You might not realize it, but downtown Phoenix has a whole lot of pizza options. There's Pizzeria Bianco, Cibo, and as of last year, two different restaurants specializing specifically in Neapolitan-style pizzas. And crazily enough, they're both located on First Street. Pomo Pizzeria comes to down ... More >>
It's been a busy year for the owners of Pomo, the three-year-old, certified authentic Neapolitan pizzeria from executive chef Matteo Schiavone and partners Stefano Fabbri and Mark Proto. Since losing their restaurant's home at The Borgata of Scottsdale shopping center early this year, the Italian t ... More >>
Restaurateur Sam Fox's reach into the dining world at the Biltmore Fashion Park is expanding. In addition to True Food Kitchen, his healthy eating concept, and the wine and burger bar Zinburger, Fox will be opening his third restaurant at the high-end shopping center later this year: the modern Mex ... More >>
Pizzeria Bianco and Cibo may be downtown's mainstays for top-notch pies, but on Tuesday, May 28, another pizza powerhouse will enter the ring: Pomo Pizzeria. See also: - Sam Fox's New Seafood Spot, Little Cleo's, Opens at The Yard in North Central Phoenix - Jobot Owner John Sagasta Opening Ice Crea ... More >>
In a couple of weeks, fans of Pomo Pizzeria, the stylish Scottsdale spot serving certified authentic Neapolitan pizza (complete with a stamp of approval from the Italian trade group Associazone Verace Pizza Napoletana), will need to travel north to score their favorite artisan pies. See also: - Lam ... More >>
J. Alexander's, the Tennessee-based chain of straightforward American fare in thirteen twelve states, has shuttered its Scottsdale location. See also: - CLOSED: The Breakfast Joynt in North Scottsdale - CLOSED: Every Baja Fresh in the Valley Opened in the fall of 2008, J. Alexander's, located at ... More >>
Charleen Badman FnB 7125 East Fifth Avenue, Suite 31, Scottsdale 480-284-4777, www.fnbrestaurant.com See also: -- Charleen Badman and Pavle Milic to Open FnB on Craftsman Court on Tuesday -- FnB's Charleen Badman Tells Food & Wine Her Favorite Places to Eat, Shop and Sleep in the Valley -- 15 Met ... More >>
From now through Caramelpalooza -- March 2 at Smeeks candy shop -- Chow Bella will introduce you to the 18 chefs participating in the third annual caramel tasting. Today, meet Debra Giovenco Cole of 'Pomo Pizzeria Napoletana at the Borgata in Scottsdale and That's a Wrap in Phoenix.
Arroyo's 2010 Caramelpalooza entry.Today's candymaker: Veronica Arroyo of Michael Mina's Bourbon Steak Scottsdale. Arroyo's passion for a pastry career began in her grandmother's kitchen and took her to New York's famed Le Cirque and Atlantic city's Borgata before dropping her off at Bou ... More >>
Uh oh! You better hurry up and make reservations for Valentine's Day or you're going to be stuck pretending like you actually planned a romantic dinner for two at home, a cooking disaster waiting to happen. Besides, cleaning up the kitchen will take away from, ahem, business time. Here is a ... More >>
http://lindsaycooks.comHungry for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives?Valentine's DayHurry up folks, Valentine's Day is just one week away! IF you still haven't made dinner plans and need an affordable suggestion, look no further. Blanco's Taco Tequila at ... More >>
For some, the ultimate comfort food is fried chicken. For others, it's meatloaf. For me, it's lasagna -- a thick, saucy, cheesy slab of Italian heaven. Of course it has to be homemade with Italian sausage like the lasagna I feasted on every holiday season growing up with Italian friends an ... More >>
There's good pizza, and then there's officially good pizza. From its excellent wines to its classic cheeses and beyond, Italy's regional food products are all about strict standards of quality. Pizza is no exception. In fact, there's a trade organization devoted exclusively to promoti ... More >>
Oh, Coco, we knew you'd make it happenConan O'Brien has announced via his twitter account (@ConanOBrien) that he will tour North America this spring.O'Brien's "Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television Tour" will span 30 dates will kick off April 12 in Eugene, Oregon and will come th ... More >>
RnR is opening soon in a flashy new building on Scottsdale Road.Like flower buds almost ready to bloom, a new crop of local restaurants is gearing up to debut in March, and from the looks of it, this will be one busy season. The trend is toward accessible, affordable fare, even at a c ... More >>
Julie PetersonBefore the squash comes the blossom.Some flowers make a cute and colorful edible garnish. Some, like roses and hibiscus, impart magical flavor through their essences. But the large and meaty squash blossom is practically an entree on its own and has enriched its local cuisines for cent ... More >>
As we move into the season of relentless, broiling sunlight, several of our local farmers' markets very sensibly take a break until people start wanting to hang around outdoors again. (It's also a challenge to keep human beings -- let alone produce, dairy, or meat -- fresh in a little booth when it' ... More >>
Ever since grocery-store tomatoes got as costly as meat, we've been garnishing our routine sandwiches with other things. If the love apple is a luxury anyway, might as well hold out for the ripeness, taste, and texture of a locally grown, recently harvested 'mater like the ones currently available f ... More >>
I really thought that this week, I'd surely blog a bunch about Art Detour.Turns out, Robrt Pela and Wynter Holden did all the dirty work for me. At this point, I feel I'd just be beating a dead horse. And I prefer not to be around dead things...just a personal choice.While I highly encourage you to ... More >>
By Michele Laudig Economy be damned, somebody's still got the confidence to open their doors! Now hopefully customers will keep coming out to spend some dough. (Me? I'd subsist on pretzels if it meant I could still eat foie gras.) Anyway, I just got a call from the ever-charming Maurizio Benforte ... More >>
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