Southwesterners often pride themselves on their knowledge of Latin American food, mostly focusing on the all-encompassing "Mexican" description. Well, it is time to broaden our horizons, people! Move on down toward El Salvador and discover possibly the most delectable and perfect combination of the ... More >>
You submitted nominations for awards given to the Valley's emerging creatives and the results are in. Introducing our Big Brain 2013 Finalists.
Leading up to the Big Brain Award awards announcement and celebration on April 27, Chow Bella and Jackalope Ranch will introduce the finalists.
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As the chefs competing in Smeeks and Chow Bella's fourth annual Caramelpalooza -- coming 7 p.m. Friday, April 5, at UNION -- get out the candy thermometers, we've got our pens ready to introduce you to the faces behind the caramel.
In the kitchen, Goodytwo's Stacey Barnes and Donna Hansen make the ... More >>
For many, hearing the news that there is traditional comida Dominicana in the Valley is a lot like seeing a shirtless Bradley Cooper in a spin class: There is squealing and some people may accidentally hurt themselves from the excitement.
See also: Speakeasy Saloon & Grill Opens in Chandler and Tem ... More >>
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Yesterday we started talking to Anthony Redendo of Sofrita and Redendo's Pizzeria about some of what has brought him success in the restaurant industry. Today the chef/owner/teacher gives us some common sense advice that works in any environment.
Redendo, who is an a ... More >>
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Gilbert resident Andrea Salt with Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek.
Despite criticism of the Valley's educational system and its students, a girl from a Metro Phoenix school landed a pretty cerebral gig. Andrea Salt, 12, of Gilbert was one of 15 k ... More >>
Stacy Phipps and his mother in the Smokehouse kitchen. Yesterday we sat down with Stacy Phipps of Stacy's Smokehouse. Today, the conversation continues. Want to hear more about Stacy's favorite kitchen tool and what's next? Read on.Where does your culinary inspiration come fr ... More >>
This just in from the City of Phoenix -- Frank Fairbanks, who has been City Manager for nearly 20 years, is retiring.
The country's fifth-largest city will begin a nationwide search for his replacement.
The city put out a long news release about this notable change in administration:
Longtime ... More >>
Eccentric swimmer Gary Hall Jr. of Phoenix heads into the Olympic trials, hoping to win a place on a historic medley relay in Sydney. In this potential scenario, he would join an eclectic mix of likely and long-shot compatriots.