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Fuego Bistro will take over all dining options at The Clarendon Hotel and Spa in Midtown, from poolside drinks to rooftop snacks, on August 1.

The events that happened after Alexis Icedo first started feeling sick... are a harrowing glimpse into the unsafe conditions inside Maricopa County jails amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, and how local jails are handling it.

As Arizona COVID-19 cases continue to rise, Governor Doug Ducey has issued an executive order limiting restaurant dining rooms to 50 percent of fire-code capacity.

New Times food critic and contributor Chris Malloy won a first place prize in the food feature category from the annual Society for Features Journalism competition for his story on Twila Cassadore.

Phoenix-area bars, eateries, coffee shops, and even flour companies are offering neat merch in the form of T-shirts and koozies in addition to enamel pins, artisan spoons, bandanas, and more.

Here are a few ideas for summer fun in Phoenix this weekend.

A virtual tour of all the dining rooms featured in our restaurant reviews from 2020 (so far).

If you're hoping to get takeout tonight, we know a place that does a really, really good job.


We've been covering Joe Arpaio for more than 20 years. Here's a couple of things you should know about him... 1/many

Prisoners there died at an alarming rate, often without explanation.

Under him, the MCSO failed to investigate hundreds of sex abuse cases, many of which involved children.

He arrested New Times reporters for covering him. We won a $3.75 million settlement for that one.

He ran a jail that he described as a "concentration camp."

By 2015, his fondness for racial profiling had cost the county more $44 million. On top of, you know, ruining lives.

Oh, and one time he staged an assassination attempt against himself? That was weird.

One time, as a publicity stunt, he marched Latino prisoners into a segregated area with electric fencing.

But he somehow found time and money to send a deputy to Hawaii to look for Barack Obama's birth certificate.

One of his jailers nearly broke the neck of a paraplegic guy who had the temerity to ask for a catheter.