Food & Drink

Food and drinks in Arizona including best restaurants.

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Restaurant of the Week: Ember

Located at the new We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort in Fort McDowell, Ember is a destination dining experience with specialty prime meats and seafood sourced from around the world. Each dish is prepared over a wood-fired grill and is created by legendary chef De Cuisine Richard E. Pelz.

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Restaurant of the Week: Picazzo’s Healthy Italian Kitchen

Locally owned Picazzo’s Healthy Italian Kitchen is a household name in Arizona, recently opening its sixth local outpost, this time in Gilbert. Not only do families feel good about eating at Picazzo’s thanks to its focus on nutrient-packed, clean foods, but the restaurant is also committed to serving those with a vast array of dietary needs.

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Top 5 Ice Cream Spots

Arizona is brimming with spots to grab a cool-you-down treat, but these five time-honored ice cream shops are tops when it comes to savoring a good, old-fashioned scoop (even if the flavor might be a little quirky).

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Restaurant of the Week: Kaizen

Known as The Larry during the day, Kaizen takes over for the night shift and brings unexpected tastes inspired by Japanese and Latin cultures into the heart of Downtown Phoenix. From its tuna poke cones to the ceviche mixto, Kaizen serves up an assortment of eccentric dishes with palette-teasing flavors.

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Barbecue Wine-Pairing Tips

If you’re not grilling this Fourth of July weekend, you’re doing it wrong. Jim Cunningham, general manager of Merkin Vineyards Scottsdale, provides wine-pairing pointers (spoiler alert: ice-cold sparkling rosé is the only cure for a 115-degree day) for your summer barbecuing.