Category Archives: Mesa

Il Vinaio hosts Gourmet Donut & Beer Pairing

Beer goes well with a variety of foods — pizza, burgers, wings … But doughnuts? Find out for yourself when downtown Mesa restaurant Il Vinaio holds its second annual Gourmet Donut & Beer Pairing next Saturday (March 20). From 2 … Continue reading

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5 to try: Where to go after Cactus League games

I don’t need a calendar to tell when March arrives. I can tell by the frequent phone calls all asking the same basic question: “We’re here from out of town to watch some Cactus League baseball and were wondering if … Continue reading

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Romeo Taus joins Chef du Moo series Saturday

Romeo’s Euro Cafe owner Romeo Taus (pictured above) will be the guest chef for Superstition Farms‘ second Chef Du Moo farm-to-table dinner, part of a monthly series that  showcases local meats, produce and other ingredients. The four “Euro-West” courses Saturday … Continue reading

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EVIT's Mystery Chef Dinner to be held Thursday

The East Valley Institute of Technology‘s annual “Mystery Chef Dinner” will be held Thursday. Twelve Valley chefs will create a meal around this year’s theme ingredient: cheese. Chefs aren’t revealed until the dinner. Past participants have included Beau MacMillan (Elements), … Continue reading

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Lenny's Burger opens 1st E.V. location in Mesa

Lenny’s Burger, a Valley-based chain, has opened its first East Valley location on the southeast corner of Stapley Drive and Southern Avenue in Mesa. Lenny’s sells several varieties of burgers, including a teriyaki mushroom burger ($3.29) and a Mexican burger … Continue reading

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First Taste: Tia Rosa Taqueria

You might not know it based on the opening week of Tia Rosa Taqueria, but there are other Mexican restaurants in Gilbert. Quite a few, in fact. But that didn’t seem to matter to the standing-room-only crowds that packed the … Continue reading

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Il Vinaio to host March 7 fundraising concert

Il Vinaio restaurant in downtown Mesa will host a fundraising concert for the Arizona World Music Initiative 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. March 7. The featured performers will be brothers Thano and Dimitri Sahnas of Turning Point and Sherry Finzer … Continue reading

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