Food + Restaurants

wide view of outside building and trees
Nearly three years after a consultant’s suggestion, the Phoenix Convention Center is moving forward with plans to create an entertainment district.
Oct. 27, 2022
Phoenix food innovation center
Construction will soon get underway for a food innovation center at the site of a former landfill in south Phoenix.
Oct. 25, 2022
brett vibber
It's fall in Arizona, and while you might want to whip up a batch of pumpkin soup or some Thanksgiving pies, chef Brett Vibber wants to harvest acorns and cook fermented acorn miso.
Oct. 21, 2022
Phoenix pride crosswalk
A rainbow crosswalk in downtown Phoenix is looking brighter after the colors were refreshed ahead of this weekend’s block party.
Oct. 20, 2022
angel ortiz and charleen badman in the kjzz studios
Charleen Badman is one of the most celebrated chefs in Arizona. But in October, she's up to more mischievous culinary pursuits: a pumpkin spice challenge with her sous chef.
Oct. 7, 2022
Sam Fox
In 2019, restauranteur Sam Fox sold his company to the Cheesecake Factory, but he’s still working on new projects, including a Phoenix hotel that topped off construction this week. The Show spoke with Fox about what’s next for him and for the restaurant industry.
Oct. 6, 2022
man using a calculator
Thanks to grants and programs, Phoenix helped many small businesses survive COVID-19, but higher housing costs could hurt future economic development.
Sep. 28, 2022
Glendale wants to sell eight downtown parcels located along 58th Avenue and Lamar Road, south of Glendale Avenue for development
Sep. 27, 2022
map showing planned distribution center next to open land and master planned community
Phoenix-based Shamrock Foods has bought 81 acres of land for a distribution center in southern Arizona. The center will be built just off Interstate 10 in Marana, about 20 miles north of Tucson.
Sep. 22, 2022
The Peoria City Council recently adopted a new arts and culture plan. It was crafted in part with input from more than 800 survey responses from town residents and businesses.
Sep. 19, 2022
Women shopping in Downtown Mesa
Mesa is accepting applications from small businesses in need of education, training and one-on-one consulting.
Sep. 15, 2022
Spooky’s Swirls horror cupcakes
Spooky’s Swirls is a gluten-free bakery that combines the couples’ love of horror films with their love of baking. The unlikely combination has become a hit and even landed one of its owners on the Food Network’s “Halloween Baking Championship.”
Sep. 14, 2022
grocery store cart
The U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics released the latest inflation numbers, and they’re not looking good.
Sep. 13, 2022
Chris Bianco
Chris Bianco is an award-winning pizza chef based in Phoenix. He is well-known for starting Pizzeria Bianco in 1988, which has received national recognition. Now, both he and his restaurant are featured in “Chef’s Table: Pizza” which premiered Sept. 7.
Sep. 11, 2022
Victor Nevarez
Victor Nevarez spends a lot of time in his Scottsdale kitchen. You might know him better as “Internet Shaquille” — that’s his YouTube persona, and one he’s made a career out of.
Aug. 30, 2022
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


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