David Ludwig

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2010

    El Portal Striving for Decent Health Inspection; Restaurant Owned by County Supervisor Getting No Favors, Officials Say

      Google Street View Mary Rose Wilcox says that El Portal's next health inspection will merit a "gold" rating.​We cornered Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox after a news conference last month at El Portal, the downtown Phoenix restaurant owned by her and her husban ... More >>

  • News

    July 13, 2006

    Panic Attack

    County Attorney Andrew Thomas may have pulled the trigger too quickly on Ajo Al's

  • News

    July 1, 2004

    Where's the Bacon?

    Here in Maricopa County, the Sonoran-style hot dog is an endangered species

  • Dining

    December 27, 2001

    Food à la Nude

    Our critic and her mother take it all off at the Bare Buns Bistro.

  • Dining

    June 21, 2001

    Cheeky Service

    "Hi, I'm Paul and I'll be storing the check sleeve between my pants and my underwear tonight. Is everybody ready to order?"

  • Dining

    December 7, 2000

    Nightmare Galley

    Stomach-turning restaurant inspection scores

  • News

    October 12, 2000


    Week of October 12th

  • News

    September 28, 2000

    Taco Hell

    Mexican food vendors circle the wagons as community activists fume over neighborhood blight

  • News

    March 25, 1999

    Oh, You Kid!

    Something's in the kitchen with Channel 3's Jan D'Atri

  • News

    February 19, 1998

    System Failure

    Two years later, Maricopa County's computerized inspection effort is still struggling to get online