Category Archives: Ahwatukee

Hillside Spot coming to Ahwatukee

Doug Robson, who opened well-regarded Gallo Blanco in Phoenix earlier this year, is planning to launch a new restaurant called the Hillside Spot in Ahwatukee. The comfort-food cafĂ©, which will take over the former Coffee Plantation space on the northwest … Continue reading

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5 to try: East Valley brew pubs

A PBS special earlier this year declared craft beer is the new wine. And never before have beer drinkers had so many choices of small-batch ales and lagers produced right here in the Valley at a growing number of brew … Continue reading

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Big Daddy's Smokehouse Sports Grill closes in Ahwatukee

Big Daddy’s Smokehouse Sports Grill, located on the southwest corner of 40th Street and Chandler Boulevard in Ahwatukee, has closed. A statement posted on the sports bar’s website notes “the last ten months of negotiations with the landlord regarding the … Continue reading

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Ahwatukee taco shop on 'Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives'

I don’t know how I missed this: Ahwatukee’s Los Taquitos was featured Monday on the latest episode of the Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.” If you missed it too, you can catch re-runs at 9 p.m. July 10, midnight … Continue reading

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Free meals for Dad at Rawhide, Havana Cafe

It seems like nearly every restaurant is offering some sort of Father’s Day special this Sunday, but here are a pair that rise above the crowd: Havana Cafe, which has a locations in Ahwatukee and Phoenix, is offering dads a … Continue reading

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Rock Bottom unveils 10th anniversary growler

I’ve decided I need to hang out more often at Ahwatukee’s Rock Bottom. I wasn’t all that thrilled with the food when I reviewed this brewpub back in 2007, but I notice that several of the items I didn’t like … Continue reading

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Rock Bottom celebrates 10th anniversary

Ahwatukee’s Rock Bottom celebrates its 10th anniversary today and will be selling brats and hot dogs for $1 all day. Brewmaster Guy Bartmess has made a special anniversary ale, a dry-hopped pale ale called “Catcher in the Rye,” which will … Continue reading

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