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    September 14, 2012

    Jeffrey Wiles, What Are You Listening To?

    See also: Douglas Proce, What Are You Listening To? See also: Ryan Gaumont, What Are You Listening To? Jeffrey WilesThe stand-up comedian performs at the Hidden House in Phoenix Wednesday, September 26 at 9 p.m. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play ri ... More >>

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    August 17, 2012

    The Greatest Auto-Tuned Food Review Ever

    See Also: "It's Earth's Juice!" Vytautus Mineral Water "Ads" Are.... Well, We're Speechless (NSFW) See Also: Video Mashup: Brad Pitt Eating. And Eating. What happens when you combine a passionate food review with the people who brought us the Bedroom Intruder song? Magic. Pure. Freaking. Magic. W ... More >>

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    July 11, 2012

    Watch: Murderous Burger Chases Man, World's Largest McDonalds Built In a Minute

    See Also: Hipster Foodie Mauled By Bear to '80s New Wave Soundtrack in Very Satisfying Video See Also: Video Mashup: Brad Pitt Eating. And Eating With all the talk about how bad fast food is for your health, it's not surprising that a team of French art students might create a vision of a world in ... More >>

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    June 30, 2012

    Scottsdale's Pussycat Lounge Closing Tonight

    Scottsdale dance club Pussycat Lounge has apparently used up the last of its nine lives. The notorious Old Town nightspot - the hedonistic den infamous for its mix of drinking, decadence, and superstar DJs - will close tonight after serving the stylish and the skinny for the better part of a decade. ... More >>

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    June 20, 2012

    Club Candids at Roxy Lounge

    If there's one constant in Scottsdale's club scene, it's that drunken and debaucherous behavior will always be in abundance. This proves particularly true at Old Town clubs around 11 p.m. on weekend nights. Some have called it "primetime" or "the magic hour," but regardless of its official designa ... More >>

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    June 6, 2012

    Club Candids: El Hefe Super Macho Taqueria

    El Hefe Super Macho Taqueria brings the classic taqueria environment to Old Town Scottsdale by making it a place to see and be seen. There was no shortage of that, patrons were dressed to the nines while sipping on beergaritas.

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    May 29, 2012

    Am I a Food Snob? (A Flowchart)

    From time to time, Zach Fowle will provide a visual guide to every day and extraordinary situations ... and (because he has bad handwriting) Claire Lawton will illustrate them. Welcome to Charted Territory: The world of a food snob is an often-confusing world of trends, vocabulary and kitchen app ... More >>

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    March 30, 2012

    Guess Where I'm Eating and Win A Prize!

    ​ Sometimes a burger is just a burger, but this Old Town Scottsdale eatery puts on a show with their giant Kobe beef blend burger topped with cheddar & jack cheeses, caramelized jalapenos & onions, basil, peppered bacon, and red chili cheese sauce. And it's all on a pretzel bun. It's one a ... More >>

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    February 27, 2012

    Swiss Chard Migas

    Lately, in this In Season series, we're taking a look at what I take home from Crooked Sky Farms each week and see what I've done with my CSA share, or part share. This week I'm using swiss chard.

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    February 23, 2012

    Farewell, My Love Releases "Portraits" Music Video

    ​There must be something here in Arizona  that makes our young folks sad and exaggerated, morphing from shy young kids to angular haircut sporting emo rock 'n' rollers. We've got some high profile acts to call our own: Blessthefall, Eyes Set to Kill, The Maine, and countless others. Is it the ... More >>

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    February 7, 2012

    ILL AL Explains "Political Science"

    Some of our favorite local hip-hop has been coming from the Avenue of the Arts Crew, and one of the best releases by said crew was last year's Cold Castle LP by ILL AL the Anglo-Saxon & Beatnic the Enforcer. The album features plenty of good jams, but my favorite is "Political Science" (not a cover ... More >>

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    January 26, 2012

    Tacos Atoyac: Street-Style Oaxacan Eats

    The abundance of Sonoran-style Mexican food in the Valley is so great, it's almost taken for granted. On the other hand, Oaxacan food, from the state of Oaxaca in southwestern Mexico, is something you have to look a little harder for. And for those looking for Oaxacan eats, served up street-style, ... More >>

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    January 25, 2012

    Chow Bella's on Pinterest!

