Desert Roots Kitchen

Desert plants are often known for having shallow roots, which are better for quickly absorbing water during brief storms followed by quick evaporation. In Downtown Tempe, a restaurant aptly named Desert Roots Kitchen has displayed some unexpectedly deep roots, operating with essentially the same approach for over six years and building upon the traditions of an even longer lasting restaurant, In Season Deli, that came before it at the same location. These roots continue to grow just a block-and-a-half south of the Mill Avenue / Third Street light rail station. Continue reading “Desert Roots Kitchen”

Original ChopShop Co.

Remember the song “Escape” by Rupert Holmes? Even if you were born long after it was recorded, you’ve probably heard its memorable chorus, “If you like pina coladas…” There’s another line in that song in which the narrator sings, “I’m not much into health food, I am into champagne.” Do those two pleasures have to be mutually exclusive? At the Original ChopShop Co.’s new location in Tempe, it’s possible to have both: healthful dishes based on fresh produce, whole grains, and lean proteins to eat and beer, cocktails, and wine, including champagne of course, to drink.

Danish salad with chicken

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