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A Grand Return: Rancho de Tia Rosa revived in Northeast Mesa

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Cory Lucas likes to say he just fell into the restaurant business. Perhaps he’s making a bigger impact than he thinks. Lucas revived Rancho de Tia Rosa after his family purchased it...

Intense Flavors: Maple & Ash fires up the steak and seafood scene

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Sean Currid’s eyes light up when he talks about Maple & Ash, the new restaurant he leads at the Scottsdale Waterfront. He brags about the fire-roasted seafood tower, the “IDGAF” $155 menu and...

Diner Insider: Brunch Café is for the dogs

By Brandie Bosworth North Scottsdale’s Brunch Café has gone beyond the typical entrees. It is supporting guests’ furry friends. For $5, pet parents on the cafe’s patio can order a “Fido Frisbee” meal of plain scrambled...

A Fitting Partnership: Venezia’s teaming up with The Fix coffee

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Domenick Montanile merely wanted to throw his pie in the ring when he opened his first Venezia’s Pizzeria 21 years ago in Tempe. He had a feeling a shop so close to...

70 Years of History: Luna Gelateria owner displays his Italian roots

By Kristine Cannon Luna Gelateria & Caffetteria may have opened its doors last February, but owner Stefano Fabbri’s family history in the food and restaurant industry dates back 70 years. In 1949 — and over 9,700...

Piefection: French-inspired bakery is perfection

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Cheryl Standage knew a quaint, from-scratch bakery was in her future, but was also aware the odds were against her.  “The statistics show 99% of all new food businesses go under within the...

Taco Guild introduces exciting new brunch menu

By Lynette Carrington At first glance, the stately building north of 7th Street and Osborn Road in Phoenix may appear to be a church. That would be partially correct. Taco Guild is housed in a deconsecrated...

Cider Corps teams with Myke’s Pizza to expand services

By Shane Crowe, The Entertainer! After opening the state’s first cider house, Cider Corps is teaming up with local pizza guru Myke Olsen to expand the distillery into a space where pizza and cider can...

Top 3 Unexpectedly Unique Burgers

By Lynette Carrington There are burgers and then there are burgers. Gone are the days where a burger was just a patty and some ketchup. This new era of burgers combines flavors and culinary styles...

Top 10 Best Places for Late-Night Munchies

By Hannah Franklin For night owls and late-night snack hankerers, living in the Valley can be hard. Only recently have more restaurants extended their hours to satisfy the needs of the 2 a.m. craving crowd....

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