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  • Subtronics and Green Velvet at Rawhide Was Socially Distanced EDM Fun
    November 13 at 8 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Local electronic dance music promoter Relentless Beats wrapped up its series of socially distanced weekend concerts at Rawhide Event Center in Chandler with a three-night event from Friday, November 6, to Sunday, November 8, headlined by artists…

  • Our Favorite Dining Rooms in Greater Phoenix in 2020
    November 13 at 8 a.m. by New Times Staff

    Do you love a cheery, modern dining room? Maybe some potted plants acting as centerpieces? Perhaps a classic lunch counter? Or do you just want a look inside the kitchen? We understand. Often the restaurant's atmosphere is as inviting as the menu…

  • Our Favorite Cafe Review Photos of 2020
    November 12 at 8 a.m. by New Times Staff

    It's 2020, which means a whole new year of our now monthly cafe review. Food critic Chris Malloy is ready to talk about some outstanding tacos, Nepalese dishes, Neapolitan pizza, and much more — all accompanied by some stunning food photography.…

  • A Look Inside the New ALDI in Goodyear, One of the First Two Locations in Arizona
    November 5 at 10:31 a.m. by Lauren Cusimano

    At 8 a.m. on Thursday, November 5, ALDI held a socially distant ribbon-cutting ceremony with Goodyear mayor Georgia Lord at its new Goodyear store (845 North Estrella Parkway in Goodyear). The event celebrated the simultaneous opening of the…

  • Election Day 2020 in Metro Phoenix in Photos
    November 5 at 12 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Election Day 2020 in the Valley saw more than 167,000 local voters cast their ballots at voting centers across Maricopa County on Tuesday, November 3. An estimated 1.6 million others voted by mail because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Safety measures…

  • Visual Aid: Chefs for the Polls Hands Out Free Food to Voters at Camelback Center
    November 4 at 5 a.m. by Lauren Cusimano

    The voting center the Camelback Center saw a steady trickle of people around lunchtime on Election Day — some coming to vote, some coming back for more food from The Breadfruit and Rum Bar and Hana Japanese Eatery. Danielle Leoni, chef and…

  • Monsters Ball 2020 was Sexy, Dark Halloween Fun [NSFW]
    November 2 at 11:26 a.m. by Michelle Sasonov

    Halloween's full blue moon brought out all kinds of dark creatures this past Saturday, October 31. Many gathered at the legendary Phoenix art gallery and performance venue Alwun House. In true Alwun House fashion, guests were also treated to an…

  • Visual Aid: Table Scraps — Taking on Food Waste in Greater Phoenix
    October 30 at 9 a.m. by Lauren Cusimano

    Maybe you’re a regular reader. Maybe this is your first go-around. Either way, welcome to Table Scraps. This roundup is from our online series on the growing issue of food waste and what some Phoenix-area eateries, organizations, and everyday…

  • Favorite First-Taste Restaurant Photos of 2020 in Greater Phoenix
    October 27 at 8 a.m. by New Times Staff

    Despite the springtime intermission, we've covered some great spots in 2020 for our First Taste series. A few outstanding hotel restaurants, a sustainable sushi restaurant, a Black-owned wings hub, and a few spots specializing in Peruvian,…

  • Celebrating Global Cat Day With Feline Art Around Metro Phoenix
    October 16 at 10:08 a.m. by Lynn Trimble

    Cats never need an excuse to be at the center of attention. But Global Cat Day, which falls on October 16, gives you a great excuse to pamper your cat a bit more than usual. The day was established to raise awareness about ways to help all cats…

  • Visual Aid: A Guide to the Indigenous Food Scene in Greater Phoenix
    October 16 at 6 a.m. by New Times Staff

    Recently, we released a two-part guide to the Indigenous food scene in greater Phoenix. First, we caught up with three Native authorities from different spheres of the ancestral food world, followed by a guide to Indigenous-run stands,…

  • The Art and Artists of Eye Lounge in Roosevelt Row
    October 15 at 3:15 p.m. by Lynn Trimble

    The Phoenix-based Eye Lounge artist collective is marking its 20th anniversary, which makes it a great time to look back at some of the exhibits they've shown in recent years — and the gallery spaces they've called home. Here's a sampling of…

  • Best of Phoenix 2020: Our Favorite Food and Drink Stores in Photos
    October 7 at 6 a.m. by New Times Staff

    Plated food photos are great, but so are neatly arranged produce sections at the Valley's top grocery stores, stacked and jarred products at farmers' markets booths, and colorful, family-owned carnicerias. The Valley has some choice choices in…

  • Best of Phoenix 2020: The Valley's Top Dishes in Photos
    October 6 at 6 a.m. by New Times Staff

    Love food photos? We've got a neat collection of colorful sandwiches, barbecue platters, mesquite rolls, and even a hearty bowl of bugs. And they've all got something in common — a Best of Phoenix 2020 award. Here a visual aid to our Best of…

  • Best of Phoenix 2020 in Drinks: Top Bars, Breweries, Booze, and Cafes in Photos
    October 2 at 6 a.m. by New Times Staff

    Our recently released Best of Phoenix 2020 issue highlighted the top watering holes, coffee shops, and booze pushers all over town. Some are pretty photogenic, too. Thirsty yet? Here's a visual aid to all things drink in the Valley.

  • Best of Phoenix 2020: The Valley's Top Restaurants in Photos
    October 1 at 6 a.m. by New Times Staff

    We recently released our 2020 Best of Phoenix issue, and many of those awards went to superior restaurants in the Phoenix area. After you browse all the food and drink awards at your leisure online, here's a visual aid to help you work up more of…

  • First Look: Postino South Tempe Wine Café Is a Midcentury Punk Venue Hybrid
    September 24 at 6 a.m. by Lauren Cusimano

    Open since September 14, Postino South Tempe is the eighth location of the Arizona-based wine café. It takes over the former spot of Tempe Public Market Café, closed since January 2020, and a Circle K before that. This is the second Postino in…

  • From the Archives: Vintage Photos of Zia Records Over the Years
    September 10 at 11:55 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    When Arizona's Zia Records launched in 1980, founder Brad Singer wanted the store to serve as a music hub. It did just that over the next four decades, as its many locations across the metro Phoenix and Tucson have been stomping grounds for bands…

  • Visual Aid — Top 100 Restaurants in Greater Phoenix
    September 9 at 8 a.m. by Lauren Cusimano

    We’ve put together a guide to our 100 favorite places to eat in greater Phoenix right now. Consider this list of restaurants — ordered alphabetically, not ranked — a guidebook to culinary delight in a city growing faster, hotter, and better by the…

  • Visual Aid: Great Restaurant Patios in Metro Phoenix
    September 2 at 9 a.m. by Jacob Tyler Dunn

    Arizona residents are lucky to have relatively great weather most of the year, which means there are plenty of amazing patios around the Valley. We rounded up our favorites, because it's time to eat outside.


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