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Marcellino’s redefines romance in the restaurant business

Marcellinos Dinner

Being a romantic restaurant isn’t just about candlelight, exclusivity and good design. Although those are all qualities of Old Town Scottsdale’s Marcellino’s, too, true romance is embodied in the artistry of the menu items, the story behind its owners and the dedication of its kitchen staff. Marcellino’s Ristorante has made a quiet spot of its… Read More →

RA Sushi rolls out refreshing summer menu

RA Sushi

RA sushi rolled out its summer menu, which offers a little twist on many traditional Japanese staples. The summer menu, offered through September, gets started with a great edamame wonton appetizer. This offers a great spin on a RA favorite, the edamame dip. The lightly fried wontons are filled with a creamy edamame cheese mix. … Read More →

Sapporo’s summer menu is a work of art

Photo by Shavon Thompson

All it takes is one minute of conversation with Sapporo’s executive chef, Stephen Stromberg, at to know he is passionate about food. He creates one-of-a-kind seasonal menus that pop with color and are flavorful to the last bite. His new Asian cuisine summer menu debuted June 30 and it will not disappoint. The restaurant’s teppanyaki… Read More →

Flancer’s Café & Pizzeria serves prickly pear perfection

Flancer's Mesa

Flancer’s Café & Pizzeria has two locations in Gilbert and Mesa. The restaurant features salads, sandwiches and pizzas with unique flare. However, Flancer’s has become a local favorite because of its use of the prickly pear. How did the prickly pear become a favorite among diners? Owner Jeff Flancer explains that the prickly pear items… Read More →

Review: Sam Fox opens Flower Child in Arcadia

Jasmine lemonade, avocado hummus, Flying Avocado wrap and a gluten-free bittersweet brownie.

The newest addition to Sam Fox Restaurant Concepts’ Phoenix takeover is an unimposing, healthy lunch spot tucked away in an Arcadia strip mall. The space is filled with efficient seating (indoor tables, an intimate outdoor patio on the south side of the restaurant and a bar along the south wall), waves of natural light, an… Read More →