Serrano's Archives

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Photo courtesy Pronto   All the news that’s fit to nosh.  Taco the Town: Love the customizable menu, fast service and efficiency of Chipotle, but long to support a local restaurant over a chain? East Valley institution Serrano’s Mexican Restaurants has a new fast-casual concept for you. Pronto will open in Serrano’s Tempe location (6440 S. Rural Rd.) this fall. “We’ve learned a lot over the past two years, and we know that fast-casual concepts have experienced significant recent growth,” says CEO Ric Serrano. “Our Pronto concept will offer...

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All the news that’s fit to nosh.   Suns Mania: The Valley is rallying, indeed – with food and drink specials inspired by the Phoenix Suns’ arrival in the NBA Finals. Grab these deals while they last:  PHX Beer Co. released a limited-edition craft brew called Shazaaam! West Coast IPA, in honor of beloved Phoenix Suns announcer Al McCoy’s famed catchphrase. Notes of mango and papaya energize this beer, which is available as a four-pack or on draft.  Humble Pie and Humble Bistro are offering a “baller deal”...

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When you grow up in the Valley, your experience of it is greatly dictated by which part you’re from. Phoenix and its sundry suburbs and surrounding cities are so spread out that if you grew up in Mesa, say, you’d have absolutely no reason to go to Avondale – at least not in the course of your daily life. We largely live in our own little community bubbles and only venture out to go to an event (pre-COVID) or try a new restaurant (and even then, it’s only people...

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With the suspension of large events and many of our favorite venues shut down until further notice, it’s time to get creative when it comes to things to do. Here are five virtual and socially distant activities to enjoy this weekend. Check out the Picasso of Pumpkin Carvings Internationally acclaimed sculptor, pumpkin carver and creative installation designer Ray Villafane’s Strange Encounters exhibition takes over downtown Mesa, Oct. 17-Nov. 8. The display features Halloween carvings, humorous vignettes...

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Since March, the Valley’s Serrano’s Mexican Food Restaurants have been sharing their classic Mexican cuisine in the form of family meals and bulk market items such as meats, tortillas, rice and beans. Now, Serrano’s is sharing a recipe for its popular Pollo Ranchera, the filling for its famed Pollo Fundido. It’s also a delicious addition to rice and beans and in flour tortillas. Serrano’s Pollo Ranchera Serves 4 Ingredients: 1 lb. of chicken breast 1/2...

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