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Anthony Bourdain

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2014

    From Food Trucks to Food Halls: The Future of the Food Truck Scene in Phoenix

    It's been years since food trucks exploded onto the mainstream dining scene. Three years ago they were all the rage, spawning television shows, cook books, and festivals all over the country. In 2011 the Phoenix Street Food Coalition counted less than ten members; today there are more than 60 trucks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2014

    Kevin Binkley Passed Over Again at The 2014 James Beard Awards

    It turns out the third time was not the charm for Arizona's only James Beard Award finalist this year. The annual culinary awards were held tonight at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center in New York City. Much to the disappointment of many Arizonans, chef Kevin Binkley of Binkley's Restaur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2014

    20 Lessons Learned at Devoured Food Wine Classic 2014

    Imagine a magical land where the best Valley restaurants are crammed into one courtyard serving flavor-packed samples to grab your attention and win you over. That magical land happened Sunday at Devoured, where Phoenix's top spots, including Crudo, Virtu, and FnB, set up shop at the Phoenix Art Mus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2014

    Joey Maggiore of Cuttlefish Will Open Notorious Burgers and Vevo Italian Marketplace This Year

    This is part two of our interview with Joey Maggiore of Cuttlefish in Scottsdale. The seafood restaurant opened late last year and features an oyster bar (complete with Vespa seating) and a menu of coastal Italian cuisine. Today, we're talking about the two new restaurants Maggiore plans to open aro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2013

    Chef Jay Bogsinke of St. Francis on Michael de Maria and the Death of Formal Cuisine

    Jay Bogsinke Chef St. Francis stfrancisaz.com 602-200-8111 This is part one of our interview with chef Jay Bogsinke of St. Francis. Bogsinke has been at St. Francis since August, when chef/owner Aaron Chamberlin decided to call in some extra firepower for the restaurant as he wrangles with the new ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2013

    10 Favorite Summer Cocktail Tips from Chow Bella's Resident Bartender, JK Grence

    For more than a year now, Shady's bartender and regular Chow Bella contributor JK Grence, has been providing invaluable advice to the alcohol-infused masses with his "Last Call" column. Considering this grand milestone, we decided to take a look back at some of his best tips as we head into the summ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2013

    Jacques Qualin of J&G Steakhouse On Lori Hashimoto, Anthony Bourdain and the Difference Between French and American Cooks

    This is part two of my interview with Jacques Qualin, chef de cuisine at J&G Steakhouse at The Phoenician Resort. If you missed part one, where Qualin talked about head cheese, being an apprentice, and working for Daniel Boulud, read it here. See also: -- Hana's Lori Hashimoto Dishes on Brazilian L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2013

    Jacques Qualin of J&G Steakhouse on Head Cheese, Being an Apprentice, and Daniel Boulud

    Jacques Qualin J&G Steakhouse The Phoenician Resort 6000 East Camelback Road, Scottsdale 480-214-8000, jgsteakhousescottsdale.com See also: -- Matt Pool on Chris Bianco, Andreoli Italian Grocer, and Phoenix as a Food Town -- Chef Kevin Binkley a Finalist for James Beard Award This is part one of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2013

    Pho Fight in Phoenix: Pho Thanh vs. Da Vang

    There are few things more comforting than a big bowl of soup on a cold(ish) winter night. The great thing about pho (pronounced like fuh, not foh fo' the n00bz) is that you don't have to sacrifice flavor and spice for that comfort. This Vietnamese staple has blown up in the Valley over the past few ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 1, 2013

    12 National Food Trends We'll See in Phoenix in 2013

    Everybody likes to say that Phoenix is years behind "real" food and drink towns, and for an embarrassingly long time, that was absolutely true. Lately? Not so much. I've read a slew of end-of-the-year predictions about what we Americans will be eating and drinking next year, and in many cases, we've ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2012

    Epic Chef: A Cooking Competition Meets a Drinking Game

    The first episode of Epic Chef, the brain child of extreme cooking show Epic Meal Time, hit the internet last week. If you're already familiar with the work of Epic Meal Time and the Sauce Boss, then nothing here should be surprising besides the amount of verbal abuse the team seems ready to dole ou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2012

    7: Snir and Kierstin Mor

    From now 'til we publish the 2012 edition of Best of Phoenix, New Times and Chow Bella present 100 Tastemakers -- Valley residents who make the cut in our culinary scene. Some you'll know; for others, it'll be a first introduction (but likely not the last). While you're here, check out our 100 Creat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2012

