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    October 9, 2014

    Chef Beau MacMillan Hosts Interactive Dinner Event With Mark Tarbell on Oct. 10

    If you've missed the chef connection you were privy to during the Sanctuary's Lunch and Learn series this summer, you're in luck because the interactive format of the lunch is back with some big names during a special one-night-only dinner event on Friday, October 10. Obviously, chef Beau MacMillan ... More >>

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    July 31, 2014
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    April 8, 2014

    15 Easter Options at Metro Phoenix Restaurants

    In Arizona, celebrating Easter becomes about more than the holiday itself. It's also one of the last big hurrahs before the temperature creeps up to 100 degrees and stays there throughout the summer. That's why we recommend booking a table for Easter brunch, especially if you can snag a seat outdoor ... More >>

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    December 17, 2013

    11 Metro Phoenix Restaurants Open on Christmas Day

    If you're already up to your ears with holiday stress from gift shopping, you can forget about planning an elaborate feast for your friends and family. Make reservations at one of the Valley's finest restaurants to enjoy a Christmas dinner with lots of love and laughter -- and less of hearing your r ... More >>

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    October 1, 2013

    Cooks and Corks Is Back This Year And Tickets Are On Sale Now

    Valley food afficiandos might remember the annual Cooks and Corks event, though it's been a while since the culinary fete made it into the Scottsdale Culinary Festival lineup. This year the party's back on, though the revised rendition means there will be a few changes. The one-night standalone ev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2013

    Dining Out for Life: Help Fight HIV and AIDS on April 25

    We love dining out at local restaurants. Not only do we get to nosh on good eats, we also leave with a nice case of the warm fuzzies for giving our hard-earned dollars to a local business owners. See also: - Mark Tarbell, Beau MacMillan, and Barbara Fenzl to Team Up with Childsplay on April 13 - G ... More >>

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    March 14, 2013

    Mark Tarbell, Beau MacMillan, and Barbara Fenzl to Team Up with Childsplay on April 13

    A "Recipe for Disaster Dinner" doesn't exactly sound like the kind of thing with which Mark Tarbell, Iron Chef winner Beau MacMillan, or Southwestern-cuisine guru Barbara Fenzl would be associated. But the trio of powerhouse chefs won't be in the kitchen for the Childsplay event -- ironically, the ... More >>

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    February 6, 2013

    Aaron May Opens Over Easy Locations in Mesa and Gilbert

    When chef-restaurateur Aaron May and his partner-dad Brad opened the first Over Easy in 2007 in a former Taco Bell on 40th Street, they had an instant hit on their hands. Even though they'd added on a small shaded patio -- bigger than the restaurant's interior -- they still had long waits on the wee ... More >>

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    November 14, 2012

    What Valley Chef Deserves a Comedy Roast?

    Welcome to Chow Bella's Bites & Dishes, where Valley chefs and restaurateurs respond to a question New Times food critic Laura Hahnefeld has on her mind. Have a question you'd like to ask? E-mail Miss a question? Go here.Comedy roasts, first made popular by The Friars C ... More >>

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    October 12, 2012

    Five Things to Eat and Drink This Weekend

    Cobbler on Quack at Cowboy Ciao There's no better dessert (not even pumpkin pie) to put you in the mood for fall. Country Velador, pastry chef at Cowboy Ciao, came up with this genius pairing: traditional apple cobbler with duck fat ice cream. Based on taste alone, you'd never guess that duck fat i ... More >>

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    October 8, 2012

    Aaron May Dishes On Being a Chef, a Restaurateur and a Party Boy

    Aaron May Praying Monk 7217 E. 1st Street, Scottsdale 480-398-3020 See also: -- Celeb Chefs Matt Carter, Beau MacMillan and Aaron May Cooking Up Four-Course Brunch at Superstition Farm -- Aaron May Heads Kitchen at Former Renegade Canteen, Now Called Renegade Tap Kitchen -- ... More >>

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    September 4, 2012

    Celeb Chefs Matt Carter, Beau MacMillan, and Aaron May Cooking Up Four-Course Brunch at Superstition Farm

    In what may be the biggest and brunch-iest news of the year, celebu-chefs Matt Carter (Zinc Bistro and The Mission), Beau MacMillan (Elements at Sanctuary), and Aaron May (Praying Monk, Over Easy, and Renegade Tap & Kitchen) are joining forces to whip up a four-course brunch for hungry guests at Sup ... More >>

