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    July 10, 2014

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

    Someburros Scavenger Hunt Today through Saturday, July 12 Now through Saturday, Someburros is celebrating its 28th year of business with twice-daily Piñata Hunts. The restaurant is thanking customers for their years of loyalty by stashing two piñatas around town every day. At 9 a.m., Someburros w ... More >>

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    May 13, 2014

    5 Best Places to Eat and Drink This Week in Metro Phoenix

    World of Beer Tempe Wednesday, May 14 If you're a craft beer fan then you probably already know that this week is American Craft Beer Week and to celebrate all good craft beer fans should raise at least one glass to the brewing scene. On Wednesday World of Beer in Tempe will host Stone Brewing Co. ... More >>

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    February 20, 2014
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    November 7, 2013

    Top 5 Things to Eat This Weekend in Metro Phoenix

    Singh Farms Saturday, November 9 Located just off Loop 101 at Thomas Road, Singh Farms opens up its 20 acres of farmland every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The weekly farmers market offers a selection of organic produce and artisan food products. With great values on items like eggs, greens and ... More >>

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    July 31, 2013

    Wolfpack Double IPA: Craft Beer Retailers Collaborate on Brew For National IPA Day

    f you thought the craft beer community wasn't alive and thriving in the Valley before now, you're either not a beer drinker, or blind. Just take one look at the sheer number of craft breweries in metro Phoenix and Arizona. And while the brewers certainly deserve a lot of the credit for all this acti ... More >>

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    July 3, 2013

    A Sperm Bank For Honeybees: Scientists Say Selective Breeding May Help Fight the Honeybee Crisis

    Scientists at Washington State University are putting new meaning to the phrase "the birds and the bees." They're on a mission to help fight the rise of a phenomenon called colony collapse disorder, which has put the world's honeybee population in grave danger. Without the bees, grocery stores wou ... More >>

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    April 15, 2013

    10 Favorite Bakeries In Metro Phoenix

    If you're one of those people who bakes a pie to cheer up a friend, makes your specialty carrot/red velvet/whatever cake for everyone's birthday, and routinely pulls together all manner of adorable goodies for your children's school programs and bake sales . . . well, bully for you (and the rest of ... More >>

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    April 2, 2013

    Sweet Republic's Helen Yung on Phoenix's Best Chinese Restaurants, the Perfect Ice Cream and How 9/11 Changed Her Life

    This is part two of my interview with Helen Yung, co-owner and ice cream designer/maker at Sweet Republic. If you missed part one, where Yung talks about growing up in Hong Kong, investment banking, and the dish she thinks is overrated, read it here. See also: -- Chou's Kitchen in Chandler Makes Tr ... More >>

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    January 16, 2013

    Ward Off the Flu with Fire Cider

    Everywhere I turn, there's talk of the flu. Since I follow a bunch of natural health junkies on Pinterest, I can't get away from it there either, with everyone pinning different home remedies. While I've managed to keep away from the illness so far, I decided to make a good-sized batch of this fir ... More >>

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    January 10, 2013

    Scottsdale's One of the Gayest Places in America, According to People Measuring Gayness

    According to people attempting to calculate the gayest places in America, Scottsdale's pretty gay.We're not gayness assessors, but it would appear that Advocate magazine is totally making up this shit.

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    January 9, 2013

    Artisan Bakery Mediterra Bakes Fantastic Bread, and We'll Tell You Where to Get It

    When Simply Bread closed nearly two years ago, it was a major blow for those of us who love crusty, European-style bread. Good news is: there's a new bakery called Mediterra Bakehouse in town (well, in Coolidge, to be precise), and they're turning out ravishing artisan loaves -- large and heavy wit ... More >>

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    November 6, 2012

    Roasted Bull Testicle Stout. Really.

    A Colorado brewery's hilariously deadpan April Fools joke regarding a "Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout" has become a reality. According to Wynkoop Brewery, their bull testicle beer "annoucenment" video was so popular that people actually showed up April 1st looking for a taste of the beer. See Also: - ... More >>

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    August 28, 2012

    Seven Favorite Juice & Smoothie Bars in Metro Phoenix

    See Also: Five Chia and Flax Seed Products, Ranked by Taste Fresh pressed juices and sweet, blended smoothies are treats that can be good for your health and provide cooling relief on a muggy day or after a rough workout. Here in the Valley, we don't have a ton of places to grab these refreshing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2012

    Here Come The Growlers: Starting at Midnight, Bars Can Hand Over 64 oz To Go

    See Also: Ten Favorite Places in Metro Phoenix for Craft Beer by the Bottle (or the Can) Starting August 2, the much-discussed new AZ Growler Law goes into effect, which means as early as midnight tonight you can be taking home 64oz of your favorite beer from any bar willing to fill the container f ... More >>

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    July 31, 2012

    Ten Favorite Places in Metro Phoenix for Craft Beer by the Bottle (or the Can)

