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‘It’s Like a Family’: Preserve Tavern boasts comfort food delights

By Kristine Cannon | July 18, 2021 Taking over the old Four Peaks Grill & Tap in North Scottsdale is family-friendly tavern, The Preserve Tavern & Grille. Opened by husband-wife team Nick and Shannon Broemer and...

Filling a Niche: Avondale family follows dreams with crepes

By Lauren Serrato | June 25, 2021 Ainor Elgamal has filled a niche in Avondale with her Crepella Crepes. The family-owned cafe offers a wide selection of sweet and savory crepes and waffles. Customers can also...

A Family Affair: Mesa family takes pride in Mexican eatery

By Melody Birkett | June 25, 2021 To call Sol Azteca Mexican Restaurant in Mesa a family affair is an understatement. Six family members have owned and operated the restaurant near Baseline and Ellsworth in Mesa...

‘Can Do’ is ‘Must Do’: Trattoria D’Amico continues its legacy

By Coty Dolores Mirana | June 24, 2021 By now, “pandemic pivot” has become a cliché in describing businesses’ efforts to stay afloat during the pandemic and overcome its detrimental impact on their income. In Ahwatukee,...

Pivoting for Potstickers: Pizza chain partners with popular bao concept

By Kristine Cannon | June 24, 2021 Fired Pie has joined the ranks of local restaurants with their own ghost kitchen. The fast-casual pizza concept launched a ghost kitchen out of two of its locations, both...

What a Beaut!: Vegan burger eatery heads north to Phoenix

By Annika Tomlin | June 8, 2021 Before Beyond Meat and Impossible burgers, Ari Shapiro was inspired to create a vegan burger after hiking with his partner, Kerry Lane. He craved a juicy burger and fries,...

Fun, Food and Cocktails: Wok ’N Roll infuses music into dining

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | June 8, 2021 With the Hard Rock Café’s closure, Wok ’N Roll is bringing a touch of music and food to Phoenix. The colorful Scottsdale Asian eatery opened a second location in...

‘Something for Everybody’: Keeler’s is a comfortable neighborhood steakhouse

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | June 8, 2021 Paul Keeler wanted a restaurant that was welcoming, affordable and comfortable for guests. On New Year’s Eve 2018, he opened Keeler’s Neighborhood Steakhouse in Carefree — and he hasn’t...

Rolls and Bowls: Former Marquee GM pivots to lobster, sushi truck

By Connor Dziawura | June 7, 2021 It could be said that things have come full circle for former Marquee Theatre general manager Donny Johnson. Previously a professional bass fisherman and full-time angler, the longtime Mesa...

Up in Smoke: Leo Chavez follows father’s dream with barbecue

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | June 1, 2021 Leo Chavez was working in a university’s finance office when his father, Edward T. Chavez, fell ill. He leaned over from his chair and said he wished his...

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