Lux Central to open new location downtown


Lux Central, a popular Central Phoenix coffee bar, will open a new location in downtown Phoenix on August 2015, this time bringing in a full-time restaurant. Read story

Devilishly Healthy: The how-to's of herbal teas


Herbal tea, often understated in the world of health, has more health benefits than many people realize! So what exactly is herbal tea and how does it differ from black, green and white teas? Read story

Jobot Coffee and Dining celebrates its 4th anniversary with signature artistic flair


Jobot Coffee and Dining celebrated its fourth anniversary this weekend with a display of employee artwork and a showcase of local bands. Read story

Devil's Advocate: Open Letter to Jimmy Fallon


Staff Reporter and Photographer Carolyn Corcoran is a big Jimmy Fallon fan. She has a few downtown Phoenix recommendations for the Tonight Show comedian in light of the news that he will film his Super Bowl show at the Orpheum Theatre. Read story

Chile pepper competition heats up downtown


Roosevelt Row’s 2014 Chile Pepper Festival offered a variety of spicy treats to those willing to brave the rainy weather. Local chefs and restaurants got creative with their use of the festival’s namesake peppers. Read story

Welcome Diner to open new Chicken and Donuts restaurant in October


Roosevelt Row’s Welcome Diner is launching a new restaurant called Welcome Chicken and Donuts that is set to open this October. The new restaurant’s menu will feature chicken and donuts. Instead of the Southern-style chicken Welcome Diner is known for, the new spot’s chicken will be Korean-inspired. Read story

Hotel San Carlos restaurant Bonjour Vietnam closes, may return under new management


Bonjour Vietnam, a restaurant focused on French-Vietnamese cuisine located underneath the Hotel San Carlos, closed its doors after failing to pay its rent, according to a sign on the building. However, the restaurant may soon return under new management and other major changes. Read story

Downtown Dining: Bitter & Twisted


The long-awaited Bitter & Twisted cocktail parlor, located in the history-rich Luhrs Building, acts as a reignited flame for downtown’s core. Its mix of expertly-curated drinks with late operating hours taps into something that should have frankly been done a long time ago. Read story

Welcome Diner brings back brunch hours early due to high demand after a summer absence


The crackling sausage and steaming biscuits on the Welcome Diner griddle are not an atypical vision. The nine-seat bar and miniature kitchen are full of chatter and southern comfort food, and when the food halts the conversation, soul music pipes in to fill the lull. The only difference between this scene and any other meal at Welcome Diner is that it took place at 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 20, and it’s the first brunch of the season. Read story

Devilishly Healthy: Fresh food and smoothie option caters to downtown health nuts


Last week, I wrote about the juicing phenomenon and how it has swept through the Valley with a startling pace. Well, folks, it’s only expanding more, and in our very own downtown Phoenix! I’d like to focus on a new place that’s opened for your juice, smoothie and health-food needs: Grabbagreen. Read story