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Eating Out

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2014

    Forge Wood-Fired Pizza at Union at Biltmore: Cauliflower Pizza and Olive Oil Soft Serve

    When a new spot opens in town, we can't wait to check it out -- and let you know our initial impressions, share a few photos, and dish about some menu items. First Taste, as the name implies, is not a full-blown review, but instead a peek inside restaurants that have just opened, sampling a few item ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2014

    14 Tacos to Look for at The Arizona Taco Festival This Weekend at Salt River Fields

    This weekend dozens of local restaurants will be heading to Salt River Fields in Scottsdale for the annual Arizona Taco Festival. The two-day event is a blow-out festival of all things taco and tequila and will feature live music, multiple bars, and a hot chile pepper eating contest. There will be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2014

    ROK Social House Offers Korean Food and Soju Cocktails Old Town Scottsdale; Here's the Menu

    If you're a fan of dark dining rooms, good- looking people, and Korean barbecue short ribs, then you might want to know about ROK Social House, a new-ish restaurant and bar in Old Town Scottsdale. The dining and drinking spot comes courtesy of Andrew Nam, as in the man behind such similarly themed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2014

    12 Best Ethnic Restaurants in Metro Phoenix

    Last month Phoenix New Times celebrated the cream of the crop with our 36th annual Best of Phoenix edition. Here are our top picks for ethnic restaurants in metro Phoenix. Best Japanese Restaurant: ShinBay On the exterior, chef Shinji Kurita's James Beard Award-nominated restaurant looks like just ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2014

    Chef Bernie Kantak's The Gladly: Neat New American Cuisine

    Anyone waxing melancholy about the loss of Ruth's Chris Steakhouse either hadn't eaten there during the sad year before that venerable steakhouse was shuttered, or who has yet to dine at The Gladly, which moved into Ruth's longtime location late last summer. Even if the owners of Scottsdale's award- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2014

    The District in Phoenix: Happy Hour Report Card

    strong> The Spot: The District at the Downtown Sheraton 320 N. 3rd St. Phoenix 602-817-5400 http://www.districtrestaurant.com The Hours: Happy hour is from 3 to 7 p.m. daily in the bar and lounge. See also: Rokerij: Happy Hour Report Card

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2014

    Gabriele Bertaccini of iL Tocco Food: "Life Is About Beautiful Things"

    Gabriele Bertaccini Owner, Executive chef il Tocco Food www.iltoccofood.com Gabriele Bertaccini looks more like an Italian clothing model than a hardworking, ├╝ber successful chef. But if you get him talking about cooking, dining, and Italian cuisine, it becomes immediately clear that he's much ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2014

    Burger N Fries in Scottsdale: Good Patties, Great Custards

    When a new spot opens in town, we can't wait to check it out -- and let you know our initial impressions, share a few photos, and dish about some menu items. First Taste, as the name implies, is not a full-blown review, but instead a peek inside restaurants that have just opened, sampling a few item ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2014

    Kevin Binkley to Host James Beard Foundation Celebrity Chef Dinner at Binkley's in Cave Creek

    Next month the James Beard Foundation's Celebrity Chef Tour will make an appearance at Binkley's Restaurant in Cave Creek. The annual tour is designed to bring "the experience of dining at New York City's historic James Beard House to cities around the country." Host chef Kevin Binkley will welcome ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2014

    Sisterhood of the Stove: Chef Chrysa Robertson Organizes Dinner Featuring Top Women Chefs

    Chef Chrysa Robertson isn't too thrilled about the many "testosterone tete-a tetes" going on around town -- and by that she means the recent proliferation of dining events featuring lineups of local male chefs. Over the summer there was a "Steak Out," "Veg Out," "Pig Out" and a handful of other coll ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2014

    Miracle Mile Deli Will Move to New Location in Phoenix This Spring

    There are a few changes coming to Miracle Mile Deli, the iconic restaurant currently located at the Camelback Colonnade. The first is that the restaurant will be launching a new breakfast menu later this month. The second is that the restaurant will be moving to a new home in spring of 2015. "It's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2014

