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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...

Fly into Saddle Mountain brewery for Taildragger

By Dave Clark With great beer, a diverse, full-service menu and an open, energy-filled room, Goodyear’s Saddle Mountain Brewing is setting the standard for brewpubs in the West Valley. Founders Jacob and Laura Hansen chose Goodyear...

Arizona resorts that do drinks right

By Alison Bailin Batz When people think of “hotel bars,” dark walls, wicker chairs and very basic cocktails come to mind. In Arizona, think again. The Grand Canyon State’s hotels and resorts boast some of...
Dillon's KC BBQ Bayou

Dillon’s KC BBQ Bayou

Fans of Dillon's KC BBQ will be delighted to know that it now boasts a water-front location. Simply take a trip out to the West Valley and the Pleasant Harbor Marina at Lake Pleasant. You...

Diners can indulge in Donovan’s without breaking the bank

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Donovan’s Steak and Chop House management wants the Biltmore-area restaurant to be known for more than its pricey dishes. The mahogany-laden, stylish dining establishment is pushing its expanded happy hour menu, which is...

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