It might be summer vacation, but if "cocktail school" is in session, count us in any day. "Professor" John Christie, head Distrito mixologist, is gearing up to teach you a thing or two about Carlos Santana's tequila. Tequila Casa Noble will be the featured ingredient when the class bell rings this ... More >>
When it comes to making a great sandwich, served on fresh bread and piled high with ingredients, the United States (famous for its subs, muffaletas and Philly cheese steaks) has got absolutely nothing on Mexico. Mexican tortas -- sometimes made on a bolillo (a torpedo-shaped variation on the crusty ... More >>
Do you enjoy a bit of culinary torment now and then? See also: - The Best of the Cheese and Wine Worlds Converge at Ahwatukee's Wedge & Bottle - Taquitos Jalisco: Easy Familiarity and Robust Flavor in Mesa If so, you should pay a visit some evening to Amuse Bouche in Surprise. Depending where you ... More >>
To form an opinion of Ahwatukee's Wedge & Bottle, you may want to first consider its heady melted cheese sandwiches. See also: - Taquitos Jalisco: Easy Familiarity and Robust Flavor in Mesa - A Formidable Cuban Sandwich and More on Phoenix's West Side Densely packed with gourmet cheeses, meats, an ... More >>
Looking for your next favorite spot of quick-service Mexican food in Mesa? Taquitos Jalisco might just be a place to pull over. See also: - A Formidable Cuban Sandwich and More on Phoenix's West Side - Lamp's Wood-Fired Pizzas Shine in North Scottsdale The small eatery has been quietly serving loc ... More >>
Growing up in Hermosillo, in northern Mexico, in the 1980s, my school lunchbox was filled with healthy and delicious snacks of juicy orange wedges, crunchy cucumber spears, jicama slices drizzled with lime juice and sprinkled with salt and chile powder, and a cold can of Jumex brand mango nectar. I ... More >>
Some might say "Merry Christmas," others say "Feliz Navidad," and still others simply say "Happy holidays," but whatever you call this time of year, there's only one word for the drinking event whose timing (thankfully) corresponds with the hectic season: tequila. See also: Best Tequila 2012 - 3 Am ... More >>
The torta ahogada, or "drunken sandwich", is the king of Mexican sandwiches. Mightier than the torta Cubano, or even the Mexico City-style pambazo, this symbolic sandwich of Guadalajara is a mammoth creature of meat, bread, and sauce that will leave its mark on your hands, your face, and most likely ... More >>
We've spent the last year in the laboratory putting Phoenix under the microscope to reveal hundreds of specimens of the best culture, outdoor adventures, shopping, dining, and nightlife the city has to offer. And we're finally ready to publish our results. Nerd alert! Now presenting Scientific Phoen ... More >>
Pozole (pronounced poh-SOH-lay) just might be the ideal Mexican comfort food. Enjoyed nearly everywhere in Mexico and throughout the American Southwest, the hearty meat broth, laced with chile and enhanced with hominy (essentially dried maize kernels soaked in lime) boasts several variations. Most ... More >>
It's been a few months since Minerva Orduño Rincón branched out from her role as a line cook at FnB to create her own brand of handcrafted Mexican food products, Muñeca Mexicana. Now she's ready to host her first pop-up, a limited-seating one-night-only event at the Scottsdale artisan venue, JA ... More >>
Erica O'Neil Ibarra chocolate flanked by marshmallows and cinnamon sticks. Tacos may very well be the perfect food, but let's face it, the standard Meximerican fare can get a bit stale after a while. Taco the Town is here to highlight some of the more unusual Mexican finds in the valley. T ... More >>
You can't look at a margarita without your mouth watering just a little bit.You may typically dread Mondays as much as a fat orange cartoon housecat, but what could be better motivation to get through the workday than knowing it will be followed by a delicious, refreshing, cheaper-than-usual ... More >>
On Monday, November 16, Warner and wife Brenda will host a Night of Champions dinner at The Wrigley Mansion, 2501 E. Telewa Trail in Phoenix.
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Every weekend, about 1,400 vendors set up at the Great Southwestern Swap Meet in Phoenix. They sell a little bit of Mexico to people who need it.