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  • Timeless Held a First-of-Its-Kind 420 Festival at the Croft Downtown
    April 21 at 5:43 p.m. by Jacob Tyler Dunn

    On Tuesday, Timeless Vapes threw a private, ticketed 420 festival celebrating Arizona's first year with legal recreational weed. Freebies and good vibes were abundant. The sold-out event at the Croft downtown brought together several Phoenix…

  • Check Out the Kitchens and Dining Rooms of Our 2021 Reviewed Restaurants
    April 9 at 2 p.m. by New Times Staff

    Curious to know what the chefs and kitchen crews behind our reviewed restaurants look like? Not ready to visit a restaurant's dining room, but would still like to see it? Check out this behind-the-scenes look at Tru Tacos, Ramen Kagawa, Quadro…

  • Visual Aid: Take a Tour of Giving Tree's Dispensary and Cultivation Center
    April 8 at 4:36 p.m. by Multiple Authors

    Inside a bland building in a north Phoenix office complex exists a radiant marijuana paradise. This gift to cannabis aficionados is what Phoenix New Times found when Giving Tree Dispensary recently gave a tour of its cultivation and processing…

  • Look at Some Photos From Our 2021 Restaurant Reviews
    April 8 at 8 a.m. by New Times Staff

    It's 2021, which means a whole new year of our monthly restaurant reviews. Food critic Chris Malloy is ready to talk about some outstanding ramen spots, mobiles pizza and taco vendors, new Valley eateries, and much more — all accompanied by some…

  • Visual Aid: Palo Verde Lounge Is the Best Little Dive Bar in Tempe
    April 1 at 6 a.m. by New Times Staff

    Ever had a wild night at the best little dive bar in Tempe? You aren't the only one. Many of these stories involve the bar's owner, Charles Marthaler, known to all as Chuck. Here's a look at how the Tempe bar's regulars banded together to save…

  • Bass Race Brought a Drive-In EDM Rager to the Celebrity Theatre
    March 11 at 10 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Electronic dance music fans cruised over to the Celebrity Theatre on Saturday, February 27, and Sunday, February 28, for the Bass Race outdoor event in the venue's parking lot. Dodge & Fuski, Dirty Audio, Dack Janiels, Yakz, and other DJ/producers…

  • Meow Wolf's Las Vegas Concept, Omega Mart, Is an Otherworldly Trip to the Store
    February 24 at 10:03 a.m. by Jennifer Goldberg

    Phoenix might not be getting its own Meow Wolf experience anytime soon, but there's now a new Meow Wolf even closer to the Valley than the Santa Fe, New Mexico, original. Meow Wolf's Omega Mart concept opened in Las Vegas' Area 15 entertainment…

  • Visual Aid: Table Scraps — Taking on Food Waste in Greater Phoenix
    January 28 at 9 a.m. by Lauren Cusimano

    Welcome to Table Scraps — visual edition. This roundup is from our online series on the growing issue of food waste and what some Phoenix-area eateries, organizations, and everyday people are doing right. But there’s something we want to be clear…

  • Scenes From the First Day of Recreational Marijuana Sales in Arizona
    January 25 at 5 a.m. by Jacob Tyler Dunn

    On Friday, January 22, 2021, dozens of Arizona dispensaries were approved to begin selling marijuana for recreational use. We stopped by several Valley shops — including Urban Greenhouse, Harvest, The Mint, Territory, and Curaleaf — on this…

  • The Top Pizzerias in Greater Phoenix ... in Photos
    January 16 at 6 a.m. by New Times Staff

    It's no doubt that there are lots of amazing pizzerias throughout metro Phoenix. But we narrowed it down to the best of the best and took plenty of pictures. Enjoy the wood-burning ovens, super-fresh toppings, and all that true authentic pizza has…

  • Visual Aid: A Dining Guide to the Best Restaurants and Bars in Downtown Tempe
    January 6 at 6 a.m. by Lauren Cusimano

    Tempe is a town of drinking and dining options. Would you like a drink, a meal? Sure. How would you like to get there — walk, bike, scoot, drive, rideshare, bus, Orbit, light rail? Fine. While all this probably adds to the bustling atmosphere (and…

  • Visual Aid: All the Best Restaurants in Cave Creek
    December 28 at 6 a.m. by Lauren Cusimano

    There's just something about Cave Creek, a separate culture and pace we Phoenicians are lucky to have access to within day-trip distance. The scenery, people, and food come together and create a wonderful dining destination. From The Horny Toad's…

  • Visual Aid: Best New Bars and Craft Drinks of 2020 in Greater Phoenix
    December 21 at 6 a.m. by New Times Staff

    Despite you-know-what, many new breweries, bottle shops, and cocktail lounges descended upon the Valley this year. But in the barstool-traded lore of drinking culture, this year will go down as a supreme outlier. People have been drinking more at…

  • The Scene at Grand Avenue's Holiday Market and Sidewalk Sale: Photos
    December 20 at 9:01 p.m. by Jacob Tyler Dunn

    Over the weekend, Grand Avenue in downtown Phoenix was filled with holiday markets and sidewalk sales, providing safe shopping from local vendors across the Valley. 

  • The Best Things Our Food Critic Ate in 2020, in Photos
    December 16 at 6 a.m. by New Times Staff

    This year, our food critic Chris Malloy was drawn to comfort food, to traditional dishes that provided a simple lift. For him, it was all about those old-school meals, the ones that tunneled into his memory (or somebody else’s), with a few key…

  • Visual Aid: All Day Dining Guide to Downtown Mesa
    December 14 at 6 a.m. by Lauren Cusimano

    Mesa’s Main Street has welcomed a number of new food- and drink-related tenants in recent years — as we're about to show you. Cider Corps, 12 West Brewing Co., Worth Takeaway: there’s now enough on this iconic strip to make a full day of it. From…

  • Visual Aid: Phoenix-Area Restaurants That Have Permanently Closed Since March
    December 12 at 6 a.m. by New Times Staff

    It's been a tough year for everyone, but especially so for metro Phoenix's restaurant industry. Eateries, bars, breweries, and more have shuttered in the wake of the coronavirus, including award-winning restaurants, beloved neighborhood watering…

  • Our Favorite Dining Rooms in Greater Phoenix in 2020
    December 11 at 6 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
    December 10 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.…

  • Visual Aid: Old Towne Glendale and Catlin Court Historic District Dining Guide
    December 8 at 6 a.m. by Lauren Cusimano

    Old Towne Glendale, often referred to as historic downtown Glendale, is one of those ultra-concentrated city centers with all the charms. There are antique shops, comic book and music stores, a little library, and the best part — food and drink…


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