I rarely eat in Italian restaurants. Raised on basic Italian fare, I'm put off by menus featuring chicken parmigiani and "gourmet" versions of pasta fagioli (peasant food, made with white beans and macaroni in a watery tomato broth, but invariably Italian-Americanized with veal and a half-dozen ... More >>
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 >>
Here in Phoenix, most of us take the saying "if you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen" pretty literally come summer, knowing that the cooker can become the cook-ee in a matter of minutes. We can simmer in our own sweat at the stove or broil ourselves to rosy rareness at the outdoor grill . ... More >>
Good news for Franco-philes: Franco Fazzuoli -- formerly of Franco's Trattoria in Scottsdale and later, Franco's Italian Caffé in Phoenix -- has recently moved back to town and plans to open a new Franco's Italian Caffé later this month in Scottsdale. See also: Upscale Italian Restaurant Coming ... More >>
Has ex-governor J. Fife Symington III gotten his just desserts?
Symington develops a taste for restaurateuring
Thinking locally and dining globally at Gregory's World Bistro
Chef/restaurant owner calls it quits