Despite overwhelming evidence that the American public is sick to death of Dominique Ansel's trendy pastry hybrid, the Cronut -- seriously, people, there's even scientific proof -- it seems food producers, or at least East Coast bakeries, aren't ready to give up on the trend just yet. Proof: There ... More >>
Backstreet BoysComerica TheatreSeptember 6, 2013 The Backstreet Boys have been in comeback mode--yes, I know the album’s called Never Gone--for almost 10 years now. I don’t think we spend enough time thinking about how weird that is. When bitter rivals *NSYNC made their comeback at the ... More >>
Editor's note: After the insanity of the last two weeks, we decided that the Amy's Baking Company saga desperately needed some context. New Times food critic Laura Hahnefeld graciously complied. A tall, thin man with long, gray hair and a pair of saggy but expensive jeans shakes the handles of tw ... More >>
AndyTalk: Salt - It's So Much More Than Sodium Chloride It's Valentine's Day and that means stress, especially if you're a bit of a procrastinator and/or you think that the card you bought just isn't enough. If you've got some chocolate on hand, even in bar form, you can make the best hand-made va ... More >>
Since he was a finalist on Bravo's Top Chef Miami in 2009, Brian Malarkey has gone on to host TLC's Mega Bites, made appearances on The Today Show, and opened five restaurants in San Diego (Searsucker, Burlap, Gingham, Gabardine, and Herringbone) as executive chef and partner. See also: - Searsucke ... More >>
Since he was a finalist on Bravo's Top Chef Miami in 2009, Brian Malarkey has gone on to host TLC's Mega Bites, made appearances on The Today Show, and opened five restaurants in San Diego (Searsucker, Burlap, Gingham, Gabardine, and Herringbone) as executive chef and partner. And now, a second loc ... More >>
Beau MacMillan elements Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa 5700 E. McDonald Drive 480-948-2100 www.sanctuaryoncamelback.com This is part one of my interview with Beau MacMillan, executive chef of elements at Sanctuary Resort and Spa. Come back on Tuesday for part two. If Phoenix has a bon ... More >>
Larry White, Jr. Lo-Lo's Fried Chicken & Waffles 10 W. Yuma Street, Phoenix 602-340-1304 and 2765 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale 480-945-1920 www,loloschickenandwaffles.com This is part two of my interview with Larry White, Jr. (Lo-Lo), the owner of Lo-Lo's Chicken & Waffles. In case you missed it, ... More >>
One crustacean cream, please.So the Pink Spot, the all-day breakfast, coffee, and scoop joint in Phoenix, is carrying lobster ice cream through the month of July. And before you think some Valley schemester is forcing mutant scorpions from the canal into an icy dessert, this frozen crustacean ... More >>
www.icanhascheezburger.comWhen one candidate has been quoted this week as saying -- amongst several (several) other douchey remarks -- "I'm tired of pretending like I'm not special...like I'm not a bitchin' rock star from mars," and the other tried to publicly vilify an elementary school, t ... More >>
Any excuse to hang out at the iconic Arizona Biltmore resort is great (oh, that architecture!), but if you've got a thing for gourmet cooking, there's extra incentive to visit, thanks to the new "Inside the Chef's Studio" series. This will be your chance to step inside the Biltmore's main k ... More >>
MTV's annual Video Music Awards have been working their way steadily downhill for a few years now.This year's show was pretty damn near the bottom of the slope, one would hope. The 2010 iteration included predictable performances, a lack of pans to stars in the crowd, and a lack of award winners ... More >>
Jonathan McNamaraCat Cora prepares an Egyptian bread salad at Changing Hands bookstore.It's no shock that Cat Cora didn't really cook anything for her book-signing at Changing Hands Bookstore last night. On errant whiff of smoke from a cook top and the overhead sprinklers at Changing Hands wo ... More >>
While we at Chow Bella strive to provide you with the the best coverage of fine dining, interviews with the most sophisticated chefs in the greater Phoenix area, and recipes that will amuse even the most sophisticated bouche, we also realize that every once in a while you need a tomato and potato ch ... More >>
Another Hell's Kitchen, another ride on the Chef Ramsay roller coaster. In last week's first episode, it didn't take long for Gordo to send food flying all over the kitchen, repeatedly kick defenseless stainless steel appliances, and shout out such gems as, "You're gonna blow someone's mind off!" ... More >>
Tammi Smith during an appearance on The Today ShowTempe police arrested the woman who had hoped to adopt Gabriel Johnson before the 8-month-old went missing more than six weeks ago.Tammi Smith, 37, was labeled a person of interest by the Tempe Police Department in mid-January after police f ... More >>
Executive Chef Beau MacMillan of elements at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain is somewhat of a local legend. He's been on NBC's The Today Show three times. He cooked at The James Beard House. He even beat Chef Bobby Flay with his delicious Kobe beef dishes on a 2006 episode of Iro ... More >>
Brenda Combs is a former crack addict from Phoenix whose successful efforts at turning her life around will be featured in a planned book. And that same book may help Slim Smith, (right), a disgraced local newspaper columnist and former alcoholic, turn his own life around. Smith, who was fired ... More >>
Cardinals go to the Super Bowl, Arizona gets a windfall of PR. Totally expected. But publicity for a local chef is certainly an unusual perk for the Phoenix culinary world. Turns out, executive chef Beau MacMillan, from Elements at the Sanctuary on Camelback, is the lucky one getti ... 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: Arizona Cardinals Send Off In Video Arizona Cardinals Get Big Airport ... More >>
Jose Avila's furniture designs are out of the box
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New exhibit looks at the designs of a decade
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Digging out of the Valley's pizza rut
Paul Hewitson has spent the Last two years in a place he calls hell.
The Republic's ex-Idiot Girl gets her revenge
When you're drinking with Doug Click, "the bat man vigilante," there's more than one kind of chaser at the bar.
Phoenix counselor finds a different kind of gold at the Winter Olympics
Valley jazz musician Rob Schuh pounded skins, pumped iron, shot steroids, went to prison and almost died. Now the feisty trapsman has added an organ to his repertoire -- a transplanted kidney.
Ricky Martin is in a show-biz tailspin. The boy needs help. And he needs it now.
Once a week, skaters and fetishists take over the studio
If the senator will listen, he might learn why he's trailing George W. Bush in his home state
Why the current, slick Courtney Love actually rings truer than the disheveled baby doll of the past
Tweaker inmate who died at the hands of jailers was also a loving son