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‘We Can’t Forget’: Amped Coffee Co. pledges to remember 9/11 with memorial

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Keith and Janine Walashek remember the 9/11 terrorist attacks vividly. They recall exactly where they were, and the pain and fear that overcame their bodies. So when Keith heard that at one...

Arizona Restaurant Week Returns: Biannual event shines the spotlight on suffering industry

By Annika Tomlin The COVID-19 pandemic nearly decimated the food and beverage industry. The biannual event held to celebrate local eateries, Arizona Restaurant Week, was replaced in the spring by Arizona Take Out Week. Following CDC...

La Dolce Vita!: The Italian Festival brings its culture to Downtown Phoenix

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski The Italian Festival of America is bringing its celebration of food, culture and entertainment to Downtown Phoenix after several years in Scottsdale. Italophiliacs can experience la dolce vita with two stages of entertainment,...

Craft Beer, Cider, Kombucha and Mead: Cave Creek tackles variety with new spring festival

By Connor Dziawura Every year, thousands of people descend upon Cave Creek to experience great food. Comprised of dozens of food vendors and plenty of other entertainment, Taste of Cave Creek is arguably the town’s...

Devouring the Valley: This weeklong food event celebrates all things Arizona

By Annika Tomlin Kimber Lanning of Local First Arizona was upset that the press didn’t rate Phoenix as a desirable culinary destination. So, she took matters into her own hands and created Devour Week, a weeklong...

So Many Brews: Arizona Strong Beer Festival pours at Steele Indian School Park

By Christopher Boan A stacked lineup of craft brewers and beer aficionados will flock to Steele Indian School Park in early February for a special event. The 20th annual Strong Beer Festival, hosted by the Arizona Craft...

Nom Nom Noodles Festival: Peoria entrepreneur brings a taste of his childhood to the...

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Jay Kwan longed for the taste of Asian food he had as a child, so he founded the Arizona Nom Nom Noodles Festival with some of the Valley’s best vendors and restaurants. The...
Grilled Cheese Festival

What’s better than cheddar? Grilled Cheese Festival – A Battle of Culinary Masters!

By Miranda Cyr   Rock the Fork Phoenix takes hot cheese and bread to the next level with their Grilled Cheese Festival from Saturday, February 9 to Sunday, February 10. The Grilled Cheese Festival, one event in...
Pizza and Donuts

Pizza and Donuts: Two wildly different food groups to occupy Downtown Phoenix

By Connor Dziawura   At first, frequent food festival purveyor David Tyda isn’t too keen on weighing in on the pineapple pizza debate. It doesn’t take long for him to buckle and offer his opinion. “I grew...
Rockin’ Taco Street Fest

Taco ‘Bout a Fun Time

Street fest brings culture to downtown Chandler By Connor Dziawura   Metalachi’s “Master of Trumpets” El Cucuy doesn’t go for any ordinary taco. A musician with “The World’s First and Only Heavy Metal Mariachi Band,” which appeared on...

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