    Chris Bianco Writing Pizza Cookbook with Local-Food Movement Guru Gary Nabhan

    See also: Pizzeria Bianco Makes Food & WIne's 25 Best Spots for Pizza in America See also: Behind the Design of Pizzeria Bianco, Italian Restaurant and Pane Bianco with Chris Bianco Word's been out for a while that Chris Bianco's writing a book -- but Chow Bella just got the scoop on his co-author: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2012

    35: Jason Asher

    From now 'til we publish the 2012 edition of Best of Phoenix, New Times and Chow Bella present 100 Tastemakers -- Valley residents who make the cut in our culinary scene. Some you'll know; for others, it'll be a first introduction (but likely not the last). While you're here, check out our 100 Creat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2012

    Lucky Peach Looks Good Enough to Eat: See What's Inside Issue 4

    There's food porn, and then there's Lucky Peach. The quarterly journal of food and writing reaches above and beyond the primitive salivatory satisfaction provided by last night's dozen-course dinner of Instagram meal pics, adding a hefty helping of intellectualism to our dirty diets of food oggling. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2012

    66: Dave Anderson

    From now 'til we publish the 2012 edition of Best of Phoenix, New Times and Chow Bella present 100 Tastemakers -- Valley residents who make the cut in our culinary scene. Some you'll know; for others, it'll be a first introduction (but likely not the last). While you're here, check out our 100 Creat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2012

    72: Johnny Chu

    From now 'til we publish the 2012 edition of Best of Phoenix, New Times and Chow Bella present 100 Tastemakers -- Valley residents who make the cut in our culinary scene. Some you'll know; for others, it'll be a first introduction (but likely not the last). While you're here, check out our 100 Creat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2012

    76: Anthony Patafio

    From now 'til we publish the 2012 edition of Best of Phoenix, New Times and Chow Bella present 100 Tastemakers -- Valley residents who make the cut in our culinary scene. Some you'll know; for others, it'll be a first introduction (but likely not the last). While you're here, check out our 100 Creat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2012

    Chow Bella's Top Phoenix Food Stories of the Week

    Every week, there's a cornucopia of new Phoenix food news, features, and reviews to report here at Chow Bella. If you're like most people, you probably just don't have the time to get to all of it. It's kind of like those burgers at Old Town Whiskey; it just won't all fit in your mouth ... or in thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2012

    Chef Josh Hebert Dishes on Eric Ripert, Anthony Bourdain and the Cheat Ingredient

    Josh Hebert Posh Improvisational Cuisine 7167 E. Rancho Vista Drive, Scottsdale 480-663-7676 www.poshscottsdale.com How long has Josh Hebert been obsessed with food? Let's put it this way: one of his first words was "breakfast." It's an elaborate family story his mother loves to tell, he says, addi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2012

    Chow Bella Book Club January Selection: Blood Bones and Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef by Gabrielle Hamilton

    ​We're starting the year in style by choosing the memoir  so stellar, it inspired us to create Chow Bella Book Club. We're reading Blood Bones and Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef by Gabrielle Hamilton this month and it will be capped off with a visit from the author hers ... More >>

  • Music

    November 24, 2011
  • Blogs

    October 17, 2011

    Man v. Food Nation Visits Big Earl's BBQ in Scottsdale: Chef James Porter Says Adam Richman Is "Juilliard School Meets Rachael Ray Meets Anthony Bourdain"

    Chef James Porter with Man v. Food Nation's Adam Richman​Big Earl's BBQ got some mad TV love this weekend when Adam Richman and his 16-person crew of Travel Channel's Man v. Food Nation, (the evolution of Man v. Food, in which Richman recruits locals to take on food challenges instead of doing ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 8, 2011
  • Blogs

    July 28, 2011

    Seven Favorite Fictional Chefs

    ​Yeah, yeah, we know -- these days you can get more than your fill of real-life chefs, doing real-life chef things, all over the airwaves, in books and online. But the real thing isn't nearly as fun as the made-up chefs on this list. Don't believe us? Read on. Here's our list of the Top Seve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2011

    Top 6 Celebrity Chef Parodies

    Paula Deen chewing "butter gum," Rachael Ray at 7-Eleven, and wait -- is that Gordon Ramsay yelling at a nun in a soup kitchen? Like many celebrities, TV chefs get jabbed by the spoof stick, too. We don't mind, as long as it's all in good fun. And now that it's summer, we thought we'd chill inside ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2011

    Billy Bessinger at RnR

    ​Billy Bessinger is probably more educated than you. An Arizona State graduate, he has a bachelor's in real estate as well as an M.B.A. -- but after trying his hand at the corporate world, he realized bartending was still the best gig in town -- luckily for us. Now a seven-year veteran of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2011

    Top Chef All-Stars Season 8, Episode 12 Recap: Ferry, Family, and For Serious?

