Food + Restaurants

Señor Rio Tequila
Debbie Medina Gach never expected to go into the liquor industry. But after sharing a bottle of moonshine tequila with her estranged father in Mexico, she and her late husband found themselves heading down that path.
Dec. 6, 2021
Crescent Ballroom takeout sanitized pens
More grants are available for micro and small businesses after the Phoenix City Council allocated $8 million in federal funds from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.
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Nov. 30, 2021
empty bar and wine bottles
A vote taking place Thursday could potentially impact service at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport.
Nov. 18, 2021
Families should prepare to use alternative food brands for Thanksgiving dinner because the supply chain shortage could affect their meal. They also should expect to pay more.
Nov. 2, 2021
Old Town Scottsdale
Scottsdale residents and business owners are being asked to weigh in on future development in Old Town.
Nov. 1, 2021
Chris Bianco
Chris Bianco is a name synonymous with pizza — and with Phoenix. The New York Times recently named his restaurant — the trattoria Tratto — one of the 50 places in America they’re most excited about right now. It’s welcome recognition for Bianco, who moved the fine dining restaurant to a new location mid-pandemic.
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Nov. 1, 2021
Don Guerra baking at Barrio Bread in Tucson
“Local” has been a buzzword in the food world for a long time now — locally sourced ingredients, from local farms, contributing to the local economy. But Don Guerra takes the concept to a whole new level.
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Oct. 28, 2021
Despite the pandemic pummeling the hotel industry, Phoenix is reporting record sales tax collections.
Oct. 27, 2021
Sonoran Bars
Sonora’s food and beverage establishments have been granted permission to reopen to pre-pandemic levels for the first time in more than a year and half. The change comes as both federal and state authorities have said the risk of coronavirus spread is now low.
Oct. 22, 2021
Santan Mountain Casino exterior
The Gila River Indian Community broke ground on its fourth casino Tuesday.
Oct. 19, 2021
Supply chain shortages are affecting the production of everything from cars to phones to food. But there’s another supply chain that’s holding back goods as well.
Oct. 12, 2021
A sign on a Phoenix restaurant advertises open positions
Restaurants in Arizona continue adapting to changes brought on by the pandemic in an effort to increase revenue after a decimating 2020.
Oct. 11, 2021
On this first October offering of “Word,” wanderlust is our theme. We explore what Valley teacher and writer Marla-Tiye Vieira, southern New Mexico scholar, fiction writer and poet Ana Castillo, as well as longtime producer of Anthony Bourdain’s TV shows, Tom Vitale, have to contribute to our itinerary.
Oct. 10, 2021
Holiday shopping boxes and bags
The coronavirus pandemic has slowed the flow of goods and services as workers have reduced hours, changed or left jobs and products have been slow to market. That makes for a rough holiday season ahead, potentially, according to Arizona Retailer Association Executive Director Michelle Ahlmer.
Oct. 5, 2021
help wanted sign
Nearly 90% of companies have added employee perks since the pandemic began, according to Robert Half’s 2022 Salary Guide. The annual report lists compensation for more than 500 positions across various industries.
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Oct. 4, 2021
McDonald's sign
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit against a McDonald’s franchise owner in Arizona accusing the company of allowing sexual harassment to occur at restaurants across three states.
Oct. 1, 2021
The Phoenix New Times Best of Phoenix 2021
The highly-anticipated Phoenix New Times Best of Phoenix 2021 issue hit stands Sept. 30 around the Valley and is also now online. This year’s theme is "In the Fast Lane," a celebration of Phoenix as a car town.
Sep. 30, 2021
1-800-273-TALK beer
There’s a lot of beers out there with some unusual names. But O.H.S.O. Brewing Company might take the cake, or pint rather, for unique names. They have a beer called 1-800-273-8255 — or 800-273-TALK. It’s the number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
Sep. 29, 2021
customer at counter inside store
Some workers at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport could soon get help covering child care costs. The city will offer vouchers and consider opening a child care center on airport property.
Sep. 22, 2021
Roosevelt Row Community Development Corporation Tuesday night unveiled the results of its community survey at a fundraising event tying into the fall equinox. The final draft provides insights into the next stage of growth for the area.
Sep. 21, 2021


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