• Our Favorite Dining Rooms in Greater Phoenix in 2019
    December 12 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…

  • The Best Cafe Review Photos of 2019
    December 12 at 9:30 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…

  • Visual Aid: The 10 Best Things Our Food Critic Ate in 2019
    December 10 at 7 a.m. by New Times Staff

    With December sliding away, a great year of eating is closing. This year, our food critic Chris Malloy was lucky to eat hundreds of meals (for work!) in the urban and rural reaches of the state, including at an Oak Flats campground, down on the…

  • WayneFest 2019 Was the Perfect Fall Evening in the Coronado Neighborhood
    November 18 at 8 a.m. by Charles Barth

    Under the kind of fall weather Phoenicians fantasize about during the summer slog, WayneFest 2019 filled Coronado Park in downtown Phoenix with an eclectic array of food samples, local music, and friends from the surrounding Coronado neighborhood…

  • Visual Aid: Fifth Avenue Shops and Southbridge in Scottsdale
    November 15 at 7 a.m. by Lauren Cusimano

    Old Town Scottsdale is a very distinct part of both Scottsdale and metropolitan Phoenix. But even Old Town can be divvied into a couple of unique areas. Today, we want to focus on that distinct section south of the Waterfront, west of Scottsdale…

  • Visual Aid: Table Scraps — Taking on Food Waste in Greater Phoenix
    November 14 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…

  • NovemBEER 2019 Served Up Fun Times And Awesome Brews
    November 10 at 3:20 p.m. by Benjamin Leatherman

    An enormous brew crew of beer aficionados gathered at Arizona Center in downtown Phoenix on Saturday, November 9, for Phoenix New Times' annual NovemBEER. The afternoon-long event featured more than 50 breweries from around Arizona and the western…

  • Visual Aid: Best of Phoenix 2019's Top Dishes
    November 8 at 8 a.m. by Lauren Cusimano

    Best fries, pizza, chocolate? Honey, we know them all. But if you’re unconvinced on our choices, we definitely did some explaining. And we might have gotten a little poetic on a couple descriptions. Here is a visual guide to our top dishes around…

  • First Look: The New Whole Foods Market in Tempe
    November 6 at 9 a.m. by Lauren Cusimano

    Tempe's 40,000-square-foot Whole Foods Market at 750 South Ash Avenue is open as of Wednesday, November 6. And here's a good first look at the new store. Following a mad rush of the now-closed Whole Foods location at Rural and Baseline roads, the…

  • Visual Aid: Best Restaurants on Lower Seventh Street in the Coronado District
    October 4 at 6 a.m. by Lauren Cusimano

    The Coronado District is easily one of our cuter neighborhoods, if we may use that word to describe some serious eats along lower Seventh Avenue in central Phoenix. It’s as versatile as it is historic, with a plethora of vegetarian options, classic…

  • Best of Phoenix 2019 La Vida in Photos
    October 3 at 7 a.m. by Bri Arreguin-Malloy

    In the 2019 edition of Best of Phoenix, we've got more than 380 restaurants, stores, activities, people, and events we want to share with you. We've also spotlighted some incredible individuals in their respective fields. From Best Upscale Mexican…

  • Best of Phoenix 2019 Food and Drink in Photos
    October 2 at 7 a.m. by Bri Arreguin-Malloy

    In the 2019 edition of Best of Phoenix, we've got more than 380 restaurants, stores, activities, people, and events we want to share with you. We've also spotlighted some incredible individuals in their respective fields. From Best Chef to Best…

  • Favorite First-Taste Restaurant Photos of 2019 in Greater Phoenix
    September 24 at 12 p.m. by Lauren Cusimano

    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…

  • Phoenix Unknown 2019 Brings the World of Food and Music to Downtown
    September 14 at 6:34 a.m. by Charles Barth

    Held at The Van Buren, the first Phoenix Unknown food and music festival and night market brought a world's worth of food and music to downtown on Friday, September 13. Savory foods sizzled as a variety of sounds filled the air, creating a unique…

  • Major Players: Phoenix Musicians Opening Bars and Restaurants
    September 13 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: A Curious Eater's Guide to Sonoran Desert Food
    September 12 at 7:30 a.m. by Chris Malloy

    The Sonoran seems to satisfy and smash what a desert should be. A desert is defined by rainfall — as land that gets less than 10 inches per year. The Sonoran averages seven to eight. The word “desert” conjures a wasteland, like the sliding…

  • Visual Aid: Take a Spin Through the Seventh Street Dining Corridor
    August 9 at 6 a.m. by Lauren Cusimano

    In the past few years, the stretch of Seventh Street in Phoenix between Camelback Road and Glendale Avenue has become one of the fastest-growing dining districts in town. And while much has come and gone since the recent restaurant district began,…

  • Slideshow: 21 Bygone Restaurants in Greater Phoenix — Then and Now
    July 26 at 7 a.m. by Lauren Cusimano

    Though essentially gone, reminders linger everywhere. The My Florist sign on McDowell Road, stories of purse stools at Mary Elaine’s, and what the Obamas ordered at the old stair-step Macayo’s. The Phoenix area has had some fascinating restaurants.…

  • Getting Back in the Kitchen with Public House Creative
    July 16 at 5:15 p.m. by Charles Barth

    Providing a variety of custom cabinetry and other wood products, Public House Creative sees the kitchen as more than just a space for meal prep. It's a focal point, a meeting place, where food is made with love and enjoyed with loved ones.

  • Visual Aid: Best Restaurants and Bars in Downtown Chandler
    July 5 at 7 a.m. by Lauren Cusimano

    Chandler meets the two qualifications for a historic downtown dining district — good restaurants in old buildings. Yes, there is a lot of history in this pocket Chandler, which goes back to days of people riding in their horses for a beer, and now…


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