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Eating Out

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    September 25, 2014

    Taylor's Place in Arcadia Serves Persian and Lebanese Specialties at Night

    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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    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 >>

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    September 25, 2014
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    September 24, 2014

    Roasted Tomatoes from FnB: 100 Favorite Dishes

    Last year we marked the hundred day countdown to Best of Phoenix by sharing some of our favorite food folks' "Personal Best" lists. This year we're bringing back our list of 100 Favorite Dishes. Have a suggestion for a dish you'd like us to try? Leave it in the comments section or email lauren.saria ... More >>

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    September 24, 2014

    Welcome Diner to Open Chicken and Donut Restaurant in Phoenix

    We could pretty much live off the fried chicken and biscuit Little Birdy sandwich -- with beignets for dessert -- at Welcome Diner, and now all of that goodness is about to be available at a location southeast of Welcome Diner's current set-up. Although details on the new Michael Babcock venture ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2014

    Stephen Jones of Bootleggers: "I'm Just Going to Do The Damn Thing"

    Stephen Jones Executive Chef Bootleggers Modern American Smokehouse When we met with Stephen Jones late last week, it'd been just over a week since he started his new gig as executive chef of Bootleggers Modern American Kitchen. And in just that short amount of time, he'd already written a new m ... More >>

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    September 23, 2014

    Shrimp Quesadilla from Barrio Cafe: 100 Favorite Dishes

    Last year we marked the hundred day countdown to Best of Phoenix by sharing some of our favorite food folks' "Personal Best" lists. This year we're bringing back our list of 100 Favorite Dishes. Have a suggestion for a dish you'd like us to try? Leave it in the comments section or email lauren.saria ... More >>

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    September 23, 2014

    Arrogant Butcher in Phoenix: Happy Hour Report Card

    The Spot: Arrogant Butcher 2 E. Jefferson Phoenix http://www.foxrc.com/the_arrogant_butcher.html The Hours: Happy hour is from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday in the bar only. See also: Rokerij: Happy Hour Report Card

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2014

    Two Arizona Restaurants Make OpenTable's List of Best Restaurants for Foodies This Year

    Earlier this week OpenTable released an updated list of Top 100 Fit for Foodies Restaurants in America and this time only two Arizona restaurants made the cut. That's down from the five recognized by OpenTable last year. The list, which is compiled by "analyzing more than five million reviews of m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2014

    Tomaso Maggiore's Vivo! Ristorante in Scottsdale is Now Open; Here's the Menu

    The latest dining spot to come from Valley chef and restaurateur Tomaso Maggiore is now open at 6560 N. Scottsdale Road, in the same newly-built dining and retail complex as SumoMaya and Scramble. The restaurant and Italian marketplace is called Vivo! Ristorante and serves a menu of Italian cuisine ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2014

    Roosevelt Row's Chile Pepper Festival 2014: Nominate A Chile Pepper Champion

    Roosevelt Row will be heating up next weekend when the third annual Roosevelt Row Chile Pepper Festival goes down. The spicy event will take place on Saturday, September 27 at the A.R.T.S. Market from 5 to 11 p.m. In addition to naming a best chile pepper dish during the event, Roosevelt Row will ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2014

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

    Urban Ale Trail Saturday, September 20 This Saturday beer lovers will descend on downtown Phoenix's watering holes to participate in the inaugural Urban Ale Trail. The self-guided tour will guide drinkers to a number of downtown, midtown, and uptown restaurants and bars where they'll find beer sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2014

    Sol Diablo Cantina in Tempe Re-Open Under New Ownership; Here's the New Menu

    After closing in April, Sol Diablo Cantina in Tempe has reopened for business -- this time under a new owner: Luis Millan, a local entrepreneur and restaurateur. Millan brings substantial experience in the restaurant industry to the table, including time as the executive chef for Canteen Modern Tequ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2014

    Tsukuri Six from ShinBay: 100 Favorite Dishes

    Last year we marked the hundred day countdown to Best of Phoenix by sharing some of our favorite food folks' "Personal Best" lists. This year we're bringing back our list of 100 Favorite Dishes. Have a suggestion for a dish you'd like us to try? Leave it in the comments section or email lauren.saria ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2014

    The Pink Pony Hires Stephen K. Eldridge as New Executive Chef

    Since re-launching under new ownership earlier this year, Pink Pony has had a bumpy ride. For those who don't remember, here's a quick recap: Scottsdale' oldest restaurant re-opened with a new look and menu under executive chef Donald Fawcett in March. By July, we learned Fawcett and his entire staf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2014

    Mucho Macho Taco is Now Open: Bacon Tacos, Hummus Burritos, and Date Sweetened Horchata

    As of this week the neighborhood around 7th Avenue and Missouri has a new option for Mexican cuisine and that's Mucho Macho Taco, the restaurant concept from of Chilean-born Daniel Maldonado and partner Aaron Miller. Valley diners may know the Maldonado as part of the two-man team behind the defunct ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2014

