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Lori Hashimoto, chef and owner of the family-owned Hana Japanese Eatery in Phoenix, said she welcomes more Asian restaurants, including chains.

Arizona has seen particular growth in Asian fusion restaurants, like Sumo Maya in Scottsdale, which serves Mexican-Asian fusion cuisine, Arizona Restaurant Association spokeswoman Chianne Hewer said. Read more»

Diners enjoy a bright afternoon at A Different Point of View, a Phoenix restaurant at the top of the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort.

The National Restaurant Association has projected Arizona as the No. 1 state in restaurant-sales growth in 2015 and for employment growth through 2025. What makes Arizona stand out in this industry? Read more»

In Arizona for fundraisers, GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain held a news conference to deny a former employee’s allegation that he sexually harassed her.

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain on Tuesday categorically denied an allegation that he sexually harassed a former co-worker during an encounter in the 1990s. Read more» 2

Poor old Herman Cain ... learning the hard way that being a presidential campaign front-runner (black or white) means having your deepest, darkest crevices thoroughly illuminated. Read more»

Sharon Bialek discusses what she says was her encounter with Herman Cain.

A fourth woman, Sharon Bialek, came forward Monday and accused Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain of sexual harassment. She accused him of reaching his hand up her skirt and trying to touch her. Read more»

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain responded, finally, to accusations that he sexually harassed several women while he headed the National Restaurant Association (the other NRA). Read more»