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Out of the Box: Dustin Cooke has no plans to tame Riot Hospitality Group

By Mia Andrea | October 28, 2021 Dustin Cooke has always been immersed in the culinary world. He grew up in the wine country of Temecula, California, worked dishwashing jobs at fast-food chains and later...

An ‘Elevated’ Twist: Mesa restaurant serves tacos, hot dogs in style

By Melody Birkett | September 15, 2021 Raymond Jimenez opened Tacos & Hot Dogs Los Mayitos in Mesa in April 2021 with an eye toward elevating diners’ taco and hot dog experiences. The restaurant serves up...

Street Tacos: Mesquite Fresh moves into Happy Valley

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | September 15, 2021 Mesquite Fresh Street Mex’s partners have had their eye on their just-opened Happy Valley location for five years. It came to fruition at 10:30 a.m. August 28 when it...

Culinary Diversity: Arizona Restaurant Week returns with takeout, in-person options

By Connor Dziawura | September 10, 2021 Arizona Restaurant Association President and CEO Steve Chucri has seen the broadening of local palates and growth of the food scene firsthand. “I always had this kind of running...

Hop Right In: Horny Toad celebrates 45 years of food, fun

By Allison Brown | September 10, 2021 The Horny Toad, as quirky as its sounds, has become a staple of Cave Creek since its inception as the oldest original restaurant in town. Celebrating its 45th anniversary...

Finding Success: Cook & Craft is keeping things evolving

By Alex Gallagher | September 8, 2021 Brandon Juniper has never been a fan of restaurants with unfriendly service or overbearing management.  As someone who has worked in the restaurant industry since age 15 — and...

The Ultimate Experience: New restaurant celebration is not just for vegans

By Sarah Haber | September 3, 2021 For the past few years, chef Jason Wyrick of The Vegan Taste and Glendale’s Casa Tera had been wanting to create an experience that showcases vegan cuisine. When Jozh...

New Neighbors: Arcadia’s Eat Up Drive In is ‘home away from home’

By Annika Tomlin | August 22, 2021 Arcadia’s Eat Up Drive In, the latest venture by the Jocque Concepts, is considered a “home away from home” to manager Alison Salazar. “We do homestyle cooking for families...

True to Its Roots: Scratch kitchen the key to Firebirds’ success

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | August 22, 2021 Before the pandemic, business was strong for Firebirds Wood Fired Grill’s Arizona locations in Peoria, Gilbert, Chandler and Tucson. Then COVID-19 hit, and the casual eatery was forced to...

Buzzworthy: Tim Ummel shares his love of Arizona with Kierland eatery

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | July 30, 2021 The Buzz Eatery & Treats is aptly named. Customers “buzz” in and out of the new addition to Kierland Commons. The concept serves as a “hive” where shoppers,...

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