Tomaso's Archives

https://www.phoenixmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Photo-Feb-10-2-08-14-PM-1280x720.jpg

“If food is the body of good living, wine is its soul,” author and media personality Clifton Fadiman is reported to have said. Chef Joey Maggiore is sharing a bit of his soul with diners with the launch last weekend of his private selection wine label at all locations of The Sicilian Butcher.  “Growing up in a big Sicilian family, great wine was always a staple in our home,” Maggiore says. “My dad really loved wine, and I know he’d be just as excited as...

https://www.phoenixmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Photo-Jan-21-11-23-45-AM-1170x720.jpg

The Valley has lost one of its culinary luminaries. This past weekend, legendary Italian chef/restaurateur Tomaso Maggiore died after a long battle with lung cancer. He was 73 years old.  Maggiore immigrated to the United States from Sicily as a young man and worked his way up the restaurant ranks in New York City before moving west. He and his wife, Patricia, opened Tomaso’s Italian Restaurant in the Camelback Corridor in September 1977. Their children, Joey and Melissa, grew up in the industry and joined their parents in running a...

https://www.phoenixmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Chompies-Thanksgiving-Meal-1-1280x720.jpg

Wildflower The beloved local bakery chain offers comforting carbs, including pies ($17-$20), rolls ($4.75-$5.75/half-dozen), specialty breads ($6-$13) and stuffing loaves (starting at $12.99). wildflowerbread.com Southern Rail & Beckett’s Table Let chef Justin Beckett take care of the sides (bacon-cheddar biscuit stuffing!) and pie (fig-pecan!). New this year: six-packs of wine. Inquire for pricing. southernrailaz.com; beckettstable.com Miracle Mile Deli Pies ($16) and sides ($4-$15) are the order of the day at this family-owned delicatessen. We love...

For more than 50 years, PHOENIX magazine's experienced writers, editors, and designers have captured all sides of the Valley with award-winning and insightful writing, and groundbreaking report and design. Our expository features, narratives, profiles, and investigative features keep our 385,000 readers in touch with the Valley's latest trends, events, personalities and places.