This weekend Tempe Beach Park is filled with food, music, dancing and jewelry celebrating the cultures of the Pacific Islands at the Arizona Aloha Festival. Marking its 20th anniversary, there was no shortage of good food, refreshing sweets and long lines at the event Saturday. It continues today, ... More >>
The place to get your torta fix undoubtedly is Tortas Paquime -- near 24th Street and McDowell. The restaurant's inexpensive Mexican sandwiches fill every need when hunger strikes. But did you know that there are other gems on the menu besides tortas? Just when you thought this place couldn't get a ... More >>
The world is divided into two groups of people: Those who don't particularly care for Eggs Benedict, and those who are overwhelmingly obsessed with the dish. This edition of Battle of the Dishes is for the latter. Count us among the obsessed, which is why we were thrilled with our latest assignment ... More >>
Horchata is nothing new. It helps us take down those spicy dishes and top off a wet burrito. Made of milk, rice, cinnamon and sometimes almonds, horchata is a staple ion Mexican beverage menus, but can sometimes be too watery, too cinnamon-y, or too milky. But when it's executed perfectly, it is a ... More >>
With just a few weeks to go of acceptable soup weather, we've had a hankering for wor wonton. Both China Village and China Chili serve commendable wor wonton soup, so we decided to put them to the test and see whose bowl is best.
Menudo is a Mexican soup, an enticing bowl of hominy and tripe (beef stomach) made with either red or white broth. It's a well-known hangover cure. But don't save it just to bring you back to normal; it can be enjoyed when the temperature's lower or you just want a bowl of something to fill you up ... More >>
At Chow Bella we go crazy for $10 lunches, so you can only imagine the excitement we felt when the sign outside George and Dragon English Restaurant and Pub advertised a $5 lunch. Once the happy feelings wore off, a bit of skepticism crept in, because how good can a $5 lunch really be? We had to che ... More >>
Still stuck on what to get your special someone for Valentine's Day? Skip the same old box of chocolates and check out our list of locally made confections.
Chocolate was the unifying factor at the Heard Museum's second annual Haute Chocolate festival, held Friday, Jan. 31. From cocktails to cupcakes -- with some Peruvian cacao thrown in -- it was a sweet evening with a few twists and even an edible fashion show.
Gordas Baja Taco meets the most important criteria of Baja-style Mexican food: Seafood is heavily present on their menu, and it's fresh without being overcooked.