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    October 17, 2014

    NovemBEER Is Back! Get Exclusive Presale Tickets to the First NovemBEER Festival Now

    November is just around the corner -- wait, where did the time go!? -- and you know what that means? Beer. The month-long NovemBEER is New Times' annual celebration of craft beer and this time around we've got something big to announce. In addition to a series of style-focused beer tasting events, ... More >>

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    September 30, 2014

    Pie Social 2014: Here's the Celebrity Chef Line-Up

    Are you as excited as we are for Pie Social 2014? You will be once you get a load of this year's celebrity chef line-up. This year, 16 chefs will craft pie masterpieces to compete for the title of best in show. The fifth annual event, hosted by Chow Bella and Roosevelt Row, features both returning c ... More >>

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    June 11, 2014

    "Eat Your Words" Food Writing Workshop at Changing Hands Bookstore June 24

    Whether you consider yourself a knowledgeable food-ist or just an amateur eater with a passion for words, there's always room for improvement when it comes to writing about what we eat. There are words to avoid ("yummy," for example) and ethical guidelines to follow, as well as a whole slew of other ... More >>

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    April 15, 2014

    Hopdoddy vs. The Stand: Salted Caramel Shake Smackdown

    Remember when salt first started upstaging sugar during dessert, to the shock of mainstream diners everywhere? (Sea salt on chocolate chip cookies? Shut the front door!) These days you'd be hard pressed to find a hip restaurant that doesn't give salt top billing on at least one post-dinner dish; wha ... More >>

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    April 10, 2014

    Corazon Mexican Cocina in Central Phoenix: Homemade Horchata and Chilaquiles Off the Beaten Path

    Several members of the Chow Bella team noticed a now brightly painted Mexican restaurant, Corazon Mexican Cocina, and sent me to investigate. Before the facelift, the spot was known as Altamar Mexican Grill and still operates under the same owners. We approached with the question: Truly authentic ... More >>

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    March 27, 2014

    Wait or Die: Gator the Waiter and the Mustard Penny

    In Chow Bella's new comic, Wait or Die, we tell the stories of waiters and waitstaff from restaurants around the Valley. Submit your stories here: waitordie@newtimes.com -- and be sure to let us know if you wish to remain anonymous.

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    February 11, 2014

    10 Metro Phoenix Chefs We Want to Date

    When it comes to finding love, we at Chow Bella aren't asking for much. All we need is someone to make us sweet pastries in the morning, a three-course candlelit dinner in the evening, and the occasional brunch on Sundays. Basically, we want to date a chef. Someone who can melt the butter as well ... More >>

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    January 8, 2014

    Wait or Die: Gator the Waiter and the Endless Breadsticks

    In Chow Bella's new comic, Wait or Die, we tell the stories of waiters and waitstaff from restaurants around the Valley. Submit your stories here: waitordie@newtimes.com -- and be sure to let us know if you wish to remain anonymous.

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    January 7, 2014

    Help Wanted: Phoenix New Times Hiring Restaurant Critic

    The first words that go through my head when I think of my colleague Laura Hahnefeld are "class act." Second: "Wow, that woman will eat anything." The two most important qualifications for a restaurant critic, right? And so it is with heavy hearts that we at Phoenix New Times accepted Laura's res ... More >>

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    January 1, 2014

    Wait or Die: Gator the Waiter Serves Up Nachos with Extra Ranch

    In Chow Bella's new comic, Wait or Die, we tell the stories of waiters and waitstaff from restaurants around the Valley. Submit your stories here: waitordie@newtimes.com -- and be sure to let us know if you wish to remain anonymous.

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    December 25, 2013

    Carrots & Milk & a Merry Christmas to All

    Once again this year, Chow Bella writers are gnawing on the holidays -- in the form of stories of Christmas and food. Hope you have some Alka-Seltzer handy. Enjoy.

