Novice and professional bakers share sweet treats at third CupcakeCamp


Bakers and attendees sampled about 30 different kinds of cupcakes — including bacon and corn dog cupcakes — at the third CupcakeCamp event Sunday at CO+HOOTS. Read story

Downtown Dining: Cafe Tranquilo is sure to satisfy a craving for Mexican food


The new restaurant, located at the Clarendon Hotel and Spa, is a welcome addition to Phoenix’s Mexican-food canon, with authentic options found throughout the menu. Read story

Downtown Dining: Tommy Pastrami deli brings classic New York flavor... if you order right


The new Tommy Pastrami New York Delicatessen in downtown Phoenix brings just about everything a classic New York deli should have, though the sandwich crafting could use more attention. Read story

Local Thai restaurant featured on Guy Fieri's Diners, Drive-ins and Dives


The Wild Thaiger, located on Thomas Road and Central Avenue, will be featured in an upcoming episode of “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” after a visit from Guy Fieri last Friday. Read story

Visual and culinary artists pair up to blend the two mediums at Palette to Palate event


Culinary and visual artists gathered at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel’s fifth-floor balcony Thursday as part of the Palette to Palate event. Pairs of artists showcased their work as they blended together. Read story

Restaurateur brings passion for cheese and quality dining to downtown Phoenix


Laura Mulchay and her husband, Joel LaTondress, are bringing a love of cheese to downtown Phoenix with their new restaurant, Craft+Culture: Cheese and Charcuterie, after winning the “Canvas” business competition. Read story

Restaurant owner hopes to revitalize her space to match the freshness of her cuisine


After being open for only a short time, Vegan House will be undergoing some new renovations. Owner Lara Brooks wasn’t satisfied with the interior and wants to change it to match the energy and freshness that the vegan cuisine emits. Read story

Downtown Dining: New franchise in CityScape sells customizable, inexpensive doughnuts

Fractured Prune at CityScape offers a variety of specialty donuts, including Black Forest (top left), Gorilla (bottom left), and Bacon Bomb (bottom right). Customers can also create their own donuts by selecting from assorted glazes and toppings. (Sarah Kolesar/DD)

Fractured Prune offers yummy, novelty doughnut at low prices. It just may be a bit hard to find where the shop actually is inside CityScape. Read story

Downtown Dining: Urban eatery Fez gets a new location but keeps its craveable cuisine


Downtown Dining visits FEZ’s new location on Central Avenue to sample from its brunch, specials and dessert menus. Our reviewer decides that while the food may at times be overpriced, the atmosphere and taste are worth it. Read story

Devil's Advocate: Nothing brings community together like high alcohol content


To this week’s Devil’s Advocate author, attending the Strong Beer Festival and seeing the crowds of people and community enjoying the wide variety of locally brewed beers was eyeopening and is symbolic of something truly extraordinary. Read story