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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 offering free meals to first responders and health care workers...

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 a culinary journey with Agapi Pita Mediterranean Grill in Scottsdale. “We...

One Big Breakfast: Matt Pool brings his fresh eats to North Scottsdale

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Matt Pool has always had his hand in the restaurant business. He worked his way through ASU by delivering room service at the Phoenix Airport Hilton.  Naturally, he met his wife, Erenia, at...

La Dolce Vita!: The Italian Festival brings its culture to Downtown Phoenix

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski The Italian Festival of America is bringing its celebration of food, culture and entertainment to Downtown Phoenix after several years in Scottsdale. Italophiliacs can experience la dolce vita with two stages of entertainment,...

Detroit Proud: David Najor brings the flavors of Michigan to Scottsdale

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski When David Najor moved to Arizona, he brought the feelings, the work ethic and the love he has for Michigan. His new Detroit Coney Grill restaurant in Scottsdale is peppered with Great...

Craft Beer, Cider, Kombucha and Mead: Cave Creek tackles variety with new spring festival

By Connor Dziawura Every year, thousands of people descend upon Cave Creek to experience great food. Comprised of dozens of food vendors and plenty of other entertainment, Taste of Cave Creek is arguably the town’s...

The Secret’s in the Sauce: Shane’s Rib Shack’s recipes inspired the Jones family to...

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Bryce Jones was a precocious teen at Northwest Christian School in Phoenix. He was the student body president and actively raised funds for charity.   When he graduated, he persuaded his semi-retired parents...

Trusting Her Gut: Entrepreneur trades supplements for fermented foods

By Connor Dziawura Suzette Smith leads the way through her small office and pushes apart the vinyl strips hanging from the door frame into the next room. The building, which she recalls was previously a...

Devouring the Valley: This weeklong food event celebrates all things Arizona

By Annika Tomlin Kimber Lanning of Local First Arizona was upset that the press didn’t rate Phoenix as a desirable culinary destination. So, she took matters into her own hands and created Devour Week, a weeklong...

So Many Brews: Arizona Strong Beer Festival pours at Steele Indian School Park

By Christopher Boan A stacked lineup of craft brewers and beer aficionados will flock to Steele Indian School Park in early February for a special event. The 20th annual Strong Beer Festival, hosted by the Arizona Craft...

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