Patricia Escárcega is Phoenix New Times' food critic.
You Won't Find Earth-Shattering Cuisine at Perfect Pear, But It's Still a Perfectly Nice Place for Lunch4 days ago | Cafe Reviews
Perfect Pear Bistro, a locally owned micro-chain, is this kind of restaurant. It has quietly carved a niche for itself in the Valley as a destination for happy hours, low-key first dates, and as a place to feed your hankering for fancy grilled che...
11 days ago | Cafe Reviews
Metro Phoenix may feel far removed from the Deep South, but Southern-style eats and traditional soul food staples long have been a part of our local food culture, and it continues to be, with restaurants like these five soul food gems.
12 days ago | First Taste
Phoenix might be home to the world's first camp-themed restaurant.
13 days ago | Lists
There are still plenty of new restaurants coming your way in 2017.
25 days ago | Cafe Reviews
At La Poblanita, hard-to-find cemita sandwiches, sophisticated mole, and farmhand enfrijoladas breakfasts make this unassuming restaurant a Maryvale destination.
1 month ago | Best of Phoenix
With half of 2017 already in the books, now seems like a good time to highlight some of our favorite spots that have opened in metro Phoenix so far this year. From a high-profile chef’s buzzy new osteria to a 37-seat neighborhood gem, here are 10 ...