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    August 20, 2012

    Beau MacMillan Stars in New Game Show "Beat the Chefs," Premiering Thursday, August 23rd

    See also: Beau MacMillan To Appear On Premiere of Food Network's The Best Thing I Ever Made Beau Mac -- executive chef of Elements at Sanctuary Resort -- is our local celeb-chef and certifiably famous TV star, the high-energy, fast-talking BoSox buff who's truly in his element on the small screen. ... More >>

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    July 30, 2012

    Three Chefs and A Whole Lot of Peas at Sanctuary's Saturday Night Lunch & Learn Dinner

    See Also: Kevin Binkley, Shinji Kurita, Kelly Fletcher, and More Scheduled for Beau Mac's 2012 Lunch & Learn Series See Also: Beau Mac Dishes on His Favorite Herb and What It's Like Being Famous This past Saturday, local celebrity and executive chef at Elements restaurant at the Sanctuary Resort ... More >>

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    July 27, 2012

    Here's the Lineup for This Year's Dine Out with the Chefs Event

    Get ready food schmoozers, the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts has just announced the lineup for its 7th annual Dine Out with the Chefs benefit. Translation: you've got two hours to booze, stuff your face, and snap some grip and grins with some of the Valleys most notable taste makers -- ... More >>

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    June 29, 2012

    Kevin Binkley, Shinji Kurita, Kelly Fletcher, and More Scheduled for Beau Mac's 2012 Lunch & Learn Series

    You know it's summer in the Valley when celebu-chef and flat leaf parsley fan Beau MacMillan brings some of the stars of the culinary world out to the Paradise Valley resort Sanctuary at Camelback Mountain for his popular Lunch & Learn series. Beginning Saturday, July 14, food fans can hook up wit ... More >>

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    June 18, 2012

    Beau Mac Dishes on His Favorite Herb and What It's Like Being Famous

    Beau MacMillan elements Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa 5700 E. McDonald Drive 480-948-2100 This is part one of my interview with Beau MacMillan, executive chef of elements at Sanctuary Resort and Spa. Come back on Tuesday for part two. If Phoenix has a bon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2012

    From Print: Blogs Teased in Our February 23 Issue

    ​This week, New Times ran a list in our print publication highlighting some of the most interesting posts published at Up On The Sun over the past week. Here are links to those posts. Want to listen to (almost) all of our 100 Songs that Defined Arizona? Why is Megadeth bassist Dave Ellefson bec ... More >>

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    January 3, 2012

    Valley Chefs Demonstrate How Not to Saber a Champagne Bottle

    Looks as if a few notable Valley chefs may have benefited from our post last week on sabrage, the name given to the practice of opening a champagne bottle with a sword. Last month, during a benefit dinner at the home of Jamie Hormel (owner of the Wrigley Mansion, heir to the Hormel meat-packing emp ... More >>

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    November 22, 2011

    Elements' Thanksgiving Day Dinner and HuffPost's T-Day Challenge in Today's Eater's Digest

    ​ Hungry for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives? Thanksgiving with a View If you still haven't bought that Thanksgiving Day turkey and you didn't see a single tempting restaurant in our 2011 Thanksgiving Dining Guide, maybe you should check out B ... More >>

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    October 18, 2011

    Sunday Night's Goat Tour at The Accidental Yard, Revisited

    Heather Gill Photography​Sunday night's Stephanie Izard (and Guests) Goat Tour dinner was a convergence of new and cool projects all gathered together under white lights strung above the grass carpeted courtyard of Joe Garcia's soon-to-be-built-out The Accidental Yard in Old Town Scottsdale. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2011

    July 25 In Blogs: Zombies, Katy Perry, Noca, and Meth

    ​​​In the 24-hour news cycle, it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries:

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    July 6, 2011

    Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain's Lunch & Learn Series Returns With Celebu-Chefs Aaron May, Robert Irvine, and Marcus Samuelsson

    Sanctuary Camelback Mountain​When it comes to giving our brains something else to do this summer besides think about how crazy hot it is, award-winning chef Beau MacMillan of the Scottsdale resort, Sanctuary at Camelback Mountain, is bringing back his popular Lunch & Learn series with lots of ... More >>