    See Also: Ten Favorite Metro Phoenix Craft Beer Bars Starting this Thursday, you'll be able to fill up growlers of your favorite craft beer on draft at most of your favorite craft beer destinations but you're still going to need your trusty liquor stores to pick up beautiful bottles (and cans) of y ... More >>

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    July 27, 2012

    Five Metro Phoenix Bars Where You Can Eat, Drink and Watch the Summer Olympics

    See also: From High Tea to Fish and Chips, Seven Places to Get a Taste of Britain in Metro Phoenix See also: Five (Surprising) Ways to Eat Like an Olympian See also: Five Must-See Summer Olympics Parties The Olympics are coming! The Olympics are coming! So grab a seat at a local bar and an Olympic ... More >>

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    June 7, 2012

    AndyTalk: Beyond Lox - Smoked Seafood Hold the Bagels

    If wishes were fishes they might very well be smoked.

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    May 21, 2012

    Beer This Week: Tastings at Taste of Tops, Pairings at Monsterland, and More

    Beer is a big deal in the Valley. From tastings and tappings to pairing dinners and more, there's a different beer event to attend pretty much every night. Every week, we curate upcoming brew-related goings-on and lay them out for you here. Your calendar will be as full of beer as your belly.

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    May 11, 2012

    Three Things to Eat, Drink, and Bake This Weekend

    Happy Mother's Day weekend to all you moms out there! I hope the kiddos take you somewhere nice to eat and shower you with presents (and if they still need a little help figuring where to take you, send them the link to our Mother's Day Brunch/Dinner Roundup). My kids, a.k.a. my dogs, aren't the b ... More >>

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    March 2, 2012

    Part Two of Our Interview With David Walker, Co-Founder of Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

    During Arizona Beer Week, we had the opportunity to sit down with David Walker, co-founder of Firestone Walker Brewing Co. Part one of the interview premiered yesterday; read on for part two, when we talk about the state of the beer world, Firestone's blending process, and what new beers the brewery ... More >>

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    February 10, 2012

    Celebrate Arizona's Birthday with Free Brownies from Whole Foods

    ​Whole Foods Market in Chandler is showing some birthday love to Arizona and its shoppers next Tuesday by offering free sweet treats that are made right here in the Valley.

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    February 2, 2012

    Seven Ways to Eat Prickly Pear Fruit

    ​​Lately, we've been a little obsessed with this whole state food question. We've asked readers (who've already narrowed it down) to tell us which they'd choose: Sonoran hot dogs or prickly pear fruit.We're not going to lie, we are pulling for the prickly pear. By way of convincing you, we now p ... More >>

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    January 4, 2012

    Duncan Family Farms Salad-A-Day Program

    ​ We mentioned Duncan Family Farms' new program last year when we got to know them better. We thought it fitting to give their Salad-a-Day CSA another mention since it's January and it's time to get back on track with our healthful eating habits.  How it works, after the jump.

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    December 19, 2011

    SunUp's The Nut Before Christmas

    Zach Fowle ​Beer: The Nut Before ChristmasBrewery: SunUp Brewing (322 E Camelback Road, 602-279-8909)Style: English Brown AleABV: 4.2 percent 'Twas the Nut Before Christmas, and all through the bar, People were coming, from near and from far, For a delicious nut brown ale and some holiday ch ... More >>

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    December 5, 2011

    Kale: Stick a Superfood in Your Soup

    Kale is commonly served in salads, as chips, or simply sautéed, but with the weather getting cold and even rainy, it's the perfect time of year to make a kale soup. This superfood has an earthy flavor with a hint of sweetness that pairs well with a lot of other foods, providing for a lot of flexibi ... More >>

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    November 17, 2011

    Gina Buskirk's Perfect Food Day

    Photo courtesy Gina Buskirk​Gina Buskirk started Gina's Homemade in 2010 with her husband, Christopher Buskirk. You might have seen her delectable foods at the Old Town Farmer's Market or Whole Foods. If you don't know, Gina's Homemade is where you can get creamy, oozy artisinal cheeses, loa ... More >>

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    August 3, 2011

    2011 Cupcake Love-In Baker Lineup Announced

    Timur Guseynov If last year's entries were any indication, the 2011 Cupcake Love-In will be pretty sweet.​Despite the endless parade of frosted delights showing up in bakeries, at culinary festivals, and on fancy restaurant menus over the past few years,& ... More >>

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    July 22, 2011

    Double Check Ranch's Grassfed Beef Crisps

    Hannah Hayes​Paul Schwennesen wants you to forget what you know about beef jerky. The set-up at the Phoenix Public Market​Every week, Schwennesen and his team from Double Check Ranch in Winkelman bring pure grassfed beef to the folks of Arizona, setting up shop at the Phoenix Publ ... More >>

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    July 21, 2011

    Whole Foods Food Truck Day and Frozen Grapes in Today's Eater's Digest

    ​ Hungry for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives? Food Truck Extravaganza  Hey Scottsdale -- this is what you're doing for lunch today. Whole Foods Market Raintree is teaming up with the Phoenix Street Food Coalition for their second Food Truc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    July 6 In Blogs: Gary Kelley, Haboob, Notorious B.I.G., Rice Balls, and Nancy Grace

    ​​​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:

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    June 6, 2011

    Homemade Tofu

    Carol Blonder fresh tofu​I got my first taste of fresh tofu in Northern California, and I was immediately taken by the mellow flavor and creamy texture. It was nothing like the store bought, mostly firm tofu I had been cooking with. Like a taste of freshly prepared ricotta cheese ... More >>

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    May 19, 2011
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    December 2, 2010

    Make Your Own Raw Chocolate -- It's Easy! (Not.)