    Win Tickets to the 2014 Best of Phoenix A'fare

    Get ready, y'all! Our Best of Phoenix issue comes out next week and that means it's time to celebrate. This year our annual party will be held at Burton Barr Central Library on Saturday, October 4 -- and you're invited. Join us as we celebrate with more than 30 local restaurants, nine bars, and pl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2014

    The Bakery PHX Shines with Mini Pies and Potato Knishes

    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 16, 2014

    10 Top Picks for Arizona Restaurant Week, Fall 2014

    With so many restaurants participating in this fall's edition of Arizona Restaurant Week -- which runs from Friday, September 19 to Sunday, September 28 -- it can be hard to tell where your dining dollars will be best spent. Thankfully, we're here to dish out some suggestions. Some of the restaurant ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2014

    Silvana Salcido Esparza on Barrio Queen: "I'm Proud of What I Did"

    Silvana Salcido Esparza Chef, Owner Barrio Cafe www.barriocafe.com If you haven't been paying close attention, then the last few weeks may have been a bit confusing in regards to what exactly James Beard Award nominated chef Silvana Salicido Esparza is and isn't up to these days. So first, let's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2014

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

    The Gladly Today through Thursday, September 16 Now through Thursday The Gladly is celebrating its one year anniversary by thanking customers with a few sweet -- and savory -- deals. All week the restaurant will be giving dine-in dinner guests one $1 Original Chopped Salad per table, as well as a ... More >>

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    September 15, 2014

    Pig Face Dumplings from Clever Koi: 100 Favorite Dishes

    Last year we marked the hundred day countdown to Best of Phoenix by sharing some of our favorite food folks' "Personal Best" lists. This year we're bringing back our list of 100 Favorite Dishes. Have a suggestion for a dish you'd like us to try? Leave it in the comments section or email lauren.saria ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2014

    Shabu Fondue: Chef Johnny Chu's Hot Pots Return in Style

    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 12, 2014

    5 New Places for Brunch in Metro Phoenix

    Bootleggers Modern American Smokehouse Bootleggers is looking to attract the brunch-time crowd with food and drink deals including $1 moonshine shots and Fried Chicken and Waffle Bites. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, the restaurant will be offering sangria pitchers, moonshine mimosas, and Epic B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2014

    5 Places to Eat on Long Island, N.Y.

    This time of year, conversations at Chow Bella staff meetings tend to turn to who's eaten what and where. With the summer travel season winding down, we bring you one last Food Tour.

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    September 12, 2014

    Escargot en Croute from Christopher's and Crush Lounge: 100 Favorite Dishes

    Last year we marked the hundred day countdown to Best of Phoenix by sharing some of our favorite food folks' "Personal Best" lists. This year we're bringing back our list of 100 Favorite Dishes. Have a suggestion for a dish you'd like us to try? Leave it in the comments section or email lauren.saria ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2014

    Mejico vs. Fuego Bistro: Seafood Chile Relleno Battle

    Any well-made chile relleno is just as good modest as it is dressed up. Stuff it fat with cheese? Perfect. Fill it with bright vegetables and a choice selection of meat? We're good with that, too. But those who don't consider Taco Bell Mexican food know the breading is just as important as the chili ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2014

    Bootleggers Modern American Kitchen Taps Stephen Jones as New Executive Chef

    For a while now, Bootleggers Modern American Steakhouse has been a ship without a captain -- or at least, an official one. Several months ago, executive chef James Fox and the restaurant quietly parted ways. Now owner Rick Phillips is ready to announce the restaurant's new culinary lead. And good n ... More >>

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    September 10, 2014

    Ramen Burger from Bitter and Twisted Cocktail Parlour: 100 Favorite Dishes

    Last year we marked the hundred day countdown to Best of Phoenix by sharing some of our favorite food folks' "Personal Best" lists. This year we're bringing back our list of 100 Favorite Dishes. Have a suggestion for a dish you'd like us to try? Leave it in the comments section or email lauren.saria ... More >>

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    September 9, 2014

    Stetson Chop from Cowboy Ciao: 100 Favorite Dishes

    Last year we marked the hundred day countdown to Best of Phoenix by sharing some of our favorite food folks' "Personal Best" lists. This year we're bringing back our list of 100 Favorite Dishes. Have a suggestion for a dish you'd like us to try? Leave it in the comments section or email lauren.saria ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2014

    Marigold Maison Indian Cuisine Opens Today in Former Bombay Spice Space

    About a year ago Bombay Spice, the Indian restaurant owned by JNK Concepts, made some big changes. The restaurant, originally located off Tatum and Shea, moved up the road to a new spot outside Paradise Valley Mall. It also went from serving a full menu with table service to being a Chiptole-style f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2014

    10 Best Waffles in Metro Phoenix

    Breakfast, the best and most important meal of the day, has an all-star confection in its ranks so good that even savory food lovers have to admit a craving every once and a while. No, we're not talking about pancakes. We're talking about the groovy, segmented, fluffy, and delicious waffle. Some pre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2014

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

    Spotted Donkey Cantina Tuesday, September 9 Tomorrow Spotted Donkey Cantina at el Pedregal in North Scottsdale will host a tequila dinner event featuring Tequila Chamucos. The five course dinner will start with appetizers including la canasta chips and salsas; cheese chicken quesadillas; and salmon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2014

