Phoenix dining Archives

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All the news that’s fit to nosh.  La Chimichanga Más Grande del Mundo: Valley institution Macayo’s Mexican Food is gunning for world domination. This Saturday, September 25, at 10 a.m., Macayo’s team members at the Ahwatukee location will attempt to set a Guinness World Record for the longest chimichanga on the planet. “We’re extremely proud to be the original developer of the world’s first chimichanga* – and to have it become our signature dish. In fact, since it was first created,...

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Openings The Caspian Cup Gourmet shaved ice, popsicles, ice cream, handmade drinks and virgin Jell-O shots headline this San Tan Village sweet shop. 2268 E. Williams Field Rd., Gilbert, 623-401-2720, thecaspiancup.com Flaming Pig This Phoenix Filipino restaurant features barbecue on sticks and platters along with rice and noodle-based dishes, soup, appetizers and house specials. 1534 W. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, 623-999-7446, flaming-pig.com Fryd Bird Your one-stop shop for fried chicken is now open in Fiesta Commons...

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photo courtesy Kähvi Coffee + Cafe   Open 36 Below A new speakeasy has taken over the former UnderTow space located beneath Sip Coffee & Beer Garage. 3620 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 480-336-8812, 36belowaz.com BlackSheep Wine Bar & Merchant “Uncork and unwind” at Chandler’s newest wine bar and eatery. The restaurant serves everything from brunch to late night snacks. Watch for daily specials. 98 S. San Marcos Place, Chandler, 480-912-1212, blacksheep.wine The Bread &...

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Campo Italian Bistro & Bar | Photo courtesy Studio Alcott Openings 810 Billiards & Bowling 810 Billiards & Bowling offers a full complement of entertainment as well as American pub grub and specialty cocktails, beer and wine. 3455 W. Frye Rd, Chandler, 480-576-2449, 810bowling.com Barro’s Pizza This popular Valley pizza restaurant has opened a new location at S. Idaho Road and Old West Highway in Apache Junction. 480-982-8900, barrospizza.com Buono’s Pizza Look for New York-style...

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Lincoln Steakhouse & Bar Cauliflower | Photo courtesy JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa   Opening 5 Star Dive Bar & Grill At this “dive” bar, you’ll find 32 beers on tap, plenty of cocktail choices and a robust selection of bar snacks and burgers. 1807 E. Baseline Rd., Tempe, 480-597-3067, fivestardivebar.com Bacanora Ghost Ranch veteran Chef Rene Andrade opened a Mexican restaurant with partners Armando Hernandez and Nadia Holguin of Tacos Chiwas....

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Talking Stick Resort’s new Mediterranean restaurant, Tash, opened on February 6 to great fanfare. The menu fuses food from different cultures, a drink list including everything from margaritas to other popular mixed drinks and incredible views of Camelback Mountain. I got the scoop at a recent media lunch. Location 9800 Talking Stick Way., Scottsdale Opened: February 2021 The Scene Patrons are immediately greeted with commanding views when walking up the stairs that lead to the...

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Finding vegan desserts can be challenging when seemingly everything sweet contains milk, butter or eggs. Luckily, the Valley has a wide range of vegan bakeries and restaurants. Check out these 10 affordable desserts for when you’re craving a sugary, plant-based pick-me-up. Chocolate Hazelnut Pie ($7) At the Giving Tree Cafe, chocolate lovers can indulge their sweet tooth with a rich and creamy pie stuffed with crunchy hazelnuts in every bite. 2024 N. 7th St., Phoenix...

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Whether you’re looking for a fun setting to celebrate Galentine’s Day or seeking a romantic spot for you and your sweetie, there are a slew of Valley venues offering swoon-worthy dining deals this V-Day. Here are 18 specials around Phoenix – ranging from steals to splurges – that you’ll fall in love with on February 14. Z’Tejas (free) That’s right, these swanky southwestern-style eateries are offering a free dessert this V-Day. When you purchase two entrees, you’ll get...

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Keep your eyes peeled and your palate poised for these eateries slated to open this year. Bourbon & Bones This contemporary steakhouse will debut a second location in Gilbert’s San Tan Village with a larger bar area, more private dining space and an outdoor patio lounge.  (January 2021) Broth & Bao The long-awaited Broth & Bao from Born & Raised Hospitality (Clever Koi, Fellow Osteria & Pizzeria and Across the Pond) will offer build-your-own ramen...

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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...

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Opening Barrio Queen Barrio Queen expands to the West Valley, opening its sixth location in the shuttered Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery. 7640 W. Bell Road, Glendale, 602-287-8226, barrioqueen.com Cold Beers & Pizza, Scottsdale The folks at Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers are venturing into new territory with pizza in Old Town Scottsdale. 4222 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, 480-758-4994, coldbeers.com/pizza Copper 48 Copper 48 takes over Nico Heirloom Kitchen in Gilbert featuring seasonal menus. 366 N....

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Looking for a new place to wine and dine? Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant just opened in North Scottsdale and it’s the perfect place for date nights, family dinners and catching up with friends. Upon entry, you immediately find yourself in a tasting room with more than 40 varietals. And if vino isn’t your vibe, there are amazing cocktails and beer and even non-alcoholic options for the teetotalers in your tribe. Location: The Promenade in Scottsdale...

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It wouldn’t be overstatement to say that 2020 drove us to drink. Off premise and online liquor sales boomed this past year as we stayed away from bars and restaurants — which have had a dismal year by contrast — and drowned our coronavirus sorrows in home-made cocktails. As the owner of perennially popular Park Plaza Liquors & Deli in Prescott, Trevor Phillips could see that opening a boutique liquor store in South Scottsdale might...

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