Food + Restaurants

Meat at grocery store
The bill comes as the The USDA approved the sale of lab-grown meat last year.
Feb. 5, 2024
bathroom scale
The CDC say between 2017 and 2020, nearly a fifth of 2- to 19 year-olds were obese. Latin American countries have successfully implemented policies to bring those numbers down — including warning labels, taxes, advertising restrictions and portion control initiatives.
Feb. 5, 2024
Man in apron poses with pastry o tray
Mark Chacón makes citrus curds, creams and marmalades at his James Beard Award-nominated Chaconne Patisserie in the Valley, and recently walked The Show through making one of his best-sellers.
Feb. 5, 2024
A historic building in Phoenix once slated for demolition will be preserved in downtown’s Roosevelt Historic District. The single-story home, built in 1909, is surrounded by five-story apartment buildings near near Third Avenue and McKinley Street.
Feb. 1, 2024
Three volunteers wearing orange shirts working at a booth
For the 15th year, Tucson will shine on the literary stage. Volunteers help keep the event, which features more than 300 authors, free to the public, according to festival organizers.
Feb. 1, 2024
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors voted in favor of providing $500,000 of additional funding to the Arizona Food Bank Network to relieve food-insecure communities throughout the county.
Feb. 1, 2024
A table with several serving containers full of green salsa, chilaquiles, pico de gallo, and individual containers of chorizo with cheese. A sign on the table reads 'Irma's Kitchen.'
The city of Phoenix, Arizona nonprofit Waste Not, the National Resource Defense Council and local chef Chris Lenza have teamed up on a project to reduce food waste.
Jan. 31, 2024
A new pilot program in Phoenix is increasing public access to chilled water. The city recently installed two fountain prototypes downtown.
Jan. 30, 2024
Dishes from Bacanora
The James Beard Foundation released their semifinalists on Wednesday morning for this year’s James Beard Awards. Here are the Arizona chefs who made the list.
Jan. 24, 2024
wheelchair user
Scottsdale has its eyes on a growing travel market: people with disabilities.
Jan. 23, 2024
Meat at grocery store
A bill that would prohibit a business from labeling a product as “meat” unless it came directly from an animal is moving through the state House.
Jan. 23, 2024
Woman standing behind barrel table in brewery
Experts say that for thousands of years, women were at the forefront of producing the world’s beer. In history’s eyes, brewing is only recently male-dominated. Now, an Arizona-based nonprofit has one goal: to help women reclaim their place.
More Arizona business news
Jan. 23, 2024
Maliah Winey
The Show spoke with Gilbert 8th grader Maliah Winey, the Girl Scout's top cookie seller in Arizona in 2023 with 7,877 boxes sold. She's been in the program since kindergarten, and shared more about her milestone.
Jan. 22, 2024
Arizona Capitol
Arizona lawmakers are back at the Capitol Monday, and they’ll be debating a host of issues — including how to label lab-created meat, how to make up for electric vehicle drivers not paying gasoline taxes and how to stop bots from buying up concert tickets.
Jan. 22, 2024
Cars in the drive-thru line at Dutch Bros
One of the iconic coffee chains from the Pacific Northwest, Dutch Bros is headquartered in Oregon. But the company announced this week that by 2025, about 40% of its support staff will be in Phoenix.
Jan. 19, 2024
Menu for The Salt Cellar restaurant
The Show’s Sativa Peterson visited Isabel Cazares, librarian at the Arizona Historical Society, where Valley menus from throughout the decades have been collected and talked about what we can learn from these menus.
Jan. 19, 2024
Man in red hat and black shirt poses for portrait
The Show launches the new series Chef Talk with Lawrence Smith, who helms what Esquire and Bon Appetit both named one of the best new restaurants in the country last year: Chilte. His path took him from the NFL to making tacos at farmers markets.
Jan. 19, 2024
Tamales
A measure designed to finally legalize the already common practice of people selling homemade tamales and similar goods cleared its first hurdle Wednesday.
Jan. 19, 2024
bowling
The U.S. Census Bureau has released new data on the pandemic’s impact on recreation and social activities.
Jan. 18, 2024
mexican food in a takeout box
Mexican food and Mexican culture are widely enjoyed in Arizona restaurants, but a new report from Pew Research Center shows we’re not alone in our love of tacos, enchiladas, guacamole, tortillas and more.
Jan. 15, 2024

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