Owners Jay and Christine Wisniewski of Caffe BoaUpdate: After this piece was published, Wisniewski called to clarify that Payton Curry wasn't overpaid, but was getting expensive. Charleen Badman, Bernie Kantak, Silvana Salcido Esparza -- who needs 'em? Jay Wisniewski, owner of Caffe Boa, th ... More >>
Well, it ain't due to any health inspection issues.
Caffe Boa Bistro, the Italian-inspired eatery in the Las Sendras Plaza in Mesa, has closed for business.
A spin-off the the original location in Tempe (both are owned by Jay and Christine Wisniewski, and the Tempe spot was once home to loc ... More >>
The Caffe Boa restaurants in Tempe and Ahwatukee have different owners and different menus, but similar health inspection failures.
This sorry coincidence came to our attention in a recent report by the Maricopa County Environmental Services dep ... More >>
Last week, we mentioned that Chef Payton Curry was disappointed that Caffe Boa was continuing his four-year tradition of serving up rabbit on Easter Sunday. As it turns out, Tempe's Caffe Boa has actually opted to go in a different direction this year. PETA would be proud. Ok, maybe ... More >>
Food and art are in many ways related. Both require imagination, a deft hand, and a willingness to step outside the norm. Though Christine Wisniewski claims she hasn't made much use of her degree in painting and drawing -- "It was either own a restaurant or be a starving artist," she says -- the ... More >>
In the spirit of wine-drinking adventure, we bring you tips for busting out of your wine rut one glass at a time the easy way: At a restaurant, where you don't have to commit to a whole bottle.
UNCORK THE ISSUE: How do I navigate a restaurant wine list?
SPILL THE JUICE: "If you are a lover of win ... More >>
UNCORK THE ISSUE: How should I plan a wine tour vacation?
SPILL THE JUICE: "Pick a region, know it proficiently, and try to taste as much as possible and experience as much as possible in that region," says Christine Wisniewski, the owner of Caffe Boa with her husband, Jay, and a certified sommelier ... More >>
UNCORK THE ISSUE: We meet David Mirassou for breakfast and an early morning wine tasting at Vincent's Market Bistro and ask him, "What's it like to be part of America's oldest winemaking family?" School's so much more fun with food and wine involved...
SPILL THE JUICE: "It's tough because I have so ... More >>
Caffe Boa chef Payton Curry (left) joins FnB's Pavle Milic on the Arizona Judgment tasting panel.Even though you'd never know it to look at his jovial expression, FnB owner Pavle Milic was a ball of nerves leading up to yesterday's Arizona Judgment, a by-invite-only blind tasting of wines that we ... More >>
Chef Charleen Badman's creative, farm-fresh American cuisine, Pavle Milic's expert selections of top Arizona wines, and a relaxed, convivial atmosphere have already turned Scottdale's FnB into a favorite haunt of food enthusiasts, wine geeks, and other bons vivants, but now there's ... More >>
Downtown Tempe's getting a little greener thanks to a new Urban Garden designed to provide fresh produce to local chefs and residents.
The project's helmed by Caffe Boa owners Jay and Christine Wisniewski, head chef Payton Curry and the Phoenix Permaculture Guild. Curry, who's been a champion of the ... More >>