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Christmas

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2013

    Finally, A Christmas Sweater That Says "Kill Your Mother Rape Your Dog" On It

    Any true heavy metal fan can attest to the fact that the worlds of fashion and heavy metal should never go hand-in-hand--but this day and age, selling out and heading mainstream is only becoming more prevalent. So years back, when a handful of heavy metal bands began releasing Christmas sweaters, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2013

    Grandma's Contraband Christmas Cookies

    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. When my mother and father divorced in 1990, lots of things changed, but not Christmas. Christmas was divided up before the split, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2013

    A Merry Un-American 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. At around the age of 7, I began to notice that the way we celebrated Christmas was odd. Un-American. For starters, my two younger br ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2013

    10 Chinese Restaurants Open on Christmas Day in Metro Phoenix

    Whether you burned the holiday ham or simply aren't celebrating Christmas at all, we know there are plenty of people out there looking for alternative dining options this Christmas Day. And you're in luck. Because there's a whole slew of Chinese restaurants open all over the Valley. Calling ahead fo ... More >>

  • Music

    December 19, 2013
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    December 19, 2013
  • Blogs

    December 17, 2013

    11 Metro Phoenix Restaurants Open on Christmas Day

    If you're already up to your ears with holiday stress from gift shopping, you can forget about planning an elaborate feast for your friends and family. Make reservations at one of the Valley's finest restaurants to enjoy a Christmas dinner with lots of love and laughter -- and less of hearing your r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2013

    The Terrible Things Your Christmas Music Is Saying About You

    Look, I should probably start with myself. The only Christmas music I listen to every year comes on Bing Crosby's White Christmas, featuring the Andrews Sisters and Carol Richards. From that an FBI profiler would be able to judge that I'm a white male, late 20s-early 30s, with a large collection of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2013

    Eating Christmas: Tales of Toffee, Snow, and Christmas-Loving Jews

    In this week's paper we bring a little preview of what's to come Tuesday, Dec. 17 at Crescent Ballroom: the second annual Eating Christmas. Our writers gnawed hard on the holidays, and they'll be serving up the fruits of their labors at the event. You can also read each piece (and catch a couple of ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 5, 2013
  • Dining

    December 20, 2012
  • Blogs

    December 20, 2012

    Six More Valley Restaurants Serving Christmastime Brunch and Dinner

    The gifts are purchased and wrapped, the tree is lit and decorated, and Christmas cards and packages are in the mail. But what about the holiday feast? If you still don't know what to eat for your celebration, here are six more restaurants in metro Phoenix that are serving Christmastime specialties ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 20, 2012
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    December 17, 2012

    Zach Fowle's Got Some Advice for Those of You About to Roast Chestnuts on an Open Fire

    Ah, the holidays. Christmas is all about love, sharing, sweetness and light -- and keeping the antacids handy. In keeping with the spirit of the season, Chow Bella presents "Eating Christmas," in which some of our favorite writers nosh on the real lessons we learn this time of year. Today, Zach's nu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2012

    Zero Zero Wishes You A Merry Christmas

    Christmas can be stressful for some--just look at all of the fights that break out on Black Friday. The holiday shouldn't be ugly, it should be a time to celebrate with your closest friends and family. Zero Zero doesn't have this problem, in fact, members of the electro-fuzz group look forward to t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2012

    Seven Restaurants Open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in Greater Phoenix

    Christmas is a holiday for good cheer and spending joyous time with loved ones, and sometimes being in the kitchen can get in the way of that. Forget about stressing out and make reservations to celebrate Christmas Eve or Christmas Day at one of the top restaurants in town. You'll be wined and dined ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2012

    Elizabeth Naranjo's "Good Enough" Fudge

    Ah, the holidays. Christmas is all about love, sharing, sweetness and light -- and keeping the antacids handy. In keeping with the spirit of the season, Chow Bella presents "Eating Christmas," in which some of our favorite writers nosh on the real lessons we learn this time of year. Today, Elizabeth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2012

    For Sativa Peterson, Nothing Says Christmas Like Glitter on Your Toast

    Ah, the holidays. Christmas is all about love, sharing, sweetness and light -- and keeping the antacids handy. In keeping with the spirit of the season, Chow Bella presents "Eating Christmas," in which some of our favorite writers nosh on the real lessons we learn this time of year. Today, Sativa Pe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2012

