• 47 Deals for Arizona Restaurant Week — Spring 2019
    May 24 at 3:19 p.m. by Lauren Cusimano

    The 10-day Arizona Restaurant Week event is a way to showcase local chefs' culinary achievements with special menus and dining experiences at participating restaurants. Presented by Arizona Restaurant Association, the Spring 2019 Arizona Restaurant…

  • Dining Guide: Gilbert Heritage District Visual Aid
    May 17 at 7 a.m. by Lauren Cusimano

    In recent years, the city of Gilbert has clearly had some fun with its Heritage District. A Gilbert location of seemingly all local restaurant chains started springing up faster than the freaking airport — and all to our benefit. Gilbert is a…

  • A Look Inside the New Thunderbird Lounge in the Melrose District
    May 14 at 12:35 p.m. by Lauren Cusimano

    This conversation has happened countless times, “Dude, we should open a bar.” Well these dudes went and did just that. The Thunderbird Lounge is nooked up in the last slot of the historic Wagon Wheel Building in the Melrose District, and many…


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  • Updated: The Best Cafe Review Photos of 2019 (So Far)
    May 9 at 3:36 p.m. by Lauren Cusimano

    So far in 2019 we've visited nine 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…

  • Cocktail Creations and Fine Food at Nirvana Food & Wine Festival's Bourbon Street Blues
    April 29 at 12:22 p.m. by Amanda Mason

    A New Orleans-style celebration, Bourbon Street Blues, part of the Nirvana Food & Wine Festival, has an extraordinary spread of food and drinks made by a mix of chefs and mixologists. On April 25, attendees gathered at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain…

  • PHX Night Market Brought Asian Food, Music, and Culture to Downtown Phoenix
    April 23 at 9 a.m. by Jacob Tyler Dunn

    Four city blocks of downtown Phoenix were transformed into the PHX Night Market, an Asian-inspired food, music, and art festival, on Saturday, April 20, and Sunday, April 21. Both days of the event were full of exciting live performances, pop-ups,…

  • The Best Food and Other Stuff We Saw at the Scottsdale Culinary Festival
    April 15 at 2:02 p.m. by Jacob Tyler Dunn

    This weekend, April 12 through 14, Scottsdale Civic Center Mall hosted the 41st annual Scottsdale Culinary Festival with three stages, tons of food vendors, and plenty of smiling faces. The Arizona sun welcomed people from around the Valley and…

  • Slideshow: Getting Back in the Kitchen with Public House Creative
    April 9 at 7 a.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.

  • Meat, Music, and More Meat at the  Great American BBQ & Beer Festival
    March 28 at 11:21 a.m. by Charles Barth

    Filling downtown Chandler with sauce, suds, and sounds, the 102.5 KNIX Great American BBQ & Beer Festival brought a diverse array of meat lovers and music fans to Dr. A.J. Chandler Park. Food trucks lined the park's walkways, and other local…

  • Getting Global at Devour the World 2019
    March 22 at 11:23 a.m. by Charles Barth

    Part of the Devour Culinary Classic, Devour the World 2019 was postponed for a month, but finally filled the Japanese Friendship Garden on March 21 with Phoenix's global food vendors. The small culinary event sought to shrink Phoenix a bit, and…

  • Beer Drinkers, Foodies, and Family Fun at the Downtown Mesa Brew Fest
    March 9 at 6 p.m. by Amanda Mason

    The fifth annual Mesa Brew Fest happened this past weekend, March 9, 2019 in downtown Mesa. This festival was filled with breweries, food trucks, live music, a DJ, and festival vendors from around the valley. Wrestling, cornhole, painting, and pets…

  • The PHX Vegan Food Festival Was a Tasty Treat
    February 25 at 2:25 p.m. by Jim Louvau

    There was no shortage of fun, drinks, or delicious vegan options at the PHX Vegan Food Festival at Margaret T. Hance Park on Sunday, February 24, 2019. The two-day festival was packed with vendors, music, and plenty of different vegan food…

  • Take a Foodie Tour Through Devour Culinary Classic 2019
    February 25 at 10:45 a.m. by Jacob Tyler Dunn

    The Devour Culinary Classic is one of Arizona's top food festivals, and the 2019 edition celebrated its 10th anniversary with a bang. On February 23 and 24, the Desert Botanical Garden was closed to the public to hold this exclusive event filled…

  • Lots of Love at 2019 Arizona Vegetarian Food Festival
    February 3 at 3:06 p.m. by Jacob Tyler Dunn

    The Arizona Vegetarian Food Festival was held for the fifth year at Scottsdale Civic Center Amphitheater on Friday, February 1, and Saturday, February 2. There was excellent weather and great relaxing vibes for those enjoying vegetarian vendors…

  • Tacolandia Was an Afternoon of Great Tacos and Amazing Weather
    January 27 at 3:38 p.m. by Jacob Tyler Dunn

    Phoenix New Times' annual Tacolandia Festival took place on Saturday, January 6, 2019 at Margaret T. Hance Park in downtown Phoenix.  The day was chock-full of delicious tacos from the Valley's best taquerias, paired with great beer, good friends,…

  • Still Hungry? Look What Was on the Menu of Downtown Donut Festival
    November 19 at 3:44 p.m. by Jacob Tyler Dunn

    Phoenix was filled with food festivals, such as the Pizza Festival and Mac & Cheese festival the weekend of November 17 to 18, but the Downtown Donut festival really shined at Margaret T. Hance Park on Sunday, November 18, 2018.   With craft beer,…

  • Mexican Food Winners From Best of Phoenix 2018
    November 12 at 7 a.m. by Phoenix New Times

    East side, west side, and smack dab in the middle: Everywhere you turn in the Phoenix area, there are great Mexican dishes. From burros and birria to tacos and tamales, we've put together our choices of where to find some of the best Mexican dishes…

  • Our Best October Food Photos:  These Will Make You Hungry
    October 31 at 7 a.m. by Jordyn Carias

    October means Halloween, Oktoberfest and the Arizona State Fair. Plus, we were blessed with the Arizona Donut Festival this month. The Phoenix food scene never disappoints. 

  • Top 14 Patio Restaurants in the Valley
    October 27 at 5:03 p.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…

  • The Decadent Food of the Arizona State Fair
    October 24 at 7:15 a.m. by Melissa Fossum

    There are still a few days left to clog your arteries at Arizona State Fair, which continues through Sunday, October 28. No trip to the fairgrounds at 1826 West McDowell Road would be complete without some decadent fair food. Just about anything…


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