Matt McLinn

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2014

    The Market by Jennifer's in Arcadia Opens Tomorrow

    Arcadia's Gaslight Square, at Indian School Road and 36th Street and home to restaurants like Nook and Cullen Campbell's Crudo, will see the opening of its newest tenant at 11 a.m., this Saturday, January 11: The Market by Jennifer's. Owned by chef Jennifer Russo-Fitzgerald of Jennifer's Catering, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2011

    Barbecue Competition at Rock Springs Café This Saturday: Chef Justin Beckett to Assist in Judging

    Rock Springs Café​Looking for a little 'que with your boo? Chef Justin Beckett​Starting at noon this Saturday, October 29, over 45 barbecue teams from across the nation will compete for smoked glory (and $10,000 in prizes) at the Roctober BBQ Boo Bash and Halloween Fest at Rock Springs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2011

    New Xtreme Grind Java Joint Opens in Chandler

    Xtreme Air Jump and Skate Park​This Saturday, June 4 marks the Grand Opening of Xtreme Air Jump n' Skate Park, a new 34,000-square-foot indoor skateboarding and parkour venue at Pecos & McQueen in Chandler. To give parents something to do while their kids are thrashing and grinding the rails, ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 29, 2010
  • Blogs

    March 26, 2010

    Chef Talk: Matt McLinn of The Grind (Part Two)

    ​Yesterday we heard from Chef Matt McLinn of the Grind. McLinn and his two business partners George Monzures and Allen Thompson opened The Grind on Camelback Road and 40th Street in February with a neighborhood hangout in mind. That said, the menu is a bit fancier than your typical backyard ba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2010

    Matt McLinn's Brioche Chocolate Bread Pudding

    Courtesy of Matt McLinn​ In this week's Chef Talk, we heard from Chef Matt McLinn of The Grind. Today, he steps away from his meat grinder and gives us the rundown on one of his favorite desserts: Brioche Chocolate Bread Pudding. Here's how it's done.

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2010

    March 26 In Blogs: Janet Napolitano, Paul McCartney, Matt McLinn, and Medical Marijuana

    ​In the 24-hour news cycle it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries: Feathered Bastard: Janet Napolitano Gives Lip Service to Immigration Reform at ASU, while Partnering with Jo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2010

    Chef Talk: Matt McLinn of The Grind

    ​ He's back and grinding with a vengence. After selling Methode Bistro, heading up Pointe in Tyme and BLT Steak, and working a few low-profile menu consulting stints, Chef Matt McLinn returned to the spotlight in February with his own burger concept, The Grind.Call it a jump on the burger band ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2010

    Now Open: The Grind

    ​In the mood for a peppercorn crust burger with roasted garlic, charred onions, watercress, and matchstick fries, or maybe a crispy pork sandwich with Swiss, iceberg lettuce, a housemade pickle, and barbecue sauce? They're just a couple of the things you can get now at The Grind, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2010

    Get Ready For New Restaurant Explosion in March

    RnR is opening soon in a flashy new building on Scottsdale Road.​Like flower buds almost ready to bloom, a new crop of local restaurants is gearing up to debut in March, and from the looks of it, this will be one busy season. The trend is toward accessible, affordable fare, even at a c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2009

    Coming Soon: Grind Burger Bar

    ​Seems like there's no end to the gourmet burger trend. Delux has been getting the lion's share of the attention for the past few years, but come December, there will be a new kid in the neighborhood. Headed by chef Matt McLinn (former chef-owner of Methode Bistro) and owned by a partnership ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2009

    Opening Next Week: Dos Diablos

    What's chef Matt McLinn been up to lately? Among other things, the former Methode Bistro owner has been working as the menu consultant for Dos Diablos Fine Mexican Food, a new upscale Southwestern restaurant that takes over the former Mancuso's space at the Summit Shopping Center in nort ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2008

    Chef Matt McLinn Leaves BLT Steak

    By Michele Laudig What just happened? I heard from a couple of sources that chef Matt McLinn -- former owner of the now-defunct Methode Bistro -- just got fired from his postion as chef de cuisine of BLT Steak, celeb chef Laurent Tourondel's fancy new steakhouse set to open at Camelback Inn on Oct ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2008

    Big changes at Methode Bistro

    A few days ago, I heard a rumor that Methode Bistro was going to be sold, and woot, there it is: chef Matt McLinn says the sale is already in the works. Sure, the economy's pretty lame right now, but I wonder if there's something up with that space. Have you ever been there? It's tucked away in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2007

    So, who won the Food Fight?

    Things have been crazy around here and I didn't get a chance to attend the First Press Gourmet Sessions Food Fight the other night, but I got the inside dish from an acquaintance who was there to watch the drama unfold. In an hour-long, Iron Chef-style cookoff between chefs Aaron May (Sol y Sombra) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2007

    Get ready for a Food Fight

    The folks behind the First Press Weekend of Wine clearly know what suckers we are for a good smackdown. With so many gourmet-cooking-as-competitive-sport shows on TV these days (Iron Chef, The Next Iron Chef, Top Chef, Hell's Kitchen), why not play on their popularity and pit two top local chefs aga ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 10, 2006

    Sweet Success

    Euro 'kay