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  • Blogs

    September 25, 2014

    Market Street Kitchen at DC Ranch Names New Chef

    When Market Street Kitchen opened in 2012, the owners tapped two of the Valley's best known and well-loved chefs to helm the kitchen: James Beard Award-winner Robert McGrath as executive chef and Matt Taylor as chef du cuisine. It seemed like the prefect recipe for success until, less than a year la ... More >>

  • Film

    August 28, 2014
  • Blogs

    December 17, 2013

    11 Metro Phoenix Restaurants Open on Christmas Day

    If you're already up to your ears with holiday stress from gift shopping, you can forget about planning an elaborate feast for your friends and family. Make reservations at one of the Valley's finest restaurants to enjoy a Christmas dinner with lots of love and laughter -- and less of hearing your r ... More >>

  • Film

    September 26, 2013
  • Blogs

    August 6, 2013

    Emby Alexander Talk New Video "Dressed Undressing" and Getting Signed in The UK

    Emby Alexander have had a pretty busy year. They released a self-titled EP in March, let Mandi Kimes (their backup vocalist) go, unveiled two music videos this summer and joined the roster of Bigo & Twigetti, a label in the UK. Their first single through the record company, "Dressed Undressing," is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2013

    12 Spots for BBQ, Beers, and More for Father's Day in Metro Phoenix

    Father's Day tends to pale in comparison to May's Mother's Day, but there's no reason not to go all-out for both -- especially if that means taking Dad to a metro Phoenix restaurant (or comedy club!) for beers, BBQ, and bar food. There's a lot to enjoy on Sunday, June 16 in the Phoenix area, includi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2013

    Rick Phillips of EATERAZ to Open Casual Restaurant with BBQ Component Moonshine -- and Guess Who's Consulting for Him?

    As the likable smart-ass behind the food scene blog EATERAZ and the guy who puts on both the Arizona Taco Festival and the Arizona BBQ Festival (all with considerable help from his equally likeable and possibly more smart-ass partner Dave Tyda), Rick Phillips is known for being a magazine publisher ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2013

    Ted's Hot Dogs in Tempe Now Offers Gluten-Free Buns. Rejoice!

    Ted's Hot Dogs in Tempe has reached near perfection. It now offers gluten-free buns. When I found out last week, it made me scream with joy, as in, "No way. NO WAY. Are you kidding? Oh, my God. Can we go there now?" We happened to be at brunch for my mother's birthday when my college-freshman son ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2013

    Matt Pool on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, His Last Meal on Earth, and What Most People Don't Know About Coffee

    This is part two of my interview with Matt Pool, owner of Matt's Big Breakfast and Giant Coffee. If you missed part one, where Pool explains what he learned from Chris Bianco and defends Phoenix as a food town, read it here. See also: -- Chris Bianco's Italian Restaurant Gets a Facelift and We've G ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2013

    Rocket Burger & Subs Offers Soda Heaven

    The Guilty Pleasure: The Wall of Soda Where to Get It: Rocket Burger & Subs, 35th Ave and Cactus Price: $1.99 (or $9.95 for a six-pack) 
What It Really Costs: Go ahead and schedule that dentist visit now. Everyone has their preferred bad-for-you vice. Some people can't live without a pack of smok ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2013

    The 5 Worst Valentine Cocktails of All Time

    Love is in the air -- and as with other airborne pathogens, you'd prefer to keep a safe distance. For the Hallmark haters and the Valentine adverse, Chow Bella has put together a list of the 5 least romantic cocktails around. Order one for yourself or send some over as a gritty gesture to the PDA co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2013

    SanTan Sex Panther: 60 Percent of the Time, It's Good Every Time

    Beer: Sex Panther Brewery: SanTan Brewing Co. Style: Porter ABV: 6.9 percent I don't know how no other brewery snatched up the name "Sex Panther" before SanTan did, but I'm ecstatic they all missed out, because now I get to pepper this review with Anchorman quotes. Thank you, other breweries' name ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2013

    Here Are the Songs They Play at a Middle School Dance

    [Editor's note: The following post by Houston writer and ESL teacher Shea Serrano was named the best blog post of the year in the first-ever Voice Media Group music writing awards. Originally published by our sister blog, West Coast Sound at L.A. Weekly, it's a hilarious real-time account of an afte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2012

    What's Your Biggest Holiday Cooking Screw-Up (And How Did You Fix It)?

