Haji Baba

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    June 23, 2014

    10 Favorite Cult Restaurants in Metro Phoenix

    You've downed the Kool-Aid and you don't even care because some restaurants in town deserve the obsessive following you give them. That might mean constantly checking a joint's Facebook page to find out the week's market specials or it might mean stalking your favorite local chef's Instagram. Ain't ... More >>

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    June 9, 2014

    10 Underrated Restaurants in Metro Phoenix

    It's a familiar scene: You're in your main food hang-out in town and it's dead. Why is it dead? You know it's great but for one reason or another your favorite joint just doesn't get the cred it deserves. We have a few of those places and we're sure you have many more. Here's our list of the most un ... More >>

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    February 27, 2013

    Falafel Fracas: Haji-Baba vs. Al-Hana at Baiz Market

    Anyone who's had a foray into vegetarianism or traveled around Europe on a budget has made fast friends with the falafel sandwich. It's cheap, filling, and easy to eat on the go, with a pita outside to hold the lightly fried chickpea goodness on the inside. Other famous falafel companions include t ... More >>

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    February 13, 2013

    Lunch Under $10 at Oliveo in Tempe

    The plaza near the southeast corner of University and Rural drives in Tempe is full of great, cheap lunch choices for a college budget. Pho Nhat, Tsom and Delhi Palace all offer different cuisine and dietary options for the broke college kid. Heck, even Gus's Pizza, which we lovingly used to call Gr ... More >>

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    August 17, 2011

    Six Tempe Spots for Hungry ASU Students

    kaszeta The grill at The Chuckbox​ASU Tempe is roaring hard as students, new and old, are returning to campus for fall semester. That means a lot of drunken, hungry mouths to feed on a budget, and that Taco Bell on Apache and Rural can only microwave so many chalupas. If not already, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    Black Friday Sustenance: Where to Eat at Valley Malls

    Carrie Wheeler​Shopping Black Friday is a marathon, not a sprint. Long lines, long hours, big crowds -- you'll need to sustain yourself accordingly with some convenient dining options.The following are suggestions of some of the best places to dine depending on the Black Friday sale you're shoppin ... More >>

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    October 19, 2010

    Dave Driscoll, What Are You Eating?

    Dave Driscoll​Dave Driscoll The self-proclaimed designated dancer with Treasure MammaL, who also "looks a lot like Andy Denver (aka, Single Dad)," the drummer in Fathers Day, has a West coast tour kick-off show at The Trunk Space Tuesday, October 26. Treasure MammaL is throwing a CD release party ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2010

    Haji Baba: Lunch $10 & Under

    We've been craving Haji Baba's falafel sandwich ever since it made our 100 Favorite Dishes list. A food craving is like a song that gets stuck in your head, but ten times worse: Not only can you not stop thinking about it, you can literally taste it in your mouth and your stomach's not happy until t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2010

    Chef Talk: Tracy DeWitt of Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, Scottsdale

    Tracy DeWitt, the American Culinary Federation Western Region's Pastry Chef of the Year for 2010 who is vying for the national title this week, had no career aspirations of being a chef. But when she started working part-time in a New Jersey bakery at age 15, a fascination with the bakers and cake d ... More >>

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    May 13, 2010

    T.K. Campo, What Are You Eating?

    ​T.K. Campo The bassist for The Hunger Artists plays shows all over the Valley and volunteers at The Trunk Space. What'd you eat for dinner last night? Leftovers--sausage and some multigrain rice. Favorite food: Beef burgeon (burgandy in English). I used to work for an executive chef in Tempe who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2009

    The Naughty Vegetarian: Top Ten Fatty Meat-Free Foods

    PETA caused some hullabaloo (shocker) a couple months back with a billboard posted in Jacksonville, Fla. that said "Save the Whales, Lose the Blubber: Go Vegetarian." The billboard had a picture of a heavy-set lady on the beach in a not-so-itsy-bitsy teenie-weenie pink polka-dot bikini. Really ... More >>

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    January 1, 2009
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    November 18, 2008

    Veggie Boy: Haji Baba

    By Benjamin Leatherman The best falafel I've ever tasted. No seriously, this time I mean it...really. Last month I sang the praises of Phoenicia Cafe in Tempe, particularly about the joint’s falafel. After supping on its version of the Middle Eastern favorite of gound chickpeas and eggplant fas ... More >>

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    September 4, 1997