Places to Eat

A Light During the Crisis: Brother-sister duo won’t let pandemic stop their restaurant

By Kacey Wilson Meliza Miranda and her brother, Jorge Cota, had been planning to open a modern Mexican restaurant in Peoria for quite some time. They...

Knock, Knock Tequila Delivery: Corrido and CRUjiente Tacos make the rounds of Arcadia

By Annika Tomlin When Gov. Doug Ducey issued an executive order requiring restaurants to provide takeout and delivery only, Tequila Corrido co-owners Sarah Foote and...

Virtual Vittles: Local restaurant and winery inspire families to cook via social media

By Laura Latzko During the state’s stay-at-home order, many families have been struggling with what to make for dinner. Local business owners have sought to...

Sweet Nostalgia: Gilbert marshmallow shop, Toasted Mallow, is America’s first

By David M. Brown Here’s a suite for sweets in North Gilbert. Celebrating six years in August, Toasted Mallow: Gourmet S’mores & Marshmallows has found hundreds...

Family Tradition: Café MeSo chef Juan Vasquez-Santos brings the heat to the Marriott

By Jordan Houston From an early age, Juan Vasquez-Santos knew he wanted to spend his life behind kitchen doors. He cherished working at his family’s restaurant,...

Stratta Lifestyle Kitchen: New restaurant will aim for good health

By Kristine Cannon Local chef Alex Stratta may be a James Beard Award-winning chef with two Michelin Stars and have a resume boasting experience at...

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...