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Chrysa Robertson

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    October 10, 2014

    Let's Face It, The Commericial Kitchen Is Still A Boys' Club

    Next month some of the Valley's top women chefs will gather in the kitchen at Chrysa Robertson's Rancho Pinot restaurant to cook food and to make a stand, to show everyone that great, talented women chefs exist. And furthermore, that they deserve to be recognized. It's not the first time Phoenix's ... More >>

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    October 8, 2014

    Sisterhood of the Stove: Chef Chrysa Robertson Organizes Dinner Featuring Top Women Chefs

    Chef Chrysa Robertson isn't too thrilled about the many "testosterone tete-a tetes" going on around town -- and by that she means the recent proliferation of dining events featuring lineups of local male chefs. Over the summer there was a "Steak Out," "Veg Out," "Pig Out" and a handful of other coll ... More >>

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    October 6, 2014

    5 Best Places to Eat and Drink This Week in Metro Phoenix

    TEXAZ Grill Now through Sunday, October 19 In true Texas fashion, TEXAZ Grill is going big to celebrate the annual State Fair of Texas. That means that now through October 19 you can head to the Phoenix restaurant for dishes such as Fletcher's Original State Fair Corny Dog ($6) and a Frito Pie ($5) ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    February 19, 2014

    Jason Raducha and Claudio Urciuoli of Noble Bread: "These Loaves Reconnect Me"

    This is part two of our interview with Jason Raducha and Claudio Urciuoli of Noble Bread, the micro-bakery that's been producing Old World-style breads of top quality since last year. Today, we're back to talk about Urciuoli's family history and how it drew him to bread making. If you missed part on ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    August 20, 2013

    Schaefer Demands Equal Dining Rights for Cats

    In 2004, failed presidential candidate John Edwards famously made a speech about "two Americas," a reference to the socio-economic divide that plagues our country. But this is not a column about politics; it is a column about food. So you're probably asking yourself, "What the hell is Eric talking ... More >>

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    June 25, 2013

    Nobuo Fukuda on Binkley, Bianco, American-Style Sushi, and the Most Exciting Japanese Food in the U.S.

    This is part two of my interview with Nobuo Fukuda, chef-owner of Nobuo at Teeter House. If you missed part one, where Nobuo explained what he misses about Japan and the difference between an American and a Japanese chef, read it here. Favorite places to dine in Phoenix: Pho43, because, in my opini ... More >>

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    June 24, 2013

    Nobuo Fukuda on What He Misses About Japan and the Difference Between a Japanese and an American Chef

    Nobuo Fukuda Nobuo at Teeter House 622 East Adams Street, Phoenix 602-254-0600 www.nobuofukuda.com See also: -- Tastemaker #59: Nobuo Fukuda -- 13 Favorite Cold Dishes in Metro Phoenix This is part one of my interview with Nobuo Fukuda, chef-owner of Nobuo at Teeter House in Heritage Square in do ... More >>

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    June 18, 2013

    Gio Osso of Virtu on the Ungers, Beau Mac and the Unnecessary Hype Around Farm-to-Table

    This is part two of my interview with Gio Osso, chef-owner of Virtù Honest Craft in Scottsdale. If you missed part one, where Osso dished about his favorite local restaurants and whether or not he should be considered an Italian chef, read it here. See also: -- Juice Core Opens Fresh Juice Shop i ... More >>

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    June 11, 2013

    Steve Freidkin of TEXAZ Grill On Great Texas Restaurants, the Terlingua Chili Cook-Off and His Last Meal On Earth

    This is part two of my interview with Steve Freidkin, owner and operator of TEXAZ Grill. If you missed part one, where Freidkin dished about chicken fried steak, his favorite local deli and two local chefs he admires, read it here. See also: -- TEXAZ Grill's Chicken Fried Steak is a Classic Guilty ... More >>

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    May 20, 2013

    16 Favorite Places in Metro Phoenix to Eat at the Bar

    Restaurant bars stopped being strictly bars years ago. Nowadays, many people consider them the best seats in the house for a casual dinner that doesn't require reservations, waiting, or a deep reservoir of patience. Because most of them operate on a first-come, first-served basis, customers are free ... More >>

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    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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    May 7, 2013

