Lolo’s Chicken and Waffles in the rain

Posted under Food by Administrator on Friday 30 November 2007 at 2:29 pm

The pouring rain.

I’ve got a friend in town and had planned on taking him to Lolo’s Chicken and Waffles (best fried chicken in Phoenix) down on Central and Yuma.

Lolo’s is not a small restaurant and knowing it’ll be busy for lunch and there’s NO room to wait, I call first.

There’s a 45 minute wait right now. 12.30. This means that people are either standing outside in the rain waiting for a table or waiting in their cars for a table.

This is outside:
Lolo's Chicken and Waffles in the RainStoudamire’s not really there right now.

This is their chicken:
Lolo's Chicken and Waffles - the Chicken


Phoenix Golf Courses

Posted under Metro Area News by Administrator on Wednesday 28 November 2007 at 6:25 pm is adding a new feature – golf courses reviews. Here’s a sample of the first few reviews:

Coldwater Golf Course:
Coldwater Golf Course is a beatufilly landscaped and cheap Avondale golf course. Coldwater is one of the best values for golf in Avondale.

The recognition that Coldwater Golf Course has received only reinforces this value. Coldwater has been voted the ‘Best Course to Play on a Budget’ in the entire metropolitan area.

The course itself is distinguised by striking elevations between tee boxes and fairways. The hazards can be tricky as they blend with the sonoran landscape of the course.

Summer range fees go as low as $21 and winter fees are as high as $49. All rates include golf carts.

Bellair Golf Course:
The Bellair Golf Course in Glendale is a short 3,800 yard par 59 18 hole course. Bellair has thirteen par 3s and five par 4s.

A Hardin, Lawrence and Nash designed course, Bellair is a traditional course. Unlike other courses in the area, Bellair isn’t desert landscaped. But offers great shade and plenty of very green fairways. A great break from the heat in the summer.

The course is located in the midst of a housing development so the fairways are relatively narrow.

Bellair Golf Course is pretty quick on the weekdays but gets a little backed up on some weekend days. But the rangers are pretty good at keeping pace.

Bellair Golf Course green fees range from $12 to $30 depending on season. For exact green fees and to reserve tee times, call the Bellair clubhouse at 602-978-0330.

Bellair has a full proship and restaurant that serves food and alcohol.

Lamborghini driver reaches 219mph on Loop 202

Posted under Metro Area News by Administrator on Wednesday 28 November 2007 at 6:05 pm

DPS is trying to find the driver of this Lamborghini that pushed 202mph on the Loop 202 (San Tan Freeway) in east Phoenix. This is a busy stretch of expressway – you can see blurs of cars he’s passing in the video.

One of the kids interviewed by a local news channel said he was an ASU student. None of those present wanted to be named. Obviously.

The car the dude’s driving is a Murciélago LP640 (according to an aficionado’s email).

Check out the specs of the car and some interesting facts below the fold.


The Lamborghini Murcielago was the successor to the Diablo. It retails for more than $300K and can go 0-60mph in less than 3.4 seconds.

Its engine is mounted backwards with the transmission in front of the engine and the differential behind it. It’s four wheel drive that normally provides the rear wheels with 70% of the torque. However, when the front end or rear end loses traction, it can distribute 100% torque to either the front or back. (Probably a lifesaver at 219mph on a state freeway).

Now for the fun facts:

* For Kobe Bryant’s wife Vanessa’s 19th birthday, he bought her a Lamborghini Murcielago.
* He then found out she couldn’t drive a stick
* He had the car converted to an automatic.
* Final cost? Estimated at $400K

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