Places to Eat

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...

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...