Phoenix, AZ Food & Drinks

North Italia opens fourth Arizona location in Gilbert

Italian food fans in Metro Phoenix are most likely aware of the delicious menu offered at one of three North Italia restaurants in the state. It was originally conceived by notable Arizona restaurateur Sam Fox in 2002. If you have not had the luxury of visiting a North Italia location, there is good news! The modern Italian concept has taken the town of Gilbert by storm, opening the doors to their fourth Arizona location on September 22nd.
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Slim Chickens to return to Arizona, first location set for West Valley

In partnership with local Burger King franchise company Barnett Management Co., Slim Chickens is returning to Arizona with plans to open 32 restaurants in the state over the next decade. Slim Chickens, a quick-service concept which first opened in 2003 in Fayetteville, Arkansas, plans to open two to three locations...
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Cafe Review: Two New Phoenix Gems That Highlight Mexico's Regional Flavors

If you think Mexican food is supposed to be cheap, I have bad news for you: Pulque Fine Mexican Cuisine is serving a $35 ribeye with yellow mole. Chef Danny Medina is frying $14 piles of calamari breaded in blue corn. His servers shake a $16 Codigo Blanco margarita kissed with lavender, the glass paved with black lava salt.

The Mountainous Milkshakes At The Yard Milkshake Bar In Arizona Are Always Worth The Wait In Line

If you have a sweet tooth, you know that when it strikes (which often happens without warning), not just any dessert will do. It has to be something truly epic… like an outrageous milkshake. The Yard Milkshake Bar recently opened its first Arizona location in Phoenix, boasting the same mountainous milkshakes that catapulted the shop into the national spotlight. Some of the mile-high treats are topped with entire slices of cake! It doesn’t get much sweeter than this.

What is a cheese crisp? A closer look at the unique Arizona appetizer

PHOENIX — If you've spent any amount of time in Arizona, chances are you've made your way to one of the many Mexican food restaurants in the state. From Phoenix to Tucson, you don't have to go far for a fix of tacos, rice and beans, or even a savory green chili burro or red chili tamale. While many states across the desert southwest have a wide array of Mexican-themed offerings, there is one menu item that is a unique Arizona staple.

6 New Pumpkin-Flavored Foods from Local Restaurants

‘Tis the season! Pumpkin season, that is. Local restaurants are utilizing everyone’s favorite gourd to concoct gourmet goodies of both the sweet and savory variety. Here’s a few we’re looking forward to. Pumpkin Hummus from Picazzo’s Healthy Italian Kitchen. Though it’s not officially available until October 1, we’re already drooling...

One Of The Most Incredible Small Businesses In Arizona, The Joy Bus Diner Serves Up Smiles And So Much More

It is easy to become depressed, discouraged, and lonely when battling a serious health condition such as cancer. You may want a friendly face; someone to brighten your day, and to help relieve some of your daily burdens. That is what the Joy Bus Diner is all about. Located in Phoenix, Arizona, the Joy Bus Diner is truly making Phoenix a “tastier, happier place, one meal at a time.”

Two places now selling tea in Gilbert

Here are two places that sell tea and opened recently in Gilbert. Bobazing opened in June at 3611 E. Baseline Road, Ste. P-101, Gilbert. It sells boba tea. 480-687-0575. Tea Fresho opened June 6 at 2743 S. Higley Road, Ste. 101. It serves coffee, Vietnamese-inspired tea and bubble tea....

Free Taco Tour Giving Away 40,000 Tacos to Arizona Businesses

Mesquite Fresh Street Mex, the rapidly expanding concept specializing in inventive and modern Mexican cuisine, is on a mission to bring its real street tacos to organizations throughout the Valley for free. To further connect with the Phoenix business community, the family-owned restaurant launched the Free Taco Tour and will distribute 10,000 tacos at four of its Valley locations for a total of 40,000 tacos given away in 2021.

Firehouse Subs tops weekly poll

Maricopans love their sub sandwiches. And like any food question it all comes down to personal taste – although we’re sure service, price and location have something to do with these results. Judging by the responses to last week’s poll question, they like three of them just about equally. In...

Tempe picked for first ‘Electric Pickle,’ a pickleball entertainment venue

California-based Eureka Restaurant Group is planning to open the first location of Electric Pickle, a pickleball-themed entertainment complex, in Tempe late next year. “We want to create a fun, high-energy food and beverage experience with this giant entertainment concept,” Paul Frederick, founder of Eureka, said. Read the full subscription story...

SanTan Brewery wants to add outdoor space to host live music

(Photo via San Tan Brewery Instagram) The SanTan Brewery Company Inc. is looking to add patio space at its Chandler location to allow for live music and entertainment. The brewery is located at 495 East Warner Road near Arizona Avenue. SanTan has a 1,500-square-foot tasting room and an existing 800-square-foot...

Arizona Restaurant Week forces restaurant owners to reflect on 2020

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- A lot of restaurants are still recovering from pandemic-era problems. This week is "Arizona Restaurant Week" and dozens of restaurants around the state are offering up some great deals. One restaurant owner in Phoenix talked to Arizona's Family about their ongoing struggles. This years "Arizona Restaurant...

First Dish: Rough Rider

This Theodore Roosevelt-themed bar/restaurant fits in with its surroundings. For starters, a colorful portrait of the former president adorns one side of the Ten-O-One building where Rough Rider resides, not to mention its position in the heart of the Roosevelt Row arts district, which also houses Roosevelt-inspired beer bar The Theodore.