Food & Drink

Artisan Pizza Restaurant Coming to Anthem
By March 13, 2017 Read More →

Artisan Pizza Restaurant Coming to Anthem

Robert Roy Britt — The owner of Ocho Locos Mexican Restaurant plans to open an artisan-style pizza restaurant in Anthem May 1. It will be the second location for Giant Rustic Pizza; the first is on Camelback Road in Phoenix. The new restaurant will go in the Anthem Crossroads plaza at the location occupied by […]

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Brewing Something New
By January 31, 2017 Read More →

Brewing Something New

William Bailey, owner of the former Hops & Tannins in Anthem, has opened in a new location on Bell Road just off I-17. Bailey needed more space and found rent cheaper at the new location. The new shop offers specialty beers and brewing supplies, as before. Bailey plans to brew and sell his own beer […]

Freddy’s Plans February Opening
By January 23, 2017 Read More →

Freddy’s Plans February Opening

The Freddy’s now under construction at the southeast corner of Anthem Crossroads Shopping Center, aims to open mid-February, franchise operator Craig Newman told In&Out. Fans are expected to flock to the flattened burgers, matchstick fries and freshly churned frozen custard. Newman said he’ll hire about 85 people from the area. Prospective employees can apply online: www.freddysusa.com/careers […]

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Noodle Craze 2.0
By January 17, 2017 Read More →

Noodle Craze 2.0

When Kathleen Nguyen began serving her own Vietnamese dishes at Pho Saigon Pearl in Tramonto last spring, she didn’t expect to outgrow the restaurant so quickly. But the always-bustling noodle house proved popular, prompting a move to a larger space a couple doors down formerly occupied by Ray’s Pizza.   The new dining room features […]

Q-to-U Moves to Cave Creek
By January 17, 2017 Read More →

Q-to-U Moves to Cave Creek

In&Out Staff Writers — Lovers of slow-cooked barbecue can get Q-to-U BBQ at a new location off Carefree Highway in Cave Creek. Owners David and Karyn Rosol closed their location at the Shops at Anthem after six years, citing rising costs and lack of local customer support. Regulars, which Dave said come from as far […]

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An Easy Spaghetti Dish for the Boys
By January 11, 2017 Read More →

An Easy Spaghetti Dish for the Boys

By Larry Vivola — It’s been more than a year since my sons, Nicky and Raymond, moved out of Villa Vivola. Thankfully, they are only 45 minutes away. My boys live with their buddy, Corey, making them the Three Musketeers of Tempe. I couldn’t be prouder, and I couldn’t be lonelier. I miss cooking for them. I […]

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Homemade Oven-Baked Jerky Recipe
By November 27, 2016 Read More →

Homemade Oven-Baked Jerky Recipe

You might think the key to making homemade beef jerky involves a food dehydrator, but with a little time and patience, this meaty snack can be made at home with spices you likely already have on hand—minus the nitrates and preservatives found in the store-bought stuff. The trick to successful jerky is to remove enough […]

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What Matters When Choosing a Turkey
By October 28, 2016 Read More →

What Matters When Choosing a Turkey

By Robert Roy Britt — Americans consume about 46 million turkeys each Thanksgiving. That’s a lot of birds to produce all at once, and mass production can mean a relatively dry, flavorless turkey, often raised on antibiotics. But there are a gaggle of options. Here’s a guide to cut through the confusion on this annual culinary […]

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A Greater Granola: Better than Boxed
By October 25, 2016 Read More →

A Greater Granola: Better than Boxed

In&Out Staff Writers — Have it with milk, sprinkle it over fruit and yogurt, or snack on it by the fistful. Granola is easy to make at home and healthier and more delicious than store-bought. Hit the grocery bulk aisles for old-fashioned oats and nuts, seeds and dried fruit. Cherries, cranberries and blueberries are great […]

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Cast Iron is Hot
By August 11, 2016 Read More →

Cast Iron is Hot

By Robert Roy Britt — For many generations, cast iron pots and pans were the norm. Then came Teflon and oodles of non-stick imitators thereafter. Now cast is enjoying a resurgence in popularity. My wife and I recently rediscovered this classic cookware, and we were pleasantly surprised how wonderful it is to cook with—things seem to just […]

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Good Egg Becomes First Watch

Good Egg Becomes First Watch

  By Karen Goveia– The Good Egg restaurant in Tramonto Marketplace reopened July 14 under the new name First Watch, with an updated menu featuring healthier choices such as egg white omelets, homemade granola and fresh salads, plus traditional classics like French toast, pancakes and Eggs Benedict. Inside, you won’t recognize the place. Gone is […]

Way Better BBQ

Way Better BBQ

Slather that rack of ribs with store-bought barbecue sauce loaded with salt, corn syrup, colors, flavors, preservatives and who-knows-what else, or craft your own with just the perfect balance of hot to sweet to tangy. There’s a good chance you already have the ingredients to concoct a tastier, healthier version. And there’s a lot of […]

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