Food + Restaurants

a kid in a school lunch line
Schools and families are scrambling to feed kids as pandemic assistance has run out and inflation grows. The Glendale Elementary School District is among those worried.
Aug. 30, 2022
prickly pear cactus in bloom
Like baking cookies on the car windshield or squeezing citrus for limoncello, harvesting prickly pear fruit might just be on your Phoenix culinary bucket list.
Aug. 25, 2022
a chilled lobster roll meal from angie's lobster
The founders of Salad and Go are looking to open a new chain of drive-thru restaurants. This time, they're moving from the garden to the coast with Angie's Lobster.
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Aug. 19, 2022
farm land
More than 30 researchers from a dozen countries have authored a perspectives paper in the journal Nature Sustainability calling for the world to shift to more sustainable food systems. They say the overhaul should be guided by education and research, and based on principles like sufficiency, renewal, distributed benefits, access and community.
Aug. 18, 2022
a stack of plates at a restaurant
The restaurant industry was hit hard during the pandemic. Now, as more people are venturing out to eat, the lingering worker shortage and inflation are taking their toll.
Aug. 17, 2022
glendale city seal
Glendale will host a free, all-day workshop for people interested in starting and growing a successful venture.
Aug. 16, 2022
A Fazoli’s restaurant
The fast-casual restaurant, making a long-awaited return to Arizona, will open its first new location inside Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport's Terminal 4, the company revealed on Twitter on Monday morning.
Aug. 15, 2022
winter chanterelle mushrooms
It's wild mushroom season, and the Arizona Mushroom Society is hosting its biggest gathering of the year Aug. 12-14.
Aug. 11, 2022
fork and knife
Arizona chef Adam Allison of the Handlebar Diner and Brightside Burgers says "The Bear" reminds him of his own cooking career. The Show caught up with him to talk about what his expectations were for the program.
Aug. 5, 2022
Tamara Stanger at the Lakehouse at Deer Creek
Until recently, Tamara Stanger was an award-winning chef in the Valley, crafting innovative cuisine using native, often foraged Arizona ingredients.
Aug. 4, 2022
Filipino pancit noodles
For lots of us, when we think about Asian food, we tend to think about Chinese, Japanese or Thai cuisine. But Andi Berlin, dining critic at the Arizona Republic, says that’s starting to change.
Aug. 3, 2022
woman standing next to table talking to man in chair
The International Association of Venue Managers recently held its annual conference at the Phoenix Convention Center. Many conversations focused on how the events and meetings industry is dealing with high inflation and low staffing.
More Arizona business news
Aug. 1, 2022
black and white photo of original fire station with firefighters standing outside
Phoenix is accepting proposals to turn an old firehouse into a restaurant next to Margaret T. Hance Park near downtown.
Jul. 27, 2022
Dirty Dough cookies
Utah-based Crumbl, the gourmet cookie company known for its weekly rotation of flavors and its long pink box, is suing an upstart cookie company based in Tempe over trademark infringement claims.
More Arizona business news
Jul. 18, 2022
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


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