Angry Crab Shack Tops $150K in Donations During Pandemic

Angry Crab Shack has now donated over $150,000 to local organizations during the pandemic.  The seafood company spearheaded several fundraising initiatives in the first half of 2020, including: $90,000 to Phoenix Children’s Hospital. As a longstanding partner with PCH, Angry Crab Shack has become a regular donor through the sale of its popular menu item – […]

Native Health Receives Support from ‘Feed Phoenix’ Initiative

Daily Dose Kitchen & Bar is one of many local restaurants participating in the Feed Phoenix program to deliver meals throughout the summer and fall to various organizations that serve people in need.   The Feed Phoenix program is facilitated by Local First Arizona with funds provided to the City of Phoenix through the CARES Act, which provides assistance for American workers, […]

A Taste of the French Riviera Comes to Scottsdale

Donates more than $26,000 to local Charities During Opening Week Even during the pandemic, several new restaurants have opened in the Valley and one of the most anticipated is Francine, which opened in mid-August in the luxury wing at Scottsdale Fashion Square. As part of the Friends and Family Nights prior to opening to the […]

Cox Media gives restaurants free advertising during COVID-19 crisis

Arizona Cox Media, the advertising division of Cox Communications is offering local restaurants free advertising inform patrons they are open for takeout and delivery services and share their new hours of operation. More than 150 local Arizona restaurants are already taking advantage of the offer. Restaurant groups, such as the Arizona Restaurant Association, are also […]

Arizona Restaurant Association Announces ‘Arizona Take Out Weeks’

The Arizona Restaurant Association (ARA) is responding to shutdowns caused by the COVID-19 virus by debuting Arizona Takeout Weeks. Arizona Take Out Weeks will help restaurants and those diners who depend on them for daily sustenance survive what is an unprecedented crisis in the industry. The week is now in effect and will run through […]

Support Our Local Restaurants

With the uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus, we are living in unprecedented times that are impacting every aspect of our daily lives. This situation is especially difficult for small businesses, including local restaurants. Some in our culinary community are stepping up to help others. Someburros, a family-owned chain of Mexican restaurants, is delivering food to first responders […]

Kitchen Doors: Let’s Eat!

The Parlor [Local First Spotlight] 1916 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix “We opened in the midst of the worst economic collapse since the Great Depression,” said owner Aric Mei, who opened The Parlor in May 2009. “We knew that the only way we would survive was if we put an extraordinary focus on value. That strategy […]

New in Town: Copper Mule Kitchen and Bar

Copper Mule Kitchen and Bar opened in North Scottsdale in January, offering a diverse menu inspired by the owners’ travels and home states of New York, Texas, New Mexico, Mississippi and Arizona. Menu items with regional influences include Hatch chile queso, Montauk fried olives, Sonoran shrimp cocktail and Delta deviled eggs, as well as sandwiches, […]

Eat Your Art Out Chandler Cooks Up Support for Local Arts Scene

A Portion of Proceeds Raised at Participating Restaurants Tuesday, Feb. 25 Fund Chandler Center for the Arts Free Art Programs Hungry for a way to give back to the greater good? Then step out and enjoy lunch, happy hour or dinner in Chandler later this month and see a portion of every dollar you spend […]

Kitchen Doors: The Eat Beat

Tracy Dempsey Originals [Local First Spotlight] 1325 W. University Drive, Tempe Tracy Dempsey is well-known for providing sensational sweet and savory desserts to several Valley restaurants. Her packaged confections are found at shops, resorts and wine-tasting rooms around the state. A graduate of Scottsdale Community College’s culinary program, Dempsey embraces local ingredients and supports local […]