Eight’s Check, Please! Arizona Festival at CityScape

Eight’s Check, Please! Arizona Festival at CityScape

KAET Ch. 8’s Check, Please! Arizona Festival comes to CityScape for a live food event exploring its show-inspired lineup of 30 independently owned, Arizona restaurants. From five-star dining establishments to tucked away cafes, the event showcases Eight’s Check, Please! Arizona

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Cultivating Fresh Restaurant Concepts

Cultivating Fresh Restaurant Concepts

In April, Scottsdale-based LTB Concepts (Lettuce Turnip Beets) will have opened four new restaurants in just over four months: the metro Phoenix favorite, Over Easy, in Gilbert and Mesa; and in Southern Arizona, two locations of a new evolution of

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Backyard Tacos: From the backyard to the restaurant

Backyard Tacos: From the backyard to the restaurant

By Thomas O’Brien It’s more than just a clever name: Backyard Tacos’ style comes straight from the home of Ruben and Maricela Alvarez, who’ve brought their signature brand of Mexican food from their backyard into their restaurant. Their food is

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Study tracks Hispanic eating, shopping trends

Study tracks Hispanic eating, shopping trends

Hispanics enjoy cooking a wide, eclectic variety of foods; are very concerned about the nutritional content of foods; and employ the Internet for information and recipes both during and in between food shopping trips.  In other words, many key food

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Check, Please! fest serves up food, wine, beer

Check, Please! fest serves up food, wine, beer

If you haven’t caught a weekly episode of KAET Ch. 8’s Check, Please!, you don’t know the great tastes you’ve been missing on this local restaurant reviews show hosted by Chef Robert McGrath. Whether you have or haven’t, don’t miss

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Julia Baker of Julia Baker Confections

Julia Baker of Julia Baker Confections

Julia Baker is a world renowned chocolatier who has shared her personal story with us. Check out her creations at http://www.juliabakerconfections.com/. By Taylor Pineda Was there a pivotal moment in your life that led to your decision to give up

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A taste of Greece with a Latina touch

A taste of Greece with a Latina touch

By Taylor Pineda Penelope Acosta and Christodoulos (Christos)  Komitis own and operate two Cyprus Grill restaurants in the Valley: One at 4747 N. 20th St. in Phoenix, and the other at 1065 W. Queen Creek Road in Chandler.  When being

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Taste Latin America at Province in Phoenix

Taste Latin America at Province in Phoenix

Province Restaurant in downtown Phoenix is taking its diners on a taste tour of Latin American cuisine from February through July.  Province’s set of four-course menus from different Latin American counties is titled, The Latin Passport Dinner Series. Executive Chef

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Literary chef’s cookbook tours Latin America

Literary chef’s cookbook tours Latin America

Cuban-born Maricel Presilla – chef, restaurant owner, food historian, and world traveler – in her new cookbook Gran Cocina Latina: The Food of Latin America, makes the connections between what people eat and who they are; between cuisine and cultural

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Chef Silvana: A top chef in the Southwest

Chef Silvana: A top chef in the Southwest

By Ruben Hernandez 2012 was a year of transitions for Chef Silvana Salcido Esparza. It was the year she brought her saucy demeanor and savory authentic Mexico cuisine into Old Town Scottsdale.   In addition, it also was the year

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