Southern Rail Archives

Here are the 2016 Foodist Awards winners

Italian food: Bruschetta

The Arizona Restaurant Association announced the 2016 Foodist Award Winners. Awards were given on Thursday, April 21 at a ceremony in Tempe. And the winners are: Uniquely Arizona: Lon’s at the Hermosa Food Pioneer: Joe Johnston (Liberty Market, Joe’s Real BBQ, Joe’s Farm Grill) Top Chef: Kevin Binkley (Binkley’s, Bink’s Midtown, Bink’s Kitchen + Bar, Cafe Bink) Innovative Restaurant Concept: Kai … Read More →

Restaurant Association names Foodist Awards finalists

Crudo

The Arizona Restaurant Association’s 2016 Foodist Awards return this April for an evening of celebration, that recognizes another incredible year in Arizona’s culinary and hospitality industry. The Awards will be held on Thursday, April 21 at 6:00 p.m. at the Showcase room located at 149 South Farmer in Tempe, and are attended by food and beverage industry professionals.… Read More →

The 2016 guide to Easter brunch and deals

Easter Events

Easter is this Sunday, which means there are lots of eggs to hunt, and plenty of brunch deals. We’ve compiled some of the best brunch deals going on across the valley and the state for those who are looking to eat out this holiday. One thousand eggs to be found at the Chaparral Suites  The… Read More →

Chef Justin Beckett and Southern Rail ease Thanksgiving angst

Beckett's Sprouts

Chef Justin Beckett wants to help families not only survive but thrive this holiday season by offering some tips, tricks and recipes to holiday home chefs. Starting November 10th, Chef Beckett will post some tips and recipes for his favorite holiday dishes on Facebook (facebook.com/SouthernRailAZ) and Instagram (@southernrailaz). Home cooks can impress their guests on… Read More →

Forks at the ready! Arizona Restaurant Week is back

Little Cleo's-Bacon & Eggs.
Photos by Robin Sendele, Az Big Media

Foodies across the state get ready for the most edible time of the year, Arizona Restaurant Association’s Fall Arizona Restaurant Week. For 10 days starting September 18th through the 27th diners can eat their way across the state on a tasting tour for a good price. Participating restaurants offer a three-course prix-fixe menu for just… Read More →

The Luhrs endures: Adaptive reuse, retail breathe life into iconic downtown building

Luhrs, WEB

Nestled among the steel and glass high rises in downtown Phoenix, the Luhrs Building stands as a symbol of the iconic brick-and-mortar structures that once graced the inner city. As the City of Phoenix embraces the concept of adaptive reuse, the Luhrs Building, constructed in 1924 at a cost of $553,000, is part of this… Read More →

Arizona Restaurant Week Returns Sept. 19-28

Restaurant Industry

Arizona Restaurant Week (ARW) will return this fall with 10 nights of incredible edibles, commencing for the first time on a Friday night. Arizona Restaurant Week, Fall Edition will be held Friday, September 19 through Sunday, September 28. During Fall ARW, over 150 Phoenix restaurants will offer specialty prix-fixe dinner menus for $33 and $44… Read More →