Not all happy hours are created equal. In this year's Best of Phoenix® issue, we scoured the Valley to find the best places to grab a drink and a bite after a long day. Here's a look at the seven best places to enjoy happy hour in Metro Phoenix.
Scottsdale's Hilton Village, the 97,000 square-foot shopping center of more than 25 specialty shops, restaurants, and services, is getting some new neighbors of the culinary kind this fall. In addition to current restaurant tenants like Houston's and Humble Pie, plus coming-in-November Slanted Rice ... More >>
Oh, hey, hi there! September's officially in the books. Which means it's a perfect time to look back on all the great food I ate and share some of my favorites. There's a little of everything here -- new restaurants, reviewed restaurants, and places I've popped into just because. It's not a countdow ... More >>
30 years is a long time. You might think that after 30 years in a career as unique and unpredictable as They Might Be Giants, (college rockers to children's rockers) principals John Linnell and John Flansburgh might be wondering how much longer they can keep it up, but that's not the case according ... More >>
Last year we marked the hundred day countdown to Best of Phoenix by sharing our 100 Favorite Dishes with you. Now we're back - with the 2011 edition. Have a suggestion for a dish you'd like us to try? Leave it in the comments section or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 6: Hakata Ramen fr ... More >>
We know what you're thinking. Phoenix has terrific food trucks. And you are right. We could not agree more. From Hey Joe's Filipino finery to Torched Goodness' creme brulee-- with a Short Leash hot dog tossed in for good measure -- this city goes the distance when it comes to the trendiest w ... More >>
It's not a side dish. It's not a soup dish. It's pho -- a main course, a noodle dish. In Vietnam, it's the people's food. Street food. And at Pho Thanh, it's delicious. It should be -- it's the house specialty. Think all bowls of pho are the same? Think again. What makes the pho at this west ... More >>
Blog for Pei Wei in Asia!I haven't had the day's first cup of coffee yet, but I'm practically jittery with excitement about this link that a my New Times colleague (and fellow hardcore blogging machine) James King sent me. Turns out, Pei Wei Asian Diner is on the lookout for a blogger t ... More >>
RatatatSeptember 25, 2010The Venue ScottsdaleWhen does an electronic rock concert make a person feel like Danny Glover's irritable geezer cop in Lethal Weapon? The answer: When the concert in question is Saturday's all-ages Ratatat show at the Venue of Scottsdale, and the person in question is ol ... More >>
photo by Adriane Goetz Joe, showing a little leg...You cheeky devil, youSheriff Joe Arpaio's circus came to ASU's Cronkite School of Journalism Monday night, only to be cut short by the sounds of a pro-immigrant ditty, sung to the tune of Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody.The evening was filled with protest ... More >>
A female student at Maricopa County High School was arrested yesterday for allegedly making a bomb threat. The girl, whose name has not been released, reportedly told a teacher she "would be sorry, because a bomb would be placed on school grounds." The suspect is being held at Pinal County Juveni ... More >>
Layoffs must be affecting judgment over at the Arizona Republic. What else can explain the poor journalistic decisions being made at the state's largest, ever-shrinking daily newspaper? Greg Patterson of Espresso Pundit picked up on a couple of "What were they thinking?" snippets re ... More >>
Norteamericanos cant go home again in acclaimed new book
Reviews and previews of what's running now
The plumed wonder hates to agree with GOP gun moll Ann Coulter philosophically, but about our 9/11 memorial . . .
A holiday truce quells the horrors of war in the masterful Joyeux Noël
A journey to America, and then to someplace better
Stranger things have happened
Steely County Attorney Rick Romley's going, but he's not gone. He'd like to take the governor's office from Janet Napolitano
Arizona Super Show pimps its rides
ASU examines "Stitches of War"
From the grind house to the art house, movies in 2003 made us shake with paranoia and fear
In a year of big-screen sadness, our critics comfort those who triumphed
Hau Vietnamese cuisine is done
Reaching beyond the Jamaican borders
The Legend of Suriyothai gives 16th-century Thailand an epic identity
The hawks and doves of the local music scene
Love it or hate it, few will be able to look away from Phillip Noyce's provocative Greene adaptation
Moonlight Mile wastes its setting and its star
Is Chinese 'Forbidden City' exhibition in tea leaves for Phoenix Art Museum?
Exhibition lets locals create pieces based on written instructions
Against all odds, John Dixon continues to carry the torch for Phoenix's unsung musical history
Government gears up for an onslaught of Flower Children
Take a nostalgic yet jarring dance through the Sixties with Michael Uthoff's "Ask Not . . ."
Creator Kate Millett puts a lid on the art controversy that won't die
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