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Eating Out

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    November 21, 2014

    5 Places to Eat and Drink on Thanksgiving Eve in Metro Phoenix

    Crudo On Thanksgiving Eve, chef Cullen Campbell and the Crudo crew will host the second annual Put a Bird on It Party. In keeping with the avarian theme, the bar will serve drinks such as the Duck Duck Moose, made with Ayelsbury Duck Vodka, Hum Botanical Liqueur, lemon, and maple syrup, and the Bi ... More >>

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    November 21, 2014

    With New Menu, Chef Kelly Fletcher at The Revival in Tempe Has Finally Hit His Stride

    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 >>

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    November 21, 2014

    Phoenix Sky Harbor Restaurants: An Updated Field Guide to Airport Dining

    Heading home for the holidays? Yeah, us too and that means a trip to the airport. We had our share of delays and cancellations due to last winter's horrific weather back East and this year's winter travel season is not looking much better so far. The good news is that there are even more local res ... More >>

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    November 20, 2014

    3 Best Things to Eat and Drink This Weekend in Metro Phoenix

    NovemBEER Festival Saturday, November 22 Did you get your tickets yet? If not, don't worry. There's still time because we know you want to be there this Saturday for New Times' first NovemBEER Festival. The brew-centric fest will go down at the Arizona Center in downtown Phoenix from noon to 5 p.m. ... More >>

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    November 19, 2014

    Revo Pizzabar in Tempe: Fast-Cooked Pizzas and a Full Bar -- and It Delivers

    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

    November 19, 2014

    German Osio to Open Kale & Clover in North Scottsdale Later This Year

    Local restauranteur German Osio, the man behind such spots as Local Bistro and SumoMaya, has plans to expand his collection of dining spots by one later this year. In December, Osio and the Osio Culinary Group team plan to open a fourth restaurant called Kale & Clover: Mindful Kitchen at 20511 N. ... More >>

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    November 19, 2014

    Noble Eatery: Jason Raducha and Claudio Urciuoli to Open Wood-Fired Oven Focused Restaurant

    If you're a fan of artisan micro-bakery Noble Bread, then you'll be happy to hear the duo behind it -- baker Jason Raducha and chef-partner Claudio Uricuoli -- have plans to open a lunch restaurant in Central Phoenix later this year. Called Noble Eatery, the new dining spot will be located at 2201 ... More >>

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    November 18, 2014

    5 Metro Phoenix Restaurants That Your Vegetarian Friends Won't Hate

    We've all been there: You are trying to figure out a place to meet your friends for food, but you get stuck trying to please both the carnivores and the herbivores in your crowd. The meat-eaters have choked down tempeh at all the usual vegan haunts, the vegetarians have spent countless nights consum ... More >>

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    November 18, 2014

    At Southern Rail in Phoenix, Chef Justin Beckett Does Southern Fare with Finesse

    At first glance, there's plenty about Justin Beckett's Southern Rail to suggest it's going to be just another pileup of overworked dining trends. There's the rustic­-meets­-Steampunk décor, the open kitchen, the communal table set with mismatched flatware, Homer Laughlin diner ware, and dishtowel ... More >>

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    November 18, 2014

    Barrio Avion: Chef Silvana Salcido Esparza Has Opened a Restaurant at Sky Harbor Terminal 2

    Just weeks after announcing her plans to open a second restaurant at The Yard in Phoenix, chef Silvana Salcido Esparza has unveiled a new fast-casual concept in Terminal 2 at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. Called Barrio Avion, the restaurant takes a cue from Tinta Mexicana, a concept Esparza designed f ... More >>

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    November 18, 2014

    Blasted Barley Beer Co. and Restaurant Is Now Open on Mill Avenue in Tempe

    Heads up, Tempe! You've got a new dining destination that also will serve its own house-brewed beers -- eventually. For now, the new Blasted Barley Beer Co. pours 30 craft beer varieties and a menu of elevated bar fare courtesy of executive chef Jason Shaw. The restaurant and brewery has taken ove ... More >>

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    November 18, 2014

    Happy Hour at The Beverly in Scottsdale

    We'll admit some skepticism when the people behind The Vig took over Mabel's on Main. After all, they had big shoes to fill with the former Aaron May concept being known as an Old Town hotspot for craft cocktails for years. However, with some modest upgrades, the already moody, luxe, vintage-inspire ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2014

