Gordas Baja Taco meets the most important criteria of Baja-style Mexican food: Seafood is heavily present on their menu, and it's fresh without being overcooked.
This week was a weird one for traffic in Phoenix, and around the state.In addition to the typical antics of bad drivers, there was some odd weather, extraordinarily packed roadways, and strangely vacant roadways due to Thanksgiving -- all captured by the Arizona Department of Transportation's highwa ... More >>
[Editor's Note: In his column Serrano Time, award-winning scribe and goofball Shea Serrano writes about his life and times.] The biggest concern in my life recently is that every show on my DVR is the regular definition version, rather than the high definition version. As you can see, things have a ... More >>
Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun certainly isn't the most popular guy in baseball since being suspended for the rest of this season for violating the league's drug policy.Many Arizona fans have been especially upset, given that Braun dominated the Diamondbacks in the 2011 playoffs. That same ... More >>
ADOTA couch in the HOV lane at Loop 101 and Thomas Road.Aside from the clueless driving that ruins the commute for the rest of us every single day, highway backups are sometimes caused by some weird things.Unfortunately, some of these weird things aren't captured on the Arizona Department of Transpo ... More >>
Out of all the places where ABC 15 could have looked for people to interview about their opinions on Trayvon Martin case, it just happened to pick Lo-Lo's Chicken & Waffles.Perhaps the lighting at the local basketball court wasn't conducive to filming television interviews that night.
An F-16 fighter jet crashed in a field near Luke Air Force Base yesterday evening, but both pilots were able to eject themselves from the plane, and avoided injury.According to an Air Force spokesman, the pilots "were conducting a routine training mission," and the cause of the accident is under inv ... More >>
If you're looking for someone to play in the iPhone game "Fun Run," you can add Republican Senator Jeff Flake's 15-year-old son Tanner, who plays under the name "N1ggerKiller."The teenager's offensive gaming screen name is just one slur he used on his Twitter account, which also includes statements ... More >>
MC Magic has been writing a column for us for a few months now, but anyone who follows Arizona's reigning slow-jam king on Twitter or Facebook knows that he's into keeping in touch with his fans. With that in mind--and because Ann Landers and Dear Abby just don't know you as well as he does--we'd ... More >>
I'm not sure this is a conventional reason to feel civic pride, but I'm going to put it out there: Phoenix completed Taylor Swift's Willy Wonka scavenger hunt in two hours flat, with two of eight sets of tickets going out in less than 30 minutes. That's faster, in my limited research, than most of t ... More >>
Twitter #Music -- the music-discovery service from the people who brought you #SomaliDirectionersLoveZayn-style declarations of collectivist fandom love -- rolled out this week, and people are . . . not especially happy with it. A blunt summary of the problems with it was passed around among tech-li ... More >>
Here's something that's totally normal: You can follow America's favorite murder defendant on Twitter. Seriously.There aren't too many tweets up there, but the story associating Arias with this account seems to check out.See also:-Psycho Killer: Jodi Arias' Kinky Death-Penalty Trial
It's become a tradition around here. Every week, on Monday -- the worst of all days -- we bring you our Top Five Must-See Shows in Phoenix this week. You know, to help make it all bearable. Dig in, kiddos.
