Once again this year, Chow Bella writers are gnawing on the holidays -- in the form of stories of Christmas and food. Hope you have some Alka-Seltzer handy. Enjoy. I am a Midwestern transplant in a southern elementary school. I am 7. It's nearing Christmas, and I have a school assignment. I have t ... More >>
For more than a year now, Shady's bartender and regular Chow Bella contributor JK Grence, has been providing invaluable advice to the alcohol-infused masses with his "Last Call" column. Considering this grand milestone, we decided to take a look back at some of his best tips as we head into the summ ... More >>
On Friday afternoon, nearly 3,000 raver chicks, dude guys, scenesters, club kids and DJs assembled at a port in Fort Lauderdale and boarded the MSC Poesia, a.k.a. Holy Ship!! (There are two exclamation points because this is the second edition of the EDM party cruise put on by L.A.'s Hard Events.) T ... More >>
John Rocker, a former steroid-using homophobic relief pitcher for the Atlanta Braves and other teams, still exists -- which is just about enough John Rocker news for one day.Unfortunately, he gave an interview to conspiracy theorists about his book and his love for Governor Jan Brewer, so we really ... More >>
Summer is upon the Phoenix area once again. Sure, the official start of summer is a couple of months away, but hearing people start every conversation with "Damn, it's hot!" is our equivalent of the first robin of spring. It means different things to different people. For me, it means it's time to f ... More >>
Today we bring you the second half of our chat with Jeff Kraus of Truckin' Good Food. Kraus, owner and chef, spoke yesterday about his take on French cuisine. Today we've got the scoop on his progress turning TGF from one kick-ass food truck into a brick-and-mortar restaurant. If you could only ... More >>
Oh, TV, how did you get so smart? Just when the temperature starts to rise on another fiery Phoenix summer, you go and give us a bunch of new and returning foodie shows to keep us safe from sunburn, hanging out with you in air-conditioned bliss. Plus, yesterday's launch of the Cooking Channel (lat ... More >>
So after sitting through two hours of complete pap Tuesday night as American Idol's first group of 12 attempted to stay on key long enough to get halfway-decent remarks from the judges, you'd think we'd deserve a break, right? In the Land of the Sea-douche, however, there is no rest for the weary, a ... More >>
Brazilians and Brazilians of stars
See A.S.S. at the Rhythm Room
Lypsinka is much more than a drag queen
Could downtown Phoenix get more soulless? Yep! Check out Jerry Colangelo's secret plan.
Outing the Magic Kingdom
Much like his Hawaiian waves, flip-flop folkie Jack Johnson finds a near-perfect groove
Not even preemptive war and its inherent dangers can stop the 24-hour party people at Miami's WMC 2003
The story you never read on the back of a baseball card
Documentary The Eyes of Tammy Faye lifts lid on lash rites in a story too strange to make up
Tammy Faye Bakker's back, but don't be afraid this time
Java magazine's mysterious architectural digress
Why does Chandler intend to build a statue of a gringo architect who never built anything there?
The left-field, ultra-low-budget The Blair Witch Project scares us in a way that Hollywood's forgotten
ULYSSES SANCHEZ WANTS TO TAKE PHOENIX FOR A RIDE. AND HIS DREAM OF A $200 MILLION THEME PARK IN THE DESERT MAY NOT BE AS CRAZY AS IT SOUNDS.
A PROMINENT MESA LAWYER AND HIS FLUNKY WERE SUPPOSED TO PROTECT THE ELDERLY IN THEIR CARE. INSTEAD, THEY PLUNDERED THE OLD PEOPLE'S ASSETS.