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Dave Johnson

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2013

    5 Things To Eat And Drink This Week in Metro Phoenix

    Just because the weekend is over doesn't mean you have to starve. This week has plenty to offer food lovers and beer drinkers all over the Valley. "Brews & Banter" Craft Beer Dinner This Tuesday, July 30 The Arrogant Butcher at Cityscape in Downtown Phoenix is celebrating the craft beers of Mothe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2013

    Praying Monk Starts "Summer School" for Beer, Offering Four Classes Taught by Beverage Expert and New GM Dave Johnson

    When Davanti Enoteca closed its doors a few weeks ago, long-time wine sommelier and beverage guru Dave Johnson was put out of work -- but he's found a soft place to land. And he's not wasting any time at his new gig as GM and Director of All Things Beverage at Aaron May's Praying Monk. See also: - ... More >>

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    January 17, 2013

    AZ Cocktail Week Kicks Off Feb. 16: Expect a Carnival, Competition and Seminars. Better Line Up a Designated Driver.

    As a card-carrying member of the cocktail cognoscenti, you'll want to know about this: Arizona's second annual AZ Cocktail Week is coming -- Saturday, February 16 through Friday, February 22 -- and it promises to be an altogether intoxicating mix of festivities this year. See also: -- 3 Hot (Liter ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2013

    The Herb Box and Gertrude's at DBG Beta Test WineQuest Mobile, a New iPhone App For Selecting Wine

    Unless you're a wine wonk like Mark Tarbell, Peter Kasperski, Amy Binkley or Dave Johnson, you probably find reading a multi-page wine list and making a smart selection intimidating. Too many wines to choose from and way too much terminology and lore to master. So you take a shot in the dark, shell ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    October 28, 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

    October 24, 2012

    Sommelier Dave Johnson Suggests Wines to Drink with Your Halloween Candy

    So, you're hosting a Halloween party. Worried your wine selection might conflict with, say, the appearance of supermarket cupcakes? Or a bag of fun-sized Snickers? We've got you covered. After a conversation with sommelier David Johnson of Davanti Enoteca we feel better about recommending the follow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2012

    Meet-and-Greet (and Booze with) Favorite Local Chefs at Dine Out with The Chefs This Weekend

    The world of food doesn't get more boozy and schmoozy than Dine Out With the Chefs and if your social calendar is looking a little bare the good news is the once a year event is just around the corner. From 3 to 5 p.m. this Sunday, September 7, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts will become a ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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

    Davanti Enoteca: Believe the Buzz; It's Sensational

    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

    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 13, 2012

    11: Chrysa Robertson

    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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    July 26, 2012

    Wine Somm Dave Johnson Takes Managerial Position at Davanti Enoteca and Ponders the Demise of the Sommelier

    See also: Chef Pete DeRuvo to Head Kitchen at New Davanti Enoteca Add another familiar name to the talented line-up who'll be working at Davanti Enoteca, slated to open in early August. Wine sommelier Dave Johnson -- best known for his stints at Atlas Bistro and the defunct Sol y Sombra -- will be ... More >>

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    October 18, 2011

    Sunday Night's Goat Tour at The Accidental Yard, Revisited

    Heather Gill Photography​Sunday night's Stephanie Izard (and Guests) Goat Tour dinner was a convergence of new and cool projects all gathered together under white lights strung above the grass carpeted courtyard of Joe Garcia's soon-to-be-built-out The Accidental Yard in Old Town Scottsdale. ... More >>

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    October 12, 2011

    Stephanie Izard's Goat Tour: Scottsdale Tickets Still Available

    Huge Galdones (http://galdonesphotography.com/)​Hey Phoenix, are you excited that quasi-local majorly-talented national celeb chef Stephanie Izard is coming to town this weekend? We are. We bet her parents are, too -- they live in Scottsdale. Izard's been absolutely rockin' the the foodosphe ... More >>

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    September 28, 2011

    Chris Lee Would Kill for a Kappou Gomi Restaurant in Arizona, Stuffed Pumpkin Recipe, Alka-Seltzer's Importance in Wine Production, and Junk Food Betty Reviews Canadian Candy

    A round-up of tasty morsels from Valley food blogs. Chris LeeUnagi sunomono, complete with square sheet of gelee.​ We love it when we hear people get so completely excited about something -- especially food. The enthusiasm alone will motive us to try anything. If Valley food lover Chris Lee's me ... More >>

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    September 21, 2011

    Stephanie Izard's Goat Tour 2011 Stops in Scottsdale October 15 and 16

    ​Phoenix (or Scottsdale, rather) is getting some love in Stephanie Izard's "Goat Tour" benefiting Share Our Strength. Izard's taking a trip around the country visiting with some of the chef's she's met over the years to kick it in the kitchen as well as promote her snazzy new book titled The G ... More >>

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    June 16, 2011

    Arizona Vanilla, Dairy Camp, Blogging In Spanish, "Old" Restaurants, and The Breadfruit's New Rum Bar

    A round-up of tasty morsels from Valley food blogs. Dine Out Phoenix Vanilla beans, Simply Vanilla cookbook, and sweet syrups at Arizona Vanilla Company​Dine Out Phoenix reminded us of the Mesa-based food company Arizona Vanilla Company. The part that hooked us: "Arizona Vanilla offers extr ... More >>

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    August 5, 2010
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    June 26, 2009

    Behind the Bar: The Red Wax & Sand at Sol y Sombra

    Lauren Gilger A Red Wax & Sand on the bar at Sol y Sombra. "It's not just about vodka and Red Bull" any more, according to Dave Johnson, sommelier at Sol y Sombra. The emergent cocktail culture that's dominating the bar scene today, he says, goes back beyond Prohibition, to the Gilded an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2009

    Behind the Bar: Dave Johnson at Sol y Sombra

    Lauren Gilger Dave Johnson behind the bar at Sol y Sombra.In case you were wondering: Gin was the first flavored vodka; the word "sommelier" originally meant "keeper of pack animals;" and organic spirits will be the next big wave in designer drinks. Oh, and Grey Goose is not any better than a ... More >>

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    June 8, 2009

    Last Night: Skyy Vodka Bar Chef Competition

    Last night, a dozen local bartenders gathered at Scottsdale's fashion-forward CANAL restaurant for an Iron Chef style competition which tested their cocktail making prowess. A few of the culinary scene's big names were also there, including James Tapino and emcee Dave Johnson, head of the wi ... More >>

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    January 4, 2007
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    December 21, 2006

    Rage Against His Bowling Shirts

    A former moveon.org vol shows up wearing slogans deemed anti-American and is forced to move on from his bowling team and alley

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    November 30, 1995
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