Slideshows

  • Visual Aid: Eight Phoenix Restaurants That Didn't Survive the Shutdown
    May 12 at 6 a.m. by Lauren Cusimano

    Between March 17 — when all restaurants and bars in the city of Phoenix (and other cities in the metro area) were closed to the public — and May 11, this group of eight eateries did not make it through the COVID-related closure. They will be missed.

     
  • Here Are Some Great Food-Related Tattoos From Metro Phoenix
    May 7 at 4 p.m. by Lauren Cusimano

    Tattoos are fun, yes, but they're even more fun when they look like our favorite foods, drinks, or the logos of some great beer and wine companies. Turns out there are quite a few neat-looking food and drink-related tattoos out here in greater…

     
  • Major Players: Phoenix Musicians Opening Bars and Restaurants
    April 30 at 8 a.m. by Charles Barth

    Last month, we published a story on a current Phoenix-area phenomenon — members of the Phoenix music scene now opening their own bars and restaurants. In "Demos to Dining: Phoenix Musicians Are Opening Bars and Restaurants," we talked with local…

     
  • Visual Aid: The Many Farms in and Near the Greater Phoenix Area
    April 28 at 8 a.m. by Lauren Cusimano

    The farms of central Arizona are an essential part of the metro Phoenix landscape and dining scene. Many of them supply the Valley’s restaurant pantries and farmers’ markets, and hopefully your own fridges. Plus, they’re not bad to look at either.…

     
  • Visual Aid: Table Scraps — Taking on Food Waste in Greater Phoenix
    April 22 at 9 a.m. by Lauren Cusimano

    Maybe you’re a regular reader. Maybe this is your first go-around. Either way, welcome to Table Scraps. This roundup is from my online series on the growing issue of food waste and what some Phoenix-area eateries, organizations, and everyday people…

     
  • Visual Aid: Urban Farms Have the Potential to Transform Phoenix
    April 7 at 6 a.m. by James Deak

    Now more than ever, urban farms have the chance to impact the eating and shopping habits of the greater Phoenix area — as we reported in the feature story "Growing Up — Urban Farms Have the Potential to Transform Phoenix." Here's a look at two of…

     
  • Our Favorite Cafe Review Photos of 2020
    March 26 at 9:45 a.m. by Lauren Cusimano

    It's 2020, which means a whole new year of our bi-monthly cafe review. Food critic Chris Malloy is ready to reveal some shining tacos, top-tier Cuban food, and much more — all accompanied by some stunning food photography. Enjoy your spin.

     
  • Our Favorite Dining Rooms in Greater Phoenix in 2020
    March 26 at 8 a.m. by Lauren Cusimano

    Do you love a cheery, modern dining room? Maybe some potted plants acting as centerpieces? Perhaps a classic lunch counter? Or do you just want a look inside the kitchen? We understand. Often the restaurant's atmosphere is as inviting as the menu…

     
  • Visual Aid: The Many Great Neighborhood Bars in Metro Phoenix
    March 13 at 7 a.m. by Lauren Cusimano

    Need a drink? A place where you can pick out a barstool and order yourself "the usual?" Here's a look at the dive bars in neighborhoods and cities across the Valley where you can find chatty regulars, sing-alongs, and cheap drinks.

     
  • Five Best Diners in Metro Phoenix
    March 11 at 10 a.m. by Jacob Tyler Dunn

    Diners, whether they be old- or new-school, never go out of style. We stopped by our top five faves throughout the Valley to give you a peak of the fun decor, good food, and throwback atmosphere.

     
  • Club Candids: Checking Out the Newly Opened Killer Whale Sex Club
    March 11 at 8:47 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    The brand new Roosevelt Row bar Killer Whale Sex Club welcomed in the masses on Saturday, March 7, during its first weekend in business. The bizarrely named drinkery, which is located at the corner of Sixth and Roosevelt streets, features a…

     
  • An Afternoon at the Melrose Street Fair
    March 9 at 9:10 a.m. by Jacob Tyler Dunn

    The Melrose District, which stretches along Seventh Avenue in central Phoenix, held its annual M7 Street Fair on Saturday, March 7.  The fair welcomed plenty of food trucks, local food and arts vendors, and a classic car show. Everyone was looking…

     
  • Inside and Outside the Bernie Sanders Rally in Phoenix
    March 6 at 10:32 a.m. by Bri Arreguin-Malloy

    Thousands of Bernie Sanders supporters flocked to Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Thursday, March 5, to hear the senator speak at his first Arizona rally of 2020. The rally was held ahead of Arizona's presidential preference elections set for…

     
  • Visual Aid: All-Day Eating and Drinking in Sunnyslope
    March 6 at 6 a.m. by Lauren Cusimano

    Sunnyslope, that special part of north Phoenix, has a lot of great dining and drink options. We're talking barbecue to dive bars, Polish goodies to famous churros at ... Famous Churros. So, in the spirit of being helpful, here are some of our…

     
  • Visual Aid — Top 100 Restaurants in Greater Phoenix
    March 5 at 11 a.m. by Lauren Cusimano

    We’ve put together a guide to our 100 favorite places to eat in greater Phoenix right now. Consider this list of restaurants — ordered alphabetically, not ranked — a guidebook to culinary delight in a city growing faster, hotter, and better by the…

     
  • PHX Vegan Food Festival 2020 Filled Hance Park With Friends
    March 4 at 11:54 a.m. by Charles Barth

    Under an idyllic, partly cloudy sky and with temperatures hovering as close to "perfect" as they ever do, the 2020 PHX Vegan Food Festival brought thousands of people to Margaret T. Hance Park on Saturday, February 29. More than 100 vendors —…

     
  • Club Candids: Local DJs Shine at the First Encounters DJ Competition
    March 2 at 11:24 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Burgeoning local DJs took their shot at fame and glory on Saturday, February 29, at Aura Nightclub in Tempe during the First Encounters DJ Competition. Mixmasters and selectors like JUR, Good Time Jimmy, Eyechronic, and Ico Soundz each had a…

     
  • Innings Festival 2020: Dave Matthews Band, Weezer, Death Cab For Cutie, and More
    March 2 at 11:19 a.m. by Kelsee Becker

    Innings Festival returned for its third year at Tempe Beach Park from February 29 to March 1, 2020. The concert event featured a well-rounded, family-friendly lineup, including Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit, Dr. Dog, Rainbow Kitten Surprise,…

     
  • All the Phoenix-Area Semifinalists for the 2020 James Beard Awards
    February 28 at 3:29 p.m. by Lauren Cusimano

    Here's a visual guide to the many local semifinalists for the 2020 James Beard Awards. The James Beard Foundation announced its nominations on Wednesday, February 26. The Phoenix food world — everything from restaurants to chefs and wine programs —…

     
  • Colorful, Elegant Dishes From Devour Culinary Classic 2020
    February 24 at 10:23 a.m. by Jacob Tyler Dunn

    The big finish to Devour Week, the Devour Culinary Classic 2020 took place — despite the rain — on February 22 and ended February 23 as a huge success. Some of the Valley's best restaurants prepared a variety of variety of impressive plates and…

     

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