Featured Restaurants

Chino Bandido

Chino Bandido is the perfect Phoenix dive.  Everything from the location to decor to the wacky method of service, this is one in a million.  Owner Eve Collins is equally unique and her passionate spirit translates through signature dishes like Jerk Fried Rice and Jade Red Chicken. Get on over to Chino Bandido and don't forget the snickerdoodles, made in-house, like everything else on their menu. Podcast Interviews Episode 77 with Owner Eve Collins Vital Stats Address:  15414 North 19th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85023 Phone: (602) 375-3639 Website: http://chinobandido.com/ Hours: 11am to 9pm Daily Cuisine: Mexican, Chinese Price Point: $

Beckett’s Table

Chef Justin Beckett's namesake restaurant, Beckett's Table, in Arcadia, is known for true farm to table comfort food.  Familiar, approachable dishes with food-forward flair.  Beckett's is the perfect place to spend time with family and friends, meandering through spectacular shared plates and thoughtfully crafted entrees.  It has a lively vibe and the team there will take great care of you.  There's not a nicer guy when it comes to Valley chefs.  He's committed to putting Phoenix on the map.  Check out his other restaurant, Southern Rail. Video Podcast Interviews Episode 64 with Chef Justin Beckett and EaterAZ's David Tyda   Minisode with Chef Justin Beckett and Chef Gio Osso for Fowl Out   Minisode with Chef Justin Beckett for Arizona Restaurant Week Fall 2014 http://traffic.libsyn.com/restaurantlive/AZ_RW_Fall_2014_Becket.mp3   Episode 11 with Chef Justin Beckett and Food Nerd Zach Garcia Vital Stats Address:  3717 E Indian School Road Phone: 602-954-1700 Website: beckettstable.com Hours: 5pm to 10pm Tuesday - Saturday, 5pm to 9pm Sunday Cuisine: American Comfort Food Price Point: $$$

32 Shea

32 Shea is the perfect neighborhood spot any time of day.  Drive through on your way to work for an expertly brewed coffee and home made pastry.  Enjoy a leisurely lunch on the zen patio.  Meet up with friends for happy hour and enjoy craft brews and wines by the glass.  Dinner is the opportunity to see Chef T turn out daily specials that express her creativity and love of refined comfort foods.  Owner Rebecca Golden brings the neighborhood together every day and wants you to enjoy her restaurant no matter what time of day it is.  They also have a dog-friendly patio. Podcast Interviews Wine Wednesday on the patio at 32 Shea http://traffic.libsyn.com/restaurantlive/Restaurant_Live_WW_Ep_24_December_10th.mp3   Episode 20 with Rebecca Golden Vital Stats Address:  10626 North 32nd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85028 Phone: (602) 867-7432 Website: http://www.32shea.com Hours: Monday - Friday 6am to 10pm, Saturday 7am to 10pm, Sunday 7am to 2pm Price Point: $


Rick Phillips has his hands in all sorts of pies across town.  From EaterAZ to Affordable Food Festivals, somehow this guy keeps up a kick-ass BBQ joint with awesome moonshine.  Don't miss the wings, they are some of our favorites in town.  If you want to enjoy a cozy neighborhood joint, tuck in to Bootleggers. Podcast Interviews Episode 51 with Rick Phillips, Chef Aaron May and Chef Alex Stratta Vital Stats Address:  3375 E Shea Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85028 or 7217 East 1st Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 Phone: 602-996-4228 or 480-404-9984 Website: http://www.bootleggersaz.com/ Hours: 11am to 11pm Sun to Thurs, 11am to 1am Fri and Sat Cuisine: BBQ, American Price Point: $$

The Gladly

The Gladly carries an uptown feeling.  It's refined, it's sleek, but also familiar.  It's a desination for cocktail geeks, slinging classics, house-made originals and an impressive lineup of whiskey.  Chef Bernie Kantak's creative flair brings charm to old-world classics and homey entrees like your Mama's meatloaf.  Also check out their sister restaurant, Citizen Public House. Podcast Interviews Minisode for Foul Out with Chef Bernie Kantak, Chef Tracy Dempsey and Chef Stephen Jones (11/28/14)   Episode 63 "Tip of the Iceberg" with Andrew Fritz, Chef Lee Hillson and Chef Jesse Hansen   Episode 47 "Great Balls of Ice" with Andrew Fritz, Richie Moe and Damien Kanser Vital Stats Address:  2201 East Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ 85016 Phone: (602) 759-8132 Website: http://www.thegladly.com/ Hours: Monday - Thursday 11am - 10pm, Friday 11am - 11pm, Saturday 3pm - 11pm, Sunday 9am - 10pm Cuisine: American Price Point: $$$