    Anyone seen the Doritos?​Only one step away from the finals, yo! Our episode begins with Blais lamenting about the loss of Dale which must mean Fabio is off his short list to Barbados. Note to Blais: One bromance at a time please, playa. Back at the house, the cheftestants are wondering wha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    Top Chef All-Stars Season 8, Episode 8 Recap: It's All-Stars, They're Gonna Do What They Want

    Shameless flirting, shameful challenge.​Since Teen Wolf Marcel left last week with his facial hair grooming products and "You haven't heard the last of me!" exit line (until Top Chef All Stars: Foam and Rap airs), nine cheftestants are left to duke it out for the title. On last night's epis ... More >>

  • Culture

    January 20, 2011
  • Blogs

    January 13, 2011

    Top Chef All-Stars Season 8, Episode 6 Recap: Fish 'n' Filler 'n' Boring Ahoy!

    With last night's episode of Top Chef All-Stars, there was some serious hatin' going on in the aftermath of the dim sum elimination challenge last week where EVERYBODY ON THE PLANET thought Two-Stitch Jamie was goin' home. Nope. Still here. Still annoying. Plus, Dale and Teen Wolf Marcel are fighti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2010

    Food Network's 24 Hour Restaurant Battle Is an Eternity of Boring

    ​Dreams are awesome. Especially the ones with zombies and double rainbows (oh my God!), but what about the waking dreams we have for our lives? Losing weight, running a marathon, starting a business. Those are cool, too. And for the most part, they take planning. Which is why Food Network's new ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2010

    Tracy Dempsey: Tracy Dempsey Originals

    We recently caught up with Tracy Dempsey, pastry chef and business owner, scooping samples of Tracy Dempsey Originals ice cream at The Phoenix Urban Market and Wine Bar. We got the scoop from the scooper. Tracy Dempsey at Phoenix Urban Market and Wine Bar​Tracy Dempsey grew up traveling the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2010

    DJ Tranzit Talks Kaskade, Old Town Scottsdale, Gui Boratto, House Music, and More

    ​Name: Steven Chung AKA: DJ Tranzit Current nights: Giant Wednesdays at Cream Stereo Lounge. Genres spun: Electro-house, progressive house, tech house, minimal. How did you get started as a DJ? Same ol' typical cliche DJ story. Got sick of hearing someone else's CDs at a house party so ended u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2010

    Hell's Kitchen Season 7 Opener: Continued Abuse, Crazy Contestants, and a (Yech!) Chef Ramsay Make-Out Session

    Another Hell's Kitchen, another ride on the Chef Ramsay roller coaster. In last week's first episode, it didn't take long for Gordo to send food flying all over the kitchen, repeatedly kick defenseless stainless steel appliances, and shout out such gems as, "You're gonna blow someone's mind off!" ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2010

    Tranzit Screens His Chronicles of a DJ Documentary Tonight at Cream Stereo Lounge

    ​Few DJs in the Valley pimp themselves as hard as Tranzit.  Every time the award-winning house mixmaster has an event to promote, my cell phone, Facebook, and e-mail seem to blow up with announcements aplenty from the dude. This week was no exception, as the 29-year-old has been promotin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2009

    8 Places for President Obama to Try on His Next Phoenix Visit

    Call me a shameless arugula eater, but I still can't get over the Obama family's choice of dinner destination when they were in Phoenix this past Saturday night: Macayo's Mexican Kitchen on Central Avenue, the flagship among the Southwestern chain's 18 locations. Seriously? Sure, Macayo's has b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2009

    Beach Bites: Cooking Dirty

    Here's a juicy summer read we can't wait to dig into: Cooking Dirty by Jason Sheehan. Sheehan happens to be the food critic at Westword, New Times' sister paper in Denver, but long before he launched his award-winning career as a food scribe, he worked his way through kitchens across the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2009

    Behind the Bar: J.K. Grence at Trader Vic's

    Lauren Gilger J.K. Grence, behind the bar at Trader Vic's.​J.K. Grence has big dreams. He's planned out the ideal bar -- the one he would like to open one day in the distant, fuzzy future. "I'd want it to be some tropical hideaway," he says. "You just sink into the atmosphere of it and hav ... More >>

  • Film

    July 26, 2007

    Light Dining

    Sweet and savory fare, without the foam

  • News

    May 25, 2006

    Man Bites Dog

    If we had it to do over, would we publish the satirical saga of Chef Kaz Yamamoto? Hell yes! Punk you, if you can't take a joke!

  • News

    May 11, 2006

    Xtreme Cuisine

    Arizona's cunning culinary wizard Chef Kaz Yamamoto prepares taboo illegal moveable feasts for the elite and über-rich

  • Dining

    October 6, 2005
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