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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.
More news from the Fronteras Desk
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
If a resolution is not reached in talks between the countries, a formal dispute settlement process under the USMCA trade deal could be next.
Feb. 24, 2023
One of the oldest neighborhoods in the Sonoran capital Hermosillo has received national recognition for its history, culture and food.
Feb. 23, 2023
Super Bowl XLIII signs
Phoenix is marking a trash milestone after the city reached its goal of having a "zero waste" Super Bowl.
Feb. 23, 2023
The Dirty Drummer Restaurant & Spirits sign
But in 2018, the last location of the Dirty Drummer was set to close until Dana Armstrong, whose father co-founded chain, stepped in to save the dive bar and restore it to its former glory.
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Feb. 22, 2023
For nearly four decades, The Festival of Japan, better known as the Arizona Matsuri, has celebrated the “Land of the Rising Sun” in many ways. The festival returns in-person this weekend to Steele Indian School Park in Phoenix.
Feb. 18, 2023
Ken Albala
Ken Albala wrote an entire book about gelatin called "The Great Gelatin Revival: Savory Aspics, Jiggly Shots and Outrageous Desserts." Albala is a food historian who traces the illustrious history of gelatin — and makes the case that we are about to experience a cultural revival of the stuff.
Feb. 16, 2023
Blackberries, strawberries and other cartons of produce sit in a row
The Phoenix City Council is scheduled to vote Wednesday on a plan to attract specific proposals to 24th Street and Broadway Road.
Feb. 14, 2023
Chef Stephen Jones Delta the Larder
Chef Stephen Jones is in something of an odd place in the Phoenix food scene: doing Southern food with Sonoran ingredients. He says it’s an homage to the true roots of American cuisine — and it’s been a successful combination. But explaining elevated Southern food to a transient Phoenix crowd has been a challenge, he said.
Feb. 13, 2023


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