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Pokitrition: Sushi burritos coming to Westgate district

By Jordan Rogers | May 19, 2022 Pokitrition is bringing its sushi burritos to the Westgate Entertainment District, and owner Jimmy Li is looking forward to it. “We’ve always gotten a lot of feedback from our...

A ‘Clever’ Concept: Architecture as much an attraction as ramen at eatery

By Phoenix.org Staff | May 16, 2022 Born and Raised Hospitality, the restaurant group renowned for popular Phoenix restaurants Clever Koi, Across the Pond and Fellow Osteria, has opened a fast-casual restaurant in Old Town...

Happy Healthitarians: Picazzo’s specializes in gluten-free, vegan and organic comfort foods

By Jordan Houston | April 6, 2022 As COVID-19 restrictions ease, Picazzo’s Healthy Italian Kitchen is serving up a solution for those looking to shed any lingering “Quarantine 15” pounds. Picazzo’s, located at 7325 Frank...

Kindness Matters: Leila’s founder says being nice is the key to success

By Jordan Rogers | April 5, 2022 Leila’s Empanadas is celebrating National Empanada Day in style by hosting tastings at two of its partnered pickup locations. Tasting events will take place from 4 to 6 p.m....

Spreading Awareness: Babbo eatery supporting pancreatic research

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | April 1, 2022 Babbo Italian Eatery is supporting pancreatic cancer research while celebrating the official grand opening of its Goodyear location. On Thursday, April 7, it will donate 100% of profits to...

Standing the Test of Time: Nick’s Italian brings the real thing

By Allison Brown | March 16, 2022 Nicky Cohen, owner of Nick’s Italian Restaurants, moved to Arizona from Brooklyn almost 30 years ago. While living here, he admittedly couldn’t find an Italian restaurant he liked....

Tastes of Sicily: Brugos brings authentic Italian to Cave Creek

By Jordan Houston | March 16, 2022 Christina McDonald says her mother was the first American to marry into her father’s Sicilian family. The Cave Creek resident jokingly recalls her father’s family, the Cefalus, asking...

‘Let Us Eat to Live’: Chic eatery Santé offers regenerative foods

By Alex Gallagher | January 24, 2022 Nico Doniele has been frustrated with the lack of attention restaurants paid to where the food comes from. Many eateries in California source meat and produce from regenerative farms,...

Big Flavor and Goals: Barrio Cosita has a neighborhood feel

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | January 24, 2022 Linda Nash acknowledges that diners at her popular Barrio Queen restaurant are sometimes in a hurry. She and co-owner Steve Rosenfield listened to their guests and opened Familia:...

‘Game On’: Peter Piper Pizza creates new system for arcades

By Alex Gallagher | January 21, 2022 Customers at Valleywide Peter Piper Pizza may have already noticed a substantial change in the chain’s “game on” arcades.  Gone are the days of going to a cashier to...

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