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The Sky’s the Limit: Pita Jungle predicts opportunities with first food truck

By Connor Dziawura | March 4, 2021 Since it was founded in 1994, Pita Jungle has grown to 24 locations across the Phoenix area, Flagstaff and Tucson. To continue its expansion and provide healthy options...

A Warm Welcome: Glendale embraces Barrio Queen’s new location

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | February 28, 2021 Barrio Queen principal owner Linda Nash admits she was a little nervous to open the new Glendale location in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the decisive political...

78 Pasta-bilities: Guests can create their own bowl at Italian quick-serve eatery

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | February 25, 2021 Cosmo Magliozzi was schooled at Café Roma Ristorante, the Italian eatery owned by his father, Antonio Magliozzi, on Main Street in Mesa. But the son’s dream was to...

The Right Move: Blue Agave jumps the COVID-19 hurdles

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | February 19, 2021 Blue Agave Mexican Cantina owner Brian Johnson was excited to have a day like January 21. A socially distanced group of diners “filled” — albeit at 50% capacity...

Spicing Things Up: Z’Tejas is satisfying fans’ cravings in Scottsdale

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | February 15, 2021 When Robby Nethercut heard Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill was struggling, he knew he had to help with its resurrection and expansion. “(The original store) was across the street from...

A Sensory Experience: Ofrenda is ‘a place to taste and remember’

By Sarah Donahue | February 11, 2021 While people may not be able to travel during the era of COVID-19, Stagecoach Village’s new Ofrenda restaurant allows guests to transcend into a Latin American sensory experience,...

Christopher Nicosia: Beloved chef roars back with Craftsman Cocktails + Kitchen

By Alison Bailin Batz | February 8, 2021 Growing up in Chicago, Christopher Nicosia’s Italian family were foodies before the term existed. “We traveled extensively, and I had the good fortune to taste food from...

Legacy Brand: Macayo’s is spicing things up for its 75th anniversary

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | February 5, 2021 Nava Singam has been in the restaurant business for most of his life. But when he purchased the Macayo’s Mexican Food brand two years ago, he prolonged the...

Keeper of the Flame: We-Ko-Pa’s Ember is a red-hot experience

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | February 5, 2021 When We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort opened in Fort McDowell in October, the 166,341-square-foot facility unveiled an experience. The hotel lobby is an ode to the Yavapai Nation, with Native American...

Twist Bistro: Where art and food come together

By Sarah Haber | January 28, 2021 At 10 years old, Larry Shore sat in the kitchen and watched eagerly as his mother prepared dinner. The kitchen was a beautiful mess with flour dusting the...

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