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    June 10, 2011

    This Week In Chow Bella

    Another week has come and gone leaving us to ponder the upcoming events that will shape our lives and, more importantly, our dinners out. But before we move on, let's have one last look at the blog posts from this week. Lunch at Pizzeria Bianco: Same Great Pizza, Much Shorter Wait Chef Beau MacMil ... More >>

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    June 6, 2011

    Chef Beau MacMillan Gets Shout-Out From Chef Marcus Samuelsson, Offers Top 5 Restaurants in AZ

    Photo courtesy of Chef Beau MacMillan​Aw, feel the love. Marcus Samuelsson​Last week Marcus Samuelsson, award-winning chef, cookbook author, and food activist, gave props to local celebu-chef Beau MacMillan on his website. After calling him "fun," "ebullient," and "one of the great peop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2011

    Elements Farm to Table and Coffee Cream Brownies in Today's Eater's Digest

    Sweet Pea's Kitchen ​ ​ Hungry for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives?Elements Farm to TableExecutive Chef Beau MacMillan, Pat Duncan of Duncan's Trading Co & Chris Dillon of Penfold's winery are joining forces tomorrow night at Elements to bring yo ... More >>

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    March 30, 2011

    Beau MacMillan Cooking at Monti's La Casa Vieja?

    Maria VassettChef Beau MacMillan.​When New Times received a press release from Mont's indicating celebrity chef Beau MacMillan would be participating in Monti's La Casa Vieja's "Culinary Masters" guest chef series we couldn't help wondering, What the hell? This is Beau MacMillan we're talking ... More >>

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    March 28, 2011

    Make-A-Wish Kid Snubbed by Barefoot Contessa; Two Food Network Chefs (One Is Beau MacMillan) Come to the Rescue

    ​Enzo, a 6-year-old boy diagnosed with life-threatening leukemia, wanted to spend an hour or two of the few he might have left with his idol, Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa (bed-ridden, he watches her Food Network show with his mom). But when the folks at the Make-A-Wish Foundation asked Ga ... More >>

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    February 18, 2011

    Beau MacMillan, Eddie Matney Defect to Monti's La Casa Vieja (For a Day)

    Monti's La Casa Vieja​What happens when an executive chef loses the top-of-the-line stainless steel commercial appliances, professional tools and cache of underlings that he's used to? Either he rises like cream to prove he's got culinary game without the fancy extras, or he sinks like poached egg ... More >>

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    November 9, 2010

    AZ Wines and Four Chefs at Lon's This Thursday

    Jeremy Pacheco and three more chefs will be cooking a sweet meal to go along with all Arizona wines this week.​I couldn't possibly tell you how many emails I get about wine dinners every day. Let's just say, "many." Seems like the Valley is steeped in vino. But here's one that really caught ... More >>

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    July 19, 2010

    The Last Supper: Beau MacMillan Dishes Up Gluttony for XII at elements

    Chef Beau MacMillan laughs it up with guests at XII's raw bar. Forget the Biblical connotations of dinner for twelve hosted by a food guru -- XII, the private dining room at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain's elements restaurant would be an amazing site ... More >>

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    June 18, 2010

    Petite Maison Hosts Chef Matt Carter Tonight

    ​Petite Maison created plenty of buzz when it launched its late-night "Staff Meal" (offered from 10 p.m. to midnight, Thursday through Saturday) and now the cozy French country spot in Old Town is mixing things up by welcoming guest chefs into chef James Porter's kitchen. Tonight, chef M ... More >>

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    April 9, 2010

    Meat Up at This Weekend's AZ BBQ Festival

    ​I doubt the AZ BBQ Festival will be a one-off event. Those guys over at the EaterAZ blog, Rick Phillips and Dave Tyda, have done a bang-up job with organizing and promoting their brand-new culinary festival, which takes place this weekend at the Scottsdale Waterfront. I drove ... More >>

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    April 8, 2010

    Hog Heaven

    New ‘cue fest debuts in Scottsdale

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    March 23, 2010

    WestSide Throwdown Draws Big Names, Small Crowd

    Host Beau MacMillan was in fine spirits -- or shall we say, in the fine spirits -- last night at the inaugural WestSide Throwdown culinary challenge at Arizona Broadway Theatre in Peoria. The event was bizarre. Attendance was spotty, and everyone (even the host) seemed to have tapped into the f ... More >>

