There's much not to like about summers in the Valley. The 120-degree temperatures that turn your vehicle's interior into a blast furnace. Aerial shots of the thrice-weekly walls of dust generated by the monsoon. The lamentable way the Arizona Diamondbacks play baseball. But here's someth ... More >>
Vegetarians, beware! We're getting down and dirty with all kinds of meat products this week, from glorious bacon to Italian beef to pepperoni. So stop reading now if you consider tofu "the other white meat." Pizza's really the perfect food. Everyone loves it, even picky kids who'd rather ... More >>
Sloane Burwell Pablo Perez makes the kind of hot dogs people dream about. For the last seven years, he's been introducing Phoenicians to the magic of the Sonoran Style Hot Dog, served out of a cheerful hot dog stand called Nogales Hot Dog #2. You'll find Perez and his assistant seven nights a wee ... More >>
Sloane Burwell Once upon a time, many neighborhoods in Phoenix were served by a local butcher. These days, the only butcher some people can recollect is Sam the Butcher, Alice's main squeeze on The Brady Bunch. For fans of prime, hand cut meat, trimmed to order, Hobe Meats on 16th Street and Bethany ... More >>
Richardson's Cuisine of New Mexico offers flavorful fares of the Southwest. The restaurant's known for smothering just about everything with green chile, and while its celebrated New Mexican meatloaf is no longer on the menu, Richardson's does offer such carnivorous culinary delights as chicken, bee ... More >>
Who's hungry for some hot meat? You know you want it, and the folks at Scottsdale's brand-new Fogo de Chao (6300 N. Scottsdale Rd.) are happy to serve it up just the way the gauchos like it in Brazil. At this traditional churrascaria, servers bring around 15 different sizzling c ... More >>
Alas, the G&D doesn't have black pudding on its menu anymore. Like haggis, this is one ethnic meat dish that nobody in Phoenix seems to serve. So after perusing the "traditional fare" section of George & Dragon's menu, we went with the Steak & Kidney Pie.
Alto, at the Hyatt Regency, is one of many new high-end eateries on the local foodie radar If you love going to restaurants, this is a really good time to be hungry. The new year has already brought a flurry of new places to eat, drink, and be merry, and there's more to come. Talavera, which rep ... More >>
Tasty pretty things
Great American nouvelle
Pizza guy gets lucky
It was the wurst of times
A new entrant in a competitive meat market
Tastes of 2004 that stuck to the ribs
Giuseppe's Italian Kitchen
Lemons picks his hypothetical "last meal"
Brazeiro's guests will be getting only a watered-down Rio, at best
Where's the beef? At Bisteces Taqueria.
An award should be given for surviving such a painful series ofmeals
Guido's Chicago Meat & Deli
Here's a meal well worth its high price
Food fit for a Muppet
Adonis is M.I.A.
Portions aplenty are Basis for contentment
It's one, two, three bites en route to the old ball game
Northwest Valley eateries come up short
Finally, fair Vietnamese fare
Maxie's World Grill moves into bigger digs
Dogging the town's frankfurter joints
Drinkwater's City Hall piles on the portions -- and the pounds
At city hall, the steaks are high (priced)
Phoenix Ranch Market
Grocery Station/La Crème Deli