Jessica Ruiz

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2012

    Vovomeena: A Rose Between Two Fry Baskets at Seventh Avenue and McDowell

    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, and dish about some menu items. First Taste, as the name implies, is not a full-blown review, but instead a peek inside restaurants that have just opened, sampling a few item ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2012

    DJ Fernandes Opens Vovomeena Later This Month and Makes a Very Big Deal about Coffee

    Editor's Note: After this post was published, the owner indicated that Vovomeena will not open until next Tuesday, possibly later. The post has been edited to reflect that. We'll keep you posted DJ Fernandes, the architect and co-owner of Tuck Shop and Astor House, has partnered up with Jessica Rui ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 9, 2012
  • Blogs

    May 28, 2012

    87: DJ Fernandes

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2011

    DJ Fernandez of Tuck Shop, Part 2

    Catherine Slye, New Times‚ÄčToday we've got the second half of our chat with Tuck Shop owner DJ Fernandez. Yesterday he explained how he came up with the concept for his debut restaurant venture in the heart of the Coronado District. Today he'll be sharing plans for his newly acquired space ne ... More >>