Articles by A. Noshman


Eat for a good cause at Joy Bus Diner

Joy Bus Diner $$ 3375 E Shea Blvd., Phoenix 602-595-5884 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…


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 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…


Taste of Arizona: Stock & Stable

Stock & Stable $$$ 5538 N 7th St., Phoenix 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…


Taste of Arizona: Tiny downtown diner has huge character

The Welcome Diner $$ 924 E Roosevelt Street Phoenix, AZ  85006 602-495-1111 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…


A Taste of Arizona: For the love of tamales

The Tamale Store $$ 13046 N Cave Creek Road Phoenix, AZ 85022 602-435-2604 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…


A taste of Arizona: The Clever Koi

The Clever Koi $$$ 4236 N Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85012 Friends have been urging me to try The Clever Koi for some time now. It always comes up in conversation about great food in Phoenix, so I had to overcome my fear of being crashed into by the light rail and get myself…

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