    ​Chow Bella did it. We succumbed to the most addictive website to hit the internet scene since Stumble Upon. We are now on Pinterest. Never heard of Pinterest? You're missing out (or lucky, we're not exactly sure yet). It's this really great site that lets you organize, categorize, and s ... More >>

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    January 24, 2012

    $10 Lunch at Maizie's Cafe & Bistro

    ​Maizie's Cafe and Bistro -- on Central Avenue just south of Camelback, right on the light rail --  serves up not only an "attitude adjustment" hour(s), but a decent lunch special as well. You guessed it--it's all under $10. This small cafe can be easily missed, but stepping inside is q ... More >>

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    January 23, 2012

    Florence and the Machine Coming to Phoenix

    Looks like the Coachella runoff just keeps on...uh...running off. Florence and the Machine, scheduled to play the Indio Festival on Sunday April 15 and 22, is making a side trip over to Comerica Theatre on Friday, April 20. 2011 was big for singer Florence Welsh -- her sophomore album, Ceremonia ... More >>

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    January 19, 2012

    Ethiopian Famous Restaurant & Coffee's Oddball Location Belies the Treats Inside

    Oddball location? You could say that. But don't be dissuaded. For those looking for tasty Ethiopian fare in Central Phoenix, this new restaurant, located behind a curtain in the back of a convenience store, holds a host of enticing dishes. It is, in a sense, a sort of Ethiopian speakeasy (minus the ... More >>

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    January 17, 2012

    Eugenia's Meyers Lemon Croissants and Cooking with Denise

    ​When life gives you (Meyers) lemons, make lemon croissants.She's best known for her macarons, but lemon croissants are  -- exactly what Eugenia Theodosopoulos of Tempe's Essence Bakery is focusing on at the moment. The flaky, buttery pastry with a sweet, tangy lemon glaze and a hot ... More >>

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    January 12, 2012

    Update: Pancake Porn at Perk Eatery

      Tedd Roundy Clockwise from top left: pancakes from Perk Eatery, Smart Kitchen and Orange Table -- and an unidentified stack. ​We'll never look at IHOP the same. By the looks of it, Pancake Quest 2012, held yesterday at Perk Eatery, was a sweet success. We're chasing after info incl ... More >>

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    January 9, 2012

    Coachella 2012 Lineup Released

    The speculation is over. See the 2012 festival lineup. (Double weekend!)

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    January 3, 2012

    $10 Lunch at Habanero's

    ​Resolving to tighten the belt in 2012? Food-wise, this post won't help you much. But money-wise, yes. Here's a delicious, low-priced lunch option in North Scottsdale for Mexican food lovers. Here's a hint: Check out Habanero's Mexican Grill's daily specials white board. On the day we visited, th ... More >>

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    December 15, 2011

    Petite Maison's Latke Staff Meal and Peppermint Swirl Marshmallows in Today's Eater's Digest

    Krissy's Creations ​ Hungry for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives? Latke Party!  Latkes, anyone? This Friday, December 16th, you'll be able to get your fill of the traditional Hanukkah potato treats as Petite Maison and Nora Scha ... More >>

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    December 13, 2011

    Brittlebush Bar & Grill's Holiday Beer Dinner and Raspberry Macarons in Today's Eater's Digest

    Madison Bistro​ Hungry for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives? Jingle Bells Beer Dinner Hey beer lovers -- it's time to take a break from the holiday hustle and bustle and treat yourself to an evening of gourmet food paired with a few badass beers. J ... More >>

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    December 13, 2011

    Panang Chicken with a Bang at Thai House

    Amy Morris​If you find yourself near the 101 and Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd in Scottsdale, Thai House is a good bet for a filling Asian meal under $10. Lunch specials are only $6.95. There are several main courses to choose from when creating your own lunch. Some of the options are familiar, ... More >>

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    December 9, 2011

    Top 5 Shows to Catch This Weekend: What Laura Says, Terra Firma, Joe Strummer Memorial, Rock For Tots, Greyhound Soul

    What Laura Says​Well, it's Friday. You know, I feel like there was some song that made a big splash this year about Friday...but...I can't quite remember it. Must not have been that catchy. Your weekend is not doubt packed with holiday parties to attend, but in case you need a break from al ... More >>

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    December 6, 2011

    Immigration Policy Center On American Heritage Dictionary Revising "Anchor Baby" Definition

    ​Mary Giovagnoli, the director of the Immigration Policy Center, posted a new blog about the "dramatic reversal in the definition" of the term "anchor baby."In their initial definition, executives for American Heritage Dictionary didn't include any notation that the phrase was offensive or dispara ... More >>

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    December 1, 2011

    Chimi Chews: The RecordSetter Book of World Records Authors at Changing Hands Tonight to Set Record for "Most Readers to Share One Chimichanga in a Book Store"