    Matt Zdeb of SumoMaya: "I Don't Want Anyone to Walk Out of Here Unhappy"

    Matt Zdeb Executive Chef SumoMaya Mexican Asian Kitchen www.sumomaya.com When local restaurant owner German Osio announced his plans to open an ambitious Mexican-Asian restaurant last summer, he immediately made SumoMaya one of 2014's most-anticipated dining spots. Then Osio stoked the fire even ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2014

    10 Best Things I Ate and Drank in August

    Many restaurants are getting ready to reopen for the fall season, which means we can get ready to see a whole slew of new fall menus. And while I'm excited to see what's coming down the bend, I'll be sad to see some of my favorite summer dishes fall off menus until next year. This month's best eats ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2014

    Ten Handcrafted American Fare Brings Southern-Style Comforts to The Esplanade

    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 5, 2014

    The Reservations-Only Trend Hits Phoenix, and We're Not Happy About It

    A few weeks ago, I figured I'd sneak into Bitter & Twisted, one of Phoenix's newest upscale bars, to eat and drink for a Happy Hour Report Card before the dinner rush hit. At about 4:30 p.m. on a Thursday, I walked in to find a mostly empty restaurant and a rather dismissive-looking waitstaff. "Do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2014

    Shabu Fondue Opens Saturday in Phoenix: Hot Pots Return from Chef Johnny Chu

    It's been a few months since Johnny Chu's T. Spot (formerly Tien Wong) closed its doors and left a giant, gaping hot pot hole in our Valley dining scene. But don't worry, Asian fondue lovers. That's about to change. The chef's new hot pot restaurant, named Shabu Fondue, will open at 7822 N. 12 Str ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2014

    Pig Ear Pad Thai from The Local: 100 Favorite Dishes

    Last year we marked the hundred day countdown to Best of Phoenix by sharing some of our favorite food folks' "Personal Best" lists. This year we're bringing back our list of 100 Favorite Dishes. Have a suggestion for a dish you'd like us to try? Leave it in the comments section or email lauren.saria ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2014

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

    Morning Glory Opening Friday, September 5 Next week The Farm at South Mountain will reopen for its 21st season and the first of the farm's dining outlets to open will be the popular breakfast and brunch spot, Morning Glory Cafe. Starting tomorrow, Friday, September 5, Morning Glory will be open Tue ... More >>

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    September 4, 2014

    Stingray Sushi in Scottsdale Has Closed; New Location to Open in Chandler This Fall

    After a decade of success in Old Town Scottsdale, the original location of Stingray Sushi has closed its doors. The restaurant's lease is up, but owners say they're already looking for a new location in the area. The goal is to reopen a Scottsdale sushi outlet in 2015. In the meantime, there's ple ... More >>

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    September 4, 2014

    Noca in Phoenix Closes Suddenly for "House Cleaning"

    Don't panic just yet. According to a sign posted on the door, Noca is closed for "house cleaning." But the cryptic note doesn't give any details about when the restaurant will reopen -- if at all.

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    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 >>

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    September 3, 2014

    The Delmonico from Steak 44: 100 Favorite Dishes

    Last year we marked the hundred day countdown to Best of Phoenix by sharing some of our favorite food folks' "Personal Best" lists. This year we're bringing back our list of 100 Favorite Dishes. Have a suggestion for a dish you'd like us to try? Leave it in the comments section or email lauren.saria ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2014

    7 Places to Get Artisan Bread in Arizona

    There's nothing quite like the aroma of freshly baked bread. If you ask us, it's one of the most beautiful smells in the world. And the good news is you don't have to look all that far to find it. There are several bakeries and restaurants in town that offer freshly baked bread regularly. We could ... More >>

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    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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    September 2, 2014

    Foie Gras Bread Pudding from Barrelhouse: 100 Favorite Dishes

    Last year we marked the hundred day countdown to Best of Phoenix by sharing some of our favorite food folks' "Personal Best" lists. This year we're bringing back our list of 100 Favorite Dishes. Have a suggestion for a dish you'd like us to try? Leave it in the comments section or email lauren.saria ... More >>

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    September 2, 2014

    Chino Bandido in Chandler: Happy Hour Report Card

    The Spot: Chino Bandido 1825 W Chandler Blvd, Chandler http://www.chinobandido.com/ The Hours: Happy hour at the Chandler location is from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily. See also: 10 Freebies and Other Restaurant Deals in Metro Phoenix

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    August 29, 2014

    Arizona Mills' New Food Hall: Burritos By Chef Silvana Salcido Esparza and Sad Noodle Soup

    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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    August 29, 2014

    Blueberry Ginger Macaron from French Grocery: 100 Favorite Dishes

    Last year we marked the hundred day countdown to Best of Phoenix by sharing some of our favorite food folks' "Personal Best" lists. This year we're bringing back our list of 100 Favorite Dishes. Have a suggestion for a dish you'd like us to try? Leave it in the comments section or email lauren.saria ... More >>

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