• Blogs

    November 29, 2013

    Cockentrice: Forget About Turduckens, This You've Got to See

    Ah engastration -- as in the art of stuffing one animal into the insides of another animal, then cooking and eating it. The most popular example of engastration would arguably be the Turducken, or a chicken stuffed inside a duck stuffed inside a turkey. It's believed the crazy creation dates back to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2013

    Saveur's Menu Generating Slot Machine Solves Your Thanksgiving Woes

    Whatever happened to pot luck Thanksgivings? Or the days when you could whip up a few classic family recipes supplemented by store-bought pie and canned cranberries? The answer is, those days are long gone and now hostesses are expected to turn out a beautifully brined turkey (because deep frying ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2013

    Did President Obama Convince You of the Need for Military Action in Syria?

    President Obama addressed the nation yesterday to explain why he's pushing for some sort of military strike in Syria.While Arizona's congressional delegation is split on striking Syria, the one local poll done on the issue showed that Arizonans really don't want military action there.

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2013

    Turkish Coffee and London Pubs: Should They Be Protected By The Government?

    Locally owned American coffee houses are going to some extreme measures to counteract what are being called "laptop squatters," or people who camp out for long periods of time without spending more than a few dollars on coffee and food. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Luigi Di Ruocco, owne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2012

    James Porter Explains What He Hates About Foodies and Gives the Best Description Ever of Phoenix as a Restaurant Town

    See Also: Chef James Porter Leaves Big Earl's BBQ James Porter Petite Maison 7216 E. Shoeman Lane, Scottsdale 480-991-6887 This is part one of my interview with James Porter, chef-owner of Petite Maison. Come back tomorrow for part two, when Porter explains why Deadliest Cat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2012

    Yard House: Happy Hour Report Card

    ​The Spot: Yard House, 9401 W. Westgate Blvd., Glendale, (623) 872-3900. The Hours: 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 p.m. to close Sunday through Thursday The Details: Discounts on most drinks, like $2 off wine by the glass and well drinks for only $4.25-4.75, plus pi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2012

    Ten Favorite First Date Restaurants

    Hello Phoenix Cibo's Patio = Perfect First Date Spot​So you convinced that special someone -- or maybe that special someone that you've never actually met but you have a really strong connection with via instant messenger -- to actually go out to dinner with you. Where are going to take the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2011

    Lexi Huckaby at DiVerti Bar & Grill

    Zach Fowle ​The tender: Lexi HuckabyThe bar: DiVerti Bar & Grill (4 E. University Dr., 480-284-5972)The pedigree: Huckaby's father worked for an oil company, so the family moved a lot -- she  lived in Brazil, Dubai, Egypt, London, Bangkok and Turkey before turning 15. A "traveling b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    Five Best Food Fights on Film

    Tony Curtis (left) looks on as Jack Lemmon gets hit in the face with a brandy-flavored cream pie in 1965's The Great Race. Lemmon has a taste before proclaiming, "Brandy! Throw more brandy! Moooore brandy!" From the classic Laurel and Hardy custard pie fight to Eva Mendez angrily chucking veg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2011

    What's Selling: Revolver Records Top 10 Selling Albums of the Week​Since 2007, Revolver Records has kept its racks full of music elation with a vast collection of vinyl, CDs and DVDs. Their website boasts that the shop carries more than 25,000 new and used LPs, providing Phoenicians with plenty of ways to fill their ears with euphoria. Find out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    In Season: Purslane

    Whether you're a CSA devotee, a farmers' market weekender or consider ketchup a veg, we'll bring you fresh inspiration for how to prepare our local produce. This week's harvest: Purslane/Verdolagas Jennifer WoodsPurslane in the dirt​ Purslane is the fancy schmancy succulent weed that you see at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2011

    $10 Lunch at Mark's Cafe

    Maya Dukmasova Turkey wrap with mango-cantaloupe salsa at Mark's Cafe Today we bring you an extended version of our "$10 Lunch" feature -- one with a backstory. ​ Mark's Cafe in south Tempe has been around for years, but you may remember it by the old and slightly confusing name: Culinary S ... More >>

  • Film

    May 26, 2011
  • Blogs

    April 29, 2011

    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. The Ron Swanson Turkey Burger: A Fried Turkey Leg Inside a Grilled Hamburger ( ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2011

    Susie Timm's Perfect Food Day

    Susie Timm ​Susie Timm is an ASU grad who started as a banker and then switched gears completely by co-founding Foodies Like Us. She currently blogs over at Girl Meets Fork about all things food. Timm says she's an incredibly adventurous eater -- from sushi to steak and everything in bet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    Nov. 19 In Blogs: Pot, Harry Potter, Snoop Dogg, Beer, and DMX

    ​​​In the 24-hour news cycle, it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries:

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    Chef Wade Moises Unveils New Menus at Adobe Restaurant

    ​If you're not a regular at the swanky Arizona Biltmore Golf Club, Adobe Restaurant probably isn't on your radar. And even if you are, you might think of the restaurant as just a pitstop on your way to the championship courses. But that might change now that Wade Moises is in charge.The chef ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2010

    Ranch-Dressing Flavored Mints, Maggot-Covered Candy Apples -- and Worse

    ​We rarely meet a candy that we won't try, let alone one we don't like. These 6 candies sound so disgusting we are not even willing to give them the benefit of the doubt. So here we go judging books by their covers and knocking it before we try it. Hey,the line has to be drawn somewhere!  ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2010

