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  • Blogs

    March 13, 2012

    Last Night's Town Hall Meeting on Clubhouse Music Venue Shooting Filled With Anger, Accusations, and Rhetoric

    ​Tempers flared and angry words filled the air at last night's town hall discussion regarding the Clubhouse Music Venue and the recent gang-related shooting that look place in its parking lot.Angry accusations and livid tirades filled the air inside a packed meeting room at the Tempe History Museu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2012

    Cookies From Home Doling Out 3 Free Or 50% Off Chocolate Chip Cookies March 5-9 For National Cookie Week

    If you like chocolate chip cookies, free things and can get your rear to Tempe during regular work hours this week (March 5-9) and you will be a mighty happy person.

  • Music

    March 1, 2012
  • Blogs

    February 17, 2012

    ASU Gammage Holds Lottery For Cheap Wicked Tickets

    ​No one gets stoned to death, and you only have to pay if you win -- doesn't get much better than that. Tickets for the Broadway tour of Wicked, which started its current Tempe run on Wednesday, are scarce and/or spendy. To make your last-minute, fingers-crossed bottom-feeding more potentially pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2012

    Zen's Cafe Opens Third Location In Tempe

    ​And the new restaurant openings this month just keep on comin,' folks. Zen's Cafe, the locally owned, small casual eatery chain from owners Adrian Yap and son Steven, opened its newest location last week at 19 East Broadway Road (Broadway and Mill Avenue) in Tempe. In the former spot of El ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2012

    ASU Basketball In Telltale Series of Games Vs. Oregon Schools

    The ASU Sun Devils play their first home game of the young Pac-12 season tonight in Tempe against the Oregon Ducks, a contest that will tell us a lot about what to expect for the rest of the season.​The beleaguered Devils, who are 5-10 overall and 1-2 in the re-formed conference (Utah and Colorado ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2012

    Want to Write a Song for Bears of Manitou?

    ​Not content to earn a few comparisons to Hall & Oates, a few listens, and a few laughs, Tempe-based folkies Bears of Manitou have wasted no time in following up their 1-866-25-BEARS hotline with another promotional stunt. That's right, according to the band's Fiverr page, for just $5, you can su ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 29, 2011
  • Blogs

    December 14, 2011

    The Ghost of Eastside Records Opens Friday

    Benjamin LeathermanThe vinyl frontier awaits at The Ghost of Eastside Records in Tempe.​Attention vinyl collectors, music geeks, and audiophiles of the Valley: One of your favorite record stores will finally be reborn on Friday. The Ghost of Eastside Records, the pop-up reincarnation of the now- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2011

    Ice Cream Sandwich Specialty Shop, Slickables, Coming to Tempe

    Baldo Besich​​Looks like something cool is about to happen on Mill Avenue in Tempe. Former San Franciscans and ex-corporate types Tina Chau and Sam Chang moved to the Valley a little over two months ago when, after a cross-country location-hunting excursion, they selected Tempe to be th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2011

    ¿Qué pasa con Taco Migo? Fast Food Spot in Tempe Changes Its Concept and Name After Just a Few Months

    The banner for Taco Migo's new name, Migo's, hangs out front over the old sign.​In July, I reported on a new taco shop in Tempe called Taco Migo. Located on Baseline Road in what used to be an abandoned lot across from Arizona Mills mall and right off I-10, the fast-casual taqueria's food was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2011

    Three Places to Get Breakfast in Downtown(ish) Tempe... If You Must

    ​In an effort to make mom proud, Chow Bella's taking a good, hard look at the most important meal of the day in the form of Scrambled, a weekly review of local breakfast spots.We love downtown Tempe and its ever-flowing supply of booze. But in a town populated primarily of college s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2011

    Sebastien Millon, What Are You Listening To?

    Sebastien Millon Sebastien Millon You can check out the local artist and fashion designer's work here. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? NPR. I love keeping up on the news, but they also have so many great stories on culture, in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    Halloween Otoacoustic Emissions at St. Augustine's Parish in Tempe

    2010's Otoacoustic Emissions at St. Augustine's Parish in Tempe​When I was young, my family attended a church in Chandler where we would have a "Harvest Fest" on October 31, an alternative to the perceived Satantic nastiness of Halloween. I still got to dress as Superman; I still got to eat pi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2011

    Braids at Sail Inn (Video)

    Whoever decided to do an outdoor show at Sail Inn on Friday night was certainly a brave person. Until around 10 p.m. the Fall Frenzy on Tempe Town Lake could clearly be heard. Fortunately, the lineup that night were poised perfectly to take on such a challenge and the background sounds were not an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2011

    Closing Soon: Downtown's Thai Elephant

    ​It looks like you are going to have to get your Thai fix from somewhere else -- and if you have been to the competition, then this isn't good news. Thai Elephant, located in a prime downtown spot off Central and Adams will be shutting its doors as of October 25th. This make us about as happy ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 29, 2011
  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    This Guy's Trying to Lure Kids Into His SUV in Tempe

    Tempe Police DepartmentIf you know a guy who looks like this composite sketch -- and who drives a silver Rav4 -- call the cops.​If you know someone who looks the illustration above, call the cops -- according to Tempe police, he's been trying to lure kids into his SUV in several separate incidents ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 8, 2011
  • Blogs

    August 10, 2011

    Club Candids at Vintage

    ​Mill Avenue is loud, and Vintage is no exception, perched on the corner of 4th Street and Mill blasting dance music to passerbys. It's loud for a reason, Vintage has a huge dance floor full of Tempe's finest. We captured the mischief in this week's Club Candids slideshow.