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    December 25, 2013

    A Gherkin Christmas for This Girl

    Once again this year, Chow Bella writers are gnawing on the holidays -- in the form of stories of Christmas and food. Hope you have some Alka-Seltzer handy. Enjoy. I am a Midwestern transplant in a southern elementary school. I am 7. It's nearing Christmas, and I have a school assignment. I have t ... More >>

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    December 24, 2013

    Smuggled Sugar Packets and the Art of Compromise

    Once again this year, Chow Bella writers are gnawing on the holidays -- in the form of stories of Christmas and food. Hope you have some Alka-Seltzer handy. Enjoy. By Ada Malcioln Martin A product of divorced parents, a crazy Jewish Panamanian dad, and a bi-polar Anglican mom of West Indian desce ... More >>

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    December 20, 2013

    I'll Be Home(Made) for Christmas

    Once again this year, Chow Bella writers are gnawing on the holidays -- in the form of stories of Christmas and food. Hope you have some Alka-Seltzer handy. Enjoy.

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    December 18, 2013

    Food and Drink Trends for 2014 as Predicted by Valley Chefs

    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.As Srichacha, foam, and molecular gastronomy slowly fade into our culinary ... More >>

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    December 18, 2013

    Wait or Die: Gator the Waiter Works a Double

    In Chow Bella's new comic, Wait or Die, we tell the stories of waiters and waitstaff from restaurants around the Valley. Submit your stories here: waitordie@newtimes.com -- and be sure to let us know if you wish to remain anonymous.

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    December 18, 2013

    Taking the Gilt off the Gingerbread

    Once again this year, Chow Bella writers are gnawing on the holidays -- in the form of stories of Christmas and food. Hope you have some Alka-Seltzer handy. Enjoy. I feel obligated to create an elaborate December for my daughter. When I was eight years old, my mother bought Martha Stewart's firs ... More >>

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    December 13, 2013

    5 Christmas Desserts in Metro Phoenix to Pre-Order (Or Pick Up) Now

    What would December be without a generous helping of peppermint and chocolate? There's no bad time of year for desserts, but the winter season is when bakers pull out all the stops, creating sweets so decadent it's the stuff traditions are made of -- quite literally in the case of gingerbread houses ... More >>

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    December 11, 2013

    Wait or Die: Is the Customer Always Right?

    In Chow Bella's new comic, Wait or Die, we tell the stories of waiters and waitstaff from restaurants around the Valley. Submit your stories here: waitordie@newtimes.com -- and be sure to let us know if you wish to remain anonymous.

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    December 4, 2013

    Eating Christmas: Chow Bella Writers (and Artists) Tell Stories of Food and Festivities Dec. 17 at Crescent Ballroom

    Around this time last year, I was gathering stories about food and Christmas to run on Chow Bella when my friend (and one of my favorite writers) Kim Porter mused, "I sure wish we could read these aloud." Wish granted, thanks to Charlie Levy and the other nice folks at Crescent Ballroom, who gave C ... More >>

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    November 20, 2013

    Wait or Die: Introducing Chow Bella's New Comic by Brandon Huigens

    In Chow Bella's new comic, Wait or Die, we tell the stories of waiters and waitstaff from restaurants around the Valley. Submit your stories here: waitordie@newtimes.com -- and be sure to let us know if you wish to remain anonymous.

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    November 20, 2013

    What's a Restaurant's Responsibility Regarding Gluten-Free Items?

    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. For people with celiac disease, ingesting just a little bit of gluten (a p ... More >>

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    November 4, 2013

    LaDawn Driscoll of Liberty Market: Pie Social Celebrity Bakers 2013

    Forks up, Phoenix! Chow Bella and Roosevelt Row present the fourth annual Pie Social from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, November 16, at the "What Should Go Here" Pop Up Park at Second and Roosevelt streets. We've got an all-star lineup of bakers making pies for you to taste, and from now till Pie Social, we ... More >>

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    October 30, 2013

    Pumpkin Sage Pasta Sauce: Chow Bella Pumpkin Showdown

    From time to time, Chow Bella's contributors challenge one another to a showdown: Make the best dish you can, using one common ingredient. This time (naturally), it was pumpkin. For the next few weeks, we'll be sharing the results, and at the end, we'll let you know who won. Today: Hooch columnist ... More >>