    10 Thanksgiving Dinner Options in Metro Phoenix

    Turkey day is rapidly approaching and you might have already planned your full menu. However, for those less culinarily inclined, there are many options for both dine in and take out Thanksgiving dinner options. Ranging from traditional and homey to upscale and classy, you can choose your own advent ... More >>

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    November 17, 2014

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

    Spiga Cucina Italiana Monday, November 17 This week north Scottsdale will welcome a new dining destination to the scene when Spiga Cucina Italiana opens its doors to the public. The new restaurant comes courtesy of Toronto-based restaurateurs Paula and Fernando Esteves (Spuntini Ristorante) and lo ... More >>

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    November 17, 2014

    Cooks and Corks at the Four Seasons in Scottsdale Offered a Beautiful Setting and Upscale Cuisine

    On Friday night, hundreds of food-loving Phoenicians headed to the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North to celebration the kick-off of this year's Scottsdale Culinary Festival at the Cooks and Corks event. More than a dozen local chefs participated in this year's event, serving top-qualit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2014

    5 Best Ethnic Dishes in Metro Phoenix

    Earlier this year, New Times celebrated the cream of the crop with our 36th annual Best of Phoenix edition. Here are our top picks for ethnic dishes in metro Phoenix. See also: 12 Best Ethnic Restaurants in Metro Phoenix Best Ramen: Hana Japanese Eatery A wise chef once told us that there are as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2014

    Fez on Central Moving to New Expanded Location Early Next Year

    After nearly 10 years at 3815 North Central Avenue, Fez is on the move. The restaurant -- known for its specialty cocktails, approachable food, and impeccable style -- will relocate to a new spot in the early part of 2015. In addition to offering a slightly larger dining room, Fez's new home will ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2014

    Paz Cantina in Downtown Phoenix: Solid Tacos That Could Use a Little Heat

    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 >>

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    November 13, 2014

    The Cultured Pearl (Formerly Pearl Sushi Lounge) Is Now Open in Scottsdale

    Even if you never went there yourself chances are good that you've at least heard of Pearl Sushi Lounge. The now defunct restaurant was generally well-known among Scottsdale-ites as "that place with happy hour all day, every day"...which is probably the only reason people might miss the scene-over-c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2014

    10 Places to Order Holiday Pies in Metro Phoenix

    We are all about that pie here at Chow Bella. With our annual Pie Social just around the corner we've definitely got pie on the mind. But don't worry, the pie love doesn't have to stop after the event this Saturday. Plenty of local restaurants, bakeries, and chefs will have pies available for pre-or ... More >>

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    November 11, 2014

    5 Veterans Day Dining Deals in Metro Phoenix

    We're thankful for our veterans and active military members 365 days a year, but today local businesses are giving a salute to vets by offering a handful of special Veterans Day deals. Here are five local dining and drinking spots where military members, active and retired, can cash in on a special ... More >>

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    November 11, 2014

    Short Leash Hog Dogs Is Now Open at Union at Biltmore -- and It Has Doughnuts

    Short Leash Hot Dogs second brick-and-mortar restaurant is now open inside Union at the Biltmore Fashion Park. Unlike Short Leash Short Lease, the restaurant's semi-permanent pop-up restaurant that opened in a different spot at Union earlier this year, the new restaurant is going to be a permanent f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2014

    Meet the Jackfruit

    I don't eat meat. I also don't eat fake meat. I also don't expect you to care about what I eat, or to change your own diet because of what I have to say. But I will note that the meat-free market largely lends itself to the development of super fake foodstuffs -- oddly textured, unnaturally formed, ... More >>

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    November 11, 2014

    Happy Hour at Second Story Liquor Bar in Scottsdale

    Second Story Liquor Bar sits above Old Town Scottsdale's Gelato Spot off of Scottsdale Road just north of Indian School. Tommy Plato owns both restaurants, but SSLB is clearly a labor of love. Pulling in the talents of Josh Brascher, a relatively young and very up-and-coming chef, in the kitchen and ... More >>

