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Charleen Badman

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2014

    "Urban Legend" Awards Announced in Honor of New Times' Fifth Big Brain Awards

    Last week we announced the finalists for Phoenix New Times' 2014 Big Brain Awards. The annual awards recognize emerging Phoenix creatives in five categories, including culinary. Today we're back with another announcement. In celebration of the fifth Big Brain Awards (time flies, huh?) New Times ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2014

    Phoenix Bucket List: 100 Things to Do in Phoenix Before You Die

    A funny thing happened in 2013. Both of us -- two curmudgeonly writers who between us have lived in Arizona way closer to 100 years than either would like to admit -- came to a shared conclusion. We like Phoenix. That's funny because for years we've loved to hate this place -- even as we wrote doz ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2013

    Top 5 Places to Eat and Drink This Week in Metro Phoenix: New Year's Edition

    San Tan Brewing Company Today It's illegal in nine countries. And it's made with bits of real panther, so you know it's good. Just kidding, but San Tan Brewing's Sex Panther porter does take its name from the pungent, aphrodisiacal cologne featured in the original Anchorman movie. The beer is a lat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2013

    Sacha Levine of Rancho Pinot and FnB On What She's Got Planned For The Future and Why She Doesn't Like The Food Network

    This is part two of our interview with Sacha Levine, former sous chef at FnB who now works at Rancho Pinot. She still makes time to help out her mentor Charleen Badman at the old spot and turns out her own line of pickles products, which are sold at Bodega. Yesterday we got the whole story about how ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2013

    Cowboy Ciao Owner Opening Counter Intuitive in Former FnB Space

    It's been a little over seven months since chef Charleen Badman and Pavle Milic pulled up stakes at Stetson Drive and moved their restaurant, FnB, a few streets over to Craftsman Court. The Old Town Scottsdale storefront has been vacant ever since. But now it looks like its landlord, Peter Kaspersk ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2013

    Bodega in Scottsdale: What We Bought, What We Skipped and What We're Still Lusting Over

    The Spot: Bodega, Open Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. and Thursday through Saturday from 11 a.m. until 10:30 p.m. See also: - 11 Favorite Salads in Metro Phoenix - Ranch Market in Phoenix: What We Bought, What We Skipped, and What We're Still Lusting Over - Chris Bianco on Jami ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2013

    11 Favorite Salads in Metro Phoenix

    Summer is just weeks away, which means it's panic time for those of us who packed on the lbs. over the winter. Yes, of course, we should've seen this coming, and what the hell happened to that exercise regimen we felt so enthusiastic about back in January? Now there's no place to run and certainly n ... More >>

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    October 18, 2012
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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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2012

    Trading Places: Five Chef and Restaurant Switches We'd Like to See Happen in the Valley

    After hearing that Chicago's Alinea and New York's Eleven Madison Park, two of the country's highly celebrated restaurants, will be trading chefs and staff for one week in the fall, it got us to thinking: What chef/restaurant switcheroos would we like to see in the Valley? Here are five we'd love to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2012

    8: Bob McClendon

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2012

    9: Eytan Zias

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2012

    10: Joe Johnston

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2012

    11: Chrysa Robertson

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2012

    12: Dave Johnson

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2012

    13: Michael Brown

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2012

    AZ Wine Merchants Included in Food & Wine's "25 Places to Drink Wine Now"

    See also: Wine Spectator and Details Love Shinbay for a Damn Good Reason See also: Sweet Republic Introduces Sichuan Orange Ice Cream See also: Romancing the Grape: Pavle Milic's Quixotic Adventures in Wine-Making Except for the occasional inclusion in Food & Wine's "Best New Chefs," Arizona has hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2012

    14: Josh Hebert

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2012

    15: Jim Cerreta Sr.

