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Carrie Wheeler

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    June 20, 2014

    Reathrey Sekong: Cambodian Specialties and More in Central Phoenix

    We spin the globe and search for other-worldly spots to expand our eating horizons around the Valley. Reathrey Sekong 1312 E. Indian School Phoenix, AZ 85014 (602) 238-0238 Monday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. for lunch and 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. for dinner. Closed Sundays. Along the stretch of Indian Scho ... More >>

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    May 14, 2014

    Urban Taco in Phoenix: Salsas Take Centerstage

    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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    March 25, 2014

    Méjico in Central Phoenix: Homestyle Mexican Food That Hits the Spot

    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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    October 27, 2013

    Top 5 Chow Bella Halloween Tips from Years Past

    Still looking for the perfect drink to serve at your Halloween party? Looking for the best Pumpkin beer? Wonder how to properly pair your candy with wine? Chow Bella has you covered. Check out the Halloween food and drink tips from years past.

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    April 21, 2011

    Urban Campfire Flaring Up Again?, New Family at Young's Farm and Opera at The Olive Mill

    A round-up of tasty morsels from Valley food blogs. Chow Bella contributor Carrie Wheeler shared on her personal blog Cracking Good this great picture of Chris Bianco's canned tomatoes. Bianco worked with canner Rob DiNapoli to preserve these beauties. Not surprisingly gorgeous packaging. Carrie ... More >>

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    March 4, 2011

    Eating the World: Chuhgajib Korean Restaurant

    The best ethnic food is often the most difficult to find. So each week we'll spin the globe and search for a new other-worldly spot to expand our eating horizons around the Valley. This week we go to Korea at Chuhgajib Korean Restaurant. Carrie Wheeler Dalk Bulgogi (BBQ chicken) and Daeji B ... More >>

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    March 3, 2011
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    February 25, 2011

    Eating the World: Middle Eastern Bakery & Deli

    The best ethnic food is often the most difficult to find. So each week we'll spin the globe and search for a new other-worldly spot to expand our eating horizons around the Valley.This week we go to Lebanon, Israel and Greece at Middle Eastern Bakery & Deli.Carrie WheelerThe combination pla ... More >>

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    February 18, 2011

    Eating the World: Ikea Cafeteria

    The best ethnic food is often the most difficult to find. So each week we'll spin the globe and search for a new other-worldly spot to expand our eating horizons around the Valley.This week we go to Sweden at Ikea cafeteria.Carrie WheelerA portion of the menu at the cafeteria inside Ikea.​"Is Ikea ... More >>

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    February 11, 2011

    Eating the World: Salvadoreno's

    The best ethnic food is often the most difficult to find. So each week we'll spin the globe and search for a new other-worldly spot to expand our eating horizons around the Valley. This week we go to El Salvador & Central America at Salvadoreno's (Restaurant #3). Carrie Wheeler Pupusas ... More >>

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    February 4, 2011

    Millie's Cafe

    The best ethnic food is often the most difficult to find. So each week we'll spin the globe and search for a new other-worldly spot to expand our eating horizons around the Valley. This week we go to Puerto Rico at Millie's Cafe Carrie Wheeler The counter and Millie's Cafe in Mesa.​ ... More >>

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    January 28, 2011

    Eating the World: Niccoli's Italian Grocery - Deli

    The best ethnic food is often the most difficult to find. So each week we'll spin the globe and search for a new other-worldly spot to expand our eating horizons around the Valley. This week we go to Italy at Niccoli's. Carrie WheelerInside Niccoli's Italian market, bakery and deli.​ Authent ... More >>

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    January 21, 2011

    Eating the World: Caffe Sarajevo

    The best ethnic food is often the most difficult to find. So each week we'll spin the globe and search for a new other-worldly spot to expand our eating horizons around the Valley. This week we go to Bosnia at Caffe Sarajevo. Carrie Wheeler The small cevapi sandwich (5 sausages) with ... More >>

