Thursday, September 18, 2014
  • 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 +
  • Gobble, Gobble

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

  • Urban Taco

    urban tacoPhoenix’s newest taqueria takes the high road with superb salsas and terrific tacos.

    With taco shops sprouting up across the Valley at a breakneck pace, can we squeeze in one more? Enter Urban Taco, a recently opened Mexi-pub in North Central Phoenix that distinguishes itself by serving a slew of house-made salsas to enhance its crowd-pleasing designer tacos and burritos.

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  • Sumo Maya

    sumo mayaScottsdale’s new Mex-Asian concept doubles the fun with infectious energy and innovative fusion fare.

    Chef Herb Wilson and Sumo Maya seem like a predestined marriage. The New York native and contestant on the Food Network show Beat Bobby Flay was a shortlist unto himself to helm the new Latin-Asian smash-up from local restaurateur German Osio, given his last place of employment: Sushi Samba in Las Vegas, where… Read More +

  • 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 +

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  • 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 +
  • 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 +
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