    Nine Baked Goods in Metro Phoenix to Pre-Order for Your Christmas Table

    With all of the baking that has to be done during the Christmas season -- from cookie exchanges and decorating to making gifts and serving guests -- it can be nice (and necessary) to take a break. Ensure that everything on your holiday table for breakfast, dinner, and dessert is special by getting a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2012

    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. It's kind of like those burgers at Old Town Whiskey; it just won't all fit in your mouth ... or in this ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2012

    Laurie Notaro Tells What Happened The Year They Served Brie and Blueberries to Her Mother on Christmas

    Ah, the holidays. Christmas is all about love, sharing, sweetness and light -- and keeping the antacids handy. In keeping with the spirit of the season, Chow Bella presents "Eating Christmas," in which some of our favorite writers nosh on the real lessons we learn this time of year. Today, Laurie No ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 29, 2012
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    December 28, 2011

    Club Candids: Coach House

    ​ Christmas may be over, but Coach House continues to promote the holiday spirit with more Christmas lights than the Griswold house in Christmas Vacation. We grabbed a coat and checked out the holiday festivities on December 20, and the bar had a great turn out for a Tuesday night. Check out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2011

    Three Creepy Christmas Carolers

    ​You've got to admit, Up on the Sun has been doing a pretty kick ass job of making the holiday music season, dare we say it, bearable. From posts that include the Christmas Songs That Don't Suck series, to "Un-Christmas" and Metal songs for Christmas lists, we've pretty much got you covered. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2011

    Last Minute Holiday Dining at Ko'Sin and Brownietinis in Today's Eater's Digest

    snappygourmet.com​ Hungry for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives? Wild Horse Holiday Dining Looking to make last minute dinner plans for Christmas Day? Ko'Sin at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass will be serving a special four-course traditional Christma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2011

    Krampus Rocks: Six Metal Songs for Christmas

    You know, this Krampus guy doesn't seem so bad...NOT.​In America, the naughty list folks have it pretty easy. Our parents warned us about coal in our stockings (though recent memes suggest something even worse), but our Christmas threats were mostly harmless, and never, regardless of awful behavio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2011

    Ando's Totally Ethnic Ginger Chocolate Cookies

    Tedd Roundy​I've never been a fan of Christmas cookies. In my experience they tend to be bland sugar cookies pressed into vaguely holiday-ish shapes and buried beneath a mountain of colored sugars. My cooking companion is Hindu and freely admits that her Christmas repertoire is fairly limited as w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2011

    Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Dining Options in Metro Phoenix

    ​ Dishes, dishes, and more dishes -- that is exactly what we do NOT want to be doing during our precious time off. You probably don't either, which is why we put together this handy guide to who's doing dinner on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  Christmas Eve 2011 Wright's at The Biltm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2011

    The Serene Dominic Show: Jim Adkins, Amy Uzi, Drunk & Horny, Source Victoria

    Jim Adkins and your host Serene Dominic​Nobody does TV specials like this for Christmas anymore, and after reading this yuleblog you'll know why. It's a lot of head-snapping work, flashing back and then flashing ahead forward to the present again, then flashing back, each time having to rememb ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 8, 2011
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    November 25, 2011

    It's Now Officially Okay to Listen to Christmas Music

    ​Thought malls and retail have already been doing it for a couple weeks, we're going to go ahead and make an official statement: It's not totally okay to listen to Christmas music. And while plenty of Xmas jams are mind numbing, annoying earworms, there's always some good to be had. Enjoy ... More >>

  • Music

    November 24, 2011
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    April 18, 2011

    Five Happy Hours That Make Us Ecstatic

    ​It's the most wonderful time -- of the day. Pardon us for butchering a Christmas carol in April, but we get as excited as a little kid on Christmas morning at the thought of a good happy hour. And we've done our homework to find you the very happiest. Ambience, food, drink and good de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2010

    No-Burn Days Go Unenforced in Maricopa County for Christmas; Zero Warnings and Citations Issued

      Image: Wikimedia Commons​Nobody can label the folks over at Maricopa County's Air Quality Department a bunch of Scrooges. After a warning last week that no-burn days on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day would be enforced, exactly zero warnings and citations were issued, a c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2010

    DJ Louder Talks Christmas, Deadmau5, IDM, Pancho Villa, Raves, Liquid Stranger, and More

    DJ Louder​Like the small number of unfortunate souls are required to do every year, DJ Louder will be toiling away at his job on Christmas while the rest of us are engaging in mass amounts of holiday cheer. But don't you dare pity him, as the 32-year-old will be spending the most wonderful time ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 23, 2010