    Desert Spoon Infuses Hospitality and History Into Monthly Cocktail Parties

    On the first Sunday of every month, Cal Lundmark and Blaise Faber invite friends and acquaintances into their home, transforming the Encanto-area duplex into Desert Spoon. Don't get any funny ideas, though: the events, which include a spirit tasting, class, three-course dinner, and a cocktail party ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2014

    Chef Sean Brock Book Signing and Dinner at Southern Rail in Phoenix Next Month

    If you're enthusiastic about heritage produce or Southern food/foodways or watch Mind of a Chef, then chances are you already know Sean Brock. The James Beard Award winning chef is a poster boy for using local, heirloom ingredients and does so daily at this restaurants Husk (Charleston, S.C. and Nas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2014

    Gertrude's at The Desert Botanical Garden

    I was determined, while dining at Gertrude's, not to be distracted by the chatter of tourists seated at tables on either side of mine at this Desert Botanical Garden hotspot. Fortunately, the food on Gertrude's recently redesigned menu was mostly so dreary, it was impossible to think of much else. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2014

    America's Taco Shop on Seventh Avenue in Phoenix Has Closed

    Since 2008 America's Taco Shop has been a local favorite for carne asada and other Mexican specialties but the number of local outlets has recently decreased by one. The second location of America's Taco Shop, found at 4447 North Seventh Avenue, closed last month. The original location at 2041 No ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2014

    Jeff Kraus Kicks off Crudo's Blank Space Series with Exquisite Plating and, Of Course, Coffee

    A trip to Crepe Bar, chef Jeff Kraus' home turf, will likely yield inventive small plates for your table, so it was hard not to leap at the chance to see his creative mind unleashed in Crudo for the one night, no-holds-barred culinary adventure known as the Blank Space dinner. In fact, we weren't th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2014

    Petite Maison in Scottsdale Sold to New Owners

    Chef James Porter doesn't want to say Petite Maison is closing, per se. But the truth is he and his wife Wendy have sold their five-year-old restaurant to new owners who will not be keeping the Petite Maison name or concept. "We are re-appropriating the space," Porter says of the change. "It's exc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2014

    10 Best Things I Ate and Drank in September

    Last month we released Best of Phoenix 2014, recognizing some of the best restaurants and bars in the Valley. Many of the most memorable things I ate and drank in September come from places included in the Food & Drink section of the issue though some dishes are from new spots around town. I hope y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2014

    Stephen Eldridge of Pink Pony: "I Think We're Moving in the Right Direction"

    Stephen Eldridge Executive Chef Pink Pony 3831 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale www.pinkponyscottsdale.com /www.facebook.com/pinkponyscottsdale You can't talk about dining in Old Town Scottsdale without mentioning the Pink Pony. After all, the steak house has been a part of the restaurant scene ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2014

    5 Best Places to Eat and Drink This Week in Metro Phoenix

    TEXAZ Grill Now through Sunday, October 19 In true Texas fashion, TEXAZ Grill is going big to celebrate the annual State Fair of Texas. That means that now through October 19 you can head to the Phoenix restaurant for dishes such as Fletcher's Original State Fair Corny Dog ($6) and a Frito Pie ($5) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2014

    Dish It Out at Salt River Fields Was Easy to Enjoy With Fun Entertainment

    Event season is in full swing as evidenced by the hundreds of people who came out to support the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix by stuffing themselves with food and drink at Dish It Out on Sunday. Sure, it's a little ironic to raise money to fight child hunger in such gluttonous fashion, but ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2014

    10 Metro Phoenix Restaurants for a First Date

    Going on a first date can be stressful. You want everything to be perfect, but what is? There's a whole list of things you'll have to worry about and prepare, so we figured we'd help you out with finding a spot to eat. Last month we named House Brasserie the Best Place to Take a First Date in our 20 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2014

    Vivo! Ristorante in Scottsdale Offers Friendly Service and Pricey Italian Cuisine

    When a new spot opens in town, we can't wait to check it out -- and let you know our initial impressions, share a few photos, and dish about some menu items. First Taste, as the name implies, is not a full-blown review, but instead a peek inside restaurants that have just opened, sampling a few item ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2014

    Roosevelt Row's Chile Pepper Festival: Here's the Winner and the New Chile Pepper King

    Torrential rain and a four-block blackout made it difficult for the organizers of last weekend's Roosevelt Row Chile Pepper Festival to put on a flawless event this year, but the less-than ideal weather didn't stop a sizable crowd from coming out. On the downside, flooding and power outages did keep ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2014

    Matt Carter to Launch Weekly Tasting Menus at The House Brasserie With Opus One Paired Dinner on Friday, October 3

    If you've been to California's wine-making regions then chances are you've heard the name Opus One. Chances are much slimmer, however, that you've actually been inside the landmark, white limestone winery. After all a tasting will set you back $45 for just the current vintage and if you actually wan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2014

    Orange Table Has Re-Opened in Tempe -- Chimichurri Hash Is Back!

