• Our Favorite Dining Rooms in Greater Phoenix in 2019
    December 12 at 10 a.m. by Lauren Cusimano

    Do you love an elegant dining room? A stunning view? A garden-heavy patio, or just a garden? Maybe a sleek bar with soft lighting? Or a look inside the kitchen? For some of us, the restaurant’s whole vibe is as important as its food and drink. It's…

  • The Best Cafe Review Photos of 2019
    December 12 at 9:30 a.m. by Lauren Cusimano

    In 2019 we've visited a number of restaurants for Cafe Reviews — everything from pasta at a busy Asian supermarket to the follow-up locations of Little Miss BBQ and Chula Seafood. Plus some showstopping paella at Talavera. In addition to the…

  • Visual Aid: The 10 Best Things Our Food Critic Ate in 2019
    December 10 at 7 a.m. by New Times Staff

    With December sliding away, a great year of eating is closing. This year, our food critic Chris Malloy was lucky to eat hundreds of meals (for work!) in the urban and rural reaches of the state, including at an Oak Flats campground, down on the…

  • Geeking Out at LIBCON West 2019 in Glendale
    December 9 at 1:56 p.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Cloudy skies didn't keep local geeks from turning out at Velma Teague Library in downtown Glendale on Saturday, December 7, for LIBCON West 2019. The afternoon-long event featured plenty of nerdy happenings, ranging from cosplayers and vendors to…

  • Club Candids: Riot Ten Unleashed a Rager at Aura Nightclub in Tempe
    December 9 at 1:52 p.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Electronic dance music fans packed Aura Nightclub in Tempe on Saturday, December 7, to rage away during a set by Riot Ten. The superstar DJ/producer obliged them with a heavy-hitting set of dubstep, electro, and hip-hop, which got bodies moving and…

  • Club Candids: DJ Legends and Ravers Unite at Groovetribe Family Reunion
    December 3 at 3:34 p.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Old-school ravers and legendary local DJs invaded downtown Phoenix from Thursday, November 28, to Sunday, December 1, for the first-ever Groovetribe Family Reunion. The event brought together famed mixmasters like CL McSpadden, Jas, and Simply…

  • Techno Snobs: Obsidian 2019 Was an EDM Adventure
    December 3 at 3:28 p.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Local electronic dance music collective Techno Snobs took over Lumberjaxes in Tempe on Friday, November 29, for Obsidian 2019, and transformed the place into a darkened den of techno bliss. DJs like Headless Horseman, Assailants, and Dasha Rush…

  • Angel Olsen Brought Haunting Tunes to The Van Buren
    December 3 at 3:25 p.m. by Jim Louvau

    Angel Olsen performed moody tunes with plenty of spunk during her performance at The Van Buren on Monday, December 2. The multi-instrumentalist dazzled the crowd with her powerful voice and dark vibes from start to finish. Olsen was joined by six…

  • Here's What Phoenix's Rave Scene Looked Like In The '90s
    November 26 at 11:49 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Phoenix was a haven for raves in the ‘90s. During the heyday of electronic dance music more than 20 years ago, dance parties took place at local warehouses and venues like The Icehouse on the regular, often attracting hundreds of people eager to…

  • Club Candids: Celebrating Shady Park's Four-Year Anniversary
    November 25 at 10:40 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Shady Park in Tempe turned four years old this month. The ramen-and-sushi joint across the street from the Arizona State University campus celebrated the occasion with a few days of festivities, culminating with a performance by jam…

  • A Peek Inside Phoenix Art Museum's 'Legends of Speed' Exhibition
    November 25 at 7 a.m. by Phoenix New Times Writers

    Lotus. Maserati. Ferrari. They’re names you likely associate with cars, rather than art. Even so, the new “Legends of Speed” exhibit at Phoenix Art Museum makes a compelling case for cars as art objects by highlighting the aesthetics and cultural…

  • Cher Brought a Dance Party to Gila River Arena
    November 24 at 9:31 a.m. by Jim Louvau

    American icon Cher dazzled fans last night at Gila River Arena in Glendale during her Valley stop on her Here We Go Again tour. The 73-year old diva brought the hits, production, and plenty of costume changes during her 15-song career spanning set,…

  • Club Candids: The Arizona Hip Hop Festival 2019 Was Lit
    November 18 at 9:30 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    The Pressroom in downtown Phoenix became the focal point of the local hip-hop community on Saturday, November 16, and Sunday, November 17, during the Arizona Hip Hop Festival 2019. The two-day event featured performances by more than 350 local…

  • WayneFest 2019 Was the Perfect Fall Evening in the Coronado Neighborhood
    November 18 at 8 a.m. by Charles Barth

    Under the kind of fall weather Phoenicians fantasize about during the summer slog, WayneFest 2019 filled Coronado Park in downtown Phoenix with an eclectic array of food samples, local music, and friends from the surrounding Coronado neighborhood…

  • The Black Keys Team up With Modest Mouse in Downtown Phoenix
    November 18 at 7 a.m. by Melissa Fossum

    The Black Keys made a triumphant return to downtown Phoenix on Saturday, November 16, 2019, to perform at Talking Stick Resort Arena for the "Let's Rock" tour. They were accompanied by Modest Mouse and Shannon and the Clams. Check out photos from…

  • Visual Aid: Fifth Avenue Shops and Southbridge in Scottsdale
    November 15 at 7 a.m. by Lauren Cusimano

    Old Town Scottsdale is a very distinct part of both Scottsdale and metropolitan Phoenix. But even Old Town can be divvied into a couple of unique areas. Today, we want to focus on that distinct section south of the Waterfront, west of Scottsdale…

  • Visual Aid: Table Scraps — Taking on Food Waste in Greater Phoenix
    November 14 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…

  • Sleater-Kinney Return to The Van Buren for The Center Won't Hold Tour
    November 12 at 1:49 p.m. by Melissa Fossum

    Sleater-Kinney fans loosely packed The Van Buren last night on Monday, November 11, in support of The Center Won't Hold. Founding members Corin Tucker and Carrie Brownstein (both on vocals and guitar), and their current drummer, Angie Boylan, were…

  • Club Candids: Ocotillo Open Air Festival Was A Blissful EDM Experience
    November 10 at 11:04 p.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Melodic house beats filled the air at Ocotillo Restaurant & Bar on Sunday, November 10, as Anjunabeats DJs such as Grum, Öona Dahl, David Hohme, and Alex Cruz got bodies moving and spirits soaring. It was all part of the Ocotillo Open Air Festival…

  • NovemBEER 2019 Served Up Fun Times And Awesome Brews
    November 10 at 3:20 p.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    An enormous brew crew of beer aficionados gathered at Arizona Center in downtown Phoenix on Saturday, November 9, for Phoenix New Times' annual NovemBEER. The afternoon-long event featured more than 50 breweries from around Arizona and the western…


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