Cafe Lalibela Archives

Many spicy foods aren’t for the faint of heart, but luckily, it doesn’t all taste like biting into a ghost pepper. It ranges from tasting a slight tang to experiencing watery eyes after only a whiff. In Phoenix, there’s no shortage of spice. Here are five dishes for Valley heat freaks, from mellow to merciless. NO SPICE Although Korean food can really pack a punch, the Hawaiian Chicken at Gen Korean BBQ House is nothing...

Each month, we of the PHOENIX magazine editorial team ask ourselves a different question about our favorite dining and drinking experiences in the Valley. Our picks are usually hidden in the back of the magazine among our Dining Guide restaurant listings. Not any more. Our picks are going digital! Feel free to follow us on social media (at least, those of us who tweet) and be sure to tag us (@PhoenixMagazine on Twitter and @PHXMagazine on Instagram) on pics of your favorite picks.

Happy April! As we celebrate our annual Top Docs issue featuring the latest health and wellness news around the Valley, we're asking ourselves, "What is your favorite local plant-based dish?"


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