Dan Cortez

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  • 11 years ago

    Ecuador is perhaps best known for its Galápagos Islands, but the food's not bad, either. Chef Rosa Rosas prepares some of the best in the Valley at Mi Cocina, Mi Pais, a restaurant tucked away in a northwest Phoenix strip mall. Tapestries o...

  • 11 years ago

    It's Friday and most of the lunch crowd at Pitic Restaurant is feasting on delicious Mexican dishes -- without meat, of course. It's Lent. Lent is a time of self-denial, but there's one treat unique to this time of year. At Pitic and at other Mexi...

  • 12 years ago

    Bill O'Brien is all Irish Catholic, but that doesn't mean the rancher doesn't appreciate mariachi music -- even on St. Patrick's Day. The red bandera-ed 81-year-old helped to found Los San Patricios de Arizona, a group that brings two Catholic cul...

  • 12 years ago

    Buildings may crumble, relationships may fall apart. But tacos, they're supposed to stay together. The sad fact is that it's practically impossible to find a hard-shell taco that doesn't fall apart at first bite. Try Tacos Pepe. This Scottsdale ta...

  • 12 years ago

    Roses and chocolates are fine. Hallmark is dandy. But if you want to spice things up -- literally -- for your Valentine, then head to San Francisco. Luckily, this San Francisco is located in the heart of Phoenix. Yerberia means "herb store," and Y...

  • 12 years ago

    Most people think of Oaxaca as a typical Mexican restaurant with a strategic location right near the state capitol. Come at lunch, and you can bump shoulders with local political luminaries. Come on a Sunday afternoon after 4, and you can bump and...

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