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2012

    16: Bernie Kantak

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2012

    17: Bryan Dooley

    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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    August 29, 2012

    21: Peter DeRuvo

    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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    August 24, 2012

    24: Jeff Zimmerman

    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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    August 22, 2012

    26: Korina Adkins

    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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    August 21, 2012

    27: Daniel Wayne

    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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    August 20, 2012

    28: Clint Spotleson

    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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    August 17, 2012

    29: Jason Alford

    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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    August 16, 2012

    30: Travis Nass

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2012

    How To Be a Restaurant VIP and What It Will Get You

    See also: Kevin Binkley Stiffed at Beard Awards Shh, don't tell anyone, but some people get the royal treatment in restaurants while others don't. You've probably witnessed some version of Special Handling in action -- servers scurrying to and from a particular table, the chef-owner engaging in an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2012

    31: Tim Wilson

    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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    August 13, 2012

    33: Victoria Chavez

    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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    August 10, 2012

    34: Pamela Hamilton

    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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    August 9, 2012

    35: Jason Asher

    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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    August 7, 2012

    37: Damon Brasch

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2012

    Swedish Public School Lunches Make Us Feel Bad, Unless You Don't Like Gravy

    See Also: 9-Year-Old School Lunch Blogger 1, Council Censors 0 See Also: Three Ignite Phoenix Videos That Rocked Our World See Also: Beaver Choice Serves Up Swedish Fare That's Too Good to Keep Secret The debate over school lunches has is no stranger to news coverage. We've talked about the 9-year- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2012

    64: Marianne Belardi

    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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    May 22, 2012

    Fava Beans at Rancho Pinot and FnB -- Hurry, They're Almost Gone

    Fava beans -- quite possibly the spookiest legumes of all time. Remember Hannibal Lecter, who scared the bejeezus out of Clarice (and the rest of us) when he deadpanned, "I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti"? And then that little slurpy noise he made after? Seriously creepy. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2012

    They're Here: Baratin, Bodega, and AZ Wine Merchants -- from the FnB Folks. Get excited!

    ​We told you it was coming.  Pavle Milic and Charleen Badman, the masterminds behind FnB, have been busy working on their latest Old Town Scottsdale venture (or three) -- Baratin, Bodega, and AZ Wine Merchants -- and tonight we'll be able to snag our first look at the new digs.&nbs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2012

    (Another) New Wine Bar and Bistro To Open in Old Town Scottsdale

    Here comes another one. On the heels of the announcement that the potent pair behind FnB -- front-of-the-house pro Pavle Milic and chef Charleen Badman -- are planning to launch their three-concept experience, one of which is a wine bar, at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Craftsman Court (in the Kiv ... More >>

  • Culture

    January 19, 2012
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    January 13, 2012

    FnB's Pavle Milic & Charleen Badman Plan to Launch New Project By End of January

    Almost ready.​It's getting closer. The potent pair behind FnB -- front-of-the-house pro Pavle Milic and chef Charleen Badman -- are planning to launch their three-concept dining, wine, and grocery experience at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Craftsman Court (in the Kiva Center) in Scottsdale ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2011

    Spicy Grilled Broccoli from FnB

      courtesy of FnB Last year we marked the hundred day countdown to Best of Phoenix by sharing our 100 Favorite Dishes with you. Now we're back - with the 2011 edition. Have a suggestion for a dish you'd like us to try? Leave it in the comments section or email laura.hahnefeld@newtimes.com. ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 24, 2011
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    February 21, 2011

    Phoenix Knife House Goes on a Media Blitz

    Just kidding about that headline. Eytan Zias, owner of Phoenix Knife House, is actually really low key when it comes to self-promotion -- he hasn't tweeted in months, doesn't do email newsletters or press releases, and doesn't use Facebook to constantly pimp his business, either. I suspec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2010

    2010 Redux: Culinary Happenings

    Crudo dished up beautiful plates of fish at the Devoured culinary fest.​In the spirit of tying up loose ends, we're recapping some of our favorite food-related finds of the year. We've already looked back on the Best Books, Battle of the Dishes, Just Offal, the Best R ... More >>

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    November 15, 2010

    FnB Gets Food Wine's "Best of the Year" Honor

    ​FnB's leeks have more momentum than any dish in Phoenix. Even a summer hiatus, when they weren't in season, wasn't enough to stop them. "Humble braised leeks became something luxurious under a melted layer of buttery, handmade mozzarella, mustard breadcrumbs, and velvety yolk oozing from a ... More >>

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