Editorial Staff, Author at PHOENIX magazine

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One of the trendiest pizza styles is still among the most rare. If your engine’s revving for some Motor City-style pizza – famous for its square, drip-pan shape – you’re limited to these three purveyors. The Rec Pizza & Wings Rectangular pizza has a spotty track record among mainstream pizza fans, evoking hazy memories of frozen-aisle Stouffer’s pizzas and similarly uninspiring Little Caesars flashbacks. But make no mistake: Square pie can be divine, particularly in...

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Often touted as the national dish of Texas, various iterations of brisket also abound at barbecue joints throughout the Grand Canyon State. Whether you want the smoky protein in a sandwich, taco or piled high on a plate with a side of slaw, these Valley BBQ institutions boast some of the best beef around. Texas BBQ House Served “fatty” or “lean,” the popular chest cut presents a dilemma: aficionados prefer the more flavorful fatty, but...

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