Food + Restaurants

Sam Fox
Jeff Green, a partner in Hoffman Strategy Group, joined The Show to talk about high-end restaurants from celebrity chefs like Giada De Laurentiis that have recently opened in the Valley.
Apr. 11, 2024
A used pen cup at a restaurant in Glendale
Arizona’s minimum wage is currently $14.35. State law allows businesses to pay tipped workers $3 less than that, with the expectation that tips will make up the difference. Two initiatives headed toward the November ballot aim to either strike that rule, or strengthen it.
Apr. 5, 2024
The NCAA men’s basketball tournament is not the only “Final Four” in town. Phoenix has created a competition with a twist after Mayor Kate Gallego pitched to the Arizona Restaurant Association.
Apr. 5, 2024
Waymo service in Phoenix
The next time a Phoenix-area resident orders an Uber Eats, it may be delivered by Waymo One's autonomous vehicles, which could mean savings since no tips would be needed.
Apr. 3, 2024
Katie Hobbs
Gov. Katie Hobbs signed the so-called “tamale bill" Friday that she vetoed last year, which will expand the types of home-cooked foods in Arizona that can legally be sold to the public. But the week leading up to the decision were not without drama.
Mar. 29, 2024
Wrigley Mansion sommelier Mark Guilladeu spoke with The Show about the debate among wine-drinkers about which is better: natural wine or traditionally made wine.
Mar. 26, 2024
A mural at Barrio Café.
The popular Phoenix restaurant Barrio Café announced last week it would be closing down in May. Chef Silvana Salcido Esparza said she would be retiring after more than two decades in business
Mar. 23, 2024
Michael Kotutwa Johnson standing inside his field at Second Mesa in September.
Michael Kotutwa Johnson is conducting new agricultural research at the University of Arizona to find solutions and combat cenvironmental trends, affecting even some of the most resilient Hopi dry farmers due to climate change.
Mar. 19, 2024
stairs leading to south building
After many years of adding residents, restaurants and high-rises in downtown Phoenix, leaders are envisioning the next wave of economic development.
More Arizona business news
Mar. 18, 2024
Woman cooking
Owners of the company that caters the WM Phoenix Open and other big events say full-time employees are now earning shares in the enterprise. M Culinary Concepts has launched a plan to issue stock to workers that will grow in value over time.
Mar. 14, 2024
A row in the Frys grocery store in downtown Phoenix.
Punam Ohri-Vachaspati, a professor in Arizona State University's College of Health Solutions who also leads the school’s Food Policy and Environment Research Group, spoke more about the program with The Show.
Mar. 11, 2024
Woman in glasses holding knife in kitchen
Andi Murphy has been tracking the Indigenous Food Sovereignty Movement for several years. That refers to, among other things, an Indigenous community’s ability to deal with issues of health and hunger by cultivating their own healthy food, and controlling how that food is produced and distributed.
Mar. 8, 2024
Man in light button up shirt stands in restaurant
For The Show's Chef Talk series, we sat down with Peter McQuaid in the dining room of Cala in Scottsdale. He told us more about talking his way into some of the Valley’s best kitchens before he could drive.
Mar. 1, 2024
A display of Navajo Mike's sauces and frybread mix at the Native Art Market in Old Town Scottsdale.
The USDA Foreign Agricultural Service recently announced a first-of-its-kind agribusiness trade mission to Vancouver, Canada, this summer. It’s aimed at spotlighting tribal products, and interest is mounting among agribusinesses in Arizona.
Mar. 1, 2024
Meat at grocery store
The bill is the second to address cultivated meat sales in the Legislature this year.
Feb. 26, 2024
Bashas' shopping cart
Arizona’s Kris Mayes joined a bipartisan coalition of state attorneys general and the Federal Trade Commission in filing a lawsuit to stop the largest proposed merger of grocery stores in the U.S.
Feb. 26, 2024
Secretary of State Adrian Fontes and Rob Fullmer appear at PHX Beer Co.
A week to recognize Arizona’s beer culture and its economic contributions became officially recognized once again Friday. Arizona Beer Week is now running in its 14th year.
Feb. 23, 2024
Thousands of people attended the International Franchise Association’s annual convention in downtown Phoenix.
Feb. 19, 2024
Volunteers pass out items
Despite the city of Tempe recently denying a special event permit for nonprofit AZ Hugs for the Houseless, the founder, Austin Davis, says the organization’s weekly Sunday picnics that work to provide food and resources to the city’s unhoused population won’t stop.
Feb. 16, 2024
Girl Scouts actually work with two different cookie bakers. This can result in different recipes, flavor lineups and different names — depending on what part of the country you’re in.
Feb. 16, 2024

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