    Ehren Litzenberger of BLD in Chandler on Mario Batali and Why It's Hard to Be a Three-Squares Chef

    This is part two of my interview with Ehren Litzenberger, executive chef at BLD in Chandler. If you missed part one, where Litzenberger dished about simplicity, chocolate-covered grasshoppers and his beef with "foodies," read it here. See also: -- 11 Great Cooking Supply Stores in Metro Phoenix -- ... More >>

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    March 18, 2013

    4 Phoenix-Area Chefs to Watch and What Their Big-Name Bosses Say About Them

    If you're any kind of food geek at all, you're already familiar -- by fork and good press -- with local celebrity chefs such as Chrysa Robertson, Chris Bianco, Kevin Binkley, Greg LaPrad and Charleen Badman. But what you're far less likely to know are the names and faces of the behind-the-scenes che ... More >>

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    February 25, 2013

    Charleen Badman: On Lori Hashimoto, Chris Bianco's Mom, and the Kitchen Phrase That Gets Under Her Skin

    Charleen Badman FnB 7125 East Fifth Avenue, Suite 31, Scottsdale 480-284-4777, www.fnbrestaurant.com See also: -- Charleen Badman and Pavle Milic to Open FnB on Craftsman Court on Tuesday -- FnB's Charleen Badman Tells Food & Wine Her Favorite Places to Eat, Shop and Sleep in the Valley -- 15 Met ... More >>

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    February 18, 2013

    15 Metro Phoenix Restaurants to Visit During Spring Training 2013

    Spring Training is almost upon us, which means winter is officially over and it's time to break out the shorts. This right here is the weather we Phoenicians live for, the reason we endure five hellish months of summer and severe cases of cabin fever . . . just for the few all-too-brief months of ba ... More >>

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    January 24, 2013

    When Life Throws Lemons (and Other Citrus-y Stuff), Chrysa Robertson Makes Limoncello

    Italians are nuts for limoncello, a sweet, bright lemon liqueur traditionally served chilled as an after-dinner digestif. They drink it in restaurants and make it at home, using family recipes passed down for generations. In the last few years (and possibly owing to cocktail culture's interest in tr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2012

    Chrysa Robertson Dishes on Male Chefs, How She Handled a Customer Complaint and Why She's Not Really Arizona's Alice Waters

    This is part two of my interview with Chrysa Robertson, chef-owner of Rancho Pinot. If you missed part one, where Robertson talks about what it takes to be a woman chef and whether she's a marshmallow or a hard ass, read it here. See also: Aaron May Dishes on Being a Chef, a Restaurateur and a Part ... More >>

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    October 22, 2012

    Chrysa Robertson Dishes on Her Role as Exorcist and What It Takes To Be a Woman Chef

    Chrysa Robertson Rancho Pinot 6208 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale 480-367-8030 www.ranchopinot.com See also: Chrysa Robertson Sells Heritage Turkeys and Talks Turkey at November 18 Cooking Class Tastemaker #11: Chrysa Robertson This is part one of my interview with Chrysa Robertson, chef-owner o ... More >>

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    October 12, 2012

    Chrysa Robertson Sells Heritage Turkeys For Thanksgiving and Talks Turkey at November 18 Cooking Class

    If your Thanksgiving turkey was a turkey last year, stop blaming your cooking skills and consider the source: you're probably buying a commercial bird, bred for rapid growth and big breasts (insert juvenile, mammary-related joke here), not taste or texture. See also: Thanksgiving Classics We Hat ... More >>

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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 >>

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    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 >>

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    September 21, 2012

    5: Stephen Jones

    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 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 >>

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    September 19, 2012

    7: Snir and Kierstin Mor

    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 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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    September 5, 2012

    Carol Steele Tribute Dinner at Rancho Pinot: Menu Features C. Steele Classics and Asian Pear Belinis from Aravaipa Farms

    Chrysa Robertson has a well-earned reputation as a hard-charging business woman -- and one of the best chefs in town -- and she learned from the master: Carol Steele, who set the standard for culinary goodness in metro Phoenix with C. Steele and several other businesses in the Seventies and Eighties ... More >>

