Beau MacMillan

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2013

    17 Food Festivals in Metro Phoenix: Chow Bella's Fall 2013 Guide

    Summer is coming to an end, and while the rest of the country is in mourning, we're celebrating. Now begins the time when the Valley of the Sun comes to life, and now that we can actually stand to be in that sunshine, our favorite season is finally kicking off. Bring on the fall and with it a calend ... More >>

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    March 28, 2013

    Pretty Much Everything You Need to Know About Channel Eight's Check, Please! Arizona Festival at CityScape

    One of the Valley's most popular local food shows is hitting the road -- specifically the streets of downtown Phoenix. See also: - Go lb. salt Launches Salt Education Series in Gilbert This Spring - Mark Tarbell, Beau MacMillan, & Barbara Fenzl to Team Up with Childsplay on April 13 From 11 a.m. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2013

    6 Don't-Miss Events During AZ Cocktail Week: Feb 16-22

    I've said it before and I'll say it again. Phoenix is becoming a bona-fide food-town, "becoming" (present progressive) being the operative word. Exhibit A, for your consideration: the second annual Arizona Cocktail Week, a seven-day series of boozy events -- some educational, others not so much -- b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2012

    Iron Chef Jose Garces Celebrates Release of New Cookbook -- The Latin Road Home -- With Temporary Menu at Distrito

    Jose Garces comes to town frequently to check up on Distrito, his modern Mexican restaurant specializing in Mexico City-style street food. This trip, however,the Iron Chef had another objective: to promote his new cookbook -- The Latin Road Home -- by hosting a special five-course dinner using recip ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2012

    Aaron May Dishes About Why He Pisses People Off and Describes His Last Supper (You'll Love the Dessert)

    This is part two of my interview with Aaron May, chef-partner of Praying Monk, Over Easy, The Lodge, Mabel's on Main and May's Counter in Tucson. If you missed part one, where May talks about whether he's a chef, a restaurateur or a party boy -- and what I learned (full disclosure) in a year of work ... More >>

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    March 22, 2012
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    November 8, 2011

    Chefs Vincent Guerithault, Beau MacMillan, Tammie Coe, and Others Join Hell's Kitchen Winner For March of Dimes Fundraiser With Kick-Ass Auction Items

    ​For those who like a little celebrity with their signature dishes and charitable deeds, the Arizona Chapter of the March of Dimes has all three in spades. Daniel GuerithaultChef Vincent Guerithault will be making your dinner.​From 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., this Thursday, November 10, at the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2011

    Stephanie Izard's Goat Tour: Scottsdale Tickets Still Available

    Huge Galdones (​Hey Phoenix, are you excited that quasi-local majorly-talented national celeb chef Stephanie Izard is coming to town this weekend? We are. We bet her parents are, too -- they live in Scottsdale. Izard's been absolutely rockin' the the foodosphe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2011

    Beau McMillan and Nine Other Celebrity Chefs to Compete on The Next Iron Chef: Super Chefs

    ​If an Iron Chef is "a king among chefs" then what's a king among Iron Chefs called? A SUPER CHEF, YO, THE ONLY TITLE THAT MATTERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! In a move that has nothing to do with sagging ratings, the fourth season of The Next Iron Chef, premiering October 30 on the Food Network, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    Topps Puts Celebrity Chefs on Baseball Cards. Batter Up!

    Jennifer Woods​ So my baseball card enthusiast husband tosses me an Iron Chef "Marc Forgione" baseball card the other night.  "Hey, you should write about this for Chow Bella, I wonder if anyone knows that they're putting chefs on baseball cards." And so here we are. If you notice ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2011

    Chef Aaron May at Monti's Tomorrow With Special Spanish-Inspired Menu

    ​Famed Valley chef, restaurateur, and Sasquatch Burger inventor Aaron May will be the featured guest at Monti's La Casa Vieja from 5 to 10 p.m., tomorrow, May 24. As part of the restaurant's Celebrity Chef Series, which has included the likes of Executive Chef Beau MacMillan of elements at Sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    Last Minute Mother's Day Brunch Roundup

    ​Hey there, fellow procrastinators. Something tells us you still haven't made brunch reservations. You probably wouldn't be here if you had. Lucky you, we decided to combine our previous Mother's Day Roundups into one GIANT roundup. A one-stop Mother's Day brunch extravaganza of sorts. We've even ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2011

    Sanctuary's Hollywood Dinner Series Not Very Glamorous

    ​ ​ ​ ​The premise of Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain's gourmet dinner series, "Hollywood Bites" is pretty enticing: diners are treated to a meal prepared by our own local celebu-chef Beau MacMillan, alongside Hollywood royalty. With Lady Gaga in town this weekend, we wondere ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2011

    Beau Mac Gets Chopped

    Food NetworkBeau Mac competes on Chopped​ Last night's line up on Food Network's All Stars Tournament Round 3 pitted Beau MacMillan against Nate Appleman, Anita Lo, and Jacques Torres. You all know Beau from elements at The Sanctuary, as Iron Chef winner besting Bobby Flay at his own American cu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2010

    Chef Talk: Matt McLinn of The Grind (Part Two)

    ​Yesterday we heard from Chef Matt McLinn of the Grind. McLinn and his two business partners George Monzures and Allen Thompson opened The Grind on Camelback Road and 40th Street in February with a neighborhood hangout in mind. That said, the menu is a bit fancier than your typical backyard ba ... More >>

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    February 18, 2010

    James Beard Foundation Announces Award Semi-Finalists

    ​Congratulations are in order for an elite group of Arizona chefs and restaurants included in the list of 2010 James Beard Award semifinalists, which were just announced by the James Beard Foundation this morning. The nominees were chosen from among 21,000 entries from across the country ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2010

    What Do You Think of the James Beard Nominees?

    Today's news of the James Beard Awards semifinalists had barely been out an hour before readers and friends started messaging me by Twitter, text, and email. What did I think of the Arizona nominees, and how was that list created, anyway?A committee from the James Beard Foundation selects the semifi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2009

    Christopher Gross' Chef's Tour: A Recap

    Sloane BurwellJames Porter gets Aaron May's autograph. After this weekend, it's time to replace "party like a rockstar" with "drink like a chef." Friday night is a bit of a blur for most (if not all) of the participants in a Chef's Tour of central downtown Phoenix restaurants (yes, and bars) dreamed ... More >>

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    February 13, 2009

    Eight AZ Names Among James Beard Nominees

    In a press release this morning, the James Beard Foundation announced its preliminary lists of nominees for various categories in the prestigious James Beard Awards. There are 20 nominees in each category, and eight Arizona individuals and restaurants are among the elite group. Finalists will be ... More >>

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    January 26, 2009

    Jan. 26 In Blogs: Cardinals,, Rotten Tomatoes and More

    We understand that in the 24-hour news cycle it can be difficult to keep up. Worry not! We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries: Valley Fever: Arizona Cardinals Send Off In Video Arizona Cardinals Get Big Airport ... More >>

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    September 25, 2007

    Is cuisine an artform?

    Earlier this year, legendary Spanish chef Ferran Adria found himself out of the frying pan and into the fire, when the organizers of Documenta -- a huge, once-every-five-years contemporary art show held in Kassel, Germany -- invited him to be one of only two Spanish contributors. It's an understat ... More >>

  • 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

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    July 7, 2005

    Space Cases

    Trekkies make a splash at Federation Pool Party