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Medieval Times Scottsdale joust
Last month, nearly 180,000 leisure and hospitality workers were hired across the country. But the National Federation of Independent Business still found that nearly half of owners surveyed had openings they could not fill. One place looking for help is a castle near Scottsdale featuring medieval feasts and swordfights.
Mar. 11, 2022
jimmy fike and edible plants book cover
North America offers plenty of plants to safely eat. And in Jimmy Fike's new book, "Edible Plants: A Photographic Survey of the Wild Edible Botanicals of North America," he details over 100 of them.
Mar. 8, 2022
Saddle Mountain Brewing Company beer
The MLB has effectively canceled spring training after owners and players failed to reach an agreement. And that means for the third straight year, Valley businesses will lose out on spring training business.
Mar. 3, 2022
lori hashimoto
Semifinalists for the James Beard Awards were announced this week. A number of Arizona chefs and restaurants were nominated, including Lori Hashimoto of Hana Japanese Eatery in Phoenix.
Feb. 25, 2022
group raising glasses and smiling
It’s not unusual for people in Phoenix to mourn the loss of a business — especially one with longtime ties to a neighborhood. But one community found reason to celebrate Tuesday as a former restaurant was demolished at I-17 and Northern Avenue.
More Arizona business news
Feb. 15, 2022
Mother Bunch in Phoenix
The owners of Mother Bunch Brewing Inc. will pay restitution and fines for failing to pay taxes.
Feb. 14, 2022
Lion dance
This week marked the beginning of the Year of the Tiger and Lunar New Year celebrations across Asia. The Show spoke with Sweet Republic ice cream's Helen Yung to learn how you can celebrate the new year here in Phoenix.
Feb. 4, 2022
hot chocolate
Minerva Orduño Rincón knows a lot about hot chocolate, and not the kind made from a packet of powder, but Mexican hot chocolate. You might have heard it called Ibarra; it’s become more popular in the U.S. these days.
Jan. 21, 2022
Michael Babcock
It’s been a trying year for the hospitality industry in particular, and chef Michael Babcock of Phoenix restaurant Belly has seen it all firsthand.
Jan. 19, 2022
brothy beans with kimchi and squash soup
Historically, soup hasn’t been a particularly big sell here in Phoenix. But a pandemic changes things. And some like Charissa Lucille of Wasted Ink Zine Distro have been coping during the pandemic by staying home and making it.
Jan. 17, 2022
person eating at a table
Nikki Buchanan is the restaurant critic for Phoenix magazine. The Show spoke with her to learn about how she’s navigating the dining waters to try to stay safe.
Jan. 13, 2022
restaurant kitchen
Phoenix will use $80,000 in federal coronavirus funds to support food entrepreneurs.
Jan. 7, 2022
Romaine lettuce
Some ASU students can now show their commitment to climate action through their choice of meals.
Jan. 4, 2022
sign says masks are federally mandated
As part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, almost 60 Arizona airports will get money to support operations, personnel, sanitation and COVID-19 prevention.
Jan. 4, 2022
Julia Georgallis How to Eat Your Christmas Tree
Lots of cities across the Valley offer tree recycling services, but Julia Georgallis says you can re-use parts of your tree without leaving your house. In fact, she says, they can be a part of your next meal or happy hour.
Jan. 3, 2022
bacanora forum
Sonora’s governor says he will push to make the state’s agave distillate a major part of the state’s economy. Many hope the spirit’s popularity will grow to rival other Mexican distillates.
Dec. 30, 2021
Hotel room
The travel and hospitality industries are still working their way back to pre-virus levels, including trying to lure more workers who are available to serve the visitors who are returning to their hotels and restaurants. Robert Cannon, assistant professor in NAU's Franke College of Business, joined he Show to talk about that industry’s current condition.
Dec. 30, 2021
Andi Berlin and Louis Farber.
This year year of ups and downs for lots of industries — especially those that require people to gather, to experience something together. And that’s where The Show's next end-of-year roundtable comes in.
Dec. 30, 2021
fruitcake
Fruitcake has been much maligned and ridiculed, but Jeff Miller from Colorado State University hopes that's changing.
Dec. 28, 2021
Tamales
There’s a corn shortage in Mexico. And it’s hampering an all-important Mexican Christmas tradition: tamales.
Dec. 14, 2021

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