Buzz-worthy eateries are as plentiful in Greater Phoenix as cactuses, and they come in just as many varieties. Some are the creations of celebrity chefs who grace the pages of magazines and the sets of cooking shows. Others are local gems that serve Southwestern and Mexican dishes crafted from homegrown ingredients such as peppers, pomegranates and citrus fruits.
In between you’ll find flavors from faraway lands and cozy wine bars that pair fantastic food with great grape. And if you’re hankering for some meaty American fare, be sure to swagger into one of Phoenix’s famous steakhouses.
In these selections from our PHX Stories series, local writers take us on a light rail pub crawl, indulge in Southern cravings, take a slice out of Phoenix's pizza scene, and more.
In her quest to create the perfect tamale, Martha Castillo built a family business with a cultish following.
A local writer and bona fide pizza fanatic gives us the rundown on Phoenix’s formidable pizza scene.
Bitter & Twisted barman Ross Simon takes writer on a tour of his favorite Central Phoenix cocktail spots.
Who needs a car when a ‘conveyor belt’ can transport you between Central Phoenix dining and drinks?
Phoenix’s summer sunshine compels local barflies to step out of the light and grab a drink in cool darkness.
It's a neighborhood mainstay for when you absolutely, positively have to have a chicken biscuit and a boulevardier after midnight.
A transplanted Southerner satisfies her hankering for the tastes of home at these local joints.
Ex-Phoenix cop shows off his softer, sweeter side by cranking out some of the city’s best frozen treats.
The Phoenix food experts at Bite Magazine explore the local dining scene in their blog series. Check out the highlights below and see the full series at our Hot Sheet blog.
Homeboy’s Hot Sauce is heating up the Phoenix food scene with support from top Phoenix chefs and farmers.
Bite slices into five of their favorite local steakhouses.
In this spotlight of six standout spots, Bite proves there's a great taco nearby, no matter where you are in town.
Bite highlights five of their favorite spots for vegetarian dishes.
Bite shows where to find these bacon-wrapped, bean-topped Southwest specialties.
Pho is just the start of the tasty offerings at these local Vietnamese restaurants.
Filmmaker Andrew Gooi's videos take you into the sacred spaces of Arizona’s most innovative chefs and tastemakers.
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