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Bob McClendon

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    September 23, 2014

    Stephen Jones of Bootleggers: "I'm Just Going to Do The Damn Thing"

    Stephen Jones Executive Chef Bootleggers Modern American Smokehouse When we met with Stephen Jones late last week, it'd been just over a week since he started his new gig as executive chef of Bootleggers Modern American Kitchen. And in just that short amount of time, he'd already written a new m ... More >>

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    June 5, 2014

    Binkley's Heirloom Tomato Dinner Celebrates 5 Years

    Summer is traditionally a time of delicious, moisture filled fruits and vegetables. Depending on where you grew up, you might remember road side farm stands selling freshly ripe vegetables just waiting to be served up on your evening dinner table. In case this isn't your reality, Binkley's Restauran ... More >>

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    April 17, 2014
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    September 27, 2013

    FnB Restaurant in Scottsdale: Wine Tasting, Chef-Farmer Lunch, and Sunday Brunch Series Kick Off This Fall

    There's always something good cooking at FnB Restaurant in Scottsdale, and that includes the three dining and drinking series the restaurant is kicking off this fall. Owner and front-of-the-house host extraordinaire Pavle Millic has rounded up a group of "grape geeks" for a Late Night Winos Tastin ... More >>

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    June 25, 2013

    7 Things to Eat and Drink in Flagstaff

    This time of year, conversations at Chow Bella staff meetings tend to turn to who's eaten what and where. With the summer travel season in full swing, we bring you Food Tours, our writers' suggestions of what to eat and drink out of town. Raise your hand if you've already been to Flagstaff at leas ... More >>

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    June 6, 2013

    Heirloom Tomato Dinner at Binkley's in Cave Creek June 19

    The most versatile -- and perhaps most succulent -- of summer fruits isn't the peach, blackberry, or mango. No, it's the humble tomato, often overlooked as a mere sandwich topping or fodder for bland canned sauces. Join chef Kevin Binkley on Wednesday, June 19, as he honors heirloom tomatoes with wh ... More >>

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    May 27, 2013

    Jeremy Pacheco of Lon's on Nobuo and the Trend That's Finally Going Away

    Jeremy Pacheco Lon's at the Hermosa 5532 N. Palo Cristi Road, Paradise Valley 602-955-7878, hermosainn.com See also: -- Summer Mixology Classes with Travis Nass at the Last Drop Bar -- Lon's at the Hermosa Picks Up a New Pastry Chef; Former One Heads to T. Cook's This is part one of my interview w ... More >>

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    May 6, 2013

    Aaron Chamberlin's Phoenix Public Market Cafe Opens Wednesday

    It's been almost exactly a year since Phoenix Public Market Urban Grocery closed its doors, leaving downtown devotees feeling bereft without a locally focused brick-and-mortar market and a convenient, affordable go-to for a nosh and a glass of wine. See also: -- Downtown Phoenix Public Market Urba ... More >>

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    April 2, 2013

    Sweet Republic's Helen Yung on Phoenix's Best Chinese Restaurants, the Perfect Ice Cream and How 9/11 Changed Her Life

    This is part two of my interview with Helen Yung, co-owner and ice cream designer/maker at Sweet Republic. If you missed part one, where Yung talks about growing up in Hong Kong, investment banking, and the dish she thinks is overrated, read it here. See also: -- Chou's Kitchen in Chandler Makes Tr ... More >>

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    January 18, 2013

    Payton Curry Consults for Starfire Golf Club, Bringing Farm-to-Table Philosophy to Golf Course Fare

    Payton Curry is still making pickles and stuffing sausages at Brat Haus, but his consulting business called Curryosity took on a new client a few months back, and now the fruits of Curry's labor will be unveiled. See also: -- Payton Curry Dishes on Marketing Bullshit and the Futility of Eating Kal ... More >>

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    January 17, 2013

    Phoenix Cold Snap Is Over, But What Are the Repercussions for Local Farmers and the Restaurants Who Buy From Them?

