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  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    Yucca Tap Room Adds Craft Beer and Whiskey Lounge

    ​Tempe's Yucca Tap Room has been a Tempe dive bar favorite for years, especially for its live music. (Photo by Benjamin Leatherman) But now there's a whole lot more on tap. Earlier this month, owner Rodney Hu unveiled the Yucca's expansion into the space next door, a craft beer and whiskey ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2010

    Arty Girl: Classes at Loveland Boutique

    Courtesy of Loveland Boutique.​It's really no secret that I'm a big fan of the independently owned boutique. I have a hunch that most slightly fashionable women who loved art class as kids have fantasized at least once in their lives about opening their own little spot; filled to the brim with ado ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2010

    Seven Car Pileup Wants YOU...to Be Their New Guitarist or Keyboardist

    That's right, the Tempe-based pop rock band is looking for a rhythm guitarist and a keyboardist. The unsigned group, who plays several times a month in the Valley, sold out of their most recent self-titled album. ​They're looking for people 18 years and older. For more info on how to audition ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2010

    Arty Girl: 2010 Designer Night at here* on the corner

    Bride and Groom Initials with Heart neckalace by Lara Leigh Designs.​I really do love to poke around little boutiques for unique treasures. It's gotten to a point where most of my accessories come from small-time designers who craft at home. These days, I'm actually embarrassed to admit it if I'm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2010

    Smashburger Continues Expansion

    ​As part of local franchisee Sunwest Burgers LLC's plans to open 30 Smashburger locations in Maricopa County over the next few years, another one of the fast-food burger joints is set to open at Gateway Crossing in Avondale (9915 W. McDowell, Ste. 101) on February 3. (The Tempe stor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2010

    Your Meal Ticket to Cheap Margaritas and a Foodie Flick

    ​Mesa may not exactly be known as the culinary capital of the East Valley -- yet! -- but it's catching up now that Boa Bistro, an offshoot of the popular Caffe Boa in downtown Tempe, is open. In this week's Meal Ticket dining newsletter, Chef Payton Curry&nb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2010

    2010: The Future Phoenix, Joel McHale, The Love Me Nots, New Year's, and December In Photos Over the Holiday Weekend

    ​Poll: What is Your New Year's Resolution? Tempe greeted the new year with one massive party in honor of the Insight and Fiesta Bowls. New Times was there asking party-goers for their best (or most alcohol-fueled) New Year's resolutions. Check out what Tempe's trying to achieve in the new year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2009

    Next Week: Caffe Boa Set to Open New Mesa Location

    ​'Tis the season for a soft opening. On Tuesday, popular Tempe restaurant Caffe Boa is ready to open a second location, Boa Bistro, at Mesa's Village at Las Sendas Center (2837 N. Power Rd.), pending final building inspections with the city.  

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2009

    Watch Football Tonight, Get Sushi for a Buck

    ​At the start of the 2009 football season, Kabuki Japanese Restaurant in Glendale and Tempe introduced a Game Day promo where sushi slash football fans could take advantage of "buy one, get one for a dollar" sushi and drink specials while watching a Cardinals game on Kabuki's flatsc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2009

    Smashburger Coming to Camelback Corridor

    Jonathan McNamara​Calling all carnivores in the Camelback Corridor: Hot meat is on the way. Burger chain Smashburger, which recently made Arizona inroads with a Tempe location that debuted this fall, plans to open another restaurant at 1949 E. Camelback Rd., #164, in February 2010, accordi ... More >>

  • Music

    December 10, 2009
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    December 4, 2009

    Arty Girl: Craft Fair Showdown This Weekend

    By feltmates on flickr Creative Commons.Don't be fooled. This little warrior is a cold killer.​Load your glue gun, sharpen your knitting needles and download Eye of the Tiger to your itunes...There are three craft fairs going head to head this weekend in this town and I want to see some blood.Just ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2009

    Lamb Curry and Naan at The Dhaba in Tempe

    ​I followed my stomach to Tempe for some chaat -- crunchy, spicy-sweet Indian snacks -- at The Dhaba. But as it turned out, there was a limited lunch menu that didn't include them. No worries, though. Lamb curry sounded really appealing, and better yet, for $11, it was a full meal, with sou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2009

    Stocking Stuffers: Salt Water Taffy at Sunflower Market

    A couple of weeks ago, we happened upon an unusual find at our local Sunflower Market on Southern and McClintock Rd. in Tempe. Plopped in their bulk section, right where we discovered the most amazing chocolate-covered dried cherries on a previous excursion, is a Sweet's salt water taffy i ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 26, 2009

    Off the Meat Hook

    The gluten bird takes wing again at Tempe’s Green

  • Music

    November 12, 2009
  • Blogs

    November 10, 2009

    New Open: Regions Bistro in Tempe

    ​No, you're not experiencing deja vu. The Tempe outpost of Regions Bistro -- which originally opened at 6th Street and Mill a little over seven months ago, and then closed unexpectedly in early June -- is back in business under new ownership. Regions' Scottsdale location, on Shea Boulva ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2009

