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metrocenter mall
Phoenix residents with fond memories of the former Metrocenter Mall will get a chance to say goodbye during a public party. Fans of the 1989 movie “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure,” which was partially filmed at Metrocenter, can enjoy it again.
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Apr. 14, 2023
Tamales on a plate
The Legislature has approved a bill that would expand state laws that allow the sale of “cottage foods” to the general public.
Apr. 14, 2023
Voodoo Doughnuts in a box
A Portland-based company known for its creative take on the humble doughnut is finally setting up shop in Arizona. Voodoo Doughnut said Thursday the first location in the state will be in Tempe.
Apr. 6, 2023
The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States reports tequila and mezcal sales jumped more than 17% last year, bringing the industry’s total revenue to $6 billion. There are concerns about potential shortages of agaves, which are needed to make tequila.
Apr. 5, 2023
Jackie Alpers
iI you ask Jackie Alpers, matzo doesn’t taste like much. The cookbook author and photographer moved from Ohio to Tucson decades ago and discovered the joys of Sonoran cuisine in the kitchen of El Charro restaurant, where she worked for several years.
Apr. 5, 2023
Some small businesses in Phoenix could receive extra attention thanks to a new initiative from the mayor’s office.
Mar. 30, 2023
The former Paradise Valley Mall in northeast Phoenix will be the future site of resort-style living.
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Mar. 30, 2023
grocery store cart
Gov. Katie Hobbs vetoed two more bills on Tuesday, including a measure that would’ve blocked cities and towns from taxing groceries. In a veto letter, the Democratic governor wrote that eliminating the grocery tax wouldn’t actually provide relief in municipalities that rely on that local revenue to fund services, like public safety.
Mar. 28, 2023
grocery store aisle
Gov. Katie Hobbs is going to veto legislation to block cities and towns from taxing groceries.
Mar. 24, 2023
a shelf of eggs
State lawmakers are moving to allow AA rated eggs to stay on shelves in stores for 30 days, almost a week longer than what is currently allowed.
Mar. 23, 2023
groceries in a cart
The state Legislature passed a bill that would overrule the ability of cities and towns to levy taxes on groceries. Food taxes raise about $161 million for cities every year.
Mar. 23, 2023
Jenna Leurquin is the owner of JL Patisserie
The kitchen is buzzing with activity at JL Patisserie in Scottsdale. Baguettes and croissants are in the oven and quiches are being prepared. At the center of it all is Jenna Leurquin, the owner of the bakery and a café in central Phoenix. JL Patisserie is a semi-finalist for a James Beard Award in the outstanding bakery category.
Mar. 22, 2023
ice cream
Have you ever tried mesquite sap ice cream? At one Hermosillo ice cream shop, now you can. On a mission to make regional flavors a greater part of people’s everyday diets, two friends are serving up a new take on traditional ingredients.
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Mar. 8, 2023
Cindy McCain
The widow of longtime Arizona Sen. John McCain was appointed to head one of the leading food aid organizations.
Mar. 2, 2023
books on display
Tucson will host one of the biggest literary festivals in the country this weekend — and books are only part of the story.
Mar. 2, 2023
hotel hallway
The hotel industry says Congress can help its workforce shortage by attracting more immigrants.
Feb. 28, 2023
Charleen Badman
James Beard Award-winning chef Charleen Badman is crazy about Arizona citrus — even the kinds you think you can’t eat. The Show went down to her kitchen recently to get a taste of what she’s working with this citrus season.
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Feb. 28, 2023
Goodyear has big plans for a chunk of land that’s sat vacant since the Great Recession. Residents call it the "old mall site," referencing a project that never happened due to the recession and changing market.
More Arizona business news
Feb. 28, 2023
The Arizona Senate passed a bill that would ban cities from imposing taxes on food.
Feb. 28, 2023
Hermosillo Carne Asada Record
With nearly 2,200 participants tending to thousands of pounds of beef, the mass cookout in downtown Hermosillo was far more than sufficient to earn the Guinness World Record for the most people simultaneously grilling or barbecuing.
Feb. 27, 2023


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