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Valentine's Day

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    February 19, 2014

    I Chaperoned a Middle-School Valentine's Day Dance

    Editor's Note: Shea Serrano is an award-winning music writer and goofball whose recent exploits include Bun B's Rap Coloring and Activity Book, and writes this weekly column about his life and times. 3:20 p.m.: Today I am chaperoning our school's Valentine's Day dance. A line of about 100 kids is a ... More >>

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    February 14, 2014

    Your 2014 Guide to Valentine's Day in Metro Phoenix

    It's officially crunch time for Valentine's Day, but don't stress if you haven't found the perfect way to wow your significant other. We've compiled a list of the best dinner menus, restaurants, cocktails, beer, recipes, and treats for you in town that can get you on your way to the most romantic ni ... More >>

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    February 13, 2014
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    February 6, 2014

    5 Best Things to Eat and Drink This Weekend in Metro Phoenix

    Devour Bartending Competition Sunday, February 9 We still have a while to wait (sigh) until Devour comes around, but you can get your first taste of the culinary action this weekend, when the state's up-and-coming and established bartenders go head to head during the fifth annual Devour Bartending ... More >>

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    February 5, 2014

    10 Valentine Gifts from Metro Phoenix Bakeries and Candy Shops

    Still stuck on what to get your special someone for Valentine's Day? Skip the same old box of chocolates and check out our list of locally made confections.

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2013

    Make a 3D Gummy Bear Version of Yourself

    A Japanese hackerspace/coffee shop, Fab Cafe, is offering patrons the chance to cast their likeness in fruit gummy bear just in time for White Day, a Japanese reverse Valentine's Day. Because nothing could possibly be more romantic than presenting the women in your life with an edible cast of yourse ... More >>

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    February 6, 2013

    14 More Valley Places to Wine and Dine Your Honey Bun on Valentine's

    Remember last year when you swore you'd make Valentine's Day plans way ahead of schedule so as not to repeat the twelve-hour scramble of years past? It might be too late to get a reservation at the top spots in town, but you haven't missed the window entirely -- not yet. But put off calling around ( ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2013

    5 Sweet Spots for Valentine Treats in Metro Phoenix

    The Super Bowl is this Sunday, and for the anxious holiday planner that can really only mean one thing: Valentine's Day is right around the corner. Rather than half-assing it with some predictable drug store purchase of candy and a card, we suggest you show a little love to local business this yea ... More >>

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    January 30, 2013

    6 Sexy Foods Nikki Buchanan Wants to Eat on Any Day But Valentine's Day

    Valentine's Day -- a good excuse to tell the people we love that we love them the best way we know how. A hand-made card, candy, flowers, perfume, underwear . . . all that stuff works for me. Please just don't drag me to a restaurant on the busiest, most hectic night of the year. See also: -The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2013

    Make Your Own Hand-Pulled Cotton Candy

    When I set out to make this recipe, I had grand ideas about giving it away as Valentine's Day gifts. Now that I've gone through the process, I've changed my tune a little bit: make this recipe for Valentine's Day, but invite your loved ones to help you make it - because making it, in my opinion, w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2012

    Club Candids: Obscura's Hearts of Darkness Bash at Rip's Ales and Cocktails

    Both Valentine's Day and Singles Awareness Day are overrated. Regardless of what you're celebrating, with the exception of Arizona's Centennial, you were probably setting yourself up for disappointment on the 14th. Obscura smartly hosted its Hearts of Darkness Anti-Valentine's Bash a few days befo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    Valentine's Playlist: We Select New Release Tracks To Soundtrack Your V-Day Night

    ​See also: Keep These Tunes Away from Your Valentine's Playlist You know, i's not just Valentine's Day and Arizona's Centennial Birthday: It's also New Release Day, a special day that happens once every week when the record labels sound out shiny discs to stores and let you start listening to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2012

    Valentine's Day Reads: For Likes, Loves, and Exes

    ​Books make great Valentine's Day gifts because, let's face it, they last longer than grocery store flowers, and there's even room to write an inscription. Our three gift recommendations (for your valentine ... or yourself) are full of text and images, and can be skimmed in a few minutes for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    A High School Kid's Guide to Cooking for Your Girlfriend on Valentine's Day

    Jayson Swearington​Editor's Note: The original headline on this post was "The Manly Man's Guide to Cooking for Your Woman," but since our intern Jayson Swearington is still in high school, that didn't feel quite right. And yet you'll likely agree after reading this post about making chicken pi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    10 More Valentine's Day Dinner Ideas

    ​For all of you procrastinators out there, we've dug up 10 more Valley restaurants that would love you to dine with them on Valentine's Day. (Here's our original list.)This is it though. There isn't going to be anymore help after this. So make a decision and make reservations. You don't want to sp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    Testicle Pie and Brief Jerky -- The Perfect Valentine's Day Presents

