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Best Coffee Shops in Phoenix AZ
Here are the finalists in the 2012 About.com Phoenix Readers Choice Awards for Best Coffee Shop. One is a chain, and the other four are independently, locally owned and operated. Locations in Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale, Gilbert, Glendale, Tempe and Sky Harbor Airport.
Phoenix and Scottsdale Restaurants With Scenic Views
These restaurants in the Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona area offer a fantastic scenic view along with your meal. If you are looking for a romantic restaurant in Arizona, choose from these restaurants with a view.
Phoenix and Scottsdale Steakhouses
Sometimes you just need some meat. If you find yourself craving a filet mignon, a thick and juicy porterhouse or a prime rib, these Phoenix area steakhouses can satisfy that urge. Of course, you can find a steak at just about any fine restaurant in town, but these are known primarily as steakhouses. For each steakhouse listed I have indicated...
Here are six places where you can satisfy your sweet tooth in the Phoenix area.
Father's Day Brunch Tips
Here are some things you should know before you go out to eat on Father's Day in Phoenix and Scottsdale.
All-You-Can-Eat Restaurants - Phoenix Buffet Restaurants
If you are really hungry or like a lot of variety when you go out to eat, these all-you-can-eat buffet restaurants in Phoenix will let you have lots of food for a very reasonable price.
Arizona Liquor Laws - Legal Drinking Age in Arizona
Here are ten things you should know about Arizona Liquor Laws, including the legal drinking age, hours bars are open, and who can be served alcohol.
Arizona's Wine Country
Vineyards were first planted in Arizona in the 17th century by Franciscan missionaries. Today there are several active wineries in the state, with over 650 acres of grapes being grown for the purpose of wine production.
Best Margarita in Phoenix
Where is the best place to get a great margarita in the Greater Phoenix area? Check out the results of this poll, and vote for your own favorite.
Best Restaurants for Kids
Whether you have children of your own, or you have some young people visiting, you'll want to check out my top restaurant picks for dining out with the kids.
Best Restaurants in Phoenix and Scottsdale
Each year AAA rates the best restaurants in the Phoenix area. Here are their picks for this year the best restaurants in Phoenix and Scottsdale.
Best Thing I Ever Ate: Phoenix Restaurants on the Food Network
See which restaurants in the Greater Phoenix area have been featured on the Food Network TV show The Best Thing I Ever Ate.
Best Wine Lists
See which 50+ restaurants in the Phoenix area received awards from Wine Spectator Magazine in 2013 for their extensive and high quality wine lists.
Books About Salsas and Chile Peppers
Find books about salsas, chiles peppers, growing your own peppers, and recipes for salsas and other meals using chile peppers.
Casavino Winery is a business in Fountain Hills that assists you in making and bottling your own wine.
Chinese Restaurant Recommendations
Find a good Chinese restaurant in the Phoenix area. There are more than 250 Chinese restaurants in Phoenix.
Christmas Brunches and Dinners
Find restaurants in Phoenix and Scottsdale that are open on Christmas day serving either Christmas Brunch, Christmas Dinner or both.
Coffee Houses With Live Music
Find places in the Phoenix area where you can get a great cup of coffee and listen to live music at the same time.
Coupons and Discounts
Here are some of the best resources for getting online coupons or discounts for Arizona businesses and services: groceries, restaurants, attractions, golf and more.
Diners Drive-Ins and Dives in Phoenix - Reader Favorites
Readers comment on their favorite neighborhood restaurant in the Greater Phoenix area. These our our reader choices for Best Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.
Downtown Phoenix Urban Eateries
In an area of downtown Phoenix, away from sports complexes and most office buildings, there's an area developing a nice urban lifestyle feeling for young professionals, artists and locals who have embraced the developing urban Phoenix lifestyle.
Favorite Places To Eat in Phoenix
See which restaurants Phoenix residents like the best. You can submit your favorites, too.
Arizona Restaurant Week
During Arizona Restaurant Week many fine restaurants in Phoenix, Arizona are offer a special three-course meal at a fixed price. Find out how it works and see my picks.
Featured on FoodNation with Bobby Flay
See which restaurants in the Greater Phoenix area have been featured on the Food Network TV show FoodNation with Bobby Flay.
Greek Food in Phoenix - Mediterranean Food in Phoenix and Scottsdale
Find restaurants in the Phoenix area that serve Greek, Middle eastern, and/or Mediterranean food. These Greek restaurants are all independently owned businesses.
Guide to Chile Peppers
Here are descriptions and pictures of chile peppers that are commonly used in Southwestern cooking. Includes jalapeños, habaneros, manzanos and more.
Ice Cream Parlors in Phoenix - Phoenix Ice Cream Shops
Here are ten ice cream parlors in the Greater Phoenix area. There ice cream shops all over the Valley, including the popular Cold Stone Creamery.
