Food + Restaurants

Chef Stephen Jones Delta the Larder
Chef Stephen Jones is in something of an odd place in the Phoenix food scene: doing Southern food with Sonoran ingredients. He says it’s an homage to the true roots of American cuisine — and it’s been a successful combination. But explaining elevated Southern food to a transient Phoenix crowd has been a challenge, he said.
Feb. 13, 2023
chocolates in a box
Valentine’s Day is this week, which means big candy and chocolate sales. Stephen Wooding says even if we try to avoid sweets, we kind of can’t help it — we’re wired to seek them out.
Feb. 13, 2023
State Farm Stadium
Food waste is a big problem. And this Super Bowl weekend, we can expect to see enormous amounts of waste. But one nonprofit plans to recover surplus food from one of the largest tailgate parties happening in Glendale.
Feb. 11, 2023
Popeyes chicken sandwich spicy Cajun
"Social omnivores” are people who are vegan or vegetarian at home, but will eat meat or dairy when they’re out with friends or family. And there are several reasons why people make this choice.
Feb. 10, 2023
signs says welcome to mesa
Mesa’s mayor thinks the city’s $63 million investment to bring Arizona State University downtown is paying off. During his State of the City address Tuesday, Mayor John Giles called the school’s Media and Immersive Experience Center, known as MIX, a catalyst for the downtown arts and innovation district.
Feb. 7, 2023
a stack of plates at a restaurant
As pro golf and football fans begin arriving for the Phoenix Open and Super Bowl, restaurants in the Valley will experience a noticeable uptick of patrons.
Feb. 5, 2023
Between the price of groceries, higher mortgage rates and news reports of layoffs, some people are bracing for tougher economic times — or wondering if they should be. So how does the Valley’s economy look?
More Arizona business news
Jan. 27, 2023
Melissa Kruse-Peeples
Winter in most of the country means cold — much too cold for much of anything to grow. But in Phoenix, winter looks a little different. Melissa Kruse-Peeples says winter in the desert is, in fact, the best time to garden. She explained why.
Jan. 23, 2023
Delena Humble-Fisher at Sin Muerte in downtown Phoenix
To hear bar manager Delena Humble-Fischer talk about cocktails is like hearing an artist describe the inspiration behind their work. And, it turns out, that’s not far from the truth about her.
Jan. 20, 2023
Shoppers may start seeing fewer choices and lower quality produce at supermarkets, as federal water cuts take effect.
Jan. 20, 2023
a table with modern Mexican food dishes
Some restaurateurs have tried to capitalize on food trends, declaring their menus serve “modern Mexican” food. But what exactly does that mean? To find out, The Show spoke with chef Maria Mazon, chef and owner of Boca Tacos in Tucson.
Jan. 19, 2023
A new survey says 20% of business travelers plan to take more trips this year than they did before the pandemic.
Jan. 18, 2023
grocery store cart
The Arizona House Ways and Means Committee passed a bill that would eliminate tax on groceries Wednesday. More than 20 cities in the Phoenix area alone currently collect a tax on groceries.
More Arizona politics news
Jan. 18, 2023
A sample of corn and different patterns on the kernel
Long before there were grocery stores and fast-food restaurants, ancient cultures found sustenance in the Southwest through innovative farming techniques. A nonprofit seed bank in southern Arizona is keeping that agricultural past alive, restoring traditional crops and foods that in some cases go back hundreds of years.
More news from the Fronteras Desk
Jan. 18, 2023
Tempe City Hall
Nearly 30 entrepreneurs in Tempe have received grants up to $25,000. The money can be used for anything to help their business succeed — that could mean covering rent, investing in training, or buying supplies and equipment.
Jan. 12, 2023
The policy could increase prices another 3 cents per egg at a time when the cost of a carton of eggs is already higher than average due to an avian flu outbreak.
Jan. 11, 2023
Phoenix Arizona backyard chicken
Egg prices are up — and there’s no relief in sight, thanks to an avian flu outbreak that killed tens of millions of chickens. But not Amy McSheffrey’s. The Phoenix resident keeps 13 chickens in her backyard on the outskirts of the Arcadia neighborhood.
Hear more interviews from The Show
Jan. 11, 2023
a shelf of eggs
It doesn’t take an eagle-eyed shopper to notice that egg prices are soaring. An outbreak of bird flu is behind the nearly 50% rise in price, according to Julie Murphree with the Arizona Farm Bureau.
Jan. 5, 2023
corn  in field
A major development coming to southwest Phoenix involves turning a 100-year-old farmhouse into a restaurant.
Jan. 5, 2023
An area of south Phoenix known as the "Four Corners" could soon be home to a farmer’s market. It will mark the first project on land the city took control of more than 20 years ago.
Jan. 3, 2023


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