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  • She Said: Scottsdale second story bar brings dining experience to new heights

    Who would have thought to find a hidden gem located in plain sight? Right on Scottsdale Road in the heart Old Town Scottsdale, the Second Story Liquor Bar is waiting to deliver another winning meal.
  • He Said: Come for Crackers & Co.’s Bloody Marys, stay for the food

    Crackers & Co. Café started out in 1984 in an industrial-looking area in Mesa and has since expanded into Tempe and a second Mesa location.
  • ‘Nein’ great Phoenix-area spots to celebrate Oktoberfest

    Here are "nein" -- get it?-- places around the Valley you can join in on the Bavarian celebration of Oktoberfest.
  • She Said: Fired Pie is a good bet for National Cheese Pizza Day

    In honor of National Cheese Pizza Day (Sept. 5), I decided to visit one of Fired Pie’s 10 Valley locations. With all the mouthwatering topping choices, I had to get a little more adventurous than just plain cheese in this visit to Fired Pie. Custom pizza in minutes? Heck yea!  I am a big fan […]
  • Cibo is a tasty, charming gem in downtown Phoenix

    Walking up to Cibo on a Saturday night, I wasn’t surprised by all the people waiting for tables. It was a gorgeous Arizona night, the smell of pizza lingered in the air and the glow of twinkle lights on the patio lured us in. The adorable refurbished 1913 bungalow gives off a comfortable and cozy […]
  • He Said: Six pooch-friendly Phoenix places for dog days of summer

    When the dog days of summer hit in Phoenix, it can be tough to think of places to grab a bite, especially if you're a fan of bringing your furry friend with you.
  • She Said: Food specials abound over Fourth of July in Phoenix

    Fourth of July is a fun time for all, but it can be tricky to figure out where to eat.
  • He Said: Save on sushi this summer at Tempe’s Sakebomber

    Something about sushi makes me a happy camper.
  • She Said: Wake up with Paquime and a breakfast burrito

    I was headed to the Sunnyslope area for some goodies at Karl's Bakery when a friend of mine commented that Paquime, a newer Mexican street food restaurant, was in the same center as Karl's.
  • He Said: AZ88 is the spot for a martini and a burger

    This Valley staple has long been the place to go when you were craving a martini.
  • He Said: Salut is the anti-college bar spot you’ve wanted in Tempe

    Salut has a very good menu with lots of options for just about everyone.
  • She Said: Get your burger on at these top Phoenix-area spots

    Did you know that we celebrate both Memorial Day and National Burger Month during May?
  • He Said: Food, key lime pie big draws at Yacht Club in Arcadia

    Seafood in the desert is something that a few people just won't do, rationalizing that, since we are not near a coast, everything is frozen or just plain bad.
  • She Said: Places in metro Phoenix to take mom for her special day

    Mother's Day is Sunday, the perfect time to treat mom to a nice meal from one of these Valley spots.
  • She Said: Places to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in the Valley

    Our slide show guide to the best places to celebrate Cinco de Mayo weekend in the Valley.