Bret Pont honed his meat-carving skills for 25 years as a Valley Grocers butcher before buying 50-year-old Hobe Meats, he told the Arizona Republic. Behind the counter, Pont helps customers locate and prepare the ideal meat by elucidating the qualities of strip steaks, rib-eye roasts, and other cuts of USDA Prime and Choice beef. Each option originates from cows that dine exclusively on corn, grass, and chocolate-dipped strawberries. All of the shop's meats are untouched by preservatives, growth hormones, and antibiotics. This policy extends to pork and chicken, which contain neither sodium nitrates nor fillers. When fed the shop's raw, natural pet foods, dogs have been known to teach themselves new tricks.
The Arizona Humane Society has provided shelter and rehabilitation to homeless and abandoned animals since 1957, watching over more than 46,000 dogs, cats, and smaller critters every year as they await new homes. After proving their eligibility for adoption and consulting with the shelter staff, new owners can choose a companion from any of the pets prowling the menagerie, from puppies and kittens up to 9 months old to adult dogs and cats. Rabbits and ferrets also scurry about, searching for farmers' carrots carelessly planted in an animal shelter. For current owners, the society provides low-cost spaying and neutering services as a public service, as well as education and outreach programs to promote compassion and ensure a safe home for all creatures.
There isn't a warehouse of food at Nature's Garden Delivered. The company holds no inventory?not a single carrot or banana. Instead, the team sources everything fresh on a weekly basis. They work with local organic growers to bring in a selection of 15?20 fruits and 30?35 vegetables. Then they inspect everything by hand and pack it for shipments, which go directly to homes and offices.
Nature's Garden Delivered keeps things pretty simple on the customer's end. Simply select a box size and type: all fruits, all veggies, or a wild mix of the two that defies all social conventions. The staff also lets customers purchase additional produce or swap items in and out. The chosen assortment arrives once a week, before 7 a.m. for home deliveries.
Enjoy bottomless chips and salsa and a casual ambiance at La Tolteca.
The menu doesn't include any low-fat items, so set aside some extra calories for your visit.
La Tolteca is more than willing to accommodate families, so kids are welcome to tag along.
Check email, shop online, or get the latest game scores on La Tolteca's free wifi.
Call La Tolteca for catering if you have a big event coming up.
If time is of the essence, La Tolteca's take-out option may be a better fit.
Don't spend time searching for parking — visitors are welcome to use the adjoining lot.
Keeping an eye on your budget? La Tolteca is a perfect choice, with most meals costing less than $15.
You can stop by at practically any time, since La Tolteca serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Great in the AM or as an after-dinner treat, Phoenix Ranch Market III sells scrumptious baked goods.
Phoenix Ranch Market III is also a good option for those with special dietary needs, offering both low-fat and gluten-free items on the menu.
With its kid-friendly vibe, Phoenix Ranch Market III is a great spot for families to chow down.
On warmer days, take advantage of Phoenix Ranch Market III's outdoor seating.
If you need to get somewhere fast, the bakery also serves up grub to go.
Phoenix Ranch Market III provides easy access to an adjacent lot.
You won't break the bank at Phoenix Ranch Market III, with a meal typically hovering below the $15 mark.
For falafel, hummus, kebabs, and more, check out Phoenix's Yusef's Middle Eastern Restaurant.
Dieters beware — Yusef's Middle Eastern Restaurant does not offer low-fat cuisine.
Bring the whole clan to Yusef's Middle Eastern Restaurant — kids and parents will love the menu and ambience here.
You can also have Yusef's Middle Eastern Restaurant cater your next event.
Dining out isn't your only option here — pickup is available, too.
Parking is available at an adjacent lot.
The grub at Yusef's Middle Eastern Restaurant is also a downright bargain — most people can chow down for less than $15.