Cullen Campbell

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    October 7, 2014

    Jeff Kraus Kicks off Crudo's Blank Space Series with Exquisite Plating and, Of Course, Coffee

    A trip to Crepe Bar, chef Jeff Kraus' home turf, will likely yield inventive small plates for your table, so it was hard not to leap at the chance to see his creative mind unleashed in Crudo for the one night, no-holds-barred culinary adventure known as the Blank Space dinner. In fact, we weren't th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2014

    10 Best Things I Ate and Drank in September

    Last month we released Best of Phoenix 2014, recognizing some of the best restaurants and bars in the Valley. Many of the most memorable things I ate and drank in September come from places included in the Food & Drink section of the issue though some dishes are from new spots around town. I hope y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2014

    James Beard Foundation's Taste America Comes to Phoenix Next Week -- Here's the Menu

    Next week seven of the Valley's best chefs will come together for a dinner event that's sure to have any food lover brimming with joy. Chefs Silvana Salcida Esparza, Paul McCabe, Charleen Badman, Josh Hebert, Cullen Campbell, Gio Osso, and Kevin Binkley will be joined by chef Sherry Yard of Helms Ba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2014

    Clever Koi's Fourth Day Off Dinner Melds Asian with Italian with Crudo in the Kitchen

    Every last Sunday of the month, Clever Koi invites another restaurant's team into the kitchen to join forces to create one five course meal. Crudo was the fourth restaurant to do a Day Off Dinner at Clever Koi, joining Welcome Diner, Crepe Bar, and Brat Haus. With a packed house, the kitchen sent ou ... More >>

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    August 28, 2014
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    August 11, 2014

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

    Bink's Scottsdale Wednesday, August 13 On Wednesday James Beard Award-nominated chef Kevin Binkley will team up with winemaker Sam Pillsbury for a four-course wine-paired dinner at Bink's Scottsdale. The menu includes inventive summer dishes such as lobster with avocado, melon, extra virgin olive o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2014

    The 7 Chef Pig Out at The Gladly Lived Up to Its Name

    Before you could even step inside The Gladly Sunday, you could smell the salty, smoky aromas of pork wafting through the air. But that will tend to happen when seven of the Valley's best chefs team up to create an eleven-dish, pork-centric supper. With the help of Tender Belly, which provided all ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2014

    5 Best Restaurants in Arcadia Right Now

    There are plenty of reasons for food lovers to like the Arcadia neighborhood -- the central location, the ranch-style homes, the plentiful citrus trees, and of course, the plethora of dining and drinking options. There's no shortage of places to grab a bite or a cocktail in this Phoenix neighborho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2014

    Arizona Restaurant Association Announces the 2014 Finalists for the Foodist Awards

    With all these awards flying around this week, it's getting hard to keep it all straight. So here's a refresher: The Arizona Restaurant Association created the Foodist Awards last year to celebrate "the most amazing tastes, faces and places in Arizona food and beverage." Last year, the list of fin ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 9, 2014
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    December 17, 2013

    Cullen Campbell of Crudo on Crispy Pig Ears and Being a Restaurant for Foodies

    This is the second part of our interview with Chef Cullen Campbell of Crudo in Phoenix. Today we're picking up where we left of yesterday, when he told us all the work that went into his experience cooking dinner and the James Beard House in New York City. Despite hours of prepping -- in two differe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2013

    Crudo in Phoenix Rolling Out Brunch this Sunday

    The Valley has plenty of joints offering familiar brunch dishes like pancakes and omelets. But the newest spot for one of our most favorite weekend indulgences has neither -- nor would you expect it to. Crudo, chef Cullen Campbell's home of modern Italian food in Phoenix, has announced it will star ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2013

    Gelato Spot Local Chef Competition: And the Winner Is...