    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.Holiday cooking catastrophes are nothing new, but ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 6, 2012
  • Blogs

    May 21, 2012

    Borderlands Noche Dulce

    Beer: Noche Dulce Brewery: Borderlands Brewing Co. Style: American porter ABV: 7.1 percent There's an old joke that says the best thing to ever come out of Tucson is the I-10. But, while hilarious, it's only mostly true. The craft beer revolution is sweeping over Tucson in a big way, and several ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2012

    Renegade Canteen Picks Up Former DeRuvo Sous Chef as Its New Executive Chef

    Since chef Robert McGrath called it quits last October, things have been rather quiet at Renegade Canteen, the upscale restaurant in North Scottsdale -- until now. Owners John Rosso and Steven Goodhue have selected Donald Fawcett as the establishment's new executive chef. Originally from the Midwes ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 19, 2012
  • Dining

    March 8, 2012
  • Blogs

    March 8, 2012

    Fuego Tacos Is Mostly Medicore, But a Few Dishes Inspire Hope

    Fuego Tacos is one of the last restaurants standing at the Camelback Esplanade -- at least for now. Flavorwise, this casual spinoff to Fuego Bistro, the tiny Latin-inspired eatery in north Central Phoenix, is a far cry from its sister restaurant. But that doesn't mean one can't find a few dishes th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2011

    Death Row `Last Meals' May Becoming Thing of The Past (Not Executions)

    We wrote a little story back for this paper in the Dark Ages (before, yikes, the Internet!) about the last meals that Arizona's death row inmates order in advance should their time ever come.   This pup was not eaten by a death row inmate. ​It was kind of a humorous piece that f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    Brian Ramsay at Murphy's Law

    Zach Fowle​The tender: Brian Ramsay The bar: Murphy's Law (58 S. San Marcos Place, Chandler, 480-812-1588) The pedigree: Ramsay started young, barbacking at Native New Yorker at the tender age of 15. After a short stint in the military (dude did aviation ordinance during Desert Storm) he returned ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2011

    Naked Pizza Comes to Phoenix

    Inside the new Naked Pizza in Goodyear. Ever since filmmaker Morgan Spurlock gained 25 pounds in one month by eating McDonald's grub for his documentary Super Size Me, the public eye has scrutinized fast food's contribution to the American obesity epidemic.  Obama's 2010 legislatio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    Free Ice Cream at TEXAZ Grill This Thursday

    Who can say no to free ice cream?​We're always on the lookout for good deals here at Chow Bella. It's not just about the economy. Everyone's on a budget -- in good times and in bad -- and better deals means more opportunities to sample some of the local cuisine and libations to be had around town. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    The Password to TEXAZ Grill's Secret Dessert

      Courtesy of TEXAZ Grill The not-so-secret ingredients in TEXAZ Grill's mystery dessert.​Cluttered with old license plates, ball caps and business cards tacked to the ceiling, TEXAZ Grill is the town's finest redneck watering hole. But underneath the award-winning chicken fried steak ... More >>

  • Culture

    November 4, 2010
  • Blogs

    June 14, 2010

    Now Open in North Scottsdale: Renegade Canteen

    ​Multiple delays and a big-name chef have made Renegade Canteen one of this year's most highly anticipated restaurant debuts, and now tonight's the night when fans of chef Robert McGrath can once again get their fill of his distinctive American Western cooking. The James Beard Award wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2010

    Newsflash: You Have to Be Bitchy to Make it in Beverly Hills, in this week's "TV Dinner"

