Three Women Brewing Great Arizona Beer

Via Leah Huss, co-owner, Huss Brewing 1520 W. Mineral Rd. Tempe, AZ 85283 480-264-7611 After nearly 15 years co-owning Papago Brewing in Scottsdale (7107 E. McDowell Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85257; 480-425-7439;, Leah Huss and her husband, Jeff, launched Huss Brewing in 2013. Many regard Papago as one of the pioneers of Arizona’s brewery world. Founded in 2001 as a bottle shop and homebrew supply store, Papago is to beer

Brothers Launch Mission To Help Veterans Through Mesa Cider Business

Via MESA, AZ – Jason Duren has been through more than most of us can fathom. While serving as a Marine Sergeant in Afghanistan, he hit two IEDs, suffering two traumatic brain injuries in five days. “When I came back life was obviously a little bit different,” he said. Duren was medically discharged. Through his intensive speech and cognitive processing treatment, he found a hobby making hard apple cider

How Trump's Trade Policy Could Hit Your Bar Tab

Via President Donald Trump’s attempts to boost domestic metal production could make your booze more expensive. The Trump administration is currently considering administrative action to make American steel and aluminum production — two industries that have long suffered in the face of foreign competition — more robust, including possible tariffs, taxes or restrictions on imported products, according to Trump administration officials and industry sources. Those moves could lead foreign

Immigrants Helping Fuel Arizona Restaurant Boom

Via Immigrant-owned restaurants are fueling an “explosion of new culinary options” across Arizona, according to the state’s restaurant association. President and CEO Steve Chucri estimates up to 25% of eateries in the state are now immigrant or minority-owned following a surge in the last decade. “They all are searching for a better life for themselves, for their families, and for their communities,” said Bite Magazine co-founder Mark Lipczynski. He

Native Grill & Wings Closes Amid Questions About Why

Via Native Grill & Wings in Chandler has closed, but has left some confusion why. Initially, a note taped to its front door blamed the rising cost of business and Arizona’s minimum wage increase. However, a restaurant spokesman says the real reason it was closed is because of “underperformance.” Mike Misetic, a spokesman for the Chandler-based chain, said that the note was posted by an “uninformed manager” and that

4 Most Influential Forces Shaping Arizona

Via Arizona is transforming with the proliferation of walkable, urban, community-oriented spaces. It reflects a focus on placemaking, integrating experiential retail and entertainment options into mixed-use that appeals to both millennials and retiring baby boomers. We caught up with Crel Vogel with Polaris Pacific, who is responsible for sales at Optima Kierland, to learn about the four most prominent forces shaping the local landscape. Downtown Phoenix’s reputation as a burgeoning culinary

Marana Is Open For Business

Via The Marana Chamber of Commerce is proud to be celebrating our 30th anniversary. We are looking forward to advancing our mission as the voice of business that works to build economic growth and quality of life in our community for many years to come. Marana continues to be the fastest-growing town in Southern Arizona and is on track, at the current rate, to have more than 760 new

Six Arizona Restaurants To Be Featured On Food Network's 'Ginormous Food'

Via In April, Josh Denny, host of Food Network’s “Ginormous Food,” spent just over a week in Arizona searching for ginormous food to feature on his show. He selected six Arizona eateries in the Phoenix-metro and Tucson. Now we know when those episodes will air and bring some more national recognition to Arizona’s food scenes. Phoenix’s Finest Imports which features Chompie’s, El Palacio and Porkopolis will air on Friday, June 2.

Local Eats Embrace Arizona Restaurant Week To Attract New Customers

Via One of Mancuso’s entree offerings for Arizona Restaurant Week is a cheese tortellini al panna with walnuts, peas, prosciutto, parmesan and romano cheese. (Photo by Alexis Kuhbander/Cronkite News). One of Mancuso’s entree offerings for Arizona Restaurant Week is a cheese tortellini al panna with walnuts, peas, prosciutto, parmesan and romano cheese. (Photo by Alexis Kuhbander/Cronkite News). PHOENIX – Customers can chow down on meals at a discount during

April Restaurant Closings: 8 Restaurants Closed Their Doors Around Phoenix

Via PHOENIX – Unfortunately, not all restaurants make it. Though, we wish they all did! Here is a look at the restaurants that closed their doors around the Valley in April. Have a restaurant tip? Send an email to and let me know. Vintage 95 Wine Lounge – the downtown Chandler restaurant closed its doors on April 23. The space will be renovated for a new restaurant and bar called Equal