• Purplesaurus RexKool-Aid isn’t just for kids. Creator Edwin Perkins originally marketed his powdered drink mix for all ages, later promoting family-friendly offshoots including dessert mixes and ice cream. His alternative products never took off, but that didn’t stop consumers from finding creative household uses for Kool-Aid as a hair dye, drain cleaner and lip stain.
  • Modern Egg RollsValley restaurants offer new takes on an American original. The ubiquitous egg roll served in Chinese-American restaurants is as authentically Chinese as the fortune cookie – which is to say not at all, since both were invented in America.
  • Patriot ActsAssert your independence with liberating libations and star-spangled starters at these three all-American eateries.
    Red, White & Brew
    Paul Martin’s American Grill
    Charr, An American Burger Bar
  • Peanut Butter AmericanoPreservative-free peanut butter will spread a smile across your face
    A trip to Uruguay during college to construct housing for the poor stuck with Jeff Malkoon, a third-generation Phoenician and ASU alum.
  • Counter IntuitiveToday: New Orleans. Tomorrow: Who knows? The theme is the thing at this buzzy Scottsdale speakeasy. Put on by some of the most notable names in the Valley’s bar and restaurant scene, Counter Intuitive is a New Orleans juke joint by way of Old Town Scottsdale, an inventive tribute to the tastes and tipples of The Big Easy.

Three Bites

Three Bites

Modern Egg Rolls

Valley restaurants offer new takes on an American original.

Veg Out

Veg Out

Golden Vegetable Curry

FEZ restaurant’s curry is worth its weight in gold.

Drink This

Drink

Purplesaurus Rex

Lo-Lo’s Chicken & Waffles’ Kool-Aid based cocktail is dino-mite. ...

Happy Hour

Happy Hour

Patriot Acts

Assert your independence with liberating libations and star-spangled starters at these three all-American eateries. ...

Local Products

Local Products

Peanut Butter Americano

Preservative-free peanut butter will spread a smile across your face. ...

Food Reviews

Food Reviews

Cafe Tranquilo

Gallo Blanco successor nails mod-Mex with summery salads and eye-opening starters. ...