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    November 10, 2014

    10 Best Restaurants for Fried Chicken in Metro Phoenix

    You might not realize it, but we bet you could go for a plate of fried chicken right now. It's true. We know because it's impossible (for most of us) not to enjoy a well-prepared plate of fried chicken. There's something deeply satisfying about picking up a piece of crispy meat that's covered in a c ... More >>

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    November 10, 2014

    Nathan Brown, Menu Designer for US Airways, on What It Takes to Make Airplane Food

    Nathan Brown Menu Design Specialist US Airways Every year, thousands of people eat Nathan Brown's food. They consume the meals that he's crafted in locations far and wide...and high. That's because you won't find anything he's created at a brick-and-mortar restaurant or even in a roaming food truc ... More >>

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    November 10, 2014

    Welcome Chicken Donuts in Phoenix: Asian Fried Chicken and Kick-Ass Artisan Donuts

    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

    November 7, 2014

    Wild Game Sports Grill Brings Smoked Wings and Happy Hour Deals to Central Phoenix

    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 >>

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    November 6, 2014

    International House of Food in Phoenix: Don't Pass It By

    For the past two years, we've been eyeing a restaurant on Van Buren just west of Seventh Avenue. There are bars on the windows and the building doesn't really look inviting. Then there's the name: International House of Food. The painted lettering on the building promises American, Mexican, and Chin ... More >>

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    November 6, 2014

    Barrio Urbano: Chef Silvana Salcido Esparza to Open Restaurant at The Yard in Phoenix

    "It almost feels as though I am destined to never open a restaurant from ground-up," chef Silvana Salcido Esparza wrote in a message to Chow Bella on Thursday night. Yet again, she'll be taking over a space abandoned by a shuttered restaurant. This time Esparza's taking her talent and unique brand ... More >>

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    November 6, 2014
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    November 5, 2014

    5 Best Things I Ate and Drank in October

    Though we're already charging into the month of November, I have to admit I'm still reeling from the drama of last last month. Saying good-bye to some well-loved spots -- including Noca, The Local, and soon, Petite Maison -- made October seem at times like a never-ending slew of bad news. Looking ba ... More >>

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    November 4, 2014

    Barbecue at Astor House in Coronado: Hit and Miss -- and Hold the Sauce

    I rave so often and so loudly about Tuck Shop, my friends believe I'm an investor in the popular restaurant. And I dine so frequently at Vovomeena, the staff and I are on a first­-name basis. But I admit to having abandoned Astor House, a smallish eatery in the Coronado neighborhood that's operated ... More >>

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    November 4, 2014

    Jeffrey Amber of Forge Pizza on Costco Pizza and Differences Between Phoenix and The Bay

    Jeffrey Amber Executive Chef Forge Pizza 2502 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix www.theforgepizza.com "I want it to be a pizza party," says chef Jeffrey Amber of the three-week-old Forge Pizza Phoenix. "I want it to be fun." The 1,500 square foot eatery is the third Forge Pizza location to come from the ... More >>

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    November 4, 2014

    The Normal at Graduate Tempe: Red Velvet Waffles and Bottomless Cups of Coffee

    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 >>

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    November 4, 2014

    After Nearly 60 Years, Monti's La Casa Vieja in Tempe to Close Later This Month

    When it comes to Arizona landmarks, you can hardly ignore Monti's La Casa Vieja. Located in the historic adobe Hayden House on Mill Avenue, the restaurant is not only the oldest eatery in Tempe, but also the oldest continually occupied building in metro Phoenix. The steakhouse been open since 1956 ... More >>

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    October 31, 2014

    The Standard in Scottsdale Is Now Serving Brunch; Here's the Menu

    There are a lot of reasons to love brunch. For starters, it's an acceptable reason to drink before noon and secondly -- well, actually, do you need another reason? North Scottsdale residents looking for a new place to get their brunch on can now head to The Standard, the market/bar/restaurant that ... More >>

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    October 30, 2014

    Angry Crab Shack and BBQ in Phoenix Brings Southern-Style Surf 'n' Turf to Arcadia