    This summer, local frozen confection fave Gelato Spot has been hosting its 1st Annual Local Chef Flavor Competition, inviting restaurant professionals in the Phoenix metro area to create something that captures their culinary point of view. Twelve chefs were split into three groups and battled head- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2013

    Lisa G. Fundraiser, Brazilian Day, and More This Weekend In Metro Phoenix

    Looking for something to put in your mouth this weekend? Here are a few things we have on our plate including a fundraiser for food community member Lisa Guingo, who recently was diagnosed with lung cancer, and a Greek cooking class with Denise Clayton of Denise Is Cooking. Don't forget this weekend ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2013

    5 Things To Eat and Drink This Week in Metro Phoenix

    Micah's Menu at Bar Crudo Tuesday, September 3 This Tuesday Phoenix's New American eatery Crudo is launching a daily cocktail-paired menu created by chef/owner Cullen Campbell and mixologist/owner Micah Olson. Every day the duo will craft a new three-course dinner with cocktail pairings that will b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2013

    5 Things To Eat and Drink This Weekend in Metro Phoenix

    Looking for something to put in your mouth this weekend? We've got you covered. Check out what's on our plate. Half Off Dinner Menu at Crudo On Saturday, June 29 Crudo is clearing the fridge before the staff and chef Cullen Campbell take their summer hiatus. (The restaurant will be closed from Ju ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2013

    12 AZ Chefs Create Limited Edition Flavors for The Gelato Spot

    There's no better way to cool off in the uber-hot Arizona climate than by eating an ice cold treat like gelato. This summer there's even more to love about frozen confections because 12 local chefs have created exclusive flavors for The Gelato Spot. Starting Monday, all five locations will begin ser ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2013

    Kelly Fletcher of House of Tricks on Lori Hashimoto, the Boys at Citizen, and the Next Big Thing

    Kelly Fletcher House of Tricks 114 E. Seventh Street, Tempe 480-968-1114, See also: -- House of Tricks: Happy Hour Report Card -- Quiessence Chef Greg LaPrad Leaving the Farm at South Mountain for Sonoita This is part one of my interview with Kelly Fletcher, executive chef at Ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2013

    Cullen Campbell's Crudo to Host a Late-Night Pop-Up Pizza Party

    He may be cooking at the James Beard Award House in April, but Cullen Campbell, chef-owner of Crudo, his modern Italian restaurant in East Phoenix, still likes to party -- pizza party, that is. See also: - Crudo Chef Cullen Campbell Invited to Cook at the James Beard House - 11 Best Pizza Spots in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2013

    Crudo Chef Cullen Campbell Invited to Cook at the James Beard House

    With the Oscars right around the corner, it seems fitting that chef Cullen Campbell of Crudo, his home of expertly crafted modern Italian fare in Phoenix, would be called upon by a foundation whose awards are known as the Oscars of the food world. See also: - Best Move 2012 - Crudo - Cullen Campbel ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 3, 2013
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    December 24, 2012

    The 10 Best Things I Ate in 2012

    As 2012 comes to a close, it's time to look back on some of the most all-around stellar meals I had the pleasure of consuming in the Valley. See also: - 9 Best New Restaurants of 2012 in Greater Phoenix - 10 (Okay, 11) Best First Tastes of 2012 in Greater Phoenix From the fancy to the more famili ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2012

    9 Best New Restaurants of 2012 in Greater Phoenix

    This year, the variety of new restaurants in the Valley has more breadth and depth than ever before: comfort-food-meets-gourmet in Scottsdale; artisan pizzas by a legendary baker in Central Phoenix; and knockout Italian eats in east Mesa. When I made this list, I wanted a selection of restaurants ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2012

    Cullen Campbell Dishes on the Food Network Star That Pumped Him Up and His Favorite Local Dishes

    This is part two of my interview with Cullen Campbell, chef-owner of Crudo. If you missed part one, where Campbell dishes about the catch-phrase he thinks is pointless and explains how he under-estimated his customers. See also: -- Pete DeRuvo Dishes on the Phenomenal Chef Phoenix Lost to NYC and ... More >>

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    October 1, 2012

    Cullen Campbell Dishes on the Stupidity of a Certain Catch-Phrase and Shares His Feelings about Skinny Jeans

    Cullen Campbell Crudo 3603 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix 602-358-8666 www.crudoaz. com See also: -- Crudo at New Location: Get. In. The. Car. -- Small-Batch Spirits Dazzle at Micah Olson's Bar Crudo This is part one of my interview with Cullen Campbell, chef-owner of Crudo. Come back on Tuesday ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2012

    How Does a Server Decide Who Gets The Check?

