Author: Melissa Larsen

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Restaurant of the Week: Los Sombreros Mesa

For nearly three decades, Los Sombreros has been a Valley treasure with a loyal fanbase who clamor to its Scottsdale location for authentic Mexican eats. The eatery recently added a third outpost to its lineup (Uptown Phoenix marked its second location), giving Mesa diners easier access to its delicious specialties.

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Nonprofit of the Month: GiGi’s Playhouse

With a mission to alter the way the world views a Down syndrome diagnosis, GiGi’s Playhouse Phoenix was founded in 2015, as one of more than 50 brick-and-mortar locations across the United States and Mexico. Here, Jennifer Gage, Phoenix founder/president emeritus, discusses GiGi’s Playhouse’s upcoming “hybrid” fundraiser and the nonprofit’s goals for the coming year.

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Restaurant of the Week: Clever Koi Gilbert

We already knew 2020 was a bummer when the East Valley was deprived of Clever Koi Gilbert, which was out of service after a serious kitchen fire at the end of 2019 (and then, you know, the pandemic). Months after closing, the restaurant is now open, bringing its incredible cocktails and ramen back to Downtown Gilbert.