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    August 6, 2014

    Stephen Jones Leaves Blue Hound Kitchen at Hotel Palomar in Downtown Phoenix

    When Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails opened in 2012, the gastro-pub restaurant brought life to downtown Phoenix's CityScape. That was in no small part thanks to then 32-year-old chef Stephen Jones, who quickly won over diners with his contemporary American fare including dishes such as Kentucky fried ... More >>

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    July 1, 2014

    10 Best Things I Ate and Drank in June

    If you follow our Chow Bella Instagram account (@chowbellaphx) and have been keeping up with our Food Tours series, then you already know that June included quite of bit of travel for the Chow Bella team -- including me. I don't always get to share details about the food I've eaten on my trips, so I ... More >>

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    March 14, 2014

    The New Pink Pony in Scottsdale: Playful Food That's Worth a Try

    When a new spot opens in town, we can't wait to check it out -- and let you know our initial impressions, share a few photos, and dish about some menu items. First Taste, as the name implies, is not a full-blown review, but instead a peek inside restaurants that have just opened, sampling a few item ... More >>

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    May 31, 2013

    Hotel Palomar's One Year Anniversary Party in Downtown Phoenix on June 5: Free Bites and $1 Cocktails

    Quite frankly we can't believe it's only been a year since Hotel Palomar opened in Downtown Phoenix. It could be because we so quickly came to love the restaurant inside the hotel, which was just the spot downtowners had been waiting for. We liked it so much it even made our list of best new restau ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2012

    Lynne Rossetto Kasper Dishes on a Caller Who Cooked a Turkey in Hot Tar and Being a Reluctant Rock Star

    Lynne Rossetto Kasper -- longtime host of NPR's James Beard Award-winning The Splendid Table -- was in town over the weekend to help KJZZ with its pledge drive. When I mentioned to four different friends that I was interviewing her, I got the same excited (and clearly envious) response every time: ... More >>

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    August 6, 2012

    Weird Al Yankovic, Comerica Theatre, 8/5/12 (Video)

    Weird Al Yankovic Comerica Theatre Sunday, August 5, 2012 "He who is tired of Weird Al is tired of life." -- Homer Simpson If some massive holocaust does, in fact, bring about Armageddon at the end of December, there are a few things that are guaranteed to survive the ginormous conflagration: Cock ... More >>

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    May 14, 2012

    10 Favorite Gelato Spots in Greater Phoenix

    The origins of gelato -- Italian ice cream made with less butterfat, a higher density, and served slightly warmer than its American counterpart -- date back to frozen treats made from mountaintop snow and ice in ancient Rome and Egypt. Thankfully, for those of us in search of the frozen sweet trea ... More >>

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    February 29, 2012

    Cloud Nothings at Crescent Ballroom, 2/28/12

    Cloud Nothings Crescent Ballroom Tuesday, February 28 When I spoke with Dylan Baldi of Cloud Nothings, he said he had never been intimidated by extensive touring, high-profile shows, or recording Attack on Memory, the band's latest record, with punk purist Steve Albini. The band's excellent set ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2011

    Gwen Ashley Walters' Perfect Food Day

    Gwen Ashley Walters​Gwen Ashley Walters is a professionally trained chef, and spends her days writing about food -- you might know her blog Pen & Fork. She is a "smoothie savant" and tweets (@chefgwen) about her ultra creative smoothie ingredients like Avocado Kiwi Lime Sriracha. She's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2011

    5 Super Bowl Food Touch Downs

    ​Leave it to Americans to come up with yet one more day that allows gluttony to prevail over common sense, class, and dignity. Yes folks, we are talking about the Super Bowl. What was once just a simple day to watch a championship game has been turned into to a drunken food fest. And we are to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2010

    Dustin & Pat Christofolo of The House at Secret Garden, Part Two

    Mother-and-son restaurateur team Pat and Dustin Christofolo are proof that cooking ability is genetic (and don't believe the hype about it skipping a generation, either). The Christofolos opened their family's first third-generation restaurant this October: The House at Secret Garden.

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    October 6, 2010

    Liverwurst: Stan's Metro Deli

    Erica O'NeilThe liverwurst sandwich piled high at Stan's Metro Deli. ​ Despite what the supermarket aisle may lead you to believe, there's more to an animal than neatly wrapped styrofoam trays of meat. From tongue to tail, offal (pronounced awful) encompasses all those taboo edibles that don't mak ... More >>

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