Scottsdale, AZ March 2022

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FA B U LO U S FOODIE FA M I L I E S MEET THREE VALLEY CULINARY INSTITUTIONS PROVING THAT GOOD 'TASTE' RUNS IN THE FAMILY

ARTICLE BY ALISON BAILIN BATZ PHOTOGRAPHY BY JAMES PATRICK

THE M AG G I O R E FA M I LY The past two years have been among the busiest in the Maggiore family’s lives. “Navigating the pandemic was unprecedented territory for all restaurateurs,” says Joey Maggiore. “Beyond that, we weathered our biggest storm, emerging stronger than ever.” In January 2021, the family lost Tomaso Maggiore, the family patriarch and the founder of Tomaso’s. “We honor him each day by putting in the sweat equity it takes to nurture a growing culinary empire,” says Maggiore. Pre-pandemic, the family owned and operated Tomaso’s, as well as multiple locations of Hash Kitchen, The Sicilian Baker, and The Sicilian Butcher. During the pandemic, the family opened two new locations of The Sicilian Butcher, another Hash Kitchen, and also introduced two wholly new concepts. “My sister, Melissa, opened The Italian Daughter— with nods to our Sicilian-born father throughout the menu—in April 2021, and I opened The Mexicano—a buzzy Mexican eatery with over-the-top cocktails—in December,” says Maggiore.

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