Editor's Note: With a tip of the cap to the man, we bid Maynard James Keenan adieu. This is MJK's final column for Up on the Sun, as he's devoting 2013 to more music and more wine. You won't have to wait too long to hear some of the fruits of his labor: On Tuesday, February 19, Puscifer will release ... More >>
Hey, what are you doing at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, December 12? Wrong answer. You're heading downtown to Crescent Ballroom to hear some of the Valley's best writers nosh on the holidays, in the form of "Eating Christmas" -- our first-ever Christmas/Food mash-up. See also: -Tania Katan's Gasoline-S ... More >>
I can't believe there's actually a Twitter war going on (when isn't there a war on Twitter?) over the legitimacy of #Seapunk. What's that "hashtag seapunk," you ask? Imagine if you took Lisa Frank's fetish for porpoises, ran it through crappy late-'90s Geocities GIFs, and added some terrible, too- ... More >>
Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you stop doing it wro ... More >>
Mac Demarco @ Trunk Space| Tuesday, September 18Seeing totally disparate genre blends in one night is cool, but it's always nice to see a bill that is fully united under one auspice. I'm going to give last night's Mac Demarco show an easy filing: The Joy of the Floor Tom. Or, maybe: Precis on Reverb ... More >>
By now you've no doubt read, re-read, shared on Facebook and Twitter, and angrily commented on our friends at West Coast Sound's monster of a list, The 20 Worst Hipster Bands. Like it or hate it, it's hard to debate one key fact brought up by Ben Westhoff: "...most of today's 20 and 30-something b ... More >>
One Direction Comerica Theatre Sunday, June 10, 2012 See also: One Direction: Beautiful Lyrics Meet Breathtaking Photos See also: Can You Explain One Direction? No, Seriously Having a crush as a tween girl is sort of like being addicted to drugs: only the object of your affection will satiate you ... More >>
Former-Fleet Foxer J. Tillman turned Los Angeles mystic/comedian Father John Misty, took Pitchfork to task on Monday afternoon, taking to Twitter to express his beef with the sites review of his latest LP, Fear Fun (previous records were released under his given name). His mammoth rant against indie ... More >>
Scottsdale Police Lieutenant and candidate for Maricopa County sheriff Mike Stauffer's Twitter audience recently jumped from around 600 followers to more than 2,600 followers, thanks to a number of questionable accounts.Many of the new accounts seem fake, lack photos, and/or have zero or few Tweets. ... More >>
Violence and panic erupted outside of the Clubhouse Music Venue in Tempe last night as a fight between concertgoers at the Nipsey Hussle show escalated into a shooting that wounded 13 people. According to multiple messages on Twitter and statements from Tempe Police Department officials to the ... More >>
If a type of booze could be considered "high-brow," mead or "honey wine" would definitely be it. Known as the drink of choice during the Middle Ages and having influence over many important literary and mythological texts, the ancient history behind this favorite fermented honey drink dates back t ... More >>
New Orleans bounce queen Big Freedia opened recent track, "Almost Famous, with a succinct and powerful line: "I'd like to thank all my fans /And all my haters /For making me famous." Beef is beneficial for both parties involved: Music outlets love covering it, fans love chiming in, and any collate ... More >>
Ah, Record Store Day. Not only is it a time for audiophiles around the world to celebrate the music pushed by countless independently-owned record shops around the world, but it's also a time of special vinyl and CD releases. This year, Zia Records will be commemorating the occasion with the relea ... More >>
A round-up of tasty morsels from Valley food blogs. arizonacoffee.comWe met the friendly and well-educated-in-the-world-of coffee men from Mulch Coffee at the Stephanie Izard Goat Tour dinner and it appears that they are pouring a mean iced coffee at the south Scottsdale farmers' market. Mu ... More >>
The Love Park Festival's logo -- too cute to pass up.Oh my gosh, it's FINALLY here. Phoenix's first food truck festival is tomorrow! The most talked about event of the season is happening tomorrow evening on Roosevelt Row and we can't wait. We're super excited to see what kind of samples our ... More >>
They don't come much more "multi-cultural" than Rupa and the April Fishes. Born in California to Indian parents, songwriter Rupa Marya was raised in France, India, and the United States. The music she makes with her group, The April Fishes, borrows sounds from all of her cultures. French nouvel ... More >>
i.imgur.com/MLWRz.jpg Would you drink a Pants on the Ground Porter? How about Boom Gueze the Dynamite? The internet influences everything these days, and memes are the vehicles by which it does so. No one knows why certain YouTube videos and other messages on the internet become so popular ... More >>