    Your Meal Ticket To Fall Seasonal Beers

    ​There's nothing better than a crisp, clean beer on a cool fall night. Ok, maybe a hot toddy, but we're still all about fall seasonals like Dogfish Head's Pumpkin Ale and Four Peaks' Pumpkin Porter. In this week's Meal Ticket dining newsletter, find out which upcoming event will feature ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2009

    Oysters and Bloody Marys at Casey Moore's

    Yesterday was perhaps the longest -- and most ridiculously fun -- brunch of my life. Some friends invited me to meet up for a bite at Casey Moore's in Tempe, and somehow we killed 5 or 6 hours on the patio, laughing it up and entertaining our waitress with our increasingly hilarious conversatio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2009

    Gilbert Woman Steals $200 K From Employer; Buys Some New Boobs and Founds Basketball Team

    Police say Tamarom In used money she stole from her employer to buy fake boobs.​A Tempe bookkeeper had herself a hell of a year. She traveled, founded a basketball team, and got herself some new ta-tas. One problem -- she was using her bosses money to do it.Tempe police Spokesman Steve Carbajal sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2009

    Last Exit Bar & Grill Closes For Good

    The Last Exit in Tempe is officially donezo.​We had a late-night bombshell dropped on us tonight by Jack Maverik, the former co-owner of the Last Exit Bar & Grill in Tempe. That's right, we most definitely said "former," because the live music venue closed its doors for good as of yesterday m ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 8, 2009
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    October 8, 2009

    New Daily Tempe Farmers Market Debuts Today

    ​Live in Tempe? Lucky you. Starting today, there's a brand-new daily farmers market taking place at the southwest corner of Unversity Drive and Farmer (seriously!). That's right, I said daily. The Tempe Farmers Market is an indoor market specializing in local, organic produce, hormone-free m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2009

    Taste of Tops Finally Opens

    Jonathan McNamaraTaste of Tops​​The anticipation has been building for months, but we're happy to report that Taste of Tops has finally opened right next door to Tops Liquor in Tempe. The new neighborhood bar opened last night at 6 p.m. to a crowd of thirsty, Tempe citizens. As we reported ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2009

    10 Things Under $10 This Weekend: Pirates, Psychobillies, and Creepy Bunnies

    The Bay Area's Nobunny will terrorize the Trunk Space on Saturday night. There are gonna be two kinds of people in the Valley this weekend: Those who can afford to go to Fall Frenzy, and those who can't. Given the $50-$60 price tag for tickets, its to be expected that a few thrifty types might consi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2009

    More Than 50 Cited At A Tempe Bar For Underage Drinking

    funk.co.uk​So 52 underage people walk into a bar...and they all got arrested.The Tempe Police Department, in response to a complaint from the Department of Liquor Licensing and Control, made 52 arrests at a single bar in Tempe Saturday night.That many minors in one place would even put Michael Jac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2009

    Violet Wild Performing on Channel 12's Arizona Midday This Afternoon

    Saki Photography Quick, synchronize your digital televisors! Violet Wild's gonna take to the Valley's airwaves. ​We admit that this is totally a last minute kinda thing, but we just learned that Tempe alt-poppers Violet Wild are gonna be performing a special acoustic set on today's edition ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2009

    More Than 90 Party Related Arrests in Three Days; Can ASU Reclaim "Party School" Status?

    www.babyjakemedia.com ASU is back in session, and Tempe police are ready and waiting​As ASU's status as a "party school" has declined in recent years, we should have known that you can't keep a good dog down.Tempe police say that on Thursday and Saturday of last week, they made more than 90 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2009

    Impact Zone Wrestling Finds a New (Temporary) Home

    ​As we reported yesterday, the closure of Tempe nightclub The Sets this past weekend left Impact Zone Wrestling, the Valley's resident grappling group, searching for a new location to hold its bi-weekly slamfests. We just spoke with IZW spokeperson Chris McClennan, who informed us that they've ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2009

    Club Candids at the Sail Inn

    ​It's sort of our job to attend any theme party in town so when we heard about the Sail Inn's Toga Party, we figured it would be a slideshow-worthy night.And it was...if you're into hippies and male nipples, that is (click here for the goods).The Tempe bar is tucked away on Farmer, North of Univer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2009

    The Sounds World Tour to Include Stop at Marquee Theatre

    That is pretty much how I see The Sounds -- a smoking hot Swedish lead singer surrounded by some dudes who play various instruments​Delightfully Swedish new wave rockers The Sounds are planning a world tour in support of their latest album, Crossing the Rubicon, and they just so happened to includ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2009

