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Dwayne Allen

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2013

    $150 Daiquiri at The Breadfruit in Downtown Phoenix Makes CNN's List of America's Most Expensive Cocktails

    For many of us, forking out $15 for a cocktail is enough to make us wince, but for those with ATMs in their kitchens and doormen for their luxury underground doomsday condos, pricey pours that add a Ben Franklin or two to the total are just another day at the bar. See also: - Co-Founder of Arizona ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2013

    11 Metro Phoenix Couples We'd Rather Watch Run a Restaurant Than Amy and Samy

    The horror of -- and fascination with -- the Amy and Samy Show may have been seeing people's obvious dysfunction laid bare. That's why we love reality TV. It lets us feel superior. And boy did we ever, watching that train wreck. Here were two people who seemed to love each other but obviously had no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2013

    Breadfruit in Downtown Phoenix to Celebrate Fifth Anniversary on May 16

    We kind of can't believe it's already been half a decade since the Jamacian restaurant The Breadfruit opened in downtown Phoenix. See also: - Cheuvront Restaurant in Phoenix to Close at the End of May - Dwayne Allen of Rum Bar Gives a Tasty Tutorial on Rum To thank customers for the years of loy ... More >>

  • Culture

    February 28, 2013
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    February 12, 2013

    Charlotte Voisey: On Molecular Mixology and Being a Bartender

    Chef Salad takes a detour this week and next, interviewing four of the country's leading beverage industry experts, all of them speakers at upcoming seminars held at the Hotel Valley Ho for the second annual Arizona Cocktail Week, February 16-22. See also: --6 Don't Miss Events During AZ Cocktail ... 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 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 10, 2013

    Dwayne Allen of Rum Bar Gives a Tasty Tutorial on Rum

    If you've ever been inclined to dismiss rum as a legitimate spirit because of slushy vats of hot pink strawberry daiquiris, flaming tiki drinks or frat boys chugging Bacardi and Coke, hang on one little minute. Dwayne Allen, who co-owns The Breadfruit and Rum Bar with his partner Danielle Leoni, is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2012

    8 Tips on Mixing the Perfect Cocktail from 4 Local Mixologists

    What does the cocktail enthusiast with no bartending experience need to know to make an awesome craft cocktail? Lynne Rossetto Kasper -- the sonorous talk show host of NPR's The Splendid Table asked that question of four of the Valley's top mixologists at the Hotel Palomar last weekend, and she got ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2012

    The Splendid Table's Lynne Rossetto Kasper Joins Valley's Top Mixologists for Cocktail Tasting

    Fans of the American Public Media program The Splendid Table (which airs every Sunday on KJZZ) and its host, Lynne Rossetto Kasper, won't want to miss spending an evening -- and sharing a cocktail -- with the American radio journalist and food writer when she comes to the Valley. See also: Tastema ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2012
  • Blogs

    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 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 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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2012

    12: Dave Johnson

    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 11, 2012

    13: Michael Brown

    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 10, 2012

    14: Josh Hebert

    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 7, 2012

    15: Jim Cerreta Sr.

    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 6, 2012

    16: Bernie Kantak

    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 5, 2012

    17: Bryan Dooley

    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

    August 31, 2012

    19: Eliot Wexler

    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

    August 29, 2012

    21: Peter DeRuvo

    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

    August 28, 2012

    22: Claudio Urciuoli

    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

    August 24, 2012

    24: Jeff Zimmerman

    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

    August 22, 2012

    26: Korina Adkins

    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

    August 21, 2012

    27: Daniel Wayne

    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

    August 20, 2012

    28: Clint Spotleson

    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

    August 17, 2012

    29: Jason Alford

    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

    August 16, 2012

    30: Travis Nass

    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

    August 15, 2012

    31: Tim Wilson

    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

    August 13, 2012

    33: Victoria Chavez

    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

    August 10, 2012

    34: Pamela Hamilton

    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

    August 9, 2012

    35: Jason Asher

    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

    July 21, 2012

    Chow Bella's Top 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

    July 18, 2012

    The Breadfruit's Dwayne Allen Takes Some of the Mystery Out of Food Network's Mystery Diners

    See also: Local Restaurants Featured on Mystery Diners See also: Phoenix Area Restaurants Featured on Mystery Diners Find a Mixed Bag of Reactions See also: Kim Brennan of Big Earl's Greasy Eats Pushes Back Against Cave Creek Conservative Columnist, Defends Mystery Diners Episode and Plans White Tra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2012

    Rum Bar Launches A-RUM-a-Therapy Social Hour: $5 Rum Punch to Cure All Y'all's Ills

    Dwayne Allen and Danielle Leoni bring a taste of the Caribbean to downtown Phoenix via The Breadfruit and Rum Bar -- the one a cheery Jamaican restaurant and the other a cozy hideaway featuring more than 100 brands of premium rum. Now that summer is in full swing, the two have decided customers need ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2012

    Rum Bar's Pilfered Lemon Blossom Tincture: The End Definitely Justifies the Means

    Spring is fast becoming a distant memory, but Dwayne Allen and Danielle Leoni of The Breadfruit and Rum Bar captured a lovely bit of it and stuck it in a jar. About two months back, they found a lemon tree loaded with blossoms (more on that momentarily). What they eventually created, with help fro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2012

    Three Ignite Phoenix Videos That Rocked Our World

    The presentations from the first Ignite Food are now online for your viewing pleasure. There are 18 in total; we've pulled three of our favorites. Ignite Phoenix is like our own hometown TED talks. A diverse range of speakers are given five minutes to make an "elevator pitch" for something they ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2012

    Chefs Charleen Badman, Justin Beckett, and More to Present at Ignite Food

    After over a month's worth of submissions, Ignite Food, founder Jeff Moriarty's spinoff idea of Ignite Phoenix, has announced its lineup of presenters -- each of whom will have five minutes to speak on a food- or drink-related topic. Headed up by customer relationship management consultant and food ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2012

    Chef Danielle Leoni of The Breadfruit

    ​In many ways the exterior of The Breadfruit -- tucked away on a quiet street and so unassuming that even walking right by, it could still go overlooked -- reflects the amiable persona of its unpretentious chef. We met with Chef Danielle Leoni this week to get to know the woman churning out some ... More >>

  • Culture

    March 3, 2011
  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    New in CenPho: Rum Bar at The Breadfruit

    ​Dwayne Allen and Danielle Leoni, the folks behind cheerful Jamaican restaurant The Breadfruit, just opened Rum Bar in the space next door to the restaurant, serving nearly 70 kinds of premium rum, from smooth, young spirits to exquisite aged reserve varieties. There are also several kin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2009

    This Just In: Chef Line-Up for West of Western

    Wasn't it just New Year's Eve? Weren't we just shivering in our sweaters and jackets? All of a sudden it's March, and it feels like summer's right around the corner. No complaints from me, buddy. I love this time of year, not only because of the balmy weather, but because there's so much to do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2009

    Veggie Boy: The Breadfruit

    The Breadfruit's "Vegan Special" will be Jamaican your mouth water.The Valley isn't exactly known for its Jamaican culture.Truth be told, there's a grand total of two restaurants around these parts that serve up cuisine straight from the tiny Caribbean isle that birthed Bob Marley and the Rastafar ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 12, 2008
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