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Oliver's to open in Scottsdale...
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Oliver’s Modern American to open in former Polynesian Dairy Queen site in Scottsdale

Oliver's Modern American, poised to take over the country's sole former Polynesian Dairy Queen site, will open in Scottsdale this Friday.
4 days ago
Sandbar Mexican Grills are no more in metro Phoenix. (Facebook Photo/Sandbar Gilbert)...
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Scottsdale restaurant company closes last Sandbar Mexican Grill location, plans new concept

Sandbar Mexican Grill, once a thriving Mexican beach restaurant chain, is no more in the Valley after its last Gilbert location closed.
13 days ago
Split panel image showing the cover of “Brunch King: Eats, Beats, and Boozy Drinks” on the left...
Kevin Stone

Joey Maggiore, chef behind Valley’s Hash Kitchen restaurants, writes ‘Brunch King’ cookbook

Joey Maggiore, the chef behind the Valley's popular Hash Kitchen brunch spots, is coming out with his first cookbook.
17 days ago
(Taco Chelo photos)...
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Taco Chelo’s second location set to open in Tempe near ASU

Taco Chelo, an established taquería in downtown Phoenix, is set to open a second location in Tempe near Arizona State University.
21 days ago
Reconstructed Interstate 15 bridge...
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Reconstructed Interstate 15 bridge near Beaver Dam in northwestern Arizona fully open

A portion of the recently reconstructed Interstate 15 bridge near the Beaver Dam in northwestern Arizona is now fully open, transportation officials said. 
24 days ago
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Crust Simply Italian owners opening The Goose speakeasy lounge in Scottsdale

The lounge is located near Via de Ventura and Hayden Road, adjacent to Crust Simply Italian in the Scottsdale's McCormick Ranch neighborhood.
1 month ago
A sign at the front of The Mexicano in Phoenix shows the restaurant's name with the words "By Chef ...
Kevin Stone

The Mexicano restaurant, a Maggiore Group concept, expanding into East Valley

The Maggiore Group is expanding its restaurant empire by bringing The Mexicano concept to the East Valley.
1 month ago
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SuElen Rivera

Arizona’s Hash Kitchen continuing national expansion with 6 new stores

Arizona's Hash Kitchen announced it is continuing its national expansion by adding six restaurants set to open in three states by the end of 2025.
2 months ago
Split image showing the interior of the new Gelato Cimmino shop in Gilbert on the left and a cone h...
Kevin Stone

Here’s how to get free scoops at new Gelato Cimmino dessert shop in Gilbert

Gelato Cimmino, a new downtown Gilbert dessert shop, will give away free scoops Friday as part of its grand opening celebration.
2 months ago
The front of Carly's Bistro in downtown Phoenix, with a red facade and blue awnings....
Kevin Stone

Longtime downtown Phoenix restaurant Carly’s Bistro is closing in May

Carly's Bistro, a downtown Phoenix staple for nearly 20 years, recently announced that it is closing permanently on May 3.
2 months ago
The festival returns to downtown Phoenix on April 20, 2024. (French Fry and Music Festival)...
Arin Ducharme

FRIED Festival returning to downtown Phoenix this April

The FRIED French Fry and Music Festival will make its return to downtown Phoenix for the third year in a row next month.
2 months ago
Randy's Donuts is opening its first Arizona location in Phoenix in April. (One Ten Real Estate Inve...
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Randy’s Donuts bringing 1st Arizona store to Phoenix

Famous Los Angeles-based donut shop Randy's Donuts will soon have its first Arizona storefront in Phoenix.
2 months ago
Split panel image of the sign at Barrio Cafe in Phoenix on the left and chef Silvana Salcido Esparz...
Kevin Stone

Phoenix’s iconic Barrio Café restaurant closing after 22 years, as legendary chef turns page

Legendary Phoenix chef Silvana Salcido Esparza announced that she will close her iconic Barrio Café restaurant after 22 years.
2 months ago
A promotional photo shows a drink in an orange and white cup with a hamburger and fries on a table ...
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New 24-hour Whataburger set to open at fast-food hot spot in north Mesa

A new 24-hour Whataburger with a double drive-thru is set to open in a north Mesa fast-food hot spot this week.
2 months ago
Downtown Chandler BBQ festival 2024...
Serena O'Sullivan

Downtown Chandler BBQ Festival bringing beer, music, games, smoked meats this weekend

Whiskey, beer, live music and games are in store for the Downtown Chandler BBQ Festival at the Dr. A.J. Chandler Park East on March 2 and 3.
3 months ago
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Tom Kuebel

8 Arizona pizza parlors ranked in nation’s top 100

Eight Arizona pizza parlors were ranked among the top 100 in the nation with four located in the Valley and four located in the high country.
3 months ago
Interior of the Half Moon Windy City Sports Grill in Phoenix, Arizona...
Kevin Stone

Phoenix’s Half Moon Windy City Sports Grill closing for good after Super Bowl Sunday

Half Moon Windy City Sports Grill, a neighborhood sports bar in Phoenix's Biltmore area, is closing for good after Sunday’s Super Bowl.
4 months ago
Split image showing an Aldi sign surrounded by balloons inside a store on the left and an Aldi froz...
Kevin Stone

Here’s what we know about grand opening of Aldi’s 12th metro Phoenix supermarket

Attention shoppers: Aldi is holding a grand opening celebration for its 12th Valley grocery store on Thursday.
4 months ago
Side by side of food that will be offered at El Patron....
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New owners rebrand Scottsdale Mexican restaurant as El Patron

An Albuquerque-based restaurant recently made its Arizona debut in Scottsdale, replacing a former Mexican cantina.
4 months ago
The sign over a Buc-ee's gas station, with the chain's beaver mascot...
Kevin Stone

Goodyear approves rezoning for gigantic Buc-ee’s gas station/convenience store

Buc-ee’s, the Texas-based chain of gargantuan gas stations with a cult-like following, is eyeing the West Valley for its first Arizona location.
4 months ago
Logo of the West Valley city of Tolleson, Arizona...
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Tolleson looking to lease city building to be used as restaurant or bar for $1,000 monthly

The West Valley suburb of Tolleson is looking to lease out a city-owned property to a restaurant or bar business.
4 months ago
Legs of people country dancing wearing boots and jeans...
Arin Ducharme

Foley Ranch Boots & BBQ country venue coming to Desert Ridge in Phoenix

This Friday, Foley Ranch Boots & BBQ will officially open at Desert Ridge Marketplace in north Phoenix.
4 months ago
Tumerico in Tucson was ranked as the No. 1 place to eat in the nation by Yelp. They were tops among...
Tom Kuebel

7 Arizona-based restaurants make Yelp’s Top 100 places to eat list, 3 in Phoenix metro

Seven restaurants in Arizona made the Yelp Top 100 places to eat list, including the No. 1 overall restaurant called Tumerico in Tucson.
4 months ago
Exterior of the Tempe Eats food hall at Southern and Mill Avenues...
Kevin Stone

Tempe Eats food hall set to open with multiple dining, drinking options

Tempe Eats, a food hall with multiple dining and drinking options, is set to open its doors next week to patrons in search of variety.
4 months ago