Food and Drink
There's an abundance of Arizona chefs and restaurants on the James Beard Foundation award semifinalist list. Since I haven't tried most of them, I decided to grab lunch Friday at Testal Mexican Kitchen, home to "Best Chef" semifinalist Fernando Hernández.
Where: 1325 Grand Ave.
If high egg prices brought you down, there's a homegrown solution: Get your own chickens.
Mr. Pickle's Sandwich Shop opened its first Arizona outpost in north Scottsdale last week, so I decided to see what the California eatery has to offer.
Details: The chain relocated its headquarters to Arizona last year under new ownership, according to What Now Phoenix.
Arizona's culinary scene has reason to celebrate this week.
What's happening: Twelve Arizona chefs, two restaurants and one bakery were named semifinalists for the prestigious James Beard Foundation awards.
If you're a fan of good alcohol and you live in the north Phoenix and north Scottsdale area, you're in luck — Trevor's Liquor opened its second location in the Valley.
Where: 7000 E. Mayo Blvd., near Scottsdale Road and Loop 101.
Looking for a place to grab a quick and cheap lunch? We've got you covered with four tasty lunch options for $12 or less.
It's a new year, and I decided that the first bottle of whiskey I opened in 2023 should have some local flavor.
Details: I sipped on a recently purchased bottle of Cherry Bomb, a rye whiskey from Tempe's Adventurous Stills.
- It gets its name from the mash bill — the mixture of grains used to distill it — which is 90% rye and 10% malted barley that's smoked over cherrywood.
It's Dry January and if you've decided to give up alcohol to kick start the year, we salute you.
- We won't be joining you, however, because one of us has two small children and the other is planning a wedding.
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