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Arizona chef Adam Allison of the Handlebar Diner and Brightside Burgers says "The Bear" reminds him of his own cooking career. The Show caught up with him to talk about what his expectations were for the program.
Aug. 5, 2022
Tamara Stanger at the Lakehouse at Deer Creek
Until recently, Tamara Stanger was an award-winning chef in the Valley, crafting innovative cuisine using native, often foraged Arizona ingredients.
Aug. 4, 2022
Filipino pancit noodles
For lots of us, when we think about Asian food, we tend to think about Chinese, Japanese or Thai cuisine. But Andi Berlin, dining critic at the Arizona Republic, says that’s starting to change.
Aug. 3, 2022
woman standing next to table talking to man in chair
The International Association of Venue Managers recently held its annual conference at the Phoenix Convention Center. Many conversations focused on how the events and meetings industry is dealing with high inflation and low staffing.
More Arizona business news
Aug. 1, 2022
black and white photo of original fire station with firefighters standing outside
Phoenix is accepting proposals to turn an old firehouse into a restaurant next to Margaret T. Hance Park near downtown.
Jul. 27, 2022
Dirty Dough cookies
Utah-based Crumbl, the gourmet cookie company known for its weekly rotation of flavors and its long pink box, is suing an upstart cookie company based in Tempe over trademark infringement claims.
More Arizona business news
Jul. 18, 2022
m.m. carrigan and the cover to volume 5 of taco bell quarterly
Most of us don’t typically associate items like chalupas or the anthem of "living más" with high-end essays and fiction. But the people behind a publication called Taco Bell Quarterly are out to change that.
Jul. 15, 2022
The groundbreaking for the expansion of Mekong Plaza in Mesa, July 13, 2022.
Mekong Plaza broke ground Wednesday on vacant land south of the existing complex at Main Street and Dobson Road.
Jul. 14, 2022
closed sign
Arizona’s restaurant industry continues to face struggles as some have temporarily closed or reduced hours over the summer.
Jul. 14, 2022
grocery store cart
The Consumer Price Index shows Inflation in the Phoenix area has jumped up to 12.3%. That is higher than the national rate of 9.1%, which is the highest increase in the Untied States in 40 years.
Jul. 14, 2022
Dollar store shelves
Despite high inflation and gas prices, some experts predict a robust holiday season for certain retailers.
Jul. 13, 2022
Traveler at airport curb
A new survey finds nearly 43% of Americans traveling in the United States have elevated concerns about their personal safety. And those concerns are more common among certain groups.
Jul. 12, 2022
Downtown Flagstaff
High summer temps send plenty of Phoenicians up to Flagstaff. And it turns out, cooler weather isn't the only thing the college town has to offer.
More Arizona food + restaurant news
Jul. 11, 2022
Food bank donation box
Inflation is hitting Arizonans hard. As rent, food and gas costs stay high, some people are heading to food banks. Last month, nearly a thousand families lined up outside a single St. Mary’s Food Bank in Phoenix.
Jul. 11, 2022
The Vine Tavern & Eatery
The Vine Tavern & Eatery, a popular destination for Arizona State University students since 1986, is closing its doors later this month. The Vine sits on the corner of Apache Boulevard and Rural Road, on the southwest corner of ASU, and is reportedly being demolished to make room for an apartment complex.
Jul. 9, 2022
McDonald's sign
More than 4% Phoenix area businesses operate as franchises, according to a new report by Lending Tree, an online lending service.
Jul. 7, 2022
Twenty-eight terrazo wall pieces shaped like airplane windows line the wall of the eighth concourse
A new concourse at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport appeals to people who care about art, sustainability and, of course, travel.
More Arizona business news
Jun. 23, 2022
p83 sign
Peoria plans to sell 2.66 acres of city-owned property to support a new dining district.
Jun. 22, 2022
The Arizona Coyotes are one step closer to a new permanent home in the Valley.
Jun. 17, 2022
Tastee Tape
Ever experienced a messy burrito or wrap that just can't keep itself together? Meet Tastee Tape, the edible tape brainstormed by four Johns Hopkins University students to keep food in one piece.
Jun. 17, 2022

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