Hana Japanese Eatery

Hana Japanese Eatery is among our favorite restaurants at RLAZ. Lori Hashimoto and her team are committed to preserving and sharing authentic, traditional Japanese cuisine.  They get their hands on some of the best ingredients directly from Japan.  They only deal with high-quality and celebrate the seasonal.  What's the best way to attack the menu? Let your knowledgeable server know you're up for an adventure and let them show you the way.  Another great perk about Hana is that it's BYO. Podcast Interviews Episode 58 with Lori Hashimoto at Hana Vital Stats Address:  5524 North 7th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85013 Phone: (602) 973-1238 Website: hanajapaneseeatery.com Hours: Monday: closed Tuesday-Thursday: 11am-2:30pm, 5-9pm Friday: 11am-2:30pm/5-10pm Saturday: 5pm-10pm Sunday: 5pm-9pm Cuisine: Japanese Price Point: $$

Little Miss BBQ

Arizona has some great gems when it comes to BBQ, but this is true Austin style, lovingly prepared and served by owner Scott Holmes.  Little Miss BBQ is 100% about the food and the off-beat location and minimalist decor add to its appeal.  Just make sure you get there early and are prepared to wait, though we guarantee you'll make some foodie friends while waiting in line.  They do sell out most days and once it's gone, it's gone. Podcast Interviews Episode 52 with Scott Holmes and AZ BBQ Fest's David Tyda (3/27/14) Vital Stats Address:  4301 E University Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85034 Phone: (602) 437-1177 Website: littlemissbbq.com  Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm or until sold out Cuisine: Barbeque Price Point: $

Miracle Mile Deli

A Phoenix staple for 65 years, Miracle Mile Deli holds a very special place in our hearts.  Known for their "greatest hits", sandwiches like the Straw and the New Yorker have charmed locals and reminded us what a sandwich should really taste like.  Family owned and operated, George and Jill Garcia, along with son Josh Garcia have brought this old-school favorite into the current day.  They have expanded their operation to include a breakfast menu and beyond, but they are sticking to their roots with an understanding that quality ingredients, paired with true passion, yields absolute success. * Host Joanie Simon ate at Miracle Mile Deli before recording the very first episode of Restaurant Live AZ!  She considers the restaurant a good luck charm. Podcast Interviews Minisode Interview with Josh Garcia about their upcoming move (10/20/14) Vital Stats Address:  1949 East Camelback Road #160 Phone: 602-776-0992 Website: miraclemiledeli.com Hours: 7am to 8pm, 7 days a week Cuisine: Deli Price Point: $$

Proof Canteen

Proof Canteen is perfect any time of day.  Their decadent breakfast/brunch is perfectly punctuated with one of our favorite Bloody Marys in town.  Lunch ranges from comforting sandwiches, high-quality, vegetable forward entrees to their famed pretzel knots with cheese sauce.  Because this restaurant is nestled into the Four Seasons Troon North Scottsdale Resort, dinner can be an easy casual meal, or a celebratory event.  Dress it up or dress it down, Proof is highly recommended for parties, particularly because of their wide variety of craft beers and homemade ice creams, as well as a beautiful, open dining room. Podcast Interviews Thanksgiving 2014 with Tim Hass and Chef Jesse Hansen   Episode 63:  Chef Jesse Hansen, Chef Lee Hillson and Andrew Fritz   Episode 44:  Be My Valentine with Chef Jesse Hansen and Tim Hass   Vital Stats Address:  10600 East Crescent Moon Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85262 Phone: (480) 513-5085 Website: http://proofcanteen.com/ Hours: 7am to 11pm Daily Cuisine: American Price Point: $$

Southern Rail

Chef Justin Beckett's 2nd restaurant encapsulates a lot of history.  For one, the building used to be the Phoenix dining landmark, Beefeaters.  After years standing vacant as an eyesore to Camelback Road, Justin and his team carefully rebuilt it and brought it back to life in 2014.  When you visit Southern Rail today, you can see the original Beefeaters chandeliers, booths and a lot of reclaimed wood.  The other major dose of history is in the food that they serve.  The flavors of the American South come compliments of years of research taken on by Chef Beckett.  Leaving no stone unturned, from the grits to the fried green tomatoes, each an inspiration from Chef's travels and lifelong passion for celebrating the South. Podcast Interviews Episode 48: At Southern Rail under construction with Chef Justin Beckett Vital Stats Address:  300 West Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ 85013 Phone: (602) 200-0085 Website: southernrailaz.com Hours: Monday - Friday 11am to 10pm, Saturday - Sunday 1am to 10pm Cuisine: Southern, American Price Point: $$$