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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...

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...

Easy Dining: Eat by Stacey Weber makes eating well stress-free

By Annika Tomlin | May 27, 2021 As a child, Stacey Weber cooked with her grandmother. Little did she know, her passion for cooking would spawn an almost 15-year culinary career. That includes her dining...

Unique Experiences: Each State 48 location has its own duty

By Connor Dziawura | May 19, 2021 In the less than five years since the Rana family opened the first State 48 location, they have tried to make the brand as big as possible, growing...

Father Knows Best: Respect is key to U.S. Egg’s success

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | May 19, 2021 George Gebran has spent his life working for his family’s beloved breakfast and lunch restaurant, U.S. Egg. He didn’t consciously decide to do so. It was assumed he would...

Staying Afloat: Avondale’s Champis Bakery thrives despite hardships

By Karen Marroquin | May 17, 2021 Tears rolled down José Tomaya’s face. His newly opened business should have been thriving. Instead, he was seeing it crush right in front of his eyes. It was...

Bringing the Heat: Elote Fuego food truck is leap of faith

By Lauren Serrato | May 10, 2021 During the first couple months of the coronavirus pandemic, approximately 22 million Americans lost their jobs. Among those U.S. workers was Jeanette Andrade, who she said she lost...

Thanking the Community: Carefree week features ‘amazing’ eateries

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | May 10, 2021 Carefree Restaurant Week didn’t happen last spring. In the fall, it was limited to curbside pickup. English Rose Tearoom owner Jo Gemmill says the event is returning in...

Legacy Born: The Craftsman embodies the essence of ‘a craftsman’

By Annika Tomlin | May 10, 2021 The Craftsman Cocktails and Kitchen opened in October 2020, several months after being conceptualized by 10 owners and 12 investors. The owners and investors decided upon a low-risk...

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