• Favorite First-Taste Restaurant Photos of 2020 in Greater Phoenix
    October 20 at 9 a.m. by Lauren Cusimano

    Despite the springtime intermission, we've covered some great spots in 2020 for our First Taste series. A few outstanding hotel restaurants, a sustainable sushi restaurant, a Black-owned wings hub, and a few spots specializing in Peruvian,…

  • Celebrating Global Cat Day With Feline Art Around Metro Phoenix
    October 16 at 10:08 a.m. by Lynn Trimble

    Cats never need an excuse to be at the center of attention. But Global Cat Day, which falls on October 16, gives you a great excuse to pamper your cat a bit more than usual. The day was established to raise awareness about ways to help all cats…

  • Visual Aid: A Guide to the Indigenous Food Scene in Greater Phoenix
    October 16 at 6 a.m. by New Times Staff

    Recently, we released a two-part guide to the Indigenous food scene in greater Phoenix. First, we caught up with three Native authorities from different spheres of the ancestral food world, followed by a guide to Indigenous-run stands,…

  • The Art and Artists of Eye Lounge in Roosevelt Row
    October 15 at 3:15 p.m. by Lynn Trimble

    The Phoenix-based Eye Lounge artist collective is marking its 20th anniversary, which makes it a great time to look back at some of the exhibits they've shown in recent years — and the gallery spaces they've called home. Here's a sampling of…

  • Our Favorite Dining Rooms in Greater Phoenix in 2020
    October 15 at 10 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…

  • Our Favorite Cafe Review Photos of 2020
    October 15 at 9 a.m. by Lauren Cusimano

    It's 2020, which means a whole new year of our now monthly cafe review. Food critic Chris Malloy is ready to talk about some outstanding tacos, Nepalese dishes, Neapolitan pizza, and much more — all accompanied by some stunning food photography.…

  • Best of Phoenix 2020: Our Favorite Food and Drink Stores in Photos
    October 7 at 6 a.m. by New Times Staff

    Plated food photos are great, but so are neatly arranged produce sections at the Valley's top grocery stores, stacked and jarred products at farmers' markets booths, and colorful, family-owned carnicerias. The Valley has some choice choices in…

  • Best of Phoenix 2020: The Valley's Top Dishes in Photos
    October 6 at 6 a.m. by New Times Staff

    Love food photos? We've got a neat collection of colorful sandwiches, barbecue platters, mesquite rolls, and even a hearty bowl of bugs. And they've all got something in common — a Best of Phoenix 2020 award. Here a visual aid to our Best of…

  • Best of Phoenix 2020 in Drinks: Top Bars, Breweries, Booze, and Cafes in Photos
    October 2 at 6 a.m. by New Times Staff

    Our recently released Best of Phoenix 2020 issue highlighted the top watering holes, coffee shops, and booze pushers all over town. Some are pretty photogenic, too. Thirsty yet? Here's a visual aid to all things drink in the Valley.

  • Best of Phoenix 2020: The Valley's Top Restaurants in Photos
    October 1 at 6 a.m. by New Times Staff

    We recently released our 2020 Best of Phoenix issue, and many of those awards went to superior restaurants in the Phoenix area. After you browse all the food and drink awards at your leisure online, here's a visual aid to help you work up more of…

  • First Look: Postino South Tempe Wine Café Is a Midcentury Punk Venue Hybrid
    September 24 at 6 a.m. by Lauren Cusimano

    Open since September 14, Postino South Tempe is the eighth location of the Arizona-based wine café. It takes over the former spot of Tempe Public Market Café, closed since January 2020, and a Circle K before that. This is the second Postino in…

  • From the Archives: Vintage Photos of Zia Records Over the Years
    September 10 at 11:55 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    When Arizona's Zia Records launched in 1980, founder Brad Singer wanted the store to serve as a music hub. It did just that over the next four decades, as its many locations across the metro Phoenix and Tucson have been stomping grounds for bands…

  • Visual Aid — Top 100 Restaurants in Greater Phoenix
    September 9 at 8 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…

  • Visual Aid: Great Restaurant Patios in Metro Phoenix
    September 2 at 9 a.m. by Jacob Tyler Dunn

    Arizona residents are lucky to have relatively great weather most of the year, which means there are plenty of amazing patios around the Valley. We rounded up our favorites, because it's time to eat outside.

  • Record Store Day 2020 Rocked Safely Throughout Metro Phoenix
    August 31 at 6 a.m. by Jacob Tyler Dunn

    Vinyl fans across the Valley still got to enjoy a socially distanced Record Store Day at their favorite shops. RSD is happening a little differently this year; August 29 was the first of three smaller events (the other two will happen on September…

  • Visual Aid: The Second, More Intimate Not Our Last Call Rally
    August 26 at 6 a.m. by Lauren Cusimano

    On Tuesday, August 25, roughly 75 people attended the second Not Our Last Call Rally at the Arizona State Capitol. The protest — a follow-up event to last Thursday's initial rally — began around 9:30 a.m., circled the State Capitol Executive Tower,…

  • Visual Aid: Not Our Last Call Rally at the Arizona State Capitol
    August 21 at 7 a.m. by Lauren Cusimano

    The Not Our Last Call Rally drew more than 300 people from the Arizona bar industry to the Arizona State Capitol. Bar owners, bartenders, and general supporters created a sea of green (the agreed-upon color of support) at Doug Ducey's doorstep on…

  • Metro Phoenix Muralists Turn Social Justice Issues Into Art
    August 14 at 7 a.m. by Lynn Trimble

    Local artists have a long history of making murals that reflect social justice themes. Here's a sampling of murals tackling issues from racial justice to immigrant rights, in case you're eager to get out and explore a bit of art on the urban…

  • A Look at Francine, Scottsdale's New Mediterranean Restaurant With a French Riviera Vibe
    August 14 at 6 a.m. by Lauren Cusimano

    Francine has officially opened in the Luxury Wing of Scottsdale Fashion Square. The new 5,000-square-foot Scottsdale restaurant was created by restaurateur Laurent Halasz (of Fig & Olive fame). And in the kitchen, we have Executive Chef Brian…

  • SB 1070 Inspires a Decade of Protest Art
    July 30 at 6 a.m. by Lynn Trimble

    It's been 10 years since Arizona adopted SB 1070, the controversial "show me your papers" law that put Arizona on the map for racial profiling. Here's a look back at art inspired by SB 1070, along with 10 years of art exploring racism, immigration,…


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