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Pizzeria continues expansion across East Valley
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Pizzeria continues expansion across East Valley

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Mark Pectol has lots of weird stories from his years delivering pizza. One he remembers most involved an order from a seedy motel on Bell Road in north Phoenix. Pectol drove out there at 2 a.m. and...
Sicilian Butcher, Baker open at Chandler Viridian
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Sicilian Butcher, Baker open at Chandler Viridian

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GETOUT STAFF Two long-awaited entries into East Valley’s culinary scene have made their debut as the Sicilian Butcher and Sicilian Baker open at Chandler Viridian Primegate. The twin eateries, at 3151 W. Frye Road near Chandler...
Mesa banned her tacos, so she’s in Chandler
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Mesa banned her tacos, so she’s in Chandler

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Alma Kerby never thought she’d be able to open her own brick-and-mortar taco shop. She had already been quite successful selling her special “drowning tacos” out of a food truck on the street...
Business is sweet for Chandler chocolatier
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Business is sweet for Chandler chocolatier

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Something sweet was missing in Aurelie Nguyen’s life when her family relocated from Canada to Arizona a few years ago. “When we moved here, we couldn’t find something we were used to like ice...
Father, son spice up local sandwich shop
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Father, son spice up local sandwich shop

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Mario Ventura describes his new sandwich shop, Mezquite’s Café, as a fusion of Southwestern cuisine and culture. His menu includes the standard sandwich fare: like tuna salad or ham on cheese. But...
Gorgeous French  macaroons require finesse
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Gorgeous French macaroons require finesse

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With jan D’Atri, Contributor How they got to be such a huge craze, I don’t know. French macarons are lovely to look at and delightful to eat. But the recipe can be intimidating. After all, there is a bit of a method involved...
Chandler church offers ‘Taste of Greece’
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Chandler church offers ‘Taste of Greece’

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David M. Brown Contributor It’s “Opa!” time as the 36th annual Taste of Greece festival returns Oct. 4–6 at St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church in Chandler. Melding the traditions of ancient Greece with today’s culture,...
This end-of-season cobbler is peachy keen
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This end-of-season cobbler is peachy keen

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With jan D’Atri, Contributor We’re nearing the end of peach season, but it’s not too late to give this Caramel Peach Cobbler a try.  It goes together in three layers, but in the oven, the bottom layer rises to the top and...
Ocotillo Grille expanding its menu next month
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Ocotillo Grille expanding its menu next month

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By Colleen Sparks Contributor   People can unwind after playing golf and relax over food and drinks while looking at the lush, green course in the casual but elegant Ocotillo Grille.  The restaurant at 3751 S. Clubhouse...
Nearby restaurants changing up their menus
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Nearby restaurants changing up their menus

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SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF   Two Gilbert restaurants are sprucing up their menus with new items. Nico Heirloom Kitchen has already unveiled its new additions while Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row will unveil theirs Aug. 15....