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Developed by celebrity Chef Joey Maggiore, his wife and lead designer Cristina Maggiore and business partner Flora Tersigni, this delicious dessert concept, The Sicilian Baker Cannoli Bar & Market, is a welcome addition for Valley “sweetaholics.” Located next door to Maggiore’s Sicilian Butcher, on the northwest corner of Tatum and Greenway in north Phoenix, the bakery has developed a loyal since its opening just six months ago.

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The Arizona Restaurant Association’s Fall Arizona Restaurant Week ( ARW) is just days away. Channel your inner foodie and book reservations at some of the Valley’s premiere restaurants. It’s the perfect opportunity to enjoy a dinner out, schedule a long overdue get together, revisit a favorite spot or finally try that restaurant on your wish list.

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Here are two-dozen Valley restaurants offering Mother’s Day dining that will easily make mom feel relaxed, pampered and catered to on her special day. Check the websites for full menus, pricing and hours of operation. Reservations are strongly recommended.

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Whether you’re looking for an elegant Easter feast or something more casual, these 12 restaurants offer some strong competition for the best Easter brunch options in the Valley. Reservations are suggested.

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Every spring, we’re the envy of the entire nation. While there’s snow on the ground and torrential rain elsewhere, the Valley boasts sunny skies and temps around 78-degrees. Phoenicians shed their coats, don their sunglasses and head outside to play and dine. Whether you prefer going casual or elegant, we’ve tagged our eight favorite pretty patios that serve delicious dishes.

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Arguably the most important meal of the day, breakfast jumpstarts your metabolism. But on Monday through Friday we “break the fast” at record speed, taking shortcuts with our food choices. Come Saturday or Sunday, breakfast takes on a whole new dimension. Reinvented as brunch, a combination of breakfast and lunch, the hours often extend to mid-afternoon, the selections are a bit more elaborate and the pace is leisurely. It’s a time to catch up with friends, linger over a cocktail and disregard the clock. With endless restaurant possibilities, here are eight of our favorite Valley brunch spots.

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This Valentine’s Day, why not share a delicious dinner served in a beautiful setting with your special someone and see where the night takes you? Here are ten romantic Valley restaurants, in no particular order, that top our list.

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There’s more to New Year’s Eve than noise makers, party favors and champagne toasts. There’s dinner. Many Valley restaurants are at the ready to make your final night of 2018 one filled with fun and delicious food. Here are a dozen of our favorites playing host this New Year’s Eve.

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It’s been a hectic few months, but somehow you’ve managed to host a Halloween party, prepare a Thanksgiving feast, decorate the tree and house, send holiday greeting cards, visit ZooLights, find and wrap the perfect presents, bake gingerbread and take the kids and Fido to see Santa. You deserve a break, so why not consider dining out on Christmas Day? From casual to extravagant, here are some suggestions.

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The pleasures of the Thanksgiving table include delicious food, friendly fellowship, distinctive décor and spirited conversation. Let’s face it… everything tastes better when professionals handle the preparation and cleanup. Savor an extra dollop of relaxation with your pumpkin pie and take advantage of the fine dining options at one of these outstanding Valley hotels. Advance reservations are strongly recommended. Best to check each restaurant’s website for the most up-to-date information on menus, hours of operation and pricing.

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Preparing Thanksgiving dinner is a daunting task. It’s a time-intensive project, requiring precision-like choreography in both planning and execution. Alas, far and few among us are such real-life Martha Stewarts possessing the culinary abilities and kitchen staff capable to accomplish such a feat. Yet do not despair my friends, for some of the Valley’s most talented chefs have come to the rescue. Offering everything from the complete Thanksgiving meal to savory side dishes and divine desserts, this year’s holiday dinner dilemmas are solved. Hint: place your order ASAP since the deadline to pre-order closes soon!

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Get ready for an extraordinary seafood experience when the founders of the Valley’s family of steakhouses, Steak 44 and Dominick’s Steakhouse, unveil Ocean 44. Scheduled to open on December 4, the new seafood restaurant is the creation of owners and brothers Mike and Jeff Mastro, their father Dennis and partner Scott Troilo. 

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