Almond Joy

  • Culture

    March 6, 2014
  • Blogs

    October 30, 2013

    13 Halloween Treats That Valley Chefs Are Giving Out This Year

    They may make gourmet food for a living, but that doesn't mean chefs don't have a sweet spot for Halloween candy. So what treats are Valley chefs planning to pass out for this Hallow's Eve assemblage of ghosts and goblins? Whether they're the same ones they enjoyed as kids or hard-to-find favorite ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2013

    7 Favorite Spots for Vegan Baked Goods in Metro Phoenix

    We're sweet on baked goods -- particularly when they're vegan. That means no bacon (duh!), but also no eggs or dairy products. Not as rare as they used to be, quality fresh-made vegan treats are still tough to come by in the Valley. So we've compiled a list of our favorite spots to score 'em. You're ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 16, 2012
  • Blogs

    May 31, 2012

    AndyTalk: Sushi for Dessert

    Whether it's a feint by a quarterback, an improvised musical riff, or a magic trick, everyone appreciates a good fake-out -- especially when the end result is a success. The first time I served sushi for dessert I had a goal. Actually, I had two goals: First, make a great dessert and, second, make m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2011

    Maui Coconut Porter

    Zach Fowle ​The beer: CoCoNut PorTeRThe brewery: Maui Brewing Co. Style: Robust PorterABV: 6 percent Say aloha to Maui Brewing Co., the newest entrant riding the waves of the Arizona craft beer scene. Coming all the way from Lahaina, Hawaii, Maui's microbrews all come in cans -- a conscious ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2011

    The 10 Best Canned Craft Beers

    ​Bad beer comes in cans. There's no denying it -- images of sloppy NASCAR fans and drunken frat boys have done much to taint the perception of canned beer, as has the mass-market swill that's often inside. But in recent years there's been a canning revolution -- a "canversion," if you will -- am ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2010

    Almond Joy Valentine Treats

    ​After skipping out on both the Jell-O and dip showdowns recently, I decided to whip something up to show the Chow Bella staff some love, in honor of the season. Almonds seemed like the perfect treat -- healthy (pretend healthy, at least) and tasty, particularly with a few sweet additions. B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2009

    Just the Right Candy for You

    ​The holidays inevitably mean lots of candy and chocolate to go around, but it's not always easy to choose just which type of goody to stuff your face with. While we've attempted candy binges before, maybe it'd be a good idea to take a look at this chart from n ... More >>

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    June 24, 2008
  • News

    February 2, 2006

    The Big Sleazy

    Tall trannies, polyamorous pagans and tipsy rounds of tonsil hockey: That's Hot Pink! redux, baby

  • Dining

    February 3, 2000
  • Music

    February 20, 1997

    Christ in the Fast Lane

    With Latterday Speedwagon, Jesus Chrysler Supercar is born again