    SPF 7,000,000

    Though it’s dark, you’ll want some UV protection at Phoenix Event Complex

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    December 23, 2010

    Chow Bella Apron Winner Announced

    We asked our Facebook friends to tell us what's for dinner -- Christmas dinner, to be exact -- and we got some droolworthy responses, for sure. But there can be only winner, and our random drawing reveals that the winner of a Chow Bella apron (this time) is.... Get the winner, winner, Christmas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2010

    Where To Get Your Cranberry Fix

    ​Cranberry is good for more the just a string of garland on your Christmas tree and it is a holiday treat long after Thanksgiving. During this Christmas week cranberry is popping up on menus all around the Valley. Find out where to get your cranberry fix after the jump.

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2010

    5 Reasons Why "Wonderful Christmastime" Is The Best Christmas Song Ever

    "Wonderful Christmastime" - the best Christmas song ever​The joy and delight of the holiday season is something you either absolutely love, tolerate to a certain degree or loathe with all your being.Those who take the latter stance probably blame the season's music for their hatred, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    Insane Clown Posse's Christmas Card: Hatchetman Santa

    ​Santa as a Hatchetman? That's how's depicted in this Christmas card from the good folks at Insane Clown Posse's label, Psychopathic Records. I have to say, this really warms the cockles of my heart. In fact, I don't think eggnog flavored Faygo or a moderately attractive Juggalette in red and gree ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2010

    Christmas Eve Dining in Today's Eater's Digest

    scott feldstein ​Hungry for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives?Christmas Eve DinnerThe in-law are in town, you still have presents to wrap, and your fridge is busy de-thawing it's second turkey of the year.  There is no way you are cooking on Christmas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2010

    Badness at Char's Has the Blues

    Badness members​This is part of a series of reviews of bands who play weekly at local bars. The show: Badness at Char's Has the Blues. The look: Small, old-school blues dive, lit by red Christmas lights. The smell: Wood and the street. The taste: Sweet. In an old, sweaty kind of way. Three words/ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2009

    Kinch's Christmas Party at Rhythm Room

    Victor PalaganoWhat Laura Says at Kinchmas. See more shots in our Kinchmas slide show.​The holiday season holds a special meaning for each of us. For most, the holidays are all about coming together with family and friends in celebration. For me the holidays have always been and always will ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2009

    Governor Brewer Puts the "Christmas" Back in "Christmas Tree" and Makes it Official: Christmas Celebrates the Birth of Jesus

    www.photobucket.com​Governor Jan Brewer made it official today: Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus, Hanukkah is an eight day festival of lights, and state employees can celebrate either holiday as they see fit.Brewer signed Executive Order 2009-11 today, which puts the "Christmas" back in "Ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2009

    Arpaio, Unfazed by Prior Lawsuits, Will Force Jail Inmates to Listen to Christmas Music All Day Long

    ​It seems as though America's self-proclaimed "toughest sheriff" can't live without hearing Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer in his jails this holiday season.Sheriff Joe, despite being sued six times in the past two years for doing so, will again force inmates in the county jails to listen to Ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2009

    New Release Tuesday: Bob Dylan's Christmas Album

    Bob Dylan's mystifying new Christmas music album is a confusing concept that makes for a disjointed, bizarre album​Do you hear what I hear? Yes, that is Bob Dylan singing "Little Drummer Boy." October 13 is finally upon us, and that means Christmas has come early for...Christmas music. Bob Dy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2009

    How Cool is This? Foodie Fight Trivia Game

    One of my dear friends freaked out when she somehow misplaced a Christmas gift she'd gotten for me months ago. I knew she was really disappointed by the way she told me about it. But honestly, it was the thought that counted for me, so what a surprise to get a mystery package in the mail today. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2008

    Quiessence Serves Italian 'Seven Fishes' Dinner on Christmas Eve

    I have a dirty little secret: I never really liked Christmas ham! Which is why this "Seven Fishes" Christmas Eve seafood splurge at Quiessence sounds so delicious. (Here's the menu.) It was inspired by a coastal Italian holiday tradition, where people would celebrate Christmas with a whole di ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2008

    Christmas Day Dining at Prado

    Here's another good question from a pal: What's open on Christmas? A few minutes after I got that email, I heard from PR whiz/gourmet cook/blogger Kirsten Shaefer from InterContinental Montelucia. Turns out, chef Claudio Urciuoli is going to be cooking up a special dinner menu for Chr ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 13, 2007

    The Worst Noël?

    MADE bling will restore your Christmas spirit

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