    Kelly Green​ ​In the name of good health and a good read, each week we'll be bringing you a health product, complete with review. We're calling this feature Crunchy Granola -- even though we doubt much of this stuff tastes that good. Raw chocolate has been eluding me for some time now. Ev ... More >>

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    December 2, 2010

    Nutmeg Recall: Don't Touch that Spice Just Yet...

    With Spice on its way out and pot not yet legal, people might get desperate for a high - but don't reach for that nutmeg just yet. According to the FDA, Frontier Natural Products Co-op is voluntarily recalling nutmeg that is potentially contaminated with Salmonella from its Whole Foods Markets and F ... More >>

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    November 30, 2010

    Guido Saccone of Cibo Urban Wine Cafe & Pizzeria

    Phoenix has crazy love to thank for Chef Guido Saccone's pizza and pasta at Cibo Urban Wine Cafe & Pizzeria. Saccone, who was born just outside of Naples, fell in love with the American girl working in Tuscany for the summer, who just happened to be from Mesa. A love story straight out of a fairy ta ... More >>

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    July 23, 2010

    Raw Milk: Taste Test

    Earlier this week, we explored the controversy surrounding raw milk, and where to buy it in Arizona. Today, I'll share my personal experience with the stuff. As mentioned previously, many of the usual suspects don't sell raw milk, including Whole Foods, which sent us a statement explaining it discon ... More >>

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    April 15, 2010

    Fresh and Easy

    MADCAP shows documentary about organic chow

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    March 22, 2010

    A Bizarre Easter Gift for Foodies

    While thumbing through the pages of the latest Food Network Magazine, I came across one of the strangest suggestions for an Easter gift I've ever seen. Chocolate bunnies? Too bourgeois. Baskets of faux grass and jelly beans? Yawn. Even this year's chocolate-covered Peeps aren't exactly hitting ... More >>

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    March 12, 2010

    The Top 5 Most Tasteless Cookbooks Ever Published

    A good cookbook can save your skin at a dinner party or family gathering, especially if you're the type who can't boil an egg or make packaged mac n' cheese without setting off the smoke alarm. Unfortunately, the need for culinary instruction has given would-be chefs free li ... More >>

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    February 9, 2010

    Love Z'Tejas' Margaritas? Now You Can Make Them Yourself

    ​Z'Tejas Grill sure is busy these days. In-between remodeling their Scottsdale location at Scottsdale Fashion Square mall, offering Mary Poppins attendees who bring their ticket stubs free appetizers and putting together a special Valentine's Day themed menu, the Southwestern restaurant is als ... More >>

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    February 2, 2010

    Re-creating Pie Zanos' Pizza at Home

    So you're in a restaurant, chowing down on the best tuna mac or pizza or boeuf Wellington you've ever had, when a crazy thought comes to mind: I can do this at home!! Without a pro chef's fancy appliances and gadgets, you might be challenged to create restaurant-worthy food. ... More >>

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    August 6, 2009
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    July 1, 2009

    Macrobiotics and Local Farms at Valley Forward Lunch

    Lauren GilgerMembers of the Valley Forward Association eat their cheesecake and listen to the panel of speakers slated for the event: Robert McClendon of McClendon Farms, Leslie Curry of Whole Foods Markets and Michael Stebner of True Food Kitchen.Forty years ago, Leslie Curry changed her diet. Sh ... More >>

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    June 29, 2009

    June 29 In Blogs: Tom Metzger, Super Heroes, Local Wine, and LifeLock

    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: Tom Metzger's Buds Dennis and Daniel Mahon Collared for Scottsdale Bombing, Arizona ADL Helped B ... More >>

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    February 3, 2009

    AZ Stronghold Gets Props from Wine Spectator

    89! I hear this is the best score ever given to an Arizona wine (Callaghan's 2001 Syrah scored the same). Not bad for a debut label, huh? Wine Spectator rated Arizona Stronghold's Nachise in a recent Super Bowl feature where the editors rounded up 22 top wines (a la 22 players on the football fiel ... More >>

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    May 5, 2008

    New cafe coming to Roosevelt Row

    The latest buzz from photographer Wayne Rainey, who owns the Roosevelt Row art spaces Monorchid and Holgas, says Holgas will soon be getting a green renovation. In about three months, he says, it will reopen as a cafe selling organic cupcakes and coffee. The still-unnamed shop will be operated by ... More >>

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