    ​Tonight at 7 at Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe, the RecordSetters will attempt a new record: Most readers to share one chimichanga in a book store. It's all part of the schtick associated with the phenom -- which pushes the belief that everyone can be the best ... More >>

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    December 1, 2011

    Sleazy? Clubby? Outrageous? Cutting Through the Rumors at Pearl Sushi Lounge

    Jackie Mercandetti​I may be, perhaps, the last person to hear of the rumors regarding Pearl Sushi Lounge & Bomber Bar in Scottsdale. The images of naked women, the sex-fueled names of its signature rolls, the magic show. Here's a taste: "Given Pearl's penchant for style over substance, it's ... More >>

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    November 29, 2011

    Flier of the Week: What Laura Says

    What Laura Says​​We're used to being shown a whole lot of fliers here at Up On The Sun. Each of them is artistically unique in its own way. But none of them has ever struck me quite like this one.What Laura Says has an absolutely beautiful flier for their upcoming show at the Crescent Ballroom o ... More >>

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    November 23, 2011

    The One-Gallon Hip Flask ... Just in Time for the Holiday Season (with Family)

    ​If Mom's decided to pull out the family photo album in front of the new girlfriend, Dad's lit the melted 'mallows on fire, and the dog rushed the front door just in time for the turkey to hit the ground, there's no need to stress -- you've packed your one-gallon hip flask. Built to hold five ... More >>

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    November 18, 2011

    Beth Sacco's Purple Hooter

    Zach Fowle​Yesterday we met Beth Sacco, longtime bartender at the now-closed Billet Bar and newbie at British Open Pub. Today she shares with us the recipe for one of her favorite drinks to make: the Purple Hooter. The ingredients: 1 part Chambord or other raspberry liqueur 1 part Vodka 1 part L ... More >>

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    November 17, 2011

    The Story of El Hefe Super Macho Taqueria and The Tabletop Taps

    Jackie Mercandetti​A cantina-gone-Scottsdale? It's true. And at El Hefe Super Macho Taqueria, they've got something more unique than their surrounding providers of party-packed good times -- tabletop taps. Here's a taste: "An ingenious invention that, like Eden's apple, simply must be sample ... More >>

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    November 7, 2011

    RAREaffair Didn't Disappoint

    Zach Fowle ​Beer for Brains sure knows how to throw a party. On Saturday, close to 800 beer lovers soaked themselves in suds at the RAREaffair, thrown by the Beer for Brains Foundation. Held at Talking Stick Resort, this no-limit food-and-drink-tasting event featured more than 75 beers for s ... More >>

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    October 28, 2011

    Matt Slenske's American Junkie

    Zach Fowle ​Yesterday we met Matt Slenske, bar manager at American Junkie. Today he shares with us the recipe for the bar's signature drink, aptly named the American Junkie. Packed with ingredients, it's like a Long Island Iced Tea gone to the loony bin.

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    October 26, 2011

    Monte Cristo Tussle: Morning Glory Cafe vs. Tryst Cafe

    Tedd Roundy​We searched the city high and low for one of our all time favorite breakfast dishes, the monte cristo. Yes, sandwiches really do cover the gambit of breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner; and here is proof. Enter our battle of the dishes. Morning Glory Cafe in South Phoenix vers ... More >>

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    October 25, 2011

    Three Treats from Urban Cookies (Besides the Usual Cookies and Cupcakes)

    ​We stopped by Urban Cookies a few weeks ago for a treat and were excited to learn that they offer more things than just stellar cookies and creative cupcakes. Three treats, after the jump.

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    October 7, 2011

    Club Trinity Becomes Oceans Seven Nightclub

    ​One of Scottsdale's more notorious dance joints has changed its name...again. Club Trinity is now known as Oceans Seven Nightclub, the latest identity of a nightspot that undergone more than a few transformations in the past decade.Back in the day, the property was known as hip-hop nightspot CBNC ... More >>

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    October 3, 2011

    Torbreck Australian WIne Tasting and Herb Monkey Bread in Today's Eater's Digest

    Ashley Brouwer ​ Hungry for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives? Wine from the Outback  Tomorrow, October 4th,  join Gilbert's Australian-themed wine bar, Down Under Wines & Bistro, from 6:30 to 9:15 p.m. for an evening of Aussie wines a ... More >>

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    September 22, 2011

    Arrowheart Explains "On and On"

