It's going to hit 90 in the next couple of days; doesn't some gelato sound good right about now?
That's what Yaron Cohen is hoping. The Israeli native and his Argentinian relative, Leo Faria, just opened their new shop, The Gelato Maker, last weekend. The two trained in a gelato shop in Barcelo ... More >>
I've gone on record as saying that it's not hard to find good Middle Eastern food in the Valley. Choosing among all the great places has become the difficult part. Now, I'll have to add Persian Garden Café to the mix, especially when I want a little bit nicer, sit-down dining experience.Jamie Peach ... More >>
A general drinking guideline: Any drink with a name suffixed by the term 'bomb' is sure to get you bombed. Here's a deal you can take advantage of long after Happy Hour's come and gone.
From 8 to close, Sunday through Thursday at Kabuki, you can knock yourself out with bombs of the sake variety. D ... More >>
Is Phoenix the last major city to have a sushi restaurant in its downtown? Until now, the sushi boom has happened elsewhere in the Valley, especially in Scottsdale.
So tomorrow night is kind of historic, isn't it? That's when Moira Sushi (215 E. McKinley) opens its doors at ... More >>
Spring has sprung a new brew from the tanks of our friends at Blue Moon Brewing Co. Rising Moon Spring Ale, an amber wheat ale that "blends three varieties of specialty malts with kaffir lime leaves and lime peel for a smooth, balanced taste" or so says the bottle.
We at Brew Review love limes (b ... More >>
If you're in the habit of getting your Indian food fix at Tandoori Times' Old Town Scottsdale location (there's also one in Glendale), you'll have to get used to driving a little further north. The restaurant is currently in the midst of vacating its 5th Avenue digs and heading up to a new spac ... More >>
Food is always a huge attraction at the annual Matsuri -- that is, the Phoenix Japanese Festival -- and this year's (which takes place this weekend) will be no different. Think yakisoba, teriyaki obento, makizushi, daifuku made with fresh mochi, anpan... jeez, I shouldn't blog right before ... More >>
You might think sushi and tempura when you think of Japanese food, but robata-yaki is also a huge part of the cuisine. It's all of those aromatic grilled foods that taste so good with a cold Sapporo.
Roka Akor is one of the few local Japanese restaurants that actually specialize in it, and now ... More >>
Takamatsu has been dishing out Korean barbecue, sushi, and noodle dishes to Arizonans for more than a decade, with restaurants in Phoenix, Tucson, Chandler and Litchfield Park. Their delicious barbecue has garnered the respect of sports stars, too, like Chan Ho Park, the pitcher for the Philadelphia ... More >>
Unforgettable mole poblano, mouthwatering carnitas, and naughty flan drenched in Almendrado tequila were already reason enough to head to Los Sombreros in south Scottsdale, but now the charming Mexican restaurant has a revamped menu with some new additions (old faves remain, of course):
Los So ... More >>
Fine's bruschetta with house-smoked mozzarella: Wow.Happy New Year, Budget Beaters! It ain't a news flash when I say that times are tight as we enter the new year. After the missus and I put pencil to paper on New Year's Day to add up all the money we blew in '08, we decided that even the Budg ... More >>
It's not really Christmas in Arizona without having a tamale or two.Wrapped in warm cornmeal dough and packed with such delicious fillings as cheese and chile peppers, tamales have long been the staple of many a Christmastime dinner table. Even for those who aren't of Hispanic origin, chances are th ... More >>