    The 5 to 6-day cold snap that pushed Phoenix temperatures lower than those in Chicago and Boston is over, and today, it's positively balmy outside. This morning's low was a toasty 40 degrees in town. For most of us, handling the arctic weather required little more than piling on a few extra layers o ... More >>

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    September 27, 2012

    Tastemaker No. 1

    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 >>

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    September 26, 2012

    Tastemaker No. 2

    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 >>

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    September 25, 2012
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    September 24, 2012

    4: Cathy Hayes

    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 >>

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    September 21, 2012

    5: Stephen Jones

    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 >>

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    September 20, 2012

    6: Francesca Bianco

    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    September 14, 2012

    Bob McClendon Grows Organic Veggies for Patients at Cancer Treatment Centers of America

    See also: Is Organic Food Better For You Than Non-Organic Food? See also: McClendon's Select Snubs Local Growers With Summer Produce Blog If you think the whole organic food movement is a lot of hooey, I have news for you. The Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Goodyear doesn't. In fact, this ... More >>

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    September 12, 2012

    Is Organic Food Better For You Than Non-Organic Food?

    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 laura.hahnefeld@newtimes.com. Miss a question? Go here.The organic food industry continues to grow, and ... More >>

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    July 6, 2012

    59: Nobuo Fukuda

    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 >>

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    June 25, 2012

    67: Amy Binkley

    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 >>

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    June 15, 2012

    Gina's Homemade Opens Shop in Northeast Scottsdale

    For nearly two years, Gina Buskirk baked biscotti and made fresh cheeses in a rented commercial kitchen before selling her Gina's Homemade products at the Scottsdale Farmer's Market. Now she and her husband, Chris (who handles the business end of this family operation), have found a permanent home f ... More >>

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    June 8, 2012

    Six-Course Heirloom Tomato Dinner at Binkley's Sounds Juicy

    Summer's heirloom tomatoes are in season, and Kevin Binkley wants to celebrate. From 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13, Binkley's Restaurant will host an heirloom tomato dinner, featuring 10 different heirloom varieties, courtesy of local farmer Bob McClendon.

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    April 2, 2012

    Sonoran 7 Wives Saison

    ​Beer: 7 Wives Saison Brewery: Sonoran Brewing Co. Style: Saison ABV: 5.2-ish   While brewers I've talked to usually sing the joys of collaborating with others in their craft, a few have confessed that the process is a pain. Attention spans are short among beer-makers, they say, and coordin ... More >>

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    March 30, 2012

    Urban Farm Nursery and Home Ec Department Part of Major Redevelopment at Former Citrus Nursery in North Central Phoenix

    There's new life -- literally -- at an old citrus nursery on 12th Street just north of Glendale Ave. in North Central Phoenix. It's the brand new Urban Farm Nursery (the first all edible nursery in Phoenix) and its education component, The Home Ec Department. In the somewhat near future, the spot ... More >>

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    February 2, 2012

    Lon's at the Hermosa Meet-and-Greet with Chef Jeremy Pacheco

    Photo: Jennifer WoodsAji pepper-marinated royal red shrimp with garden citrus, avocado, shaved vegetables & yuzu vinaigrette ​ We walked into Lon's at the Hermosa Tuesday evening just as the sun was setting and turning a bright orange -- while everything else on the horizon turned into one b ... More >>

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    July 26, 2011

    McClendon's Select Snubs Local Growers With Summer Produce Blog

    Do Phoenix carrots taste soapy in summer? Not everyone thinks so. ​Local growers like those you find vending at the Scottsdale Old Town Farmers' Market and Downtown Phoenix Public Market are typically a peaceful lot. But this past weekend, that calm was shattered when word got around ... More >>

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    June 7, 2011

    Bob McClendon & Sam Pillsbury Host Heirloom Tomato & Wine Dinner at Beckett's Table Tomorrow Night

    McClendon's heirloom tomatoes and Pillsbury's wines on the patio of Beckett's Table.​In what could only be called a duo of deliciousness, famed farm owner Bob McClendon and vineyard owner and movie director Sam Pillsbury are teaming up for a one-night only dinner event at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Ju ... More >>

