Looking for something a little different to eat? Well, Chow Bella is here to help. We spent the past year scouring the Valley to find the best ethnic restaurants. Here's a list worth saving for when you're looking for some great ethnic cuisine, no matter where you are in metro Phoenix.
I was watching the 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony the other day. I usually don't watch a lot of made-for-TV rock and roll stuff, mainly because they try to be everything to everybody, but I couldn't resist tuning in to watch the RRHOF rectify the biggest of many head-shaking omi ... More >>
Thanks to food television and the Internet, becoming educated on the cuisines of other countries is easier than ever. See also: - Café Ga Hyang: Fantastic Korean Food -- And It's Open Late - Old Town Sarajevo Is a Bread and Meat Lover's Dream But often, finding the restaurants that specialize in ... More >>
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 >>
For most of us the ceremony of drinking coffee means brewing a pot of joe in the morning and sipping it over the daily news, or more likely as we run out the door on our way to work. But in Ethiopia a coffee ceremony is one of the most integral parts of community life. The hours-long process takes ... More >>
If you haven't made it to the Biltmore Fashion Park's latest addition UNION -- a mix of 18 small, distinctive boutiques run by local vendors -- mark your calendars to visit on Monday, December 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. for Terra Madre Day. This international event is a celebration of slow food and eating ... More >>
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 >>
See also: Ethiopian Famous Restaurant & Coffee's Oddball Location Belies the Treats Inside Abebech Ejersa was beaming when I popped in her new place at 4111 East McDowell Road in Phoenix on Sunday. "I couldn't have done it without all the wonderful people who came to visit me," she said. Ejersa, ... More >>
Charges have been dropped against three African refugees who were arrested in August after one of them was accused of trying tried to pass through security at Sky Harbor International Airport with a fake bomb.Court documents suggested they were attempting to test the "effectiveness of screening p ... More >>
Trying to follow spices in an Indian kitchen can get complicated real fast, and it gets even more difficult when breaking apart the vast regional differences. We're breaking it down at The Dhaba with Punjabi flavors from North India.
Oddball location? You could say that. But don't be dissuaded. For those looking for tasty Ethiopian fare in Central Phoenix, this new restaurant, located behind a curtain in the back of a convenience store, holds a host of enticing dishes. It is, in a sense, a sort of Ethiopian speakeasy (minus the ... More >>
Do This: Ethiopian Coffee CeremonyWhen 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, some menu items. First Taste, as the name implies, is not a full-blown review, but instead a peek inside restaurants that have just o ... More >>
www.advertise.comWell...fake boom.While bringing a bomb to an airport is one of the stupider things a person can do. Bringing a fake bomb to an airport might be one of the stupidest -- but it certainly raises the question: why would someone do it?Three African refugees were arrested after one of ... More >>
Jonathan McNamaraGogol Bordello. See more shots in our Gogol Bordello slide show.Here are just a few of the scenes I witnessed last night at the Gogol Bordello concert at the Maruquee: Complete strangers linked arms like brothers and can-caned in a circle pit while avoiding incoming moshers. ... More >>
By Sloane Burwell Jeff Fischer isn’t your ordinary barista. After 20 years in the hospitality industry, he and his wife took ownership of Lux Coffee Bar, so that his wife could pursue her life’s dream of owning a coffee shop. Under his watchful eye and warm smile, Lux has emerged as more than a ... More >>
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