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26 09, 2019

Suns show up in support of Deandre Ayton’s charity drive for Hurricane Dorian victims

2019-12-30T20:23:54+00:00 September 26th, 2019|

Devin Booker felt immediate concern for Deandre Ayton after seeing Hurricane Dorian ravage through his teammate's homeland of the Bahamas.  "I actually reached out to him when it first happened," Booker said. Fundraising Event Held at Ocean 44 Weeks later, Booker and several of his Phoenix Suns teammates came out to support Ayton’s continued effort as the 7-footer had a donation [...]

1 07, 2019

The Mastros, Sultans of Steak

2019-12-23T21:20:38+00:00 July 1st, 2019|

The North Valley has New Jersey and classical music to thank for the emergence of its culinary scene 40 years ago. Dennis Mastro - the patriarch of the Mastro family, those behind Steak 44, Mastro's and Dominick's - is a New Jersey Native. "While in college, I worked at a radio station as a late-night disc jockey playing classical music," [...]

28 06, 2019

Paradise Valley and North Scottsdale Lifestyle Publications Launch Soiree

2020-01-29T20:30:09+00:00 June 28th, 2019|

The Lifestyle Publications Launch Soiree was hosted by Ocean 44. The elegant and modern restaurant in Scottsdale was the perfect backdrop to celebrate the coming together of Paradise Valley Lifestyle and North Scottsdale Lifestyle magazines under the new direction and ownership of publisher Tammy Fellows. Guests at the event included celebrities and community leaders who enjoyed an evening of fun [...]

28 06, 2019

Local Chef Makes Overnight Fishing Trip to Alaska to Catch Ocean 44’s Nightly Special

2019-12-01T19:59:02+00:00 June 28th, 2019|

It was 7 a.m. on a recent Thursday morning when Marc Lupino, chief executive chef at the Valley’s Ocean 44, found himself on a small private company jet headed from Phoenix to Cordova, Alaska. The plan seemed relatively straightforward: Land in Alaska after a quick stop in Seattle to pick up an executive from Pacific Seafood, the company which owned [...]

14 06, 2019

Ocean 44 Seafood Reinvented

2019-12-30T18:27:39+00:00 June 14th, 2019|

Ocean 44 Brings Fresh Seafood to Scottsdale Get ready for an extraordinary seafood experience when the founders of the Valley’s family of steakhouses, Steak 44 and Dominick’s Steakhouse, unveil Ocean 44. Scheduled to open on December 4, the new seafood restaurant is the creation of owners and brothers Mike and Jeff Mastro, their father Dennis and partner Scott Troilo.  “We [...]

23 05, 2019

Valley Chef Fishing in Alaska

2019-12-30T19:07:50+00:00 May 23rd, 2019|

As I type, Ocean 44 Chief Executive Chef Marc Lupino is on his way back to Scottsdale after a quick fishing trip to Alaska. Lupino left Wednesday for Cordova to fish the Copper River for King Salmon before the fishing season opens for commercial fishing. Fresh Seafood for Scottsdale Restaurant Ocean 44 This unique opportunity has Lupino and a small [...]

2 12, 2018

Where to Eat 2019 – Phoenix Mag

2019-07-08T22:36:31+00:00 December 2nd, 2018|

The latest offering from steakhouse legends Jeff and Michael Mastro is a fish-focused affair in the Scottsdale Fashion Square area and presumptive BNR candidate in 2019. 4748 N. Goldwater Blvd., Scottsdale, ocean44.com (Opened December 2019). Read Full Article

2 11, 2018

5 Coolest Food Happenings this December

2019-07-08T22:37:44+00:00 November 2nd, 2018|

Ocean 44 Grand Opening If you’re not excited by the Mastro family’s new piscine counterpart to Steak 44, you don’t have a soul. Or you have a shellfish allergy? Opens December 4 near Scottsdale Fashion Square. ocean44.com Read Full Article

5 07, 2018

Mastro’s Founders to Launch Seafood-Focused Restaurant

2020-02-21T22:51:58+00:00 July 5th, 2018|

Restaurateurs and brothers Jeff Mastro and Mike Mastro will be returning to the fine-dining seafood segment with the opening of Ocean 44 in Scottsdale, Ariz., in November. Restaurateurs' Industry Success The brothers are following a modernized blueprint of their success. The family first launched the Mastro’s Steakhouse and Mastro’s Ocean Club brands in 1999. In 2007, they sold those properties to Kinderhook [...]