    Welcome to Chow Bella's Bites & Dishes, where Valley chefs and restaurateurs respond to a question New Times food critic Laura Hahnefeld has on her mind. Have a question you'd like to ask? E-mail Miss a question? Go here. Cullen Campbell, Chef and Owner, Crudo We alwa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2012

    Crudo Debuts $20 Three-Course Chef's Choice Dinner For Summer

    See also: Crudo at New Location: Get. In. The. Car. If you haven't yet treated yourself to an evening at Crudo, chef Cullen Campbell's relocated comfortable and contemporary restaurant of raw seafood, handmade pasta dishes, and killer drinks by cocktail artist and sommelier, Micah Olson (Merc Bar) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2012

    Crudo's Pig Ears: Way Too Freaking Amazing For Your Dog

    Most of us think of pig ears as leathery chewables for the dog, not something we'd ever dream of eating ourselves. But they're showing up on local menus as bar snacks, and you know what? They're fantastic. At Crudo, chef Cullen Campbell turns pig ears into crunchy strips of such addictive porkali ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2012

    86: Cullen Campbell

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2012

    Crudo at New Location: Get. In. The. Car.

    When a new spot opens in town, we can't wait to check it out -- and let you know our initial impressions, share a few photos, and dish about some menu items. First Taste, as the name implies, is not a full-blown review, but instead a peek inside restaurants that have just opened, sampling a few item ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2012

    Crudo Bar Now Open, Featuring New Happy Hour and Signature Cocktails

    Since it opened earlier this month, Crudo, chef Cullen Campbell's establishment serving inventive raw seafood, handmade pasta dishes, and signature mozzarella, has been waiting on the completion of its bar area to give guests the total restaurant package. But starting today, Crudo fans wanting a li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2012

    New Crudo to Open Tomorrow

    As the saying goes, good things come to those who wait. Since he was kicked out of his old location in Scottsdale last July, Cullen Campbell, owner and chef of Crudo, has been working on his new Phoenix location at 3603 East Indian School Road (Indian School and 36th Street) since November. And tom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2012

    Chef Cullen Campbell Picks Up Sommelier and Cocktail Artist Micah Olson for New Crudo Bar

    Micah Olson at former employer, Jade Bar.​If the popularity of last Saturday's pop-up dinner inside chef Cullen Campbell's soon-to-open new Crudo location still leaves doubts as to his new restaurant's appeal, Campbell has created additional excitement with the recent hiring of the bar's owner ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2011

    Chef Cullen Campbell Finds New Home for Crudo at Former Backstreet Wine Salon

    There's work to be done, but Campbell loves the new space.​Chef Cullen Campbell​Chef Cullen Campbell, owner and chef of Crudo, has been restaurant-less since July, when he was forced out of the Steven Paul Salon where Crudo made its home on the patio and in-house cafe. Since then, he's b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2011

    Crudo Chef Cullen Campbell To Pop Up at Scottsdale Bungalow Boutique

    To describe chef Cullen Campbell, owner and chef of the Italian-inspired Crudo, as restless would be an understatement. Still working on securing a new home for Crudo (rumored to be in Arcadia) since being kicked out of his Scottsdale location in July, Cullen has kept busy with pop-ups at Posh and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2011

    Josh Hebert (Posh), Cullen Campbell (Crudo), and Kelly Fletcher (House of Tricks) Team Up for a Seven Deadly Sins Dinner

    Marta Dahlig​Holy hellfire, this looks like a sinfully good time. On Monday, July 18, at Scottsdale's Posh, chef Josh Hebert, owner, will be teaming up with Kelly Fletcher from House of Tricks and Cullen Campbell of Crudo (who's in the process of moving his restaurant to another location) for ... More >>

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    June 30, 2011

    Crudo Chef Cullen Campbell Talks About Leaving Steven Paul Salon, Possible New Locations, and a Crazy Take on Moons Over My Hammy

