• New Times' Sips & Sweets Delights Packed Vintage 45
    June 26 at 1:56 p.m. by Jim Louvau

    Sips & Sweets featured more than 20 of the city's top bakers and 10 of Phoenix's most respected mixologists. The event was a huge success, and despite the air conditioning going out inside The Vintage 45, the packed house sampled adult beverages…

  • Restaurant Openings from the First Half of 2016
    June 23 at 2:02 p.m. by Tom Carlson

    Here's a look back at some of the various Valley eateries that have opened their doors since January.

  • Mesa Arts Center? Mesa Eats Center!
    June 10 at 3:08 p.m. by Jackie Mercandetti

    When you're catching a show or event at Mesa Arts Center, here's some dining and drinking options to consider to start (or end) your evening. 


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  • 8-Bitters Party Sees Costumed Cavorting at Bitter & Twisted
    June 3 at 10:19 a.m. by Ash Ponders

    Last night Downtown Phoenix, already replete with caped vigilantes and video game aficionados for Comicon, was the site of a transformation, as Ross Simon debuted his new retro-video-game inspired menu at Bitter & Twisted. 

  • Alex Stratta, Michelin-Starred and Award-Winning Chef, Plans to Give Prado in Paradise Valley New Life
    May 24 at 1:22 p.m. by Evie Carpenter

    At this point, chef Alex Stratta basically has more titles than Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones. But in all seriousness, Stratta has been Iron Chef, a Top Chef, and one of Food & Wine's "America's Ten Best New Chefs." He won the James Beard…

  • Nico Heirloom Kitchen in Gilbert Feels Like Coming Home For Dinner — A Really Nice Dinner
    May 12 at 4:07 p.m. by Evie Carpenter

    When you walk into Nico Heirloom Kitchen in the heart of downtown Gilbert, chef Gio Osso greets you like family. So it's no wonder that the same sense of caring has infused everything from the food to the decor. Family photos hang from the walls, a…

  • Barrio Cafe Gran Reserva Perfectly Intersects Grand Avenue and Silvana Salcido Esparza
    May 10 at 10:42 a.m. by Evie Carpenter

    If we know anything about chef Silvana Salcido Esparza, it's that she doesn't do anything half-heartedly. So when she announced that her newest restaurant, Barrio Cafe Gran Reserva, was moving into the old Bragg's Factory Diner location on Grand…

  • A Look Inside Chef Chris Bianco's New Restaurant, Tratto
    May 3 at 8:38 p.m. by Lauren Saria

    On Wednesday night, world-famous pizzaiolo Chris Bianco debuts his new Tratto restaurant at Town & Country shopping center in Phoenix. The restaurant will be the chef's first to not serve pizza, but offers a more refined dining experience, a full…

  • April's Finest Food Photos
    May 2 at 9:11 p.m. by Tom Carlson

    It's time for a look at some of the yummy — and sometimes odd — food that New Times photographers shot in the last month. 

  • The Colorful Mexican Sushi of the West Valley
    April 27 at 6 a.m. by Jacob Tyler Dunn

    Photographer Jacob Tyler Dunn went exploring Mexican sushi restaurants on the west side and documented several different styles of rolls and exotic sushi plates at Senor Sushi, El Tataki, Sushi Sonora, and Sushi Loco. Photos by Jacob Tyler…

  • AZ International Marketplace in Mesa Is and Has Everything You Could Ever Need
    April 20 at 3:30 p.m. by Evie Carpenter

    After months of anticipation, AZ International Marketplace opened its doors in Mesa on Wednesday. Some people said they had been standing in line for two hours by the time shoppers finally got to enter the 100,000-square-foot store. And we would…

  • Chowing Down at Coachella 2016
    April 18 at 2:25 p.m. by Brian Feinzimer

    We ate our way though Coachella to find delicious food and the fun people chowing down on it. Might want to grab a napkin and catch the drool... All photos by Brian Feinzimer.

  • Our Favorite Food Photos from March 2016
    March 30 at 12:06 p.m. by Phoenix New Times

    March was a month of eating well. Really well. In addition to our regularly scheduled programming of Guilty Pleasures, Happy Hours, First Looks, et cetera et cetera, we also spent a whole day stuffing our faces at Devoured, snapping pics with our…

  • Valley Food Scene Parties at Culinary Hall of Fame Awards
    March 28 at 10:42 p.m. by Ash Ponders

    The 25th annual Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame brought together the Valley's culinary best and brightest. Bartenders, sous chefs, maître d’hôtels, soms, and a whole cadre of hospitable humans sat on the ends of their seats to learn who among them…

  • Devoured Culinary Classic 2016 at the Phoenix Art Museum
    March 7 at 8:26 a.m. by Multiple Authors

    Devour Phoenix's Devoured Culinary Classic only comes around once a year, and that's a good thing. With all of the decadence and indulgence involved, we're not sure the local restaurants featured, the hundreds of guests attending, and the Local…

  • The 2016 Devour Phoenix Bartending Competition, 2/28/16
    February 29 at 1:05 p.m. by Jim Louvau

    The 2016 Devour Phoenix Bartending Competition showcased some of the best talent you'll find in the Valley. Robert Porter of The Thirsty Camel finished in first place in what proved to be a stiff competition at DeSoto Central Marketplace on Sunday,…

  • Last Slinger Standing 2016 at The Yard in Tempe, 2/15/16
    February 16 at 1:46 p.m. by Multiple Authors

    One of the most anticipated Arizona Cocktail Week events took over The Yard at Farmer Arts District in Tempe on Monday, February 15. Guests of Last Slinger Standing eagerly watched as 16 bartenders from across five states competed in an Iron…

  • Strong Beer Festival at Steele Indian School Park in Phoenix, 2/13/16
    February 15 at 10:15 a.m. by Alexandra Gaspar

    For fans of craft beer or, you know, fun, there was plenty of both to be found at Strong Beer Festival at Steele Indian School Park on Saturday, February 13. The festival featured over 50 different breweries, including Beast Brewing, Alaskan…

  • Abyssinia Restaurant and Cafe in Phoenix Creates Community through Ethiopian Coffee Ceremonies
    February 11 at 1:56 p.m. by Evie Carpenter

    Phoenix is not known for a myriad of Ethiopian restaurants, so it's not hard to find Phoenicians who have never tried or have never heard of injera bread and fiery wot. But one visit to Abyssinia Restaurant and Cafe could make anyone a…

  • The <i>New Times'</i> Best Food and Restaurant Photos in January
    February 8 at 8:40 a.m. by Phoenix New Times

    Here at New Times, we have fully succumbed to the food porn craze, and we know we're not alone in Phoenix. So, we combed through all the best photos we took last month of food, restaurants, and the people inside them to bring you only the most…



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