Articles by A. Noshman


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CRUjiente: Tasty tacos and more

People always ask me where to get Mexican food, and now I have a new place to recommend. Finding one that doesn’t use lard, or mix cheese and meat together in every dish, is hard for lovers of Mexican food. Though CRUjiente serves very traditional food, there is nothing traditional about it, including the way…

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Scott’s Generations finds a new home

There’s a happy ending to this story, I promise. For 28 years, Scott’s Generations, a marvelous Jewish deli, has been serving hungry diners from the same Phoenix location, but that has come to an end. It’s the last Jewish business to leave the once-robust strip mall at 7th Street and Missouri Avenue that housed the…

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Eat for a good cause at Joy Bus Diner

Joy Bus Diner $$ 3375 E Shea Blvd., Phoenix 602-595-5884 thejoybusdiner.com Two things you need to know right up front: it’s a mitzvah to eat here and the food is good! The combination of doing good while eating well is a joyous experience and reflects the very name of this restaurant. It’s a mitzvah because…

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Hawaiian fresh fish sets Coconut’s apart

Coconut’s Fish Cafe $$ 7366 E Shea Blvd., Scottsdale 480-596-2987 16640 N Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale 480-275-6690 1155 W Ocotillo Road, Suite #1, Chandler 480-247-7900 coconutsaz.com Normally, I don’t review chain restaurants, but when it originates from the Hawaiian chain of islands… well, that’s a chain I can link to. I love Hawaii and have been…

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Taste of Arizona: Stock & Stable

Stock & Stable $$$ 5538 N 7th St., Phoenix stockandstable.com Resurgence on 7th Street How do I choose from the thousands of restaurants around, when I can write only one review a month for Arizona Jewish Life Magazine? Such a dilemma! This time, I got a tip from a darling friend who is a professional…

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Taste of Arizona: Tiny downtown diner has huge character

The Welcome Diner $$ 924 E Roosevelt Street Phoenix, AZ  85006 602-495-1111 welcomediner.net Downtown Phoenix revelers and late night munchie/nightcap people are going to love me for this.  Hugging the edge of Roosevelt Row, a fabulously renovated arts, restaurant and downtown shopping district, sits an authentic 1940s mobile diner (wheels off and permanently installed) serving…

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A Taste of Arizona: For the love of tamales

The Tamale Store $$ 13046 N Cave Creek Road Phoenix, AZ 85022 602-435-2604 thetamalestore.com It’s not a restaurant, which makes this an unusual restaurant review. It’s exactly what its name says, a tamale store. Those two words, Tamale Store, in bright red letters, caught my eye as I was careening down Cave Creek Road. A…

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