Places to Eat

RigaTony’s offering meals for first responders and health care workers

RigaTony’s Authentic Italian Restaurant in Tempe is serving joy to those fighting to save lives during these trying times. Owners Chrissy and Mike Lopercio are...

All in the Family: Gio’s Pizza brings traditional Italian flavors to Anthem

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Born in Sicily and raised in New York, Onofrio Modica knows great pizza. For five years, the Anthem resident has been sharing his...

Made with Love: Scottsdale is enamored with Agapi Pita

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Ashur Zai’s dream was to open a restaurant. So, when he married his wife, Nikki, in May 2018, the two embarked on...

One Big Breakfast: Matt Pool brings his fresh eats to North Scottsdale

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Matt Pool has always had his hand in the restaurant business. He worked his way through ASU by delivering room service at...

Detroit Proud: David Najor brings the flavors of Michigan to Scottsdale

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski When David Najor moved to Arizona, he brought the feelings, the work ethic and the love he has for Michigan. His new...

The Secret’s in the Sauce: Shane’s Rib Shack’s recipes inspired the Jones family to...

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Bryce Jones was a precocious teen at Northwest Christian School in Phoenix. He was the student body president and actively raised funds...

Seafood Done Right: Cap’n Ron’s Fish and Chips delights in Mesa

By Christopher Boan Ron and Donna Thornton retired from a five-decade run of operating 18-wheel trucks and can’t-miss culinary institutions, only to find themselves mindlessly...

Fresh Start: The Maggiores open their doors to families at Tomaso’s Italian Kitchen

By Rachel Howard When life hits, you hit back harder. When life floods your restaurant, if you’re celebrity chefs Tomaso and Joey Maggiore, you take...

A New Spin: Sushi Roku at W Scottsdale joins mocktail craze

By Christopher Boan Sushi Roku bar manager Sarah Ehrman found herself in a bit of a quandary earlier this year, and it resulted in a...