This special feature about all things Irish in the Phoenix area includes a listing of Irish pubs.
Looking for corned beef and cabbage, shepherds pie, boxty or some Irish brews? Here are some places in the Phoenix, Arizona area that will satisfy those needs!
Kids Eat Free
Find restaurants in the Greater Phoenix area where kids can eat for free, or for a very small charge. Your kids can eat for free every day of the week!
Lucky Strike - Bar, Food and Bowling
Lucky Strike is a lounge, cafe, bar and bowling alley all rolled up into one in downtown Phoenix.
Mother's Day Brunch Tips
Here are restaurants in the Phoenix area that offer Mother's Day Brunch. These Phoenix and Scottsdale restaurants charge for less than $50 per adult for Mother's Day Brunch.
Open 24 Hours in Phoenix
Do you get hungry in the middle of the night? Maybe you can't sleep. Or maybe you just got off from work and it's 3 a.m. Here are some places in the Phoenix area that can help you, 24 hours a day.
Featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives
These Phoenix area neighborhood eateries were featured on the Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives television show.
Pizza in Phoenix
I don't proclaim to have the final word on pizza, but I do know that there are many more choices if you are looking for a pizzeria than there used to be. Here are 10 pizza places in the Phoenix area.
Poll - Best Pizza in Phoenix
Vote for the one of these ten Phoenix area pizza places that would get your top recommendation.
What does the phrase Prix Fixe mean? Here's the answer.
Pronounce Common Mexican Foods
When you come to Phoenix, you have to eat Mexican food, but there are certain words that are tough to pronounce. If you say these correctly, everyone will surely think you're a native Arizonan, or at least that you eat like one!
Discount Certificates for Phoenix Restaurants
Want to go out to eat? looking for a bargain? These 15 restaurants in the Greater Phoenix area offer discount certificates that you can print from home.
Restaurants Where Kids Can Eat for Free - Weekly Planner
A listing, organized by day, of restaurants that offer a Kids Eat Free program in the Greater Phoenix area.
Report a Restaurant to the Maricopa County Health Department
If you became ill after eating at a Phoenix area restaurant, or if you noticed unclean or unhealthy conditions at a restaurant in metro Phoenix, here is how you file a complaint with the local health department.
Sometimes you just want a nice fresh piece of fish, or some raw oysters, or even a lobster. There are plenty of restaurants in Phoenix and Scottsdale that serve fresh fish, including just about every upscale restaurant, whether they specialize in Italian, Mediterranean or just steaks. These restaurants, though, are known specifically for their...
Read a review of Seattle Sutton in Phoenix, Arizona. Seattle Sutton is a food and diet program with distributors in Arizona.
Here are some great Southwestern cookbooks that have Arizona and Southwestern recipes.
Summer Food Safety Tips
Heed these Summer Food Safety Tips if you plan on eating ourdoors, or traveling with food, in the desert heat. If you plan a summer picnic, select the right foods that can take the heat.
See which Sunday brunches are the most elegant in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona.
Tea 101 at Souvia Tea
A local Phoenix business offers classes about tea. Souvia Tea offers beginning, advanced and specialty classes to help people enhance their enjoyment of drinking tea.
Vegan and Vegetarian in Phoenix
It isn't hard to be vegan or vegetarian in Phoenix. Find out what the difference is between vegan and vegetarian.
Wines - Wine Tasting - Wine Bars
Looking for a nice bottle of wine? Here are some great places in the Phoenix area where you can taste wines, and then pick up a few bottles to take home.
Phoenix Farmers Markets
Where are the farmers markets in the Phoenix area? Where can you get fresh, locally grown produce in Phoenix and Scottsdale? Here is a listing of...
Community Supported Agriculture: Local Farms Offer Organic Fruits and Vegetables
There are several farms in the Phoenix, Arizona area where you can purchase organic fruits and vegetables and have them delivered through their Community Supported Agriculture or CSA program. Find organic farms in Phoenix that deliver.
What Does à la Carte Mean
What does à la carte mean? If a menu says the price is à la carte, how much is it?
Al Fresco Dining
What does the phrase "al fresco" mean? Here's the answer.
Dogs on Restaurant Patios
You might think that you can bring your dog with you to any restaurant that has an outdoor patio and enjoy an al fresco lunch with your four-legged friend by your side. Not so.
Phoenix Restaurants on the Food Network
These restaurants in the Greater Phoenix area have been featured on the Food Network television show Diners, Drive-ins and Dives with Guy Fieri. These are all one-of-a kind eateries. Some of them might not look like anything special from the outside, but Guy Fieri found something tasty on the inside. They are listed here with the most recently...