Food + Restaurants

The Arizona Senate passed a bill that would ban cities from imposing taxes on food.
Feb. 28, 2023
Hermosillo Carne Asada Record
With nearly 2,200 participants tending to thousands of pounds of beef, the mass cookout in downtown Hermosillo was far more than sufficient to earn the Guinness World Record for the most people simultaneously grilling or barbecuing.
Feb. 27, 2023
If a resolution is not reached in talks between the countries, a formal dispute settlement process under the USMCA trade deal could be next.
Feb. 24, 2023
One of the oldest neighborhoods in the Sonoran capital Hermosillo has received national recognition for its history, culture and food.
Feb. 23, 2023
Super Bowl XLIII signs
Phoenix is marking a trash milestone after the city reached its goal of having a "zero waste" Super Bowl.
Feb. 23, 2023
The Dirty Drummer Restaurant & Spirits sign
But in 2018, the last location of the Dirty Drummer was set to close until Dana Armstrong, whose father co-founded chain, stepped in to save the dive bar and restore it to its former glory.
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Feb. 22, 2023
For nearly four decades, The Festival of Japan, better known as the Arizona Matsuri, has celebrated the “Land of the Rising Sun” in many ways. The festival returns in-person this weekend to Steele Indian School Park in Phoenix.
Feb. 18, 2023
Ken Albala
Ken Albala wrote an entire book about gelatin called "The Great Gelatin Revival: Savory Aspics, Jiggly Shots and Outrageous Desserts." Albala is a food historian who traces the illustrious history of gelatin — and makes the case that we are about to experience a cultural revival of the stuff.
Feb. 16, 2023
Blackberries, strawberries and other cartons of produce sit in a row
The Phoenix City Council is scheduled to vote Wednesday on a plan to attract specific proposals to 24th Street and Broadway Road.
Feb. 14, 2023
Chef Stephen Jones Delta the Larder
Chef Stephen Jones is in something of an odd place in the Phoenix food scene: doing Southern food with Sonoran ingredients. He says it’s an homage to the true roots of American cuisine — and it’s been a successful combination. But explaining elevated Southern food to a transient Phoenix crowd has been a challenge, he said.
Feb. 13, 2023
chocolates in a box
Valentine’s Day is this week, which means big candy and chocolate sales. Stephen Wooding says even if we try to avoid sweets, we kind of can’t help it — we’re wired to seek them out.
Feb. 13, 2023
State Farm Stadium
Food waste is a big problem. And this Super Bowl weekend, we can expect to see enormous amounts of waste. But one nonprofit plans to recover surplus food from one of the largest tailgate parties happening in Glendale.
Feb. 11, 2023
Popeyes chicken sandwich spicy Cajun
"Social omnivores” are people who are vegan or vegetarian at home, but will eat meat or dairy when they’re out with friends or family. And there are several reasons why people make this choice.
Feb. 10, 2023
signs says welcome to mesa
Mesa’s mayor thinks the city’s $63 million investment to bring Arizona State University downtown is paying off. During his State of the City address Tuesday, Mayor John Giles called the school’s Media and Immersive Experience Center, known as MIX, a catalyst for the downtown arts and innovation district.
Feb. 7, 2023
a stack of plates at a restaurant
As pro golf and football fans begin arriving for the Phoenix Open and Super Bowl, restaurants in the Valley will experience a noticeable uptick of patrons.
Feb. 5, 2023
Between the price of groceries, higher mortgage rates and news reports of layoffs, some people are bracing for tougher economic times — or wondering if they should be. So how does the Valley’s economy look?
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Jan. 27, 2023
Melissa Kruse-Peeples
Winter in most of the country means cold — much too cold for much of anything to grow. But in Phoenix, winter looks a little different. Melissa Kruse-Peeples says winter in the desert is, in fact, the best time to garden. She explained why.
Jan. 23, 2023
Delena Humble-Fisher at Sin Muerte in downtown Phoenix
To hear bar manager Delena Humble-Fischer talk about cocktails is like hearing an artist describe the inspiration behind their work. And, it turns out, that’s not far from the truth about her.
Jan. 20, 2023
Shoppers may start seeing fewer choices and lower quality produce at supermarkets, as federal water cuts take effect.
Jan. 20, 2023
a table with modern Mexican food dishes
Some restaurateurs have tried to capitalize on food trends, declaring their menus serve “modern Mexican” food. But what exactly does that mean? To find out, The Show spoke with chef Maria Mazon, chef and owner of Boca Tacos in Tucson.
Jan. 19, 2023


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