The menu at Boa Bistro is an off-shoot of the original, and continues to incorporate products from local farms like McClendon and Seacat while introducing wood-fired pizzas and a one-of-a-kind salumi station offering artisan cured meats by the pound. Curry will oversee the kitchens in both Tempe and Mesa, while simultaneously heading up the Tempe Urban Garden project Caffe Boa has been working on with the City of Tempe. 2837 N. Power Rd., Mesa (located in the Las Sendas Plaza), 480.981.2000, www.boabistro.com.
For 18 years, Caffe Boa has been a favorite dining destination on Mill Ave. in Tempe. Now, Mesa dwellers have the chance to experience Caffe Boa’s wonderful eats in their very own neighborhood: Caffe Boa’s Boa Bistro has opened in Mesa’s lovely Las Sendas area. Payton Curry, who is formerly the chef at Scottsdale’s now-closed Digestif, is the location’s chef. Caffe Boa’s newest location features elegant yet casual farm-to-table dining. Caffe Boa’s owners, Jay and Christine Wisniewski, collaborated on the menu with Executive Chef Curry which focuses on seasonal, organic and rustic Italian-inspired cuisine with vast European influences (much like the Tempe location).