Arizona Beer Week & Arizona Cocktail Week once again ask imbibers to choose – and their organizers are OK with that.
Barb Harris was among the first to buy VIP tickets for this year’s Arizona Strong Beer Festival. Every February, she and her husband, Scott, meet a group of “beer buddies” at Steele Indian School Park in Phoenix for the kickoff event of Arizona Beer Week.
Fountain Hills’ annual International UFO Congress has become the Barrett-Jackson of the flying saucer set. Are you ready to believe?
If the words “UFO convention” immediately bring to mind a dank ballroom full of off-the-fringe oddballs arguing Area 51 conspiracy theories, top extraterrestrial abductions and best shaman stone frequencies, hold on to your tin hat.
Arizona’s first “net-zero energy” townhomes were unveiled in Scottsdale last October. Designed by late architect Graham Downes (Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego) and constructed by Valley developer MODUS Icon, the townhomes at 7301 E. Minnezona Ave. – dubbed MZ – boast several energy-saving features (see key below). “Our goal,” MODUS Development president Ed Gorman says, “is to produce as much or more [power] than we consume.” That’s the technical definition of a “zero-energy” home.
A new indie film seeks to capture the mythologized man behind Phoenix’s most storied eatery. Does anybody in town really know Jack?
A specter of the past greets you at the restaurant’s unofficial entrance – which, in Goodfellas style, is the back door, through the kitchen – and leads the way as you navigate a maze of tuxedoed waiters into the dining room, pass the iconic L-shaped bar, and finally settle into one of the plush red tuck-and-roll leatherette booths that once seated such bygone legends as Marilyn Monroe and mobster Bugsy Siegel.
Valley Metro puts 120 new buses on Phoenix roads, minimizing the pains of outdated public transportation.
Any bus with a lifespan stretching from the era of flattop haircuts to the era of flat-screen televisions is going to have issues. According to the Federal Transit Administration, the average life expectancy of a bus is approximately 13 years, with each traveling about 40,000 to 50,000 miles per year. That adds up to approximately 600,000 miles for the life of a bus. At one point, Valley Metro’s Phoenix fleet had buses that were more than 20 years old, and had as much as a million miles on their odometers.
In a sporting coup, Michael Bidwell brings the Pro Bowl to Glendale a week before the Super Bowl.
If Arizona Cardinals president Michael Bidwill doesn’t make history by both hosting and winning Super Bowl XLIX, he’ll get something of a consolation prize – several Cardinals would likely play before a home crowd at the Pro Bowl in Glendale on January 25.
Death in the Brotherhood
Who killed Cave Creek Hells Angel Patrick Eberhardt? There are some striking theories on the street. ...
With an assist from a motivated widower, Mayo Clinic uncovers a genetic link to a little-known heart condition called SCAD. On Jan. 2, 2011, 51-year-old Judy Alico experienced blurry vision and pain in her right arm. She was rushed from her Scottsda...
In Development: Group/Think
A new breed of niche business incubators in the Valley goes beyond the techie-coworking model. ...
MIXED MEDIA: As badly as the recent Veterans affairs scandal has tarnished the agency’s reputation – secret waiting lists, 115-day wait times, deadly neglect – Americans still trust it more than Congress. According to a recent USA T...
Hells Angels Shootout
After a fierce shootout last year in Chino Valley between members of the Hells Angels and rival bikers the Vagos, it seems a turf battle is brewing. Could Phoenix be a future battleground?It was a peaceful Saturday morning like any other for Terrance...