Travel & Dining

 Mortimer Sánchez

Distracted Dining

Distracted Dining

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

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Tucson’s Canyon Ranch: A Healthy Retreat

Tucson’s Canyon Ranch: A Healthy Retreat

By Rebecca Antioco As summer descends upon us, we all make mid-year resolutions to get our bathing suit bodies in shape, and cultivate new and healthier minds by getting out and traveling. But you needn’t necessarily fly thousands of miles to find firmness and nutrition of bod and peace of mind. I found mine at […]

 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 […]

 Ruben Hernandez

Tocasierra Spa: Prescription for rejuvenation

Tocasierra Spa: Prescription for rejuvenation

This summer will be a great season for ballooning in Arizona. No, not the hot-air balloons that look like Christmas bulbs drifting on the hazy morning horizon. We mean certain lifestyle indicators will rise like a helium balloon released by a child: Gas prices, food prices, and of course, the infamous desert temperatures. These factors […]

 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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Walkin’ in L.A.

Walkin’ in L.A.

By Joy Hepp Despite what you might have heard, there are people who walk in L.A. With over 70 miles of metro, it’s possible to get around town sans automobile. Out-of-towners have more options now because of the advent of a flyaway service that departs every half hour from LAX to Union Station, the city’s […]

 LPM Staff

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 […]