For all you swanky food lovers out there, one luxury travel agency is offering a hot deal on the dining excursion of a lifetime. No really, it costs, like, a lifetime's worth of savings. If you can afford to shell out £182,000 per couple, or $274,547 US, they'll take you and a guest on a trip to ... More >>
Federal authorities have charged two would-be Grand Canyon guides for taking 90 clients from the Valley on an unauthorized, rim-to-rim day hike.Duane Hager, a Litchfield Park real estate agent, and his business partner Michael Stephens, the principals of Rim to Rim Adventures, face four counts relat ... More >>
Okay, we didn't really take a press junket to Puerto Vallarta. But we apparently could have, for no more trouble than preparing an assignment letter for the Mexico city's Tourism Board and its PR company, Latititude. Check out the letter to "journalists" below. Sounds like we can expect to soon re ... More >>
A Tempe man who left his 11-month-old son in a running bathtub last year was in Maricopa County Superior Court this morning where he was sentenced to six months in jail and 10 years probation.Jason Achondo, 28, pleaded guilty to one count of child abuse in November.Achondo and his baby-mama, 23 ... More >>
A Tempe woman who left her 11-month-old son in a running bathtub last year was in Maricopa County Superior Court this morning where she was sentenced to six months in jail and 10 years probation.Additionally, Summer Dawn Angelly, 23, was given a deferred six-month sentence.Angelly pleaded guilty ... More >>
Ignore what the spouse, partner or family member of any cyclist says; cyclists are incredibly easy to shop for. Just drop by a bike shop and look for something that looks cool and it's guaranteed to be a hit (even if the recipient already has it 'cause the only thing better than owning some ... More >>
A Tempe man and his baby-mama have each pleaded guilty to one count of child abuse after leaving their 11-month-old baby in a running bathtub earlier this year.Initially, Summer Dawn Angelly, 23, and Jasen Anchondo, 28, pleaded not guilty to the same charge. The couple was arrested in Augu ... More >>
Despite the efforts of anti-Arizonans like Congressman Raul Grivalva, a boycott against the state this year appears to have failed miserably. Grivalva was among the critics of Arizona's harsh immigration law, SB1070, who called for the boycott. City councils across the country ... More >>
Party like its 1912 at Rockin R
Regular readers of Chow Bella already know we're big on putting your money where your mouth is. Now Governor Jan Brewer is helping to push the same message as part of a statewide campaign to "kick-start the economy" through dining out at local restaurants. Dine4AZ, launched today by Shamrock ... More >>
www.scottybud.comAs we sit on the cusp of kissing the daunting 110 degree days goodbye for eight glorious months, we can be certain of one thing: They're coming.That's right; as the majority of the country prepares to freeze its ass off for the rest of the year, as Phoenicians we prepare for the ... More >>
Buccaneers shanghai the Salt
By Sloane Burwell Jeff Fischer isn’t your ordinary barista. After 20 years in the hospitality industry, he and his wife took ownership of Lux Coffee Bar, so that his wife could pursue her life’s dream of owning a coffee shop. Under his watchful eye and warm smile, Lux has emerged as more than a ... More >>
As of yesterday afternoon, representatives from the Phoenician said they had no information that Mary Elaine's, finally, would close after months of rumors that the resort's legendary upscale dining establishment would become a new concept from celebrity chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, who has a par ... More >>
Yes, it's true -- the James Beard Award-winning chef de cuisine at the Valley's most luxurious resort dining destination is moving on. Thompson made the announcement at a staff meeting yesterday afternoon. The news isn't entirely surprising. Anytime I hear about someone winning such prestigious c ... More >>
The Phoenix City Council can't sanction the $350 million, city-owned convention center hotel. By law, a referendum must be held.
Milagros (in Fiesta Inn)
The hits just keep on coming at Phoenix City Hall
In 1998, the Phoenix Civic Plaza lost $20 million. City officials don't mind. They made up the loss with your tax money, just as they do every year.
Bank One Ballpark was touted as a powerful economic engine for downtown. Data show, however, that BOB has fueled sales mostly for BOB. The meager spillover doesn't bode well for the Arizona Cardinals' stadium aspirations.