    If TV has taught us anything about Beverly Hills, it's that it's full of super-rich, catty a-holes who are beautiful, own Chihuahuas, and are anti-Clampett. For once, can't somebody tell these folks where they can stick their Chanel? Hey, maybe someone on Food Network's new scripted reality show, P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2010

    Excess Redefined With Axl Rose

    ​Axl Rose's latest incarnation of Guns N' Roses, Chinese Democracy,  took over 17 years to complete which quite possibly made it the most anticipated album of the past two decades. You may remember that the folks at Dr. Pepper were so excited and skeptical about its release that th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2009

    Chef Talk: Joshua Riesner, Atlas Bistro

    Cooking is all about the rock 'n roll lifestyle for chef Joshua Riesner. He stays up late, wakes up at noon and sometimes gets to enjoy a drink before Atlas Bistro opens.  His menu is based on whatever he has in stock for the day, and he enjoys the freedom to make a different delicacy each ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 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: Monday Night Martha: Dr Pepper Brownies Closed for Business: Coffee Plantatio ... More >>

  • Culture

    June 4, 2009
  • Blogs

    June 1, 2009

    Monday Night Martha: Dr Pepper Brownies

    We must be craving sweets these days because we just realized we've cooked two chocolate dishes back to back. Ah well. What can you do. It's fun to cook with soda pop because you feel like you're breaking some unspoken rule of the kitchen. There are actually dozens of recipes that use Dr Pepper, inc ... More >>

  • Culture

    December 25, 2008
  • Culture

    December 18, 2008
  • Music

    December 18, 2008
  • Blogs

    November 23, 2008

    Why I Was The Last Man In America To Hear Chinese Democracy

    By Martin Cizmar I very well may be the last man in American to hear Chinese Democracy. Almost certainly, I was the last music critic, and among last Guns n' Roses fans. Honestly, though, as bad as I wanted to hear it, I couldn't bring myself to log on to MySpace to hear the record I've been waitin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2008

    Gross Out: Old Goulash at Black Forest Mill German Restaurant

    by Amy Silverman The other day, I got upset with my mother because I found a can of diet Dr. Pepper in her fridge that had expired in 2005. "Look," she said. "Your father and I grew up in the bomb shelter era -- you know, back in the day when you took cans of food and stored them there for years. ... More >>

  • News

    February 15, 2007

    Burn, Baby, Burn!

    Butch-lesbian nativist Laine Lawless loves incinerating Mexico's flag. Is she a dangerous wacko or a proud patriot?

  • Film

    July 28, 2005

    Special Ed

    Super-empowerment for teens

  • News

    April 7, 2005

    Behind the Green Door

    Kreme and Jett court madness, drunkenness and death runnin' after absinthe's La Fée Verte.

  • Dining

    February 26, 2004


    Finally, a restaurant that actually cooks up to its reputation

  • Film

    February 5, 2004

    Gettin' Windy in the City

    The Chicago clip crew gleefully gabs on in Barbershop 2

  • News

    October 23, 2003


    This place is cat show, art show, David Lynch film and Christopher Guest mockumentary

  • News

    June 13, 2002

    Sacred Orgasm

    The followers of Harley Swift Deer Reagan call him a lot of things – a sex guru, a shaman, a Cherokee, a patriot. His critics have more colorful names for him.

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 20, 2001

    Best Soft Drink Selection

    Pop the Soda Shop

  • Music

    September 20, 2001

    Tasty Treat

    The Disco Biscuits give fans of electro-jam fusion something to snack on

  • Culture

    May 31, 2001

    Skip It

    Why the best teen movie of the year, based on a beloved novel, won't be in theaters

  • Music

    September 7, 2000

    Master of Puppets

    Curt Kirkwood is the heart, soul and everything else of the Meat Puppets, no matter who's in the band

  • News

    June 17, 1999

    Knight Watchman

    Security guard Shaun is armed and ready for trouble at a Van Buren Circle K

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