Beth Goldwater

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2013

    10 Best Things I Ate in August

    Summer may be taking its sweet time saying good-bye, but the good eats served up on this critic's plate for the month of August seem all but a blur. From dishes like heady asparagus at one of my favorite new restaurants, to food truck pho, to a handful of a.m. eats perfect to start your day with, ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 22, 2013
  • Blogs

    August 22, 2013

    Bertha's Cafe in Phoenix: A Sandwich Shop with a Sweet Twist

    Beth Goldwater's cheesecake is easily one of the best in town. Crafted from a recipe she took a year to perfect, it is bulky in appearance, yet lighter and less dense than you might expect, and its dark brown, thin cookie crust serves as a buttery and crumbly base for a creamy sweet filling with a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2012

    Anatomy of a Cheesecake with Beth Goldwater of Bertha's Cafe

    See also: Asparagus and Havarti Panini from Bertha's Cafe When you're cooking, it's all about a dash of this and a splash of that. But baking is another matter, an exact science. In this series, we're going behind the bakery case and into the kitchens of some of Phoenix's finest purveyors of sweets ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2011

    Asparagus and Havarti Panini from Bertha's Cafe

    ​Last year we marked the hundred day countdown to Best of Phoenix by sharing our 100 Favorite Dishes with you. Now we're back - with the 2011 edition. Have a suggestion for a dish you'd like us to try? Leave it in the comments section or email 59: Asparagus and H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2009

    Bertha's Cafe Re-opens This Week

    Cute little Bertha's Cafe is all grown up. The old postage-stamp sized restaurant near the corner of 40th Street and Thomas in Phoenix closed in April when owner Beth Goldwater's lease was not renewed. Goldwater hustled and found a new spot at 3134 E. Indian School Road near 32nd Street. The n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2009

    Bertha's Cafe is Moving . . .

    After four years in her pint-sized bakery and lunch spot on 40th Street, just north of Thomas, Bertha's Cafe owner Beth Goldwater was not able to renew her lease. April 24 was her last day in business. "It was a blessing in disguise," she tells me. She's since found a new space, at 32nd St ... More >>