    Regions Bistro Reopens in Scottsdale

    A lot can happen in six months. For Regions Bistro & Bar in Scottsdale (9343 E. Shea), that span of time included a February debut (followed a month later by the opening of a sister location in Tempe), the swift departure of its original executive chef, a sudden closure in June (read the he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2009

    The Love Me Nots Set Album Release Date, Plan Tour

    ​The top act in Phoenix's garage rock scene, The Love Me Nots, has set a September 18 release date for their new record, Upsidedown Insideout, which they recorded at Mesa's Flying Blanket Recordings with the legendary Detroit-based producer Jim Diamond. (You can read my interview with Diamond, don ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2009

    Graffiti Artists in Tempe to be Identified by Their Work With New Computer Program

    Image: Wikimedia Commons​ You're a graffiti artist who takes pride in his work -- your stuff is really unique. And that's why Tempe police are going to catch you. (Or so cops think, anyway). Police in the college town plan to launch new computer software that is slated to help officers in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2009

    Smashburger Makes Arizona Debut This Fall

    ​From Fatburger to In-N-Out Burger, there's no shortage of burger joints in Tempe, but with thousands of ASU students to munch on them, what's one more? This fall, Denver-based burger chain Smashburger is hoping to take a bite out of that business with the opening o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2009

    Guitar Center Holding Blues Contest

    ​Guitar Center is hosting a contest to find "the next great blues guitarist" with local tryouts across the country, including Phoenix and Tempe. The winner of the national contest gets $40,000 in cash and prizes. Local sign-ups have begun -- they're allowing a maximum of 30 contestants per store ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2009

    This Week In Chow Bella

    Another week has come and gone leaving us to ponder the upcoming events that will shape our lives and, more importantly, our dinners out. But before we move on, let's have one last look at the blog posts from this week: Three Roots Cafe Returns to the Tempe Scene Chef James Porter Readies His Pet ... More >>

  • News

    July 30, 2009
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    July 23, 2009

    Tempe Crackdown Near Light-Rail Tracks Planned; Motorists to be Cited for Risky Acts

        Speaking of light rail, Tempe police plan a one-day crackdown on motorists who play games with light-rail trains. On Wednesday, July 29, cops will be swarming near light-rail crossings, busting drivers who fail to stop for red lights, make "hazardous u-turns in front of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2009

    Free Dutch Bros. Coffee at Tempe Opening

    Even if you don't live in Tempe, free coffee might be enough of a reason to go a little out of your way today...especially if you're as over-caffeinated as we are. Dutch Bros. Coffee is opening a fifth location in Tempe today, at the corner of Mill Ave. and Southern -- and, in honor of the occasion ... More >>

  • Music

    July 9, 2009
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    June 26, 2009

    Save Rose Johnson's Bike Locker Mural at Tempe City Hall

    Just got a heads-up from Eric Iwerson, Senior Planner for the City of Tempe, that the city's talking about preserving one of artist Rose Johnson's murals that graces a bicycle locker at Tempe City Hall. The locker mural was executed by Johnson in 1997. Courtesy of City of TempeTempe City Hall Bicy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2009

    The Maine Jump To Warner Brothers

    Tempe pop-rockers The Maine have jumped from Fearless Records (a pretty decent label in it's own right) to Warner, one of The Big Four, reports Absolute Punk and elbo.ws.The band already had pretty legit distribution, but they're now making an even bigger push, re-releasing their 2008 debut, Cant' S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2009

    Flier of the Week: Sole Function

    If you dig Black Carl, you're likely to enjoy Tempe's Sole Function, a funky soul band that made this week's eyeball-blasting Flier of the Week for their show at Sail Inn. Actually, this very polished band also saves us the trouble of describing their sound in excruciating detail by helpfully upload ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2009

    Cops Catch Accused Child Killer in Tempe; Man Beat Mom and 14-Year-Old Nephew to Death

      Image: Tempe police Police captured a mentally ill man this morning in Tempe who stands accused of bludgeoning to death his mother and 14-year-old nephew. Phoenix police report this afternoon that Erick Lampert, 35, was caught in near 8600 South River in Tempe it was reporte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2009

    Curtains: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at Gammage

    Joan MarcusFor every person who claims that Tempe's Gammage Auditorium is a marvel of acoustic excellence, you can probably find one who's been subjected to plays that sound like talking mud. Apparently, it has to do with where you're sitting and what kind of performance it is -- whether it's instru ... More >>

  • Music

    June 4, 2009
  • Blogs

    June 1, 2009

    New in Tempe: Paldo Market

    Happiness is discovering a shiny new Korean grocery store. Paldo Market opened up about two months ago at the southeast corner of Southern and Mill in Tempe (9 E. Southern), and it's quite a find. Although it's not supermarket-sized, Paldo's got a really well-rounded selection of Korean edibles ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 21, 2009

    Open Water

    East Valley waterpark opens for season

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