Local Foodie News

Sydnee WilsonJanuary 26, 2023
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All the news that’s fit to nosh.  

Flights for Good: To celebrate four years in business, JOJO Coffeehouse in Old Town Scottsdale will host “Flight 4 Charity” Day on Saturday, February 4. The locally owned breakfast and brunch spot will donate $4 from every order of its signature coffee and mimosa flights to Feed My Starving Children. The event will also include live music and raffles for prizes and giveaways. JOJO Coffeehouse also recently updated its interior and menu. Hang out and soak up the luxury beach resort vibes and pair one of its new menu items like the cinnamon roll pancakes or breakfast tacos with a coffee or mimosa flight. Customers can also participate in the event from home by entering its giveaway for a plane tour of the Valley on Instagram. The event is from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and seating is first come first serve.

Pork and Pigskin: Pork on a Fork is headed to Super Bowl LVII on Sunday, February 12. Fuel up for the big game by picking up some of its slow-smoked BBQ favorites. Hungry football fans can find the food truck parked inside the gates, just outside of State Farm Stadium in Glendale. 

PCG for PCH: In collaboration with Barrels for Good, Phoenix City Grille will be hosting a five-course dinner on Tuesday, February 21 at 6 p.m. Each course will be paired with a single pour of its exclusive NULU private single-barre whiskey. A portion of the proceeds from the dinner and bottles sold during the evening will benefit the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Heart Center. The event is reservation only with limited seats available. To make a reservation, send an email to brittnee.reed@outlook.com or call 602-510-7174.

Love Bites: Chompie’s locations around the Valley will be offering Valentine’s Day treats starting February 8. Celebrate the sweetest day of the year by getting your Valentine chocolate-covered strawberries, “Conversation Heart” sugar cookies or one of its other yummy treats. Guests can also pre-order customized sweets by calling or visiting their location of choice. 

Super Bowl Sweets: Starting now, football fans can order customizable treats ahead of the big game at Chompie’s locations across the Valley. Make game day sweet with baked goods like cookies and cupcakes. To order, visit or call one of the local Chompie’s locations.

Eligible Menus: Exciting new menus are always popping up at some of your favorite Valley restaurants.

Pita Jungle: Arizona’s local favorite for healthy dishes just launched a new menu inspired by the new year’s resolution to make a more healthful commitment to food. The new Seasonal Kitchen Crafts Menu “Med Meets Mexico” includes a variety of dishes inspired by both Mediterranean and Southwestern flavors. The menu will be available through April at participating Pita Jungle locations.

Los Sombreros: The casual contemporary restaurant and bar lounge revamped its menu to bring the Valley elevated cuisine at a reasonable price. Its new menu will include lobster tacos, Camarones en Mole Verde Bowl, Wagyu Asada steak and more. The restaurant will also be lowering the price of some menu items like its lunch chicken enchiladas and al la carte tacos. The reimagined menu doesn’t stop at food. Los Sombreros will be offering more signature cocktails and drinks that can be enjoyed during its extended happy hour every day from 2 to 6 p.m.

New Restaurants on the Block: Need to spice it up? Try these new eateries or old favorites.

Noodles & Company: The national chain serving globally inspired noodle dishes is headed to Scottsdale. The new location on Shea Blvd. will be open on Tuesday, January 25 and will offer both dine-in and delivery options.

Trophy Room: Coming to Downtown Phoenix early this year is a captivating cocktail room with floor-to-ceiling decadence, stunning cocktails and awe-inspiring interiors. There’s just one catch: no phones allowed. Enjoy an unplugged, sensory cocktail experience that you won’t need your phone to document. The Trophy Room is located inside Wren & Wolf at Renaissance Square. 

Uchi: James Beard Award-winning Chef Tyson Cole and Hai Hospitality are bringing Uchi to Old Town Scottsdale. Uchi, Japanese for “home”, will serve innovative, non-traditional Japanese cuisine in a vibrant setting. The architecture and design will be done by local firms and it’ll be open later this year.

$aving$: Watching the old budget? Who isn’t? Here are some sweet deals to help you $ave.

Cura Kitchen: The healthy meal delivery service is bringing Phoenix residents ready-to-eat food for a variety of diets including keto, paleo and more. Now through January 31, customers can use the code “LOCALPREP20” at online checkout to receive 20 percent off their meal subscription. 

Koibito Poke: The Hawaiian and Japanese-inspired restaurant is doing a promotion the entire month of January to help you eat healthily and save money. Customers can enjoy lunch at Koibito Poke between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and bring their receipt back between 5 p.m. and close to receive 50 percent off their second bowl. This promotion is only good for same-day dine-in or takeout at all four locations across the Valley.