It's going to be hard to keep up with all the new restaurants that opened this month including several highly-anticipated spots from local chefs. Check out all the comings and goings.
Just because the weekend is over doesn't mean you have to starve. Here's what we've got on the books this week. "Take & Make" Fourth of July Lobster Boil If you're looking for something to cook up in celebration of America's birthday Petite Maison, the French restaurant in Old Town Scottsdale, has ... More >>
You really do have to wonder if Mill Avenue mogul Julian Wright (who owns La Bocca Urban Pizzeria, Canteen Modern Tequila and The Handlebar on that street) ever sleeps. The restaurateur and CEO of Fork & Dagger Restaurant Group just opened Gringo Star Street Bar (also on Mill) not much more than two ... More >>
Happy Halloween, everyone! On behalf of everyone at Up on the Sun, I hope you find a cool concert or party to go to tonight, and thoroughly encourage you to party a little too hard. Halloween is a blast--as a kid, neighbors handed out free candy because you dressed up like your favorite superhero. ... More >>
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 >>
While frequenters of Tempe's Mill Avenue might not be holding their breath for the opening of yet another ice cream joint (Philadelphia-based Rita's Italian Ice is slated to open Wednesday, June 20, next to Mellow Mushroom), they may be excited to know there's a new place to grab some a.m. eats in t ... More >>
When we first saw that the American Apparel on Mill -- which had for the past several years been housed in the old Tempe National Bank Building -- was shuttering its doors, we were distraught. Where would we get our hipster glasses, unnecessary scarves, and bright pink hot pants? But then we found o ... More >>
Oh, how we love the Irish pub. It's a great place to go to boast about one's Irish lineage (or the lack thereof) while spouting off innuendos like "would you like some more Irish in ya?" It's also the perfect place to enjoy a pint of Guinness and feign interest in soccer. See our full Club Candids ... More >>
Irish poet and playwright W.B. Yeats once said, "The problem with some men is that when they're not drunk they're sober." We agree -- it can be an issue (although we think it goes for both men and women). Thankfully, we have an Irish pub or two (or ten) in town to help you fix your problem (or so ... More >>
Zkellyq on FlickrTaking your honey to the theater and dinner is so chic and cosmopolitan -- and just got easier to do. ASU Gammage and Mill Avenue District got together to give your pocketbook a break with a "Dinner and A Show" package. This is the third year that Arizona theater patrons ar ... More >>
Are there bars around town with decent pub grub? Sure. Does the Valley have bars with food so good that your stomach will lead you in pursuit of sustenance instead of merely a few brews? That's the very question Food Critic Laura Hahnefeld had in mind when she stepped into Robbie Fox's Publi ... More >>
Wiki-Emmanuel Boutet black pudding A few weeks ago we wrote about Hungarian paprika, and a reader left a question: "Where can I find gurkha also known as blood sausage? I live in Phoenix area." While blood sausage is found in every cuisine from Asia to America, we could not find a nam ... More >>
Erica O'Neil Taking the mystery out of the meat: black pudding from Robbie Fox's Public House.Despite what the supermarket aisle may lead you to believe, there's more to an animal than neatly wrapped styrofoam trays of meat. From tongue to tail, offal (pronounced awful) encompasses all tho ... More >>
Corissa CroftA football fan who enjoys a good microbrew, Corissa Croft may just be the perfect woman. And though still a newbie at Tempe's Robbie Fox's Public House (604 S. Mill Ave., 480-642-6442) she's also not a shabby bartender. The Pittsburgh native can serve drinks, talk sports and do ... More >>
The Spot: Robbie Fox's Public House 640 S. Mill Ave. Tempe (480) 642-6442 The Hours: Monday thru Friday from 3 to 7 p.m.
Another week has come and gone leaving us to ponder the upcoming events that will shape our lives and, more importantly, our dinners out. But before we move on, let's have one last look at the blog posts from this week: Just Desserts: Last Stop on the Valley's Best Valentine's Day Treat Train and ... More >>