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Fire and Fun: Kasai Japanese Steakhouse maintains its high energy

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski When Sapporo in Scottsdale rebranded as Kasai Japanese Steakhouse in November 2018, the move infused new energy into the 11,000-square-foot airy building. Owner Michael Russello says that energy hasn’t subsided at the teppanyaki...

Truly Successful: There’s nothing basic about Tru Burger

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Stuart Gee has literally spent his life in the restaurant business. Growing up in Waterloo, Iowa, he split his days between school and his father’s Chinese restaurant. After college, he worked for Red...

Convenient Ordering: Fantasticós adds drive-thru and online ordering in Cave Creek

By Connor Dziawura With the stay-at-home order over and many restaurants trying to return to some semblance of normalcy, while still maintaining safe practices during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, one local establishment is aiming to...

A True Visionary: Chef Marcellino Verzino brings the flavor to Old Town

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Sima Verzino calls her husband, Chef Marcellino Verzino, a “visionary.” That relates to the creative dishes at Marcellino Ristorante in Old Town Scottsdale and his thoughts for the restaurant, which was temporarily closed...

Backyard Party: New sports bar is where neighbors get their ‘grubb’ on

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Regina Holmes believes everything happens for a reason. When she and her husband, J.J., had the chance to rebrand the couple’s Native Grill and Wings stores, they ran with it.  “Life happens for a...

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...

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