Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Ducey's spokeswoman Melissa DeLaney declined to comment Tuesday when I contacted her regarding this week's cover story on Ducey's hailing from an infamous Toledo organized crime family. But Wednesday, she gave a statement to the Arizona Republic's Laurie Rob ... More >>
Roosevelt Row will be heating up next weekend when the third annual Roosevelt Row Chile Pepper Festival goes down. The spicy event will take place on Saturday, September 27 at the A.R.T.S. Market from 5 to 11 p.m. In addition to naming a best chile pepper dish during the event, Roosevelt Row will ... More >>
It's "Candidates Day" at North Scottsdale Christian, a conservative, non-denominational place of worship just north of Pima Road and Dynamite Boulevard, where about 60 Democratic, Libertarian, and Republican candidates have assembled on a recent Sunday to introduce themselves. The politicians are a ... More >>
After a two-year break from hosting food truck fests, Roosevelt Row and the Phoenix Street Food Coalition are back with Taste of the Trucks, a two-day food truck fest. On Saturday, October 26, and Sunday, October 27, they're bringing 50 trucks downtown for an event with live music and a beer and win ... More >>
Quick, name five female chefs in the Valley. If that exercise proved difficult, it may be because, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, fewer than 15 percent of professional chefs and head cooks in the country are women. But from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 10, at the Art Institute o ... More >>
There's going to be a lot to see and do at the Chow Bella/Roosevelt Row Pie Social this Saturday, but stay focused -- there are going to be a lot people on the same mission: Drop off the pies (optional), get the tasting tickets, find the best pies, taste, and repeat. You might need a little help t ... More >>
Curious about what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions where to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This Weekend.
When Bettye LaVette swears, she swears. The Detroit songstress sounds passionate when she talks (and occasionally tosses out a little blue language), but she punctuates each burst with a wonderful laugh, one that somehow conveys the power in her voice as much as her songs. She's been busy exercisin ... More >>
Looks as if the Valley's food truck phenomenon of 2011 is continuing into the start of the new year -- and this time, its bringing celebrity TV chef Tyler Florence and a bit of baseball with it. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., this Saturday, January 14, at Salt River Fields near Talking Stick Resort, the S ... More >>
Ando Muneno We're counting down the days to Pie Social 2011 -- 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 12 at 408 E. Roosevelt in downtown Phoenix. Don't forget, you can get in on the action yourself. Here aredetails for community bakers. And don't forget about our celebrity bakers ... More >>
Hey Phoenix, are you ready for pie? Roosevelt Row and Chow Bella are pleased to announce the line-up for this year's celebrity pie contest -- part of 2011's Pie Social, Saturday, November 12 on Roosevelt Row in downtown Phoenix. If you don't bake in a commercial kitchen (and even if you d ... More >>
The tender: Mary Melton The bar: P.F. Chang's China Bistro (multiple locations) The pedigree: Melton found her first bartending job post-college, at an airport in Kansas City. After working her way around several bars and restaurants in that city, she moved to San Diego, where she ventured into r ... More >>
Well folks, it's finally happening. Worlds colliding. Lines blurring. Munchies are morphin', for reals.
Top of the RockLast week, Top of the Rock, the signature restaurant at The Buttes in Tempe, announced the appointment of Akos Szabo to the position of Chef de Cuisine. Alongside Executive Chef Gregory Wiener, Szabo will be tweaking the current menu in coming weeks to incorporate more seasonal and ... More >>
Will Phoenix ignore the Nazi goon squad November 7?Let's not mince labels, here: The neo-Nazi National Socialist Movement members who'll be rallying at the state Capitol this coming Saturday afternoon are lowlife degenerates. And I don't just mean that their anti-Semitism, outright racism and adorat ... More >>
How the Day Sounds
Gordon McGuire's becoming a role model for the severely disfigured. But he's by no means any sweet-natured Elephant Man type.
Covering the tracks of Truckers on Speed's raucous new CD
'Virtual' musicians get the gong at Theatre League
VH1 vice president's novel about the music business mourns an era just since passed
With Outta My Way, The Flys show what you can achieve with brains, brawn and Brian (Wilson, that is)
You've No Business Near Show Business gives local theater community a one-finger salute
A recap of the releases that made it worthwhile to own a CD player in 1998
Two new releases pit the new songs of Bacharach & Costello against the old classics of Bacharach & David
Lifestyles of the rich and famous (of miniature golf)
For a decade, Stephen C. Peterson has been the Energizer bunny of white-collar scamsters. And he's still going and going...