5 Best Restaurants for Students Near ASU Downtown (Plus One for the Parents)

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Heather Hoch
Pallets in Downtown Phoenix serves affordable sushi and a nice selection of beers.
We've already told you where the best student-friendly restaurants are around Arizona State University's main campus in Tempe. But don't worry, Downtown Phoenix students, we've got some suggestions for you too.

Taking classes on the Downtown Phoenix campus gives you the opportunity to explore an urban jungle and that means a whole different set of dining and drinking options than your Tempe counterparts have available. Downtown is host a bunch of great restaurants including more than one James Beard Award-winning spot and a whole bunch of places for excellent pizza. The places that make this list are great food students in that they're affordable, close to campus, and still serve solid food.

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10 Metro Phoenix Restaurants We Miss

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Heather Hoch
These goat cheese medallions make us miss Lola Tapas.
Some restaurants in Phoenix seemed to be ahead of their time. Others were good in theory but just didn't pan out to be regular stomping grounds for local diners. Still more restaurants just simply couldn't stay open just because we wanted them to, no matter how many times we ate there. Come take a trip with us down culinary memory lane and check out these 10 defunct metro Phoenix restaurants that we wish we could have just one more meal at, but be warned that after reading this you might get a craving for an old favorite that you won't be able to satisfy. Trust us, we know your pain.

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5 Best Restaurants for Students Near ASU Tempe (Plus One for Their Parents)

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Timur Guseynov
The Tijuana Torpedo
We'll admit, when we were in college we weren't the most enlightened of diners. That basically means we wasted a lot of money eating mediocre food at restaurants simply because we didn't know any better. But you don't have to make the same mistake.

There are plenty of good -- and almost more important, affordable -- restaurants around Arizona State University's main campus. So whether you're just starting your college career, or just starting to figure out that there are restaurants besides Chiptole and Panda Express (or both), you're going to want to do yourself a favor and check out this list of student-friendly restaurants around Tempe.

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5 Best Food Neighborhoods in Metro Phoenix

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We love our Valley dining scene but it's impossible to deny that there are certain parts of town with more to offer than others. That's not to say there aren't plenty of great restaurants, bars, and breweries that lie outside of these five geographic areas, but these are the places with more to offer than just a few dining and drinking gems.

We chose these parts of town for different reasons including variety of types of cuisines and pure concentration of options. The fact that each of these neighborhoods has its own unique vibe is a testament to just how diverse the Valley dining scene has become.

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5 Best New Metro Phoenix Restaurants of 2014 -- So Far

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Lauren Saria
A two-meat plate from Little Miss BBQ
If the first half of 2014 is an accurate indication of how the rest of this year's going to go, then we're in for quite a delicious ride. We've welcomed more than a few hot new dining spots to the scene, some of which didn't quite make this list but just need time and a few tweaks to become true top-notch spots for Valley diners.

Some of the places that top this list of the best new restaurants so far take a cue from the current dining trends, while others deliver classic cuisine done remarkably well. All of them play a part in making the city a more delicious place to dine with every passing year. In no particular order, here are five of my favorite restaurants to open so far in 2014.

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10 More Cult Restaurants in Metro Phoenix: Readers Choice

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Heather Hoch
Vegans, vegetarians, and pretty much everyone else know why Green has reached cult status.
When we picked out our ten favorite cult restaurants in the Valley last month, many of you had a thing or two to say about your own favorite cult-status dining spots -- and we listened. Cheap Mexican eats, underground seafood joints, and stoner delights all fall into the realm of fan-favorites.

Here are 10 more favorite cult restaurants in Phoenix, according to you:

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5 Bars in Metro Phoenix to Eat at Sober

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Josh Chesler
The pizza at Bottled Blonde.

Historically speaking, bars aren't known for having great food. Serviceable in a pinch, sure, but generally not places you'd go to have a delicious dinner (or breakfast).

These days, modern bars and clubs are trying to change all of that by serving restaurant-quality food during the day before they focus on booze at night. Particularly in Scottsdale and Tempe, many places thought of as watering holes are now serving food actually worth eating during the day. Here are five Metro Phoenix bars we eat at without drinking -- or complaining.

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10 Best Salads in Metro Phoenix

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Lauren Saria
Mozzarella Salad from Pane Bianco
If you've had your mind on lighter or colder dining options lately, rest easy knowing you're not alone. With swimsuit season in full swing many of us have had our minds on meals that will leave us feeling full, but not looking it. A well-balanced salad is often the perfect choice.

All ten of these Phoenix salads are full of flavor, texture, and, in many cases, protein. If you ever thought the salad section of a menu isn't worth your while, prepare to have your mind changed.

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10 Best Ethnic Markets in Metro Phoenix

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Natalie Miranda
Get some new flavor in your cooking at Lam's.
The best part of traveling is indulging in food we've tried to imiitate at home. But let's face it: How many of us really have the time or funds to get to our dream locations? Luckily, we don't have to pull out those dusty passports to get a taste of India or Japan. Phoenix is full of convenient ethnic markets with their shelves full of foods from its native countries.

We sought out 10 markets to give you the most ethnic experience without having to leave the Valley.

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5 Best Happy Hours in Central/Downtown Phoenix: Quick PHX

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Sarah Hurwitz
Quick PHX Guide gets its drink on.
Our Quick PHX guide this year showed you a lot of dining, partying, and entertainment options this year. From coffee to day drinking and cocktails, we have some spots for slinging some of the best imbibing options in Central/Downtown Phoenix.

Today we'll show you the best spots for happy hour in Central/Downtown Phoenix:

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