Food & Dining

Perfect Pear Bistro to open third metro Phoenix restaurant

Phoenix News Times Food & Drink 7/12 7:55A Tirion Boan
Perfect Pear Bistro, the local, family-owned sandwich and salad shop, is set to open its third Valley location on Monday. The new restaurant will be located at the former Juan Jaime’s and Little...

Phoenix coffee shops to try along McDowell's Miracle Mile

Phoenix News Times Food & Drink 7/12 7:15A Lauren Topor
The stretch of McDowell Road, from Seventh Street to State Route 51, often referred to as the Miracle Mile, is experiencing a coffee shop renaissance. With tenured favorites like Ollie Vaughn’s and a...

What to order at Sidewinder, the tiny diner in downtown Phoenix

Phoenix News Times Food & Drink 7/11 7:53A Tirion Boan
When a new spot opens in town, we're eager to check it out, let you know our initial impressions, share a few photos and dish about some menu items. First Taste, as the name implies, is not a...

Best ice cream in Phoenix: 10 shops to try

Phoenix News Times Food & Drink 7/11 7:11A New Times Staff
The mild winters and hot summers in the Valley make ice cream a perfect dessert year-round. Lucky for us, Phoenix has no shortage of unique places churning out both classic and unusual frozen treats…

Arizona farmers use solar panels to shade crops, generate energy

Phoenix News Times Food & Drink 7/9 6:58A Amaia J. Gavica | Cronkite News
For 31 straight days last summer, temperatures in Phoenix hit or topped 110 degrees, the longest such streak ever. That searing Arizona heat dehydrates crops and evaporates water the state needs to...

La Tiendita restaurant serves Colombian food in Mesa

Phoenix News Times Food & Drink 7/9 5:30A Mike Madriaga
La Tiendita in Mesa gets busy during this time of year, as Colombian Independence Day approaches on July 20. The circa-2010 business's name translates to "small store" in Spanish and it's both a...

Phoenix bar owners launch the Killer Bartending Championship

Phoenix News Times Food & Drink 7/9 5:00A Sara Crocker
Taking inspiration from a different kind of competition, the owners of Killer Whale Sex Club have launched a new bartending challenge. For the Killer Bartending Championship, Sam Olguin and Brenon...

Cactus Cloud Cafe opens downtown Phoenix coffee shop

Phoenix News Times Food & Drink 7/8 6:30A Cassie Brucci
After a decade of working as a barista, Quinlan Hamann was ready to start his own venture. When he first visited the now-closed Hidden Track Cafe, he knew he had found something special…

Worst Phoenix restaurant health inspections in June

Phoenix News Times Food & Drink 7/8 5:00A Tirion Boan
As Maricopa County restaurant inspectors fanned out across the Phoenix area in June, they found some unappetizing discoveries. Inspectors visit restaurants multiple times per year to ensure their...
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