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Nom Nom Noodles Festival: Peoria entrepreneur brings a taste of his childhood to the...

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Jay Kwan longed for the taste of Asian food he had as a child, so he founded the Arizona Nom Nom Noodles Festival with some of the Valley’s best vendors and restaurants. The...

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 in Torrance, California, Lupin was raised throughout Arizona, playing youth...

‘Your Neighborhood Beer and Wine Bar’: The Whining Pig is growing its presence around...

By Connor Dziawura Someone once called The Whining Pig “the kind of place where you walk in by yourself and leave with 10 friends.” Owner/operator Daniel Caprario considers it to be one of his favorite reviews. “To...

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 made its mark on Downtown. “We’re just a great option for...

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 revived Rancho de Tia Rosa after his family purchased it...

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 Corleone’s in the Scottsdale Airpark. The eatery—named as a tribute to...

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 about the fire-roasted seafood tower, the “IDGAF” $155 menu and...

Brewery Beat: SanTan is offering weekend peeks inside its facility

By Eric Newman A stalwart of local beer and whiskey, SanTan Brewing Company is allowing tours at its 35,000-square-foot production facility in Chandler. Patrons can witness the whole process, from grain to canning and distribution, in...

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 patio can order a “Fido Frisbee” meal of plain scrambled...

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 Tempe. He had a feeling a shop so close to...

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