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Enjoy summer sipping at local spots

Enjoy summer sipping at local spots

The dog days of summer may be upon us, but Valley residents can sip into something cool at North Central favorites Joyride Taco House and..

New luxury spirit program launches

New luxury spirit program launches

Established in 2019, the Century Grand houses three turn-of-the-century-inspired cocktail bars, each serving specialty craft cocktails..

Great food, Belgian brews, pinball on tap at brewery

Great food, Belgian brews, pinball on tap at brewery

When Rob and Candy Berkner opened North Mountain Brewing Co. nine years ago, their vision was simple — a microbrewery/brewpub with a..

Drive-thru burger restaurant to open fifth location

Drive-thru burger restaurant to open fifth location

Checkers & Rally’s drive-thru restaurant chain is set to open its fifth Phoenix-area restaurant location Aug. 9. Located at 1935 W...

New bakery concept coming to Bethany Plaza

New bakery concept coming to Bethany Plaza

Residents who have seen the “Coming Soon” sign at the northeast corner of Bethany Home Road and 16th Street won’t have to wait much..

Family-owned market and eatery keep it fresh

Family-owned market and eatery keep it fresh

On the southeast corner of 7th Avenue and Missouri are a pair of family-owned businesses that offer a diverse array of freshly prepared..

Four ways to celebrate Ice Cream Day

Four ways to celebrate Ice Cream Day

Sure, it’s hot outside, but these Valley shops are hitting the cool, sweet spot this summer with seasonal specials and regular fan..

Going strong after 45 years of burgers

Going strong after 45 years of burgers

One hundred-twenty pounds of mesquite wood charcoal a day, a handful of dedicated employees and a passion for the restaurant business —..

A long and winding road for Geordie’s chef

A long and winding road for Geordie’s chef

As a journalism student in Michigan, CJ Kahley, today chef de cuisine at Geordie’s in the Wrigley Mansion, wanted to be a travel writer,..

Celebrate your independents

Celebrate your independents

Throughout the year, but especially during its Independents Week celebration, Valley nonprofit Local First Arizona encourages Arizonans to..

Sandfish Sushi set to open in the Melrose District

Sandfish Sushi set to open in the Melrose District

Sandfish Sushi and Whiskey is bringing its hand-crafted sushi and whiskey pairings to Phoenix’s Melrose District. Originally established..

The Genuine opens in North Central

The Genuine opens in North Central

Phoenix-based hospitality group Genuine Concepts opened its first-ever flagship restaurant in late April. With a culinary focus on Chef..

Nook completes patio addition

Nook completes patio addition

Nook Kitchen’s patio plans that were announced at the beginning of this year are now complete. Misters are also at the ready now that..

‘Top of Central’ set for next incarnation

‘Top of Central’ set for next incarnation

From a canal-side dance pavilion, The Arbor, to a theater and any number of clubs and restaurants, since 1918 there have been nearly 30..

Treat Dad to cocktails,  coffee, craft beer and more

Treat Dad to cocktails, coffee, craft beer and more

Now through June 16, Valley families can treat Dad to a food-centric pampering gift package from retailers at Uptown Plaza. The “Ultimate..

Aunt Chilada’s oozes Arizona lore

Aunt Chilada’s oozes Arizona lore

Aunt Chilada’s, with roots going back upwards of 120 years, oozes local lore and atmosphere, serving up stories of eccentric Phoenix..

Lunchtime dining for a cause

Lunchtime dining for a cause

Throughout the month of June, Barro’s Pizza will donate a portion of the sales from all lunch specials at all locations to the Arizona..

New location coming for Little Miss enthusiasts

New location coming for Little Miss enthusiasts

Little Miss BBQ announced plans to open a new Midtown location this fall. The popular central Texas style barbecue restaurant currently has..

Huss opens brewpub at Convention Center

Huss opens brewpub at Convention Center

Huss Brewing Co. opened an all-new craft beer taproom, full-service restaurant, and dedicated to-go counter at the Phoenix Convention..

Get ready for 10 days of delicious, diverse dining

Get ready for 10 days of delicious, diverse dining

The annual Spring Arizona Restaurant Week (ARW) makes its return this month and brings with it a showcase of some of the state’s best..

Hard seltzer comes to North Central taproom

Hard seltzer comes to North Central taproom

A Colorado-based brewing company is bringing its hard seltzer brand to North Central Phoenix with the opening of a taproom in the former..

Treat Mom to brunch this Mother’s Day

Treat Mom to brunch this Mother’s Day

Many of your favorite local eateries will offer specials for Mother’s Day. From chilaquiles to prime rib, there’s something for every..

A family tradition of Southern home cooking

A family tradition of Southern home cooking

Some kids are born with a silver spoon in their mouth. For Larry White Jr., substitute a fried chicken drumstick. His grandmother,..

Cartel opens Coronado location

Cartel opens Coronado location

In March, the Arizona family-owned Cartel Roasting Co. opened a new location in heart of Phoenix’s historic Coronado neighborhood. Housed..

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