Jeff Ward

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2014

    Fuego Del Mar at the Camelback Esplanade Has Closed

    After sticking it out for three and a half years at Camelback Esplanade, a mostly empty Biltmore-area shopping center, Fuego del Mar (formerly Fuego Tacos) closed its doors for good on Saturday, June 28. The restaurant, owned by Jeff Ward of Fuego Restaurant Group, opened under the name Fuego Taco ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2013

    Daniel Taylor, 18, Accused of Shooting Two People, Killing One, at Tempe Christmas Party

    An 18-year-old shot two people at a Christmas party in Tempe yesterday, killing one, after getting kicked out of the party twice, police say.According to court documents obtained by New Times, Daniel Taylor was asked to leave the party because he wasn't invited, but returned wearing a clown mask, an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2012

    Fuego CityScape Replacing Aaron May's Shuttered Vitamin T

    Despite chef and restaurateur Aaron May's contention that there had been a miscommunication when he was locked out of his taco shop in downtown's Cityscape at the end of April after a landlord-tenant dispute regarding back rents, his restaurant, Vitamin T, opened for nearly a year and a half, has of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2012

    Fuego Bistro and Fuego Tacos Owner Opening Two More Restaurants

    For fans of Fuego Bistro, the tiny Latin-inspired eatery in north Central Phoenix, or its more casual spinoff in the Camelback Esplanade, Fuego Tacos, owner Jeff Ward has some surprises in store -- two of them, in fact. Ward is planning to open two additional Fuego-themed restaurants in the next tw ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 8, 2012
  • Blogs

    October 4, 2011

    Latin-Inspired Lunch Under $10 at Fuego Bistro

    ​Lunch under $10 at Fuego Bistro? Is that even possible? Why yes, yes it is. With only seven tables and five bar stools inside, the place gets packed fast. Although almost every table was full on our recent visit, the atmosphere felt calm. Maybe it was the warmth of the servers, the dim lighting, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2011

    Steve Holquist at Fuego Bistro

    Zach Fowle ​The tender: Steve HolquistThe bar: Fuego Bistro (713 E. Palo Verde Drive, 602-277-1151)The pedigree: For most of his life, Holquist was a wholesaler of tropical fish, importing the swimmers from where they were caught or raised and selling them to local pet stores. He sold t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2011

    Fuego Tacos Opens at the Esplanade

    ​Back in early November, Fuego Bistro owner Jeff Ward told me he was about to demolish the old Nixon's space at the Esplanade and begin work on creating Fuego Tacos, a casual spinoff of his Latin-inspired eatery at 7th Street and Bethany Home. The renovations are finally finished, and the n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2010

    Fuego Bistro Owner Opening Fuego Tacos at the Esplanade

    Imagine Fuego Bistro's signature roasted pork on a taco, and that'll be Fuego Tacos. Yum. Remember Nixon's, the Esplanade watering hole for political junkies? I sure do -- for ages, it was a favorite New Times hangout, where the edit staff would pow-wow upstairs with snacks and cocktails. Sin ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 15, 2007

    Leggo My Fuego

    Breaking the Curse of the Doomed Location

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2006