First Taste

Favorite First-Taste Restaurant Photos of 2019 in Greater Phoenix

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Lauren Cusimano
A perfect bite of elote at Topo.
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 items, and satisfying curiosities (yours and ours).

In 2019, we've covered some amazing spots — everything from a new Jalisco spot specializing in birria to backyard pizza to XXXHot chicken. And sometimes our photos do better than our many words, so here are some of favorite photos from First Taste.