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A new Mexican restaurant that offers a mix of traditional specialties and an extensive drink menu has opened its doors for business in Gilbert.
There is much debate among locals when it comes to the topic of tacos. Whether you like ’em hot and spicy, rolled, fried, street-style or stuffed, East Valley restaurants offer an endless variety to please any palate. The following are three Local Lily favorites to try the next time you’ve got a taste for tacos.
By this point in the summer, I've had about all the burgers, dogs and birds I can handle. It's time to try something a little different on the grill.
Most of the time, we live in a chip-free home. No potato chips. No tortilla chips. Not even any vegetable chips.
When I was a kid, one of my go-to fend-for-myself meals was nachos. Heap tortilla chips, refried beans, olives, meats, cheeses and whatever else struck me onto a giant dinner plate. Sprinkle a most liberal amount of cheese over everything, then pop the whole thing in the microwave for a minute. Done! And delicious.
Who says salsa has to be made from tomatoes? Or dumped unceremoniously from a jar?
Mexican cuisine has been popular for a long time, but my recent travels around our country have persuaded me that fish tacos are big now in a way they never were before.
Two new restaurants have opened in recent months on the opposite side of Gilbert Road, both hawking tacos and more to the growing downtown Gilbert dining crowd.
They may be so commonplace they’re unappreciated, so simple they fail to activate the saliva glands at first sight, but in our book it’s hard to go wrong with chips and salsa.
Hot chilies are members of the nightshade family, along with all other sweet peppers, potatoes, tomatoes, and eggplant.
When El Palacio Restaurant & Cantina owner Anthony Serrano saw some of his customers eat ten to 15 tacos a piece during his regular $1 Taco Tuesday nights, he started wondering how many tacos a person could inhale in just one sitting.
Sweet, spicy flavors combine for an enticing festival of gourmet chocolates, southwestern salsas, music and dance at Desert Botanical Garden.
Lucha libre wrestling, surf music, cooking demos, a mariachi contest and thousands of $2 tacos characterize this event, taking place at Salt River Fields, where more than 50 teams compete for National Taco Association prizes.
BLD (1920 W. Germann Road, Chandler  779-8646). Short for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, BLD serves up chef-crafted comfort foods in a casual neighborhood environment, with a healthy disregard for when you’re “supposed” to crave dishes like bacon-studded waffles paired with fried chicken. (Breakfast is available until 2 p.m. daily.) A drive-thru window serves barista-made coffees, specialty drinks and meals on-the-go when you’re in a hurry — but a couple of bites always convince us these are meals best lingered over with good friends, good drinks (also available) and good conversation. $$
For the football fan who cooks, tailgates are a beautiful thing.
MEXICO CITY — Christopher Kostow foraged in the open stalls of the Mercado San Juan, the most gourmet of Mexico City's crumbling, pungent public markets, as vendors hawked: "This way, this way! What can we offer you?"
PUEBLO, Colo. - In some respects, Pueblo is like a pint-sized Rust Belt city. It's a steel town that was once more prominent than it is today with strong ties to the Old World -- something that's still obvious when you visit Pueblo's Italian and Slovenian bakeries and markets.
On the heels of the recent announcement of the second phase of restaurants soon to be brought to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, the first phase is underway with a host of establishments already open.
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport will be getting a makeover in the next year, with the new restaurant bid going to SSP America, which is bringing in 26 new restaurants, including some East Valley favorites.
Restaurant picks on the East side of town.
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Tribune’s dining critic reviews restaurant picks on our side of town.
A Get Out food critic has dined at each of the places listed in our Top 100. It's a continually updated list of our favorite places to dine in the East Valley.