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    August 31, 2012

    Carol Steele's Aravaipa Farms Is an Arizona Treasure -- and It's For Sale

    Carol Steele is a legend in the Phoenix food scene. Between the mid-70s and early 90s, Steele launched the local farm to table movement and has been the veritable "godmother" of local chefs and restauranteurs ever since. Steele left the Valley two decades ago to take up residence at her 300-acre f ... More >>

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    August 30, 2012
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    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 >>

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    July 31, 2012

    42: Barb Harris

    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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    June 14, 2012

    74: Sacha Levine

    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 >>

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    May 16, 2012

    95: Eric Schaefer

    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 4, 2012

    Chef Chrysa Robertson Barters with Customers for Mulberries, Pecans, Zucchini and More

    Social media experts often recommend that restaurateurs get interactive with customers through Yelp, Facebook, and Twitter. Well, how's this for good old-fashioned interaction? Chrysa Robertson, chef-owner of Rancho Pinot in Scottsdale, does what she calls "backyard barter" -- encouraging customer ... More >>

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    April 19, 2012

    A Friends of James Beard Dinner in Our Own Backyard Last Night

    Is a trip to NYC and a dinner at the famed James Beard House on your "bucket list"? Note to self, a taste of the experience and access to James Beard award winning chefs from across the nation is right in your backyard. Well, it was last night, anyway. While the James Beard Foundation celebrates ... More >>

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    April 6, 2011

    Chrysa Robertson, Eugenia Theodosopoulos, Vincent Guerithault Inducted into Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame

      courtesy of Vincent on Camelback Vincent Guerithault​Chrysa Robertson, Eugenia Theodosopoulos and Vincent Guerithault were honored last night with induction into the 2011 Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame, mouthbysouthwest reports. Want to learn more about the winners? Chow Bella know ... More >>

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    April 5, 2011

    Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame Winners to be Announced Tonight

      scottsdaleculinaryfestival.org The Scottsdale Culinary Festival kicks off tonight not just with a kick-off party, but also with the announcement of the winners of this year's spots in the Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame. The nominees make for quite a power meeting, don't you ... More >>

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    February 22, 2011

    Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame Nominees Announced

    What's up with all the contests lately? Last week, the big news was all the Arizonans on the semifinalist list for James Beard Awards. Also, Noca's Chris Curtiss landed in Food Wine's chef popularity contest, which the public can vote on. Now, round three in the competition department: the Ar ... More >>

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    October 14, 2010

    Chrysa Robertson's Grilled Butternut-Kale Salad

    ​Chef Chrysa Robertson of Rancho Pinot says she's dying to use Tuscan kale in her dishes this autumn. Lucky for us, she's willing to share. Today, Robertson tells us how to make a fall-appropriate Grilled Butternut-Kale Salad, so you know what to do with all that kale once it starts showing up at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2010

    Chrysa Robertson of Rancho Pinot, Part Two

    Chef Chrysa Robertson of Rancho Pinot is a true Italian chef; why, you ask? "I always make way too much food!" Robertson laughs. Today she tells us about her first nerve-racking Italian feast, sweetbreads and all; her embarrassing fryer oil incident three days into a job, and the one addictive snack ... More >>

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    October 12, 2010

    Chrysa Robertson of Rancho Pinot

    When Chef Chrysa Robertson decided to launch lunch at her restaurant Rancho Pinot, her restaurateur friends thought she had lost her mind. Not so, says Robertson. Her inspiration: The economy. Her vision: Keep it simple, do it well, and it just might work.

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    September 28, 2010

    Rancho Pinot Starts Lunch Service Oct. 11

    ​Could there possibly be any more to love about Rancho Pinot? I didn't think so, given chef Chrysa Robertson's masterful touch with seasonal, organic vegetables and heritage meats (she is the founder of the local Slow Food convivium, after all). This is one of those rare restaurants where I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2008

    Union Wine Bar & Grill pours its final glass . . .

    Yeah, yeah, I've blogged plenty about stuff that's in the works for the local dining scene, but unfortunately I can't always be the bearer of good news. Today's latest tidbit is a total downer: Union Wine Bar & Grill, one of 2007's most-anticipated new restaurants, has closed its doors for good. Sat ... More >>

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    September 20, 2007
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