    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 >>

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    October 30, 2014

    Happy Hour Report Card: Sushi Brokers in Phoenix

    The Spot: Sushi Brokers in the Arcadia area of Phoenix 4419 E. Indian School Rd. Phoenix 602-515-5000 http://www.sushibrokers.com The Hours:Happy hour is everyday from 3 to 6 p.m. See also: Earnest: Happy Hour Report Card

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    October 29, 2014

    Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar in Gilbert Is Now Open; Here's the Menu

    If we had to pick a favorite Fox Restaurant Concept, it might very well be Zinburger that takes the prize. The five-restaurant chain hits the nail on the head with reliably friendly service and a menu of modern burger creations always made with certified Angus Beef -- or better. So that's why we'r ... More >>

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    October 29, 2014

    Petite Maison's Halloween Offal Menu Is Back -- Plus a Last Hurrah Dinner

    Whether we like it or not, in a few weeks Petite Maison will be gone for good. As we told you earlier this month, the restaurant has been sold to new owners who will change the name and concept. The good news is that you have a few chances to wine and dine with Petite Maison's chef James Porter an ... More >>

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    October 28, 2014

    J&G Steakhouse at the Phoenician Brings Flavors of Fall to The Table With New Menu

    Even the drive up to J&G Steakhouse, located at the Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale, feels luxurious. A winding road leads you up and up until you reach the driveway of the resort, perched at the base of Camelback Mountain, when you can leave your car and enter one of the Valley's more beautiful and ... More >>

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    October 28, 2014

    But First, Dessert: Casa Filipina is Great With Sweets And The Savory Side is Worth Exploring

    I've been eating it my whole life. I know the truth. Filipino food isn't sexy. There's little glamor in a reddish-brown stew of bitter vegetables in garlicky shrimp paste sauce or a whole fried fish that stares at you unblinkingly as you separate bits of meat from its skeleton. This food doesn't ma ... More >>

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    October 27, 2014

    10 Best Places for Soup in Metro Phoenix

    Soup making is an under appreciated art. A good broth on its own can be deeply complex and flavorful, building a solid base for all of the ingredients that go into it. Handmade noodles, fresh, seasonal vegetables, and a fair amount of regional spices can be seen in soups across the world, though sou ... More >>

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    October 27, 2014

    Tracy Dempsey of Tracy Dempsey Originals Makes Original Bacon Pecan Brittle

    Today, we put bacon in everything. Seriously, everything. We're talking about bacon mayonnaise, bacon vodka, and yes, even bacon lube. But a decade ago, that wasn't the case. So in 2004, when chef Tracy Dempsey decided to put some pork belly in a dessert, the reception wasn't what you'd expect give ... More >>

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    October 23, 2014

    GRAZ Kitchen Fresh Is Now Open in Chandler; Here's the Menu

    Chandler-ites looking for a breakfast and lunch destination can add a new restaurant and juice bar to their list of options. GRAZ Kitchen Fresh, located at 1005 S. Arizona Avenue in the San Tan Gateway Center, opened earlier this month and is serving a menu of salads, sandwiches, and juices. Break ... More >>

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    October 23, 2014

    3 Best Places to Eat and Drink This Weekend in Metro Phoenix

    Phoenix Food Day Friday, October 24 Tomorrow you can head to Ceasar Chavez Plaza in downtown Phoenix to help celebrate healthy, sustainable and affordable food at Phoenix Food Day. The free event will bring 50 exhibitors representing restaurants and local food groups to offer attendees with food s ... More >>

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    October 23, 2014

    The Mission @ Minder Binder Brings Tempe History to Life -- But the Food's Not So Good

    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 >>

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    October 23, 2014

    Twenty Highland Tavern: Happy Hour Report Card

    The Spot: 20 Highland Tavern 4701 N. 20th St. Phoenix http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/service/20-highland-tavern The Hours: Happy hour is from 4 to 6 p.m. daily. See also:FEZ in Phoenix: Happy Hour Report Card

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    October 22, 2014

    Kelly Fletcher's The Revival Revamps Menu from New American to Mexican

    Earlier this summer, Tempe said goodbye to long-standing Mexican restaurant Mucho Gusto to make room for a new concept from well-known local chef Kelly Fletcher. After closing down for a month of renovations, the restaurant re-opened as The Revival, a neighborhood spot with an eclectic menu of inter ... More >>

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