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 the metro Phoenix area.
Cheers to the glorious Phoenix barbecue scene — and it's still developing.
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.
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 walkable, bikeable little cluster of popping breakfast and brunch spots, approachable barbecue and chicken joints, fun walk-up windows like Topo, and respectable restaurants.
Here's a visual guide to the restaurants of Gilbert's Heritage District.
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 beyond to taste some of the best food and drink we have to offer.
Coffee bars to regular bars, sandwiches, and brunch.
Some of our favorite dining and drinking hubs in metro Phoenix.