• SB 1070 Inspires a Decade of Protest Art
    July 30 at 6 a.m. by Lynn Trimble

    It's been 10 years since Arizona adopted SB 1070, the controversial "show me your papers" law that put Arizona on the map for racial profiling. Here's a look back at art inspired by SB 1070, along with 10 years of art exploring racism, immigration,…

  • Here's What Phoenix's LGBTQ Bar Scene Looked Like in the '70s, '80s, and '90s
    July 28 at 6 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Metro Phoenix's LGBTQ bar scene has a lenghty history stretching back decades. From the '70s into the '90s and beyond, spots like The Connection, Taylor’s, and Trax flourished, providing members of the community places to drink, dance, and party.…

  • Visual Aid: Table Scraps — Taking on Food Waste in Greater Phoenix
    July 22 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 my online series on the growing issue of food waste and what some Phoenix-area eateries, organizations, and everyday people…

  • Outstanding Black-Owned Restaurants in Greater Phoenix
    July 15 at 6 a.m. by Lauren Cusimano

    Recently, we've shared where to find outstanding food offered by Black-owned restaurants in the Phoenix area, and we also took a journey through the Valley's Black barbecue scene. And if we missed anything, the Chandler-based Phoenix Black…

  • Our Favorite Dining Rooms in Greater Phoenix in 2020
    July 10 at 9 a.m. by Lauren Cusimano

    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
    July 9 at 9:30 a.m. by Lauren Cusimano

    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.…

  • Dig It! Phoenix Creatives Celebrate Music Through Visual Art
    July 1 at 6 a.m. by Lynn Trimble

    All over metro Phoenix, artists are creating music-themed work. Here's a sampling of music art spotted around town — including portraits of David Bowie, Selena, Prince, and Nipsey Hussle. 

  • First Look: Cruisin' 7th Show Bar & Lounge Got a Major Remodel During Shutdown
    June 25 at 6 a.m. by Lauren Cusimano

    We are lucky to have a place like Cruisin’ 7th Show Bar & Lounge in Phoenix. It’s open 20 out of the 24 hours in a day — closes at 2 a.m. and opens back up at 6 a.m., making it one of several bars in town where you can imbibe that early — and…

  • Visual Aid: Our First Look at H Mart in the Mesa Asian District
    June 16 at 6 a.m. by Lauren Cusimano

    H Mart, the Asian supermarket chain from New Jersey opened its first Arizona store in Mesa on Thursday, June 11, just across the street from Mekong Plaza in the Mesa Asian District. The Mesa location is the newest addition to the H Mart company,…

  • Solidarity: Scenes From Phoenix's Black Lives Matter Protests
    June 15 at 8 a.m. by Phoenix New Times

    Three weeks after the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, protesters remain on the streets of Phoenix, just as they do in most American cities. Every night, they gather and march and ask for justice for black people. They…

  • Visual Aid: The Past Lives of Tempe's Bars and Restaurants
    June 4 at 5 a.m. by Lauren Cusimano

    Not so long ago, Tempe was one of the few drinking and dining destinations in central Arizona. Over the years, many a restaurateur or tavern proprietor has set up shop in Tempe, hoping to attract business from the alternative thinkers — and…

  • Visual Aid: 10 Phoenix Restaurants That Didn't Survive the Shutdown
    June 2 at 9 a.m. by Lauren Cusimano

    Between March 17 — when all restaurants and bars in the city of Phoenix (and other cities in the metro area) were closed to the public — and May 31, this group of 10 eateries and taprooms did not make it through the COVID-related closure. They will…

  • Here Are Some Great Food and Drink-Related Tattoos From Metro Phoenix
    May 7 at 4 p.m. by Lauren Cusimano

    Tattoos are fun, yes, but they're even more fun when they look like our favorite foods, drinks, or the logos of some great beer and wine companies. Turns out there are quite a few neat-looking food and drink-related tattoos out here in greater…

  • Major Players: Phoenix Musicians Opening Bars and Restaurants
    April 30 at 8 a.m. by Charles Barth

    Last month, we published a story on a current Phoenix-area phenomenon — members of the Phoenix music scene now opening their own bars and restaurants. In "Demos to Dining: Phoenix Musicians Are Opening Bars and Restaurants," we talked with local…

  • Visual Aid: The Many Farms in and Near the Greater Phoenix Area
    April 28 at 8 a.m. by Lauren Cusimano

    The farms of central Arizona are an essential part of the metro Phoenix landscape and dining scene. Many of them supply the Valley’s restaurant pantries and farmers’ markets, and hopefully your own fridges. Plus, they’re not bad to look at either.…

  • Visual Aid: Urban Farms Have the Potential to Transform Phoenix
    April 7 at 6 a.m. by James Deak

    Now more than ever, urban farms have the chance to impact the eating and shopping habits of the greater Phoenix area — as we reported in the feature story "Growing Up — Urban Farms Have the Potential to Transform Phoenix." Here's a look at two of…

  • Visual Aid: The Many Great Neighborhood Bars in Metro Phoenix
    March 13 at 7 a.m. by Lauren Cusimano

    Need a drink? A place where you can pick out a barstool and order yourself "the usual?" Here's a look at the dive bars in neighborhoods and cities across the Valley where you can find chatty regulars, sing-alongs, and cheap drinks.

  • Five Best Diners in Metro Phoenix
    March 11 at 10 a.m. by Jacob Tyler Dunn

    Diners, whether they be old- or new-school, never go out of style. We stopped by our top five faves throughout the Valley to give you a peak of the fun decor, good food, and throwback atmosphere.

  • Club Candids: Checking Out the Newly Opened Killer Whale Sex Club
    March 11 at 8:47 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    The brand new Roosevelt Row bar Killer Whale Sex Club welcomed in the masses on Saturday, March 7, during its first weekend in business. The bizarrely named drinkery, which is located at the corner of Sixth and Roosevelt streets, features a…

  • An Afternoon at the Melrose Street Fair
    March 9 at 9:10 a.m. by Jacob Tyler Dunn

    The Melrose District, which stretches along Seventh Avenue in central Phoenix, held its annual M7 Street Fair on Saturday, March 7.  The fair welcomed plenty of food trucks, local food and arts vendors, and a classic car show. Everyone was looking…


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