Food + Restaurants

m.m. carrigan and the cover to volume 5 of taco bell quarterly
Most of us don’t typically associate items like chalupas or the anthem of "living más" with high-end essays and fiction. But the people behind a publication called Taco Bell Quarterly are out to change that.
Jul. 15, 2022
The groundbreaking for the expansion of Mekong Plaza in Mesa, July 13, 2022.
Mekong Plaza broke ground Wednesday on vacant land south of the existing complex at Main Street and Dobson Road.
Jul. 14, 2022
closed sign
Arizona’s restaurant industry continues to face struggles as some have temporarily closed or reduced hours over the summer.
Jul. 14, 2022
grocery store cart
The Consumer Price Index shows Inflation in the Phoenix area has jumped up to 12.3%. That is higher than the national rate of 9.1%, which is the highest increase in the Untied States in 40 years.
Jul. 14, 2022
Dollar store shelves
Despite high inflation and gas prices, some experts predict a robust holiday season for certain retailers.
Jul. 13, 2022
Traveler at airport curb
A new survey finds nearly 43% of Americans traveling in the United States have elevated concerns about their personal safety. And those concerns are more common among certain groups.
Jul. 12, 2022
Downtown Flagstaff
High summer temps send plenty of Phoenicians up to Flagstaff. And it turns out, cooler weather isn't the only thing the college town has to offer.
More Arizona food + restaurant news
Jul. 11, 2022
Food bank donation box
Inflation is hitting Arizonans hard. As rent, food and gas costs stay high, some people are heading to food banks. Last month, nearly a thousand families lined up outside a single St. Mary’s Food Bank in Phoenix.
Jul. 11, 2022
The Vine Tavern & Eatery
The Vine Tavern & Eatery, a popular destination for Arizona State University students since 1986, is closing its doors later this month. The Vine sits on the corner of Apache Boulevard and Rural Road, on the southwest corner of ASU, and is reportedly being demolished to make room for an apartment complex.
Jul. 9, 2022
McDonald's sign
More than 4% Phoenix area businesses operate as franchises, according to a new report by Lending Tree, an online lending service.
Jul. 7, 2022
Twenty-eight terrazo wall pieces shaped like airplane windows line the wall of the eighth concourse
A new concourse at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport appeals to people who care about art, sustainability and, of course, travel.
More Arizona business news
Jun. 23, 2022
p83 sign
Peoria plans to sell 2.66 acres of city-owned property to support a new dining district.
Jun. 22, 2022
The Arizona Coyotes are one step closer to a new permanent home in the Valley.
Jun. 17, 2022
Tastee Tape
Ever experienced a messy burrito or wrap that just can't keep itself together? Meet Tastee Tape, the edible tape brainstormed by four Johns Hopkins University students to keep food in one piece.
Jun. 17, 2022
Cool Gelato Italiano Scottsdale coffee scoop
Alberto Della Casa and his wife, Letizia de Lucia, appreciate things that are made the right way — especially gelato.
Jun. 15, 2022
Chris Bianco
Longtime Valley chef and restaurateur Chris Bianco has won another James Beard Award, this time for outstanding restaurateur. He’d previously won for best chef. The Show caught up with Bianco and asked what this award means to him.
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Jun. 14, 2022
man grilling peppers
Imagine investing $800,000 into a program and see it generate $6 million in a year. Local First Arizona says it’s happening through the Arizona Economic Recovery Center.
More Arizona business news
Jun. 13, 2022
st marys volunteers pack boxes
Nearly a thousand families lined up outside a single St. Mary’s Food Bank in Phoenix on Tuesday, and even more are expected Wednesday.
Jun. 1, 2022
oysters rockefeller at neighborly public house
The triple-digit heat is upon us, so it’s time to start eating for summer. And food critic Nikki Buchanan has a novel suggestion outside the usual popsicles and fruit cocktails: seafood.
May. 27, 2022
A Metrocenter Mall entrance
Phoenix leaders will allow a developer to skip paying some taxes in exchange for redeveloping the former Metrocenter Mall. Rather than pay an estimated $67.8 million in sales taxes on construction, leases and retail, the developer will build up to nine public parking garages on the 80-acre site.
May. 25, 2022


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