• 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.

  • 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…

  • 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 —…

  • 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…

  • Devour the World 2020 Food Festival Was a Huge Hit in Peoria
    February 17 at 6 a.m. by Jacob Tyler Dunn

    Devour the World, a global food festival and part of Devour Week, moved to Peoria this year. The annual event brought flavors from all over the world to the west Valley all from various metro Phoenix restaurants. The festival took place on…

  • Smoke Rings: A Look Back at the Juicy Barbecue Goodness
    February 12 at 8 a.m. by Jordyn Carias

    From fall 2017 to fall 2018 (with a little bit of 2019 sprinkled in), Smoke Rings brought us the biggest news in barbecue across the Valley. If you've never checked it out, now is a great time to look back at the juiciest, smokiest food options in…

  • Our Favorite Romantic Restaurants in Metro Phoenix
    February 11 at 9 a.m. by Jordyn Carias

    Romance is in the air with Valentine's Day right around the corner. Phoenix is home to some restaurants that will set the stage for a nice night with your significant other. Consider these suggestions when thinking about where to book dinner in…

  • Street Eats Food Truck Festival Brought Great Weather and Food to Salt River Fields
    February 10 at 8:25 a.m. by Jacob Tyler Dunn

    All of Phoenix's best food trucks came together for the Street Eats Food Truck Festival at Salt River Fields on February 8 and 9, 2020.  The festival was welcomed with great Arizona weather and a wide variety of food to enjoy all weekend.

  • Visual Aid: All Day Dining Guide to Downtown Mesa
    February 7 at 7 a.m. by Lauren Cusimano

    Mesa’s Main Street has welcomed a number of new food- and drink-related tenants in recent years — as we're about to show you. Cider Corps, 12 West Brewing Co., Worth Takeaway: there’s now enough on this iconic strip to make a full day of it. From…

  • Tacolandia 2020 Spiced Up Margaret T. Hance Park
    January 27 at 7 a.m. by Charles Barth

    Sunshine and hot sauce warmed up Margaret T. Hance Park near downtown Phoenix, as taco trucks and vendors lined the grass for the Phoenix New Times'  fourth Tacolandia festival. Local-favorite Mexican food purveyors like Macayo's and Chico Malo…

  • Visual Aid: All the Best Restaurants in Cave Creek
    January 10 at 7 a.m. by Lauren Cusimano

    There's just something about Cave Creek, a separate culture and pace we Phoenicians are lucky to have access to — and within day-trip distance. The scenery, people, food, it all collects to create the perfect dining destination. Most places promise…

  • The Best Cafe Review Photos of 2019
    January 9 at 10 a.m. by Lauren Cusimano

    In 2019 we've visited a number of restaurants for Cafe Reviews — everything from pasta at a busy Asian supermarket to the follow-up locations of Little Miss BBQ and Chula Seafood. Plus some showstopping paella at Talavera. In addition to the…

  • Our Favorite Dining Rooms in Greater Phoenix in 2019
    January 9 at 10 a.m. by Lauren Cusimano

    Do you love an elegant dining room? A stunning view? A garden-heavy patio, or just a garden? Maybe a sleek bar with soft lighting? Or a look inside the kitchen? For some of us, the restaurant’s whole vibe is as important as its food and drink. It's…

  • A Look Inside Snooze: An A.M. Eatery in Downtown Phoenix
    January 2 at 6 a.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    The former home of Circles Records & Tapes in downtown Phoenix has become the latest location for Snooze: An A.M. Eatery, the chain of breakfast and brunch spots. The property, which is situated at Central Avenue and McKinley Street on the ground…


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