Experiences

Eat & Drink

It’s a question that perpetually comes up at least once a day and maybe more: “Where do you want to eat?” Well, we’ve got answers—multiple ones! Options from as far away as Thailand, as time-honored as mama’s Italian recipes and dishes to indulge your desire for authentic Arizona staples like nopales cactus tacos, Indian fry bread and the famous Sonoran Dog.

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Barrio Bread, Tucson

This is What Arizona Tastes Like

Arizona’s a treasure trove of established, James Beard Award-winning chefs as well as chefs that are inventive and making a name for themselves. Up-and-coming to substantiated, chefs here are often cooking with locally sourced ingredients to create spicy, sweet, savory, umami, and memorable. And that’s just the stuff you eat!

Head to local breweries for a craft draft, or take a sip of an Arizona wine – yeah, Arizona wine. Southern Arizona wine country growing conditions are comparable to those of Burgundy, France. Plus, at watering holes across the state, mixologists are raising the bar with creative, local cocktails. Ever tried a tamarindo margarita? Take a seat and taste!

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Eat Your Heart Out

Eat & Drink

8 Outdoor Dining Options in Tucson

Dining al fresco in Tucson is a year-round experience, from winter's bright and brisk mornings to summer's warm evenings under star-filled...

Eat & Drink

A Sense of Taste: Arizona’s Food Culture

Explore Arizona's culinary past with these native foods and traditional farming methods.

Eat & Drink

6 (Mostly) All-Vegan Phoenix Restaurants

Cookbook author and vegan chef, Tess Challis, shares her insight on greater Phoenix’s vegan food scene, including her favorite vegan and...

Eat & Drink

Table-to-Desert Dining

Cloth & Flame's tear-down-the-walls approach to food exploration celebrates—and benefits—wild places.

Eat & Drink

It's the Weekend, Let's Eat. Tempe

As the home of Arizona State University, Tempe doesn't disappoint those in search of college-town grub. But foodies will also be pleased to find...

Eat & Drink

It's the Weekend. Let's Eat. Flagstaff

The mountain town of Flagstaff may be famous for skiing, snowboarding and hiking, but this outdoorsy enclave offers big-city culinary...

Eat & Drink

It's the Weekend. Let's Eat. Old Town Cottonwood.

When the Verde Valley blossomed with vineyards, Cottonwood soon sprouted serious tasting rooms and great restaurants.

Eat & Drink

Unique Wine Outings in AZ

Arizona's three major wine-growing regions—Sonoita, Willcox and the Verde Valley—produce some pretty incredible wines, most of which you can...