Below you’ll find a curated catalog of select past freelance work and collaborations. For additional writing clips, questions, or general inquiries, don’t be afraid to say hello: justin@justineats.com.

Phaidon Press Where to Eat Pizza


I was honored to be selected as the Arizona/New Mexico regional editor for award-winning author Daniel Young’s exhaustive worldwide directory of can’t miss pizza destinations. (Available for purchase here.)

Where to Eat Pizza: The Last Word on the Slice: – print, Spring 2016


Select contributions for Bite Magazine, one of the Southwest’s most celebrated quarterly food and dining publications, alongside big-league photography content by Mark Lipczynski, Grace Stufkosky and others.

Los Angeles Now – digital, Spring 2015

3 at 3: Late Night Phoenix Eating – digital, March 2015

Virtu Scottsdale – print + digital, March 2015

Scott & Co. Tucson – print + digital, March 2015

Phoenix Home and Garden Magazine“The magazine of Southwest living,” Phoenix Home and Garden is the region’s preeminent shelter magazine, focused on residential design, architecture, art, and local tastemakers.

Chef Silvana Salcido Esparza – Masters of the Southwest profile, print March 2016

Style and Purpose – Home design feature, print April 2016

I have been honored to contribute for Phoenix Magazine, notably as a former dining critic. Below is a select catalog of content.

Dining Reviews:

La Ristra New Mexican Kitchen – January 2014

Clever Koi – March 2014

Kai Restaurant – April 2014

Bink’s Scottsdale – May 2014

Food Features:

50 Best AZ RestaurantsJanuary 2014 (1 of 7 contributors)


Arizona’s leading monthly culture magazine, available both in print and online, with an influential focus on the state’s art, design and food community.

November 2016:
Flagstaff Foodcation: An Insider’s Guide to Eating, Drinking and Being Chilly

Downtown Phoenix Journal

Former Food and Dining Editor for the Downtown Phoenix Journal, below is a select glimpse of individual food or drink features, as well as select news-worthy events featured in the publication. Categorized by date.

June 2012:
Blue Hound Kitchen and Cocktails (opening snapshot)

March 2012:
Devoured Phoenix Culinary Classic (event recap)

December 2011
Luci’s Healthy Marketplace (snapshot)

November 2011
Green New American Vegetarian (snapshot)
Rice Paper (pork banh mi)

June 2011
America’s Taco Shop (Vampiro taco)

May 2011
Windsor and Churn (opening snapshot)
Giant Coffee (cold brewed iced coffee)
Calabria Italian Kitchen (Italian sausage)

April 2011
Province (‘Smart Money’)
Al Hana Restaurant at Baiz Market (shish taook)
Forks & Corks 2011 (event highlights)
The Arrogant Butcher (The Last Word cocktail)

March 2011
Devoured Phoenix Culinary Classic (event recap)
 (Oaxaca Special)
Pane Bianco (tuna sandwich)

November 2010
Cheap Eats: Downtown Phoenix (dining guide)

August 2010
Nobuo at Teeter House (opening snapshot)

March 2010
Devoured Phoenix Culinary Classic (event recap)

September 2009
St. Francis Phoenix: Night One (opening snapshot)

*For more of my contributions for the Downtown Phoenix Journal, go HERE.

Kontakt Magazine

Kontakt Magazine was a Phoenix-based publication focused on design, architecture, travel, and development worldwide.

PURL Model Development Kontakt Magazine Winter 2006

The Paper Heart Kontakt Magazine Winter 2006

Jackson Street Promise Kontakt Magazine Feb./March 2007

San Miguel Modern Kontakt Magazine Apr./May 2007

Richard Doria Kontakt Magazine June/July 2007

Ben Bethel Kontakt Magazine Oct./Nov. 2007

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