    Scottsdale Culinary Festival​Two weeks ago, Cullen Campbell -- owner and chef of Crudo, the quirky Scottsdale eatery that is home to inventive raw seafood dishes and handmade pasta -- received some heart-stopping news. The folks at the Steven Paul Salon, where Crudo makes its home on th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2011

    Crudo's Brandon Crouser Heads to Avalon

    ​After a year and a half of working at Crudo, the quirky Old Town eatery-within-a-salon that he founded with his friend and co-chef Cullen Campbell, chef Brandon Crouser has left the restaurant to take the executive chef position at Avalon, in South Scottsdale. He started the new gig a w ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 10, 2010
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    May 11, 2010

    Crudo Brings in Fish From Japan

    Brandon Crouser (pictured) and Cullen Campbell are turning Japanese at Crudo.​It's really not hard to get my attention. Just say the secret word: Japan. The other secret word? Seafood.That's how the guys from Crudo caught my eye this morning, in a newsy little email sent to local media types. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2010

    Meat Up at This Weekend's AZ BBQ Festival

    ​I doubt the AZ BBQ Festival will be a one-off event. Those guys over at the EaterAZ blog, Rick Phillips and Dave Tyda, have done a bang-up job with organizing and promoting their brand-new culinary festival, which takes place this weekend at the Scottsdale Waterfront. I drove ... More >>

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    January 26, 2010

    Stealthy Table Unveils Debut Menu

    The James Bond theme song is playing in my head as I type this.I just got a look at the complete menu for Stealthy Table's inaugural covert dining event -- "My Bloody Valentine," scheduled for V-Day, of course -- and it's looking mighty fine. Pork belly? Cocoa nib-crusted short rib? Meatballs? Choco ... More >>

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    January 6, 2010

    St. Francis, Crudo Cafe Expand Service

    ​Do you ever get a midday craving for a restaurant that's only open evenings? Or a nighttime urge to eat at a favorite lunch spot? Two new-ish local restaurants have just expanded their hours. For the past four months, chef-owner Aaron Chamberlin has been sticking to dinner-only service at ... More >>

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    December 4, 2009

    Crudo Cafe Readies to Launch Dinner Menu

    ​It's been two months and change since the adventurous Crudo Cafe opened inside Scottsdale's Steven Paul Salon at 7035 E. 3rd Ave. in Old Town Scottsdale. The tiny eatery has been serving breakfast and lunch, and now chefs Cullen Campbell of the now defunct Fine's Cellar and Brandon ... More >>

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    September 11, 2009

    New in Scottsdale: Crudo Cafe

    There's a new breakfast and lunch option in Old Town Scottsdale. And soon, it will be a dinner destination, too. ​After this summer's unfortunate demise of Fine's Cellar, chef Cullen Campbell teamed up with his good friend, chef Brandon Crouser, formerly of Atlas Bistro, to open Crudo Cafe, l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2009

    This Week In Chow Bella

    Another week has come and gone leaving us to ponder the upcoming events that will shape our lives and, more importantly, our dinners out. But before we move on, let's have one last look at the blog posts from this week: Now Open: The Parlor Fine's Cellar Closes Over the Weekend Chefs Cullen Camp ... More >>

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    May 27, 2009

    Chefs Cullen Campbell and Brandon Crouser Plan New Restaurant

    This afternoon, I finally got some time to catch up with chef Cullen Campbell in the wake of Fine's Cellar's recent closing, and he says he's really upset about it. "It was pretty much the economy, and with the way things have going, the investors didn't want to put more money into it," he tell ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2009

    Wednesdays: Chef's Table Dinners at Fine's Cellar

    To be sure, every visit to Fine's Cellar ends up an impromptu wine dinner, but every Wednesday this month, the Old Town Scottsdale restaurant is doing something extra special: Chef's Table dinners. Executive chef Cullen Campbell creates four courses tailored to each week's featu ... More >>

  • News

    July 27, 2006

    Think Pink

    The Kreme crew kicks it at Camus, soaking up all the chill creativity of a Pink Sunday night

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    November 17, 2005

    Funktified Friday

    Jett gets sprung on a dope local chef, and Kreme sips Hennessey with E.T. at StraightNoChaser

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