Wednesday, October 01, 2014
  • Haute Dogs

    Sniffing out the Valley’s most rarified wieners. Boondocks Patio & Grill 4341 N. 75th St., Scottsdale,… Read More +
  • Begin Again

    New chefs = new menus at these storied Valley restaurants. When the top toque leaves… Read More +
  • Cool Sippings

    Chilly summer soups beat the heat. St. Francis 111 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix 602-200-8111 Some call it… Read More +
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  • Second Story Liquor Bar

    PHM1014EB11Costumed servers and clever concepts only tell half the story at this food-forward Scottsdale pseudo-speakeasy.

    Sometimes first impressions can be deceiving. On my initial visit to the Second Story Liquor Bar, I pegged the restaurant as a tad gimmicky – the servers are dressed in Mad Men-era lace and pearls, the menu reads like a four-act play divided into intro, prologue, plot and finale,… Read More +

  • Little Miss BBQ

    PHM1014Flash-7-MissBBQLilliputian ‘cue joint wins big with moist,
    slow-smoked meats and savory sides.

    Little Miss BBQ is one smoking hot mama. Drive past the tiny one-room restaurant during business hours and you’ll likely spy a long line of hungry patrons-to-be outside, their fingers figuratively crossed in hopes of deterring the now-familiar “sold out” sign.

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  • Southern Rail

    PHM1014Flash-6-SouthernRailChef Justin Beckett conducts a delectable whistle-stop tour of Southern culinary traditions at his new high-toned Camelback eatery.

    Slow cooking, a traditional pillar of Southern cuisine, demands a large helping of patience. So does launching a restaurant inside a hotly-anticipated urban infill project.

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  • Cha Da Thai

    cha da thaiRare tastes of Bangkok street classics elevate this Thai mom-and-pop to “pseudo-destination” status.

    Dollars to duck panang there’s a decent Thai restaurant in your neighborhood, so getting in your car to drive to another one doesn’t make sense, unless the other one is the barely year-old Cha Da Thai. While not ostensibly destination dining – it’s a pretty modest-looking operation – Cha Da is worth seeking out thanks to an adventurous… Read More +

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  • Reverse Drive

    Whether you’re gearing up for a night on the town or winding down after a difficult workday, these three late-night… Read More +

  • Hit the Sauce

    From thin crust and Sicilian pizzas to craft drafts and vodka on tap, these three Italian happy hours dish up… Read More +

  • ‘Cue and Brews

    Barbecue and beer go together like Phoenix and sunshine. March your little piggies down to these three smokin' happy hours… Read More +

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  • Stir-Fried Eggplant

    Vegetarians will always find a bounty of toothsome meat-free dishes on Indian restaurant menus, from creamy, spinach-y palak paneer to… Read More +
  • Rainbow Veggie Plate

    Healthy eating has become a higher priority for Aaron Chamberlin, owner of Phoenix Public Market Café and sister restaurant St.… Read More +
  • 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 +
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