’re a classic rock fan, a goth rock fan, or an indie rock head. Read on to see which concerts have been announced this week.
. . . will it be any better than downtown Tempe?
Here's how a Kentucky inmate conned Tempe cops and the County Attorney's Office into believing he'd killed a stripper, who really was a victim of the Baseline Killer
Tempe has the goods, and here's where to find them
Images from 25 years of Phoenix music