Ah, mac and cheese. Whether it comes from a blue box or your mother's oven, few childhood comforts can compare. These days, your cheesy noodle perfection can be customized with additions ranging from the gourmet (pancetta, panko bread crumbs, and lobster) to the not-so-gourmet (hot dogs, ketchup, an ... More >>
In Arizona, we want things done a certain way. We like our hot dogs Sonoran, our margaritas prickly peared, and our mac and cheese chock-full of green chiles. A classic dish of Americana delivered with a Southwestern spin is the comfort dish of many locals. So whose kitchen should you head to when y ... More >>
We love dining out at local restaurants. Not only do we get to nosh on good eats, we also leave with a nice case of the warm fuzzies for giving our hard-earned dollars to a local business owners. See also: - Mark Tarbell, Beau MacMillan, and Barbara Fenzl to Team Up with Childsplay on April 13 - G ... More >>
Since it opened last April, Astor House, from architect DJ Fernandes, who also owns Tuck Shop, the adjacent Coronado neighborhood restaurant, has been trying to find its groove. See also: - Liberty's Biscuits: Bringing Comfort Food to the Streets - A New Weekly Food Truck Event: Washington Wednes ... More >>
There are a lot of upper-crust sandwich joints in Phoenix and they're usually well worth the near $10 price tag. When we found out DJ Fernandes of Tuck Shop had a lunch joint called Astor House, we had to see if we could get fed for under $10. The adorable little converted home in the Coronado dist ... More >>
Attention holiday hosts: there's still a chance to wow your guests this season with a little help from the Astor House. The cozy dinning spot tucked away in the Coronado district of Central Phoenix is offering an intimate cocktail class this Saturday at 4 p.m. led by house bartender Blaise Faber. ... More >>
Prickly pear might be in the running for our state food, but its fleshy vegetable sister food deserves a little love, too. Nopales, a vegetable made from the paddle-like pads of the prickly pear plant, have been enjoyed extensively throughout Mesoamerica and are just as native to the Valley as, well ... More >>
See Also: Chicken & Waffle Warfare: Lo-Lo's vs. Louisiana Fried Chicken Falling somewhere between mac & cheese and chocolate chip cookies, fried chicken is near the very top of our favorite comfort foods list. And even though we can't eat this culinary treat very often, that doesn't stop us from d ... More >>
Welcome to Brunched, where Chow Bella samples local restaurants' offerings for our favorite meal. Hey, you get to sleep in and eat breakfast -- what's not to like? See also: Frescas and Pozole at Distrito What: Wy-Knot Cafe Where: 2325 N. Seventh Street, Phoenix, 602-218-6646 When: 7 a.m. to 3 p. ... More >>
See Also: 10 Favorite Drive-Thrus in Metro Phoenix Let's face it, the music that streams through the speakers of a restaurant has the ability to make or break your dining experience. We know of a sushi shop that only plays religious music, a Mexican food joint that can't turn down the top 40 banger ... More >>
Every week, there's a cornucopia of new 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 thi ... More >>
The Spot: Astor House, 2243 N. 12th St. 602-687-9775. facebook.com/astorhouse The Hours: 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday The Details: All beer is $3 and cocktails are $5. As for wine, it depends on when you get there: From 3 to 4 p.m., all glasses of wine are only $3 and bottles only $12. Thi ... More >>
Aaron Chamberlin chef/owner of St. Francis and his girlfriend Lee del Real have only been in their petite, 1950's bungalow in the Coronado historic neighborhood for about four months -- though you wouldn't know it. It feels like they've been there for years. The house has a charming red brick ext ... More >>
Ralph Moreno, an unemployed ex-con on food stamps, is fighting with the federal government to keep $76,000 in cash seized at his west Phoenix home by FBI agents.State records show that Moreno and his wife, Wilma, of 6629 West Coronado Road in Phoenix, haven't earned wages for at least 10 years, and ... More >>
Years before we actually met Laurie Notaro, we knew of a filing cabinet in the basement offices of Arizona State University's State Press where someone Sharpied, long ago, "Laurie Notaro threw up here."This week, in the print edition of New Times, you'll find our Resolution Guide that's filled with ... More >>
Nicole SmithThe Spot: Rice Paper, 2221 N. 7th Street, Phoenix, 602-252-3326www.facebook.com/pages/Rice-PaperThe Hours: 11 am- 6:30 pm, 7 days a week.The Details: The Cen-Pho newbie may have higher price points on traditional Vietnamese fare than what you're used to, but with happy hour discounts ... More >>
In need of a quick gift for a CenPho pal that likes to eat at locally owned restaurants? Have I got an idea for you. Check out Phoenix Dining Cards. Packaged like a deck of cards, each of the 52 cards inside is a gift certificate to a local restaurant in Central Phoenix -- 50 cards are worth ... More >>
Rebecca Zahau: murdered or suicide?The family of Rebecca Zahau, the girlfriend of Scottsdale-based Medicis CEO Jonah Shacknai -- who was found bound, naked, and hanging by her neck at Shacknai's Coronado, California, mansion last week -- yesterday rejected the theory that she committed suicide ... More >>
Shaknai family.Max Shaknai, son of Medicis CEO Jonah Shacknai, was pronounced dead last week after a fall at his family's home.The son of Medicis Pharmaceutical CEO Jonah Shacknai was pronounced dead last week after suffering a fatal fall at Shacknai's Coronado, California mansion, the family ann ... More >>
Rebecca NalepaA photo has been released of the woman found dead at the home of Scottsdale-based Medicis executive Jonah Shacknai. The body of 32-year-old Rebecca Nalepa -- Shacknai's girlfriend -- was found in the courtyard of Shacknai's historic Coronado, California mansion with a rope aro ... More >>
We've spent all summer making ourselves drool over Chow Bella's 100 Favorite Dishes from across the Valley -- presented in no particular order, mind you -- all in anticipation of our blockbuster Best of Phoenix issue, out tomorrow. From burgers to bourekas to banana cream pie, there's ... More >>
Hungry yet? We're working up our appetites for our huge Best of Phoenix issue, out September 30, with daily servings of Chow Bella's 100 Favorite Dishes from across the Valley -- in no particular order Leave your suggestions for upcoming favorites in the comments section. Visit our siste ... More >>
After a weekend of private friends-and-family events, The Main Ingredient Ale House & Cafe finally opens its doors to the public tonight (2337 N. 7th St.) Owners Matt and Courtney Diamond have transformed the former Lisa G Cafe Wine Bar, which they purchased from Lisa Giungo back ... More >>
America's carne asada tacos: Finely chopped everything. By Jay Bennett My new favorite place to get a cheap, quick, but good lunch is America's Taco Shop, on Seventh Street north of McDowell. The new taquería, which has been open for about a month, joins a pretty amazing stretch along Seventh th ... More >>
Mosaic than you can shake a stick at
No more Mr. Nice Gardeners: The feathered fiend on Mayor Phil's idiot stammerings after the big undocumented-workers' march
Mexican fare reflects French flavors
Mexican films give new meaning to "cinema fare"
Neighbors fret over the fate of an elderly recluse who left without saying goodbye.
Years ago, a dispute over money and power split the Valley's Sikh community. Then one of their own was gunned down after September 11. Will the bloodshed be enough to put them back on the same path?
Lunch with singer-songwriter Jill Cohn is an unexpectedly happy affair
March 26-April 1, 1998
Epic-length Love! Valour! Compassion! proves too much of a good thing
Sacred Reich is back together and back in action--at the Mason Jar. Who says you can never hear that thrash music again?
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