Wednesday, July 30, 2014
  • Cool Sippings

    Chilly summer soups beat the heat. St. Francis 111 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix 602-200-8111 stfrancisaz.com Some call it… Read More +
  • Gobble, Gobble

    Low-fat, high-flavor turkey burgers are worth the hunt. Hopdoddy 11055 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, 480-348-2337,… Read More +
  • Meat Cute

    Head north, south… or stay put… for Arizona’s hottest restaurant trend: house-cured charcuterie plates. Pig… Read More +
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  • Sweet Pickled Jalapenos

    Grainy black and white Westerns flicker silently across a TV screen at Bryan's Black Mountain Barbecue, occasionally interrupted by the… Read More +
  • Precious Sauces

    As hot sauces go, heat levels are relative: What’s scorching to one palate is child’s play to another. Maybe that’s… Read More +
  • OKB Sauce

    The story has all the trappings of a Hollywood screenplay – bootleggers, a remote barbecue shack in the woods of… Read More +
  • The People’s Puttanesca

    Spruce up your spaghetti with these Valley-based pasta sauces.. Mamma Letizia’s mammaletizia.com When Letitia Lavant decided to market her family’s pasta sauce, she… Read More +
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  • Flower Child

    PHM0814EB10Sam Fox launches another salvo in the health food revolution with this groovy Camelback café.

    Author Michael Pollan’s 2008 manifesto In Defense of Food ignited a culinary revolution. His advice: Avoid processed foods, eat plants and buy ingredients your great-grandparents would recognize.

    Serial restaurateur Sam Fox embraces a similar doctrine at Flower Child, a fast-casual Arcadia eatery that discriminates against gluten and purges all refined sugars.… Read More +

  • Pho Avina

    PHM0814EB07Big menu. Big flavors. But rarely a big bill at this innovative West Valley noodle house.

    I ordered and ate, oh, roughly two dozen items at Pho Avina before forming a critical opinion of the… Read More +

  • Urban Vine

    PHM0814Flash-1-6With his new CenPho bistro, culinary star Michael O’Dowd creates wine-ready country cuisine ripe for the plucking.

    Contrary to its citified name, Urban Vine is anything but urban, vibe-wise. It feels more like you’re stepping into an old friend’s country cottage for a cozy evening of sipping wine, sharing a home-cooked meal and swapping stories by the fireplace.

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  • Hot N Juicy Crawfish

    PHM0714Flash-1-6Vegas import deals a winning hand with fresh Cajun seafood and down ‘n’ dirty dining.

    Hot N Juicy is either the best place in metro Phoenix to take a first date – or the worst. Tables are covered in white plastic, utensils are nonexistent and bibs are provided to ensure Mill Avenue diners don’t dribble onto their Sun Devil T-shirts. Meals come in plastic baggies.… Read More +

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  • Veggie Patties

    You can ask Eden's Grill owner Nahren Kawry what spices up the popular Mediterranean restaurant's veggie patty ($13.95), but she… Read More +
  • Asparagus Risotto

    For vegetarians, steakhouse menus can be problematic. But not at J&G Steakhouse at The Phoenician, which offers a stunning vegetable… Read More +
  • Veggie Ribs

    You probably don’t expect to see “bone-in” ribs ($13) on the menu of a vegetarian restaurant, but veggie ribs are… Read More +
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