Selected Work

Feature Writing

Lightning in the Hand (PNT, 2019)*

Journey to the Heart of New Arizona Cuisine (PNT, 2018)**

A Master and a Rising Star: Pizza Peaks in the Valley (PNT, 2019)*

Finding Puffy, Craggy, Deep-Rooted Fry Bread (PNT, 2018)

Sonoran Arcana (2019 PNT cOlumn)

April: Brewing a Wild Ale Overnight in the Wilderness

May: One of the World’s Best Chiles Is Native to Arizona

June: Shepherding the Crops of Arizona’s Past into the Present

July: “A Lot of People Don’t Know About Mesquite.”

Restaurant Reviews

You Can Eat a Dinner in Phoenix for $364. Should You? (PNT, 2018)*

13 Ways of Looking at a Vegetable (PNT, 2018)

Eat at Hush Public House ASAP (PNT, 2019)


Mountain Sky Farms (PNT, 2019)

The Master and the Mutz (Saveur, 2016)

Chollie’s Hamburgers (The Boston Globe, 2013)


Cider Corps Pours Wildly Inventive Pints (PNT, 2018)

Amaro and Amore (Serious Eats, 2016)

For Goodness’ Sake (Rhapsody, 2018)

Wren House Horchata Wheat Wine (PNT, 2019)

Smoke Rings (2017-2018 PNT column)

Silvana Dreams of BBQ: Part 1 and Part 2

“I Got the Best Pulled Pork in the Country”

Crafting BBQ in a Century-Old Orange Grove


Local Takes: Phoenix (American Way, 2018)*

I Tried Making Pesto 3 Ways — the Best was the Most Basic (Real Simple, 2019)

Raffetto's Is Your Century-Old Destination for Fresh Pasta (Serious Eats, 2013)

An Ode to Aguachile: the Ultimate Hot Weather Food (PNT, 2019)


Pastor Grills Heavenly Rib Tips on the Roadside (PNT, 2019)

Meatball Salad: An American Tragedy (PNT, 2017)

13 Ways of Looking at a Vegetable: A Restaurant Review (PNT, 2018)

*Cover Story

**Cover Story nominated for an AFJ Award and winner of an SFJ award, both for feature writing