Food + Restaurants

Hass avocados in the top row compared to Luna avocados in the bottom row.
Avocado cultivation requires a lot of water, and improper planting can accelerate soil erosion. That's why researchers at the University of California Riverside are bringing a new strain of the fleshy green fruit to market.
Aug. 29, 2023
Rochelle Garcia Seed to Plate, Soil to Sky
Lois Ellen Frank's latest cookbook, “Seed to Plate, Soil to Sky: Modern Plant-Based Recipes using Native American Ingredients,” is a love letter to the foods and flavors from the Southwest — but most of all, the Indigenous producers who cultivate and cherish them.
Aug. 27, 2023
A jar of tea sits in the sun in Tempe on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2023.
Through KJZZ's Q&AZ reporting project, a listener asked: Is it safe to make and drink your own sun tea in Arizona? While Arizona's weather makes it the perfect place for making sun tea, the brewing method actually poses some health risks.
Aug. 24, 2023
Chipotle restaurant
The Show spoke with David Frankly, a law professor at Arizona State University, about trademarks amid Chipotle Mexican Grill's lawsuit with Sweetgreen over the word "chipotle."
Aug. 24, 2023
More hotel rooms are coming to downtown Chandler as part of the second phase of “New Square."
Aug. 22, 2023
Park visitors boarding the free shuttle bus at the Hermits Rest Stop
The National Park Service said annual visitor spending in Arizona topped a billion dollars. More than 10 million visitors spent a billion dollars in 2022, according to a report released by the National Park Service on Monday.
Aug. 21, 2023
Phoenix playground park sign
Phoenix wants to give qualifying neighborhood groups and nonprofits up to $10,000 to host events in city parks.
Aug. 21, 2023
Mesa has a program to encourage library use and promote small businesses. Businesses can offer a special promotion or discount for customers who show their library cards.
Aug. 16, 2023
Meat at grocery store
The Show spoke with Max Graham, food and agriculture fellow at Grist, a nonprofit media organization focusing on climate solutions, about arguments made by proponents of cultivated meat, why they think it'll be good for the climate and environment and more.
Aug. 4, 2023
A corner lot that’s sat empty for more than a decade is expected to be home to a new dining concept in downtown Chandler.
Aug. 1, 2023
Window to the ice rink from Ice House Tavern
The Show's producers have taken trips to various cold places around Arizona where you can escape the heat. This time we look at a bar with one of the coolest views in town.
Jul. 28, 2023
Assortment of Bagelfeld's bagels.
The Show spoke to Bagelfeld's owner Charlie Blonkenfeld about his bagel shop's growing popularity.
Jul. 21, 2023
A cup of water filled with ice.
Many restaurants provide free glasses of water upon request. But are they required to by law? That’s what one listener asked through KJZZ's Q&AZ reporting project.
More Q&AZ questions answered
Jul. 20, 2023
Chef Michael Babcock
Chef Michael Babcock joined The Show to talk about why he recently left his role as culinary director of Instrumental Hospitality.
Jul. 20, 2023
masks on hooks
A popular burger chain will prohibit employees in Arizona and four other states from wearing masks unless they have a doctor’s note.
Jul. 19, 2023
Valeria Cañedo
Throughout Mexico, agave plants are used to make distillates like tequila, mezcal and Sonora’s bacanora. But there are other products that can be made with the plants, too, and one group is using fiber from agave leaves to reduce waste and bring new income to rural communities.
Jul. 19, 2023
man using a calculator
Applications are open for the Mesa Business Builder Small Business Assistance Program, which provides education, training and one-on-one consulting at no cost.
Jul. 14, 2023
An event at Phoenix's Hance Park
The more than 20 large events each year in the park restrict access and reduce revenue, organization leaders tell a Phoenix City Council subcommittee.
Jul. 12, 2023
Natural Gas Stove Burner
The Show spoke with Christopher Kimball, founder of Milk Street and host of Milk Street Radio, about why chefs love to cook on gas stoves amid government moves to regulate them.
Jul. 12, 2023
Cup of asparagus ice cream.
The Show spoke with Helen Yung, co-owner of Sweet Republic, about a new ice cream flavor available for a limited time.
Jul. 11, 2023

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