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    October 28, 2013

    Pumpkin Rice Krispies Treats: Chow Bella Pumpkin Showdown

    From time to time, Chow Bella's contributors challenge one another to a showdown: Make the best dish you can, using one common ingredient. This time (naturally), it was pumpkin. For the next few weeks, we'll be sharing the results, and at the end, we'll let you know who won. Today: Assistant cultu ... 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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    October 23, 2013

    Julie Moreno of Jewel's Bakery and Cafe: Pie Social Celebrity Bakers 2013

    Forks up, Phoenix! Chow Bella and Roosevelt Row present the fourth annual Pie Social on Saturday, November 16, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the "What Should Go Here" Pop Up Park at Second and Roosevelt streets. We've got an all-star lineup of bakers making pies for you to taste, and from now till Pie Social, ... More >>

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    October 21, 2013

    Chow Bella's Pumpkin Showdown: Bourbon Pumpkin Tart with Marshmallow Creme

    From time to time, Chow Bella's contributors challenge one another to a showdown: Make the best dish you can, using one common ingredient. This time (naturally), it was pumpkin. For the next few weeks, we'll be sharing the results, and at the end, we'll let you know who won. Today, we begin with o ... More >>

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    October 16, 2013

    12 Ideal Arizona Brunches of Valley Chefs and Restaurateurs

    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. It could be said that no meal makes us feel more sociable, cheery, and wor ... More >>

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    October 1, 2013

    Cooks and Corks Is Back This Year And Tickets Are On Sale Now

    Valley food afficiandos might remember the annual Cooks and Corks event, though it's been a while since the culinary fete made it into the Scottsdale Culinary Festival lineup. This year the party's back on, though the revised rendition means there will be a few changes. The one-night standalone ev ... More >>

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    September 25, 2013

    10 Bizarre Diner Requests Asked of Valley Chefs

    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. Requests from diners are nothing new. Perhaps they have to do with omitti ... More >>

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    September 19, 2013

    Pie Social 2013: The Celebrity Chef Line-Up is Sweet

    This year's Roosevelt Row/Chow Bella Pie Social has something for everyone -- the vegans, the gluten-free folks, and anyone with a sweet tooth. This year's event will take place Saturday, November 16, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the "What Should Go Here" Pop Up Park at Second Street and Roosevelt. And no ... More >>

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    September 14, 2013

    Top Five Phoenix Food Stories of the Week

    Every week, there's a cornucopia of Phoenix food news, features, and reviews to report here at Chow Bella. If you're like most people, you probably just don't have the time to get to all of it. So, here's a recap of some of the top stories from the week that you may have missed. Arizona's First Ste ... More >>

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    September 4, 2013

    10 Most Chef-Anticipated New Restaurants in Greater Phoenix

    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. The Gladly, the new American restaurant from Chef Bernie Kantak, Andrew Fr ... More >>

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    September 4, 2013

    Pie Social 2013 Call for Entries for Roosevelt Row and Chow Bella's Fourth Annual Event

    Open your pie holes, Phoenix. Here we come! Chow Bella and Roosevelt Row are looking for entries in the professional baker category of our contest -- and don't worry, as usual there will be an opportunity for everyone to make and eat pie. We've got the date and location, so get out your calendar - ... More >>

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    August 1, 2013

    Liberty Market's Burger Daze: 31 Surprises in August

    Starting today, August 1, Gilbert's Liberty Market will host a parade of burgers the likes of which -- we wouldn't be surprised to hear -- you may never have tasted before. The 31 days of daily specials includes familiar-ish burger variations like The California burger with Swiss cheese, avocado, to ... More >>

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    August 1, 2013

    The Western in Scottsdale: Bar and Beats Up, Chow Down

    There are flashier country bars in the Valley -- ones that try to impress with sprawling stages, dozens of high-def televisions, and more neon lights than Times Square. The Western keeps its cool without ever going over the top. The newest project from partners Tucker Woodbury, owner of The Vig ... More >>

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    July 19, 2013

    Drinks with Mixologist Kim Haasarud, Author of 101 Tropical Drinks, August 22 at Changing Hands