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2011

    Stolen Ashes of Tempe Woman's Dead Husband Found and Returned, Tucson Man Arrested

    mcso.orgAnthony Jessup Sr.​The ashes of Karen Dory's husband were found Saturday after a two-month search by Tempe police. During a plea for the public's help Thursday, 76-year-old Dory remained confident in her hopes that the ashes of her husband, Grant Dory, would be returned. The next day, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2011

    Five Phoenix Happy Hours Before 5 p.m.

    Photo by: Catherine Slye Daytime happy hour haven, Barrio Cafe.​Screw the pooch, happy-hour is man's real best friend-- or the real man's best friend. Whether it's a standard happy hour or a reverse, any time is a good time to eat, drink, and be merry at a discounted price. But a daytime ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2011

    What's Selling: Hoodlums Top 10 Selling Albums of the Week

    http://www.hoodlumsmusic.com​Washed Out's Within and Without topped last week's list at Stinkweeds. This week we look at what's selling at Tempe neighborhood music store Hoodlums. The independently-owned music and movie haven has been rooted in Tempe since 1998, when they first opened their ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2011

    West 6th Tempe, Formerly Centerpoint Towers, Ready for Residents to Move In On Monday

    Image: Ray SternThe lights are on at West 6th Tempe, formerly the Centerpoint Condominium towers. On Monday, renters will be allowed to move in.​Six years after construction began, and following nearly three years of inactivity, one of the towers at Sixth Street and Maple Avenue in Tempe will welc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    The Persuaders' Lawrence Zubia on Major Labels, The Tempe Scene, and New Album

    ​Featuring former members of Tempe jangle-pop kings The Pistoleros, Dead Hot Workshop, The Gin Blossoms, and Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers, The Persuaders debuted earlier this year, cranking out the same kind of melodic pop rock that defined the sound of their earlier bands.If you've spent any ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    CLOSED: Caffe Boa Bistro

    ​Well, it ain't due to any health inspection issues. Caffe Boa Bistro, the Italian-inspired eatery in the Las Sendras Plaza in Mesa, has closed for business. A spin-off the the original location in Tempe (both are owned by Jay and Christine Wisniewski, and the Tempe spot was once home to loc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2011

    This Guy Robbed Three Banks

    If you know this guy, call the cops.​The man pictured above is responsible for three bank robberies over the past month, and cops need the public's help tracking him down.

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    Free Yoppi Yogurt and Chicken Waffles on a Stick in Today's Eater's Digest

    snappygourmet.com​Hungry for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives?It's free yogurt day! Yoppi Frozen Yogurt is inviting everyone down to their new south Tempe yogurt shop for a free cup of their frozen yogurt. The yogurt chain first opened in Northern Califo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2011

    Ncounter To Open in Tempe in July

    ​Hm, "Nteresting." Thom Coker and his wife, Kathy, owners and founders of T.C. Eggington's in Mesa, are planning a new venture on Mill Avenue in Tempe called Ncounter. Like T.C. Eggington's, Ncounter, described as "hip Nspired deliciousness in a indoor/outdoor atmosphere with an urban cool v ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2011

    Where Am I Eating?

    ​ I normally don't cheat on my beloved Pho from Khai Hoan in Tempe but I was in dire need of the stuffed grape leaves from this much talked about Vietnamese spot off Camelback. I tried to order multiple un-pho items from the huge menu but sadly, they seemed to be out of everything including st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2011

    Lunch under $10 at Cafe Lalibela

    Alicha Sega Wat and Fosolia wrapped in Injera. Translation: Tender Beef Cubes in Mild Sauce with Spiced Green Beans wrapped in Ethiopian Flat Bread.​When there are only 60 minutes in a lunch hour, most folks with a schedule grab a cold sandwich to save time and money. Cafe Lalibela is o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2011

    Twin Peaks and Pie: Mondays this Summer at Cartel

    ​To beat the summer heat, Cartel Coffee Lab in Tempe will be working their way through the entire Twin Peaks series.  Each Monday night from 7-10 pm, the badass baristas at Cartel will play a couple of episodes.  ​For the event, Cartel brings in fresh pies from their do ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 5, 2011
  • Blogs

