From now 'til we publish the 2012 edition of Best of Phoenix, New Times and Chow Bella present 100 Tastemakers -- Valley residents who make the cut in our culinary scene. Some you'll know; for others, it'll be a first introduction (but likely not the last). While you're here, check out our 100 Creat ... More >>
We perked up when we spotted a TEDx event Urban Placemaking: Design of Third Places is scheduled for Wednesday, December 7, featuring some of the local heavies in the Phoenix restaurant scene. Snag details about this independently organized get-together, time and location after the jump.
Mac 'n' cheese with bacon and jalapeños.When a new spot opens in town, we can't wait to check it out -- and let you know our initial impressions. Share a few photos, some menu items. First Taste, as the name implies, is not a full-blown review, but instead a peek inside restaurants that have ... More >>
Kholood EidJeff Fischer, owner of Lux Coffeebar in Central Phoenix, tells me a question he asked Chris Bianco a while back. "I asked him why he started his pizzeria," Fischer says. "He said, 'I did it because I knew if I liked it, other people would like it, too.'" That thinking inspired Fi ... More >>
The winged wonder on John McCain's righteous anti-torture stance, Stepford-like Gilbert and changes at hipster haven Lux