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oysters rockefeller at neighborly public house
The triple-digit heat is upon us, so it’s time to start eating for summer. And food critic Nikki Buchanan has a novel suggestion outside the usual popsicles and fruit cocktails: seafood.
May. 27, 2022
Phoenix leaders will allow a developer to skip paying some taxes in exchange for redeveloping the former Metrocenter Mall. Rather than pay an estimated $67.8 million in sales taxes on construction, leases and retail, the developer will build up to nine public parking garages on the 80-acre site.
May. 25, 2022
Friday marked the start of Arizona Restaurant Week, a 10-day event where eateries across the state encourage patrons to try new places and menu items. Arizona Restaurant Association President Steve Chucri says the long-running event has helped grow local businesses.
May. 21, 2022
eelgrass seed
An Indigenous nation on the Sonoran coast of the Gulf of California is working to revive an ancient tradition of using seagrass as a food source. The plant is also drawing international interest, both for its nutritional value and its importance to combating climate change.
May. 17, 2022
grocery store cart
Food banks in the Phoenix area are seeing a sharp increase in demand this spring. Gilbert Arvizu is community development and engagement director with Valley of the Sun United Way. The Show spoke with him to learn about what he's seeing in terms of demand.
May. 13, 2022
Close up image of rows of kale in full bloom.
In an agricultural oasis, why do so many residents live in so-called food deserts, with little access to affordable, healthy, locally sourced food?
May. 11, 2022
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A Subway sandwich shop in Buckeye will pay $30,000 after hiring and firing an employee with a disability.
May. 10, 2022
Peaches in a tree
Peaches are often seen as a summer delicacy, and some Phoenix-area residents are getting ready to pick them off trees in their yards. But for Reagan Wytsalucy, this fruit has a much deeper meaning.
May. 10, 2022
the flag of Mexico
Thursday is May 5 — also known as Cinco de Mayo. Lots of people in the United States will use the occasion to drink Mexican beers or margaritas — often to excess. But Minerva Orduño Rincón doesn’t see May 5 as a reason for a big celebration.
May. 5, 2022
Christopher Gross Wrigley Mansion
In the fine-dining world, there has always been a divide between the front and back of the house. But Christopher's at Wrigley Mansion does things a little bit differently.
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May. 2, 2022
dillard's sign on building
Plans for the former Metrocenter Mall in Phoenix have grown since KJZZ first reported the deal last December. Here's the latest vision for the landmark property off Interstate 17 between Dunlap and Peoria avenues.
Phoenix parking deal with Metrocenter developer could cost $68M
Apr. 26, 2022
the front of rosita's place restaurant
Phoenix is famous for a lot of things — most of them not so great. Think heat, urban sprawl, harsh politics and a harsher desert. But there’s one thing we’re known for that’s good — really good: Mexican food.
Apr. 26, 2022
Marijuana plants
Legalizing recreational marijuana has helped cannabis move further into mainstream culture. Now, it's moving on as an ingredient to three- and five-star course meals.
Apr. 20, 2022
As inflation increases, family’s dollars don’t stretch as far for many needs, especially meals. This is putting a strain on food banks across Arizona.
Apr. 19, 2022
money
The National Retail Federation forecasts sales will grow between 6% and 8% this year to $4.86 trillion in 2022. Consumer demand, supply chain disruptions, and the Russian invasion of Ukraine are some of the biggest factors driving up prices.
Apr. 19, 2022
April Bojorquez and Matt Garcia
As talks of climate change continue, more and more land around the world is turning into desert. But artists from Desert ArtLAB have started a project combatting — and even re-envisioning — this: The Desertification Cookbook.
Apr. 19, 2022
Five $20 dollar bills on table
Consumers in Maricopa and Pinal counties are paying an average of 10.9% more than a year ago, according to the Consumer Price Index.
Apr. 12, 2022
Sonoran dog
Here in the Southwest, there are multiple traditions when it comes to the hot dog. One of the most important is the Sonoran hot dog, which traces its beginnings to Hermosillo.
Apr. 6, 2022
sotol so good cocktail
Plenty of Arizonans love a good cocktail, and food critic Nikki Buchanan says there’s more than ever to choose from — even some without alcohol.
Mar. 31, 2022
Giovanni Scorzo Andreoli Italian Grocer
The James Beard Foundation has announced the finalists in this year’s competition, including just one Arizona nominee for Best Chef Southwest: Giovanni Scorzo of Andreoli Italian Grocer in Scottsdale.
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Mar. 29, 2022

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