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Musical Meals: VooDoo Daddy’s offers takeout guests can dance to

By Liz Renninger Laissez bon ton roulette! Takeout just got a little livelier at VooDoo Daddy’s Steam Kitchen. The locally owned Cajun and creole restaurant is open and offering pickup and takeout orders in the...

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 weren’t about to let even a pandemic stop them from...

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 Holly Simon saw it as an opportunity to push their...

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 inspire others through virtual cooking lessons via Facebook. Among those are...

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 of ways to inspire smiles. At America’s first Marshmallow Café and...

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, El Toro, while growing up in Spain. The renowned chef recalls...

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 top-tier restaurants in Las Vegas and Arizona like Renoir 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 offering free meals to first responders and health care workers...

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 family’s recipes through Gio’s Pizza, which boasts top-notch deep-dish, thin,...

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...

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