    In July we told you that longstanding Scottsdale breakfast spot Orange Table would be closing its doors for a complete overhaul, that it would reopen as a new restaurant with a new owner. Though the new management promised to keep much of the menu and staff the same, we knew it'd be the end of a bru ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2014

    Best of Phoenix A'Fare 2014: Here's the Final Lineup of Restaurants and Entertainment

    New Times' annual Best of Phoenix A'Fare is just around the corner and there's still time to get your ticket to the party. On Saturday, October 4 we'll be celebrating the best that our city has to offer with food, drinks, and live entertainment. In keeping with this year's theme, Tales of the City ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2014

    Hit and Miss at Acapulco Pasteleria y Antojitos in Central Phoenix

    When a new spot opens in town, we can't wait to check it out -- and let you know our initial impressions, share a few photos, and dish about some menu items. First Taste, as the name implies, is not a full-blown review, but instead a peek inside restaurants that have just opened, sampling a few item ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2014

    Angry Crab Shack vs. Welcome Diner: Hurricane Matchup

    New Orleans is known for its hurricanes -- yes, the scary rain ones, but also the cocktail. Pat O'Briens is the usual place to grab one, but when it's about 1,500 miles away, it's best to find a spot close by that makes them well. A typical hurricane is a mixture of rums, passion fruit juice, ice ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2014

    Gio Osso of Virtu Honest Craft Makes Grilled Octopus (VIDEO)

    OO.ready(function() { OO.Player.create('ooyalaplayer', 'pxMnhycDoFNIhe65XA8rEGj9WEGGp8ij'); });Please enable Javascript to watch this video "I'm a ham, I gotta admit," warns chef Gio Osso as he readies his mis en place. On a sunny September afternoon, the chef sets up to cook in the suite of the B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2014

    September Restaurant Openings and Closings in Metro Phoenix

    Phew! We think we can declare the dreaded summer slump officially over. That's because, with a very busy Arizona Restaurant Week wrapping up and only two spots on our closing list, it looks like most of our favorites have made it through the dead zone and into fall. While it's a damn shame that we d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2014

    First-Ever Scottsdale Spice Culinary Event Drew Crowds to the Spicy Side

    When I was invited to judge the "Scottsdale Spice" awards, I thought maybe folks misunderstood the type of things I write about. Turns out it was really about culinary heat. On September 27, Valley chefs ignored the latest big storm to they could compete at the inaugural event presented by the Sco ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2014

    FEZ in Phoenix: Happy Hour Report Card

    The Spot: FEZ 3815 N. Central Ave. Phoenix www.fezoncentral.com The Hours: Happy hour is from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. everyday. Bonus! There's also reverse happy hour from 10 p.m. to close. See also: Cien Agaves in Scottsdale: Happy Hour Report Card

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2014

    5 Best Places to Eat and Drink This Week in Metro Phoenix

    Rania's Kabob Grill Today There's going to be a gastronomical throw-down tonight in Gilbert, at Rania's Kabob Grill. The restaurant is hosting the latest installment of the Chef Off series, which pits two East Valley chefs against each other in a competition to win over diners and take home the ti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2014

    Postino Annex in Tempe Opens Wednesday; Here's a Look Inside

    Later this week the fourth and largest location of Postino Wine Cafe will open its doors to the public. Dubbed Postino Annex, the new restaurant and wine bar is located inside the historic Art Annex building at 615 S. College Avenue, just steps from the heart of the Arizona State University campus. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2014