    Andrew Gleason PhotographyJulia Frys, Alexis Driscoll and Erin Beaty of Arrowheart​ If you read this week's issue of Phoenix New Times, be sure to check out the music feature on Arrowheart, a local girl group with a country pop flair. You'll learn the ladies are relentless self-marketers and have ... More >>

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    September 21, 2011

    Chef Dean Delgado's Bananas Foster Sauce

    Lauren Saria ​Chef Talk this week brought you to Mill Ave's new addition, Ncounter, where we talked to Chef Dean Delgado about everything from his start in the culinary world to what he thinks about chicken and waffles. Today he'll share his recipe for bananas foster sauce. "This sauce goes ... More >>

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    September 15, 2011

    Art of the Menu: New Website Features Well-Designed Restaurant Menus From Around the World

    DJ StoutMenu for Maudie's Tex Mex in Austin.​Menus are calling cards for restaurants. There's no denying that their designs -- from colors, to typefaces, to imagery -- can tell us a lot about who they are, perhaps even evoking a little emotion. The Official Manufacturing CompanyMenus for Spir ... More >>

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    September 14, 2011

    Farah Khalid's Chicken Curry

    Lauren Saria ​We shared our chat with Farah Khalid of the Tempe Indo-Pak restaurant Curry Corner over the last two days. Now, she's sharing her recipe for Chicken Curry. "So everybody has a different recipe but I make my chicken curry this way," she says. "I put the cinnamon sticks and c ... More >>

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    September 6, 2011

    FnB Back with New Late Summer Menu

    ​They're baaaaaaack! FnB, the Scottsdale eatery of eclectic American comfort food courtesy of front-of-the-house pro Pavle Milic and chef Charleen Badman, is back from summer break and will be open for business tomorrow -- Wednesday, September 7 -- with a new menu to share. Think manti, ... More >>

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    September 5, 2011

    What Are You Doing Here?

    EAT from Rick Mereki on Vimeo. Hey, pal -- didn't you know? It's Labor Day. You shouldn't pick up a finger today, even to, er, finger your mouse. But since you're here, check this out. Then go back to bed. See you tomorrow.Follow Chow Bella on Facebook and Twitter.

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    September 1, 2011

    Pozole Blanco from Taco Nazo

    Erica O'Neil A hearty bowl of pozole packed with pork and hominy from Taco Nazo.​Tacos may very well be the perfect food, but let's face it, the standard Meximerican fare can get a bit stale after a while. Taco the Town is here to highlight some of the more unusual Mexican finds in the Vall ... More >>

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    August 2, 2011

    Your New Favorite Band: Writer

    Charles Bergquis​ I kind of feel like I'm the only person who isn't completely blown away by Cults -- but I'm willing to bet that seeing Cults at Club Congress on July 30 probably ruled. There are few places I like seeing shows more than Congress, and addition to the crazy-hyped Cults (who probab ... More >>

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    August 1, 2011

    Cork 'N Cleaver: Post-Fire Update

    ​​Sheesh -- take forever, landmark Phoenix restaurant. Since last October's fire that shut down Cork 'N Cleaver, the Arcadia chophouse that's been around since 1978, reconstruction efforts have been taking their sweet time -- but there finally seems to be an end in sight. An employee ... More >>

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    July 19, 2011

    Help Unlock a New St. Vincent Track Via Twitter

    Help unlock a new St. Vincent track via Twitter​Okay you guys -- help me, help you. Annie Clark -- better known as St. Vincent -- will release her third album, Strange Mercy, on September 13. As per usual with any new album, Clark has made an mp3 from the forthcoming album available, but there's a ... More >>

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    July 15, 2011

    Flier of the Week: Snake! Snake! Snakes!

    Psyko Steve Presents​The designs on this flier are bold, colorful, and in your face (in the good kind of way), just like the band Snake! Snake! Snakes!Snake Snake Snakes are coming to the Yucca Tap Room tonight at 9 p.m. for a 21-and-over show. Boys & Frogs, Milo the Mayor, and Seaworthy Vesse ... More >>

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    July 13, 2011

    Now Closed: Taberna Mexicana

    ​Uh-oh. Looks like summer is starting to take its toll. The Houston-based restaurant group Legacy's Taberna Mexicana closed its doors last week with a sign on the door stating that it's the economy's fault. Pesky economy, that guy is always shutting things down. The Modern Mexican food joint was o ... More >>

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    July 7, 2011

    MLB All Star Weekend Specials

    Christian Peterson ​The game isn't til Tuesday, but a couple Valley restaurants are starting the party early with a few killer food and drink specials. You might want to join them. Check it out... If you happen to be in the midst of all the action, downtown pop into the District American ... More >>

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