    ​Because nothing quite says "I love you" like a nice big slice of bull testicle pie, UK gourmet pie maker, Charlie Bigham, went ahead and created one just in time for Valentine's Day 

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    February 9, 2012

    Keep These 10 Songs as Far Away From Your Valentine's Day Playlist as Possible

    The Oatmeal​With Valentine's Day quickly approaching, it seems like everyone is scrambling to find a hook up way to impress a crush or a significant other. A dozen roses and a box of chocolates may seem like a cheesy and overdone gift, but it's a safer bet than some other ideas. We're music ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    From Pinterest to Real Life: Valentine's Day Heart Cake

    ​If you're on Pinterest you've probably seen the Heart Cake. It's a white four-layer cake with a red heart baked into the center originally found here. I've never been crazy about Valentine's Day. I'm not a girly-girl, I don't care too much for pink or hearts, and yet - there's something about ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    14 Ways to Get Your Phoenix Valentine's Day Chocolate Fix

    ​ Chocolate and Valentine's Day go together like eggs and bacon, or cookie and milk, or cookies and bacon, or bacon and bacon .....mmmmm bacon. Oh wait, we were talking about chocolate. Anyhow, chocolate and Valentine's Day go hand in hand. A Valentine's Day without chocolate would just be a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2012

    Edible Valentine's Day Gifts That Will Ensure You Get Laid -- or at Least Get a Laugh

    Image via Shutterstock.com​To be honest, I've never liked Valentine's Day. It's really just another consumer-driven madhouse in which I end up in a last minute scramble to find roses or a box of chocolates (usually at the grocery store check out aisle). What really gets me is the fact that I n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2012

    Five Valentine's Day Gifts by Phoenix Artists

    Oh yeah, Valentine's Day is just a month away, ​and you have it all in the bag -- except that you haven't actually thought about Valentine's Day because it comes so quickly after all those other holidays, and now you have to find something cute for someone cute. No need to fret. We have just ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    Pete Yorn at Marquee Theatre Last Night

    Maria VassettPete Yorn performing at Marquee Theatre.​What do you do if it's Valentine's Day and you're an musician who makes music far removed from fuzzy teddy bears and chocolate, who has a concert scheduled, and not the sort of concert that just draws brodogs and the like? It was an interestin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    Valentine's Day at Home and Strawberries in Today's Eater's Digest

    iwantthepie.wordpress.com​ Hungry for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives?Happy Valentine's Day! Sweet! It's Finally Valentine's Day. After today we can take a much needed break from pink cupcakes, pink heart cookies, pink cheesecakes and the color pink in g ... More >>

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    February 14, 2011

    No V-Day Reso? D.I.Y. Dinner Ideas for Tonight

    Who needs to leave the house? You can make these scrumptious crepes yourself.​I hate to break it to you, love birds, but it you weren't an early bird this year, you might have a tough time getting a last minute dinner reservation for Valentine's Day. I've heard that some local hot spots hav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    Valentine's Day Songs That Tell it Like it is

    Not everyone is either totally head-over-heels in love or bitter and lonely on Valentine's Day.Some people are a little more realistic -- a little more down to earth -- about things.What about the rest of us? Whether you recently got dumped, have a crush, or just wanna get laid, there's a song out t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    Closed for Business: Simply Bread

    ​Is it jumping the gun to wish it were April Fool's Day, instead of Valentine's Day? Not if you're a fan of Simply Bread's tasty artisanal baked goods. The five-year-old bakery -- which served 1,400 retail and restaurant customers -- reportedly shut down its operations yesterday. The c ... More >>

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    February 10, 2011
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    February 9, 2011

    Chicken Hearts: Hearts-on-a-Stick from The Brazilian Bull

    Flickr- Kristian Golding Shot through the heart, and you're to blame. Chicken hearts, churrascaria-style.​Despite what the supermarket aisle may lead you to believe, there's more to an animal than neatly wrapped styrofoam trays of meat. From tongue to tail, offal (pronounced awful) encompas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2011

    Valentine's Day is Almost Here. OMG Where Are You Dining?