    Cuff in Downtown Glendale Is Now Open for Lunch; Here's the Menu

    As of this week there's a new dining option for those looking for New American food in the historic downtown Glendale neighborhood. Cuff, a new restaurant from chef Tom Harvey, has opened to the public and is currently serving lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2014

    Phoenix City Grille Gives Away Free Food If You Bike to Brunch

    All right brunchophiles, it's time to dust off the old two wheeler and get back on your saddle because temperatures are finally cooling off and that means pretty much every weekend should be filled with both biking and brunching. Over at Phoenix City Grille, you can choose to combine the two and the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2014

    Delice Bistro: Late-Night Pastry Shop, Restaurant Now Open on Mill Avenue in Tempe

    Heads up, Tempe night owls and bar-goers. There's a new dining option located off Mill Avenue that's going to be serving pastries, crepes, and more until 2:30 a.m. on weekends. The restaurant and bakery called Delice Bistro opened Thursday at 690 South Mill Avenue, at Centerpoint on Mill.

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2014

    Taylor's Place in Arcadia Serves Persian and Lebanese Specialties at Night

    When a new spot opens in town, we can't wait to check it out -- and let you know our initial impressions, share a few photos, and dish about some menu items. First Taste, as the name implies, is not a full-blown review, but instead a peek inside restaurants that have just opened, sampling a few item ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2014

    Market Street Kitchen at DC Ranch Names New Chef

    When Market Street Kitchen opened in 2012, the owners tapped two of the Valley's best known and well-loved chefs to helm the kitchen: James Beard Award-winner Robert McGrath as executive chef and Matt Taylor as chef du cuisine. It seemed like the prefect recipe for success until, less than a year la ... More >>

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  • Blogs

    September 24, 2014

    Roasted Tomatoes from FnB: 100 Favorite Dishes

    Last year we marked the hundred day countdown to Best of Phoenix by sharing some of our favorite food folks' "Personal Best" lists. This year we're bringing back our list of 100 Favorite Dishes. Have a suggestion for a dish you'd like us to try? Leave it in the comments section or email lauren.saria ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2014

    Welcome Diner to Open Chicken and Donut Restaurant in Phoenix

    We could pretty much live off the fried chicken and biscuit Little Birdy sandwich -- with beignets for dessert -- at Welcome Diner, and now all of that goodness is about to be available at a location southeast of Welcome Diner's current set-up. Although details on the new Michael Babcock venture ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2014

    Stephen Jones of Bootleggers: "I'm Just Going to Do The Damn Thing"

    Stephen Jones Executive Chef Bootleggers Modern American Smokehouse When we met with Stephen Jones late last week, it'd been just over a week since he started his new gig as executive chef of Bootleggers Modern American Kitchen. And in just that short amount of time, he'd already written a new m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2014

    Shrimp Quesadilla from Barrio Cafe: 100 Favorite Dishes

    Last year we marked the hundred day countdown to Best of Phoenix by sharing some of our favorite food folks' "Personal Best" lists. This year we're bringing back our list of 100 Favorite Dishes. Have a suggestion for a dish you'd like us to try? Leave it in the comments section or email lauren.saria ... More >>

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    September 23, 2014

    Arrogant Butcher in Phoenix: Happy Hour Report Card

    The Spot: Arrogant Butcher 2 E. Jefferson Phoenix http://www.foxrc.com/the_arrogant_butcher.html The Hours: Happy hour is from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday in the bar only. See also: Rokerij: Happy Hour Report Card

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    September 19, 2014

    Tomaso Maggiore's Vivo! Ristorante in Scottsdale is Now Open; Here's the Menu

    The latest dining spot to come from Valley chef and restaurateur Tomaso Maggiore is now open at 6560 N. Scottsdale Road, in the same newly-built dining and retail complex as SumoMaya and Scramble. The restaurant and Italian marketplace is called Vivo! Ristorante and serves a menu of Italian cuisine ... More >>

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    September 19, 2014

    Roosevelt Row's Chile Pepper Festival 2014: Nominate A Chile Pepper Champion

    Roosevelt Row will be heating up next weekend when the third annual Roosevelt Row Chile Pepper Festival goes down. The spicy event will take place on Saturday, September 27 at the A.R.T.S. Market from 5 to 11 p.m. In addition to naming a best chile pepper dish during the event, Roosevelt Row will ... More >>

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