• 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…

  • Favorite First-Taste Restaurant Photos of 2020 in Greater Phoenix
    September 15 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,…

  • Our Favorite Dining Rooms in Greater Phoenix in 2020
    September 11 at 9 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…

  • 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…

  • Our Favorite Cafe Review Photos of 2020
    September 10 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.…

  • 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,…

  • Here's What Phoenix's LGBTQ Bar Scene Looked Like in the '70s, '80s, and '90s
    July 28 at 6 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    Metro Phoenix's LGBTQ bar scene has a lenghty history stretching back decades. From the '70s into the '90s and beyond, spots like The Connection, Taylor’s, and Trax flourished, providing members of the community places to drink, dance, and party.…

  • Visual Aid: Table Scraps — Taking on Food Waste in Greater Phoenix
    July 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…

  • Outstanding Black-Owned Restaurants in Greater Phoenix
    July 15 at 6 a.m. by Lauren Cusimano

    Recently, we've shared where to find outstanding food offered by Black-owned restaurants in the Phoenix area, and we also took a journey through the Valley's Black barbecue scene. And if we missed anything, the Chandler-based Phoenix Black…

  • Dig It! Phoenix Creatives Celebrate Music Through Visual Art
    July 1 at 6 a.m. by Lynn Trimble

    All over metro Phoenix, artists are creating music-themed work. Here's a sampling of music art spotted around town — including portraits of David Bowie, Selena, Prince, and Nipsey Hussle. 

  • First Look: Cruisin' 7th Show Bar & Lounge Got a Major Remodel During Shutdown
    June 25 at 6 a.m. by Lauren Cusimano

    We are lucky to have a place like Cruisin’ 7th Show Bar & Lounge in Phoenix. It’s open 20 out of the 24 hours in a day — closes at 2 a.m. and opens back up at 6 a.m., making it one of several bars in town where you can imbibe that early — and…

  • Visual Aid: Our First Look at H Mart in the Mesa Asian District
    June 16 at 6 a.m. by Kris Vera-Phillips

    H Mart, the Asian supermarket chain from New Jersey opened its first Arizona store in Mesa on Thursday, June 11, just across the street from Mekong Plaza in the Mesa Asian District. The Mesa location is the newest addition to the H Mart company,…

  • Solidarity: Scenes From Phoenix's Black Lives Matter Protests
    June 15 at 8 a.m. by Phoenix New Times

    Three weeks after the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, protesters remain on the streets of Phoenix, just as they do in most American cities. Every night, they gather and march and ask for justice for black people. They…


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