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    December 5, 2013

    21 Day Green Smoothie Cleanse: Week Four and Beyond

    I wrapped up my Fresh Start: 21 (28) Day Cleanse from just in time to tumble into a long weekend of eating and making merry at a reunion of old friends at a beach house in Oregon. I imagine my detoxified insides recoiling in horror at the gluten-free beer and M&Ms I downed ... More >>

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    June 4, 2013

    DIY Gluten-Free Corn Pancakes

    In a tiny corner of my mind lives a memory of total peace. A timeless golden glow where my parents are young and happy and laughing with their friends, drinks in hand as they sit outside next to the water, and my sister and I and an army of other kids play endless games of tag and hide and seek with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    Matt's Big Breakfast Threatens to Flatten Joe's Diner Like a Pancake

    A real pancake is a thing of beauty. Not Bisquick or the fast food version, but an honest-to-goodness made from scratch griddle cake filled with love and real buttermilk. Some people, like my earnest dining companion, grew up with these comfort food treats. Others of us were ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2010

    Cat Cora Contest Winners: "The Best Thing I Ever Ate"

    ‚ÄčIt was a tough call, but we've made our decision. Chow Bella is pleased to announce the winners of our totally unauthorized "The Best Thing I Ever Ate" contest. Each winner receives a Chow Bella apron, a pair of front-row seats and "A" spots in the book signing line (book not included) at th ... More >>

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    January 6, 2009

    You Asked For It: The Dagg Nabbit Stubbs

    Few bands are anywhere near as funny as they think they are -- The Dag Nabbit Stubbs is an exception. I mean, they're not, like hilarious, but they play their hand for all it's worth, backing up their redneck rock posturing with a sound like what the dead and zombified Skynyrd boys might make after ... More >>

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    July 24, 2008
  • Dining

    April 8, 2004

    Bistro Bland

    High hopes for Uptown 713 were dashed by horrid service and mediocre chow

  • Dining

    May 23, 2002

    A Prime Number

    Carnivores find a little tenderness as the rotisserie turns