    Phoenix Suns Center Robin Lopez Invited to Team USA Basketball Camp Robin Lopez​Phoenix Suns center Robin Lopez is getting an opportunity to shine. Lopez, who will be entering his third year in the league this fall, has been invited to Team USA's training camp next week in Las Vegas. Team USA will play in the world championships in Turkey from Augu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2010

    SanTan Brewing Celebrates 'Burgers & Beer' This Week

    SanTan Brewing Company is celebrating American Craft Beer Week, which kicks off today, with a daily "Burger & Beer" pairing. Each day this week, the downtown Chandler microbrewery will create a different specialty burger to complement one of its unique ales: Today: Smoked bacon cheeseburger, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2010

    Cheba Hut : Lunch $10 and Under

    ​Cheba Hut "Toasted Subs" is silly. Cheech and Chong posters on the wall, big paper mache blunts hanging from the ceiling that say "order here," and a menu that reads like an honor roll of marijuana varietals over the years.  Most of the sandwiches have been named after strains of marij ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2010

    Phallic Foods and Other Tasty Treats at the Arizona Renaissance Festival

    If you've been to the Arizona Renaissance Festival before, you know how the shows work. Most are wholesome, family-friendly entertainment: comedic storytellers, singing nuns, a prankster hypnotist. Then there are the shows labeled LC for "Loose Cannon" -- i.e. bring the kiddies at the risk ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2010

    Phoenix Students Schooled on How Sheriff Joe Arpaio Came to Be Wonder... How Much Longer Can He Last?

    We spoke last week to a north Phoenix high-school class about our "experiences in journalism." ​It was early in the day, and the majority of the students were, shall we say, less than engaged in the, um, dialogue. But the class of about 25 boys and girls gat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2009

    10 for 2010: Food Trends for College Kids

    For me, college was mostly a blur of all-day breakfast at Tom's (the diner storefront always pictured in Seinfeld episodes), roast beef sandwiches from the student center, and bagels from anywhere I could get 'em. But college kids these days are eating a lot more sophisticated grub, it seems. Sodex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2009

    Sweetbreads at Tempe's Caffe Boa

    ​ For my dad's annual visit to Arizona last weekend, I wanted to take him out to a nice dinner at someplace where the food would be great and the atmosphere would be comfortable -- anything too trendy wouldn't suit him one bit. So we hit up Caffe Boa in Tempe, which I've always liked (and wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2009

    Hot Links: Home Invasions, Sarah Palin, and Oprah Winfrey

    Incoming Arizona Board of Regents president Ernest Calderon is proposing a plan that would cut the cost of four-year degrees. The proposal would allow students to attend community college for three years, and then an Arizona university their final year...A Mesa woman reportedly shot two home inv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2009

    Gross Out: Arizona Heart Hospital Cafeteria Fails Inspection -- Again

      Hospital cafeterias are renowned for serving food that's not so tasty, but we thought such a place would at least follow the rules. And yet the Arizona Heart Hospital near 19th Street and Thomas hasn't passed a county restaurant inspection since February 2007! The cafeteria has received ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 22, 2009

    Restless Spiritualist

    Globetrotting photog tracks time and myth

  • Calendar

    November 27, 2008

    Restless Spiritualist

    Globetrotting photog tracks time and myth

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2008

    Brew Review: Rogue's Juniper Pale Ale

    By Jonathan McNamara There is one election day ritual that I’ve missed out on twice now thanks to my decision to be a member of the press instead of the sit at home and watch our country’s fate on CNN crowd: the post-election beer. So when I found myself with some free time (as I was no longe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2008

    Gross Out: Fenix Eatery & Bar gets Two "No Award" Inspections

    By Amy Silverman Like Chelsea's Kitchen a couple blocks away, Fenix Eatery & Bar on Camelback Road recently received back-to-back "no award" ratings.

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2008

    Budget Beat: Ararat

    By Jay Bennett Hummus, kebabs, falafel — just say the word and I'm there. So when a Budget Beat reader named Natalie said the word, I was more than willing to oblige. She suggested I hit up one of her favorite Middle Eastern spots, Ararat. So the missus and I headed for a faraway land called Avo ... More >>

  • News

    June 26, 2008
  • Calendar

    May 15, 2008

    Headbangers Ball


  • Music

    November 22, 2007

    Seven Nights of DJs and Dancing

    Who's spinning what, where and when

  • Calendar

    November 22, 2007

    RedMonkey Trouble

    "SuperMixer" beats a pass-out at Denny's anytime

  • Music

    January 4, 2007

    Snap To It

    Comeback kids, rhymin' Limeys and songs about partying defined Hip-Hop Nation in 2006

  • Home Entertainment

    December 21, 2006

    Posterizing EA

    NBA 2K7 towers over the competition

  • Film

    November 3, 2005

    Pluck Off

    Something's coming down, but not the sky

  • News

    October 21, 2004


    Letters from the week of October 21, 004

  • Film

    October 21, 2004

    Heaven Can Wait

    Warriors of Heaven and Earth makes you wait for the payoff

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 18, 2003


    Arizona State Office Building

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 21, 2000

    Best Chain Restaurant

    Roy's Pacific Rim Cuisine
    2501 East Camelback
    (and 7001 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, 480-905-1155)

  • Film

    August 31, 2000

    Knives and Lovers

    Ethereal Girl on the Bridge cuts to the quick

  • Calendar

    October 15, 1998
  • Music

    January 2, 1997

    Something Old, Something New

    In 1996, punk was murdered by its parents and resurrected by its children

  • Dining

    November 7, 1996
  • Calendar

    January 4, 1996
  • Dining

    July 29, 1992
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