Ginger China Bistro in north Glendale is a solid choice for a (sort of) quick, (sort of) inexpensive meal.
From refreshing starters like Hong Kong Won Ton Noodle Soup ($5.95) to exclusive dishes like Ginger Sesame Noodles and Tofu Puffs ($8.95), most everything on the menu is ... More >>
Hannah HayesIt's hard to find authentic Italian and Greek cuisine that also has an original flair, but Mike's Rigatoni Bistro in Peoria delivers both - and with delicious results. Reminiscent of a cozy Venetian café, the spot serves hearty but unique Mediterranean fare, from flaming Saganaki (l ... More >>
Hannah HayesA Touch of European CafeWhile the Westside may be a hub for big-name conglomerates and chain restaurants, there are a few native eateries that have made a name for themselves among the residents of suburban Phoenix. From foreign fare to hearty country cooking, we journeyed past Centra ... More >>
Hannah HayesCoffee and Tea Express lives up to its name, and beyond -- the cozy coffee bar in downtown Glendale provides quite a few tasty options that don't fall under the beverage category. Hidden behind a parking garage (bonus: constant shaded parking) and open at 6 a.m., the café is a popula ... More >>
Hannah HayesPaul Schwennesen wants you to forget what you know about beef jerky.
The set-up at the Phoenix Public MarketEvery week, Schwennesen and his team from Double Check Ranch in Winkelman bring pure grassfed beef to the folks of Arizona, setting up shop at the Phoenix Publ ... More >>
Hannah HayesIt looks like skinny margaritas aren't the only low-cal cocktails taking over the Valley. Take it from Bravo reality star Bethenny Frankel, who made an appearance in Scottsdale last week to promote her recently launched line of Skinnygirl ready-to-serve drinks. Originally, the line b ... More >>
Hannah HayesThe business: Jamburritos Cajun Grille Express
What they're packin': New Orleans- style dishes with a familiar, easy twist: Think Cajun favorites like Andouille sausage and shrimp, chicken and rice doused with zesty Creole and Etoufee sauce - all wrapped in a handy tortilla. There a ... More >>
Hannah HayesDeliciously gooey fondue at FEZIf you're braving summer in Phoenix, you likely know that one of the best things to happen to bars since skinny margaritas is the reverse happy hour.
Sure, happy hour's always been our favorite part of the day, but here, the half-price hoopla ... More >>
Hannah HayesSometimes, we just want a cheap lunch, we want it quick, and we want to stray from our weekly burrito bowl at Chipotle. Thankfully, if you're on the westside around 75th Ave. and Bell Road, this won't be a problem. Around here, non-chain spaces are sparse, so when Leo's Island ... More >>
The Margarita Lite at IslandsCourtesy of Islands RestaurantsIt used to be that if we wanted a margarita under 100 calories, we'd just take a shot of tequila, salt first, lime last.
But there's a new trend blending behind the bar. From Islands to Blanco Tacos, low-cal margaritas -- most often c ... More >>
The snap of the casing, the juicy mystery meat, the seasonings -- thankfully, the mighty hot dog makes its home not just in ball parks and backyard barbecues, but at plenty of wiener stands across the Valley. With so many places to choose from and always a new hot dog to try, we at Chow Bell ... More >>
Courtesey of Clea SennevilleClea Senneville & Jason Edwards of Beet StrEAT
The business: Beet StrEAT
What they're packin': Fresh, hearty dishes created with no meat or meat-based products; almost everything can also be ordered vegan. Order a mozzarella sandwich with tomatoes and basil pest ... More >>