It's that time again. We've compiled a small but meaningful list of great Twitter accounts for any Phoenix foodie to follow. We sometimes get hit with a "stomach bug" but often it is traced back to poor food handling measures. While it's rare, we read about people who get really sick and sometimes ... More >>
It's that time again. We've compiled a small but meaningful list of great Twitter accounts for any Phoenix foodie to follow. If you've ever wondered who was the creative photographer behind some of your favorite food pics, here they are. Rick Gayle Rick Gayle (@rickgayle) Has snapped pics ... More >>
I gave these gourmet tacos a try on a rare trip to Mill Ave. for happy hour. The beer battered fish tacos were fried to a perfect crisp and served with spicy slaw and picked Fresno peppers in warm flour tortillas. The tacos were good but needed a fair amount of salsa to spic ... More >>
It's that time again. We've compiled a small but meaningful list of great Twitter accounts for any Phoenix foodie to follow. We've been spending a sad amount of time indoors this summer running away from the heat and searching out new food inspiration on the boob tube. Everybody is tweeting now, e ... More >>
It's that time again. We've compiled a small but meaningful list of great Twitter accounts for any Phoenix foodie to follow. We had a hankering for some treats and thought we'd share some of the Phoenix bakeries on twitter, plus some bonus cupcake love. urbancookies.com Urban Cookies Cupcakes ... More >>
A round-up of tasty morsels from Valley food blogs. Les Petite Gourmettes Garlic KnotsThe Killer Garlic Balls on Linda Hopkins' Les Petite Gourmettes caught our attention this week. We know that garlic is in season right now and this sounds like the perfect way to savor it.
It's finally your lunch break and you desperately want a meal that doesn't taste like the same drive-thru junk you've had before. What to do? We at Chow Bella have compiled a new Follow Friday list of awesome food trucks on Twitter so you can be in the know and first in line when they make a ... More >>
It's officially Friday and that only means one thing: another list of awesome food tweeters compiled by Chow Bella. This time around our list is filled with the top four restaurants who fill their timelines with deals, free stuff, and food porn aplenty.
James WaldronCroissant egg sandwich soon to be rivaled by croissant french toast.After Pavle Milic's tantalizing photo of Carmel's egg sandwich made its rounds on Twitter, we had to try one for ourselves. When I step into the latest (caffeine) buzz in Arcadia, Pat, the owner, peeks his head ... More >>
The only thing that sucks more than being addicted to Twitter is following your local dive bar and seeing updates from them every month or so. This time we've got a list of favorite bars that tweet well -- and often. Check out whose tweets caught our eye after the jump!
It's that time again. We've compiled a small but meaningful list of great Twitter accounts for any Phoenix foodie to follow. Whether it be restaurant deals, recipes, cooking techniques, or just funny BS, these Twitter accounts populate our timeline with entertainment. Check out whose tweets caug ... More >>
vortistic/Flickr Get some free dough from Bombay Spice this weekend. We love it when local restaurants take advantage of the benefits of social media while also clueing us in on their goings-on. Because really, we don't need to hear about your new marketing plan or your kids' birt ... More >>
Mack DuncanMack DuncanThe improviser, filmmaker, puppeteer, teacher, co-founder of The Torch Theatre and creator of the web series Vincent and Me helped organize the Phoenix Improv Festival this weekend at the Herberger Theater. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what s ... More >>
Several Arizonans claim to be the inventors of the Chimichanga. Was it Woody, the founder of Macayo's? Or maybe Monica Flin of Tucson's El Charro? I guess we will never know, but we do know where you can get an exceptionally tasty chimi filled with just the right amount of machaca and s ... More >>
A group called Tw1tterband (@tw1tterband) has become the first Twitter music group, according to Paste.The project began when an Englishman named Richard Newman decided to reach out for singers, musicians and producers via Twitter to make a cover song together in honor of his two year Twitter ann ... More >>
Where should these hardworking rock 'n rollers go to eat?As the former New Times music editor, I was kinda tickled to check Twitter and see that a request for restaurant recommendations just came in from a touring Los Angeles indie rock band that's going to be in the Valley this Saturday. Th ... More >>
Jared Loughner is described as a "left-wing political radical."A classmate of the man accused of shooting Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords this morning describes him as "left wing" and a "pot head" in a series of posts on Twitter this afternoon.Caitie Parker did not immediately respond to o ... More >>