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    January 19, 2011

    Kookaburra: How To Make the Long-Lost Girl Scout Cookie

    Carrie Wheeler The finished sort-of Kookabura.​ One year in the early '80s, my sister was a Brownie, my mom was the cookie chairman and there existed a Girl Scout cookie called the Kookabura which was everything I loved in a cookie. Girl Scout cookie season is upon us already this year, ... More >>

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    January 14, 2011

    Eating the World: Europa Pastry Cafe

    The best ethnic food is often the most difficult to find. So each week we'll spin the globe and search for a new other-worldly spot to expand our eating horizons around the Valley.This week we go to Poland at Europa Pastry Cafe. Carrie Wheeler The small pierogi and stuffed cabbage plate ... More >>

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    January 13, 2011

    Now Open: Prescott Valley Farms

    Carrie Wheeler Prescott Valley Farms meat shop is now open in a strip mall on the northeast corner of 16th Street and Bethany Home.​Getting farm-fresh, antibiotic-free meats just got a little easier for Phoenicians.Prescott Valley Farms recently opened a tiny storefront to sell th ... More >>

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    January 7, 2011

    Eating the World: Maxim Restaurant

    The best ethnic food is often the most difficult to find. So each week we'll spin the globe and search for a new other-worldly spot to expand our eating horizons around the Valley.This week we visit Vietnam & China at Maxim Restaurant. Carrie Wheeler A bowl of Pho Tai and accompanyin ... More >>

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    December 21, 2010

    Cookie Showdown: And the Winner Is . . .

    ​The Chow Bella team came out in force for our latest food showdown, this time a battle of holiday cookie recipes. Thank goodness somebody showed up with a gallon of milk! I had an entire plate filled with all kinds of baked treats, and somehow I had to taste through them all and pick a winne ... More >>

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    December 16, 2010

    Cookie Showdown: Layer Bars

    Cookie exchanges are a staple at every holiday office party, including the offices of Chow Bella. But the contributors to this blog are a cutthroat bunch, and with an inordinate amount of trash talk thrown about, our cookie exchange quickly became a cookie showdown. Check back here each day through ... More >>

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    December 6, 2010

    Chicken Dance: 2nd Annual Tour de Coops in Phoenix

    Carrie WheelerChickens forage for food in the yard of one of the stops during Tour de Coops.​ I have visions of owning chickens. I see myself going only as far as my backyard to pluck freshly laid eggs (small, speckled blue ones) from one of 3 or 4 chickens in my modern-style coop.  At leas ... More >>

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    November 24, 2010

    Black Friday Sustenance: Where to Eat at Valley Malls

    Carrie Wheeler​Shopping Black Friday is a marathon, not a sprint. Long lines, long hours, big crowds -- you'll need to sustain yourself accordingly with some convenient dining options.The following are suggestions of some of the best places to dine depending on the Black Friday sale you're shoppin ... More >>

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    October 25, 2010

    Pumpkin Showdown: And the Winner Is . . .

    ​Was the Pumpkin Showdown our best cook-off yet? I think so, hands down.Our enthusiasm for this seasonal ingredient started early. Well over a month ago, contributor Cyndi Coon started drumming up excitement for all things pumpkin at local restaurants, and before long, the whole Chow Bella staff w ... More >>

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    October 19, 2010

    Pumpkin Showdown: Pumpkin Curry

    We are obsessed with pumpkin so much over here at Chow Bella that we thought it was time to take all the smack talk to task with a pumpkin showdown. All the blog contributors gathered 'round the table with their best pumpkin recipes to see whose dish gets the Great Pumpkin award. Today's contend ... More >>

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    August 26, 2010

    Grow Upside-Down Tomatoes: A Step by Step Guide

    Jay Wiggins ​Have you ever bit into a store-bought tomato and tasted...nothing?  Some remedies: buy tomatoes at the farmer's market (which can get expensive) or grow your own.  Sure, there are a lot of excuses people give for not growing their own produce, namely: I don't have sp ... More >>

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