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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...

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...

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...

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 bored. The solution to that conundrum came when the Thorntons saw...

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 the opportunity to create a whole new dining experience. Tomaso’s Italian...

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 radical change to the restaurant’s drink menu.  Ehrman, who runs 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...

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...

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