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There was a day when an indie restaurant owner had one restaurant, period. Now everybody and his mother owns at least two. It’s a trend, which probably started with OGs like Matt Carter (Zinc, two Missions, Fat Ox), Bernie Kantak (Citizen, The Gladly) and Chris Bianco (Pizzeria Bianco, Pane Bianco, Tratto, etc). Nowadays, the list must also include Gio Osso (Virtù Honest Craft, Virtù Pizzeria, Piccolo Virtù), TJ Culp (Restaurant Progress, Sottise), Dom Ruggiero (Hush,...

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All the news that’s fit to nosh. Pizza Party: Take your tastebuds to an Italian-style backyard barbecue with the Summer Selections menu at Grimaldi’s Pizzeria. This menu is full of seasonal ingredients and flavor combos that are perfect for a hot summer day. Enjoy smoked brisket pizza, strawberry spinach salad, blueberry cheesecake and other specialty items at all seven Valley locations from now until Monday, September 11. Slider Survivor: Slide on down to any of...

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Opening Bourbon & Bones Scottsdale-based Square One Concepts has opened a third location of its upscale steakhouse at 83 Marketplace with striking views of Sunrise Mountain Preserve. 24985 N. 83rd Ave., Peoria, bourbonandbones.com Brunch Problems As the name suggests, you’ll find brunch fare here that includes strawberry waffles, fish and grits and bacon and eggs. If you’re feeling splurgy, order up a chicken fried lobster tail. 2603 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 602-248-3864 Chickii A new...