Local chefs and bartenders bring major flavor to Phoenix

Phoenix used to be synonymous with strip malls and chain restaurants. But the city has been enlivening the food and nightlife scene with locally owned restaurants and bars that have a lot of heart. Chefs like Chris Bianco of Pizzeria Bianco, Silvana Salcido Esparza of Barrio Café and bartender Ross Simon of Bitter & Twisted are helping make Phoenix a culinary hot spot.

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