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‘It’s Like a Family’: Preserve Tavern boasts comfort food delights

By Kristine Cannon | July 18, 2021 Taking over the old Four Peaks Grill & Tap in North Scottsdale is family-friendly tavern, The Preserve Tavern & Grille. Opened by husband-wife team Nick and Shannon Broemer and...

Filling a Niche: Avondale family follows dreams with crepes

By Lauren Serrato | June 25, 2021 Ainor Elgamal has filled a niche in Avondale with her Crepella Crepes. The family-owned cafe offers a wide selection of sweet and savory crepes and waffles. Customers can also...

A Family Affair: Mesa family takes pride in Mexican eatery

By Melody Birkett | June 25, 2021 To call Sol Azteca Mexican Restaurant in Mesa a family affair is an understatement. Six family members have owned and operated the restaurant near Baseline and Ellsworth in Mesa...

‘Blossom to Bottle’: Queen Creek Olive Mill is ‘fun little experience’

By Annika Tomlin | June 24, 2021 Perry Rea visited his parents in Arizona and fell in love with the slew of olive trees growing near their home. “We went back to Bloomfield Hills,” Rea says...

‘Can Do’ is ‘Must Do’: Trattoria D’Amico continues its legacy

By Coty Dolores Mirana | June 24, 2021 By now, “pandemic pivot” has become a cliché in describing businesses’ efforts to stay afloat during the pandemic and overcome its detrimental impact on their income. In Ahwatukee,...

Pivoting for Potstickers: Pizza chain partners with popular bao concept

By Kristine Cannon | June 24, 2021 Fired Pie has joined the ranks of local restaurants with their own ghost kitchen. The fast-casual pizza concept launched a ghost kitchen out of two of its locations, both...

Breaking the Mold: Chin Up Donuts colors outside the lines

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | June 11, 2021 Valley native Alex McEntire wanted something different. As she worked a corporate job in Seattle, she filled her free time making donuts. She played with recipes and experimented...

What a Beaut!: Vegan burger eatery heads north to Phoenix

By Annika Tomlin | June 8, 2021 Before Beyond Meat and Impossible burgers, Ari Shapiro was inspired to create a vegan burger after hiking with his partner, Kerry Lane. He craved a juicy burger and fries,...

Fun, Food and Cocktails: Wok ’N Roll infuses music into dining

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | June 8, 2021 With the Hard Rock Café’s closure, Wok ’N Roll is bringing a touch of music and food to Phoenix. The colorful Scottsdale Asian eatery opened a second location in...

‘Something for Everybody’: Keeler’s is a comfortable neighborhood steakhouse

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | June 8, 2021 Paul Keeler wanted a restaurant that was welcoming, affordable and comfortable for guests. On New Year’s Eve 2018, he opened Keeler’s Neighborhood Steakhouse in Carefree — and he hasn’t...

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