• 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…

  • Our Favorite Cafe Review Photos of 2020
    February 13 at 8 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
    February 13 at 7 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…

  • 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…

  • Visual Aid: 2019’s Most Notable Restaurant Closings in Greater Phoenix
    January 1 at 8 a.m. by Lauren Cusimano

    In the past 12 months, we've seen some amazing new restaurants and bars crop up in the Phoenix area. Many of these will stay with the Valley for years to come. However, we also saw some surprising closures, everything from Mill Avenue and…

  • Visual Aid: Best New Bars of 2019 in Greater Phoenix
    December 20 at 8 a.m. by Lauren Cusimano

    When it comes to gathering and drinking, the Valley had a great year. This is in no small part due to some of the amazing bars, beer gardens, taprooms, and cocktail concepts that opened in 2019. Power hits include the bachelor pad setting at…

  • Top 14 Patio Restaurants in the Valley
    December 19 at 9:30 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 patio bars around the Valley. We picked our 14 favorites and captured these gorgeous images so you can see for yourself. Summer…

  • 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…


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