    April 29, 2011

    Tempe Police Looking for Ponytailed and Painted Bank Robber

    Tempe PD Know this guy? Call the cops. ​Do you know a dude with a ponytail who just happened to get a lot richer in the past few days? Because the Tempe Police Department is looking for a bank robber just like that. About 1:40 p.m. Tuesday, the guy pictured to the left went into the First ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 28, 2011
  • Blogs

    April 27, 2011

    Serial Flasher/Public Masturbator/Boob Grabber on the Loose in Tempe

    It is when you're doing it at a public pool.​The Tempe Police Department is asking the public's help in tracking down a guy authorities say has been exposing himself -- and masturbating in front of -- sun-bathing female 20-somethings as they lounge around pools at area apartment complexes.In the l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2011

    Railroad Revival Tour in Tempe Last Night

    Maria VassettOld Crow Medicine Show's fiddler performs at the Railroad Revival Tour in Tempe.​Railroad Revival TourTrain tracks at S. Farmer Ave. and W. 5th St.Saturday, April 23, 2011Aside from some setup issues on this leg of the tour, the Railroad Revival tour is a truly great concept that, onc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2011

    YouTube Tour Comes to Tempe Tuesday

    ​YouTube brings it's first national tour, the 6 week, 27 city "DigiTour" through Club Red in Tempe tomorrow night.   The line-up features many of the video site's most popular novelties, accounting for more than one billion views combined.MysteryGuitarMan, Dave Days and AutoTun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2011

    Monti's Culinary Masters Dinner and Maple Kielbasa Waffles in Today's Eater's Digest

    passthesushi.com​ Hungry for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives?Beau MacMillian, Meet Monti's La Casa ViejaMonti's La Casa Vieja's Culinary Masters series continues tonight as chef Beau MacMillian creates a special menu for the 55 year old Tempe resta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2011

    ASU Secretly Growing Bananas on Tempe Campus

    ASU Farmers' Market​Something interesting popped up among the locally grown carrots and lettuce heads at last week's ASU Farmers' Market: tiny clusters of still-green bananas grown right in downtown Tempe. Apparently, the banana trees are just one of many fruit-bearing plants on campus.ASU's harve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    Girl Talk at Marquee Theatre Last Night

    Maria VassettGirl Talk performs live in Tempe.​Girl TalkMarquee Theatre in TempeWednesday, March 23, 2011You know that moment at a Pixies show when the first wooooo-ewwww of "Where Is My Mind?" kicks in and the old grungers in the crowd go crazy? Or that instant where the tween girls with love Mil ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 17, 2011
  • Blogs

    March 16, 2011

    Tempe Tavern To Open on Apache & McClintock

    ​New bar Tempe Tavern is set to open in a few weeks in the historic White Dairy Barn building, formerly the home off Murphy's Pub, on the Northeast corner of Apache and McClintock.According to the city of Tempe's historical properties website, the building is the only known river cobble building l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2011

    Tempe's Tiberias Foster's Good at Two Things: Running From Cops and Whipping IT Out in Public

    www.cheezburger.comThe man pictured is NOT Tiberias Foster. His photo's coming soon.​Tiberias Foster, a 22-year-old Tempe man, is a slippery character -- he managed to get away from Tempe police officers three times yesterday before he was found hiding in a bush at an apartment complex by a police ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2011

    Now Open: Poppa Maize on Mill Avenue

    ​It's been well over a year since Poppa Maize nabbed a year's worth of free rent in the Mill Avenue Retail Competition. Lately, we've been wondering whether the local popcorn purveyor's Tempe branch would ever materialize. That day has finally arrived -- and ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2011

    Lunch Under $10 at Pho Nhat

    ​Located in The number 3: Rare Beef Pho with fresh sprouts, lemons, jalapenos, and herbs for garnish. a small plaza at the southeast corner of Rural and University in Tempe, which houses at least five varieties of international cuisine, Pho Nhat Vietnamese and Chinese Restaurant is a goo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    One Taste At A Time, Indian Fair Chef's Demos and Holy Grilled Cheese in Today's Eater's Digest

    www.pipandebby.com​Hungry for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives?Heard Museum Indian Fair & MarketJoin the Heard Museum this weekend for the 53rd Annual Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair and Market. The Fair kicks off tonight at 5:30 with a preview recepti ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 24, 2011
  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    Most Crime in Tempe Down -- Murder: Not So Much

    ​The Tempe Police Department released its annual crime report this morning, and most crime in the city is down -- except murder, which is way, way up.In total, there were 12 homicides in Tempe in 2010, which is the most the city has seen since 2000, when there were 13. In 2009, there were only two ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    ASU Police Records Show University's Losing Thousands -- From People Breaking the U's Stuff

    replayphotos.com Sparky, with what looks like some sort of burglary tool to break into the women's locker room​Last week, we reported on the more than $215,000 worth of property stolen from Arizona State University between 2009 and 2010. There's also another aspect of crimes against the un ... More >>

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