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    January 25, 2011

    FnB's Charleen Badman Gears Up to Feed 550 Students

    Chef Charleen Badman hopes more chefs try to make a difference in their communities. FnB chef Charleen Badman has nothing against mac 'n cheese. In fact, she claims to make a pretty killer version herself. But when she found out that the gooey comfort food was often the lone "vegetarian" opt ... More >>

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    December 23, 2010
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    November 10, 2010

    Charleen Badman of FnB, Part Two

    Chef Charleen Badman has made a name fore herself cooking vegetables at FnB, a trend she attributes to her vegetarian yoga instructor/friend. More specifically, she's embraced the vegetables no one else wants to cook and made them her signature: Converting boring, bland leeks into a cult classic tha ... More >>

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    November 9, 2010

    Charleen Badman of FnB

    Chef Charleen Badman's interest in food stems from two unlikely sources: Her mom's less-than-stellar cooking and the teenage dream of owning a car. What started as a means to dream fulfillment - both edibility and mobility - grew into a passion for food that has Badman traversing continents and stak ... More >>

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    October 4, 2010

    Donna Gabrilson & Stacey Barnes of GoodyTwos Toffee Company

    Mother-daughter duo Donna Gabrilson and Stacey Barnes blend their traditional and modern styles to make some not-so-innocent toffees at GoodyTwos Toffee Company. One part old school and one part you-have-to-taste-it-to-believe-it twists means some seriously light-hearted toffee genius (that earned o ... More >>

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    September 9, 2010
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    May 11, 2010

    FnB Starts Its Own YouTube Channel

    What will they do next?As if they don't have enough going on (like that big blind tasting of AZ wines coming up), those creative folks over at FnB have just launched their own YouTube channel: FnB TV.The project started serendipitously when Dave Babb of Enclave Productions was dining at the res ... More >>

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    February 25, 2010
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    February 12, 2010

    Chef Nobuo Fukuda Officially Planning Downtown Izakaya

    ​He just signed the lease today. After about three and a half months of negotiations with the City of Phoenix and the city's Historical Preservation Office, chef Nobuo Fukuda is officially planning to open a new restaurant, Nobuo at Teeter House, this June or July. The location, across fro ... More >>

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    March 12, 2009
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    February 13, 2009

    Romanesco: Exotic Veggie in Season at Farmers' Markets

    The curious little kid in us really comes out when we see a funky new fruit or vegetable. (It makes fixing dinner a bit more interesting, too.) One of the loveliest oddities available right now is romanesco, a mysterious relative of cauliflower, broccoli, and cabbage. Did you know that all those ve ... More >>

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    December 11, 2008

    Last Chance to Vote for Local Heroes

    My friend Pamela Hamilton, editor of Edible Phoenix, just sent an invitation to Chow Bella readers to vote online for this year's Local Hero Awards, the annual accolades given to hard-working people in the culinary community. Friday's the last day. If you're familiar with the mag, then you'll r ... More >>

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    November 28, 2008

    Phoenix Phoodies: Erenia Pool Serves Smiles at Matt's Big Breakfast

    In less than five years, Matt's Big Breakfast has become a downtown Phoenix institution. Every day but Sunday, the diner cooks up dozens of pieces of thick peppered bacon and pounds of olive-oil crisped potatoes in a kitchen smaller than an ASU dorm room. The teeny restaurant's signature day-glow ... More >>

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    July 3, 2008
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    March 20, 2008
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    December 13, 2007

    Give props to your favorite Local Heroes

    Pamela Hamilton from Edible Phoenix magazine just dropped me a line to invite Chow Bella readers to nominate their favorite culinary and agricultural personalities for this year's Local Heroes awards. Here are the five categories: Farmer/Rancher/Forager (2006 winner, Bob McClendon); Restaurant/Che ... More >>

  • News

    May 3, 2007

    The Big Chill

    One Valley gelateria has the competition licked

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