Jay Ducote with his award-winning Blackberry, Bourbon, Butt dish, a pork shoulder injected with honey and bourbon, and smoked for 12 hours. Ducote appreciates good food and drink, but says he sometimes overdoes it.
The first light rail car prepares to leave a station stop at the official opening of Metro Light Rail on Dec. 27, 2008, in Phoenix. The 20-mile, $1.4 billion line runs from north-central Phoenix through downtown, and then east through suburban Tempe and Mesa.
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