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Local Restaurant Gives Back to PCH

Americas Taco
March 13, 2013 by in Dining | Events | Featured | Healthcare

America’s Taco Shop is dedicating a day to Phoenix Children’s Hospital with their 2nd annual Carne for a Cause event. On March 23, 20 percent of all proceeds from each purchase at all six Valley locations will be donated to this special initiative. “Carne for a Cause is a rewarding fundraising effort we have decided… Read More →

Tempe Becomes 1st Company-Owned 24-Hour Domino’s

February 25, 2013 by in Business News | Dining

Late-night snackers, early risers, and everyone in between in Tempe can now satisfy their Domino’s Pizza cravings at any time. Beginning today, the Domino’s store in Tempe becomes the first company-owned Domino’s store in the U.S. to be open 24 hours a day – and the first and only Domino’s store of its kind in… Read More →

Cookies From Home Launches New Corporate Program

February 16, 2013 by in Business News | Dining

Cookies From Home, famous for their delicious homemade baked cookies and customizable gifts, is offering businesses across the state the opportunity to serve their clients and employees fresh-baked cookies and brownies throughout the day at their own offices. The cookie and brownie dough comes pre-portioned, and ready-to-bake with consistent quality and taste every time. “We… Read More →

Culinary Dropout coming to Central Phoenix

The Yard
February 7, 2013 by in Business News | Dining

Start revving your engines what’s been called Sam Fox’s most ambitious project yet, the 53,000-urban-square foot spaced dubbed “The Yard” featuring the rebel-child, Culinary Dropout, opens its garage doors to the public at 11:00 a.m. on February 11th, 2013 on 7th Street just south of Montebello. Fox Restaurant Concepts and WDP Partners have transformed the… Read More →

America’s Taco Shop Expands, Plans Future Growth

Americas Taco
February 4, 2013 by in Business News | Dining | Small Biz

America’s Taco Shop is growing throughout the country with new locations opening in Bethesda, Md., Lake Forest, Calif., Corpus Christi, Texas and inside terminal 4 at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix. In late 2012, America’s Taco Shop announced a partnership through Scottsdale-based Kahala, a franchise development company. Led by the vision of entrepreneurial industry… Read More →

Review: Gluten Free Creations

pep scone
January 30, 2013 by in Dining | Featured

For those of us who have been ostracized from the underappreciated world of bagels, pizza, cookies and toast, the thought of a gluten-free treat that doesn’t taste like particleboard makes us as giddy as kids. The ever-growing numbers of people suffering with Celiac Disease and gluten sensitivity are often deprived of comfort foods, party snacks,… Read More →

Tilted Kilt Hires New CFO to Focus on Expansion

January 24, 2013 by in Business News | Dining

Tilted Kilt has recently hired Eddie Goitia as the new Chief Financial Officer for the company. Goitia’s most recent experience includes a 19-year run at Monti’s La Casa Vieja Steakhouse in Tempe, serving most of his time as CEO and managing partner. At Tilted Kilt, Goitia will be responsible for developing and executing a strategic… Read More →

2 new restaurants opening at Esplanade

shops at esplanade
January 17, 2013 by in Business News | Dining

Cushman & Wakefield today announced the opening of two new restaurants at The Shops at Esplanade, located on the southeast corner of Camelback Road and 24th Street.  The new tenants are part of Esplanade owner, MetLife, and Cushman & Wakefield’s efforts to revitalize the property’s retail presence. “We have worked diligently with MetLife to attract… Read More →

Generating Big Business out West

Westgate Entertainment District
December 18, 2012 by in Dining | Featured | Small Biz | Sports

Nearly all retailers and restaurateurs will tell you that the key to having a successful business is largely based on the old adage – location, location, location. For several national entertainment and restaurant brands with Valley-wide locations, revenue figures indicate that the West Valley now ranks number one in market share, with their top-producing stores… Read More →

Royal Palms Announces New Executive Chef Todd Sicolo

November 30, 2012 by in Business News | Dining

Royal Palms Resort and Spa, Phoenix’s historic luxury resort, is pleased to announce Todd Sicolo as Executive Chef. A veteran food and beverage executive with extensive luxury hotel experience, Chef Sicolo graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in Hype Park, New York, and boasts nearly 25 years of widespread culinary experience. “We are very… Read More →

Ling & Louie’s Kitchen Concept will Debut at Biltmore

November 18, 2012 by in Business News | Dining | Featured

Restaurant industry entrepreneurs Randy Schoch, founder and CEO of Desert Island Restaurants and Michael McDermott and Jason Merritt, co-founders of Kona Grill and Rojo Mexican Grill, have joined forces to launch a joint venture dining concept in the Biltmore Fashion Park in early December. Ling & Louie’s Kitchen, an upscale urban brand expansion of Schoch’s… Read More →

The backstory: RA Sushi

November 10, 2012 by in Business News | Dining | Events

What started as a childhood friendship during grade school at a Scottsdale elementary school grew into an enduring business partnership. At the age of 28, Rich Howland and Scott Kilpatrick, along with two of their college friends, founded the now national sushi restaurant chain, RA Sushi Bar Restaurant. Fresh out of college from The University… Read More →