    ​ Uh oh! You better hurry up and make reservations for Valentine's Day or you're going to be stuck pretending like you actually planned a romantic dinner for two at home, a cooking disaster waiting to happen. Besides, cleaning up the kitchen will take away from, ahem, business time. Here is a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2011

    Tammie Coe, Fairytale Brownies and Goody Twos Toffee for Valentine's Day

    If there's anything good about Valentine's Day, it's that it gives us an excuse to stuff our faces with chocolates, candies and other heart-shaped confections.     Whether you're looking for a sweet gift or plan on drowning your relationship sorrows in sugar, the following are some of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    Valentine's Day Dinner Round-Up Part 2 in Today's Eater's Digest

    ​ Hungry for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives?Valentine's Day DealsIf yesterday's Valentine's Day dinner suggestions were a little out of your price range (even though nothing is too good for that special someone) we have some relief for your wallet i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2011

    Valentine's Day Dinner Round-Up Part 1 in Today's Eater's Digest

    www.csudh.edu​Hungry for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives?Valentine's Day Dinner SpecialsValentines day is right around the corner, do you know where you are taking your date to dinner? You better figure it out quick or else you will be stuck dining at Mi ... More >>

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    February 12, 2010

    Chinese Cultural Festival, Strong Brews and Looking for Love at The Vig in Today's Eater's Digest

    An early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives. ​ The 20th Annual Phoenix Chinese Culture and Cuisine Festival is taking place this weekend at the Chinese Cultural Center located at 668 N. 44th Street in Phoenix. Festivities to include Dragon Dances, Martial Art ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2010

    Aphrodisiacs 101: Food & Drink to Light Your Valentine's Day Fire

    With all the bogus adds for "sexual stimulants" and "potency enhancers" that pop up on the Internet, it's hard to believe anyone's claim that something you ingest can boost your libido or improve your romantic encounters. The verdict is still out on whether aphrodisiacs work, but som ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2010

    February 12 In Blogs: St. Vincent, Chef Nobuo Fukuda, and Jim Waring

    ​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: Feathered Bastard: Joe Arpaio Still on the Hook for Violating Thomas Lovejoy's Civil Rights in Doggie Death ... More >>

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    February 12, 2010

    6 Last Minute Valentine's Day Don'ts

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/aussiegall/374268661/None of this either. ​ News flash: Valentine's Day is in less than 48 hours. If you don't have plans now, you will be tempted to take dangerous paths towards Valentine's Day merriment. Luckily for you, we have experienced all of the possible p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2010

    6 Last Minute Valentine's Day Don'ts

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/aussiegall/374268661/None of this either. ​ News flash: Valentine's Day is in less than 48 hours. If you don't have plans now, you will be tempted to take dangerous paths towards Valentine's Day merriment. Luckily for you, we have experienced all of the possible pi ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 11, 2010
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    February 11, 2010

    Romancing the Poem

    A MADCAP gathering of V-Day lovers and haters

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2010

    Six Last-Minute Ways to Save Your Valentine's Dinner

    Uh-oh. It's the Thursday before Valentine's Day and you haven't said a word to your honeybunch about Valentine's Day dinner. Maybe she/he is assuming you've got stealthy super-secret plans that will be so romantic they'll squeal with delight and impale themselves onto Cupid's arrow. More l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2010

    10 Things Under $10 This Weekend: Valentine's Day, Victoria's Secret, and More

    Victoria's Secret model Jamie Lee Darley will be sitting pretty tonight at the W Scottsdale.​If you're single, Valentine's Day kinda sucks. You'll likely spend this weekend sitting on your ass, alternating bouts of drinking with visits to online porn sites, while your friends and their respe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2010

    Denny's Free Breakfast and Heart Shaped Whoopie Pies in Today's Eater's Digest

    An early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives. ​ In the weirdest food news we've heard in a while, two men robbed a pizza delivery guy and were caught by the trail of pizza sauce and wings that led police right to them. Read the Arizona Republic's story here. W ... More >>

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    February 3, 2010

    Arty Girl: Make Valentine's Day Cards with Cyndi Coon

    By Corrieb on flickr Creative Commons.Uh oh. It's a Valentine's Day blog.​I'm so relieved to hear that someone else in town doesn't hate Valentine's Day.And that someone is Cyndi Coon of Laboratory5 Inc. (Lab5 is a joint venture with fellow artist and husband, Jeremy Briddell, where they both show ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2010

    Just Desserts: The Quest for the Valley's Best (and Sexiest) Valentine's Day Treat Continues at Scratch Pastries

    In the end, we get what's coming to us. Let's hope it's sweet. ​Let's face it, folks: Valentine's Day, when it comes to that special someone, is as much about love as it is about the possibility of some horizontal hokey-pokey. So why do we get all Ron Jeremy with gifts of candy g-strings, ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2010

    Just Desserts: The Quest for the Best Valentine's Day Treat Starts at Barb's Bakery

    In the end, we get what's coming to us. Let's hope it's sweet. ​Valentine's Day (or Saint Valentine's Day) is a holiday celebrated on February 14 by lovers expressing their affection for each other through gifts of sappy cards, gas-station flowers, clichéd jewelry, lingerie, and George Foreman ... More >>

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