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Family Tradition: Café MeSo chef Juan Vasquez-Santos brings the heat to the Marriott

By Jordan Houston From an early age, Juan Vasquez-Santos knew he wanted to spend his life behind kitchen doors. He cherished working at his family’s restaurant, El Toro, while growing up in Spain. The renowned chef recalls...

Stratta Lifestyle Kitchen: New restaurant will aim for good health

By Kristine Cannon Local chef Alex Stratta may be a James Beard Award-winning chef with two Michelin Stars and have a resume boasting experience at top-tier restaurants in Las Vegas and Arizona like Renoir at...

RigaTony’s offering meals for first responders and health care workers

RigaTony’s Authentic Italian Restaurant in Tempe is serving joy to those fighting to save lives during these trying times. Owners Chrissy and Mike Lopercio are offering free meals to first responders and health care workers...

All in the Family: Gio’s Pizza brings traditional Italian flavors to Anthem

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Born in Sicily and raised in New York, Onofrio Modica knows great pizza. For five years, the Anthem resident has been sharing his family’s recipes through Gio’s Pizza, which boasts top-notch deep-dish, thin,...

Made with Love: Scottsdale is enamored with Agapi Pita

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Ashur Zai’s dream was to open a restaurant. So, when he married his wife, Nikki, in May 2018, the two embarked on a culinary journey with Agapi Pita Mediterranean Grill in Scottsdale. “We...

One Big Breakfast: Matt Pool brings his fresh eats to North Scottsdale

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Matt Pool has always had his hand in the restaurant business. He worked his way through ASU by delivering room service at the Phoenix Airport Hilton.  Naturally, he met his wife, Erenia, at...

Detroit Proud: David Najor brings the flavors of Michigan to Scottsdale

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski When David Najor moved to Arizona, he brought the feelings, the work ethic and the love he has for Michigan. His new Detroit Coney Grill restaurant in Scottsdale is peppered with Great...

The Secret’s in the Sauce: Shane’s Rib Shack’s recipes inspired the Jones family to...

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Bryce Jones was a precocious teen at Northwest Christian School in Phoenix. He was the student body president and actively raised funds for charity.   When he graduated, he persuaded his semi-retired parents...

Seafood Done Right: Cap’n Ron’s Fish and Chips delights in Mesa

By Christopher Boan Ron and Donna Thornton retired from a five-decade run of operating 18-wheel trucks and can’t-miss culinary institutions, only to find themselves mindlessly bored. The solution to that conundrum came when the Thorntons saw...

Fresh Start: The Maggiores open their doors to families at Tomaso’s Italian Kitchen

By Rachel Howard When life hits, you hit back harder. When life floods your restaurant, if you’re celebrity chefs Tomaso and Joey Maggiore, you take the opportunity to create a whole new dining experience. Tomaso’s Italian...

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