RA Sushi Celebrates 15-Year Anniversary

November 4, 2012 by in Business News | Dining | Events

Valley-based RA Sushi Bar Restaurant opened their first restaurant in 1997 in Old Town Scottsdale, founded on the premise of great sushi and good times. Fifteen years later, the company has grown to 25 locations nationwide, including five in Greater Metro Phoenix. To celebrate 15 years of successfully combining fresh sushi, Japanese fusion cuisine, and… Read More →

Tilted Kilt goes ‘Undercover’

October 23, 2012 by in Business News | Dining

Since franchising the Tempe-based Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery in 2006, Ron Lynch has been on a mission to open the contemporary, Celtic-themed sports pub concept staffed with beautiful servers in sexy plaid kilts and matching plaid bras in every city and town in America. His personal and professional journey will unfold on national television… Read More →

Back East Pizza and Beef Joint Opens in Scottsdale

October 22, 2012 by in Business News | Dining

K.I.S.S. A Back East Pizza and Beef Joint, the Valley’s newest Chicago-style fast-casual restaurant, is now open! The new concept, presented by The Venue Scottsdale, is a sleek pizza eatery hailing its convenience and classic big city food. K.I.S.S., which stands for “keep it simple stupid” is properly titled for its straightforward ingredients, will be… Read More →

America’s Taco Shop eyes rapid growth, franchising

October 17, 2012 by in Business News | Dining | Small Biz

America’s Taco Shop is growing into the American dream. Started in 2008 by local entrepreneurial couple America Corrales-Bortin and Terry Bortin, this fast-casual concept specializes in authentic carne asada and al pastor, which is used in their tacos, burritos, tortas and more.  The newest location features a 1,200 square foot dining room which seats 42… Read More →

The Duce to host AZNIA Industry Night Boxing Exhibition

October 13, 2012 by in Business News | Dining | Events | Sports

The Arizona Nightlife Industry Association (AZNIA) presents the “2012 Industry Bar Brawl,” a boxing exhibition that will bring together the nightlife community, on Monday, November 5 at The Duce located at 525 South Central Avenue in Phoenix, Ariz. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. Nightlife and bar industry professionals are invited to come together as… Read More →

Ronald McDonald House honors Heriaud

Lee Heriaud
October 12, 2012 by in Business News | Dining | Events

Lee Heriaud, a longtime Ronald McDonald House (RMHC) supporter, and The Coca-Cola Company will receive the annual Heart of the House Awards at A McNight to Remember in OZ Gala, a fund-raising dinner, Saturday, Nov. 3 at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel. The Heart of the House Awards recognize individuals and business partners for their… Read More →

Valley’s Best Food Trucks All in One Place at Vistancia

Spice It Up Food Truck
October 9, 2012 by in Business News | Dining | Events

Enjoy Vistancia’s Food Truck Experience from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 featuring gourmet food samplings from 11 of the Valley’s best food trucks, tours of 11 model homes throughout the Vistancia community, Blackstone Country Club clubhouse tours and menu tastings. The West Valley’s first food truck tour begins at the Vistancia Information… Read More →

Sanctuary on Camelback Introduces New Maître d’ of elements

Sanctuary 02
October 6, 2012 by in Business News | Dining

Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain is pleased to introduce Norbert G. Taillole as maître d’ of its award-winning elements restaurant.  He brings over 25 years of hospitality experience to his position. “We are delighted to have Norbert in place at elements,” said Mike Surguine, vice president and general manager of Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain.  “He has… Read More →

Grayhawk opening Isabella’s Kitchen

Chef Logan

Grayhawk Golf Club announced the opening of Isabella’s Kitchen on Thursday, October 11, 2012. Located in North Scottsdale across the street from the main entrance of Grayhawk Golf Club, Isabella’s Kitchen features handmade, homemade pizzas, pastas, salads, sandwiches, bruschetta, antipasti and much more—using fresh and seasonal ingredients. The appeal of the rustic, peasant-style cuisine rests… Read More →

Vincent on Camelback headlines Phoenix Art Museum’s The pARTy

September 26, 2012 by in Business News | Dining | Events

Chef Vincent Guerithault, owner of Vincent on Camelback in Phoenix has captured international acclaim for his creative approach to traditional French food. When given the opportunity to headline the menu for Phoenix Art Museum’s annual fundraising gala The pARTy, Vincent didn’t give it a second thought. Vincent’s talents go well beyond his restaurant doors. He… Read More →

CTCA Creates Organic Farm To Help Serve Patients

September 24, 2012 by in Business News | Dining | Green | Healthcare

Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) at Western Regional Medical Center (WRMC) and McClendon’s Select are partnering up to create the first and largest hospital organic farm in the United States that will provide patients, caregivers, employees and community members in the greater Phoenix area with organic produce grown right in their own backyard. CTCA… Read More →

McDonald’s will add calorie count to menu

McDonald's Calories
September 12, 2012 by in Business News | Dining

McDonald’s restaurants in the U.S. will soon get a new menu addition: The number of calories in the chain’s burgers and fries. The world’s biggest hamburger chain said Wednesday that it will post calorie information on restaurant and drive-thru menus nationwide starting Monday. The move comes ahead of a regulation that could require major chains… Read More →