Places to Eat

Intimate Night: Acclaimed chef Jared Lupin opening Phoenix’s first hand roll bar

By Christopher Boan Chef Jared Lupin was exposed to the world of ramen and sushi during a U.S. Army tour more than a decade ago.  Born...

Beyond the Tagline: Sauce offers quality lunch options in Tempe

By Octavio Serrano For Scott Kilpatrick, opening a Sauce Pizza & Wine in Tempe was an obvious move. But it wasn’t until recently that Sauce...

A Grand Return: Rancho de Tia Rosa revived in Northeast Mesa

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Cory Lucas likes to say he just fell into the restaurant business. Perhaps he’s making a bigger impact than he thinks. Lucas...

Keeping It Real: Corleone’s represents Philly in the Valley

By Connor Dziawura Old news clippings, nostalgic photographs, images of characters like Rocky Balboa, autographed pictures of athletes and other memorabilia decorate the walls of...

Intense Flavors: Maple & Ash fires up the steak and seafood scene

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Sean Currid’s eyes light up when he talks about Maple & Ash, the new restaurant he leads at the Scottsdale Waterfront. He brags...

Diner Insider: Brunch Café is for the dogs

By Brandie Bosworth North Scottsdale’s Brunch Café has gone beyond the typical entrees. It is supporting guests’ furry friends. For $5, pet parents on the cafe’s...

A Fitting Partnership: Venezia’s teaming up with The Fix coffee

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Domenick Montanile merely wanted to throw his pie in the ring when he opened his first Venezia’s Pizzeria 21 years ago in...

70 Years of History: Luna Gelateria owner displays his Italian roots

By Kristine Cannon Luna Gelateria & Caffetteria may have opened its doors last February, but owner Stefano Fabbri’s family history in the food and restaurant...

Piefection: French-inspired bakery is perfection

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Cheryl Standage knew a quaint, from-scratch bakery was in her future, but was also aware the odds were against her.  “The statistics show...