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  • Check Out the Kitchens and Dining Rooms of Our 2021 Reviewed Restaurants
    April 9 at 2 p.m. by New Times Staff

    Curious to know what the chefs and kitchen crews behind our reviewed restaurants look like? Not ready to visit a restaurant's dining room, but would still like to see it? Check out this behind-the-scenes look at Tru Tacos, Ramen Kagawa, Quadro…

     
  • Look at Some Photos From Our 2021 Restaurant Reviews
    April 8 at 8 a.m. by New Times Staff

    It's 2021, which means a whole new year of our monthly restaurant reviews. Food critic Chris Malloy is ready to talk about some outstanding ramen spots, mobiles pizza and taco vendors, new Valley eateries, and much more — all accompanied by some…

     
  • Visual Aid: Palo Verde Lounge Is the Best Little Dive Bar in Tempe
    April 1 at 6 a.m. by New Times Staff

    Ever had a wild night at the best little dive bar in Tempe? You aren't the only one. Many of these stories involve the bar's owner, Charles Marthaler, known to all as Chuck. Here's a look at how the Tempe bar's regulars banded together to save…

     
  • Visual Aid: Table Scraps — Taking on Food Waste in Greater Phoenix
    January 28 at 9 a.m. by Lauren Cusimano

    Welcome to Table Scraps — visual edition. This roundup is from our online series on the growing issue of food waste and what some Phoenix-area eateries, organizations, and everyday people are doing right. But there’s something we want to be clear…

     
  • The Top Pizzerias in Greater Phoenix ... in Photos
    January 16 at 6 a.m. by New Times Staff

    It's no doubt that there are lots of amazing pizzerias throughout metro Phoenix. But we narrowed it down to the best of the best and took plenty of pictures. Enjoy the wood-burning ovens, super-fresh toppings, and all that true authentic pizza has…

     
  • Visual Aid: A Dining Guide to the Best Restaurants and Bars in Downtown Tempe
    January 6 at 6 a.m. by Lauren Cusimano

    Tempe is a town of drinking and dining options. Would you like a drink, a meal? Sure. How would you like to get there — walk, bike, scoot, drive, rideshare, bus, Orbit, light rail? Fine. While all this probably adds to the bustling atmosphere (and…

     
  • Visual Aid: All the Best Restaurants in Cave Creek
    December 28 at 6 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 within day-trip distance. The scenery, people, and food come together and create a wonderful dining destination. From The Horny Toad's…

     
  • Visual Aid: Best New Bars and Craft Drinks of 2020 in Greater Phoenix
    December 21 at 6 a.m. by New Times Staff

    Despite you-know-what, many new breweries, bottle shops, and cocktail lounges descended upon the Valley this year. But in the barstool-traded lore of drinking culture, this year will go down as a supreme outlier. People have been drinking more at…

     
  • The Best Things Our Food Critic Ate in 2020, in Photos
    December 16 at 6 a.m. by New Times Staff

    This year, our food critic Chris Malloy was drawn to comfort food, to traditional dishes that provided a simple lift. For him, it was all about those old-school meals, the ones that tunneled into his memory (or somebody else’s), with a few key…

     
  • Visual Aid: All Day Dining Guide to Downtown Mesa
    December 14 at 6 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…

     
  • Visual Aid: Phoenix-Area Restaurants That Have Permanently Closed Since March
    December 12 at 6 a.m. by New Times Staff

    It's been a tough year for everyone, but especially so for metro Phoenix's restaurant industry. Eateries, bars, breweries, and more have shuttered in the wake of the coronavirus, including award-winning restaurants, beloved neighborhood watering…

     
  • Our Favorite Dining Rooms in Greater Phoenix in 2020
    December 11 at 6 a.m. by New Times Staff

    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
    December 10 at 8 a.m. by New Times Staff

    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: Old Towne Glendale and Catlin Court Historic District Dining Guide
    December 8 at 6 a.m. by Lauren Cusimano

    Old Towne Glendale, often referred to as historic downtown Glendale, is one of those ultra-concentrated city centers with all the charms. There are antique shops, comic book and music stores, a little library, and the best part — food and drink…

     
  • Favorite First-Taste Restaurant Photos of 2020 in Greater Phoenix
    December 7 at 6 a.m. by New Times Staff

    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,…

     
  • Outstanding Black-Owned Restaurants in Greater Phoenix
    December 3 at 9 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…

     
  • Visual Aid: The Best Restaurants and Bars in Phoenix's Madison Neighborhood
    December 2 at 6 a.m. by Lauren Cusimano

    Uptown Phoenix has a wonderful little cluster of homes, businesses, and restaurants that's not quite Dreamy Draw, and not quite the Seventh Street dining corridor. It's the Madison neighborhood along 12th Street, 16th Street, and State Route 51,…

     
  • Visual Aid: An All-Day Dining Guide to the Melrose District
    November 23 at 6 a.m. by Lauren Cusimano

    The Melrose District, especially the Melrose Curve along Seventh Avenue in central Phoenix, is one of the most colorful neighborhoods in the entire city. Businesses range from TV repair to music and bike shops, antique stores to salons and retro…

     
  • A Look Inside the New ALDI in Goodyear, One of the First Two Locations in Arizona
    November 5 at 10:31 a.m. by Lauren Cusimano

    At 8 a.m. on Thursday, November 5, ALDI held a socially distant ribbon-cutting ceremony with Goodyear mayor Georgia Lord at its new Goodyear store (845 North Estrella Parkway in Goodyear). The event celebrated the simultaneous opening of the…

     
  • Visual Aid: Chefs for the Polls Hands Out Free Food to Voters at Camelback Center
    November 4 at 5 a.m. by Lauren Cusimano

    The voting center the Camelback Center saw a steady trickle of people around lunchtime on Election Day — some coming to vote, some coming back for more food from The Breadfruit and Rum Bar and Hana Japanese Eatery. Danielle Leoni, chef and…

     

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