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    March 22, 2010

    Beard Awards Bypass AZ in Finalists List

    Oh, the anticipation of Twitter.This morning, the James Beard Foundation live-tweeted the finalists for its prestigious culinary awards.Nobody from Arizona made the cut. There were five finalists for each category.In the running was Sam Fox of Fox Restaurant Concepts (Outstanding Restaurateur), ... More >>

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    March 18, 2010

    What's Cooking

    Local rock-star chef hosts culinary competition

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    February 10, 2010

    Beau MacMillan, Star of Worst Cook in America, Arrested in Scottsdale

    Beau MacMillan​Beau MacMillan, the star of Worst Cook in America, may want to change the name of his show to Worst Traffic Enforcement in America and feature it in Maricopa County after he was arrested in Scottsdale on Sunday night.MacMillan was pulled over after he failed to come to a complete st ... More >>

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    January 15, 2010

    Worst Cooks in America Contestant Kelly (Johnson) LoCascio on Chef Beau, the Show

    For the past two Sundays, we've been hooked on Food Network's new show, Worst Cooks in America. Maybe it's because this gem stars local celeb-chef Beau MacMillan. Or the fact there's a contestant from Scottsdale. Or maybe it's just that we all had an Aunt Mildred or Grandpa Joe or hec ... More >>

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    January 1, 2010

    Chef Beau MacMillan Dishes on 'Worst Cooks in America' Show

    ​ ​Local chef Beau MacMillan has had a six-month reprieve from some of his usual duties as executive chef of elements at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain as the resort's signature restaurant gets a multimillion-dollar overhaul.  During that time, he filmed the Food Network tel ... More >>

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    December 21, 2009

    A First Look at Chef Beau MacMillan's New Kitchen

    Most locals know Chef Beau MacMillan as the guy who bested Iron Chef Bobby Flay. MacMillan's headed back to Food Network in January for a new show called The Worst Cooks in America, where he and Chef Anne Burrell attempt to whip some of the most pitiful home cooks into shape via ... More >>

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    November 24, 2009

    Chef Beau MacMillan Takes On Worst Cooks in America

    ​Executive Chef Beau MacMillan of elements at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain is somewhat of a local legend. He's been on NBC's The Today Show three times. He cooked at The James Beard House. He even beat Chef Bobby Flay with his delicious Kobe beef dishes on a 2006 episode of Iro ... More >>

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    June 18, 2009

    Friday: Chefs Tour Downtown Bars and Restaurants

    What happens when you get a bunch of chefs from notable local restaurants, you put them on a trolley, and you take them bar-hopping downtown? I don't know, but there should be some sort of cheeky punchline here. Anyway, it sounds like a fun time, and it's happening tomorrow night. Chef Christopher G ... More >>

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    April 14, 2009

    Scottsdale Culinary Fest Comprises 12 Events This Week

    The Scottsdale Culinary Festival sounds monolithic, but the granddaddy among the Valley's culinary festivals is surprisingly multifaceted -- a dozen different events at 16 different restaurants and venues around town, ranging from casual tastings to semi-formal sit-down occasions.

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    March 23, 2009

    No Beard Love For AZ

    Wah wah wah... Today's an anticlimactic day for some of the most talented people in the Arizona restaurant biz, as the James Beard Foundation announced its finalists for the 2009 awards. Nobody from this state was on the list. But the eight semifinalists who'd been in the running for vario ... More >>

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    February 12, 2009

    Local Celeb Chefs Bail On Their Own Restaurants for V-Day

    All right, I'm having fun with headlines. But I couldn't help but notice how many local "celebrity" chefs are listed in the "all-star" lineup of a charity event that just so happens to take place on Valentine's night -- one of the busiest nights of the year for most restaurants. It's a night wh ... More >>

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    January 26, 2009

    Chef Beau MacMillan to Appear on Today Show

    Cardinals go to the Super Bowl, Arizona gets a windfall of PR. Totally expected. But publicity for a local chef is certainly an unusual perk for the Phoenix culinary world. Turns out, executive chef Beau MacMillan, from Elements at the Sanctuary on Camelback, is the lucky one getti ... More >>

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    February 26, 2008

    Local chefs on national TV

    Following in the footsteps of Oprah, Martha Stewart just featured Phoenix pizza guru Chris Bianco, who shared his recipe for lemon foccacia. I doubt my ancient oven can approximate anything out of Chris' wood-fired one, but it'll be fun to try. Next up on my DVR scheduled recordings is the new epis ... More >>

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