Dining

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Traditions of taste

Traditions of taste

Hispanic heritage month also means it’s the sabor season




 Mortimer Sánchez

Distracted Dining

Distracted Dining

LPM’s steadfast dining reviewer loses focus at a local eatery




 Mortimer Sánchez

Chub Med

Chub Med

When I wandered into La Piccola Cucina for lunch, I thought I was walking into a traditional, sit-down-and-order restaurant. I paced around at the front counter waiting to be seated while a group paid their bill. Seated where, I didn’t know – I only saw three tables. I’d already circled the restaurant three times in […]




 LPM Staff

The tasty life of a celeb chef

The tasty life of a celeb chef

Just as food eventually touches all parts of our body (some settling in places we’d preferred that it not), so does what we eat touch different aspects of the Latino lifestyle. Venezuelan restaurateur and media personality Chef Lorena Garcia was influenced by the communal dining traditions of her family to make food her life’s great […]




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Head south to Coyoacan’s new sounds

Coyoacan Steak House on south Central is becoming a south Phoenix magnet for musicians and music lovers. Enjoy a pitcher of Sangria and the restaurant’s popular Mar y Tierra, their premier filet mignon and jumbo shrimp plate, while listening to a new line-up of bands and jam sessions new management has installed. On Cinco de […]




 Ruben Hernandez

Incan food fit for the gods

Incan food fit for the gods

Comida peruano descends from the culture and history of the Incas, and incorporates indigenous ingredients. Quinoa is an ancient grain known as the “Mother Grain” to the Incas. It’s used in soups, salads, desserts and drinks. It’s packed with protein. It’s believed that the potato originated in Peru. There are 110 varieties. Ceviche, the raw […]




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Vino Divino

Vino Divino

By Joy Hepp Ask any sommelier worth the title to recommend the best wine to pair with Spaghetti Bolognese or New York steak, and you will get an easy answer; a good crisp Chianti and a nice firm-bodied cabernet sauvignon, respectively. But what about something more likely to be found on a street corner than […]




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Latina chef serves up some ideas for Lent

Latina chef serves up some ideas for Lent

By Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez It’s April, and if you’re Catholic (or even a lapsed, dubious or recovering Catholic) you know that means only one thing, food-wise: giving up meat on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and all the Fridays of lent. For the vegans and vegetarians among us, this is not a big deal, of course. But […]




 Ruben Hernandez

Bomberos is the bomb

Bomberos is the bomb

The Valley of the Sun lacks for authentic restaurants and bars owned by South Americans with South American themes, drinks and cuisines. Whenever one pops up, it quickly becomes a magnet for transplanted South and Central Americans. There’s Inza Coffee in Scottsdale, a coffee house owned by a Colombian with specialty empanadas and international coffees. […]




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The Valley venerables

By Coty Dolores Miranda Valley residents have long had cravings for good authentic Mexican food as evidenced by three area Latino restaurants that are celebrating decades of longevity. La Perla One of the longest lasting local restaurants is Glendale’s La Perla Café, one of Arizona’s oldest restaurants. Serving authentic, home-style recipes for more than six […]