Whether you're looking for the perfect way to celebrate a special occasion, or just want an excuse to enjoy a decadent and delicious night out, there's a dinner this spring for everyone, including wine lovers, tequila aficionados, and fans of farm fresh ingredients. Some dinners are on weekdays, oth ... More >>
Lisa G at Arcadia MarketplaceThis week, Lisa Giungo (jun-go) -- affectionately known around town simply as Lisa G and famous for her Bowl of (meat)Balls -- sets the record straight about the closing of her namesake restaurant, reveals secret techniques, and shares ... More >>
Marketplace -- the latest venture from the Arcadia Farms folks -- is basically the restaurant's original concept, only grab-and-go style.
The aesthetic is pure Arcadia Farms: cutesy reclaimed decor like old milk carrying crates stuffed with gourmet crackers, apothecary jar ... More >>
The James Bond theme song is playing in my head as I type this.I just got a look at the complete menu for Stealthy Table's inaugural covert dining event -- "My Bloody Valentine," scheduled for V-Day, of course -- and it's looking mighty fine. Pork belly? Cocoa nib-crusted short rib? Meatballs? Choco ... More >>
After a weekend of private friends-and-family events, The Main Ingredient Ale House & Cafe finally opens its doors to the public tonight (2337 N. 7th St.)
Owners Matt and Courtney Diamond have transformed the former Lisa G Cafe Wine Bar, which they purchased from Lisa Giungo back ... More >>
Last night, the new Oakville Grocery at the Scottsdale Quarter opened to a packed house of chefs, industry professionals and local food lovers for a VIP Grand Opening celebration. At 6 p.m., guests began to trickle in while the grocery's in-house chefs and local vendors set up tables w ... More >>
Do you ever get a midday craving for a restaurant that's only open evenings? Or a nighttime urge to eat at a favorite lunch spot? Two new-ish local restaurants have just expanded their hours.
For the past four months, chef-owner Aaron Chamberlin has been sticking to dinner-only service at ... More >>
Lionel GeuskensWith one post of her Facebook and another on her Twitter account yesterday, Lisa Giungo (of Lisa G Cafe Wine Bar) raised $250 and two plane tickets for her longtime friend and colleague, Lionel Geuskens.
And that was just in one day, "so I know I can get him home," she says.
The fo ... More >>
West of Western is no more at the Phoenix Art Museum, but the show must go on.
The fifth annual installment of the popular culinary festival took place at the museum this past March. In March 2010, look for an all-new culinary fest at the museum called "Devoured," sponsored by a just-launched n ... More >>
We've discussed just about every way a restaurant owner can source local art, short of personally heading out to galleries and art fairs and soliciting artists to exhibit in their space. But there's one possibility we hadn't even considered -- exhibiting artwork made by your own staff.
Sure, thi ... More >>
Three years ago, Mayor-elect Phil Gordon promised to make it easier for small businesses to renovate old buildings. But the problems faced by one indie restaurateur show that, if anything, it's harder than ever