The (Sort Of) Guilty Pleasure: Satisfries Where To Get It: Burger King, locations Valleywide Price: $1.49 and up; 20 to 30 cents more than the regular fries depending on size. What It Really Costs: Less damage than your average fry. Don't eat more to compensate. If there's one practically universal ... More >>
The Guilty Pleasure (loosely speaking): Donut Breakfast Sandwich Where to Get It: Dunkin' Donuts, locations Valleywide Price: $3.50 (Give or take, depending on location) What it Really Costs: Oh, where to begin... Quick-service chains are on to writers like me. There's an easy way to garner media b ... More >>
The Guilty Pleasure: Boneless Rib Sandwich Where To Get It: Burger King, locations Valleywide The Price: $6 and up as a combo. What It Really Costs: As always with fast food, sodium city with over 1,500 mg for the sandwich alone. See also: - Why You Can Shut Up About McRibs and Yoga Mats. - McRib M ... More >>
For every insightful conversation I have heard or had at SXSW over the years, whether it was talking to Matt Pinfield while walking the streets of Austin talking about David Bowie, or telling The Clash's Mick Jones that he was in fact, in The Clash, I have overheard a thousand awful ones. Years of ... More >>
Last year, food bloggers everywhere had a story that was literally on the tongues of many people in the country: A chemical used in the making of the McRib is also found in yoga mats. This is completely true. Azodicarbonamide is found in the ingredients listings for both the McRib and for soft, foam ... More >>
See also: Green Day's New Song "Epic as Fuck?" Not Even Close See also: Throwback Thursday: Green Day's Dookie Last week at a live show in Los Angeles, Green Day revealed another three power punk tracks from their upcoming album, ¡UNO!: "Nuclear Family," "Wild One," and most importantly, "Kill The ... More >>
I despise the United States Border Patrol. One-hundred miles from the U.S. Border, the entire U.S. border, they are a law unto themselves, in what the ACLU refers to as a "constitution free zone," that encircles the entire contiguous United States.They regularly treat U.S. citizens with contempt. Th ... More >>
Yesterday, the campaign for Republican Congressional candidate Wendy Rogers announced her house was vandalized the day she announced her candidacy, and one of her campaign staffers thinks "the Left" might have something to do with it.The campaign for Rogers -- who's running in the newly formed ... More >>
Well, Tempe police aren't suspecting "the Left" or blog commenters are responsible for the vandalism at Congressional Candidate Wendy Rogers' house on Saturday.Nor did police mention that they "recommended they investigate because of the coincidental timing of this attack with Rogers' campaign an ... More >>
Republican Congressional candidate Wendy Rogers says her house was vandalized the day she announced her candidacy, and one of her campaign staffers thinks "the Left" might have something to do with it.An email from the Rogers campaign says her Tempe home was vandalized on Saturday night, about 12 ... More >>
It's no secret that the Valley food scene is slow to hop aboard the gastronomical trend train, but that doesn't mean it can't surprise us every once in a while. And when it comes to food predictions for Arizona eaters in 2012, I'm certainly no fortuneteller, but given high food prices continuously m ... More >>
David McNew, Getty ImagesValue meals, super sizing, quick trips through the drive thru -- America loves fast food. Wedging itself into nearly every nook and cranny of our society, its everywhere. And some cities in the good ol' 'U.S.of A. take advantage of it more than others. So says the mo ... More >>
Zach Fowle The tender: Trent RobertsonThe bar: The Vine Tavern (801 E. Apache Blvd., 480-894-2662)The pedigree: Robertson got his bartending start in Kansas, working mostly, he says, at "Applebee's-type restaurants." A fortuitous coin flip led him to Tempe and the Vine ten years ago, where ... More >>
What onion rings are supposed to taste like? We'll see about that.Howdy, Arby's! Recently, the Wendy's sibling best known for roast beef sandwiches and curly fries introduced two limited-time items to its menu: Steakhouse Onion Rings and a Chocolate Turnover. Billed as, "Battered and fried to go ... More >>
When we heard about the two Social Justice teachers who went on a "Dollar a Day Diet" back in 2008 (they're now working on a book deal) and Rebecca Currie's follow-up project on healthy eating for a dollar a day, we thought they all must be crazy. We can't even eat for a dollar a meal, mu ... More >>
Who knew the fashionably chic were inclined to be so fashionably wasted? Maybe it was the "party all night" atmosphere or the seemingly neverending stream of martinis pouring out of Scottsdale's famed Valley Ho this past Friday, but there was a lot of elbowing, a l ... More >>
Testing familial bonds, one nursing home at a time
Tim Allen and company Zoom straight to the bottom of the superhero barrel
Fire-breathing bartenders, hot bi-chicks, and talking socks? That's a Crown Room Thursday night, baby
Twin tigers light up the screen in Two Brothers
Pumping up and slimming down
For decades the state has let a feudal colony of fundamentalist Mormons force underage girls into illegal polygamous marriages
Dogging the town's frankfurter joints
Where there's a Willis, there's a schizophrenic cult icon who can whup all of rock's mad geniuses
Arizona's gay rodeo is one of the largest and most competitive in the country. And that's no bull.
Week of October 12th
Eccentric swimmer Gary Hall Jr. of Phoenix heads into the Olympic trials, hoping to win a place on a historic medley relay in Sydney. In this potential scenario, he would join an eclectic mix of likely and long-shot compatriots.
Dislocated Styles find the common ground for hip-hop, hard rock and old-school funk
Where do Wendy and Rob rate among rock's most marginal contributors?
Dave's Big Deluxe--watch out for the special sauce
HEY, JUDGE, PUT THAT BLINDFOLD BACK ON!