    "The tropical cocktail conjures exotic visions of swaying palm trees, white sandy beaches, gentle ocean breezes, and libations served from hollowed out pineapples," write James Beard-honored mixologist and author Kim Haasarud in her latest book, 101 Tropical Cocktails. And on August 22, Chow Bella ... More >>

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    July 18, 2013

    Local Start-Up Whistl App Connects Users to Food and Drink Deals

    Keeping up with the daily deals offered by local restaurants and bars is pretty much impossible. It seems someone somewhere is always offering some sort of special -- which is great. But the key is knowing when and where to go. You could Google- and Facebook-search your way around the city's dinin ... More >>

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    July 17, 2013

    What's Your Go-To Summer Cocktail?

    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.http://tobyamidornutrition.comNo matter whether you're lounging poolside, a ... More >>

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    June 19, 2013

    Introducing Our New and Improved Voice Places Listings Engine

    By now, our regular readers are familiar with Voice Places, the listings engine behind all of Phoenix New Times' restaurant reviews and calendar picks. Today, that engine got a lot more powerful, with a new design that brings you even more content. Take a look. You'll find more pictures, more stori ... More >>

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    June 19, 2013

    Chefs, What's the Most Interesting Thing You've Made on a Grill?

    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.When it comes to the grill, we know how to make hot dogs and hamburgers. ... More >>

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    June 15, 2013

    Top Five Phoenix Food Stories of the Week

    Every week, there's a cornucopia of Phoenix food news, features, and reviews to report here at Chow Bella. If you're like most people, you probably just don't have the time to get to all of it. So, here's a recap of some of the top stories from the week that you may have missed. Scratch Pastries and ... More >>

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    June 11, 2013

    Scratch Pastries and Scratch French Cafe Closed; Owners Duc and Noelle Liao To Declare Bankruptcy

    Life got a little sweeter when Duc and Noelle Liao opened Scratch Pastries in a Scottsdale strip mall in 2008, bringing French café food and elegant, inspired pastries to an otherwise dreary corner in central Scottsdale. See also: -- Scratch Pastries To Open Phoenix Location in February; Think B ... More >>

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    June 11, 2013

    JK Grence Puts Out a Guest at Trader Vic's

    If you can't stand the heat -- get in the kitchen. On Thursday, June 13, at 6 p.m. at the Lounge at Crescent Ballroom, Chow Bella writers are warming up for summer with "Fried," an evening of true stories. Admission is free; food and drink will be available for sale. Today: JK Grence Puts Out a Gu ... More >>

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    June 8, 2013

    Deborah Sussman's Mallorca

    If you can't stand the heat -- get in the kitchen. On Thursday, June 13, at 6 p.m. at the Lounge at Crescent Ballroom, Chow Bella writers are warming up for summer with "Fried," an evening of true stories. Admission is free; food and drink will be available for sale. Today: Deborah Sussman's Mallo ... More >>

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    June 5, 2013

    Researchers Have Identified the Perfect Pinterest Photo. Want To See It?

    For the last year the folks at Curalate, a photo/social media-centric marketing and analytic suite, have struggled with one of the great questions of the hipster generation: What is the perfect Pinterest photo? You might be inclined to argue that garnering hundreds of likes and repins has to do wi ... More >>

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    June 5, 2013

    Chefs, What's Your Favorite Food City?

    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. It's tough not to talk travel without talking about food -- especially whe ... More >>

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    May 29, 2013

    Chefs, What Sandwich Are You Eating Right Now?

    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.The right sandwich can make for a tasty quick lunch, no-cook dinner, or lai ... More >>

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    May 27, 2013

    Fried: Chow Bella Writers Turn Up the Heat at Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix June 13 at a Free Reading

    If you can't stand the heat -- get in the kitchen. On Thursday, June 13 at 6 p.m. in the lounge at Crescent Ballroom in downtown Phoenix, Chow Bella presents our third public reading: deep-fried tales of summer, food and heat from some of our favorite local writers. See also: - Tania Katan's Chri ... More >>

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