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Osteria

Osteria brings Northern Italy flavors to Mesa

Osteria By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Northeast Mesa residents Jeff and Alec-Lauren Golzio are big on Italian tradition and culture. Alec-Lauren’s great-grandfather escaped the clutches of Mussolini after serving as his accountant. Growing up, she and her husband watched...
Rita’s Kitchen's Samoa Trifle

Chefs prove culinary prowess using Girl Scout cookies

By Alison Bailin Batz   For the fifth consecutive year, chefs from some of the Valley’s most popular restaurants will use their culinary skills to reimagine one of the flavors of Girl Scout cookies – Do-Si-Dos,...
Voilà French Bistro

Voilà!: Northeast France à la Scottsdale

Voilà French Bistro By David Brown “Voilà!,” so the French say with joie de vivre: “Here it is!” So it is, almost like magic!” And so that may be what Ségolène Gros will say to guests, serving...
Poutine around Phoenix

Five Places Around Phoenix for Poutine

Poutine around Phoenix By Daisy Finch   Hungry for Canadian cuisine? There are plenty of joints around the Valley to try our northern neighbor’s signature dish: poutine! Not sure what that is? It’s French fries topped with...
Mora Italian

From Pipes to Pizza: Plumbing took a back seat to Scott Conant culinary...

Mora Italian By Laura Stoddard   Chef Scott Conant is something of a nomad. With restaurants from Las Vegas to New York, constant public appearances and a steadily expanding brand to cultivate, the Chopped judge just wanted a...
Mowry and Cotton

‘Comfort Food in Disguise’ Mowry and Cotton focuses on friends, family and food

Mowry and Cotton Adam Toriseva  The Phoenician’s new dining experience, Mowry and Cotton, gives a tip of the hat to the area’s history, with an emphasis on friends, family and comfort food. “It’s not your typical western-themed...
Alessia’s Ristorante Italiano

Mom-and-pop Alessia’s Ristorante Italiano brings big flavors to Mesa

Alessia’s Ristorante Italiano By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Jon Carr is everybody’s neighbor in Northeast Mesa. He greets his guests at Alessia’s Ristorante Italiano like they’re lifelong friends. Carr unapologetically injects humor into his conversations, making diners feel at...
breakfast in Mesa

Bloody Mary, Benedicts key to Sunnyside’s success

Breakfast in Mesa By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Inspired by his grandfather, Gabriel Garfio has always been fascinated with food. Sometimes it was much to his parents’ chagrin. “When I was 5 or 7, my parents owned a small...

Take-Out Thanksgiving Dinners

By Connor Dziawura November is a transitional time. As the weather begins to cool off (for us Arizonans) and All Hallows Eve passes, Thanksgiving approaches to finally lead us into the winter season. But while...
The Crepe Club

Top Crepe Places in the Valley

By Daisy Finch Craving crepes close by? Set your sights (or navigation) to these five Valley crepe cafes. Each has a unique feel and flavor, but all of them have quality staff, ingredients, presentations and...

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